Hi!! So here’s my deal with “something new.” I really really really really REALLY want to learn how to play an instrument. The problem is I would love to play them all! From brass instruments, to string instruments, percussion, woodwind instruments…. I love them all but I especially LOVE music in general. I secretly play my daughters piano she left behind when she moved back to the West Coast….. Yup Papoose I sure am!
* Papoose is my daughters nickname her grandparents gave her.
Hopefully I can play beautiful music with my mandolin I will be picking up this week….. Yes I chose the mandolin.Why?
Well, why not?? I understand it’s not a “popular” instrument but it’s a beautiful sounding instrument. Chris Thile is an outstanding mandolinist. His music is breathtaking….. well at least to me. If you havent heard of him, look him up. He’s worth looking into! You may of heard of Nickel Creek? Chris Thile plays mandolin in that band as well as The Punch Brothers.
Did you know that the mandolins evolved from the lute family in Italy? during the 17th-18th centuries? I find that fascinating.
So, It’s a stretch for me to think that I could actually learn to play like Chris Thile but hey, I must have goals! LOL!! But seriously, I do hope to learn well enough to play for the Hospice patients I visit on a weekly basis. That is my true goal. I believe music is a powerful healer even for those facing death. It will not “heal” them physically however, it will heal the heart.
So wish me luck! I’m going to soon start my journey of mandolin playing. I will keep you posted as to how I’m doing 🙂
“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.” William Christopher Handy
“For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one— reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called Taekwondo. Teach myself something new– that’s my prayer.” Sonu Nigam
” I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.” Fred Allen
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