(text written on June 24th, 2011)
I’ve been playing and writing
about passions, events, thoughts, theories and more.
And a lot of PianoTweets
about myself and the music itself…
But apart from me, the other Living Source of PianoTweets is:
Named: “Chas. M. Stieff”.
Built: 1916, city of Baltimore, US.
I remember 1998:
From the moment I found him and
played the keys,
heard the characteristic, soulful sound,
I’m deeply in love with my GrandPiano.
I decided he should be my companion.
He joined me
during good times and bad times.
And became a most important part of me.
Of course this melody is far too short for what I feel for my instrument.
The Piano Sings – PianoTweet no. 175
(text written on June 23th, 2011)
Those precious moments when I’m playing…
It feels as if I’m able to creep totally
into my instrument and
play as soft as possible…
To make it whisper…
Then I would get into an area of consciousness that
contains both intensity and passionate tension.
Within the intensity I discover the concentration, the vision;
within the tension I discover expectations, ideas, futures…
In Tense – PianoTweet no. 174
(text written on June 22th, 2011)
If you count with this music, you might get lost.
If you do not count, you could get lost as well.
It made me think of the world today…
Try to get into that Rhythm and you can get lost.
Follow your own path:
at certain times it can be confusing too.
But you probably notice it’s different and
it even might feel much better…
Maybe even perfect?
Search your own rhythm.
Play your own game.
Do your experiments the way you want to do it.
Rhythmic Game – PianoTweets 173
(text written on June 21th, 2011)
Touching a piano or keyboard is all about movements.
Either physical or psychic…
When playing, I know I have some favorite movements
in my fingers, my wrists and arms.
They feel familiar and natural.
And I love the harmonic consequences of those particular movements.
Probably you heard me playing this one before.
At least a variation.
And at least when you’ve been listening PianoTweets for a while…
This way of moving suits to some keys and chords, not to all.
Today’s key is A major.
I start loving the harmonics of this key more and more;
The softness and positivity versus the challenging power is gorgeous.
More and more a favorite key.
After thinking on this phrase for a while,
I must admit that almost all keys are my Favorite 🙂
One of my Favorites – PianoTweet no. 172
(text written on June 18th, 2011)
Just a simple little piece today…
Playing with chords is one of my favorite doings on the piano.
I like to let you hear how the
B major, F sharp major and E flat minor chords are
“tied” together as a family…
Many black keys are involved 🙂
Chords Family – PianoTweet no. 169
(text written on June 19th, 2011)
Almost daily I take the opportunity to look in my mirror.
Not a mirror that shows me my pressumed handsome look…
It’s an internal mirror, mostly accompanied by a meditation.
Every day I want to know how I look from the outside to the inside:
it’s about states of mind, thoughts, reflections, feelings, visions about
the Now, the Past and The Future.
For me it’s a Moment to look, to listen, to feel
if the track I’m following is the right one for me…
A gentle and humble advice:
take a daily look in Your Mirror.
And may everyday’s PianoTweet be a useful help to that.
Mirror Moment – PianoTweet 170
(text written on June 20th, 2011)
I have to laugh about the Mondays.
Coz’ for all in the “civilised world” a week starts at Monday.
Coz’ our working week starts.
Some listener once wrote to me:
“Can’t you present joyful, happy melodies on Monday,
because I feel so bad at monday morning”.
Why split up the week in working and spare time?
Why don’t we live every day as a single, new day?
Since I started this project PianoTweets,
there are no more weekends, there’s no more work,
there’s just Today, Next day, maybe Yesterday…
But being a part of this world,
I’ll really respect Mondays’ problems
for so many living souls amongst us.
I hereby declare Mondays to our new Holy day (instead of sunday).
Holy Monday – PianoTweet no. 171