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Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:57 pm

I've had a keyboard in my bedroom for years, but never got around to really trying to play it. I started yesterday evening. Now, I can play half of one of my favourite piano tunes - both hands and everything - without looking! happy  bounce bounce bounce 

I'm so happy! But now my fingers are refusing to cooperate with the laptop keyboard. tongue
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Caryll on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:39 pm

What tune is it?

That sounds rude, but I couldn't hear it properly. laughing 

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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:35 am

Now this makes me very happy. I've played since I was about 7.  Nothing beats the sound. love Good on you! Go for it!

Are you reading music or working off the sound?
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Post by Caryll on Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:23 am

Eleanor can read music, but i don't know which she's doing with the keyboard.

She also plays the flute.

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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Shisa on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:35 am

Caryll wrote:What tune is it?

That sounds rude, but I couldn't hear it properly. laughing 

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Post by Caroline on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:02 am

thumbs up  keep at it happy I haven't picked up a musical instrument in years!
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:07 am

I'm doing a bit of both - reading from music and going by ear. happy

It's 'River Flows in You' by Yiruma. Always loved it love

Only trouble is, the keyboard doesn't reach the highest octave in the tune. laughing So I've had to adjust a couple of notes slightly.

I'm having a lot of fun with it happy But every time somebody walks past my door when I'm playing, I suddenly mess up from nerves! laughing
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:21 am

Just made it through the song without looking at the notes! happy

I had to edit out the lovely high verses, as they aren't in the keyboard's octaves. sad But still, I did it! happy  dance dance dance dance 
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:11 pm

disco Well done!
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:16 pm

Thanks! happy
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Shisa on Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:28 pm

clapping clapping clapping 

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That is fabulous.
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Re: Teaching myself to play the keyboard

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:18 pm

dance Thanks!

I've enjoyed it so much!
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