Laura Sullivan is a contemporary musician
whose original compositions
and renditions on the piano
accompanied by various instrumentalists
are a joy to listen to.
I almost always have music going on in the background while at home. Besides Laura Sullivan, I also put on You.Tube videos like this one: Water of Life – Peaceful Instrumental Hymns. Maybe, listening to this You.Tube hour and a half of music while you go about your business, you will embrace pianists, too.
Enjoy listening and watching –
Do you have a favorite pianist?
(Roger Williams is one of mine.
I ask Alexa to shuffle songs by him frequently).
Is there some other instrument you enjoy listening to?
Do you play an instrument?
We couldn’t afford a piano when I was a kid growing up, but we bought a little accordion from my “sorta cousin” who lived next door. That accordion only had 8 bass keys, so it was limited to songs in the key of F, C, G or A.
Eventually my parents bought me a bigger one – with 120 bass keys – and that has been my instrument for at least 70 years of my life. The left hand buttons do not translate well to the left hand on a piano, but it is a fun instrument to play.
Embrace the Piano Accordion! When you play it, it’s like carrying a party on your back!
Isn’t that a beautiful accordion in that video? And the scenes of Italy are enchanting. But, at the University of the Pacific where I was a student in the early 60s, I was told the accordion is not a “real instrument.” The professors and students made fun of my instrumental choice.
It’s true, the accordion does not have the capability of the piano.
I wish I had access to a piano as a kid growing up!
The piano is an instrument that provides a lifetime of ecstasy!
Even with arthritic fingers, a good pianist can still make it talk.
Notice how Roger Williams’ little finger curls up a lot of the time.
Interesting how he uses it sometimes, but not others.
My fingers do that, too…
My other instrument is the clarinet.
I can’t play it anymore.
My fingers won’t cover all the holes!
You don’t have to worry about that with a piano!
You can share a lot of love, joy and peace
if you can sit down at the piano and make it talk.
Know someone who can do that?
Embrace that pianist!!
What instrument brings love, joy and peace into your life?
Comments on: "Embrace Pianists" (6)
I was a very lucky little girl to be able to learn the piano thanks to you and daddy! I really enjoyed the Italian accordionist. And that piano player truly has a marvelous gift. He plays with such feeling! But I kept thinking ‘Lift up that wrist!’ My teacher would place a pencil, sharp end up, beneath my wrist so I would learn to keep it up. No, I was never hurt. She made sure I wasn’t. I also used that technique when I was teaching piano as a young married woman in California.
I’m so glad you were able to take lessons, learn to play so well, and then use that skill so effectively in your life <3 God bless you! <3
I do like the piano – and the cello https://youtu.be/Z3649dq6boA
Cello is one of my favorites, too. I often ask “Alexa, shuffle songs by YoYo Mann.” It’s so beautiful! In face, I have it playing right now! <3
Thank you so much for that link… I loved hearing the 2Cellos version of Hallelujah <3