Category: Music

Piano Restoration – Part 2 鋼琴大翻新 (二)

Our Yamaha U1 piano had been delivered to the workshop for nearly one week and various components were gradually dismantled. Just received call from A. Hanna & Sons Pianos that additional issues were found by technicians and we were invited to their workshop for a discussion.

To be honest, not a good sign!

鋼琴運回 Workshop 已經差不多一星期,内部零件亦續步被拆開移除。剛收到琴行通知,維修技師發現了更多問題,邀請我們到 Workshop 看看及相討。

怕且情况並不樂觀!

Piano Restoration – Part 1 鋼琴大翻新 (一)

Just as mentioned in my previous post, our Yamaha U1 piano was about 20 years old. It was used by my boy’s cousin for her piano learning and subsequently passed to him. It carried two wonder stories of learning and development in music. From random playing with their little fingers to achieving Grade 8 certification and if possible, we would like to have the stories be continued.

正如之前的一篇説過,家中的 Yamaha U1 鋼琴已有約二十年歷史,原本是兒子表姐自小的學習伙伴。一座漆黑的鋼琴盛載着兩個音樂成長故事;由只懂亂敲琴鍵,到取得八級資歷,如果可以的話,我很希望這故事能一直延續下去。

A Night with Eric 與神共聚

Haven’t listened to Eric Clapton’s songs for quite a while. I believed having only his “Riding With The King” album in my iPhone is the major reason why the chance of presenting his songs under Random Play mode was so low.

Tonight, I came across Eric’s latest album through YouTube’s Ads Algorithm.

很久沒有聽過 Eric Clapton 的歌,原因可能是手機中只有他和 BB King 的 “Riding With The King” 大碟,在 Random Play 模式下很少遇上,

今晚剛巧就碰上 YouTube 在其廣告演算法下推介的新歌曲片段 。

ABRSM Performance Grade Exam – Final Stage 英國皇家音樂學院表演評級考試 – 終結篇

Once the booking of the ABRSM Performance Grade Examination has been made, candidate or his/her guardian has to upload the performance examination recording to the ABRSM Portal.

完成了 ABRSM Performance Grade Examination (英國皇家音樂學院表演評級術科考試) 的預約後,考生需要於選定的限期內呈交錄影到 ABRSM 的考試網站。

Play My Blues – Tommy Chung & The All Blues

Just like most of the people in Hong Kong, running out of space is always one of the major issues. Months ago, I decided to convert (or rip) all my Compact Discs to digital format. Over the past 30 to 40 days, I have ripped around 300+ CDs and now it came to its final stage.

又是土地問題,早前決定要把家中所有音樂CD轉成數碼檔案。經歷數十天,完成了約三佰多隻CD,今晚終於踏入尾聲。

Om

My friend has shared with me her first self filmed video tonight. To my surprise, she managed to present the solid contents fluently for more than 20 minutes without any preparation. Seems like this budding KOL is full of potential.

朋友今晚分享了她第一次自拍的視頻,在沒有任何事前準備下,除了內容充實外,她亦能流暢地演繹了二十多分鐘,看來這個末來 KOL 潛質真不可低估。

一點感觸 Being Touched

十二月往台北的航程不算太長,約120分鐘的飛行時間,減去起飛、進餐、降落等,實際剩餘時間不多。

由於這次在台逗留時間較長,很多日常雜務都要事先安排好,也因此前一天很晚才入睡。坐在早班機位上已覺有些累,想小睡但稍嫌不足看,電影又未必能看得完,最後决定合上眼聽點音樂,稍作休息吧。

Flight from Hong Kong to Taipei is quite short and roughly takes about 120 minutes. Excluding activities like takeover, meal serving and landing, actual flight time is really short.

Since my previous trip to Taiwan lasted for more than two weeks, I had to settle all those ongoing issues before the trip. Having just few hours of sleep before leaving Hong Kong, I was a little bit tired after boarding the plane. As such a short flight time made sleeping or watching a movie not really feasible, I finally decided to take a rest and listen to some music instead.

羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對

週3聚樂部─羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對

住在台北的老同學早前在面書上分享了羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對音樂會。這個由羅大佑和王治平携手合作的Live Show,除了讓大家回味他過往的作品外,也提供一個平台給年輕樂團和樂手作表演。音樂會安排在每月最後的一個星期三晚上。

碰巧十二月份的表演日子,我和其他舊同學一行三人仍在台北,當然不想錯過這難得的機會。