Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Keeping Time

I don't spend time reading music anymore. At least not in the conventional way. I remember something about "beats to a measure" but have forgotten a lot of the rest.

Were some people once scandalized by player piano music and thought it was cheating? Or were they simply amazed that pianissimo and mezzo forte could be reduced to holes in a very long sheet of paper?

How long have we lived in a world where children ask so often "what in the world is that"?

No, I keep a different time with music these days. Like some of you other paper obsessed folks I'm always on the lookout for sheets and rolls to play in a different way. At a different tempo.

While my imagination is busy staring at treble clefs and quarter notes wondering what to make out of them for Christmas, I'm playing musical chairs.

And pondering other measures.

And getting a glimpse of the world in 1918.

The creative dynamics have not reached fortissimo for me yet. It's still time to just do some humming. . . .

I hope your day is filled with beautiful music!
Ciao! for now!


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Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Very cute! I have those tiny PB place card chairs and that dish too! Love my stash of piano rolls and sheet music. Love this post! :)

Bloggymom said...

Love the music themed post. I used to play piano.... until my fingers became arthritic. Now my son plays... music to my ears.

S said...

What a captivating post - enjoyed it very much.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Cute post. I have all of the same items...even the chairs...but I never thought to play "musical chairs" with them!!

Tina Eudora said...

Loved this post and those little metal chairs are darling! I found the crackled face of the clock plate gave me a feeling of nostalgia I know not from where but it tugged at my heart in some indefinable way!
Captivating post!
Tina xo

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Where did you find that beautiful clock dish? Very charming post.

Anonymous said...

Oh what cute chairs. I really want them but I'm sure I can't find them in Sweden.


under spanish moss said...

What a creative and interesting post!
Angela and Renee

Norma said...

Please tell me more about the little chairs!

When I was a child we had a piano that used the rolls, I loved to use them and pretend I was playing the piano myself :)

Claudia said...

Love the little chairs. I still play occasionally, so I can only cut up old sheet music that I buy at flea markets. I don't have any piano rolls....yet!


Pamma said...

A beautiful post!

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