on playing the piano…

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I’ve always enjoyed piano music, especially classic. For sure, Mozart is my favorite composer. Any/Every time I hear his work, I am stopped in my tracks, transformed somewhere else. As a child, I aspired to play an instrument and in 4th-5th grades, chose to learn the piano.  Well, that was short-lived: I never did. Why? Because a) I didn’t practice and b) never bothered to learn the bass cleft. Kinda necessary to play the piano or any instrument, I imagine. You think?

On Friday, during my Journal Club session, I was introduced to a new pianist :  Ludivoco Einaudi and his piece: Walk. I am listening to it now, as I write this post …and I invite you to click on this link. It is hauntingly beautiful and a visual as well as an auditory experience. There is quite the library of videos of his performances.

I am so grateful that I have a new companion to accompany me on my walks, when I journal  and during other mindful moments.

Peace~

5 thoughts on “on playing the piano…

  1. Yes! I share your love of the classics (Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel) and it’s always wonderful to find a new-to-me composer to add to my list. It’s also uplifting to know the world today is still inspiring that kind of creativity.

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  2. That is a beautiful piece of music. I too took piano lessons for three or so years but didn’t practice enough and didn’t have a very good teacher. Still I love music. It is a universal language.

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  3. I too was an epic failure at piano (for the same reasons, I might add!) But, I love piano music. Thank you for sharing this amazing artist! It is stunning! (And, the Chopin Piano Concerto’s are some of my favorites!)

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  4. My father was an accomplished pianist, and insisted that my brother and I take lessons. I stuck with it from third grade until I was a junior in high school. At one point, I was reasonably good, but never gifted! Now I can barely eek out a simple tune. I thought I’d take it up again when I retired, but I’ve found too many other hobbies!

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