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Er…. It’s like borrowing.

September 29, 2013

Journal

Anna, Sam and Rachel’s daughter, is taking piano lessons. Lately when I’ve stopped by their house, I’ve paged through her books and looked at the songs.

I am a big fan of melancholy music. In college when I was in composition class, all the songs I wrote were in minor keys. Even now, I love a good song that makes me cry.

So….. when I find a song in Anna’s book that is slightly sad sounding….I take a picture of it so I can practice it at home.

I know! I know! It’s not honest. The right thing to do would be to buy my own copy of the book. This is just as bad as photocopying and keeping the copy forever. (I also have several copies of photocopied music from college as well.) And isn’t it a good thing if it inspires me to actually open the piano lid? The lid that is usually just a shelf for accumulating mail and assorted clutter?

Anyway, moral, ethical and legal reasons aside, it makes me happy to practice songs like this. Even with Lloyd’s unknowing help.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Er…. It’s like borrowing.”

  1. CousinRachel (aka Gracen's Mom) Said on:

    Anna says that sounded very pretty. And Gracen says, “No, it was purty.” I would like to know what the name of Lloyd’s keyboard piece was and if it was also in a minor key.

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  2. Brad Said on:

    I like minor too, but not melancholy. Fast minor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9OFh9sbr4

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    Well, I couldn’t give you a purple ribbon at Gathering of the Talents, but a strong blue. Lloyd needs to work on his dynamics a bit.

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    Hehe….love it! Lloyd sounds like he’s tap dancing!

    And all this talk of minors & melancholy is over my head….even with my years of experience as a bell ringer. But I do like the name of the song alot!!

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  5. Lauren Said on:

    I didn’t notice until just now how fast Lloyd types.

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