Tuesday, 8 January 2019

this is not america

Via Boing Boing, comedian and musician (and frequent contributor to Quite Interesting) Bill Bailey gave an entertaining and informative presentation on the differences between major and minor keys and how the tonic tensions and resolutions affect the character of the tune being played. His rendition of the Star Spangled Banner (beginning at 2:02, previously) takes on a wholly different dynamic and indeed comes across a bit Russian.