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The Christmas Keyboard

For Christmas I got a Keyboard to play
I was thrilled to get this gift on this day
As a child, I studied the piano for fun.
My last piece was Bach and I was done.

Now that I am wiser and an elder,
The desire to perform was my answer
I bought some books on piano theory
Scott Houston’s ideas sounded easy.

Relearning the chords was pain free
His half step rules were simple to see
And the lead sheets eased my left hand
I was on my way to my first melodic band.

Now I was impatient and wanted to play
I had another text with lead melody ways
I flipped through the copy and saw Edelweiss
The black and white notes appeared truly nice.

Only white input guided my refrain on the board
In minutes I knew the sonata and wasn’t bored
I added the chords in time and just fooled around
striking those entire notes created such a sound.

I enjoyed the tune over until I had no discern
When I ended playing, there was no concern
Tomorrow I will try another jingle on my keys
And practice the work until I know it in a breeze.

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This Christmas I received an electronic keyboard for my pc. I haven’t touched the piano since I was a child and this just inspired me to try playing again. I bought some books and got started. One book was by Scott Houston. The piano guy you see on tv. Was a good book. Simple to read. It gave me a good refresher and got me going.

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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    Great write, Monica!

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Monica Engeler

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