Time for a quick update on my latest Scaredy Cat Challenge… learning to play the piano! 🙂
I went for my second piano lesson last Friday. My Norwegian teacher told me that I was, and I quote, “…surprisingly good at playing from the sheet music without looking down at your hands.” He said it in Danish, which I’ve translated for you. His singsong Norwegian accent you will just have to imagine for yourselves… ;D
I told him that, actually, I found that part very easy (it’s the rest that’s difficult). After all, I’m an old-school ‘stenog’ or shorthand typist. Just like my hero, Thoroughly Modern Millie! 🙂 I learned to typewrite in the days when the machines were mechanical. When the teacher drummed out a rhythm to type to [perhaps even to music?! will have to check with my schoolmates] and most of the lesson was spent with the fabric dust cover over our hands, so we couldn’t look down and cheat. In my first office job – in 1986 – I had an electric typewriter. I can even remember the day it was upgraded to an electronic one…with a ‘memory’ of about 50 characters. What a new fangled machine that was!
So maybe it is possible to teach this old dog new piano tricks? Keep your ears pricked up! And don’t forget to practice for 15 minutes every day… (setting my Flylady timer NOW!)
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Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂