I am also impacted by my piano teacher and my friend who I shall call "Ms. E" (no, she's not married to Mr. Elton). And my parents are big impacts on my life.
These guys impact/influence my writing (especially the first guy!).
I also think the TV shows and movies I watch and the books I read have a big impact on my life which I don't necessarily think is always a good thing....
I had a million things to blog about today but they've seemed to all float out of my brain.... So I'll talk about music.
In piano lessons my teacher gave be some Haydn to sight read and in saxophone lessons my homework was even easier: go onto youtube and look up and listen to some Astor Piazzolla. If I like him, I'll start an Astor Piazzolla sax book next week.
I like him!
Astor Piazzolla has strange music. Upright bass, violin, piano, and a concertina type thingy.
My sax teacher says that the boys usually hate his stuff but the girls love it. Since I fall into the category "girl" I love his music. I like odd sounding music and this is very odd! It's kind of tango mixed with jazz mixed with classical. Here is some Astor Piazzolla on saxophone (it sounds CRAZY difficult!)
Piazzolla's music sounds like a mix of the Sherlock Holmes movie soundtrack and the first song on the Tintin soundtrack to me.... and I find his music strangely Sherlocky.
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