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Offline jepoy

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #550 on: April 01, 2007, 06:40:02 AM »
First name: Jeff
Last name:
Place of birth: Philippines
Date of birth: June 13
Were I live: Pagadian City
What I like: Music, Archaeology, Fashion
Astrology: Gemini
Hobbies: Playing the piano, backpacking, digital photography, video editing, badminton
favorite school subjects: Archaeology, Math, Philosophy, Spanish, Literature
My idol: Jose Rizal (national hero)
Favorite movies: Superstar, Romy and Michelle, Zoolander, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Music: classical, contemporary, jazz, rock
Best game: tennis
I am good at: computer programming, dancing.
I hate:  self-righteous, religious zealots
Favorite animal: koi
Favorite food: steak, pizza
I wanna be: a pianist
My greatest wish (for now): Perform four concerti in one night in CCP (Philippine's most prestigious concert hall)

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First approach at the piano: 4-5 yrs old
Taking lessons: four years + a long period without lessons + three years (off and on) 
Performances: Paco Park (2005) and Philamlife Theater (2007)
Competition: none
Favorite composers: Chopin, Bach, Liszt, Saint-Saens, De Falla
Favorite Pianists: Hoffman, Rubinstein, Argerich, Licad
Favorite Piano: Steinway (I don't own one yet)
Favorite pieces: Tristesse (Chopin's Etude Op10 No3), Molina's Malikmata, Santiago's Nocturne in Ebm, Saint-Saen's Piano Concerto #2 in Gm (especially the first movement)

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #551 on: April 04, 2007, 04:11:59 PM »
hooray for lord of the rings, rock, and pizza!
"I could fly or fall but to never have tried at all
Scares me more than anything in the world
I could hit or miss, but to just sit here like this
Scares me more than anything in the world"
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #552 on: April 13, 2007, 03:50:29 PM »
Hi...

well, i didn't know how i got into this forum..but everything happens for a reason right? This forum is awesome!!

ok, about me. i'm gonna finish high school next year. I'm totally screwed 'cuz i have to give grade 5 theory in June. I'm not such a pro at playing the piano but trying my best to get there (i think  :( )
and umm..i stay in India, but i'm not indian. I've been playing for about 6 years.

 ;D

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #553 on: April 22, 2007, 10:47:15 AM »
Nice to meet all of you! :D

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #554 on: April 23, 2007, 02:42:02 PM »
nice to meet you to ;)
"My advice to young musicians: Quit music! There is no choice. It has to be a calling, and even if it is and you think there's a choice, there is no choice"-Vladimir Feltsman

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #555 on: May 02, 2007, 10:57:14 AM »
Hi...

well, i didn't know how i got into this forum..but everything happens for a reason right? This forum is awesome!!

ok, about me. i'm gonna finish high school next year. I'm totally screwed 'cuz i have to give grade 5 theory in June. I'm not such a pro at playing the piano but trying my best to get there (i think  :( )
and umm..i stay in India, but i'm not indian. I've been playing for about 6 years.

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I'm SURE you're getting there.

Good luck for your grade 5 theory!!!

ihatepop

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #556 on: May 06, 2007, 08:26:08 PM »
hi everybody,

i am pianowolfi´s neighbour!
i don´t want but i HAVE TO listen him every day!!!
i know everything about him! i cannot do a recording without Wolfi´s pieces in the background. :o
But the fact is...i am sad that i have to move  :'(

i have my performing diploma at the end of june. Wish me good luck!!

mucak

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #557 on: May 07, 2007, 12:16:13 AM »
are you the one he said he hears practicing the goldbergs?
"My advice to young musicians: Quit music! There is no choice. It has to be a calling, and even if it is and you think there's a choice, there is no choice"-Vladimir Feltsman

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #558 on: May 07, 2007, 12:23:38 AM »
Uh....

Imbty...

He only has one post.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #559 on: May 07, 2007, 03:11:49 AM »
are you the one he said he hears practicing the goldbergs?

Yes, that is what I said :) Welcome Mucak ;)

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«Reply #560 on: May 07, 2007, 04:12:37 AM »
Oh duh...  :P

I though imbty was saing that Mucak was the one doing the hearing, and wolfi was the one playing.  My bad! 

Welcome to 88st Mucak!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #561 on: May 07, 2007, 07:08:20 PM »
hi everybody,

i am pianowolfi´s neighbour!
i don´t want but i HAVE TO listen him every day!!!
i know everything about him! i cannot do a recording without Wolfi´s pieces in the background. :o
But the fact is...i am sad that i have to move  :'(

i have my performing diploma at the end of june. Wish me good luck!!

mucak

Wolfi's neighbour.

I bet you love it when all his cuckoo clocks go off every hour.

Thal
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Concerto Preservation Society

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #562 on: May 07, 2007, 07:15:37 PM »
Wolfi's neighbour.

I bet you love it when all his cuckoo clocks go off every hour.

Thal

Thal she will not understand your insider jokes. She has just joined. She is a really great pianist whom I very much appreciate. Welcome her decently :) And I tell it to you the last time: CUCKOOO CLOCKS ARE NOT SWISS!!  >:(

Rofl ;D

Offline counterpoint

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #563 on: May 07, 2007, 07:58:32 PM »
And I tell it to you the last time: CUCKOOO CLOCKS ARE NOT SWISS!!  >:(

Rofl ;D

Cockoo clocks are from Black Forest, that's in Germany. I have one  ;D
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«Reply #564 on: May 07, 2007, 09:36:11 PM »
Cockoo clocks are from Black Forest, that's in Germany.

Exactly that is what I tell him since MONTHS: ;D :P

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #565 on: May 19, 2007, 05:17:25 PM »
BLOODY HELL.

If you go back to the first page of this post, you can see that Ludwig posted this 5 years ago, that is such a long time, my god, is Ludwig still round, and what about Janice, I haven't ever seen such a long post, so tell me Ludwig, if you are out there, does it seem so long ago, how do you feel?
just cos i act like a biaatch.....doesn't mean i am one!!

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«Reply #566 on: May 19, 2007, 11:13:42 PM »
hi everybody,

i am pianowolfi´s neighbour!
i don´t want but i HAVE TO listen him every day!!!
i know everything about him! i cannot do a recording without Wolfi´s pieces in the background. :o
But the fact is...i am sad that i have to move  :'(

i have my performing diploma at the end of june. Wish me good luck!!

mucak

Lol mucak if you don't soon post more here I need to come and ring your door bell to remind you of ps ;D

Offline amelialw

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #567 on: May 29, 2007, 11:01:26 PM »
First name: Amelia
Last name: Lin
Place of Birth: Singapore
Age: 20
Place where I live: Canada
What the place is like.. Sunny&Windy now.
Astrology: Aries
Hobbies: reading, scrapbooking, anything to do with classical music
Favorite school subject(s): music
My idol: my piano teacher
Favorite movie/serie: no idea
Music: Classical piano
Best game: Sims 2
I am good at.. music
I hate... history
Favorite animal: dog
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite candy: Chocolate
I wanna be... a classical pianist, just like my teacher
My greatest wish: to become a well-known classical pianist

Piano related:

First approach with piano: 2&a half yrs at yamaha
Taking lessons: since i was 2&a half
Performances: Recital at the music school, school events
Competition:  richmond music fest this year
Favorite composer(s):  Mozart, Debussy, Chopin
Favorite pianist(s): My teacher& Hough
Favorite piano: Steinway Grand &Kawai Grand
Favorite piece(s): Mozart Concertos`, Chopin`s Andante Spinato&Grande Polonaise, Mendelssohn`s Rondo Cappricioso
J.S Bach Italian Concerto,Beethoven Sonata op.2 no.2,Mozart Sonatas K.330&333,Chopin Scherzo no.2,Etude op.10 no.12&Fantasie Impromptu

Offline ihatepop

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #568 on: May 30, 2007, 12:38:33 PM »
Welcome!

I'm from Singapore too! ;D

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #569 on: June 14, 2007, 12:30:45 PM »
This is the first post from a new guy. I've been enjoying browsing the site, and I'm glad there's a forum of this sort - really happy, actually.
 
The name's David. The screen name, Furtwängler, I chose after the great German conductor who, musically, is an ideal. (Now I'll go on misrepresenting him for my lack of creativity in choosing a screen name that's not somebody else's name...)

Ah...well. I'm 25, have been working as an accompanist for a small university, and have had the good fortune of giving a solo performance every so often. I love music  past a healthy point, the amount of recordings consumed being obsessive (Who needs 70 Mahler 6th's?!)

Anyway, it's nice to have a sight like this available. I'm really going to enjoy it. :)
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«Reply #570 on: June 17, 2007, 01:17:09 AM »
Welcome! Hope you have a good time here! ;)

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«Reply #571 on: June 17, 2007, 03:26:01 AM »
i'm brand spanking new here but i've been playing piano for years and recently started to work on them as well.  nice to be chatting with you all!

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«Reply #572 on: June 17, 2007, 05:06:19 AM »
Hello to all the new people. :)
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #573 on: June 17, 2007, 11:52:13 AM »
Hi!!

my name: Boran
where I was born: Al-qamishly- Syria
where I kive now: Erbil- Kurdistan- Iraq
my birthday: 7\8\1991
my age: 15& 10 months
I study: in the Fine Arts institute- music Department- Piano
I'm a student: in the first year (well.. I passed the exams of the year, & was the top in my class.. so I guess now I'm in the 2nd year  ;D )
my favorite food: whatever.. but I like spagiti & pizza& chocolate Ice cream  :P !!
hobboeis: reading - listening to classical music..
I can speak: Arabic- Kurdish- English.
my dream is: to become a pianist.. & play la campanella or Fantasie-imprompto in my thesis (what do you call it ??? ) after 4 years!!

now about piano:
started: 6 months ago!!  :-[
taking lessons: the same (6 months)
performances: when I was in the secondary school on keyboard, & in institute for Korean soldiers  ;D coz I'm the best pianist in the institute now  ::) (yeah I know!! coz the rest are terrible!!   :-X )
competition: when I was in Syria (5 years ago).. I was one of the best 14 keyboard players in Syria (for who are in my age).. but no piano competitions yet  :'(
favorite composer: Chopin  :-*
favorite pianist: I don't know any.. there is no pianist's cd's here  >:(
faovrite piano: I don't know.. all the pianos I saw in my life (4 pianos) were un-tuned (is that how you say it??? ) Yamahas!!! but .. according to my teacher says.. i'd like to touch   
a stienway & sons grand  :'(
I wanna go to europe to study music after I finish institute or college..  :)
any comments??  8)
   

 

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #574 on: June 17, 2007, 07:42:38 PM »
i've always wanted to visit Iraq, it seems like a really fascinating place to see and explore the history and culture

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«Reply #575 on: June 18, 2007, 11:06:20 AM »
i've always wanted to visit Iraq, it seems like a really fascinating place to see and explore the history and culture

oh believe me you don't want to come to Iraq.. well Kurdistan is not that bad.. but elictrisity , water are terrible, the weather is sooooooooo HOT! & the socity doesn't respect musicans  .. not a nice place to live in.. could be better in a few years. but not now!!!!

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«Reply #576 on: June 25, 2007, 10:29:26 PM »
Just realized i'd never done this:

First name: Matias
Last name: Vestergård Hansen
Place of Birth: Denmark
Age: 18
Place where I live: Denmark
What the place is like: Nice, and not too exciting.
Astrology: Taurus
Hobbies: Music, books, movies, art in general
Favorite school subject(s): music, philosophy, danish
My idol:  No-one, really. i admire many things.
Favorite movie/serie: Life aquatic with Steve Zissou
Music: Classical, Jazz, some electronica
Best game: Sims 2
I am good at: Music, I'm incredibly nerdy (passionate?) about things i like.
I hate... Pretentiousness, which is a pretentious word
Favorite animal: dog
Favorite food: depends
Favorite candy: Chocolate
I wanna be... A music teacher.
My greatest wish: Professor at a conservatory

Piano related:

First approach with piano: 2½ years ago, though i've always wanted to play, just never had the money to afford one
Taking lessons: 1½ years, two teachers
Performances: Various minor concerts
Competition:  two small competitions (won one!)
Favorite composer(s):  Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Milhaud, Korngold, Ginastera, Britten, etc.
Favorite pianist(s): Argerich, Richter, Michelangeli etc.
Favorite piano: No idea
Favorite piece(s): Poulenc Clarinet sonata and "la souris", Ginastera first sonata, Prokofiev 8th, L'enfant et les sortilèges... too many to pick really. Also, "Was du mir bist?" by Korngold. music for the end of the world...
Belles journées, souris du temps,
vous rongez peu à peu ma vie.
Dieu! Je vais avoir vingt-huit ans...
Et mal vécus, à mon envie.

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«Reply #577 on: June 26, 2007, 04:20:45 AM »
Introductions are sexy.  :-*

I'll be talking to Larry on Wednesday.  That's hot.
That's hot.

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«Reply #578 on: June 26, 2007, 05:11:11 AM »


Well, I'm new here so I'll do this too

First name: Austin
Place of Birth: America
Age: 15
Place where I live: America :P
What the place is like: lately, hot.
Astrology: Cancer?
Hobbies: Piano (obviously  ::)), photography, knitting, drumming
Favorite school subject(s): art
My idol: none really... people in general aren't worthy of the title :P
Favorite movie/serie: a few... Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander, Les Miserables
Music: I like lots of music. I obviously like classical stuff, but I also listen to a lot of metal, rock, emo/screamo, prog etc...
Best game: as in video game? I don't really play any very often... but I do love Smash Bros 64 XD
I am good at: I don't consider myself completely "good" at anything, but people tell me that I am good at piano and at photography...
I hate... arrogant people
Favorite animal: well now that depends... are we talking about as a pet? or just to look at? or to eat?  ;) jk my favourite (as a pet that is.....) would be cat
Favorite food: sushi!
Favorite candy: idk... chocolate?
I wanna be... a Van Cliburn winner  ;D

Piano related:

First approach with piano: as in when I started taking lessons? about 10 years ago (this summer/fall)
Taking lessons: ...? I'm taking lessons right now, yes
Performances: just recitals that my teacher has, and one benefit that I put together
Competition: none really to speak of, except little high school type things
Favorite composer(s): Debussy! Chopin, Bartók, Prokofiev, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin....
Favorite pianist(s): Yundi Li, Olga Kern, Oleksiy Koltakov, Argerich..
Favorite piano: I LOOOOOOVE Fazioli pianos. Steinways are alright... But I dream about Fazioli pianos! 0_0 right now I just have an Essex upright piano (I guess it's designed by steinway but made by some other company?). I'm (hopefully) going to be upgrading to a steinway grand within at least the next couple years though  ;D
Favorite piece(s):
The sentence below this is true.
The sentence above this is false.

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«Reply #579 on: June 27, 2007, 12:37:30 PM »
First name: Grace
Place of Birth: Aussieland hehe
Age: 14
Place where I live: Vic
What the place is like: raining lately
Astrology: Cancer
Hobbies: Music, drawing, writing and being with my friends
Favorite school subject(s): English
My idol: me mum!
Favorite movie/serie: Tuesdays with Morrie
Music: Pretty much anything, apart from opera
Best game: don't have one
I am good at: English.. although people say I'm good at piano too.. but I dunno if I agree
I hate... people who are arrogant/lie
Favorite animal: dogs, or horses
Favorite food: i have too many
Favorite candy: smarties
I wanna be... I dont know... something in social work probably.

Piano related:

First approach with piano: when I was a baby banging on the keys? I started lessons at six though
Taking lessons: Yeah
Performances: School recitals, and thats about it
Competition: yet again... just school comps
Favorite composer(s): Chopin! Also, beethoven and Mozart.. oh and you can't forget Dulcie Holland.. great kids composer
Favorite pianist(s): Yundi Li and Madame de Larrocha
Favorite piano: don't shoot me, but I really like Kawais haha
Favorite piece(s): The Lost Seagull - Dulcie Holland, The Little Niger - Debussy, Nocturne in G minor op 15 nr 3, and La Campanella - Liszt

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«Reply #580 on: July 01, 2007, 04:51:07 PM »
First name: Gary
Place of Birth: Scotland
Age: 16
Place where I live: Scotland ~ Glasgow
What the place is like: Want a long version or short version? LOL
Astrology: Saggitarius
Hobbies: Reading, writing and...other things...  ;)
Favorite school subject(s): Physics, Chemistry, Psychology and Home Economics
My idol: Don't have one...
Favorite movie/series: Harry Potter (Don't know why! LOL)
Music: Classical?
Best game: Final Fantasy X
I am good at: Reading, expressing myself
I hate: Spiders, arrogant people, boredom, injections
Favorite animal: Cats
Favorite food: Too many to list!
Favorite candy: Don't know...
I wanna be: a chef, a lawyer or a Psychologist

Piano related:

First approach with piano: When I was 13
Taking lessons: Yes...but only for an E flat Tenor Horn
Performances: None
Competition: None
Favorite composer(s): Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart and Pachelbel
Favorite pianist(s): What is the difference between a pianist and composer?
Favorite piano: Don't know...
Favorite piece(s): Debussy's Clair de lune and Pachelbel's Canon

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«Reply #581 on: July 02, 2007, 09:49:30 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I just joined last night and am still finding my way around the forum. From what I've seen so far, this place is very helpful to students and teachers alike, as well as performers. (I consider myself both a teacher and a performer)  8)

I was blessed with musical parents who encouraged, supported and prodded when necessary. The neighbor on one side of us was a pianist and choir director at one church, while the neighbor on the other side of us was organist at another church, so I was quite literally surrounded with music from an early age. Some of my earliest memories, in fact, were of playing in a playpen behind the piano while my mother rehearsed with a choir.

It was no surprise, then, that I began playing at age three, started formal lessons around age seven, and was accompnying church services at age eleven. By high school I was directing one choir and accompanying another.

Currently, I have about thirty private students ranging from preschool through adult. I also serve as pianist and music director at my church. Several local schools, as well as private voice teachers call on me to accompany their students for competitions and recitals.

Lest you think I have no life outside of music, I have the strange hobby of being obsessed with attending NFL games, and I have the very enjoyable, but  completely useless skill of playing in three different fantasy football leagues. So if I make random comments about quarterbacks, depth charts and divisional standing, please be patient. :)

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«Reply #582 on: July 30, 2007, 05:04:13 AM »
First name: Rachel
Place of Birth: Arkansas
Age: 20
Place where I live: Arkansas
What the place is like: Really muggy right now...summer and such.
Astrology: Saggitarius
Hobbies: Reading, piano (duh), kayaking, canoeing, golf, volleyball, anything outdoors!
Favorite school subject(s): English, History, Choir, Piano
My idol: My piano teacher is fabulous!
Favorite movie/series: Harry Potter is awesome...anything fantasy or romantic.
Music: Anything piano, also a big fan of string quartets, opera, and musicals!
Best game: Card game? Phase 10
I am good at: Whatever I set my mind to!
I hate: bad drivers, being uncomfortable, people that lie, and spiders are gross!
Favorite animal: Dog person..getting a husky!
Favorite food: Italian!
Favorite candy: not a big fan of candy
I wanna be: an elementary music educator and piano instructor

Piano related:

First approach with piano: When I was 10
Taking lessons: off and on for about 4 years, then seriously for 2
Performances: various recitals and juries...yes, I consider that a performace. Only four people, but they are the most intimidating four people I know!
Competition: None...I have performance anxiety
Favorite composer(s): Beethoven ::), Chopin, Ginastera, some Bach, some Mozart, Joplin, Gershwin, Debussy, Ives, etc.
Favorite pianist(s): Ivanov (sp?), more, but i can't think of them at the moment
Favorite piano: My dream piano is the Barber of Seville Steinway...it's gorgeous but impractical...other than that...anything Steinway!
Favorite piece(s): oh good grief...that laundry list is way to long to post!
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«Reply #583 on: July 30, 2007, 05:20:27 AM »
Welcome to the forums!  Hope you enjoy... and don't forget to jump in the spa every now and then 8)

(BTW... good taste with the Joplin :) )
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«Reply #584 on: July 30, 2007, 05:24:48 AM »
Haha thanks! What can I say? I love me some piano rags!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #585 on: July 30, 2007, 05:29:25 AM »
You are commanded by the great RnB to post some a few in the Audition room...   ;D   I posted Solace a while back, and haven't seen another rag since :'(
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«Reply #586 on: July 30, 2007, 04:40:50 PM »
You are commanded by the great RnB to post some a few in the Audition room...   ;D   I posted Solace a while back, and haven't seen another rag since :'(

Perhaps one of these days I should get out my Joplin book and record several just for here.  :)
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #587 on: July 30, 2007, 05:41:04 PM »
I don't really have a means of recording unless I did a recital...and that's not gonna happen anytime soon...sorry :-[

You should feel free to post more piano rags in the audition room though...I'd love to listen!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #588 on: July 30, 2007, 10:26:35 PM »
I love the term "performance anxiety".  That's perfect.  I now know a term to use for it.  I have it too.   Thanks Rachel, and welcome!

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #589 on: July 31, 2007, 03:18:44 AM »
I don't really have a means of recording unless I did a recital...and that's not gonna happen anytime soon...sorry :-[

You should feel free to post more piano rags in the audition room though...I'd love to listen!

Awww shucks :P I'm rather in the same boat on that one... I've got the stuff, I'm just far to lazy to get it all set up  :-X
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #590 on: July 31, 2007, 03:28:55 AM »
Haha...well here's your kick in the rear! Get it set up and get to crackin!

By the way...pertaining to the performance anxiety penguinlover...this may sound crazy, but if you eat a banana before performing (or even lessons...I used to get nervous even in my lessons) it really helps with the nerves and shaky hands. Something about potassium being a muscle relaxer or some such.

Anyway, thanks for the welcome!
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #591 on: August 01, 2007, 05:54:14 AM »
Thanks, I will try to remember that!  A banana, I would have never guessed.

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«Reply #592 on: August 01, 2007, 03:35:03 PM »
I know...my new teacher told me about it...and it really works. My problem is finding time to get a banana before the performance and such.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #593 on: August 03, 2007, 02:29:08 PM »
Chocolate also calms you dow too. It sends pleasure signals to your hea.

I read somewhere that the majority of women would choose chocolate over an orgasm, and that chocolate actually sends more pleasure ignals to the brain than an orgasm does.

I think that it just means that there are a lot of very bad love makers out in the world
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«Reply #594 on: August 03, 2007, 07:09:29 PM »
Chocolate also calms you dow too. It sends pleasure signals to your hea.

I read somewhere that the majority of women would choose chocolate over an orgasm, and that chocolate actually sends more pleasure ignals to the brain than an orgasm does.

I think that it just means that there are a lot of very bad love makers out in the world

No, it just means someone's hoarding all the good chocolate!  :(
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«Reply #595 on: August 06, 2007, 03:39:24 AM »
Love maker booty shaker, oh boy u keep callin ma naaame.
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Re: Introduction
«Reply #596 on: August 07, 2007, 11:04:57 PM »
Hey! Here's my introduction =)
First name: Claudia (but please call me Callie!)
Last name:
Place of birth: Portugal
Date of birth: May 16
Where I live: Portugal
What I like: Music,  TV, Photography, Cinema, Reading, Chatting
Astrology: Taurus
Hobbies: Playing organ, listen to music, digital photography, Video editing, Playing Playstation 2
Favorite school subjects: Maths, Philosophy, Physical Education, Economy
My idol:
Favorite movies: Anything that makes me laugh =)
Music: I like all kinds of music (the only that I don't appreciate much is heavy metal and Reggie)
Best game: Kingdom Hearts 2, Sims 2
I am good at: helping people, computer, Photoshop, windows movie maker
I hate:  self-centred people, rude people and people who are always making fun of others
Favorite animal: White Tiger
Favorite food: Sushi
I wanna be: a pianist
My greatest wish (for now): To have good marks on school and to be a pianist!
Piano related:

First approach at the piano: I received an organ in my birthday on May and since that time I have been working hard to learn alone with help of websites and that stuff =)
Taking lessons: I still haven't lessons. But soon I'm going to ^^
Performances: none ^^;
Competition: none
Favorite composers: Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
Favorite Pianists:
Favorite Piano:
Favorite pieces: Moonlight sonata (Beethoven), Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, Love Story (Beethoven)

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Re: Introduction
«Reply #597 on: August 08, 2007, 10:51:12 PM »
Hi,

I am obviously new to the forum, but I read and listen to lots of postings since about a year.

As my name suggests, I work a lot with kids: both my own (4) and those of others, but not as a nanny.

My musical career is not impressive, but longstanding: I started music lessons when I was six years old, played the recorder for years. I desperately wanted to play the piano, but my parents told me there was no room in the house. So I continued to play the recorder, letting them know that my second choice was a flute. At age 18, I got my flute and started lessons. I got lessons all through highschool and college, but my love still went out to the piano. At age 29 or so, I finally got the courage to buy myself an upright piano. I took it with me to my studio in the little town where I followed my second study. I got lessons from a funny guy who basically worked according to the book of Chang, although I did not know at that time.

After two years I moved back to the city where I was born, took the piano with me. Still got lessons, but started a job and had less time to practice. Practice completely stopped after my first son was born. Then I moved to the States. I live here for ten years now and since a few months started to take lessons again with my oldest son's teacher. She is a really great teacher and a good pianist herself. And I do make some progress! I am still a very intermediate student, though, since I do not have a lot of time available for practice.

Other musical experience:
I sing in a church choir and sometimes with a quartet. One of my other kids plays violin, Suzuki method, so I join him and learn how to play as well (still in book 1, he takes it easy). As a teenager I used to play around on an accordion, but since the keys are slightly smaller than a piano's I don't dare to do that at the moment (ha, as if I would have the time for that!).

As you can guess, I may be a little old for this forum, but I do enjoy the posts about the technical approaches and I love to listen to all the performances. It does give me ideas about what to play and how to play it.

Well, that's about it, time for some lessons!

Supernanny

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«Reply #598 on: August 09, 2007, 11:14:09 AM »
Welcome Supernanny!  You are not too old for the forum, and not nearly as old as some of us here.  While there are many teenagers, there are many "seasoned, mature" people too.  (I won't say we're old!)  Anyway, I can identify with you.  After children enter your life, practice time is at a premium.  It does get better when the go off to college!  That's where I find myself now.  I can actually sit down at the piano and play for an uninterrupted hour!  With no little fingers adding to the music on the top notes!  I do miss th at time when they were small though. 

Oh well, there I go rambling.   Again, welcome!

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«Reply #599 on: August 09, 2007, 05:22:10 PM »
Thanks, penguinlover.

Oh well, it will take another 16 years before uninterrupted practice times will return  ;D

For now, I try to stay one page ahead of my oldest, who likes the piano but is no virtuoso (like me, I guess). Good to know that there are more parents around here. Anyone with younger kids in the room?

Supernanny