Discovering Classical Music
By David Smith October 11, 2010
(Purpose to compare learning to read and learning how to handle a musical instrument; and the dedication of a great composer
To develop a skill to read, and the appreciation to study classical music takes time. “IT IS WORTH IT!”)
Embarrassing to read and mumble over words;
A jerky movement with hesitations uninsured;
Unfamiliar names with constantans out of whack;
Trying to make it flow, to not acquire the knack.
That’s how I felt last night when I read.
Discovering classical music, composers’ names I dread.
And hearing the compositions; the loud and the soft;
And cannon fire and muskets to a climatic knot.
It was exciting to be carried by the mood.
The Lone Ranger Theme put me in the grove.
Reminded me of Mighty Mouse when I was small
Exposed to classical music put me in aha
Now; I am older, to appreciate the beat.
A symphony orchestra is really neat.
To make it smooth, the team work of each player.
Like pronouncing names, the familiarity to savour;
To stumble over words, a challenge, I can see.
Rhyming notes together, talent well beyond me.