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My name is Rory Marsden, and I’m a musician in Norfolk, England.

I am available to play piano or keyboard at functions and weddings.

I’m also the organist at Hemblington Church in Norfolk, England.

If you would like a pianist for your wedding, party or other event,                   please get in touch.

I teach piano and electronic keyboard, recorder, ukulele and music theory – all from beginners to advanced levels.  Please contact me if you would like to enquire about lessons.  

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Keys and Tastes

When I was a child learning to play the piano, I always associated different major and minor keys with food or drink – the tastes seemed to go with the feel of music written in those different keys.  I never could understand the idea of the music sounding the same, no matter which key you played it in!  After all, you wouldn’t serve up Brussel sprouts with custard, would you?

Would Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony have been as powerful if it had been written in a different key?  A minor, for instance?  And when Bach wrote the ’48’, how did he go about it?  He had all those keys to play with, and a different prelude and fugue for each.  He must have had associations too – after all, that was the point of the Well-Tempered Clavier.  By making all the major and minor keys ever so slightly different, musicians could play in all of them!

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