My keyboard skills

I'm good. Real good. Good good.

When it comes to using an alphanumeric computer keyboard anyway. Those typing classes I took my sophomore and junior years in high school have really paid off (plus, I became an excellent computer golfer on those old 386s we had in the classroom.)

But sadly, those skills don't seem to be translating as well to my Yamaha keyboard that I bought last week. I was hopeful that those 5 years of piano lessons (even though I admittedly regressed some the final year) would quickly come roaring back and I'd be playing Linus & Lucy in no time.

I think it's safe to say now that I don't need to worry about that happening. Yikes I stink! My fingers are agile enough. But my ability to quickly read music and hit the right notes just isn't there yet. Not to mention making both hands work harmoniously together is a pipe dream at the moment. The only good news is that my ability to play be 'feel' in my treble hand (although not following the sheet music to the letter) is a touch better than it used to be. I'm going to try to stick with it, but it's really discouraging.

Still, I'm glad I got the keyboard as Laney loves it and I'd really like for her to be able to play one day.

EDIT: Well I made hint of progress at least. I was able to play Chariots of Fire on some of my old sheet music. Granted, it was the REAL easy version. And it's not a particularly hard song to read the music on since there's not sharps or flats. Still, it's progress I suppose. I just need a pedal now to make it sound better than it actually is. ;)


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