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Offline chopin2015

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Why and what is this
« on: February 03, 2014, 06:39:20 AM »
So, I had a killer practice today. Yes, it is Sunday and I was at school, practicing. I was doing so good but I notice people stop playing when I play. Often times, they just leave. I hear them stop playing and they pack they s*** and leave the room. What did I do? I try not to repeat stuff too much. In fact, I do not repeat stuff much when I know someone is around and within hearing distance. I am very sensitive to that. In fact, today I was playing rather pleasantly.

Also, it could be just the piano room. We have an old music building, and the baby grand is in a practice room that is hardly sound proof. You can actually hear the piano down the hall, in the lobby. I feel sorry for all the kids who were trying to practice today and I was just going at it hard in there.

Sometimes, when I am working on something badass, this trumpet player goes in the room right next to mine and starts waling on and on. Same waling, every time. That's why I call it that.

BTW I know I say this all the time, but I really am planning on recording some of the stuff I have been working on. K?

peace

don't mind the crazy pianist.

counterpoint rules.
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

Offline faulty_damper

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Re: Why and what is this
«Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 07:51:00 AM »
Wear earplugs.  Both you and the others should do this.  It helps inner hearing.  Also prevents hearing damage.

Offline iansinclair

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Re: Why and what is this
«Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 02:42:26 PM »
and music buildings have always been like that... a number of decades ago when I was a student, our building had -- as well as the pianos, of course -- four organs (one of them right next to the department chairman's office...).  It could get quite deafening...

Just don't pay attention to anyone else, and don't let them bother you.
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Re: Why and what is this
«Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 10:27:04 PM »
Thank you for your advice and support.

Sometimes, I am there on the weekends when noone else is, and I take advantage of the time. I work through the hardest passages over and over, as much as I should. I imagine it can get tiresome to listen to, if someone were listening.

Then, people start showing up. They start complaining. "She's been in there for hours."
My answer: WTH, is there a limit on how long I am to practice? Go stick to your business.

I have also had a person walk out of their practice room, throwing a fit. "She's just playing in there. I can't practice like this."

My answer: Oh, I'm sorry. Are these pianos for decoration? Do you expect me to magically get better, without doing the work?

We have like, 5 piano majors in our entire music program, I am one of them. No wonder other musicians don't know what to do when a pianist is practicing.

Not to mention how much some practice, compared to others. So, really. There are not that many pianists ALWAYS practicing.

 :-[


How many of you college level pianists ALWAYS practice? Like, every day?

thanks!
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."