Thursday, July 20, 2006
canon in d
This is my favorite piece to play on the piano. That is, when I still played the piano. I've kind of shed that skin when I went into college. Yes, I was a classically trained pianist. I started studying when I was in second grade. It's not an inborn ability, I think. It's more of an acquired skill. Maybe because I had long, slender fingers. I guess it stopped there. I can't compose. I can't listen to a song and instantly know how to play it. There needs to be a sheet I could read through, and now, really really slowly read through.

At one point, I could play this piece with my eyes closed. I loved doing that when I was sad or stressed. I actually miss doing that. Now the piano is rotting away in our living room. I don't even have the music memorized anymore.

I listen to this on Eliot. Sort of a way to relive my love for this composition. And it saddens me that I seem to have wasted years and years of studying this instrument. I distinctly recall what my teacher said when I told her that I was quitting - "do you know how many piano players would kill to have your hands?"

Makes me think about it. And wonder again.

What am I really doing?
dezphaire strapped in @ 9:46 AM  


  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger kuazee said…

    i remember when i could play the piano. "twinkle twinkle little star" ...i remember it started with C!
    remember me?!


  • At 3:33 PM, Anonymous jojo said…

    i think it's not yet too late for you to come back, especially if you have the interest for it.

    my mom forced me to take piano lessons till i was in grade 6 (then organ lessons during high school). unfortunately, i don't remember a thing anymore.

  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Sapphire Dreams said…

    Back in second grade, I was forced by mother to learn how to play the piano (I was also forced to learn how to swim. I was a lazy child. But that's not the point.) I couldn't stand it because it just bored me (hey, if my teacher would fall asleep beside me, how do you think I felt?!). I'd play the same piece over and over again every lesson and I wouldn't budge to my teacher's coaxing to learn a new piece.

    I think my teacher had to bribe me. She lent me this toy castle which I used as a doll house. But it didn't work. I still didn't learn the new piece.

    I guess the only positive thing that came out of my piano lessons is that because of all those notes, I didn't fail music class.

  • At 2:36 AM, Anonymous Nio said…

    Canon in D... a must in every wedding I play for... kasi ito kabisabo ko, he he he. Eh kung pwede lang tugtuging ang Twinkle Twinkle pagpasok ng entourage, eh... :)

  • At 3:29 AM, Blogger dreaming-neko said…

    hmmm... let's see those magic hands, dez :)


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