Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Etude

GGAGCB GGABDC GG (G) ECBA FFECDC

After six months of knuckle breaking classes and exercises which involve contorting my fingers into un-genteel, unladylike claws (for purposes other than cattiness and/or Mumbai local trains that is), I have finally learnt how to play Happy Birthday on my guitar.

Am I rocking or what?

Keep an eye on this space, by December I should have cracked Twinkle Twinkle – and hold your breath, I might even be grooving to Mary had a little lamb.

* Deep bow * (Or should that be curtsy? Hmm.)

P.S. And to think I was taught Happy Birthday on the recorder when I was seven and played it by ear on the synthesizer when I was nine. I used pick up all these songs just by listening to them when I was a kid and play them. Somehow, I seem to have lost the knack. Hero's tone deafness must be catching. (Unfair you say? What is the fun of having a spouse if one cannot blame him for random stuff eh?)

P.P.S I KNEW I should have learnt the piano.Hmpf. After all, better a middling, middle aged Mozart than a swinging, septuagenarian Santana.

P.P.S Sigh.

17 comments:

Iya said...

its not that bad, as kids we tend to learn things faster.. be it music or language..
as adults we do take time and u are doing good..
look at it like this - at b'day parties you attend you can happily flaunt ur skills..

Parul said...

Put it up, we all want to listen to your work.

Meira said...

duh! Santana any day :)
And queen and pink floyd and leppard and linkin park. See...the guitar figures in all :P
You go girl :)

Satish Bhat said...

I second Parul...give us an audio clip !

Aquarius said...

hey wow...good that you are pursuing your hobbies. Its difficult but persistence does pay in the end :)

Epiphany said...

Plz to put it on Youtube...this diary will directly lead to rock on pt 2...

AmitL said...

Heyy,happy birthday,ohh,I mean-congrats!!:)As they say'boond boond se saagar banta hai'(Many drops make an ocean)-so,I guess that applies to guitar playing as well..:)
You know, Cyn,the page opened at the second paragraph(since I reduce the page height at work..shhhh)...and, read that you would crack'twinkle twinkle' by December and groove to Mary had a lil lamb...and,my first reaction was to check if I was at the right page..haha!!:)Good luck!!And,awaiting a link to a recording,pretty soon.

In love with my life said...

In true filmy style, you guys should have an " our song" and master playing that for all milestones in life...

How corny would that be??( you were right..this thing is contagious!!)

Cynic in Wonderland said...

iya - yus i shall go with my guitar to everyones birthday party now. heck i have to prove it to people no

parul, epiphany and satish bhat - it is not RIGHT or PROPER to make rude fun of people. hmpf.

meira - i thought santana too - but seventy year old santana. you think?

aquarius - its really doubtful whether it remains my hobby any more. sigh.

amitl - i wonder whether one can sing congratulations and celebrations to the tone of happy birthday?

in love - for that we need to have one song we like in common no. also "our song" always reminds me of this dame i knew who would shriek at a high frequency every time her song played and start blushing and dancing on her own. quite bizarre it was.

Pinku said...

Thats gr8 ....dont lose hope so soon dear cynic...u shall yet master the stars and the lambs...

Mom Gone Mad said...

Awesome. Now where's the video proof?:-)

Australopithecus said...

I knew it! when i saw your status message it had a familiar ring to it.suddenly from somewhere i could here the voice of my music teacher...

Mo said...

I demand a video of the performance. I promise, it will be the next youtube viral.

Arunima said...

atleast you could play that. I got stuck in the C cord after cuttting my beautiful nails.SO, I stopped.

I can play happy birthday on the piano though. :-)

Maddy said...

lots of images came to my mind - farhan akhtar in rock on, tariq in yadon ki baraat, rishi in ..i forgot the movie and many images of the great clapton...but i cannot think of a single lady guitarist.. but keep at it, and we will probably see you ...

Thanatos said...

And after Mary had a little lamb go right to Stairway to Heaven.

Cynic in Wonderland said...

Pinku - not losing hope, losing patience hehe.

To both the Mo's ( mo and Mom gone mad) - i only do live performances. ha. too much piracy these days.

austro - you also learnt? what, what? we shall do happy budday jamming sessions? yus?

arunima - im beginning to think i should have gone with the piano aiyo.

maddy - oi zeenat swings one around in that hare krishna hare ram song? or does she not? damn will have to youtube.

thanatos, i reckon by the time i am ready to play the stairway to heaven, i will be half way up the stairway myself. sigh