Wednesday, January 14, 2009

learning from the funnies

I learned something new today. Thanks NYT!

Apparently Schroeder was actually playing Beethoven tunes in the "Peanuts" cartoons. And, in a secret-code-like precursor to listening to the Beatles backwards for Satanic messages, the actual passages Schultz quoted in the strip "enhance" the joke or the emotion or the character.

Who knew?


Applecart T. said...

i read that too. i always suspected i was missing something. i think i tried to read the music once, but my gradeschool training of FACE and EGBDF was not enough. i was jealous of people who could read music, could pick up a sheet and sing something they had never heard.

hearmysong said...

you kind of have to have a keyboard of some sort nearby. i think i tried playing a snippet once, but my overall lack of Beethoven-related intelligence prevented the pitch-picking from enhancing my reading experience.