Saturday, January 28, 2017

Numbers, roadside junk and preparing for the future.

Greetings readers (all two of you),

It's been a rather dull couple of years on the posting front.
I've had a lot on my plate outside of music, studying accounting being the chief time sink outside of working (there's always a guitar next to my desk to help me think).

Also, the coffers are hardly overflowing, so new instruments are pretty rare.|
Actually, thinking about it, not that rare. But they also cost very little.

The side of the road seems to be a good place to find instruments where I live.
I've found a perfectly functional keyboard stand, busted nylon string and a snare drum with stand (both in great working order).

This is all in the last 12 months.

I got an acoustic piano for free (moving it wasn't but them's the breaks right?
It doesn't hold tune all that well on some of the keys, but I got a decent tuning hammer and it's pretty easy to get going if I feel in the mood to bash out the one piano thing I know how to play.

There was also a Yamaha Organ that I got for the price of a couple of burgers.

Lastly, I received a very cheap cigar box guitar kit for xmas.
It doesn't have an actual cigar box for a body, its really just made of thick cardboard.
The thing looks cheap ugly, but I was surprised that it sounded ok and is a lot of fun to play.
Now I've returned to my old habits of look around me for things that I can turn into instruments or bend to another purpose.

My shed is brimming with boxes and cake tins that are begging to be utilised for making noise.

I'll be done with my studies soon and shall resume posting on a more regular basis.

Happy new year!

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