#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 6th

Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 6th is from Sadje, who gives us “master.”
When it comes to music, I can be a bit of a perfectionist, and when learning a new piece, preferred to practice in an empty house until I mastered it.
As a child, people could be pretty tactless by saying
‘Well she hasn’t got that right!’
so my confidence ebbed, in turn leading to embarrassment whenever I hit a bum note.
At 12, I had lessons, but grew frustrated working out the notes and then trying to get the tempo right. I always wanted to master The Moonlight Sonata, but it was beyond me in print, and I only managed the first three or four bars by ear.

My Dad understood though, knowing when something was on my mind not by what I played, but the way I played it, especially if I improvised and got the melody totally wrong yet it fitted in with the rest.
So what if I didn’t get things quite right? It’s all down to personal interpretation anyway.
Think of The Beatles ‘Ticket to Ride’, and then listen to The Carpenters version.
Another Beatles track ‘Help’ is a strong ballad by Tina Turner.

I have favourite pieces I like to play, I can play others but never do because I don’t like them, and Hubby likes to hear me tinkering around.
I never professed to being a master of music. I play for myself and if anyone wants to listen, that’s OK.

Written for JusJoJan 2019, 6th January


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 6th

  1. Sadje says:

    Playing music is a great talent. Lucky you that you can play the piano

  2. Shelley says:

    The lyrics of songs in that era sure made us think and grow, it’s a good thing to keep learning and playing!

  3. Michael says:

    I think that’s a good attitude to have Di.

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