That stuff reminds me of man's attempts at flying documentary I saw. They were hilarious. One was had an umbrella type deal above a round basket underneath and I guess the thought was to flap the umbrella and it would pull it up into the air. Instead it was a flopping, hopping piece of junk that makes me laugh even now as I picture it in my mind flopping, hopping and bouncing around
Seeing the phrase "Learn to play a new instrument" in the same sentence as "Shut Down" reminds me of when I was in high school. My brother had recently switched from clarinet to tenor sax. When he wasn't looking, I took his tenor sax, held down four keys with the left hand and blew a couple of notes. Then I held down four keys with both hands and blew a couple of notes.
That was the sax part to "Shut Down," by the Beach Boys.
My wife plays a Tenor Sax. She hasn't played but a handful number of times since my daughter was born in 1989. Hope now in retirement she will take it up again. She used to be very good at it. She says she is embarrased for me to hear her having to play the same thing over and over. I told I had to do that in 2001 when I started back playing after 26 years and not to worry about it.
I was remembering the fingering wrong. The Eb (concert Db) was three fingers of the left hand and 4 down in the right hand. To play the Bb (concert Ab) move the RH pinky down and put down the LF pinky. In case anyone wants to try to sax part to the Beach Boys' "Shut Down."
Post by twangmeister on Jul 24, 2020 19:48:55 GMT -5
I have had keyboards on and off (mostly off) for 40 years but never learned to play with two hands. I was able to play "96 Tears" and "Take Me Out To the Ball Game". My wife bought a folding keyboard with weighted keys so my grand-daughter can practice piano when she stays over.
Unlike my failed and brief attempt at violin I see my opportunity to expand my piano repertoire.