Thursday, May 20, 2010

Something Beautiful

Music has always eluded me.

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It's so beautiful, so lovely, so evocative - and yet so far from my capabilities. I am about as musical as a bear. I took piano lessons when I was 10, but didn't keep up with it, and I regret it now! I would love to sit down and learn it all over again, and why not throw in the violyn and the guitar while I am at it?

What instruments can you play? Or what have you always wanted to learn?

33 comments:

avant garde said...

hi! i'm working on getting a brandy new digital camera, then i'll post that chandelier pic :) i played guitar growing up, but didn't stay with it either. everyone in my family plays guitar, my dad plays the most often and i love listening to him. my son was just given (by my dad) his older gibson guitar and now he has started lessons. guitar music is my favorite, but i love it all. you should entertain the idea of piano lessons, might be fun! :)

Kelly Irene said...

same story here. At one point or another I "learned" to play piano, guitar and flute. I don't remember any of them now. I also took painting lessons and really wish I had stuck with that. I think if I had to choose just one it would be the flute...it can sound so beautiful and isn't incredibly common.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I don't play any instrument. wish I could! I love music, singing and dancing. have a nice day! xo

iheartkiwi said...

i took piano lessons for years and years! sadly i would always memorize my pieces instead of learning to really read music (sneaky i know! )

i am definitely regretting it now... my eight year old self thought it was a genius idea!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

When I was eight, my love of Sherlock Holmes and his adventures led me into taking violin lessons. But when I hit High C, it hit back. My music teacher and I finally decided I should stick to reading!

Roland

Tambria said...

Dionne, I would have loved to play the piano! I love music! Music is my sibling because I was like an only child with my sister being 10 years my senior. I would close the door to my room and listen to music for hours. I wish I could have played the piano or violin.

Maki said...

I took piano lesson which lasted only 3 weeks. LOL. I fully respect anyone who can play any type of instruments. I've always wanted to learn how to play guitar.. Believe it or not, I used to play drums which I enjoyed very much.....

xoxo

Ali said...

I quit piano years ago, too! It's such a great skill to learn. I kinda regret doing that.

Taylor K said...

I've always wanted to play the piano or the drums! I started taking piano lessons a couple of years ago, but it only lasted for about a month. :)

Kristin said...

I SO wish I could play the piano. Sigh. I hope my children will be interested in music!

alli/hooray said...

Oh, I love your drawing. I'm a pianist + started when I was 7 (my brother was taking lessons so I didn't want to be left out :).

Anna Ander said...

I gave up the piano too, to lazy. But I kept on singing, and have since. Still love it, but haven't had lessons in years. Sounds like Wilhelm might have inherited my appetite for music, keeping my fingers crossed. Still dream of singing with a jazz band...

Hope all is well!

Love,
a.

SK said...

My mom's a pianist and while Saturday morning lessons were annoying at first, I've come to appreciate it so much when I come home for holiday breaks. Her playing piano and being the accompanist for a church when I was in her belly has definitely added to my musical ability (or so I like to think! hehe). I learned the cello from my aunt for several years, tried flute for 2 years because I was always jealous of the girls with dainty little instruments while I hauled around my cello, did choir forever... and learned gayageum in Korea while I was living there!

Learning a new instrument is so stimulating. You should definitely try to squeeze in some piano, violin, or guitar lessons if you can!

Phoenix said...

My grandmother was a piano teacher. I think she (and my mom) would have loved if I could still play the piano.

But alas, I don't have the patience (or skill) for it!

{lovely little things} said...

I played piano until I was a sophomore in HS, but I always wanted to learn guitar, it's still one of my goals...

melina bee said...

sadly I pretty much suck at all instruments. I have always wanted to play the accordion though

Mechelle said...

I used to play the flute, then the piano for about five years. I stopped playing when I went away to college, but I don't know why. I would love to start playing again someday.

Tender Branson said...

Love your musical as a bear comparison. I can't play anything, I tried for a while. I would love to learn how to play the bagpipes.

Amaria said...

We have a lovely old piano- it was my the engagement gift of my husband's dad to his mother... but no-one here can play it! I'm looking forward to when the kids are old enough tostart lessons- the ability to play is a gift I'd like to give them!

sassy said...

does the ukelele chior in gr 5 count?
hey, I need af oody's advice-stop by with an idea for my hot dog bar if you get a chance!

Michele Lee said...

Don't feel bad...I took guitar lessons for one day and quit because I couldn't handle the strings on my fingers. The piano though, I would love to try out! I'm sure it's never too late to learn! :) Music is beautiful to my ears and if anything, I can sing it....but playing is a no show. You should really consider picking it up again, there's no limit to learning! :)

k. davis said...

I'm LOVING your graphic design! It's beautiful. I learned piano really young, and didn't keep with it either. I wish I had.. because I'd love to be able to play again. I would have loved to have learned to play the cello as well. Heck, we're still young.. we can learn!

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

I always wanted to learn to play the piano. I played the flute for many many years, but now it lays in its case in my closet. sad!

Sarah Mina said...

I took piano lessons when I was younger and I wish I'd stuck with them!

Sarah Esther said...

i took piano lessons alll through grade school. i wish i continued it in college but that age old 'artists die poor' thing kind of stuck with me. ahhh well.

Heather Taylor said...

Umm, the recorder in 2nd grade is the extent of my musical experience. But I do love listening to pianos, harps, sitars, and violins.

Kristin said...

i wish i stuck to a lot of things i got to try as a kid. piano is most definitely one of them...

Tali Schiffer said...

When I was about 6 my parents had me learning to play the Piano, but the private lessons they had me taking at home were interfering with my other things I wanted to do (like play outside...) and so I told them wanted to quit, then they had me learning to play the recorder, this time I had to go to a class and not at home... well that happened to be at the same time as the Smurfs were on TV, so I quit that too... Years later, when I was older and wiser I wanted to learn to play the guitar, but at this point my mom didn't agree to buy me a guitar cause she claimed I wasn't sticking at anything.... That is still the one instrument I would love to learn to play!!

photojoy said...

I play the piano but I don't play it as often as I used to. Less I play it, less my fingers move as I expect.
I'd love to find time for the piano.

purplehomes said...

Hi, I chanced upon ur blog via the brightside project...completely in love with your illustrations. Lovely blog. And yes when i was child i tried my hand at various instruments...couldn't master any ;) guess instruments aren't made for me!!!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

so excited to stumble on your blog via the Bright Side Project. It is so lovely. What a cool illustration too!

I play guitar and piano...wishI could play violin too!

ofamityandallure said...

I play the piano and sing... my husband is a singer too, so it's nice to accompany him when he sings, or play with the band at church.

I also have the privilege to accompany local theatre productions and cabaret shows when I get the chance. I love that - the creative process is amazing. Plus, I love being part of something that touches people's hearts like music and lyrics do...

I also teach piano and voice, so if you want some lessons - let me know! :)

BTW, we have an old upright piano, circa 1912, for sale right now if anyone is interested...

jennifer young said...

i too regret quitting piano lessons...
it's never too late though! :)
j.