I Was Impressed

By DKM
@Corbin5 (192621)
United States
June 28, 2020 10:06am CST
When I was a teen, I remember my mom driving my little sister to her piano lessons twice a week. I remember trying to study and how my sister's piano practicing made my studying difficult. ANNOYING I remember having to accompany my mom to my sister's piano recitals. BORING!! My sister bought a new house, and I went over to her new place to help her organize a few things. Sis has a baby grand piano in her living room and an upright piano in her family room. Sis played both pianos for me, and I was treated to the most beautiful music. ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL! Sis's years of piano lessons really paid off, big time.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
28 Jun
I took piano lessons for 8 years and still can't play beautifully. However, my father enjoyed my music and sang or hummed along when I practiced.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
You provided some lovely entertainment for your dad. That in itself was worth all those lessons.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
28 Jun
@Corbin5 Thanks. I agree. He was very proud of me.
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@paigea (29055)
• Canada
28 Jun
That is lovely that all that practice paid off. I remember falling asleep to my brother's piano practice. He did not play as an adult though. At all.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
I am surprised that my sister still continues to play. She has a lovely voice too.
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@paigea (29055)
• Canada
28 Jun
@Corbin5 Wonderful talents to have.
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@nanette64 (20283)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jun
I took piano lessons as a kid @Corbin5 . Of course now if I had a piano, the only ones playing it would probably be the cats.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
Well, at least you took those lessons. Learning to play any instrument is such a plus. My brother and his wife performed all over the country due to their musical talents. I cannot carry a tune.
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@nanette64 (20283)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Jun
@Corbin5 That is just too cool. Yeah, I use to sing Soprano but after 46 years of smoking, I now sing Bass.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
30 Jun
@nanette64 I like a lot of bass.
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@much2say (41361)
• United States
28 Jun
As a kid, I was the one practicing piano - and I was the one who was annoyed and bored . It does help the ears when you can hear music played proficiently - that's great your sister can still play!!
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
She really does enjoy playing the piano. She has a pretty voice too. My brother and his wife are musically talented too and performed all over the country. I cannot carry a tune, according to my musically gifted dad. Oh well.
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@much2say (41361)
• United States
28 Jun
@Corbin5 I remember you said your family was very musical. I played piano, but admittedly I wasn't good at it . . . I just did it because my parents made me take lessons all the way to high school.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
@much2say Dad had the most beautiful voice of all. He studied voice in New York. He performed a lot and drove us kids crazy with all his practicing. My siblings and I do not like opera at all due to Dad singing it all the time.
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• United States
29 Jun
My older sister plays the piano, but I could never get it, so I don't play any instrument. I haven't heard her play in years, since she moved away.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
My mom asked if I wanted piano lessons and I told her that I was too busy for that. My brother is an amazing guitarist, and he made his living doing that for years.
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• United States
30 Jun
@Corbin5 You know, I grew up with both a piano and organ in my house, I remember playing both (nothing special, my sister taught me "Mary Had A Little Lamb" which I play on various instruments) and I don't remember being asked if I wanted lessons. Maybe because they noticed I couldn't sit still for very long.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
30 Jun
@Carmelanirel2 Yes, for those who cannot sit still, piano lessons would be a struggle.
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@moffittjc (83161)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Jun
I'm glad you finally grew to appreciate the delightful sounds that your sister makes on her pianos! Sounds like all those years of practice finally paid off.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
Yes, that little kid practiced all the time on her own. She loved it. She has a lovely voice too. My brother is a fabulous guitarist, and he did make his living performing all over the USA playing that guitar of his.
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@moffittjc (83161)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jun
@Corbin5 So your brother and sister seem to have the gift of music, do you have any musical talent of your own? My brother is very gifted musically, but I wasn't so lucky! lol
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
1 Jul
@moffittjc I do not have any musical talent but I definitely enjoy music. That is good enough for me.
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@Dena91 (7326)
• United States
28 Jun
My mother,father, brother were blessed to be musically inclined. I love music but only way I can play anything is to turn on the radio
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
My brother, father, aunt, and sister were musically inclined. My dad said that I could not carry a tune. He was right.
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@Dena91 (7326)
• United States
30 Jun
@Corbin5 Glad I am not alone
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
30 Jun
@Dena91 If I was standing next to my dad when we sang hymns in church, Dad would cringe due to my not being able to carry a tune. I stopped standing next to my dad if I had to sing in church.
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@thelme55 (45297)
• Germany
28 Jun
That is great that her playing piano paid off. I love listening to piano music.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the classical music she played for me.
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@thelme55 (45297)
• Germany
29 Jun
@Corbin5 You are very lucky to have someone who played piano for you.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
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@just4him (210092)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I'm glad the music was delightful this time and you weren't bored or annoyed.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
I was quite pleased myself. I really did enjoy her little piano recital for me, and the cats too.
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@just4him (210092)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
@Corbin5 I'm glad the cats enjoyed it too.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
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@UncleJoe (17888)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Jun
The main thing I miss about a certain ex-wife is that she is a gifted pianist. She used to make cassette tapes of my favorite songs on the piano so I could listen to them while driving. I love a piano and wish I could play one.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
I wish I could play one too. I was delighted when Sis played for me.
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@sallypup (39015)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Jun
@Corbin5 Such a special sister time. I'm glad for you two.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
@sallypup Thank you. She is my best friend. I am so fortunate to have her in my life.
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@simone10 (47901)
• United States
29 Jun
I always wanted to learn how to play the piano. I was once told that I had long fingers that would have been perfect for playing the piano. I'm happy that you enjoyed your sisters piano playing.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
I bet your fingers were perfect for piano playing.
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@simone10 (47901)
• United States
3 Jul
@Corbin5 That's what I was told, but I don't know that for sure.
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@ridingbet (65663)
• Philippines
29 Jun
i also had my piano lessons when i was in Grade 6, elementary. my piece was Blue Danube.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
That is wonderful that you had lessons. It would have been wonderful to listen to you play Blue Danube.
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@ridingbet (65663)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@Corbin5 it is the simplest piece for us 4 who had Blue Danube. i still play it in our Yamaha Orga. no piano at home.
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
29 Jun
I never had piano lessons, somehow as a child I was more turned to sports than music
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
I just studied all the time and told my parents I did not have time for piano lessons. My high grades got me a college scholarship and being a member of the National Honor Society and I was happy about that.
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
30 Jun
@Corbin5 Yes, I understand because of too many obligations.
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@JudyEv (213295)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
How nice is that? I spent hours and hours practising piano.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
Oh, that is wonderful. Do you still play the piano?
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@JudyEv (213295)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@Corbin5 I taught for years but I don't play now. It's a long story.
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@gr8nana6 (3126)
• Hamilton, Ohio
28 Jun
As children we just don't appreciate everything as we do as adults. Glad you enjoyed the piano playing of your sister.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
I had not heard in play in quite a while and was amazed at how beautifully she played.
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@gr8nana6 (3126)
• Hamilton, Ohio
29 Jun
@Corbin5 I bet it was nice
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@LindaOHio (39986)
• United States
28 Jun
I taught myself how to read music and how to play the piano but never really mastered it. How delightful that your sister can play so well.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
That is wonderful you taught yourself to read music and play the piano too My brother is a master guitarist and he and his wife traveled all over the country performing in their younger days.
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@LindaOHio (39986)
• United States
29 Jun
@Corbin5 That's very cool!
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@CarolDM (81914)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 Jun
Very nice to hear your sister play. My neighbor had a grand piano and she donated it to the high school when she and her husband went to the facility recently. The school was elated.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
Oh, I am sure the school was thrilled. I did notice a difference between the music coming from the upright piano and the baby grand. My brother and I were tested and we both have perfect pitch, but I cannot carry a tune and he can. My father, who studied voice in New York, informed that I could not carry a tune.
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@CarolDM (81914)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 Jun
@Corbin5 Yes they were. Seems no two siblings are the same.
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@Adie04 (5147)
28 Jun
I wish if I can play a piano duet with her in the future.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
28 Jun
Oh, that would be wonderful!!!
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@Adie04 (5147)
29 Jun
@Corbin5 yup!
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@kobesbuddy (104270)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Jun
Your sister is blessed, she practiced those lessons diligently and it paid off! Myself, I took piano lessons but never bothered practicing. Eventually I was bored silly and quit piano lessons. Today I tinker away on a piano and it's a major job to play 'row, row, row your boat.' Practice makes perfect, I didn't do it.
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
I cannot play any tune on the piano so you are a much better piano player than I am due to my not being able to play it at all.
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• Philippines
29 Jun
That's one of the musical instruments I'd like to learn someday. I hope it isn't too late for me, though
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@Corbin5 (192621)
• United States
29 Jun
Oh, I think a person can learn how to play an instrument at any age. I think you would enjoy the lessons.
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