• Short Summary

    The composer and musician Herman Darewski teaches children to play the piano.

  • Description

    Note: The location of the events in this film are unknown.

    Full titles read: "MUSIC WITHOUT TEARS ! - Something new for the youngsters."

    Intertitle reads: "Mr Herman Darewski, the famous Composer, has just invented an ideal way of holding Master John and little Miss Muffet's attention at the piano and here it is -"

    L/S of Herman Darewski sitting at grand piano, he finishes playing and turns to face several children sitting on the floor. He asks them - "Come along children and practice." After the children refuse, Darewski has to use his powers of persuasion, he shows them a piece of cards with musical notes on. To make it easier for the children to remember all the notes they have all been drawn in the shape of animals (e.g. B = a bee and G = a goose). He then produces a piece of paper that fits over the piano keys with the same animal shapes on so "... now you can't make any mistakes." One little girl volunteers to play a song called the 'Blue Bells of Scotland'. M/S's of the little girl playing. M/S's of small boy playing 'Carnival of Venice'.

    Intertitle reads: "If anyone would like fuller details of this novelty-just drop a line to Mr Darewski - Pathetone Weekly, 103 Wardour Street, London, W.1."

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:50:00 / 01:32:36:00
    PT 044

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