Alas. The pitfalls of classical piano songs. I used to play piano for a bit, then I quit. But the funny thing is I never learned the names of the songs I played. It would always be, "Yeah, I'm playing Beethoven," or "I'm playing Chopin." People would always ask me, "What's the name of hte song you played?" and I would always stutter.

This is the problem for stars like Beethoven and Mozart and Chopin. They could be HUGE for the teenage market if the classical pianists would simply rename their songs.

"Chopin Nocturne in Eflat major - Opus 9" is not as catchy as "In Da Club." It also makes downloading the music close to impossible. I mean, have you tried to use WinMX and download any Chopin nocturne's? They're always simply labelled as Chopin - nocturne as if Chopin only wrote one f'ing Nocturne in his whole life.

And don't get me started on the pianists. For whatever reasons, I cannot find a recording of Chopin's Eflat major Opus 9 that I like. All the pianists that I have (I think WinMX only has two versions) do some weird syncopated crap or gloss over the details. It's really annoying.

So anyways, I'm going to start labelling my Chopin songs with catchier titles. Maybe then Chopin will start to be incredibly popular.
Posted by roy on June 15, 2003 at 10:31 PM | 2 Comments

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Comment posted on June 16th, 2003 at 07:13 PM
another problem i have most of the time people ask me what "songs" i play (btw, let me be annoying here, it is pieces not songs! ) is that after i tell them the name they usually have this blank face like "oh...that means nothing to me" look, if the names were cooler i bet they would be a whole lot more interested....
Comment posted on June 16th, 2003 at 02:00 AM
like, with "back that ass up", hell yea baby!