Do you ever have music playing over and over in your head, making you nutty because you can't remember the name of the song or the composer? Or am I the only one who has this discombobulation occur? It happens to me all the time with classical music. I am pretty good about distinguishing a Mozart from a Bach, but there is always that illusive piece I can't quite put my finger on. So, I embark on a wild quest to identify it. If I don't, it stays in my head like a broken record, and drives me mad.
It doesn't help to hum it to WT. First of all, he's not really an expert on classical music. And secondly, even though I am lucky enough to have perfect pitch, my voice seldom does what my brain tells it. So, when I la-la-tee-da in my monotone style, no one can tell what the heck music I'm conveying, even though it's playing perfectly loud and clear in my head.
I'm happy to say, since the arrival of the internet, there are a few options that help me avoid total classical music insanity.
1. Post the question on a classical music forum. For example, you can ask if anyone can tell you what piece starts out with CCGEE, etc.
2. Search albums on Amazon. There's usually sound clips from each piece. This might take a while, but if you've narrowed it down to a composer, it can help.
3. If you've heard the piece on the radio, and know approximately when you heard it, you can email the station and ask them. My dearest local WOSU has been very helpful in this matter.
May all your earworms be beautiful, my friends.
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