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Improvisations
by Michael Simon Toon


I decided to teach myself how to play piano at the tender age of 36 when my singer-songwriter wife became pregnant. I practiced 5 minutes every day, and now, I can play well enough to amuse my 10 month old daughter. I don’t know how to read music, so I just make it up as I go along, or as my wife calls it, ‘composing.’ I set up a gopro to record the pieces, since I sometimes don’t remember them afterwards, like dreams. I never intended for them to see the light of day, so I used the camera’s microphone only. Technically, they could be described as improvised études:


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