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88 keys. Infinite choices.

Just finished paying for my new... electronic piano thing. Not sure what else to call it, really, but it rocks, and I rock on it. My only disappointment is I've no other musicians to play with. That's not a technical shortcoming of the unit itself, though. Just a social deficiency on my end. I'll work it out, though. (Remind me not to move to a new city again until I learn how friends are made?)

I still owe my credit card gobs of money this could have gone towards, so I guess I'm still technically paying for it, plus interest. Don't care, though. I've one less payment to keep track of, and a big fat checkmark on the to-do list. Yay, me!

So, yeah. I have a piano. Life is good.

In other news, ongoing practice does indeed bolster one's proficiency. Who knew?


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Jun. 10th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your piano!! :)

I haven't been practicing on mine as much as I envisioned I would when I got my electronic piano, but I'm glad I have it...
Jun. 11th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
The problem is twofold:
  1. It's too far from your bed.

  2. Structured practice isn't fun.
I get most of my playtime in at day's end -- blowing off energy helps me sleep through the night.

Also, first thing in the morning -- sad as it is, I need to bribe myself to get up and face the world. Having a piano just out of arm's reach is good for that.
Jun. 10th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
On the Plus Side...
...social deficiencies do indeed bolster one's amount of free time, allowing for said ongoing practice. Yay!
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
And yet, somehow I don't seem to have any free time at all.

We have this need to compensate, you see. Free time leads to projects, and loneliness leads to crowded places. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. You know the routine.

The trick is multitasking. If you can play the piano while driving a big-rig and eating a sandwich, you're in pretty good shape.
Jun. 13th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
I know where to find Irish musicians...
The Celtic Arts Center on Laurel Canyon just north of Riverside has a "jam" session every Monday night at 9pm. http://www.celticartscenter.com/ (Non-Irish are welcome)
Jul. 12th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
Wise choice...
... As the bass player of a bass/keyboard duo, I can tell you that you'll get FAR more work than the ubiquitous horde of guitarists and drummers that infest Terra Firma.
Being (relatively) accomplished on our instruments, my buddy and I have never been turned away from any band situation we’ve approached (it doesn’t hurt that he can play like Rick Wakeman, either). "Wow!", they chortle, "A bassist AND a keyboard player that can actually groove?! You're in!"
Good for you and best of luck with your “Ivory Endeavors”.
~Angst... (Otherwise known as Bassman1927)
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