I’ve played four instruments throughout my life, and none of them well. I hated practicing, I got nervous in front of my teachers, and I’m still embarrassed about my vibrato block.
Day 26: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument
Here’s something I was working on in high school that never mastered. I could play through all the notes, and even perform it in pieces, but didn’t get through it.
Alexander Glazunov – “Concerto for Saxphone in E-flat”
Here is one I could legitimately play well on the piano.
Ludwig van Beethoven – “Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor ‘Quasi una fantasia,’ Mvmt 1,” a.k.a. “Moonlight Sonata”
Here is what I was working on when I quit piano.
Claude Debussy – “Rêverie”
I miss the piano. Even if I was never stellar at it, and even though I could never figure out how to play triplets and eighth notes at the same time. Only Salieri truly understands me.