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Offline ted

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #400 on: June 02, 2006, 04:06:18 AM »
I suppose it is about time I reintroduced myself. I am a fifty-eight year old man from Auckland who obsessively plays and creates piano music. I am not quite sure why or how, as I lack most measurable musical abilities, am a complete primitive of my own making in theory and only had lessons for a few years in my youth. Improvisation, much of which I record, virtually dominates things now but over the years I have also amassed a large heap of compositions in many idioms. Contrary to the usual pattern I see of people becoming set and conservative in their musical ways with age, the older I get, the wilder, madder and more eclectic my music is becoming. In fact, I appear to have reached a sort of permanent, retarded, musical adolescence.

Very early in my life, in order to preserve my freedom of expression, I decided not to earn my living through music. This decision annoyed and disappointed a few people close to me but I am now convinced it was the correct one. I have been a programmer and IT manager for almost thirty years but I am now phasing myself out of the workforce. Musically, I work in isolation, know hardly any professional musicians or pianists personally and, all things considered, this is probably a blessing, both for them and for me. Nevertheless, I have enjoyed the odd post here and on Pianoworld over the last four years, and I flatter myself that I have been able to help one or two particular players achieve a greater personal freedom in their music.
"We're all bums when the wagon comes." - Waller

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #401 on: June 02, 2006, 05:03:07 AM »
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Offline ted

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #402 on: June 02, 2006, 06:37:32 AM »
Thank you Mayla. I always value your provocative questions because they force me to re-examine the validity of my direction. If we do not remain open minded, and continually question and challenge ourselves we do not grow musically.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #403 on: June 02, 2006, 07:05:32 AM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #404 on: June 02, 2006, 05:38:56 PM »
Dear Ted and Mayla ! I join this kissy-kissy conversation before I swoon of jealousy. Oh Mayla, since the first time I read your posts, I'm absolutely in love with you. 

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #405 on: June 02, 2006, 07:03:41 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #406 on: June 03, 2006, 09:09:37 AM »
hahahaha, ic

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #407 on: June 03, 2006, 08:10:13 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #408 on: June 03, 2006, 08:15:13 PM »
I is in love with you my little foxy baby.

Thal :-*
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Offline Mayla

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #409 on: June 03, 2006, 08:27:02 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #410 on: June 03, 2006, 08:48:56 PM »
It's all about fantasizing. We're cyber people here; we're not real flesh and blood beings. Also there's no way of knowing the sex, age, morals, etc. of your cyber friends.

Cyber relationships are totally different than "in the flesh" relationships - the former being incapable of anything more than fanaticized love.

Dr. Johnny-Boy 8)
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Offline Mayla

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #411 on: June 03, 2006, 09:02:11 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #412 on: June 03, 2006, 09:10:19 PM »
oh c'mon, jonny-boy, don't go denying your feelings of love for me through that cyber-this cyber-that mumbo jumbo ;D

Mayla isn't real, she isn't real, she can't be real, it's all make-believe. Get a grip Johnny-Boy. Nothing here is real. Help!!! :o
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #413 on: June 04, 2006, 09:00:23 AM »
stevie, it is impossibe to believe or it is somehow comical to you that somebody thinks and feels they are in love with me ?

ahaha, this pozzible

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #414 on: June 06, 2006, 11:59:11 AM »
Dears and beloved Mayla,

My feelings for Mayla are real.  Love on the first reading exists.  I have this image of her; a tiny, uncertain, timid little lady with brown hair, she likes cookies, she can handle loads of tenderness and loves sipping an old amber rhum once in a while.

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«Reply #415 on: June 06, 2006, 03:46:31 PM »
I think you scared Mayla away Alessandro.

John ::)
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #416 on: June 06, 2006, 08:41:38 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #417 on: June 06, 2006, 10:44:59 PM »
Mayla,

Is mildly wrong not quite right or not quite wrong?  Maybe if I spelled "Mayla" "Mailah" it would be mildly wrong.

I'm just pondering; don't let me bother you.

I like your sense of humor Mailah, I mean Mayla.

John ;)
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #418 on: June 07, 2006, 02:59:53 PM »
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #419 on: June 12, 2006, 04:17:58 AM »
Hello  :)
I'm 28 and new to piano...taking beginner lesson from books.
Struggling in lesson and barely make it  ;D...seriously

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #420 on: June 23, 2006, 10:15:37 PM »
Alright, guess I never introduced myself.

I'm Martha, I'm 16, and I've been playing for 7 years now.

I have 6 students.

I have a diploma in performance, and I want to take one in composing, as that is another hobby of mine.

Me and my friend did piano duet exams, and we won the award for highest marks nationally in it.

That'll do for now, piano-wise.

I also write a good deal of poetry and I like Carol Ann Duffy

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #421 on: June 23, 2006, 10:32:13 PM »
hi 'martha', nice to 'meet' you ;)

 :-*

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #422 on: June 24, 2006, 10:33:00 AM »
Ok, so everyone's joining the fun...

I'm ihatepop (Real name not to be disclosed)

My age is (Age not to be disclosed...you would be shocked at how young I am)

I Hate Pop! (I'sn't that obvious?)

My favourite song is (I don't know! Too many to choose from...)

Hee... ;D

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«Reply #423 on: June 24, 2006, 12:46:07 PM »
Ok, so everyone's joining the fun...

I'm ihatepop (Real name not to be disclosed)

My age is (Age not to be disclosed...you would be shocked at how young I am)

I Hate Pop! (I'sn't that obvious?)

My favourite song is (I don't know! Too many to choose from...)

Hee... ;D

Thanks for telling us so much about yourself.

Welcome.

Thal
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Offline alwaystheangel

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #424 on: June 24, 2006, 05:07:53 PM »
Thanks for telling us so much about yourself.

Welcome.

Thal
well Thal, he did disclose his sex on his profile, although, he doesn't seem very masculine to me, what do you think?
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #425 on: June 25, 2006, 08:14:49 PM »
well Thal, he did disclose his sex on his profile, although, he doesn't seem very masculine to me, what do you think?

13 year old I reckon.

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #426 on: June 25, 2006, 11:07:17 PM »
well Thal, he did disclose his sex on his profile, although, he doesn't seem very masculine to me, what do you think?

I just checked ihatepop's profile and it says that he's a Male. I think he's probably 11 or 12.

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«Reply #427 on: June 26, 2006, 09:07:20 AM »
well Thal, he did disclose his sex on his profile, although, he doesn't seem very masculine to me, what do you think?

people said the same about me, too darn feminine

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #428 on: June 26, 2006, 10:16:02 PM »
people said the same about me, too darn feminine
Yes... I'm sure you're very pretty too, stevie
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #429 on: June 26, 2006, 11:17:50 PM »
been told im a cutie pie *blushes* :-*

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #430 on: July 04, 2006, 05:09:34 PM »
 ::)
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #431 on: July 05, 2006, 12:27:33 AM »
yes?

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #432 on: July 07, 2006, 03:40:44 AM »
hmm?
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #433 on: July 08, 2006, 03:38:40 AM »
okie?

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #434 on: July 09, 2006, 01:13:02 AM »
dokie
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #435 on: July 09, 2006, 09:03:58 PM »
I dont believe it. ive just done something incredible! this is my 10th post!  ;D its nothing compared to walking on the moon or even getting your 4000th post but its still great.

My mums going to be so proud!

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«Reply #436 on: July 09, 2006, 09:17:19 PM »
I dont believe it. ive just done something incredible! this is my 10th post!  ;D its nothing compared to walking on the moon or even getting your 4000th post but its still great.

My mums going to be so proud!


Congratulations. 8)

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«Reply #437 on: July 10, 2006, 03:18:42 PM »

Congratulations. 8)


...says berhard approaching his 5000th post

oh! two more posts to 400
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #438 on: July 11, 2006, 01:11:36 PM »
good.....for a girl  :-*

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«Reply #439 on: July 11, 2006, 08:50:14 PM »
you have no idea how much I hate it when people say that.  >:(  If I could I would jump into my computer go over to yours and strangle you. :o

But since I can't I'll just say:
F you

 :-*
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«Reply #440 on: July 12, 2006, 01:03:02 AM »
you have no idea how much I hate it when people say that.  >:(  If I could I would jump into my computer go over to yours and strangle you. :o

But since I can't I'll just say:
F you

 :-*


I believe he had a pretty good idea... ;)
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #441 on: July 12, 2006, 04:06:22 AM »
Oops, I suppose I should have introduced myself on this thread instead of posting a new one.

Anyhow, Hi Everybody!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #442 on: July 12, 2006, 05:13:00 AM »
Real cute!  Hi.

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #443 on: July 14, 2006, 02:56:54 PM »
Oops, I suppose I should have introduced myself on this thread instead of posting a new one.

Anyhow, Hi Everybody!

so, tell us about yourself:
how long have you played, what type of piano, other instruments, level, favourite piece etc..
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«Reply #444 on: July 15, 2006, 03:22:29 PM »
Hi, I placed a couple of details on the other thread, but I might as well do it here for posterity  ;D

I'm pretty much a beginner at the piano as I joined this forum "at the behest" ;) of my college roommate who's a member around here (he posted his Gould recordings somewhere...). After being exposed to an unhealthy does of Gouldian Bach through his speakers this past year I decided I to learn the basics. I'm currently practicing the fingerings for basic scalar runs.
I only own an electronic keyboard on which to practice, but am close enough to campus at the moment to use their Steinways :)... one of them actually got stolen from a dorm by people posing as repairmen who dismantled it  >:(.

I've played the violin for 12 years now, I am pretty much at a point where I can learn anything you dish at me (http://www.violinmasterclass.com/repertoire.php?type=orch, level 10 on that site). I have some videos posted on my website (www.classiccharm.co.nr), which, by the way, has some piano videos and a live webcam/microphone chat feature in case people here want to share their music live.

My favorite pieces on the piano would be... Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2, and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. I should listen to some more Scriabin before coming to an ultimate decision ;)

For the violin, my favorites include Remembrances from Schindler's List, Bernstein's West Side Story Suite, and Mario Castuelnovo-Tedesco's Largo Al Factotum Heifetz Transcription.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #445 on: July 16, 2006, 12:03:57 PM »

F you

 :-*

name a date and place, and ill be there  :-*

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #446 on: July 16, 2006, 04:21:16 PM »
I give up!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #447 on: July 17, 2006, 01:07:37 AM »
Cyber people? We are more real than you think. Lol, we need a bot on these forums :)

Say hi, to the Heifetz bot!
http://www.stanford.michaelayre.com/community/strad/viewtopic.php?t=122

^^
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Life without music is unthinkable. Music without life is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #448 on: July 17, 2006, 10:21:26 AM »
I give up!


no lady can resist my charms, it seems. mildly.


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«Reply #449 on: July 17, 2006, 11:13:37 AM »
I'll have those lucky charms for breakfast  :P
Music is like making love: either all or nothing. Isaac Stern

Life without music is unthinkable. Music without life is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.
Lenny Bernst