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)



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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