Phony Piano Playing
I love a good drama, and particularly I watch quite a few detective shows. What really bugs me about these shows is when certain details are phony. What details?
- I hate it when a phone number is given with the exchange (555). These originated, as I understand it, because some - shall we say challenged? - individuals would dial up the numbers mentioned during the shows.
- Pianists, showing their hands playing. This one I rarely do enjoy, but generally I despise these!
Why do I despise most instances of individuals playing the piano in a show or movie? Because it is altogether phony. The person is not playing the instrument... they don't know how! Now an alternative is to show the person behind the piano, simulating playing without showing his or her hands. I have no problem with that.
What has to be probably the worst offending show in this regard? Columbo . The "pianist" rests his fingers on the keyboard and doesn't move them to the left or to the right! Yet the notes vary considerably. Does this irk you as well? Well, likely not if you've never played. What if you have played?
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