Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Piano


I mentioned in a previous post that I'm teaching myself piano. How, well with all the new space we had room for one and someone just happened to be giving one away (well, I've been attracting one for the past lil while). It'll play loud and soft (thankfully) and it's mostly in tune. It's a little dinged, but Brad is going to patch it up and paint it shiny black this summer while I'm in AZ. If we decided to take it with us after this little VA adventure, maybe we'll get it tuned.

So, some friends gave me their old piano books and I spend a half hour or more a day learning chords and stuff. I'm already much better than I used to be, I can now play just as well with my left hand as my right (which neither is awesome, but at least better than a complete beginner). Kaci likes to play it too, so we let her, she likes to play notes in different octaves, it's fun to watch her (I have a video of it, stay tuned for that). Brad knows a bit too. He can play an array of hymns which is fun. I love when he sits down to play one, he also taught himself and has a number system which completely baffles me, but he can play and that's all that matters. What a cool freebie!

5 comments:

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Val said...

That is so great that you got a piano. I bet your little girl just loves it.

Brianne said...

pianos are the best!! I need to learn how to do something new! I love the pic of kaci sitting on the bench! so cute! I'm proud of you for learning all by yourself! It must be kinda hard! I would totally teach you anytime anyday!

zealandrocks said...

Can i just say SCORE!!! man i think going to VA has been the best thing ever for you! You have gotten so many cool things!! i'm going to pick it back up too. i've gotten rusty so i'm ordering a nice hymn book and the hymns made easy. i can play everything in that book but i need to practice. then its on to real hymns for me. Since i plan on going on a mission i thought i better be good at the piano =]

ellenglunt said...

Way to go. I was impressed when Brad taught himself and I am also impressed that you are teacnig yourself. I took piano for a shart while and then quit. I wished I had kept it up. We will be anxious for a concert when we see you next.