Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I Learned ...

7. Playing the accordion is very difficult.

I was given an accordion for my birthday. I wanted one badly. I imagined myself playing French songs, Bulgarian folk songs and the soundtrack from Amelie.

Then I got intimidated. It was so loud when I played it. I was worried about my neighbours. I didn’t want them to come round and ask me what was going on, like they did when I got a puppy and she shrieked all night like a monkey. The noises I was making with my accordion where that bad. So, I put the accordion on a shelf and ignored it for months.

Today I took the accordion down. I looked up simple sounding songs on Youtube. I tried again. Properly this time. I learned that yes, playing the accordion is very difficult.

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