My mother gave me a totally amazing present for my birthday. A digital piano. I grew up playing piano and gave it up when I was a teenager. Recently with my own kids I have gotten back into music and taught myself ukulele and guitar. Now with this amazing new digital piano I can refresh my piano skills. I was so excited to start playing that it sat for 3 months on my long coffee table where I played it from sitting on the couch getting a sore backed from the awkward position.
It was time to get to work in the shop and build a piano bench for it. Here is my result. It is not the best built but it was made with what I had on hand and at the perfect size and height to fit the piano and myself.
I am so excited to start playing again!
For March I decided to post something that is quite different from my usual endeavors. In addition to my love of art, I also love music. (Listening to music, playing music, singing along to music). I can honestly say, when I was younger I never devoted the time to music that I did to art. However, all those piano lessons I took then did allow me to revisit music now that I am an adult and I have since refreshed my piano skills, learned ukulele and guitar and dabbled in a few other instruments for fun.
That brings us to this blog post.
Yes I have written some tunes. Not on ukulele or guitar (I am still not confident enough for that) but on my ipad, using Garage Band and Auxy.
I certainly do not claim to be a song writer, or even a musician, but I do like music and aspire to create my own songs. For now my ipad tunes will have to do. I have never shared these with anyone so be kind when you listen and keep in mind that this is outside my comfort zone. My drive to create though falls even into categories I know less about.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments