NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
November 20, 2007 12:22 PM Subscribe
What's the Stairway of the violin?
posted by darksasami to media & arts (22 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've just taken up the violin, and the first thing that I intended to learn (once I got past *&^% Twinkle) was Ashokan Farewell
-- until I panicked momentarily with the fear that everybody
goes for that one. My instructor has assured me that this isn't the case, but it led me to wonder: what is the song, or songs, that everyone in the biz groans inwardly when they hear it coming up as a recital or an audition piece?
I'm particularly interested in the violin, but I know that vocalists have "Memories," the bass has "Smoke on the Water," and of course there's always "Stairway to Heaven," so feel free to vent about the song you're sickest of hearing amateurs mangle.