August 17, 2008

My October Symphony

I have recently convinced hubby to get me a piano. Not that Keith will stinge on getting things for his wife as he is extremely generous when it comes to buying stuff for family. But I must say that he is lucky that his wife is not one that friviolously spends on unnecessary items. In fact I was the voice of 'reason' when he initially wanted to get another set that cost twice as much.

Ok, enough of singing my own praises...

I am anticipating the arrival of P85 - a digital piano, which will be arriving in mid October. It probably does not feel as authentic like a traditional piano, or look as elegant as one. It does attempts to feel like one, as it comes all 88 keys, with a weighted keyboard and a digital metronome built-in. I can even record my own music and plug in my headphones if I want to play the piano in 'stealth' mode, ah...the wonders of technology, all in a neat little package that cost less than SGD 1k.

I haven't been playing the piano for almost 8 years, hopefully some things are still stored in my long term memory. Maybe I will be able to inspire Kyle to learn music, once I can get myself up to speed with some classical and contemporary tunes. Afterall, research have indicated that learning music can enhance linguistic and spatial abilities in children.

Soon I can have 'playing the piano' listed as another hobby of mine. Mozart, Beethoven and Jim Brickman, here I await patiently till then...

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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