Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Jun 18, 2017 22:42:23 GMT -6
Kameron didn't really understand why the school had a room for music, but to be honest he wasn't going to complain about it. It was a nice place to go to get away from everyone else since it was usually quite empty. Either not many people knew that it existed or not many people in the school practiced some form of music. Both were equally sad.
However as he neared the room today, lyrics book in hand, Kameron paused. There was sound coming from inside the room that he hadn't expected. Debating for a moment whether he should just turn around and go back to his common room, ultimately he decided to just wait until they stopped playing. That way he could peek in without interrupting and see if company was acceptable.
A break in the music wasn't too far off and once the hall was quiet again, Kameron made his move, opening the door to the room cautious as to not startle whoever was inside. If they reacted poorly he could always just say that he'd wandered by and hadn't expected anyone because the music was stopped. Solid plan. One of his better plans really.
Walking in the room, Kam spotted a girl that he vaguely recognized from class but knew more from... other things. This was suddenly tricky. Did he stick around and chat or did he high tail it out as quickly as he could before she saw him? The question was answer as his gaze caught hers. "Um, hi."
Saying that she was going to go and practice her violin was one way to get away from Edgar for the time being. Though that had been more a positive side effect than the reason for it. She enjoyed playing. Music may have been something that she had started because her parents thought that it was a skill which she should learn, but she had kept it up because she really liked it a lot. It disappointed her that Hogwarts did not have a music class, but she was simply going to have to do with the music room, and practicing in her own time.
Her parents had wanted her to learn music, but they likely would scoff at her if she expressed any desire to do anything professional with it. Not that she was sure that was something she wanted to do. She just liked playing.
Coming to the end of a song, she lowered her violin, and then glanced towards the door as she heard it open. Oh, okay. She had not exactly been expecting someone in particular to come walking through the door, but seeing Kameron Tolbert had not been expected. This was going to be... interesting. "Hello," she returned, and glanced at the music book that he was holding in his hand. "What do you play?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Jul 23, 2017 13:19:44 GMT -6
This was incredibly awkward. Even though he'd encountered the girl a few times recently they had been kind of overshadowed by Edgar also being there since he was incredibly loud and obnoxious and also had to be the center of attention. All the same, Kam could work with awkward. It wasn't animosity or anything after all. That was more of a challenge. This was fine. This would be fine.
His eyes traveled to the book in his hand as she looked at it as well. "I play guitar," he said a bit quickly. "And I sing." Which would help explain why he had no guitar with him. Maybe he should pick up something else since his guitar was usually left at home during school. They were a bit bulky to lug around on a train after all and he didn't really trust the other students to not break it. There was a piano in the room, maybe he could do. "You play violin?" he asked as he noticed the instrument in her hand. Of course she did, if she was holding it. Stupid question.
If there had to be someone in this room... of course it was going to be him. Not that she had anything particularly against the boy himself, but it did make things a little bit awkward considering what had been going on. This was something of a mess. But perhaps it could work out? She had enough antagonism in her life from Edgar, she really did not need it from another person.
Rosalie nodded. "I can't say I have any experience with the guitar," she said. A little bit of singing, perhaps yes, but not to any great depth. "I do, yes," she said, deciding against a sarcastic reply that that was obvious. "And the piano." Although she did prefer the violin more than the piano. It was also a lot more convenient to carry around than a piano was.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Aug 1, 2017 23:11:48 GMT -6
Oh, she played the piano. Would it be weird if he asked her to teach him? Now that it was on his mind he really wanted to learn how to play it. He wasn't really sure why he hadn't wanted to pick it up years ago. It was just another tool to help him be a better musician. Plus it might make writing songs easier if he had something to play them on instead of hoping for the best. It would never replace his guitar but it would still be good.
"Are you good at the piano?" he asked. It was a bit of a left field question, but he'd blurted it out before really thinking that it didn't fit the flow of things. She would probably be suspicious of why he was singling out the instrument she wasn't carrying. Or any at all honestly. Or why he wanted to know. Oh bother.
Why was he asking about the piano over the violin? Why not ask whether she was good at either of them? Who knew if he even had a reason, or had just said the thought as it had popped into his head.
Piano had actually been the first instrument that she had learned to play. Though as soon as she started violin, she begun to favour it more, which probably made the violin the stronger of the two instruments that she could play. Though she didn't think that she was necessarily bad at it. "I think so," she said a little slowly, wary of just saying yes, and sounding arrogant about it.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Sept 8, 2017 19:40:15 GMT -6
Her response had his cheeks flushing red. She definitely thought he was being a weirdo. That much was very clear now. He really needed to learn to filter himself better when it came to music, but he just got so excited about it that things just sort of got blurted out before he thought them through.
At least now he had to the sense to stop the second half of his questions for her. They definitely did not know each other enough on any level for him to ask her for a favor. He would just have to pick it up in his spare time. He had enough of an understanding of music that he should be able to teach himself the instrument. Right? That was totally how it worked. "I've been wanting to pick it up. Is it very difficult?" That was sort of better. Kind of. Maybe.
"Um," she said, and frowned thoughtfully. Was the piano hard? She felt as though that was a question that she should have been able to answer, considering that she knew how to play it. "I've been playing it for so long that I don't really remember learning it," she said truthfully. That really was not the most helpful of answers, but she was unsure of what else to say.
"Sorry, that isn't very helpful. I think you should pick try pick it up though, it's a nice instrument." Even if it was not a particularly convenient instrument, as it wasn't anywhere as easy to move around as the violin was. She couldn't exactly pick up a piano and take it with her, could she?
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 8, 2017 23:31:52 GMT -6
Well at least she wasn't being rude to him for being weird. That was something. He really did need to learn how to lead into things more clearly than just blurting out what he had on his mind at the time. That was going to get him in trouble some day. Either way, it was going well enough for him this time and that was what mattered right now. He just had to make it through the rest of the conversation without being weird again.
"Oh, how long have you been playing?" he asked curiously. He could definitely understand doing something for so long you don't remember the start of it, though, because that's how he was with his guitar. "Maybe I will over the summer when there's more time. And less people to hear me suck at it." That sounded like a good plan. He could probably get a keyboard or something from somewhere to get the basics down considering he didn't have a piano at home.
She paused, trying to think back to how long it had been. Being so small her memories of it were hazy. "Maybe about five, four...?" And then a couple more years after that until she had picked up the violin. At least the piano wasn't an instrument you had to hold, so it was easier to pick up when small.
She gave a faint smile. "Easier to start when you don't have people you feel might judge you for it," she agreed. Not that her home was particularly safe from that either.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Jan 24, 2018 23:31:49 GMT -6
"Oh, that's young," he commented. But he didn't sound all that surprised. He'd been fairly young himself when he started to learn the guitar from his mum. It had been their thing, and he couldn't let it go now that she was gone. It was the last thing he had besides his memories and those hurt a lot more than his music. Because he could make new music that was just his.
"I'm not so much worried about the critics as I am my reputation." Or the reputation he liked to pretend he had. People knew he played music, and many had heard it, but he wasn't sure that really garnered a rep.