Why Play the Piano?
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I said in my new years resolutions/goals that I wanted to decide if I wanted to continue learning piano. This is an exercise I am doing to see what my motivation is...
Why do I want to play piano?
1. I want to be able to play music with my son (viola) and husband (violin).
I sometimes wonder if this is even possible. As it takes such a little thing for me to loose my place, or loose my mind. IE I can get rattled and suddenly every coherent thought from my head is gone. This does not seem to be normal for most people. Also, my husband and son can hear every wrong note, even the ones that is just the simplification for my piano level.
2. I enjoy music and wish I could amuse myself with it, if you know what I mean.
Couldn't music be something I could use to relax, share my mood, or maybe even cheer myself up? But it is so hard to play different things with each hand and to try and pay attention to volume, etc. at the same time.
3. I wish I could effect others with my music.
There are so many stories of people in old folks home being affected by music, even by some crappy piano players. Could I cheer someone else up by just playing a simple song?
4. I wish I could play hymns that I can praise God with too....
5. I started taking piano lessons partly just to understand my husband and son's conversations at dinner, etc. and I will say it has helped with that, but I still feel like I can't PLAY anything.
IF I could be convinced that any of this was possible, then maybe I could convince myself to practice a bit more. But so far I don't feel like I can even begin to play music, but then I hardly practice, either.