Introducing: The Introgirl

I love to finish what I've started. But I'm not good at it all the time.


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I play a lot of songs on piano... but only the introductions. I download and print the first page of the music sheet. After playing it, I move on to the next one I fancy. Don't get me wrong, I can finish the entire piece as I know how to read the notes, but I wanted to try so many I become excited to hear the tunes coming out of my fingers.


Two of the many first pages I played

Lucky me if the melody of the song's introduction is very much like that of the entire piece. I can just repeat it over and over.

The most recent song I completed and even memorized is Hey Jude (Beatles fan here) and that was months ago. The other one is Beauty and Madness which I learned many years back.

So there. From now on, I'll get hold of the complete music sheet and play the entire song. I just need to add more patience, passion, and involvement without losing the excitement... Like being one with the music.

If you have a favorite song or tune played on piano, please share it with me. I might have played it already (at least the introduction) but I want to know your own preferences. Don't worry, you won't contribute to more unfinished songs.

37 comments:

  1. I find great music, especially piano music.
    I myself can not only play an instrument, but do enjoy the music.
    Also I can not read music, I find it amazing that others can.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. The important thing is you enjoy music. You're a good photographer and that's you forte. You're really good at it! Thank you. Irma!

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  2. I love the autumn colors too :)
    I didn't took these photos. I serched it on google :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing them in your post. Thank you, Maura!

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  3. I have played piano for many years and I am glad to know that I am not the only one who wants to keep turning the pages. Maybe it's because when I was taking lessons all those years, I was learning the classics and had to replay them over and over till mastery. Now I just want to have fun and play what I want to play.

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    1. I feel you! When I first took piano lessons (back when I was 8), my teacher would let me play the waltzes and all those classical music when I really wanted to try the ones I hear on radio :) Agreed, let's just have fun now and play what we want to play. Thank you, Jill!

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  4. Hello Lea!

    When you come to Portugal we will drink a cup of tea with a delicious cake. I promise!
    I love music and The Beatles too.
    I'm sorry I don't have the musics to send you, but now I don't play the piano anymore. I used to.

    Lots of kisses

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    1. I consulted Google maps and saw that Portugal is around 23 hours away from Italy :) Thank you. Manuela!

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  5. Oh yes, the joy of playing an instrument. Little known talent of mine that has been passed on to all my kids (thank goodness). I can play anything, not great at any one interments but learning how to read music was one of the best things that I ever did. I especially love the piano. You can play it soft and slow or rowdy and fast, whatever your fancy. Enjoy your music my friend, it comes from your soul.

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    1. Wow, you must be a family of musicians :) Thank you so much!

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  6. Obrigado pela visita e me alegra ver essas partituras músicais em sua página.
    Eu gosto.

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  7. Unfortunately I think I have that malady - might be ADD. I need to make lists so I get things done ;>)

    One of my favourite songs is Never Alone by Lady Antebellum.

    Loved your last post on Venice, especially the photo of St. Mark's Basilica.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

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    1. I agree that's a very good song... But I must hold back my tears while playing.. Thank you so much, Rick!

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  8. Há dias em que quando ando a trabalhar no jardim de nossa casa vou cantarolando temas de que gosto mas será muito difícil escrevê-las para ti.
    Não é por nada de especial é apenas porque os meus conhecimentos de musica foram à sessenta anos atrás.
    Alguns temas gostava mesmo de os ser capaz de repetir.
    Obrigado pela visita.
    A foto do cão era um grande amigo que morreu com apenas três meses. Sofri demais com esta morte. Vou actualizar a foto.

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    1. Contanto que você pode cantarolar músicas, você pode criar música. Muito obrigado! Estou ansioso para a foto :)

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  9. I came from a musical family and from the age of 2 yrs could pick out music on the piano.
    Had proper lesson at 4 yrs and passed many examinations over the years. Then my teenage years came so went on to the modern music but still love the classic. I am pleased you also love the piano.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Wow, you're really a talent. Thank you, Yvonne!

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  10. I like the songs Hotel California and Sweet child of mine too, but my favorite is the classical Für Elise of Beethoven!
    Good luck to play it on your piano :)

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    1. Yeah, Fur Elise is a beauty. Thank you, Majoros!

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  11. Hi Lea. Sorry I'm late. My computer is sick and I'm not sure when I'll have it fixed. Hopefully soon. When everything's back to normal I'll send along my ebook. I can't send emails right now. Of course you can blog about the ebook or whatever you like. I have your addy so I'll forward it on as soon as this situation is fixed. Have a super weekend.

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  12. I don't play any instruments I'm afraid. I wish sometimes I could.
    My youngest daughter is quite musical - she plays violin, guitar and sings. Don't know where she gets that talent from - certainly not me :))

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    1. Your daughter is so talented. Being musical may be in your genes so you certainly have a hidden talent in music :) Thank you, Ellie!

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  13. You are a delight and so talented. I love music but not classical. Now this will tell you what a hick I am. I like old fashioned country music and smooth dance music. I still like the music but at nearly 83 all done dancing but still like the music.

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    1. Thank you, Lucy! Music is for everyone.

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  14. Hi Lea! Thanks for following my blog and introducing me to the intogirl!

    Know what? I started learning the piano this year at the age of 39! Looks like I have lots to learn from you...

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    1. Never too late to learn, Chef! Thank you so much!

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  15. My favorites are the golden oldies. And the ones I have written. I play mostly by chording 'cause although I can read music my fingers stumble over a lot of the notes! :-)

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    1. Chording is fine, Lowell. Wow, you even write songs! Nice :) Thank you!

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  17. I used to like anything by Phil Collins and then one day... I didn't anymore.

    Did I grow up or did the 80's end???

    Nice to meet you, Introgirl, say hi to Lea :)

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  18. As a child I was forced to have piano lessons. Sad, because the way my mom went about it killed my desire to carry on. Keep on playing, I think the piano is a great way to create music.

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    1. Sorry to hear about that, Valerie. Playing any instrument should indeed never be forced to a child.Thank you so much!

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  19. I love music, but I can not play any instruments:(
    (I'm also bad these things start and not finish).
    Good Luck!

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