Monday, May 24, 2010

The Black Keys and the Negro Spirituals

Did you know that the Negro spirituals can be played using only the black keys of the piano? In this video, Wintley Phipps explains the history behind that fact. He also explains why Amazing Grace, a song which gets its melody from West African slaves, can also be played using only the black keys of the piano. Then he sings it.

(I found this video on Thabiti Anyabwile's blog.)

2 comments:

CAUGHTNOTTAUGHT said...

Great vid!

Terry said...

Thanks, Ed. I keep finding some good stuff on Thabiti Anyabwile's blog. I like what he finds on YouTube.