Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Music Mania

Number Two started viola lessons this summer, and those are in full force, along with orchestra, at school. Number One is not very thrilled with her continuing cello/orchestra lessons, but not unthrilled enough to give it up, and she also has music class this marking period.

Number One is playing a lot of keyboard in music class. She has started printing sheet music to play on the piano at home, and has written out some notes for her sister for some simple songs. Of course, these notes exist on the viola and cello, and the songs they play on the strings can be played on the piano.

Plus, they're writing their own songs.

The upshot is that my house is filled with live music at random times, which means my head usually has an original composition (nicely done but short and oh-so-catchy) going through it. When that's kicked out, it's by one of the songs Number One is trying. The one that prompted this blog post is "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I can't get. it. out.

The piano cover might get stuck closed in the morning. Accidentally, of course.


Anonymous said...

Oh, cool. When #1 son was 15, all that came from his room was Marilyn Manson and rap. Original piano music sounds sublime...unless played on my piano. It's from 1892 and is pretty much always out of tune, LOL.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Ours is from about the same era, though maybe a decade younger. And we've never had it tuned. But it sounds okay at the moment. :)