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Friday, January 16, 2015

I Now Have a Piano

I always loved a piano  As a small boy, as I told you in a previous blog, I used to pound on my grandparents' and my Uncle's pianos every time I got the chance.  As of today, I now own a piano and the piano was delivered just a few minutes ago.  I didn't waste any time trying it out.  Even though I can't play, it sure did sound good to me.  Here is a picture of it sitting in my living room:

Now, I wonder if the dogs will howl bark when I try to play it.  Yes I did try it out, but the dogs weren't quite sure what to think.  I guess that I will have to teach them to sing along.  Right?

Have a great day, I am going to.

20 comments:

  1. How about a rip roaring riff of chopsticks, just to see if it's in tune. Then, some Jerry Lee Lewis. They say learning a new musical instrument helps the brain fire on more cylinders, tweeks the old synapes. That why Jerry Lee looks like he is being electrocuted.

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    1. How did you know that the second thing I played was chopsticks? Then I played a few of my favorite chords. That was quick, cause I only know a few chords. . .

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    2. chopsticks is required for all serious musicians!

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  2. It is said that a man who can play piano in a marching band can do anything. :)

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  3. And here I was ready to ask you if you played Chopsticks... and darned if I didn't get beaten out of being first!

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    1. Why of course I played chopsticks. I will have to try to find some music books. I had a bunch that also had the guitar chords shown, but I will danged if I can find them.

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  4. Don't forget to plug in the internal dehumidifier to keep the humidity over there from destroying the piano.

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    1. I do have a stand-alone dehumidifier. Maybe I should sit it beside the piano and turn it on. The furnace comes on at night and dries things out but the AC hasn't had to run much lately.

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  5. I love that piano, and wish I had one! Do you remember "Heart & Soul", as a duet? I can play the c.hords if you can play the melody

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    1. I searched my place for my old music books and can't find them. I can play the chords better, so you will have to play the melody.

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  6. That looks very much like the one I had; it had a beautiful tone. And I too needed to teach myself how to play it. I did fairly well. But, my small hands were too small to easily reach the octaves. I did enjoy it though.

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    1. I, too, have small hands but at least I can still pound on it like I did when I was a kid. Just because I am in my 70's doesn't mean I can't learn something new.

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  7. Hope it's not like when my dad decided to learn the steel guitar..OMG,,

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  8. The pianos in my childhood home were the extremely large uprights that caused the floors to dip. Your piano is of the lighter weight variety so I wouldn't worry about your floors. "Heart and Soul" is as much a necessity as chopsticks. I used to play piano in the "old time rag" style and prefer it to this day. I found that playing the guitar is SO much simpler than the piano, and the banjo is easier than the guitar....so keep an open mind if I ever get the opportunity to visit.

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    1. I think I am going to enjoy it. I have played guitars for many, many years, but just want to try to teach myself to play the piano. Maybe I am too old, but I am going to give it a try.

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