The Chopsticks Variations has long been a favorite in print worldwide among teachers and students, who find it both unique and fun to play. Margo Guryan's unique version should be experienced by all listeners.
"I never thought that anyone could do anything with 'Chopsticks,' but Margo Guryan has done it remarkably in a charming set of variations on the famous tune: clever, witty, at times tender and elegant, at other times punning and ribald. Every variation has some delightfully surprising touch. A little American Mikrokosmos and much more fun!" - Gunther Schuller
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Bedouine Shares cover of Margo Guryan?s 'The Hum' / Under the Radar Mag
A Song Revived From Watergate to Self-Isolation, via Spacebomb While Margo Guryan's 1972 "The Hum" was written about President Nixon's tape machine during the Watergate scandal, Bedouine (aka Azniv Korkejian) has recycled the song and applied it to today's COVID-19 quarantine. This new release is a direct homage to the original but highlights elements of the Trump administration, an unpredictable eco...
Margo Guryan didn't fade away. She escaped / HUFFPOST Priscilla Frank
She was a rising pop star in the 1960s. Today the 80-year-old looks back on a music industry she never wanted to join. And an anti-Bush anthem everyone ignored. On Valentine's Day, I was in my apartment perusing Spotify for some hot and heavy mood music when the algorithm ― perhaps knowing me better than myself ― recommended a 2007 song called "16 Words" by Margo Guryan. I was hankering f...
Margo Guryan: The Chopsticks Variations. 14 variations on the piano favorite among teachers and students
Margo Guryan's The Chopsticks Variations has long been a favorite in print worldwide among teachers and students, who find it both unique and fun to play.
The classic piano piece Chopsticks appeared simultaneously in London, Hamburg and St. Petersburg in 1877. Popular theory attributes the authorship to Euphemia Allen, written under the pseudonym of Arthur de Lulli, who was only 16 w...