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Sunday, August 04, 2013


I’ve been dreaming of posting videos of me playing the keyboard on this blog. But given the phase I’ve been in lately, I just don’t seem to have the drive to finally get round to it.

And then one day I came to realize that setting aside that “dream” for so long might eventually lead me to just write it off, so much so that I’d probably do the same to my other to-do blog entries. Needless to say, of course I don’t want that to happen.

So today – armed with renewed enthusiasm – I’m setting out Piano Week. I will be recording a preselect song each day of this week, meaning seven different songs for seven days. Moreover, I will provide simple illustrations (which I made myself photo gdaydream_zps078d5378.gif) to teach you how to play some of them. It’s not that I’m good enough to be a piano teacher because you see I’m light-years away from being one  photo 1-crazygirl.gif, but I think it’ll be all the more fun and fulfilling on my part to be able to share what I know with those who are just starting to learn the piano just like me.

I want to make it clear, though, that it was through by Regan Starr that I was able to learn the first six songs – not to mention almost all of the songs I know – that I’ll be having here. And I’d be remiss if I just go about this seven-day challenge without expressing first my sincerest gratitude to the site’s owner. So,  photo thankyou.gif.

Moving on, here’s my Piano Week’s first song, "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. I once heard a piano-cello cover of this song and very much liked the “transition” (dunno if that’s the correct term for it) before the second part of the intro. So here you’ll be seeing and hearing me play my interpretation of that “transition,” which is actually made up of just two keys. photo 1-gigglez.gif  

Click here to download the PDF version photo gdance_zps4f282866.gif