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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:45:37 PM »
So my mom says that she wants to take me to the DR for two weeks to visit some family and stuff.

But the thing is I'm not guaranteed a piano.

TWO WEEKS without a piano.

What do I do?

I feel like if I don't practice for two weeks then I'm gonna lose everything.  I haven't had this long of a break in ages.

What do I do.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 10:02:09 PM »
Try practising in your head for 2 weeks and at the same time work on your interpretation of pieces since you're away from piano. I was overseas for a month and a bit and when i came back, all systems seemed in check, albeit a bit rusty. it's very hard to forget pieces, if you've committed yourself to investing in other types of memory apart from just muscle memory

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 10:09:17 PM »
Study your theory. Hell download a crappy piano app and do simple practice there with scores to study the text.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 10:40:22 PM »
Use the two weeks to expand your listening.

Two weeks away from piano will not damage your progress.

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 11:12:10 PM »
What do I do.

Find a girl, have an affair and let her break your heart.

It'll improve your romantic repertoire more than any two weeks at the keyboard ever could.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 11:23:32 PM »
Find a girl, have an affair and let her break your heart.

It'll improve your romantic repertoire more than any two weeks at the keyboard ever could.

I don't get broken hearts, I only feel salty. 8)
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 11:51:27 PM »
Find a girl, have an affair and let her break your heart.

It'll improve your romantic repertoire more than any two weeks at the keyboard ever could.

That wisdom...damn!
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 12:00:39 AM »
Bring a keyboard with.

Ask what she's thinking if she (or you) are paying tuition and you're going to waste it like that. Maybe she'll chip in on a decent keyboard.  

Or don't go.  You're old enough to decide.  It saves money on the plane ticket.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 12:22:09 AM »
Find a girl, have an affair and let her break your heart.

It'll improve your romantic repertoire more than any two weeks at the keyboard ever could.
I have heard that there are many beaches 8)

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 12:46:36 AM »
Use the two weeks to expand your listening.

Two weeks away from piano will not damage your progress.

Thal
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I will expand.  Do the listening on the flight there. Once there :
Rum
Babes
Beaches
Casino
Golf
Repeat in different orders over and over.  Spend as little time as possible in your accommodations. Get on plane. Listen to more on flight back. Arrive. Sleep. Practice.


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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 12:54:43 AM »
::)
They have some really nice courses.  But one could also double up on the rum or babes.

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 01:05:36 AM »
At least I don't have to worry about running from the cops for skating.  I doubt they would care.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 03:36:45 AM »
At least I don't have to worry about running from the cops for skating.  I doubt they would care.

I resent that
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014, 04:34:13 AM »
I resent that

That the cops don't care about skating?  Nah bro, that's the kind of world we need to live in!

Besides, even if they did care, I could just bribe them.  You can bribe cops in pretty much any country except America.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #15 on: January 14, 2014, 04:48:12 AM »
Besides, even if they did care, I could just bribe them.

There appears to be some truth in that, but I suggest you read this first.

You probably should also keep this handy.

 You can bribe cops in pretty much any country except America.

And in a lot of them the result is the same or worse than doing so in America.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #16 on: January 14, 2014, 08:07:50 AM »
At least I don't have to worry about running from the cops for skating. 

If you were skating, why would you run from the cops??. Would it not be quicker to skate from the cops??

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #17 on: January 14, 2014, 12:38:12 PM »
Sounds like someone needs a...   ::)

(to the Beer Barrel Polka tune)

Roll out piano! Travels and weighs not a ton!
Roll out piano! Scales and chords on the run!
Sing, plunk piano!  Aural skills practiced right here!
Now's the time to roll piano, in this new New Year!






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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #18 on: January 14, 2014, 05:05:01 PM »
If you were skating, why would you run from the cops??. Would it not be quicker to skate from the cops??

Thal

Can't skate on grass, or hop fences etc.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #19 on: January 14, 2014, 05:23:53 PM »
I don't get broken hearts, I only feel salty. 8)
You'll be able to play The Salty Sonata even better then  ;)

Just enjoy yourself in other ways, a break from the piano won't harm your pretty hands.

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #20 on: January 14, 2014, 06:54:03 PM »
Find a girl, have an affair and let her break your heart.

It'll improve your romantic repertoire more than any two weeks at the keyboard ever could.

People from the Dominican are always bragging that their women are the most beautiful in the world.   What are you waiting for? 

p.s. we'll want pictures

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #21 on: January 14, 2014, 08:49:50 PM »
Load two weeks of music on your mp3 device.  Go on vacation and just enjoy listening. 
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014, 08:59:03 PM »
People from the Dominican are always bragging that their women are the most beautiful in the world.   What are you waiting for? 

p.s. we'll want pictures

Well my mom does attract a lot of attention from my friends when I'm with her. ::)
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #23 on: January 15, 2014, 04:33:02 AM »
Well my mom does attract a lot of attention from my friends when I'm with her. ::)
Only when you're with her? Must be the contrast then... ;D

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #24 on: January 15, 2014, 04:40:03 AM »
Only when you're with her? Must be the contrast then... ;D

*reading*

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*puts up finger as if to say something*

*puts it down*

*thinking*

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Well duh she's a girl and I'm a boy!!!  I only have like two gay friends...  And why the heck would my mom be with my friends if I'm not with her?  She doesn't hang out with them.  But surely they might see her in public.  And...

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*thinking*

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Hey shut up!!!  You're not getting my hands anymore!  The deals off! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #25 on: January 15, 2014, 04:49:34 AM »
*thinking*

See, college is paying off already.  ;D
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #26 on: January 15, 2014, 05:02:58 AM »
Hey shut up!!!  You're not getting my hands anymore!  The deals off! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Oh no...is there anything I can do to make up for it?  :'(

I could order some really nice weather for you while there? I'm in good terms with the weather man...

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #27 on: January 15, 2014, 05:11:10 AM »
I could order some really nice weather for you while there? I'm in good terms with the weather man...

Don't Finns have some rather odd ideas about what constitutes "really nice weather" though? At least from the perspective of those of us from warmer climes.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #28 on: January 15, 2014, 05:19:40 AM »
Don't Finns have some rather odd ideas about what constitutes "really nice weather" though? At least from the perspective of those of us from warmer climes.

Some people like winter sports, so I don't want to rob them the pleasure...that's why I let him make it -17C outside today, better dress up well...

And I personally don't like it hot in the summer...and do I like rain a lot. Don't think I could handle your weather...

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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #29 on: January 15, 2014, 05:40:27 AM »
Some people like winter sports, so I don't want to rob them the pleasure...that's why I let him make it -17C outside today, better dress up well...

And I personally don't like it hot in the summer...and do I like rain a lot. Don't think I could handle your weather...

A week in the mid 40s (oC) is character building. -17C is just madness - I'd never go out, I have no clothes warm enough.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #30 on: January 15, 2014, 05:51:06 AM »
A week in the mid 40s (oC) is character building. -17C is just madness - I'd never go out, I have no clothes warm enough.

Psssh quit being a whimp!

We had a -46.6C windchill the other day.  People are still out here in Chicago having cookouts in -17C.

It's was a nice 1C today, I was almost gonna go out sunbathing. 8)


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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #31 on: January 15, 2014, 05:53:34 AM »
People are still out here in Chicago having cookouts in -17C.

Barbequed Polar Bear?  :P
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #32 on: January 15, 2014, 05:55:17 AM »
Barbequed Polar Bear?  :P

Man!!! >:(

Man all you need is a light windbreaker and a hat and you'll be nice and warm.
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Re: Dominican Republic for two weeks but no piano
«Reply #33 on: January 15, 2014, 06:08:42 AM »
Man!!! >:(

Man all you need is a light windbreaker and a hat and you'll be nice and warm.
You just take care of those hands! I dug out my old fur gloves on Monday when it was even colder...

We seldom have much wind when it's really cold, so it's not so bad. The dryness is the worst, it will kill the poor pianos if not moisturized all the time and it's not good for the skin either...