Wednesday, July 25, 2007

the musical aunt....

It may surprise no one more than me that I have used my musical ability...what it is...as an adult. I play the piano..not well, the cello...not well anymore...used to play the clarinet and saxophone (tenor). I sang in high school. I still play the piano but only for my own enjoyment. I can sight read very well....to the point that I won't practice cause I never get much better than the original sight reading.....I used to play the cello with my son and nephew when they were 10 and 11, I played with my niece and other nephew when they were on the violin....I played for my niece at a family wedding reception, I played for my nephew when he got married (that was hard because I was crying). I play at Christmas, I play for my nephew who is studying opera sometimes as accompaniment for the family...I have another nephew getting married in Sept. and I am playing a song for their wedding breakfast....ok--really I won't be playing...but I will be playing before then when we all practice together. Who new that out of all the things I did as a kid that the very thing I was only so so at (both of my sisters played waaaayyy better than me) would turn out to be so special to me?

6 comments:

Bobby said...

I'm jealous! I come from a long line of accomplished clarinetists, but I don't know how to play an instrument. I took guitar lessons for a while, but then we had kids and yada,yada,yada. Someday...maybe.

Peter said...

Happy to see that you enjoy playing. I have also tried some instruments (including the bag pipe), but have remained with the piano, which I play only for myself (and to some extent for the neighbours). My musical evolution stopped when I was twelve, never improved, but I still enjoy it! And playing yourself is a way to learn to appricate others playing even more! (My daughter's boyfriend plays cello and we decided to try to try something together, but so far it's not very succesful.)

GR8UMPS3 said...

We have a little music around this house

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MotherOf3Guys said...

I wish I'd practiced a little more when we were younger. I never got too far with the music thing because "I really want to take dance lessons!" Sorry now that I didn't stick with it but am glad I at least learned how to read music. I always makes good memories to enjoy music with the family members! ex: weddings, reunions, OBB etc...

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Vicki, your sister said...

I have heard you play shall I say more???? By the way thanks for the happy birthday on the blog.