On Hating Popular Music

You might read this blog and assume that I really, really hate popular music. I don’t. That’s not the case at all. In fact, the only reason that I started studying music in the first place was because of popular music. When I started playing piano at the age of 13, it was because I wanted to “be good enough to play Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano.” I wasn’t even all that fond of piano at first, not taking it entirely seriously until one summer when I took a break from lessons and learned the entire three-book volume of the score to Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings. (Nerd alert.) Continue reading “On Hating Popular Music”