Sunday, October 19, 2014

Piano Practice

Piano has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Starting with lessons when I was six, at Mom's insistence. At some point or other all 3 of us took music lessons, but I was the one who stuck with it. Something about piano just clicked for me.  I love the challenge of a new song, how hopeless and frustrating it is at first, but how I can chip away at it bit by bit and eventually I forget that I once found it hard.

I've missed it the past few years - working crazy hours doesn't leave much time for practicing.

I brought my keyboard with me to Mary's so I can get back into shape. I filmed a practice session last week - it's nothing spectacular so don't get excited, it's just a practice session!  The yellow bird is what Mom would put on my piano to supervise my practices when she wasn't able to. She always told me the little bird would tell her whether or not I did my best. It's been a piano practice tradition ever since.

I'm always interested in suggestions for new music - so let me know if you have any favorites you think I should learn!

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  1. Nice. I've always like the theme from Amelie, even though I haven't actually seen the film.

    1. Thanks! It is a magical film - and the music suits it perfectly. Interesting that you came across the theme music without having seen the film itself.

  2. Lovely music - I'm coveting the keyboard! I have a digital piano, and it's not bad, but that one sounds even more like the real thing!