An age old question: How do you get kids to listen to classical music when the radio exposes them to the likes of LMFAO , Justin Bieber and Ke$ha? Collective Cadenza had the brilliant idea to have kids sing the lyrics of their favourite pop songs over classics by Mozart, Beethoven and Bach.
They wrote on YouTube that these composers provide the building blocks of modern music and are necessary to a well-rounded musical education. CDZA recommends teachers who are having trouble teaching classics get their student’s attention through this exercise.
And while many pop lyrics are dismissed as being overly simple, CDZA wrote on YouTube: “they show how one can convey emotions and ideas in the fewest words possible.”
Plus, you’ve never quite heard Justin Bieber’s “Baby” until you’ve heard it over Haydn.
Watch it here: