Practice Practice Practice

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When I was in grade school my grandma enrolled me in piano lessons. I enjoyed it but didn’t always practice as much as she wanted me to. So, she got the idea I was not interested. I enjoyed, just wanted to play outside.

Maybe that is where 3 of my 4 kids that play a band instrument got their “no practicing” at home from. I must say they play their instruments well and receive good grades in band.

Which brings me to my grandma who could play the piano very well. The amazing thing is she did not know a single note. She played by ear. It was amazing. I miss her piano playing and the family gatherings when everyone would sing along as she played.

We still have that piano sitting in her house that my family and I maintain still. My aunt was going to take it to her house but then decided to give it to my daughter. I imagine it will stay within those walls for a while yet until the daughter is done moving around. I bet I can lift the piano bench seat up and find my old piano books. I need to do that the next time we are back home.

I did not stay with piano lessons. I wish I had. Maybe if I had one of these guitar center keyboards I would have continued on. I secretly wanted one back then but since I quit piano I knew I shouldn’t ask for one. They are priced decently and the amazing things you can do with them nowadays. Maybe when I get that jamming guitar I will add an electric keyboard. 🙂

I can drive my hubby nuts in retirement with all the musical instruments. 🙂

When our oldest son played the drums in school I kept telling the hubby we needed a drum set to keep him interested, but he said no way. Party pooper!

 

 

 

Guitars Are Cool!

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Who has daydreamed about playing a cool electric guitar in a rock band?

ME ME ME!!!

Growing up I loved the rock bands! Really liked the gorgeous guitar players the most. 🙂 Back when VH1 videos came out, I would watch for hours my favorite rock bands.

Later in college, I went to several rock concerts. To name a few:

Poison

Warrant

Def Leppard — twice!

Ozzy

I enjoyed when the guitar player did a short solo part. It made me want to get up and play my air guitar along with. 🙂 The beat, the sound, the rhythm!

I think this jinx guitar would look awesome under my arm!

Maybe in my retirement I will take up lessons. I’ll be the cool grandma jamming out to the 80’s, 90’s rock music! Oh, yea. 🙂