Friday, 21 February 2014

a dusty piano


Firstly I just want to say a huge thanks to you all for helping me out with my pot question! I'm still not exactly sure what it is, but I might just have a crack at fermenting in it and see how it goes. What's the worst that could happen? (No-one mention botulism OK? Good!)

So I sat down at my beloved piano for the first time in what feels like years today. It felt like an old friend that I have missed for far too long. I used to play a lot, but now with 3 kids, well almost never. My hands were stiff and could hardly play. But it made me really, really happy. Actually, it's such a rare occasion that my husband couldn't believe it and made this little video. I hope you'll forgive the less than perfect playing!

Happy weekend to you! I hope you can find time to do something that you love.

14 comments:

  1. Bravo bravo.... I really enjoying listening to that. I love that piece. What is the name of it? You are very clever as I'm not musical at all. Night night as it's 12.07 am. Kathy A, Brisbane ps thanks for your comment about my sister it all seems so daunting. Kathy

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    1. Kathy I hope the surgery goes well for her. It must be a really stressful time for you all xx

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  2. Bravo! I enjoyed that too:) I definitely can't do that..even if you were to give me an extra pair of hands!

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    1. Thank you! I watched it this morning and think I probably should have spent a bit of time practising before posting a video. Ha! It's all in fun though :)

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  3. Wow, if that is what your hands can do when you feel that they are stiff!!! Amazing. It gave me goosebumps. I love to hear the piano. We have one here but we just tinkle no playing like that:)

    You should make it part of your routine to play everyday, just 5 mins, but play. It made you really, really happy it's worth finding the time. I am sure your kiddies would love to hear their very talented Mummy play:)

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    1. Oh what I would give for a 25 hour day :) Time always run short these days. Watching the video made me realise I really am in need of practise. So many things to fit into a day though isn't there? Thank you for your kind comment.

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  4. Brava, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Jan thanks so much for coming to visit my blog. So nice to meet another gardener :)

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  5. My poor piano sits dusty and closed these days too. Sadly it is more often used for folding washing on, or just a spare spot to sit stuff....sigh. Ironically though, 'Jessica's Theme' is my 'go to' piece whenever I feel like playing, which with 4 kids isn't all that often. You have inspired me to make that a priority.
    I understand the stiff fingers also, it's like they forget how to bend or something, and no amount of scales seems to help me, even doing them feels odd.
    Thanks for the shove, I am off to unearth my piano :)
    Cassandra

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    1. Well you made my day saying that Cassandra! I hope found some time brush off the dust and play your precious piano :)

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  6. beautiful! that is my husband's favourtie movie, I think he would be more inclined to listen to piano if I played that! I bought a piano from a friend who needed to clear out his mother's house, its not in great condition, but better than nothing. We didn't have any space in our house for it, so I've put it in the house we are renovating on our other property, I only get to play on weekends for as long as husband will be patient. Mostly I play fur elise, but I got some other music from the markets, for a bit of variety! Playing music makes me happy too, you should try and fit in a few minutes here and there, you have a real talent, would be a shame not to share it :)

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    1. Oh I love old pianos and the sound they have. All pianos are pretty great aren't they! This isn't a hard piece to play, if you can find the sheet music for it these days?

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  7. I've just spent the last half hour teaching an eight year with little sense of rhythmn or musicality, so to sit down and listen to you playing your piece with such joy was a great delight. Fingers do have a habit of going stiff if you don't spend time on the computer to help them out. I find that when my hands seize up from knitting too much, piano pieces with left hand octaves are great therapy. I wish you more time with your piano and thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I'm beginning to realised how important it is to keep making your fingers work if you want to keep them limber,

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