Friday, October 15, 2010

Thanks, my old C. Steinberg buddy!

Would you like to have a drink? :-)

Dare not reveal my previous formal training in piano study as I no longer technically fit enough to play the old C. Steinberg buddy. I feel indeed shamed. The dark brown upright piano accompanied me for 25 years and able to recall those insane 13 hours of nonstop playing to prepare for exam.

Now, every time I sit down to touch on the black and white keyboard, I hesitate to press. The sound that keyboard hammered those 3-strings no longer meet my expectation anymore. Not sad. To get a beautiful music, it is indeed to have a self-discipline to practice, practice and practice. Distraction and other interests took away the old passion. For this moment, I choose not to allow music appreciation to fade away like that. I'm still appreciating the formal knowledge gained, the grateful heart to enjoy every musical instrument that performs, especially piano.

If you are interested in music appreciation, I suggest you enjoy Baroque composer such as Bach. Air on G string indeed move me at all time. A look-like-simple binary form able to touch your heart emotionally. Pachelbel's Canon in D is another master piece that you should not miss.

If you are a fan of Chopin, I bet you love his Nocturne! A talented young composer who died in his 30s. His Nocturne composition did calm me down when I previously faced insomnia.

Not to mention Beethoven's famous For Elise and his emotional Moonlight Sonata. Every time listens to his composition, I need a while to bring back my calmness. Hardly imagine how Beethoven fought against his deafness while composing great composition via ear to feel the vibration of piano sound.

Thanks, my old C. Steinberg buddy! You helped me opening up my heart to music world. Appreciate those great masterpieces that inspired. Without you, my younger life will not be enriched with those treble and bass clefs, major and minor chords, scales, arpeggios and so on. Thanks from bottom of my heart.


KM's Corner 刻骨铭心 said...

Hey, perhaps you can be my kid's piano teacher in future (if you willing to teach). Haha.. I love piano so much since I was a kid, but unfortunately my parent dont have $ to build my talent in this area. I can play those songs that I know, but with a finger to press one by one. Envy you as you are lucky than me, that have chance to learn, and owned a piano too.

Hong CN said...

bro, I no longer technically fit enough to perform classical music. This needs constant discipline to practice at least 2 hours daily. Probably I can share the basic theory and practical end before Grade 3. Having this sense of music appreciation built, I'm grateful at all time to indulge in musical world :-)