After High School i waited a semester before diving in to college. I had made up my mind that i was going to major in music, but at the end of summer in 1982 i felt like i needed a semester to cleanse me of High School before sitting in a classroom again. So in January 1983 i began my music education at Phoenix Community College, having enrolled in Choir, Music Theory 101 and Class Piano 101. I had never played piano before so i knew it was going to be a shock to my self-taught guitar rocking self.
And that it was. I had to start learning how to read and write music notation. And although i was really in to it, it was a definite challenge for me. Unfortunately i never gave myself enough time to get comfortable and become proficient at it. After the one semester i decided that i'd rather save music as my haven from the academic world, and so i switched my focus to other things.
Above is the first piece that i wrote during my piano class, although i can't remember if it was ever submitted and graded as an assignment. I think it was just something i wrote down with which i had been noodling on the $50 electronic piano that i bought so i could practice at home. I wonder what it would sound like? I suppose it would probably be a challenge for someone to decipher since my notation skills at that point were pretty sketchy.