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#300 – Playing Piano

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Welcome, folks, to my three hundredth comic, which is more or less true, but I do have a ton drawn that I’ve never posted–and never will. Anyways, check out that guest appearance…Ludwig van Beethoven is in the house! What what!

So, about the first eight notes to “Für Elise”? That’s kinda, sorta, the only real music I know. It’s weird though. I’ve been playing the guitar since I was fifteen, and I’d like to think I picked up on that pretty easily. Sure, the chords and finger placements at first were a complete pain, but I got through it. Took some lessons, then taught myself the rest. Here, things are much more complicated.

For starters, let’s take the C chord. From what I’ve looked up online, I’m supposed to use my left hand to play this one, using my pinky, middle finger, and thumb to form it. Now, fine, I try this. Not so many brownie points on being comfy. Everything in my body and mind would rather form the chord using my ring finger, middle finger, and pointer finger. Until I can wrap my head around this, I’m going to be in Stuckville for a little bit. But, hey, chicks love the first eight notes to “Für Elise”, right? Right!


Written by Paul

March 5, 2008 at 9:40 am

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  1. It’s like knitting for me. I get sloppy in my form b/c it is more comfortable. It also takes me longer. If I had focused more on form and didn’t have such poor habits, I’d be turning out afghans like nobody’s business! Good for you and your brain for taking on a new challenge!

    I played AC:WW this morning. 2 orange flowers, gracie gave me a lame outfit, and i caught a spider. I am only missing a barred knifejaw! i got you a ranch bed, if you want it…


    March 5, 2008 at 10:01 am

  2. congrats on your 300th comic – that is huge! 🙂


    March 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

  3. Bitsy: Yeah, and I don’t want to get stuck in a bad habit. So the piano playing is slower going, but that’s ok. I am in no rush. Ranch bed, yes! I bought a lovely…um, something…yesterday for you. Now I can’t remember what it is.

    Kelly: Thank ye! You’re edging closer to the big 1-0-0. 😛


    March 5, 2008 at 11:12 am

  4. I would be your grouppie (think I spelled that wrong- looks like guppie) even if you could only play that line. I may even make a tee shirt with your picture on it. Guess that would be more of a stalker move though. What do you think?

    Tyrone (again)

    March 5, 2008 at 5:11 pm

  5. I think that sounds like a grand plan. I won’t even charge you for my autograph, I’m so nice!!


    March 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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