Love Story meets Viva La Vida

June 19, 2011

When I have to study for an exam week I’d like to have some classical music on the background.
Yes I know, right now you’re probably thinking ‘is she crazy’, ’cause most of the time people my age don’t listen to classical music. Am I right?!
Well I do.  And just between you and me; I play the flute for 10 and a half years now and I play a little bit the piano. (Don’t tell anyone, ok 😉 )
So the classical music. Yeah I like it! And it works pretty well while I’m studying!
My ‘favorite’ composers are Yann Tiersen and Yiruma. And I also like some Mozart. (Oo God, this does sound dull and crazy…)

Last semester I had to study again for my exam week so that meant classical music from my speakers the whole week! I had to upgrade my playlist because I already knew every piece by hard that I could almost play along on my flute. And when you’re at that point, the studying doesn’t go well anymore. You’re more focusing on the musicnotes than on the words written in your book..
Anyway, I was searching through the database of YouTube and with a hint of a friend I found this ‘new’ composer. And no, he’s not dead or at least a 107 years old. No. He’s still young and an American (I think?) which is in some way surprising because most classical composers come from Austria, Germany or Italy or France.

I came across the brilliant man Jon Schmidt and I found this song: Love Story meets Viva La Vida.  The original songs of country singer Taylor Swift and the British band Coldplay (in that order). Both piece by piece amazing songs on itself, and with this song it was even better; the two of them mixed. Pop meets classical. I like! I like it very much! And mr Schmidt did a great job.
And I did too on my examweek. I passed all my exams!

So hopefully it will help me this time again. Since this morning 8 o’clock I got Love Story meets Viva La Vida non stop repeating in my spotify. Ok, with sometimes some breaks with listening Adele, Coldplay (hé, again),Kyteman (Dutch hiphop/jazz orchestra), The Script and Selena Gomez.
And in case you’re wondering if I can play along already and if it will help me studying. Yes I think I probably already can play along, but I can get enough of this song. And when I do get tired of it, I just stop it. Sometimes you just have to.

xoxo Gioya

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