Whenever I think of music, one of the first instruments that pops into my head is the piano. Now, I’m not a piano player, but I do love its sound, so for today’s short burst of art, I decided to try to play the piano. Granted, I didn’t have any music and I couldn’t remember where Middle C was, but that’s okay. I just sat down at one of the pianos at school and began to play. I’m not sure that it sounded exactly like music, but I’d like to think that it sounded a little better than just some girl banging on a piano.
I found this to be incredibly soothing. This week has been pretty tough and it was therapeutic to press and play those ivory keys. Shutting my eyes really helped too and made it easier to imagine that I was playing a great concerto rather than random notes. Something I liked to do was to press one low key with the pedal, and let that ring as my fingers played on the higher note keys.
This challenge is a little hard for those of you who don’t have access to pianos at school, but I would encourage you to try this with any instrument you can. Borrow a friend’s guitar and strum a little bit, or maybe pull out that recorder that you’ve had since 5th grade and blow a few notes. The point isn’t to make loud noise – it’s simply to relax.
Is there an instrument you tried to play today? Did it work out? I’d love to hear your experience! 🙂
I included the “Piano Man” song by Billy Joel since this post needed something to explain the title a little further. 😉