Well, if January 3rd can be “Fruitcake Toss Day,” and February 9th “Clean Out Your Computer Day,” then yes, March 29th can certainly lay claim to the honorific “Piano Day!”
Believe it or not, I’m not making this up (someone else beat me to it – grrrr!). Earlier this year, a German pianist/composer named Nils Frahm decided that the world needed another holiday as much as the piano needed a day to be celebrated. So violá… Piano Day was born! And since pianos generally have 88 keys, there’s no better day to choose than March 29th, the 88th day of the year. (Maybe next year I’ll declare March 16th, the 76th day of the year to be “International 76-Note Keyboard Day.” Or January 1st can be “One-Note Samba Day.” The possibilities are mind-boggling!!!
So how are you going to spend your Piano Day? Since it is a wonderful gesture to our love of music, I hope we can all take the opportunity to spend some time at the instrument and think of each other, as a community. I myself am going to practice a new arrangement I’ve made, since I plan to make a YouTube video of it this week. I’m also going to give the arrangement, which I’m excited about, away for free. But for now I’ll simply keep you in suspense and wish you a happy, healthy, and most of all, musical Piano Day!
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