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