Walker student Azania Briggs said she marveled at the "precise, soulful and beautiful way Mr. Franklin played the saxophone."
But just as important, Franklin gave her the gift of musical literacy.
Briggs played an instrument for years without the ability to read music. When she asked different musicians for help, they inevitably played a whole song for her, beat out the rhythm or hummed a tune. But only Franklin took the time to break it down into pieces, showing her how to read the notes to "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.
"It was like uncovering ancient ruins, finding a trunk full of gold," Briggs said. "This was the best gift anyone has given me."
Recently, Briggs made plans to tell Franklin of her gratitude, but she never had the chance.
« Older Pigeon: Impossible... | Dude plays an interpretation o... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt