Day 1: Practiced and wrote music with fellow workshoppers for half a day, spent the other half playing jazz standards for a few hours, really slowly, still practicing the same two, sounding better!
Day 2: Wrote music again with matees, one hour of practice.
Day 3: Practiced, learning chords and listening to what they sound like
Day 4: 1 hour in the bag.
Day 5: Back In Brum, fail. Was given a chord chart to play from (for a devising session) by a jazzer and panicked. I could identify most chords, but not as quickly as I would have liked, if the chords were notated, would have been fine. Felt crap and wanted to go home.
Day 6: Back in Brum, all day training and drinks after. Fail.
Day 7: Back in Brum, no piano, anxious to practice. Still hours in the day but suspect I shall fail.

🙁 So, rather than feel sorry for myself, going to spend the next hours finding a piano here. Time to make it happen. I saw this TED talk by Mr. Steve “Apple” Jobs, it inspired me to carpe diem, how to live before you die.


2 Comments

Harmeet · July 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Amazing talk – amazing person – I feel very inspired!

I have no piano to give you – but I found this: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm
Nothing like a grand piano I know, but if you only have a cardboard box to play with, play with the cardboard box and see what happens…

Also reminded me of a fantastic project I saw at Future Everything in Manchester:
http://www.futureeverything.org/

… called Bicycle Built For 2000 http://www.bicyclebuiltfortwothousand.com/

You can click on each sound and hear each individual person – its so much fun!

Carpe Diem girl – carpe diem!!! xx

Bobbie · July 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

That’s wicked, thanks Harmeet! Love the Daisy song! It’s so cool!

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