No, my riddle is...."not my cup of tea"....reminds me of that saying, 'for all the tea in China', or something like that. Any you're in China.....
Errr....I know, it's stretching things....well, never mind...
Good one, no not a stretch, just me not getting it till later. I thought it might have smth to do with cup of tea as your wink emoticon was right after it!
Happy Easter to your too, Riley! How do they celebrate Easter in China? Is it religious celebrations like it's supposed to be? Or is the Easter bunny hopping around with all the chocolate eggs and candy, etc.?
Well, I just realized, it's March 31st, (though PS baner confused me, for some reason I thought it was yesterday!) I don't think they celebrate it. But to be sure, maybe I should tell you next week!
But the piece I played, and others for LH alone, are not about a "bass line" vs "the melody." The Scriabin Nocturne (and his Prelude) for LH alone, like the Brahms version of the Bach Chaconne for LH, requires the one hand to do it all: bass, harmony, melody, layers, complex rhythms, etc. That's what makes it both beautiful music and of special technical (and pedagogic) interest.
You just reminded me there is a video by Alanchan on youtube that I remember seeing it is of the revolutionary etude. It is just amazing how well he plays it with just one hand. And at speed, you would think he would totally wipeout somewhere in the middle, but he doesn't, It's like he's a computer running a MIDI file! If you know the piece it requires almost constant arpeggios. Definitely special technical and pedagogic interest!