213 days of 30
Sunday, September 16, 2018
So this past Monday I did something a bit different. There is a pipe and drum band in my area that is always recruiting new members. A few months ago I asked some questions to them on Facebook in regards to joining, because I haven't heard of any amateur concert bands in the area, and I need to perform music in my life. I didn't end up going right away, because of things popping up. But I decided to go this past Monday. They are willing to train people to learn bagpipes. I'm already ahead of the game because I can read music. The instructor gave me a practice chanter and some online resources, and I'm now learning bagpipes, hopefully well enough to play with them eventually!
Bagpipes is a very far departure from French Horn. Due to playing for so many years and running, my lungs are equipped, but there are 10 keys to work with on this instead of just 3, so getting the notes out depends a lot on the fingerings. Need to get used to that, but I'm so excited to be playing music again, even if it's a bit of starting from the beginning.
And I'll admit it, I'm 10% excited to wear a kilt.