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Zoe Keating in the PT Studios
Zoe Keating is a classically-trained cellist. But she uses more than a cello and a bow to make music. She also uses a computer and a set of foot pedals to create musical loops and layers, improvising and recording on the fly. She recently joined host Fred Child in the PT studios for conversation and her unique brand of avant cello music. We'll hear her arrangement of the slow movement from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
Impress your friends at your next party or gathering! Piano Puzzlers gathers together the sheet music to 32 of the best piano puzzlers so that you can be the toast of your next party or gathering. The puzzlers serves as a great icebreaker for any occasion to get the conversation rolling.
Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question. The Piano Puzzler® with Bruce Adolphe is available for download and as a podcast.