Play by the Rules?  

angelofmercy5 60F
12148 posts
2/24/2006 10:00 am

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Play by the Rules?

Love is alot like playing the piano. First you need to learn to play by the rules.

And then you have to forget the rules and play with your heart.

See first comment inside.

UPDATE!! I left a comment on the inside...but it seems that I am the only one who can see it. So, here it is...

"Some of you know that I play the piano. I have won contests, not because I am the best player...but because I play with my heart. I tell my piano students that anyone can learn to play the notes...but not everyone can make music."



angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 10:06 am

Some of you know that I play the piano. I have won contests, not because I am the best player, but because I play with my heart. When I teach piano.....I tell my students that ANYONE can learn to play the piano. But not everyone can learn to make MUSIC.


VATraveler1948 69M

2/24/2006 11:33 am

I'm going to disagree with your own comment on this one Angel. You may be a good piano teacher but there are some of us who are truly keyboard challenged. I've taken piano lessons and it was a bust[/color. I do pretty well with playing the radio but that's about the extent of my capabilities. Now, as far as your keyboard abilities... I'd love to hear you play something tonight, maybe something soft and romantic... who knows, we might even make beautiful music together.


VATraveler1948 69M

2/24/2006 11:34 am

oops, left out a bracket. See, I'm blog entry challenged too.


rm_unlistedone 67M
2718 posts
2/24/2006 11:47 am

You're right Angel. Once you've learned to play with your heart, all pieces of music take on new feeling, new meaning for you. Sometimes it can just be a "simple, playful" thing that makes others want to play from the heart. Touches, smiles, smells, everything can play into the music from the heart!!!! hug, unlisted


rm_luvpiano2 57M
367 posts
2/24/2006 12:50 pm

Amen, Angel. The piano sings when it is played from the heart. And when played from the heart the piano produces a spectrum of emotions. LOL


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 1:12 pm

Vatraveler....now, first things first. I was NOT your piano teacher...so, you really don't know if I could teach you to play, now do you? But, I do believe that there are people who can learn the notes, but not make it sound like music. Those same people could make words come to life in other ways, as in writing, or perhaps singing. I'll play the piano for you if you would like.


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 1:14 pm

Unlistedone...very true. Playing from the heart can carry over into many aspects of life. Children "play" from the heart. We need to remember this....and allow our hearts that time for play...and the music we could make.....unforgetable. 143


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 1:18 pm

luvpiano...yes, the piano can produce a spectrum of emotions. And my children used to say they could tell what kind of mood I was in by what I was playing. Rachmoninoff.....angry or passionate. Debussy....mellow and passionate. Mozart...stressed sometimes, or nervous. Beethovan...melancholy. Chopin...romantic and passionate. Hey! I just realized that most of the time it was passionate...and something else. Funny! Don't you play the sax? Nothing better than a soulful saxaphone.


rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
2/24/2006 2:20 pm

going out to play with my heart tonight, Angel....
kisses to the keyboards of life and the
pedals on the floor, the strings that sometimes
need to be tuned and the need to practice,
practice and practice....

it's those recitals though...It's scarey when the
neighbors show up! {=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


CantonOhCouple 61M/61F
553 posts
2/24/2006 4:08 pm

We like the sentiment.

Hugs from us.


MsLoveRose 34F  
2432 posts
2/24/2006 4:53 pm

playing the songs in the key of life....

(excellent album)

i think learning how to play with your heart is a wonderful feeling!!!!

live more, laugh often, love much


2xmrclean 60M

2/24/2006 5:40 pm

wonderful , wonderful post!!!! we are writing a melody now..... It's how we live our lives, how we love our friends..... we all are making beautiful music together.... 2x


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 7:01 pm

Goddess....your comment was so cute. And I got this immediate mental image of the neighbors coming out to the recital......of love! Have fun tonight.


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 7:02 pm

Cantonohcouple.....my day wouldn't be the same without my hug from you two! Thanks!


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 7:03 pm

Ladysunrise....wonderful sentiment. The world would be a better place if we could all learn this, wouldn't it?


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/24/2006 7:04 pm

2xmrclean....wise words from you tonight my friend. Heres to making beautiful music!


Viggo57 61M

2/25/2006 7:24 am

Ah to play a duet ....nothing like making music witrh an Angel!

You give lessons?


HighPocKets1938 79M

2/25/2006 9:28 am

That sounds so much like my father. He was totally uneducated formally, but his gift of music was so incredible. Pre-WW11, he was quite active in the music field, having several bands of his own as well as playing side man with numerous (former and present day) famous names.
Like Pure Personal Love itself, music seemed to flow from his fingers with no effort what-so-ever
.
He did try his best to teach me to play, but all of my hardest efforts were for naught. I personally cannot carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it. However, and Praise to the highest, he did instill in me a love of good music, and for that I am eternally thankful.

So Always, my sweet Angel, play with your heart at all times and any critics that cannot FEEL THAT, can KMA to H*** and back.


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 9:38 am

Viggo...I do give lessons? Would you like to take some???


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 9:40 am

Highpockets....I just love your comments here. You are the sweetest man. And I will play something special for you today. Any requests?


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 10:33 am

Fly....awwww...you say the most wonderful things, do you know that? And I am SO thankful that you are my friend.


rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
2/25/2006 12:23 pm

oooo... wish i could hear you play!! i love piano and never got an opportunity to learn as a child - my mother in-law has an (out of tune) piano and i always mess around on it when i go there ... i love it, but haven't a clue how to play properly...



[blog freelove999]


HighPocKets1938 79M

2/25/2006 2:03 pm

Angel, in as much as I do love ALL kinds of music, I will leave the selection up to you, as long as you promise me a private recital, SOMEDAY, hopefully sooner than later.


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 4:51 pm

Freelove...I would love to play for you. Too bad I couldn't offer you lessons. But...long distance lessons, at least for the piano, just wouldn't work!


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 4:52 pm

Highpockets....ok then. A private concert is on the calendar. For tonight...how about a little Chopin...and then some show tunes?


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/25/2006 10:10 pm

Thank you Polly! And you have a special day coming up pretty quick here, don't you?


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/26/2006 6:04 am

Dysgysed...you honor me with that comment! Thank you so much.


papyrina 52F
21133 posts
2/26/2006 8:26 am

very nice saying and very true for a lot of things,whether ,music,love,cooking ect.


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/26/2006 8:44 am

Papy...you are so right. This rule could apply to cooking, blog writing, etc. Thanks for reminding me that this should apply to many things in our lives, and that could make a big difference!


gussax 52M

2/26/2006 2:08 pm

I agree with you about playing with your heart. I am a multi-instrumentalist and actually do not like playing piano as much as other instruments mostly because you don't have as much control of the instrument as some instruments. You can't really bend pitches, and you can't control the volume cresendos, decrescendos etc. as much as on lets say a saxophone, trumpet, trombone, etc. On piano once you hit the key you lose some control. Once you dampen the note, you can't increase the volume again. Being a jazz and blues player, bending pitches is essential, and you just can't do that with piano. With that being said, I love to listen to a good pianist. I remember seeing the 5 Browns on the Tony Danza show and just had to rush out and buy there CD.


SirMounts 104M

2/26/2006 9:42 pm

Well, it agree. I would like to play with your heart. *smiling*


SirMounts 104M

2/26/2006 9:43 pm

I, even. lol


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/26/2006 9:56 pm

Gussax....how I love to listen to a good sax. "A song..played on a solo saxophone". Thank you for your comment...and if you'd ever like an accompanist.......


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/26/2006 9:57 pm

Sirmounts...you are already playing with my heart....you tease you!


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