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Offline matt_black

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #100 on: August 27, 2004, 02:36:39 PM
glad to be of service

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #101 on: August 27, 2004, 02:43:31 PM
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'schmetterling' - an anagram of 'stench met girl'

a description of your first and last date



Matt, you are truly the epitome of wit. Truly. Your ingenuity stuns me. How many search engines did you shuffle through to find that one?
'Matt_Black' - a synonym of 'Prodigious Brilliance'

My abdominal muscles are so much stronger thanks to you. Laughter *is* the best medicine!

Now on a serious note, what are some good exercises? Apart from the indispensable Hanon, which technical exercises for either fundamental technique or specific fingerwork are particularly good? Cortot?

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #102 on: August 27, 2004, 02:56:23 PM
Actually, I think that MATT BLACK may be some sort of machine made by the creators of piano forum in order to add entertainment to it. See watch.... hey matt... make a ridiculous remark about my name.

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #103 on: August 27, 2004, 03:05:36 PM
I hope Grieg is laughing in his grave at "stench met girl." I really doubt he had that on his mind when he composed the piece.

I still need someone so explain it to me.
My first date involved meeting a stinking man? Or I met a smelly girl? Or I was the source of the stench? It's really beyond me.

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #104 on: August 27, 2004, 04:25:02 PM
i would not lose too much sleep worrying about it

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #105 on: August 28, 2004, 12:50:22 AM
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ah... matt black... you add so much pleasure and amusement to our lives


WORD UP YO  8)

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #106 on: August 28, 2004, 12:51:33 AM
see matt sing, see matt dance, see matt run, see matt joke ....   ;D

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #107 on: August 28, 2004, 12:57:52 AM
and going in to the third page of this thread, it is STILL a completely useless discussion...WOOHOOO!!!

that must be a record... ;D
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #108 on: August 28, 2004, 01:19:14 AM
No, I think it was 4.5 pages.

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #109 on: August 28, 2004, 01:35:26 AM
hey if this goes on it WILL be that long

:o  ;D
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #110 on: August 28, 2004, 01:39:20 AM
I know

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #111 on: August 28, 2004, 12:00:19 PM
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I hope Grieg is laughing in his grave at "stench met girl." I really doubt he had that on his mind when he composed the piece.



ooh the spam of it all.

i LOVE grieg's schmetterling!! that's the piece that made me love the word schmetterling (the one thing i can say in german is 'ich bin ein schmetterling') so i'm very jealous of your name!!

ok being an immature brat now too- matt_black what you say is what you are HAHAHA
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #112 on: August 28, 2004, 01:48:37 PM
It's a cute piece! (No, I really do think it's cute!) I remember telling a friend (jokingly) when he was sight reading it from a little folder of beloved pieces I keep that it sounded more like a "bumbleefly" rather than "butterfly" when he played it!

Spam? What spam!

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #113 on: August 31, 2004, 02:17:36 PM
plenty of people keep moaning about this useless meaningles thread - well you are the ones that keep replying and keeping it going.....112 replies and 1547
reads !!! makes this the most read and replied to thread I can find on this forum!!!

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #114 on: August 31, 2004, 08:04:35 PM
Matt

I like your idea of sharing tips, tricks and techniques...but, man you sure are going the wrong way about asking for help?



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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #115 on: September 01, 2004, 04:25:34 PM
oh don't worry Seaside_Lee I had given up on that ages ago - there have been some very good responses for which I am grateful and will publish at some point but there have been plenty of people slagging me off  if you expect me to be nice to narrwo minded, blinkered, self opinionated morons who do not realize that playing music from sheet music is not the only way to play music in the world and can not accept that some people are very capable without a score in front of them and  can not explain the difference between a trick and a scale or arpeggio ...then you expect too much......

I ask for some help - the people who want to give help have very kindly done so but the others who decided to slag me off had a choice:
a. Do not bother responding if not interested
b. Supply a very negative response

They chose to start a debate/throw useless insults so why would I want to let them down

I therefore have a choice
a. Do not bother responding
b. Defend my honour!!

I love arguing and find it a good laugh and also I defend myself when challenged therefore why would you expect to see replies anything other than the ones I supplied

Anyway as I said previously it turns out that this 'useless' thread that does not deserve to be on such a serious forum [I dont know the type of people I am dealing with apparently] is  the most read and replied to on here - getting a reaction on here is like conducting an orchestra....

I put forward some ridiculous argument and insult the username while I am at it and what an effect - loads responses saying 'what a useless thread', 'what an ignorant moron', 'you can not play tricks you must play scales' , 'you untalented idiot' , ' you know nothing about music'  'blah blah blah' , 'bullsh*t bullsh*t' etc....works every time then when I point out that it is the most popular thread on here...and it was so predictable.........it all goes silent........they realize  they have been played like puppets!!!

I do not now what kind of people I am dealing with? I think I know exactly what kind of people some of you are.............

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #116 on: September 01, 2004, 04:56:46 PM
Matt

You may have already been there? ...but, the "learn jazz piano website" has tons of useful info ...sure, its all jazz piano related of course but, very helpful for those who want to move in that direction (like me :))

There are loads of friendly members ;)  there who love helping newbies and wannabe jazz players.


regards


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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #117 on: September 01, 2004, 05:46:02 PM
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plenty of people keep moaning about this useless meaningles thread - well you are the ones that keep replying and keeping it going.....112 replies and 1547
reads !!! makes this the most read and replied to thread I can find on this forum!!!


Er…  ???

Not to take the merit of your post in any way, but the ones below are still ahead of yours:

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=misc;action=display;num=1073926796
(144 replies – 3026 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=perf;action=display;num=1071231153
(117 replies, 2854 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=nopi;action=display;num=1063731803
(364 replies, 2669 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=perf;action=display;num=1072738654
(154 replies, 2286 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=teac;action=display;num=1075165020
(71 replies, 1871 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=nopi;action=display;num=1067895407
(344 replies – 1745 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=misc;action=display;num=1073926796
(77 replies, 1741 reads)

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=perf;action=display;num=1071231153
(74 replies, 1658 reads)

So, you have not even made it to bronze yet… :'( (By the way, getting more than 30 26 reads – to get to first – should not be so difficult, after all al you have to of is load your own post another 1500 times. However, getting more than 364 replies may prove trickier – although I guess you could reply to yourself… Anyway don’t let this discourage you! Keep your dream alive!) ;)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #118 on: September 01, 2004, 06:07:44 PM
Ok Mr Pedant - it may surprise you but I had not actually read through every page of history on this forum looking for threads with more reads/replies and even if I had direct database access I would not have been interested enough to knock up a query - I am just making a point that on a brief look through recent history [i.e. the first 4 or 5 pages of the Student Corner] this has been by far the most replied to thread even though many forum members keep saying it is useless.

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #119 on: September 01, 2004, 06:50:54 PM
Wow! 8)

It seems "god" is at number one ...he may prove hard to beat ! ::)

only kidding ;)


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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #120 on: September 01, 2004, 07:22:39 PM
Cheers Lee - I have seen that site it is very good

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #121 on: September 01, 2004, 11:58:48 PM
I agree this thread is not  a contender for most posts... but more than half of the answers on this thread are all abou telling Matt what a moron he is. The others are Matt himself making fun of peoples names and being a moron.... that most be some kind of record. Most consecutive posts discussing how much of a moron Matt is.  ;D
For a good laugh, check out my posts in the audition room, and tell me exactly how terrible they are :)

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #122 on: September 02, 2004, 12:49:24 AM
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I agree this thread is not  a contender for most posts... but more than half of the answers on this thread are all abou telling Matt what a moron he is. The others are Matt himself making fun of peoples names and being a moron.... that most be some kind of record. Most consecutive posts discussing how much of a moron Matt is.  ;D


hey hey hey...don't forget the 0.001% of positive responses to matt...LOL ;D

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #123 on: September 02, 2004, 03:50:15 AM
it's just a nice stress reliever from our daily lives
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #124 on: September 03, 2004, 02:53:35 PM
ha ha

As soon as I point out the popularity of this thread and the stupidity of the people claiming to be 'serious musicians'  who are contributing so much toward it - it suddenly goes very quiet.......and admission of being caught with your pants down....you have proved my point for me

QED
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #125 on: September 03, 2004, 06:49:29 PM
One more post to the cause, you keep at it Matt!

Everyone else: You're a moron.

Now its your turn....

Matt: Im not a moron, you're all stupid... blah blah

Everyone else: No Matt, you're really a moron.

Matt: ha ha.... you're the moron.

Im sure you'll get your posts eventually. Just contributing to your cause.
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #126 on: September 04, 2004, 05:36:05 AM
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ha ha

As soon as I point out the popularity of this thread and the stupidity of the people claiming to be 'serious musicians'  who are contributing so much toward it - it suddenly goes very quiet.......and admission of being caught with your pants down....you have proved my point for me

QED
Bye



no it's more to do with the fact that you can only try to emphasise that you're a moron a certain amount until we get bored and move on to more interesting topics.and thus you are not the centre of our world i'm sorry to say
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #127 on: September 06, 2004, 02:23:59 PM
tashs_tiara

you really are a proper moron........

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #128 on: September 06, 2004, 04:11:04 PM
Matt, you really fascinating. Just because people are 'serious musicians' does not mean they cannot have a decent laugh at someone who proves himself to be, oh, quite interesting - and I use the term loosely.

Keep up the insults. How does it feel to have around 10 people tell you're the greater moron?

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #129 on: September 07, 2004, 08:13:48 AM
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tashs_tiara

you really are a proper moron........



why thankyou i know i am, i am the queen of moronity and you are my king so let us go rule the world of morons together. but at least i don't pay people out
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #130 on: September 07, 2004, 07:18:59 PM
Tripi Taka

You have totally lost me there

'but at least i don't pay people out '

not sure about this expression it must be colloquial expression?

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #131 on: September 08, 2004, 03:00:57 PM
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Tripi Taka

You have totally lost me there

'but at least i don't pay people out '

not sure about this expression it must be colloquial expression?


tripi taka...whatever

do you seriously not know what paying people out means? i swear it's not just an australian term. but ie means make fun of people
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #132 on: September 14, 2004, 09:03:26 AM
Damnnn... my post got deleted..

oh well lets go topics!

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #133 on: September 20, 2004, 02:41:01 AM
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tripi taka...whatever

do you seriously not know what paying people out means? i swear it's not just an australian term. but ie means make fun of people


I've never heard the term before either, if that helps any.  ;D
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #134 on: September 20, 2004, 07:31:55 AM
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I've never heard the term before either, if that helps any.  ;D


wow that's so weird. it's such a frequently used term here
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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #135 on: September 20, 2004, 02:46:44 PM
hahaha go tash :P

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #136 on: September 21, 2004, 09:22:23 PM
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why thankyou i know i am, i am the queen of moronity and you are my king so let us go rule the world of morons together. but at least i don't pay people out


And I am the Spatula Kitchen Utensil of Moronorism.

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Re: Help The World Share Your Secrets
Reply #137 on: October 03, 2004, 04:23:27 PM
We pianists must spend some time warming up before we are at our best technically. With me it takes about 20 minutes. Yesterday I worked out with weights and went to practice right away. Wow, fingers were at top speed within 5 minutes! All that blood pumped throught the body included the fingers. Try it.

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