About ten years ago, a video by comedian musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo went viral in the piano world. It was called “Rachmaninov Had Big Hands”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JiXloIhn4 This was not the first time anyone has ever tried to play the piano with pieces of wood. The inspiration for Igudesman and Joo could have come … Continue reading Comedy or inspiration?
I kneeled on the sofa, my elbows crossed over the armrest, my neck craned forward, my eyes glued to the piano. Emily was having a piano lesson and I had been invited to watch. As my best friend learned new melodies and chords, I moved my fingers simultaneously, imagining what it might be like to … Continue reading It All Started Here