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Topic: Sad pieces for kids  (Read 182 times)

Offline akacapharnaum

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Sad pieces for kids
on: January 14, 2023, 09:41:09 PM
Hi everyone,
So i'm writing a paper on child piano pedagogy. And I was wondering; do kids like to play sad piano music?
Do they enjoye it as much as a basic piece like a march or such? I can not remember if I liked it. So if anyone knows, tell me!

Offline lelle

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Re: Sad pieces for kids
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 06:31:59 PM
I do not know what kids in general prefer, but I know I liked dramatic pieces in minor way more than silly marches in major and similar stuff when I was a kid learning to play ;)

Offline catesco

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Re: Sad pieces for kids
Reply #2 on: February 18, 2023, 09:32:32 AM
I hated jaunty pieces when I was young - as I hated nursery rhymes. I much preferred more emotional pieces when I was about 8 -10 years old. - Mendelssohn On Wings of Song was a particular favourite, Ave Maria, Tchaikovsky The Legend, (The Crown of Roses) and  None but the Weary Heart. I still prefer that type of music. I think the idea that minor keys are sad isn’t quite right - I can think of a lot of very sad songs which are in major keys. I like to think of minors as more interesting and mysterious.

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