Spring Recital Survey Results!
The results are in!
At yesterday’s spring recital (May 2nd, 2015) we had some very interesting results. When asked what your favorites were:
- 82% percent of The Music Abode students are in favor of Beethoven over Bach. What a twist since our final 2:30 recital had 5 Bach pieces!
Beethoven is famous for his 5th Symphony, Fur Elise, and Ode to Joy (theme from 9th Symphony) along with his ability to compose following his hearing loss. He also was part of the transition away from classical baroque to the romantic era, which make his compositions truly unique. On the other hand, Bach was able to create very enlightened music during the constraints of baroque culture of his time.
Beethoven’s Concerto no. 9 is arguably one of Beethoven’s most beautiful piano concertos will be performed by Barry Douglas and the Pacific Symphony this week at Segerstrom (May 7th- 9th)
- The closest contenders were Orchestra or Band. And the winner is, Band by 58% of votes. Although we have a majority of piano students at The Music Abode, and piano is a stringed instrument found in the Orchestra, I know many of our students also play multiple instruments and participate in their school bands. My favorite thing about the piano is it teaches all notes and music theory fundamentals that can be applied to all instruments!
- When it comes to warming up on your instrument, our students prefer scales over arpeggios (my personal favorite) by 79%
- Original compositions are full of artist creativity and sometimes show some personal vulnerability. Remixes or covers, can sometimes be flowing with even more creativity by collaborating with the original composition and taking it to another level. The Music Abode students voted 59% for the Original!
- Our final survey question was whether students prefer Recording Studio or Live Performance. While we didn’t specify whether this was in reference to an artist they like, or the students themselves, I think since it was performance day, there may been a bit of a bias, 74% voted for Live Performance!