piano is no musical instrument. it’s the piano. said senator tito sotto when i interviewed him for a journalism assignment back in college 16 years ago.
though i don’t play the piano, i love hearing one play. the same reason that i agreed to my mom’s persistent nagging that the boys take piano lesson. eventually, she bought a piano and the boys need not go to their teacher’s place to practice.
seldom though that i hear the boys play the piano. it’s because we rarely visit my mother’s house. i am not aware as well how the boys fair in using the musical instrument.
weeks ago, second son relayed to me that they have a MAPE project and they need to show their talent in class. he would want to play the piano in front of his MAPE teacher and classmates. but because we do not have a piano, he just downloaded perfect piano program on his tablet. and every night, he would religiously practice “down in the valley,” the piece he would want to play in class. the very tight spaces between keys hinder my boy though from playing his piece spontaneously. sometimes, too, he would unintentionally touch the adjacent key making his piece out of tune.
having seen second son’s sincerity to play the piano, i asked for husband’s blessings that we buy an organ. he readily agreed, seeing that it would create beautiful music and harmonious relationship in our household.
second son is set to play “down in the valley” and “pananagutan” today at 10:55am. he would play “down in the valley” because it’s the piece i’ve always requested him to play. he also asked his piano teacher to teach him “pananagutan,” the theme song of abs cbn’s teleserye honesto.
to you, second son, play your pieces with confidence. own the songs, own the time, and make your performance so one-of-a-kind.
by the way, i recorded your pananagutan church performance. you blended well with the san pedro 9 choir. no doubt your piano performance today at MAPE class will be just as faultless!