Throwback Thursday: Music Memories.

Maggie is our host this week and you can find her post here

She says:
Music Memories
Maybe it’s a song that brings back good memories. Maybe it was your first radio or record player – or iPod depending on your age. Maybe it is the song that always moves you to tears. What song was played at your wedding? Did you have band posters hanging on your bedroom walls? What are your music-connected memories?

Music has played a very important part in my life and it is with regret that I am unable to play the piano as much as I used to due to the arthritis in my hands.
The links above go to earlier posts about how much my music meant to me, and if you haven’t read them, might be worth a look. They are a bit long winded though as I wrote them when I first started my blog in 2013.

I now have a Yamaha digital piano, and play it occasionally. I have had to modify the way I play many of my favourite pieces as I cannot put the emphasis on some because the pain in my fingers is too great.  I cannot remember the last time I picked up something new, but I do like to tinker and have a selection of ‘fiddly bits’ as Hubby calls them.
He loves to hear me play, but in the past I never would unless I was in another room or he was out!

There are certain pieces I play for specific people: Danny Boy is for my maternal grandfather,  Everything I Own for my paternal grandfather, Wind Beneath My Wings for my Mum, whereas The Carnival is Over reminds me of my first MIL, and Skip to the Loo my first husband as it was the only thing he could play on the Kimball organ we had at the time. He got custody of that in the divorce, whereas I got the car (and loan) and the dog.
The days of sitting at the keyboard for hours and not duplicating anything are long gone. I do a pretty mean rendition of the Terminator theme coupled with When We Were Soldiers though and Rocket Man goes pretty well with Space Oddity and The Only Living Boy in New York!
Photo: Me at the piano earlier this year.

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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14 Responses to Throwback Thursday: Music Memories.

  1. Maggie says:

    I am so envious of anyone who can play piano, Di. It has always been my favorite instrument. I have owned pianos, but could never play well. I have a small keyboard I can plunk around on now. I am so glad you still play because it sounds like it brings you great joy. And I love your connections to specific songs. I can certainly relate to that. Thanks for participating again.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I admire your ability! I took organ lessons when I was younger but never got really good at it. I had a song book that came with the organ that had color coded notes to correspond to a template for the keyboard. With that I could play lots of songs… The instructor insisted I learn to read music and that just took all the fun out of playing.

    • My Clavinova 7 had a ‘plug in book’ which played the songs for you, but the notes lit up on the keyboard and it waited for you. All very clever, but it was a machine playing, not me. That’s what has been the most therapeutic, bum notes and all!

  3. Di, thanks for joining in. It is nice to read your response. Connecting certain songs to people seems like a lovely thought to me. I am musically challenged and admire to the nth degree, anyone who can play any instrument.

  4. Sadje says:

    To make music is a beautiful talent.

  5. Carol anne says:

    awesome! I used to play piano. I was pretty good. Did a couple of exams when I was about 12. Xx

  6. willowdot21 says:

    I do envy your musical talents Di.💜

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