My dad wanted his children to be musicians. In 1945 mama sent me to the piano teacher that was teaching Shirl. She paid a hard earned 50¢ for that lesson. Imma tell you, to a kid, it looked like a thousand black and white keys there, with no labels and no pictures. I begged for something different.
Dad being a wise man, decided Jack wasn’t smart enough to master the 88, and allowed me to stop, after an investment of 50¢.
(Above is one of the automated bands in the “House on The Rock, featuring the piano”).
Dad then bought a Sax from a friend, I looked at the number of buttons and refused that. He returned the Sax. Then I said, maybe the Trumpet?
So I was destined for the trumpet with THREE keys, my speed. Fortunately I liked the trumpet. I did learn that there was more to learn than the three keys. But I did learn and enjoyed playing. I became first trumpet in the Elementary School band.
Now back to that confusing piano. Sherry has taken lessons and can play a couple songs. Shirl is very talented and plays the piano and several instruments. Friend Evelyn is a pianist. Josh (Grandson) can play about anything on the piano.
If I remember right, Jackie, who comments here is a pianist. Probably more of you. You have my admiration. I love the piano. I miss hearing that instrument, but just watching anyone’s hands as they play is amazing.
Now I ask you to look at this pipe organ, Can you imagine the talent needed to play it?
(These instruments are in the ‘House on the Rock’).
Now take a look below at these two Pipe organ KEYBOARDS?
Now I have to say, one must be brilliant to even remember the bells and whistles. If you can play these organs, Flying a 747 should be a piece of cake. LOL
Some talents must be witnessed, they cannot be described.
Lady showing off a 1906 Mason (I think of the Mason Jar, no sure they are related)