- We need a real piano. There's a place in Paisley. It's my birthday in April, but anyway I'm not talking Steinway, here. There's a Rosner going for less than 300 quid, refurbished and tuned. And a Kemble from someone in the West End for less than 200...
- We need structure and incentives, and the most obvious one is the ABRSM jazz piano exams. There are exams in November, and Grade One seems like a reasonable goal.
- And it's "we" because this is The Bairn and me.
Meanwhile, if I'm actually going into a piano shop and sitting down, I want to be able to play some bloody thing. The Jazz 2-5-1 chord progression looks like fun, and I can learn that on the Samson.
"Voila", as Johnty Alouette would have said.