Kids’ cartoons and learning piano

One of the reasons I signed up for piano lessons was because I’d flipped through the Alfred Adult All-in-One Piano Course Level 2 book and found myself skipping pasts songs I didn’t recognize. Light and Blue? Theme from Solace? La Raspa? Mexican Hat Dance?

I looked up Youtube videos of people playing. So, this mysterious La Raspa?

And the Mexican Hat Dance?

Is it just me, or were those in Looney Tunes or something similar?

I may have wasted hours of my life watching cartoons as a kid, but if those memories now encourage me to get through all these piano pieces, maybe they weren’t such a waste after all. =)

Then there’s the link between Looney Tunes and opera… I wonder what surprising connections these childhood pastimes will make?

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