I Love Listening to Music Performed Live
I’ve already covered live bands and acoustic music in a couple of other posts, so this may be an unnecessary post to you, but bands and acoustic performances leave a lot of music categories out of the picture. So I thought I give you just a few more thoughts about music that I really couldn’t elaborate on in the other articles. Harp music, for example. I couldn’t very well include that in the section on live performance bands, now could I? I guess I could have covered it in the acoustic section, but it just didn’t seem to fit with guitars and violins, or at least that was my opinion. I love watching skilled harpists. You don’t see them very often, and yet they offer such beautiful music, I wonder why they’re not more popular at weddings and other occasions.
OK, you got me. If you’re looking at the picture below and wondering why I have a photo of a violin on this page, it’s only because it’s the best music image I could find to put here. I know I could have included it on the acoustic page, but oh well, nobody’s perfect. I could have added a photo of an accordion or piano, but to be honest, I just loved this image of a violin. Kind of artsy, don’t you think? But even though it shows a violin, I would like to talk about other types of music that didn’t fit on my other music pages. How about the accordion? I know someone that was an accordion player, and it was so fun watching him play. It looks to me like it is a very complicated instrument, which is partly why it’s fun to watch a person play one. However, it seems to be even less popular than the harp, so I won’t talk much about it here, other than the fact that I personally like both the harp and accordion.
Another instrument that I love is the saxophone. I think I’m not alone here because there is something magical about the sound of a well-played sax. The saxophone is considered a woodwind instrument even though they are usually made from brass, and they a mouthpiece and reed similar to what you’ll find on a clarinet. Check out my jazz saxophone page for more of my thoughts, and of course my favorites.
Lastly, there’s the piano. I absolutely love good piano music. I am very close to someone that is a concert pianist, and wow, can he play. It’s just amazing to me how fast his fingers move sometimes. My personal preference is listening to a piano rendition that has a great melody, but some of the classical music doesn’t have what I call a good melody. However, when the fingering becomes so fast it can still be fun to listen to and watch even without a recognizable melody.