Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “organ.” Talk about an organ or base your post on the theme of them … or one. Have fun!
Keyboards, pianos, organs, harmonicas.
As a kid, I’d try my hand at a variety of instruments, recorders, mouth organs, piano, piano accordion, and a quality street tin. A keyboard always seemed to suit me best though.
The first organ I played was in church………. the vicar was not impressed that his regular organist and his girlfriend pulled out all the stops and were playing chopsticks, luckily in their own time and not during a service!
Following that, I had a go on a Hammond that belonged to my great uncle’s neighbour. He’d had a music room built over his garage, and when they came to sell, couldn’t get the organ out, so it was sold with the house.
First husband had to have one, all singing, all dancing, so that he could play. We started off with a small Yamaha, then progressed to a Kimball which was amazing. I didn’t mind him sharing my passion, but the only thing he mastered was Skip to the Loo my Darling. And I hated it!
I’ve had electric keyboards, electric pianos and a Yamaha Clavinova 7 since then, the latter did indeed play itself and you just plugged in a book and let it get on with it.
When Hubby and I bought the bungalow in 1998, I asked if I could buy a second hand piano having been to The Ideal Home Exhibition in Bournemouth where they had an organ and electronic keyboard stand. I wanted the old fashioned kind of keyboard, and I had it for 15 years.
It wouldn’t have fitted on the boat anyway, though other people had table top keyboards, though their boats were a lot bigger than ours.
Now I’ve got another Yamaha, but it’s a digital piano, not an organ.
Organs sometimes have two or three keyboards and a foot board. The only thing I could play using the feet was A Whiter Shade of Pale.