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Better than no music?

Imagine: it’s February, it’s cold, it’s four minutes to ten, we’re all tired, and, horror of horrors, the musician hasn’t turned up. Maybe he’s got the flu; maybe she’s jammed her finger in the food mixer; maybe he’s got the hump because they said he played too slow last week.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin

What to do? How about putting on a CD and everyone singing along to that? Cracking idea — congregational Karaoke! The great thing about CDs is that they can’t get ill, they’re not susceptible to kitchen blunders, and all you have to do to make them go faster is shove a few more volts through the system (though I reckon this should be just as effective on a piano player).