The Piano is an instrument that has been around for an awfully long time. Before the 'modern piano' was invented, there was an instrument called the 'harpsichord' which was very similar to it and was very popular instrument during the 17th century . The 'modern' piano was invented by an Italian called Cristofori, and he was commissioned by Ferdinand de Medici, one of the most prominent patron of the arts during the time of the Renaissance. Now that is my short history of the piano. I just needed to get that out of my system....LOL.
I 've been playing the piano for a long long time, and I have to admit that I used to hate it with a passion. It was my Mom's dream, being a pianist. She basically sat with me through every lesson and made me practice every single day. I used to beg my Dad to help me quit my lessons so I can hang out with my friends and watch a movie at the mall.
Boy, I'm glad that my Mom made me persevere...otherwise, I would probably be struggling with piano the way I'm struggling with the guitar at the moment. I tried playing the guitar, for months and all I ended up with sore and numb fingers. I could only play a few chords...and I'm very close to running to the nearby music school for private lessons or give it up altogether.
Playing the piano is a great way to escape the reality of life. You can pick a song, and you will be transformed to a different place and time. You can choose a happy, romantic or sad tune. Classical, pop songs,Jazz or any kind of song, actually. When I play 'Bella's Lullaby', I imagine Edward playing the piano and Bella sitting next to him. When I play 'Dawn' from Pride and Prejudice, I imagined Lizzie Bennet telling Mr Darcy how much she liked him. Beethoven's pieces are emotional and intense. Mozart is playful. And Handel makes me feel like I'm at the English court.
Actually, I always find guys who can play the violin very attractive. It's something about the way they move....and the sound of the violin, of course. Maybe I should try learning the violin...and forget about the guitar? I'm sure everyone close to me would disagree. Having to listen to me...learning to play the violin... would be a nightmare for anyone's eardrums. Maybe I'll just stick with the piano.