Paul Simon, showing off his musical genius

If you don’t know the song “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, give it a listen.

It’s one of my favorite songs, one I’m learning to play on the piano. An amazing composition.

The video below shows a young Paul Simon, in an interview with Dick Cavett, being asked about writing the song. Watch him deconstruct the music, pulling out a guitar and effortlessly walk through the genres that all came together to make this work.