I can play piano too, apparently…

This morning I sat down at Dirk’s beautiful new piano, and, well…. I don’t know what happened, actually. Apparently I know a little about how to play it* or something.

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*Full disclosure: I had lessons when I was a kid, but I do know how to read music — slowly — and somehow remember this piece (Chopin’s Prelude No. 4 in E minor) from when I played it 30 years ago. But that’s about all I know how to play anymore. I look forward to learning again, though!

14 replies
  1. Christian
    Christian says:

    Isn’t this the C minor? It’s the basis for Donna Summer’s/Barry Manilow’s “Could It Be Magic.”

    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      You could be right. I asked Dirk what key it was and he tried to recall it from memory, but maybe he got it wrong. That would certainly explain all of the Barry Manliow comments I’ve been getting!

  2. Ian
    Ian says:

    Hey Jesse,
    I am kinda jealous! I haven’t played much but you did a great job! I think that was C but not sure minor or major. Either way awesome! maybe seeing and listening to Dirk helped idk, either way that is awesome!


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