I struggle a great deal with written and verbal communication due to my learning disability. It always feels like I’m reading and hearing a foreign language. But with music it’s a totally different story.
Music moves me more than words ever will. I can hear music in my head, but I’ve never learned to read notes. I took a few months of piano lessons with a friend down the street over the summer, but trying to learn how to read simple notes on a page was really difficult for me. So, I can still only play by ear.
When I come home from work or I need to take a break from a project, you’ll find me in my front room playing the piano. It’s where I can take off my thinking cap and relax in my happy place. I feel as though I can clear my mind and inspiration just floods into my head. I have created about 15 compositions and have made 25 or so different arrangements to songs.
We are all busy this week so I wanted to keep this post short and sweet, and simply share an arrangement that I put together a couple of weeks ago.
Please forgive me, I’m not a professional pianist, and my piano is 0ver 100 years old and not perfectly in tune. Also, I recored this on my iPhone, so the sound quality isn’t the best, but I’m using what I have.
I hope you enjoy my brief arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”
I wish you all a very safe and very merry Christmas!