Playing a keyboard was my long time wish. I once asked my parents to buy me a keyboard that costs around 3000 INR. I was studying 4th standard at that time and I used to cry whenever I happen to see a music shop. This made my parents to get me one. They took me to an exhibition in Tirunelveli and got me a tiny keyboard for 30 rupees :). I did not bug them after that and was highly satisfied. I never played anything other than Happy Birthday song.

Now, at the age of 29, not knowing on what to do at home, I searched through my bucket list and found this old wish. Buying a keyboard!

So I hopped on to a music store and brought a keyboard, stand and a chair home.

I have no idea on what to do with these many black and white keys. I’m not going to take music lessons, they charge 20$ for half hour. I’m already broke.

I have decided (do I have a choice here ?) to learn on my own with the help of internet / books and a video lessons from GarageBand of MacBook Pro.



Lets see…In few days I will get to know whether my wish is Playing a keyboard or just Buying a keyboard :D.

  One thought on “Keyboard

  1. November 7, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Congrats Balu. 29 is not late, I got my keyboard at 55. There are so many books in the market with songs and notes. Its a good hobby, so keep it up. Blessings. Have a nice time.

    • November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Thank you for the blessings and encouragement Indira maa!

  2. sash
    November 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Oh man, Balu! You rock!

    This is a similarity that we have had with us until you bought a keyboard which I didn’t yet – cause i always wanted to buy one too! 🙂

    Learn tunes of Ilayaraja. You can bag many girl friends. 😀

    • November 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Sash, I’m learning the basics now. I’m actually playing with the keyboard and not playing keyboard..hope you know the difference 😀

      • sash
        November 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        happy diwali balu 🙂

      • November 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        Thanks Sash, Happy Diwali to you and your family 🙂

      • sash
        December 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

        I think B stands for business too – Mr. Busy Balu. Write something my friend. 🙂

      • December 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

        Wow, you stop by my blog even if there is no new posts. Nice to have readers like you 🙂
        I’ll write soon, Thanks Sash!

  3. sheevi
    November 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    All the very best with your keyboard..even i demanded a violin last year..and my dad actually bought me one. Thanks to him but sadly i just couldn’t learn it..din’t attend any classes for it..just wanted to buy one! Hope one day i ll learn how to play it..hope you learn the keyboard much sooner 🙂

    • November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Nice dad…hope you’ll learn violin soon :). Thank you sheevi!

  4. November 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    It’s feels great to play a musical instrument.
    I know to play a keyboard although not as big as this one.
    Its one of the best stress busters.
    Keep trying and m sure you will learn soon.

    Here is a link of a great pianist whom i saw performing live once.

    • November 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Wow, You play piano… I’ll bug you then 🙂 and thanks for sharing the link, I’ll look at it when I’m home.

  5. VG
    November 8, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Hey good!Soon expecting the tune composed by you 🙂 What else in your list?(Buying things without knowing how to use :-P)

    • November 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Lots in my list, some are practically not possible :). Yes it’s true, I just learn stuffs after buying them. I did not even have time to touch it after the day I bought 😀
      Thanks Viji.

  6. November 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    awesome 🙂 I can assure you that you can very well master the art of playing keyboard with those good online lessons around and with a lot of interest. I learnt keyboard for an year in school too 🙂

    • November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Wow… keyboard player, photographer, writer, what else you do Vandhana 🙂

      • November 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        Lol. All jack of all trade king of none 🙂

      • November 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        But Queen of all 😉

      • November 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        ha ha 😀 I wish !

  7. December 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Age is seldom a constraint when it comes to learning.. All the best!

    • December 5, 2012 at 9:34 am

      I agree and thanks for stopping by.

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