Play the Piano in One Day … hmmm. Is it possible?
The answer is yes, according to an ad from the 1948 vintage comic book “Gangsters Can’t Win” (I recently sold several old comic books that had belonged to my mother-in-law, but I couldn’t resist paging through them first).
The first thing that amused me was an ad for playing piano in a comic book. I typically wouldn’t think of the comic book reader being a great candidate for piano lessons, but then again — in 1948, I’m guessing piano playing was much more “hip” than it is these days.
Gotta love the two years of lessons for $300 too. Actually, for 1948, that sounds pretty high to me. I thought everything back then was like a nickle, right? 🙂
And I sure would like to hear Shirley, playing so beautifully in less than 5 days. She doesn’t even appear to be looking at the music. Wow! I wonder if I could improve my playing (and pick up an interested guy!) if I had access to one of those amazing slide chord devices?
A quick search yielded a few Dale Shears piano books still out there. Maybe I should order one and see what kind of magic lies inside — then again, I think I know that the “trick” to learning to play the piano is years of hard work.
How about you? Ever buy something pitched in a magazine? I did once, in my teens — something guaranteed to produce gorgeous hair, I think. True to my nature, when it failed to work a miracle, I sent it back for the money-back guarantee (which, of course, wasn’t quite as “money-back” as promised).