Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Piano Progress

I've been working on my piano lessons.

Not what I would call diligently though. I try to play a little bit every day. Sometimes it's only five minutes, sometimes it's closer to thirty. I'd say average is about ten. I finished the first piano book that I found at Goodwill and decided to go ahead and buy the next few in the series. While I waited for them to arrive in the mail I printed off some simple sheet music that I found online.

I've been working on Beethoven's Ode to Joy for two weeks now during some of those ten minute practice sessions. This was the first thing I played that required me to use both hands at the same time, as well as the first piece (using this term loosely, if you've ever seen a piano primer) with a sharp note. I had to Google how to play that as it had not been covered in my book yet.

Sorry about the weird camera angle. SOMEONE (coughbubbacough) hid my tripod and I can't find it anywhere. I kind of rigged it to hang off the edge of a shelf that is over the piano.

That's right, I said shelf. One of my readers kindly told me that it's not a good idea to keep your piano in front of a window, which of course is exactly where I had placed it. I moved it to an "inside" wall and hopefully I will not have to move it again, because pianos are freaking HEAVY!

I probably would have gotten this song down faster if I was better about practicing and also if I didn't get tired of hearing the same thing over and over again so fast. I would try other little things when I'd get tired of this just to keep it interesting. Now that I can get through it without messing up too bad, I'll go ahead and get back to my primers.

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Blogger Samara Link said...

Sara, this is awesome!! Good for you. Even an average of ten minutes a day sounds like good dedication to me. I'm so proud of you! I watched your video and smiled the whole time. That was great!

So, where'd you move the piano to?

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