Music has always been a massive part of my life – I grew up surrounded by so many different genres of music and I’ve been playing music since I was 8. From keyboard, flute, singing, saxophone (till I was 18!), piano on and off and self-taught guitar, I definitely grew up around music.
I recently asked my dad to bring my gorgeous electric piano down to Southampton so I can use it and whilst it barely fits in the flat, I’m loving using it so much. It’s so beautiful with weighted keys but the perks of not having to maintain a real piano and keep it tuned and stuff (I can barely keep me alive, let alone a piano or a pet).
I have a few pieces that I’d really love to learn to play but at the moment I’m learning Fairytale by Ludovico Einaudi (give it a listen if you’ve got a minute, it’s a really beautiful piece!) because it’s relatively simple and it’s getting me back into the swing of playing piano again! I often just play chords and sing along but I’m loving having it here to play.
I am starting to play way more regularly and having sheet music rather than playing off my iPad really helps but I’m thoroughly enjoying making more classical music again!
I think I’ll be playing a lot more when I go back to uni and I have more of a routine and for stress relief more than anything else but I also love having that skill under my belt and I want to be better! And I won’t do that without practicing and being a bit rough around the edges for a bit.
I’m going to start making covers again on my YouTube channel as of next week in a move towards making regular content again in 2017 and I’m excited to make the most of my piano, guitar and minimal ukulele skills alongside working with my much more talented friends to make some really cool content!
How lame did that sound? Wow, I think it’s time for bed!
Thank you for reading,
Uni blog: http://sophieannblogs.blogspot.co.uk/