From the archives. This week's contestant is Bob Lagerquist from Eugene, Oregon. This was one of those puzzlers where I was sure I knew the hidden song, but couldn't quite get it. And then, about halfway through I moved closer...and then I got it. I think my problem was that at first it sounded like another song, and when that happens it's hard to get the song out of your head. As for the composer style, well...no, I couldn't figure that out. Knowing the answer now, I understand it, but it's not part of the composer's style I'm most familiar with.
This week's contestant is Sarah Painting from South Hadley, Massachusetts. I got the hidden song pretty quickly, which is a good thing because it gets pretty well-hidden further on. As for the composer style, I could make out a particular quote but just couldn't put the name to the music -- which is a shame because he was the first name I came up with and then veered away to someone else. Silly me.
Remarkably a new episode to the site, not from the archives. This week’s contestants are Tara Rozanski and Kobi Davidson from Collingswood, New Jersey. I got the hidden song pretty quickly, and thought most would, as long as they knew the song which – while not hugely popular is a standard with a famous pedigree – because It’s not much hidden. But maybe not, because neither the contestants nor host Fred Child couldn’t guess it, even when Bruce Adolphe played it almost completely unadorned. As for the composer style, I couldn’t tell and foolishly should have been able to, since it’s one of my favorites.
From the archives. This week's contestant is Mike Ryan in Americus, Georgia. The hidden song is very easy -- I got it in about five notes. But I really didn't have an idea with the composer style. Towards the end, only one thought came to mind, though it didn't seem to fit with the first part, but it was the only guess I could make. And was right! Huzzah.
The contestant this week is is Kelly Ferjutz from Cleveland, Ohio. I had difficulty at first with the hidden song at first, but a passage made it eminently clear. As for the composer style, it sounds like something that seems very guessable by those who really know such things well, and indeed is completely accessible and someone extremely well-known, but alas I didn't get it.
The contestant here is Dustin Suits, from Loami, Illinois. When trying to guess the composer style, it came down to two possibilities for me, and I guessed wrong. Though I did guess right on my second guess... As for the hidden song, it's tough. The nice thing about Piano Puzzlers, though, is even if you don't have a clue, the musical pieces by Bruce Adolphe are entertaining to listen to. This is no exception.
From the archives. This week, the contestant is Mike Miller from New York, NY. I got the hidden song, though only from one passage where it was clear to me. The composer style is in a genre that's always tough for me, and it could have been between four or so. And I took a stab at one. I was wrong, but came pretty close -- I got the right country, period and style, and probably should have gotten it for all my limitations in that area. But alas didn't.
From the archives. This week's contestant is Stacy Fahrion from Denver, Colorado. The hidden song was on the tip of my tongue, and I knew I knew it, but I just couldn't place it. And then I did. Some will likely get it far earlier than I did, because the tip of their is much clearer. As for the composer style, it's one of those styles I just don't know well enough and mix-and-match about four or five different people. So, I didn't get it.
From the archive. This week's contestant is Mike Freiberg from Golden Valley, Minnesota. The hidden song is extremely easy, and most people I think will get it about five seconds in, after a very slight introduction. And it's obvious throughout, not especially hidden. As for the composer style, I had a pretty definitive guess early on and was right. So -- I got both, huzzah. I think most have a good chance, as well.
This week's contestant is Rob Scheinberg from Hoboken, New Jersey. The good news is that I got the composer style pretty quickly. It's someone that I often toss-up with one other composer, but I guessed the right one here. But I didn't have a clue with the hidden song. However, on the second pass, oddly enough I did think I had an idea of the composer of the hidden song, and was at least right about that. And when host Fred Child gave his first clue I immediately got it. That doesn't count, but it gives me tiny comfort.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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