Monday, November 07, 2011

Life is just a bowl of fricking cherries

Seeing that I am moreorless confined to barracks at the moment, I scratch around for things to do that won't upset my hips, knees and bumpsadaisy. So I have begun to brave the complexities of my new keyboard. The basic grand piano setting is majestic, even if all I have played so far is the Teddy Bears' Picnic. Beyond that, styles and voices and rhythms and tempi are areas of mystery.
I have resolved to go back to playing from the dots instead of the freewheeling improvisation that is my wont. Then I caught sight of this cartoon.
Anybody want to hear the Teddy Bears' Picnic played in 5/4 time?

2 comments:

mscriver said...

Yes, yes! Teddy Bear's Picnic is what I sing when I confront a bear in the woods. They turn and run. Every time. Hmmm.

I recommend "Audacity" which is googlable, a free download, easy to use. I think short stuff can be posted on blogspot.

Prairie Mary

Old Scrote said...

I am sure you know what a hapax legomenon is. I am a collector of phrases that by their nature can only have been used once. Mary mia, you have produced a stunner "Teddy Bears' Picnic is what I sing when I confront a bear in the woods". What are the chances of anyone else anywhere else ever saying that?
I don't think I will need Audacity, but thanks anyway.