Piano Year 1 Montage!

A look back on my first year of piano playing. Where did I find the time?

 

December 2010 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, December 4: The first few days of December were spent trying to go to the gym, but I wasn’t successful until the 4th. I spent an hour in the gym exercising my upper back, traps, lats, biceps, sides, lower back and ab muscles. Continue reading “December 2010 Fitness Diary!”

Sakura (A Duet for Two Peters)

Our first ever duet!

Piano Progress Video: December 21, 2010!

I had hoped to record this earlier in December, but finishing off my Masters Degree and finishing my teaching semester left me with little time, correction – zero time, for hobbies. Now that I’ve finished studying (perhaps forever) and have almost finished teaching for the year, I can put most of my energy into the things that give me pleasure, and music pretty much tops that list.

I begin with a lovely “folksy” melody I learnt by ear from James Horner’s score for the film Legends Of The Fall and then one of my favourite Continue reading “Piano Progress Video: December 21, 2010!”

November 2010 Fitness Diary!

Tuesday, November 2: I started the month a day late with 20 kilometers on my exercise bike in the evening after work with a season 1 episode of Star Trek DS9 to help pass the time: Continue reading “November 2010 Fitness Diary!”

Practicing “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face”

Here I am late at night when I should have been sleeping practicing Wes Montgomery’s arrangement of “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” from the 1964 film My Fair Lady:

The sheet music is included below for any other guitarists out there. Continue reading “Practicing “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face””

Piano Progress Video: November 1, 2010

My first monthly piano progress video (and second piano video) was filmed on location at my piano academy above Paris Baguette near Keimyung University’s East Gate. The keys are a fraction wider than the keys on my Yamaha NP-30 portable grand piano, so I struggled a little, but over all, this video accurately represents my current beyond-beginner playing ability:

October 2010 Fitness Diary!

Friday, October 1: I began October with a short 25-minute stint in the gym just working my chest, shoulders, triceps, and lower abs just a little. Continue reading “October 2010 Fitness Diary!”