Life According to Piano

Better than this

I have never in my life had as much fun playing piano as I had just now, playing my (newly revised) arrangement of Homeward Bound (1850s American Hymn, not 20th C. pop song). (About which more later.)

At the conclusion I thought to myself, “It doesn’t get any better than this!”

And then I thought, “Sure it does.” (big smiles)

Silence

silence

From XKCD, the primo web comic. Go there so you can read the rollover.

I’ve considered performing 4’33’’ by John Cage (I have the score — thanks, Keith!), but I’ve been worried about wrong notes. It would just be too easy to play one.

Fun (music junkie) factoid: 4’33’’ has 3 movements. Who knew?!

Scene from the studio

I was playing The Donkey Drag just now.

Husband: “That’s not the right chord at the end, is it?’

Pianist: “Yes, I think it’s how I always play the end.” Plinks a couple of chords. Plays the last 8 measures or so again. “Yes, that’s it.”

Husband: “That’s not how I remember it. Well, I guess you made it up so you’d know.”

Pianist: “More than that — I’m playing it, so that’s how it is.”


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