Many of you know what it is: an Etude.
The word “Etude” has its origin from the French verb “etudier”,
which means “to study”.
Rather often I play this exercise to wake up my fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders.
When I was a young boy, I hated “Etudes”.
I must have been lazy.
And sometimes I still am.
Yes, I had piano lessons for many years,
and in a way I enjoyed them.
But I thought studying and making music were two different worlds
that had nothing in common.
I hadn’t yet discovered what I discovered many, many years later…
The possibility to insert MUSIC into an Etude.
Today’s text for this PianoTweet is dedicated to PianoTweets 🙂
Because it’s no. 140!
Which is one of the fundamentals for this “project”.
(in this case the word “project” doesn’t really cover what happens:
for me, it becomes a way of life, more or less).
In fact, 140 as a digit isn’t really a holy digit; like 3, 7 or 12, just naming a few.
Besides, when publishing pianotweets that exceed the 140 notes limit,
I do not quite respect the digit 140 as being “Holy”.
For me PianoTweets has become a Symbol, like a Metaphore.
A Symbol for:
searching and digging
Thank you all for listening to my Symbol.