I've just listened to this three times in a row, and I'm not stopping anytime soon. [...]
Thank you so much, Kuanpiano! Those kind words hit deeply a soft spot in me, and, well... what a great way to start the new year!!!
Very simple and pensive. [...]
One of the things I am working on this year is to pay attention to clarity and exact note values. I've been somewhat sloppy about that in the past. (That's the "simple" part, probably
). I followed the score as well as I could on this one, and actually, keeping my emotions in check was not easy. (That's the "pensive" part, for sure!!!)
Though it's important to "know the song," sometimes it's a good idea to NOT read the words while you're playing!
I'm also working on a song from this book called, "For Good." That's another tear-jerker, for sure! OMG!... [don't read the words. don't read the words. don't read the words.]
Ha-ha, CA! I take it that you know the show? I would guess so!...
Thank you for listening, friends!