Saturday, October 24, 2009

Piazzolla Goes To School

Maybe more accurately, Grace Jones's version of Piazzolla's Libertango goes to school and is met by a room full of soprano recorder players and two reluctant percussionists. Today's video provides a nice example of video editing and a chance to see the next Patricio "Toribio" Rijos developing his skills on the guiro.

If you want to try this in your own classroom, a place to start is the Schott Play-Along version of Libertango or, if your school has the usual budget problems you can make your own "Play-Along" starting with this YouTube Karaoke track. Have fun.

Many thanks to the folks at Asturias based Musical Blogies for sharing this video.

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To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this nice post about our school work.

    From my point of view as a music teacher in High Schools, pupils without professional music experience can learn more about a composer when they do performances like this one.

    I hope that Piazzolla would also agree.