It is believed in its original incarnation, the slaves performed the cakewalk as a sort of mockery of their owners. Its inclusion, however, in the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia set the dance on a path to capture the fascination of America and Europe alike. At this performance, a giant cake was awarded to the winning couple, thereby forever solidifying its name. Soon vaudeville artists, such as Bert Williams and George Walker, took up the dance and helped further spread its appeal. In time, the cakewalk reached Europe where it became particularly fashionable in the resorts along the southern English coast. It is also much easier to play than its companion piece. With its classic ragtime rhythm and jaunty melodic lines, it has remained a popular piece in piano methods to the present day. Joseph DuBose. It is a cakewalk and follows on from the success of the 'Golliwog's Cakewalk' from the Children's Corner Suite.
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You are wondering: why I am posting such a dull-titled text to my blog. Well, this is one of the most fascinating guides to 19th century piano teaching methods that I have ever come across, and since it is buried in a two column format at the front of a lengthy volume of music, I doubt if it have ever been digitized before. It is daunting to think that HvB expected his students to be able to play Beethoven's sonata Op. The English translation used is by Constance Bache, and I have retained the antiquated grammar, capitalisation, abbreviations etc. Here is the full text: It is not the object of the following lines fully to descant on the merits, universally known and acknowledged, and the priceless value and lasting importance of J. The need for an instructive edition of this kind has already been often felt. It is idle to criticise the above-mentioned editions, as the present one is only the outcome of the criticism of them. The old want remains indeed still unfulfilled: he who observes attentively the doings of the piano-playing world cannot help seeing how seldom, in proportion to its wide circulation, the real studying material contained in Cramer is exhaustively employed. A well-conceived and methodical use of this would, on the other hand, lay a firm foundation for the discipline of the virtuoso in the best sense of the word, and would in the end develop some amount of technical and intellectual maturity in the pupil. Yet with what superficiality, what thoughtless routine, do both teacher and taught generally proceed!
And no one has the right to judge you for your decision. If I catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks, I'm going to send you back to mother in a card board box. I noticed that in Asia they care much more about language skills than here. Although most of our communication is through text.