Learning piano

I finally got round to starting to learn the piano using the advanced learning method commonly known as “sit down and play”. I chose Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as my first piece to learn, since it starts off very easy and relaxing in the first movement, before steadily evolving through the second into a finger-breaking nightmare by the third. My timing is somewhat horrendous, which is probably due to me using a Daniel Barenboim recording for timing when I should be starting off with a regular metronome. Crawl before you walk and all that. As well as learning yet another instrument I am also finally learning to read sheet music, something long overdue. Hence progress has been a bit slow, but after a fortnight I’ve just about picked up the first few bars…

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