Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’dĀ  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

18 thoughts on “Determination Is The Key

  1. So glad to hear you’re doing this! I took piano lessons as an adult too. I don’t play much anymore, but I passed my love for piano onto my daughter who plays everyday. She is quite good even though she doesn’t read music. It’s always good to learn new things and certainly never too late!

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  2. Piano lessons sound absolutely amazing and I am glad you will be doing this! Once we finally get moved into our new house, it has my husband’s grandmother’s piano and I really want to learn how to play it! I love the sounds of a piano and I am looking forward to reading about your progression! I hope if you have the time, you will check out my site as I always aim to encourage and inspire through the words I share!

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  3. I started blogging originally in my late forty’s and came back to it in my mid fifty’s. I love to write, and the feedback from participating in prompted writings allows me to interact on a creative level.It is a pleasure to meet you and I welcome you to my little corner of the world. Thrilled to see you have taken up the piano. I shall be interested in your progress.

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  4. I’m lucky in having a natural gift and play by ear. I tend to go with ballads and the old musicals, but I’ve been playing for over 60 years since my Dad discovered me tinkling the old ivories at 3, and we played duets together for years.

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