Thursday, August 06, 2009
A Minor Note
I'm going to try a new use of my blog.
For some years now I've said I wanted to learn to play (well enough to perform) Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp minor. I still haven't done it. I've played around with it and even worked on it a bit with two (or three? I'd forgotten about the two lessons with the Russian teacher till now) teachers.
But life has always gotten in the way, and I still can't play the thing.
I've also wanted to rent a cello and try learning to play it, for some time.
So, here's my idea: I'm saying as publicly as I can think to do it, that I'm going to keep working on this piece. I'll give a blog update every couple of months.
And when I do get it in performable form, then if other circumstances work out, I'm going to reward myself by renting a cello and arranging a few lessons.
Hold me accountable.