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All posts tagged with piano

Fireworks

2 months ago, for day 216 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: None Piano Song of the day: Fireworks by Katy Perry (216/257 both hands) Fireworks is a fast song, and I can pretty much play the right hand without thinking too hard, so now I have to slowly do bits of the left hand until I have it all...


Question of Style

5 months ago, for day 134 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: 2+ Mile evening walk Piano Song of the day: Pink Panther Theme (at 80% speed) It's movie theme week on the piano program I'm using, which is always fun. Here's a question for all you keyboard players out there, I know there is at least two of you...


Chores

8 months ago, for day 27 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days of COVID: 317 Exercise: None. Welsh word of the day: gwr tŷ (house husband). It's becoming a chore. Sitting here every night writing my words. I shouldn't feel like this but I do. Maybe I'm completely out of ideas - for now - and that is why it...


Piano

8 months ago, for day 26 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days of COVID: 316 Exercise: None Welsh phrase of the day: Dych chi'n gweithio mewn swyddfa?           Adult: I am the music man and I come from music land, and I can play.           Children: What can you play?           Adult: I play the piano           Together: p-i, p-i,...


Relative Fingering

9 months ago, for day 22 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days of COVID: 312 Exercise: dancing in my office. Welsh word of the day: Nyrs (Nurse). I'm been watching Season two of Dickinson. Somehow it doesn't seem to have the same hold as the first season. I don't know why. I can't put my finger on it, maybe my...


My Kind Of Bank

9 months ago, for day 19 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days of COVID: 309. Exercise: Went shopping. Welsh phrase of the day: Dw i'n hoffi dwisgo sgert (I don't like wearing skirts). Actually I might like wearing skirts I don't know I've never tried it really. Plenty of men wear kilts which are basically the same thing in my...


Look Two Hands

9 months ago, for day 14 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days of COVID: 304. Exercise: None. Welsh word of the day: Cot (Coat). Hi my name is Yorick, and I'm a developer. I've finished the first section of the book "Ask your Developer" where Jeff Lawson covers how any company that has any kind of processes should in...


All In My Fingers

1 year ago, for day 205 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days sheltering in place: 2^7+1 Exercise: I wish. Keyboarding: just a little It seems learning to play the piano is like learning to touch-type, which is something that I did a long time ago on a mechanical typewriter (yes, I'm old, and I am qualified to use that expression)....


Keep Spinning Those Plates…

1 year ago, for day 189 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days sheltering in place: 113. Days without ants in the kitchen: 3? Keyboarding: Full repertoire, piano, organ and string section. Over the last few weekends I have been participating in to a “lock-down quiz” with other members of my wifes family back in Wales. It’s fun and some weeks...


Blinded: A E C A E C

1 year ago, for day 169 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days sheltering in place: 93. Days without ants in the kitchen: 0. Keyboarding: With my eyes shut. Biking: 9.1 miles in 30 minutes Every day I practice the same few bars from the songs that I can play. It may seem boring but the repetition helps, I make fewer...


Onwards

1 year ago, for day 141 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Days sheltering in place: 65. Days to normality: Unlucky Days (at least). Keyboarding: Dane Sessions: Still Sticky. Tomorrow’s suggested title: Upwards. A friends birthday today was organized as a Zoom party. In advance we all received party gift packages with instructions not to open them until party time....