piano

Life is like playing the piano, you get out of it, what you put into it.

So, I have this amazingly grand master plan for busting out into the art scene. One aspect of this grandios endevour is to compose my very own musical score (and play it!). For someone with musical talent, this probably doesn't sound too daunting, however, I don't actually have that...well, at least if I do, I'm not aware of it yet, lol.Ever since I was a little kid, I have always liked the idea of music. I would pretend to be a conductor and guide my invisible band as I listen to classical music, sing my own made up songs in the back yard with the really misplaced idea someone would hear me and give me a record deal, and I would compose my own mixed up scores on a mini toy piano my mom gave to me. If you're thinking this is going to turn out to be a "I knew since I was four this was for me!" kind of story, you are wrong...and didn't read the first paragraph, haha.Actually, my parents, bless thier hearts, didn't see me as a little muscian. Instead, I was their little girl making way too much of a cacophony, especially since of all things, I absolutely can not sing. My singing voice is pretty horrid, unfortunatly. Basing muisical talent on the abilty to sing left my parents hopeing this music thing was just a phase. Over the years I took music less and less seriously. I did try learning the guitar (I sucked) and I did manage to stick with the clarinet for five years (I blew...hehe, get it?), however, hope of beating the odds was dwindling.Just as I was about to lose all hope, my thoughts shifted back to the days when I was a kid banging on piano keys dreaming of becoming the next Beethoven...and that's when it hit me. The piano! The clarinet and guitar were never my first choice instruments, but the piano has always been my dream. Even when I started band at school, the clarinet wasn't what I really wanted to play. The clarinet was my second choice becuase they didn't offer piano and I had Kenny G fresh in my mind (yeah, I realize that doesn't make much sense, but I was like 10 at the time so my decison making skill were kinda off). Anyway, I figured, (and this probably doesn't make much sense either, not that it really matters, lol) that if I was capable and able to teach myself how to type on a keyboard, then surely I could teach myself how to play piano keys! I pretty much had the idea that the movements were the same...And I was actually right! Apparently, the typing lessons I learned from (a book I bough at a second hand store when I was 12!) tought me hand positionings and arm movement that is very similar to how one correctly plays the piano. To add even more to my head start, I can also read and understand musical notation thanks to my five years of band.With that baby step ahead, I now begin the journey of a million miles! I'm very excited. I'm borring my cousin's keyboard and I found some youtube videos by the wonderful Andrew Furmanczyk and actually feel like maybe, I don't entirely suck at music. Which was really the whole point of this post...to say to you, my dear reader, never give up! A good gambler knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, but never does he completely give up for good! I'm glad I didn't let my past failures discourage me, becuase I really do think I can succeed at the piano and with music with hard work and effort.With that said, I am still very much a beginner, but hey, even Beethoven had to start some where. xDP.s. Check out Andew's website at: http://andrewfurmanczyk.com/ . He has links to his youtube video and stuff. I highly recomend him if you want to try learning the piano too. :]