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Pianoforte

My new house has a piano.

I am so, so, so, so, so rusty.

However!

Playing the piano does something for my soul that is similar to rowing, somehow.

Several high-octave keys stick a bit, and it's not especially in tune. It is still infinitely easier to play than my parents' piano in its current state. About ten years ago, my parents had Deano the Clown replace the felt under the keys, but unfortunately that made it apparent that the springs that return the hammers to their starting position are also worn out and tired. As a result, it's impossible to press the same key with any sort of rapidity, which makes the piano INCREDIBLY frustrating to play. It was already a somewhat challenging piano because the keys are pretty slippery and strangely narrow, but that never bothered me too much while learning on it while growing up. The harp's also cracked, but it was my grandma's piano so there are lots of good reasons to keep it in the family.

I need to do more sight-reading practice. Eventually people are going to notice that I play the same songs over and over again. Not that I really care. They are also going to notice that when they say, "Play Song X!" I am not going to be able to whip the tune out and play away.

Whatever.

Piano!!

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wig
Dec. 10th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
yay!!!
rebeccmeister
Dec. 11th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
:-) :-)
randomdreams
Dec. 11th, 2015 03:54 am (UTC)
This sounds awesome, except for the thought of a clown piano tuner. No I'm not going to click on the link. I want to sleep tonight.
rebeccmeister
Dec. 11th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
annikusrex and I grew up around Deano the Clown - he'd come to AKW's birthday parties and guarantee a great time. I know that clowns are terrifying to many people and in many capacities, but Deano's absolutely amazing, and fantastic with children. He's also a great piano tuner.
randomdreams
Dec. 12th, 2015 02:32 am (UTC)
That's fair... but, still, kind of terrifying.
thewronghands
Dec. 13th, 2015 06:05 am (UTC)
Hooray piano! I've been meaning to learn to play the violin forever but I haven't made decisive steps in that direction yet. (Some combination of "it's expensive" and "lessons want you there every week and my travel schedule isn't good for that".) Music is wonderful, though.
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