Thursday, June 18, 2009

Experience #12- Learn to play a song on the piano (with both hands)

I do not play the piano. I have never taken lessons or leanred notes. I have plunked around on pianos all my life, a little "Happy Birthday" here or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" there, but that is the extent of my musical knowledge. So I decided to challenge my ever-aging brain and learn a song on the piano that required two hands. Something I have never done! So after a little research on YouTube (Is there anything greater than how-to videos on YouTube?? I think not...) I found the perfect little 2 minute song I could learn. So, Misty- this one's for you: (Oh and Ellen! this is a much better version for you...)

******Disclaimers:******
1. I do not read notes! I can't read notes! I learned this song completely by watching a guy on YouTube. Don't shoot the messenger.

2. This definitely may not be the exact version, with the exact notes, straight from the Twilight sheet music, but again, I was at the mercy of the guy on YouTube so I think it sounds close enough. And it was simple enough for me to learn, which was the more important pre-requisite.

3. I need to thank Cindy and Luke for their endless patience in going to the church with me day after day so I could practice there and learn this song. I also need to chastise Cindy for being a total maniac when I filmed this- she was throwing chalk, crawling down by my feet, making noises, etc. It is a miracle I was able to film this at all. Also, if you have noticed my car at the church at all hours of all days- this is the reason why. The secret is out- Enjoy!

Jessica plays Bella's Lullaby from Twilight



P.S. At the beginning I was saying "Take 3,222" and Cindy says, "Kidding?" It was a long evening....

7 comments:

Mags said...

This is such a fun blog. I am actually quite impressed with the piano playing, even if you can't read a note of music. It could have fooled a lot of people.

Chris said...

Awesome! you're an inspiration! I need to start doing some "experiences" for myself!

Way to go!!!

Linnley Marie said...

Major Props on the song! I can not play the piano for the life of me! That is dedication.. Way to go

Karin said...

Jessica, as Tony the Tiger would say: Yourrrrrrr Grrrrreat!!
(from Trevor) Karin is teaching me all about blog or is it blogging or blogs, whatever...

badabinghams said...

WOW!!! You did awesome!!

DeAnne said...

I am very impressed! You sound good. And I would have watched the kids while you were taping...where was I?
Are you going to play the song for sacrament meeting? Our bishop would let you.

Jessica said...

Thanks everyone!! I am seriously completely and totally flattered by all your kind words :) Thanks for reading!