Remember when I said I wanted to learn how to play the Phantom of the Opera overture on the piano? Well here’s some progress. I’ve got my keyboard out once again! It was hidden away for a bit since I moved it away from my room to make room for people to fix my windows, this has been over a month and I’ve simply given up on waiting for them to come so I’ve decided to move my keyboard back and start playing again.
Man it’s been a long time since I’ve touched a keyboard! The keys are all dusty and my fingers are twitching to play some random chords and arpeggios. After doing some random jams, I started to look into playing the Phantom of the Opera overture. Turns out it’s A LOT harder than I had imagine it’d be. There are so many bits to play on both hands! Things you’ll not notice on a naked listen, I managed to download a midi of the track and slowly worked out the notes from that (I can’t read music, and there isn’t music for the overture (that isn’t watermarked before you ask)) so yeah, it’s back to good old listening to it and playing it by ear and memory. That’s how I learn pieces anyway. It’s surprising how many songs I have hidden inside my head. Sometimes it requires a jog of my memory but I’ve never relied on written music to play a piece, it’s the best way but I’m simply not capable of reading it for now, not to mention I’m impatient to learn (maybe this could be another todo?) So yeah. The piece is pretty hard, but that doesn’t stop me from learning it slowly. When you want to learn something so hard, you just charge onto it head first and do your best, practice does indeed make perfectomundo.