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silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas? (Read 1648 times)

Offline nj61

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silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:16:46 PM »
Obviously no candles etc, but I do like to blu-tac some tinsel round my beloved piano :) Its very ugly anyway so might as well have some tat stuck on it, adds something for singing carols round it (til the blu tac falls off)

Do you decorate your piano??

Offline dcstudio

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 07:04:48 PM »
yes,



Offline nj61

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 07:11:25 PM »
ah very pretty and subtle for an elegant piece of playing :) thinking about preparing pianos for xmas made me wonder why no one has done a christmas version of this sort of thing...bells on the strings maybe?  Wish I had a grand!

Offline mateya323

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 07:47:33 PM »
Too lazy to do it  ;D

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 08:28:36 PM »
wow that is cool :)  and it would make great Christmas music.   I wish I had a grand too.  :D

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 02:14:40 AM »
Do you decorate your piano??

I try not to embarrass my piano, in the hope that it returns the favour.
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 02:25:35 AM »
I don't celebrate Christmas, but if I did, I wouldn't dare put anything on my Steinway Model D  :) Nor do I decorate my two Bosendorfers.
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Offline iansinclair

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 01:54:20 PM »
Does giving the case an extra coat of wax count?  And I change the decoration in the vase on the right hand side of the music rack...
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 12:02:40 AM »
I don't put any decorations or purely aesthetic items on my instruments any time of the year.  People may sometimes try to move a plant or vase on the piano to pose for a picture during gatherings, I make sure to put an end to such activity immediately.  


Gives me an idea to duct tape a flower vase to a cello. Would make a good display piece.  
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 09:18:33 AM »
lol, I wonder if one's willingness to put stuff on one's piano correlates to the naffness of the piano!

Mine is a horrid ugly young chang which would embarass me if my playing wasn't so naff anyway, so it deserves some fugly tinsel hung on it.  Though visitors who put cups of tea etc on it get a bollocking. 

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #10 on: December 18, 2012, 04:25:17 AM »
I do not touch my Steinway D...nor my other piano (smaller Steinway grand) and neither does anyone else...or else.

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 06:00:52 PM »
24 hours ago I would have said no, but a singer friend is coming in a day or two to record a Xmas video and wants to pretty up the Bechstein too. Goodness knows what she has in mind but I like her taste, usually. If I remember I'll post the YouTube link when it's up.
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Offline pianovlad1996

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 08:16:09 AM »
As a matter of fact, yes. It's a white steinway and sons and I will apply little raindeers and a santa claus bach on it.  ;D
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 04:27:42 PM »
There's a mini-lighted Christmas tree at the end of mine, two small fake poinsettia bouquets in the middle, and an un-lighted candle in-between them.
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 01:13:39 AM »
If I had a real piano I would decorate with pictures of Valentina Lisitsa. 

Except I would keep it forever.
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Offline vsrinivasa

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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 01:20:18 AM »
If I had a real piano I would decorate with pictures of Valentina Lisitsa. 

Except I would keep it forever.

What do you mean by "a real piano"?
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Re: silly question - do you bling up your piano for xmas?
«Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 01:39:34 AM »
What do you mean by "a real piano"?

I have a digital at home.
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