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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to Build a Piano - Prepared Piano

Today we talked about, and listened to John Cage's music, including 2 short works for "prepared piano."  While we gave you a definition and description of how the piano is prepared, this youtube video done by a teacher from New England Conservatory will give you an even better concept of how these sounds are achieved in Cage's work.

How a "prepared piano" is prepared. (click here)

While you are there on youtube, at the right, you'll be offered many selections of prepared piano works to listen to, and related videos.

Kara Dahl Russell

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