I get some unusual requests from my piano students. Case in point: a middle-school student who'd been playing with a backmasking app and thought it'd be fun to learn to play Bohemian Rhapsody backwards.
Sure, I said, stalling. The next recital isn't for three months. Why don't we start with you learning it forward?
So then this happened. A reconstruction involving mirror-imaging, cut-and-pasting, and a whole lotta pages. We had to do a lot of rewriting to make this understandable in music notation. At…Read more