Whilst trying to think of something to write about this morning I thought I’d distract myself by playing the piano. That’s right – I didn’t just make that up in my about me, which somebody asked me if I did the other day – I actually do play.
As I sat there I thought, hey, why not put a video of me playing a song on my blog. Why not? I first went to play Clair De Lune, the first and only Grade 8 piece I learned to play. I was quite sad when I couldn’t remember how to play it past the first page and couldn’t find the sheet music so decided to do something else instead.
I remember when I first moved away from home and to University, my mother said the thing she will miss most is being able to hear me practise the piano. With their being no piano in Spain it must have been at least 2 years since she last heard me play. So this is partially for her, partially for my dear friend LJW (www.mynameislaurajanewilliams.blogspot.com), who said when she first heard me play "Oh! I didn't think you actually had depth!" and partially for those nay sayers who have little faith in my about me section!
It’s a quite simple piece, but it’s a favourite of mine. It’s called Not Perfect. Which is rather fitting since I most certainly don’t play it with perfection. Hopefully you won’t notice the 1000 mistakes and the lack of a sustain pedal (Ours broke when Lee decided to take it apart to see how it worked). As one does in the ‘biz’ I’ll just pass off any mistakes as rubato or jazz. I did play it twice but on the other one a barrage of fire engines and ambulances decided to drive past making as much noise as possible. So that one was out.
Edit: Just read this back and it sort of sounds like 'Not Perfect' is my own song, as much as I'd like to take credit for it it's not. It is however my own arrangement.
This is the original.