Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Time to come clean

Dear Blog,

You must have noticed things have been a little different recently. I've been neglecting you, and been distracted, and perhaps you've wondered what or who has been stealing my attention.

Well, it's time for a confession. Ever since a certain tall dark handsome chap came into our home I've been unable to keep away.

You'll always hold a special place in my heart, but please be patient with me for now!

love,

DC xxx

Now hold on there - I'm talking about a PIANO!!!!


Right, now that's out of the way, and I feel much better for having got it off my chest. Recently, hours that would have been spent blogging have passed quickly as I grapple with the very basics, learning major and minor chords and forcing my hands to play separate tunes and rhythms (good grief it's hard - how on earth do small people with little hands do it?!)

Of course, every new hobby requires kit (and admit it ladies, who amongst us doesn't have a stash of stuff that simply has to be the mark of a mildly obsessive nature?), and we've had hours of fun browsing the Oxfam bookshop for music, some of which is already playable and some frankly optimistic.


Though I will concede that this one is probably downright unforgivable.

31 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'm so happy you're having a good time with Mr. Piano. I love to play -- I can't play worth a crap, but it sure is fun to sit down and try!

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  2. A picture of him! Hmm, he is rather dark and brooding - I can see why you were a little distracted. I'm rather excited to hear you play now.

    I think it's fabulous that you're learning - I was never very good at the piano as a tot - always preferred the flute. Toot toot.

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  3. Ooh, how exciting! If you'll invite me over, I'll entertain you with bits of Moonlight Sonata and Für Elise...the bits I remember anyway.

    Have fun! (Perhaps you could post a video of yourself playing selections from HS Musical one of these days...)

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  4. LOL i do hope you will be very happy "together, together, together everyone" lalala
    opps sorry the HSM book made the songs come into my head ;-)
    Lesley

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  5. Oh wow! Good for you, I am in awe of your enthusiasm and energy, how wonderful to learn a new skill and such a good one.

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  6. Phwoar ... he's a bit of a looker! No wonder you had your head turned.

    I'm afraid I can only 'do' Chopsticks, and that's about it. What we need now is for Mr DC to film you playing, upload it to Blogger, and we can sit back and enjoy your music whilst we sup our cuppas!

    x

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  7. Oh I'm so insanely jealous you can't imagine. Since leaving home I've also had to leave me (admittedly electric) talk-dark-stranger behind :( One day I will have my own though...

    Re: the music, yay for the most part, esp as it all looks like fun stuff, but... High School Musical?! *shakes head at the shame of it...*

    (I might be a teensy bit biased again HSM...)

    Glad that the reason you've been AWOL has been for such a good thing though (even if HSM was involved...)
    xxx

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  8. Now you have me singing Diana Ross songs - 'I have a ball with my old piano.'

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  9. Oooooh! Very exciting! Does he have a name???

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  10. wow, how lovely - such a great thing to be able to do - i only ever played the recorder!! ]

    x

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  11. Oh so that is where you have been and what a great place to be.

    We recently got a keyboard for Margot and whilst I toy with the idea of lessons for myself I know how obsessed I would get.

    And I have no room in my life for another obsession!

    Good for you though!

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  12. I only play right hand and chords! Never did learn properly.

    My mother took up lessons when she was 60, but got peed off at the six year olds who were progressing faster than she did and gave up.

    Have fun!

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  13. oh how lovely, K is learning on my sister in laws, and I so wish we had room for one at home, and then I could learn, no hang on I have 2 left hands..........

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  14. I'd love to learn how to play the piano. But I can't read music...and there's absolutely no way we could fit one into the Jolly Hockey Sticks clubhouse...excuses, excuses! K x

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  15. Oh how I wish I'd been made to continue with lessons after the age of 11. Aaah well! I stumble along, I might not play all of the notes but I really try to get them in the right order!

    Bet you've been rummaging through the sheet music in the Oxfam book shop in Saffron Walden!

    Have fun spending time with you dark handsome chap!

    Celia
    x

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  16. How wonderful to be spnding time with such a dark handsome chap. Will we get to hear you play.... can we sing along???

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  17. We inherited my grandmother-in-law's piano. I can just about read music slowly and play fur elise from memory (my friend tried teaching me piano when I was a teenager). My mother-in-law has grand ideas about me playing Christmas carols, so now I'll never be able to invite the in-laws over at Christmas ever again. Well, maybe one day I'll teach myself to play, but these days the kids have a tendency to join in whenever I get near the thing...

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  18. Handsome indeed. I can remember the day I was introduced to my brand spanking new piano. (I was seven). It was love at first sight. And we're still together.

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  19. HSM made me laugh! For the girls. OBVIOUSLY!!!

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  20. He’s dark and handsome indeed!

    I can relate to it. I bought a piano about 15 years ago and studied for years every day for hours and hours. I loved it so much. It’s so exciting to actually play music yourself isn’t it?

    The piano is gone now, and I regret it every day. So, please enjoy your time making music and tell us about it every now and then!

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  21. There's nothing wrong with a bit of HSM!! I used to play and took Grade 6 and then gave up. We've had a piano for years and I sometimes tinkle away but I'm very very rusty. The girls are both learning and at this rate will soon overtake me! I should follow your example and start over again. Good luck with Mr P!
    Cathy XX

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  22. Hide the High School Musical thing, for heaven's sake. The Lattes will be round at their grandmother's (she plays) howling like wolves.

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  23. I hope that your relationship is longer lasting than mine with Monsieur Clarinet. He was too demanding.

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  24. FANTASTIC!! Oh, this is tremendousy exciting! I am so proud of you and admire what you're taking on here leaning the piano. My hubby is brialliant with the piano and tried to teach me...it went a bit wonky to say the least--LOL! I'm hoping to entice him again to try the lessons one more time. It is very, very hard...So I sympathize with you there. But how wonderful that you will be able to play the many great classical pieces. Wishing you much fun along the way! Keep us posted! ((HUGS))

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  25. You are doing so much better than me. I kind of lost my way when it came to using the left hand as well as the right, I must have another go. Well done

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  26. High School Musical?? That made me laugh! My dear piano is in storage - I miss it :-( I'm very jealous ;-) I've never thought of searching for piano music at thrift stores - great idea.

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  27. You sound very happy with your new partner. You are obviously making beautiful music together :-)
    We are always been told to keep our minds active and stimulate the little grey cells, good for you. When is your first concert?

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  28. I am also humming that tune in my head ... the Diana Ross tune ... Hope you're having a FAB time with him! x

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  29. Enjoy the music. It's a wonderful skill and enjoy collecting music books. There are so many to tempt you..

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  30. Ooh he's very handsome...and also rather daunting! I couldn't be any less musical so I am humbled by anyone who can get a note out of anything!

    Have fun with the HSM :-)

    xxx

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  31. Lucky you - I've always wished I'd learned to play.

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