or four, or more, depending on the complexity of the piece, has been one way I’ve been spending my time over the past few weeks. =D
As we have continued to drift back into our more “normal” schedule, making music has been a way for me to heal lately. To continue to find peace amidst what has been a rather unusual year thus far.
I have discovered a new love: playing ragtime piano! It has been a year or more since I have really spent time learning a new piece. While listening to some ragtime piano last week, I heard the song “The Strenuous Life”, composed by Scott Joplin, and immediately knew I wanted to learn it. As the song is in the public domain, I found the sheet music online for free over at Mutopia and decided to give it a try. I’m slowly working my way through it and am thoroughly enjoying the process. It had been too long!
I’ve played primarily classical pieces since beginning piano several years ago, and to be quite honest, had gotten a little bored with those. I knew it was time to try something new and challenging, so along with the ragtime piece, I purchased some sheet music for the first time in a year and am waiting for it to make it’s way across the country. I can’t wait for it to arrive! =]
Along with the piano, I’ve been back on the ole’ mandolin and violin as well. I was blessed to have someone loan me a book that really helped with some issues I was having on the violin, and was also able to find some resources on how to read mandolin tab, which has been fantastic. I’m hoping to convince Josh to pull out his guitar so that we can have a “jam session” soon. Maybe we will get brave and tape it so that you can see. Maybe. =D
I hope this beautiful rainy Saturday has been a blessed one for you. And, dear friend, how about a fun question for Saturday: How many of you play instruments?
Many blessings to all,