Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Just a fun little goal :-)

I'm in my 30's and I'm learning to play the recorder.  That's right.  I bought a recorder and a book a while back and I'm slowly but surely making my way through it learning to read the notes and to play a few tunes.

Why? you might ask - well no real reason.  Just that I've wanted to learn some sort of music instrument and I have yet to convince Terence to allow me to learn the violin.  So I decided the recorder would, not only be easier and simpler, but if I turned out useless the $20 or $30 I spent on it would not be as big a loss as spending hundreds of dollars on a violin.

I have no aspirations on becoming a world famous recorder player (is there even such a thing?) or to even play in front of an audience - so this is really just a little goal for myself.  I didn't grow up learning to read or play music.  I don't think I would have been all that interested when I was younger, but now that I'm an adult I thought it would be cool to be able to play at least something.  So the recorder it is :-).

And so far so good - I can (providing I have the notes in front of me) play Old McDonald had a farm, Hush little baby and Twinkle twinkle little star.  And I'm learning "Ode to Joy" which is a bit harder to get my head fingers around.

Sometimes goals can just be for fun! :-)  Have you learned something new just for the heck of it?


Sharon said...

Wow! You go! I think it's great that you have the motivation to teach yourself something like this. I would love to learn a musical instrument but just don't see myself actually getting down to it.

Lea White said...

That's why I chose the recorder - it is actually pretty simple :-)

Buttons said...

Good for you. B