Thursday, July 13, 2006


I've developed a new fascination: Chords. Until recently, I've simply played the exact notes on the page when playing the piano. In the past several months, however, I've begun to discover an entirely new world of of music in Chords, the way they operate, the way they overlap, and their patterns. I never realized that music has such a mechanical/technical side (sure, I've had a little music theory... but never thought about what it means practically!), but it most certainly does. And it's fascinating.

Helmut and I have been getting together to practice various songs for the coming Sundays, as our dear Pianist will be out and about. He's shown me some common chord patterns that quite a few songs use... for example, we played several very different songs, all with the chords A minor, F major, and G major. One song had a C major thrown in, but other than that, it was a simple circle of the three aforementioned chords.

Forget the Drehleier... I think I want to start a band, afterall.

Positive Quote of the Day: "Every cloud has a silver lining."

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