Learning to Play the Piano, James Rhodes’ Style + Extra

About a month ago, I saw an article on the BBC, with video, about pianist James Rhodes and his attempt to teach the masses to play a Bach prelude (in C, BWV 846) on the piano in six weeks at about 40 minutes per day. I thought it was convincing. I liked how it wasn’t about scales and other monotonous piano and mandatory musical teachings. And I thought six weeks at 40 minutes a day was a reasonable commitment I could commit to just to see if I could do it as a catalyst to a more serious attempt at learning piano. So off I went to order a cheap keyboard and James Rhodes’ How to Play the Piano book, to be supplemented by his website, to learn the piece below!

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“Obama Won” Memes to Celebrate Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential Victory!!!

CNN just projected Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the USA in 2012 as I write this! Woohoo!!!

To celebrate, I thought I’d share some pics that you can post to show your feelings about the victory… and maybe get a few laughs!

Great Love Songs #22 to #29 for February Facebook Meme

In late January, I proposed a Facebook meme to share a love song a day for February that contains Valentine’s Day.

Here were the firstsecond and third sets of seven songs I had shared.

Below is the fourth and final set of seven great love songs I shared, with some short commentary for each. Actually, for the Februaries with 29 days, I’ve included a bonus song.

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