So I guess I am not totally sure if I am allowed to do what I am doing. Like I have done two blog posts (this will make my third) in the past couple days. I could say that I suddenly have some topics to write about, but that is not a good enough excuse and everyone knows it. Anyway I am just going to keep doing what I am doing.
Pianos are the bomb da squiggidy. I really have an appreciation for pianos. They are probably one of the most basically built instruments (in a sense, I guess?) but I think that playing a piano well says a lot about a person’s skills and character. We all were forced to learn the recorder in third grade. The most annoying stupid sound on the whole earth (well maybe not the worst, probably the worst is forks scratching on a glass plate.). Anyway, we were forced to learn that. But some people were forced to learn piano. I am not one of those lucky people. I am sure that if my parents made me do piano lessons with the cranky old lady next door, then I would not have the same appreciation for piano that I have today. I do not know if it would be better or if it would not, but I also do not know how to tell.
So I just have an interest to play piano really well. Looking at my hands when I type this right now, I think it can kind of be equated to typing. I am a decent typer (if that is the word for it), I think. And I know a medium-sized handful of songs on the piano. I like to watch YouTube videos and just copy what the people do. My favorite song that I can play is don’t stop believing. I can play clocks by Coldplay, fall for you by secondhand serenade (well most of it), apologize by one republic, part of I can only imagine by casting crowns and some other little lame songs. So I am relatively decent at piano and can entertain people for a total of about seven minutes.
But I have befriended so people here that are very skilled in music theory and that want to help me understand. Jeremy is probably one of my best friends here and he is golden. Literally made of metal. He has been helping me to understand different keys and chords in those keys and which ones are major or minor to fit together harmonically. He is helping me in terms of piano and kind of in terms of guitar. So I appreciate that kid.
I am taking piano lessons next semester mostly because I have to fill my schedule with 15 credits. But also because I have a desire to learn. Someday, I’m going to be the guy who walks up to the piano at a party and tickles the ivories while everyone else has a great time. And I also want to be wearing a tuxedo. <—life goal.
I want to learn the piano.