Friday, November 27, 2009

Maestro

I have played the piano since I was really small. Mom decided that the piano was my instrument after I plunked out "Rhapsody in Blue" after hearing her play it. (I think I was four...?) Besides my penchant for Gershwin, my long fingers were a dead ringer for a budding pianist (If your fingers are short, never fear. I knew a wicked pianist with dwarf fingers. God knew I would give up if I couldn't stretch my fingers across the keyboard. Kind of like how Gandhi probably would have given up yoga if he wasn't so skinny and bendy to begin with...or so I believe.).


The piano is a versatile instrument. It can be classical, or jazzy. For me, it is a classical instrument most of time. I don't have the rhythm for jazz (the furthest I go is "New Age," which is more moody than jazzy.)


The reason I bring this up is because I think people fall into different categories of instruments. I, for example, am a classical instrument. Jeremy, my little cricket, is also a classical instrument (he has played the violin since he could pick one up), which is probably why I found him so appealing when we first met (never mind his total oblivion to my flirtatious advances..."tee hee hee!"). I have dated people who were obviously non-compatible with my classical tendencies. Jazzy brasses don't always mesh well with classical instruments.


So, what are you? Where do you sit in life's orchestra pit?

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

i have no idea what I am.

shydandelion said...

A woodwind perhaps? :D

Katscratchme said...

I see myself as a classical instrument. When I sing, I've been told that I have a classical sound. I don't know if that's what you're meaning.
As for the instrument, I have no clue... A pan flute? LOL!!!

shydandelion said...

I was thinking a harmonica, or banjo...:D

Katscratchme said...

You're going to get it when I get home!

shydandelion said...

Ha ha ha!

Trillium said...

I am a triangle. It makes a small timid sound--of only one note. It's contribution can easily be lost in the midst of a great orchestra. In order to hear it, almost everyone else has to be quiet.... *ting* :)

Melanie Ann Millett said...

Your husband plays the violin?!! Me too!! (For some reason I get really excited when I find out someone else who plays the violin.)

Bethany said...

Viola. Overlooked importance.

shydandelion said...

Awww, Mom! I think of you as more of a harp...
I get excited when other people play the violin, too, Melanie. It's like I suddenly have a connection with this elite group of people via my spouse. :D
I have always thought the viola is so dramatic and romantic...

Tara said...

Drum?

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