11-06-09: If Schubert Was Alive Today and He Was Me

11-06-09: If Schubert Was Alive Today and He Was Me

What Franz Schubert Has to Do with It? The only reason I associate this with Franz Schubert is that the chord progression at about 1:10 mark is something I ripped off from one of his string quartets. I do love Schubert, but otherwise this has nothing to do with him at all—a fact that you glean from the title if you deconstruct it. What it’s really saying is that if Schubert was alive now, and he was me, this is how he would play. But that’s just an absurd and verbose way of saying that this is how I  do play. Schubert has nothing to do with it…except that chord progression, which, by the way, he didn’t exactly invent.

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