Thursday, April 19, 2018

Guitar and Me

Hello,

It's been a while right?

Tonight, I'm thinking of talking about guitar and me.

Not that many people know that apart from me loving drawing & painting, I have a thing for musical instruments as well.

It started with the recorder, obviously, since that's the only instrument all of us had to learn during the primary school. You know that we learnt all the boring songs right, haha. So when I first heard one of the boys played Januari by Glenn Fredly (I was 11 years old), I was mesmerized, like, ''Oh, we can play other song too on the recorder?''

I rarely listen to music back then but I think I've heard it in the radio. Those days without internet and all, I didn't have the resource to search for that song, to listen to the full song. So what I did, since I want to play it so much, I relied on my ears and memory. I did try and error on what I've heard from that boy. And with that effort, I succeeded, albeit it's only the chorus.

Years by years, I played the recorder based on what I heard. I never truly learn to read music sheets, only trained my ears. After all, it's only for fun.

After recorder, I got interested in the piano. I know I can't afford the piano, so I will secretly play the piano in the main hall of my hostel (Kolej Tun Syed Nasir), during lunch hour, or in the evening around 5pm. I remember how my fingers were shaking whenever I put them on the keys haha. I just love the sound of piano. Since I never learn how to play, or even research on how to start playing the piano for beginners, what I did was relied on my ears again, and try and error which keys I thought fitted. And with one hand of course. One key at a time, but of course the sound made me relieved somehow.

So, after I graduated, and started working, saved up some money, I learnt about purchasing online at Lazada hahaha. I don't know why, but I suddenly want to try the flute. So I bought the one from China, and to my dismay, it sounded exactly like a recorder. Maybe something to do with the G key? I don't know. Flute is hard to learn at first, since I need to position my lips accurately to blow off the air into the hole. So by time, I got bored.


So after a while, I thought about learning to play the guitar. I don't remember how I suddenly interested in playing a guitar, when before this I never was even a tiny bit interested in it. So on December 2016, I purchased my first guitar at Lazada around RM145. The brand is Mukita. I learnt how to play it by the internet and youtube. First, I learnt about whatever it is that made the guitar, eg. the strings, the fret, capo, tune, strumming pattern, etc. I installed an apps and that apps really helped me in learning the chords. So I mastered the 4 basic chords, and learnt how to read sheets. Sometimes when they are new chord I don't know in a certain song, I will looked it up and learnt it specifically. Like the Am, Dm, E, F, Em7, etc.



Now it's 2018 already. I am still a very newbies in playing guitar, but I can play some songs now, provided I have the lyric in front of me haha. I actually really hope to play guitar well, and someone to teach me. Frankly, there are some times that I really want to give up since some chords are really hard and I wasn't sure if it is the right sound or not.

But, I remember somewhere I read, "Don't say you are not skilled at something unless you tried it for hundreds time".

So, that was my journey on my music instruments experience. My next bucket list is to buy a Keyboard piano. Or, can I get it as one of my hantaran? Hahaha!

Ermm, talking about marriage, I kinda afraid about my future partner knowing about my little interest. Some people might think that a girl who love music instruments is, I don't know, weird, not Islamic? Hmm.. By the way, I seriously need to find a guy who is at least have one of these; can draw, can paint, love to sing, play guitar/piano/any music instruments, can write, or have the interest in anything related with arts. I just want my future offspring to have art in their blood hehehe. Just like how my father and mother both at least draw, and alhamdulillah all 6 of their children, well I can say we draw quite well, in our own style.

Alright, see you again ^^
General election is coming~
I'll be the first time voter, yahoo~








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