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The first event of its kind ever in the UK, Music Education Expo took place at the Barbican Centre in London on 20-21 March 2013, hosting over 3000 visitors and 120 exhibitors.Piano Street was there to show the latest features, such as the Audiovisual Study Tool (AST) as well as other new features. Read more >>

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« Reply #6050 on: January 01, 2016, 12:21:31 PM »

How am I going to f*** up this year?
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« Reply #6051 on: January 01, 2016, 02:15:22 PM »

Oh dear, siveron that sounds  a bit negative.   Huh

Think positive, there ain't no mountain you can't climb. Well, maybe.   Grin
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« Reply #6052 on: January 01, 2016, 07:42:22 PM »

I suddenly got this urge to play the flute...Since I had to give it up as a teen due to a defect in my spine, I got the idea to buy an alto recorder instead. Much less taxing on the neck and shoulder area. So I could go shopping for one tomorrow... Just wonder where am I going to get the time since I already struggle to find time for piano practice. On the other hand unlike the piano I could keep it at my work and play a little every day before leaving home.
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Oops, summer is over...time for new pieces: Shostakovich op 34, Scarlatti K225 and...who would have guessed: a Bach Sinfonia and P&F...
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« Reply #6053 on: January 01, 2016, 09:13:23 PM »

Muffins, so many muffins right now!
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« Reply #6054 on: January 02, 2016, 03:40:41 PM »

This must be where scrambled eggs come from.  Odd that they don't bother labeling those eggs any differently in the store.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IDMUFMU?psc=1

Even stranger that they'd use a rooster then in some of the pics...  Roll Eyes




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*Bob wonders how many chickens it would take to harness up and pull him in a sleigh or sledge...*
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« Reply #6055 on: January 02, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »

I am thinking on leonard bernstein...

BUT IM VERY SURE OF MY HETEROSSEXUALLITY!!! AND IM NOT HOMOPHOBIC TOO!!!

...and why the hell didn t him record scriabin divine poem symphony. I didn t sleep last night just because of that!!!  Shocked (Lol)
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« Reply #6056 on: January 04, 2016, 08:57:38 PM »

spontaneous performance. this. super rad.
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« Reply #6057 on: January 05, 2016, 03:23:00 AM »

Negative thoughts....
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« Reply #6058 on: January 05, 2016, 06:58:55 AM »

Happy thoughts from Xenon. Smiley
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« Reply #6059 on: January 06, 2016, 01:03:38 AM »

*Bob has less than happy thought about Xenon since it's an unknown.*
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« Reply #6060 on: January 07, 2016, 03:02:49 AM »

I should probably sleep
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« Reply #6061 on: January 07, 2016, 07:59:39 PM »

How many hours does it take to execute one Kapustin etude?  Wink

When your piano says to you, "Your Kapustin etude is almost ready", prepare for
the display.



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« Reply #6062 on: January 07, 2016, 08:03:05 PM »

Will I learn the mozart sonata on time for my audition ?
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« Reply #6063 on: January 09, 2016, 12:13:50 AM »

Wondering if I'm wearing out.
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« Reply #6064 on: January 09, 2016, 01:24:33 AM »

Wondering why I suddenly feel weary, unfocused and tired when I have been practicing for less than 1 hour.
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« Reply #6065 on: January 09, 2016, 04:21:58 PM »

Well, it's not just me then.  I'm thinking I pushed things too much.  Overall, globally.  My body's exhausted.
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« Reply #6066 on: January 09, 2016, 10:45:01 PM »

In terms of varying things and focusing on pushing in certain directions, I wonder if it's better to push just one day and then recover vs. pushing for several days/week(s).
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« Reply #6067 on: January 09, 2016, 11:46:21 PM »

In terms of varying things and focusing on pushing in certain directions, I wonder if it's better to push just one day and then recover vs. pushing for several days/week(s).

Piano related, it may just be me but I feel like I absorb skills and pieces better when I practice and then take a rest, preferably sleeping. It is like my brain is a IDE and the knowledge I just acquired is compiling.

I also workout and study for my Software Engineering degree and for both of those goals if I study/workout for too much I notice my performance starts to decline steadily. Which infuriates me because I want to be able to play good right kriffing now, I want to be able to do 5 repetitions of 12 bench presses with 160lbs right now as well!

Damn this puny human bodies of ours...sometimes..
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« Reply #6068 on: January 10, 2016, 04:06:19 AM »

I should probably sleep, but I'm here instead..
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« Reply #6069 on: January 11, 2016, 08:57:43 PM »

*Bob has less than happy thought about Xenon since it's an unknown.*

Those were meant for another, but they obviously didn't help you. Grin
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« Reply #6070 on: January 11, 2016, 09:20:08 PM »



Mini peach pies.  When you're out on your day, and suddenly your palate cries out for some.

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« Reply #6071 on: January 12, 2016, 03:35:47 AM »



Mini peach pies.  When you're out on your day, and suddenly your palate cries out for some.



Damn, that looks tasty!
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« Reply #6072 on: January 13, 2016, 03:36:10 AM »

The mini peach pies balance out the Xenon post.

Except I've got my calories pretty much balanced or negative but definitely controlled.  I.... can... almost taste those....
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« Reply #6073 on: January 13, 2016, 04:23:55 PM »

Who the f*** is Bob? Sinclair I mean.
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« Reply #6074 on: January 14, 2016, 03:14:25 AM »

Muscle soreness after exercising.  That dull ache.  It's very low level, but constant.  It's like water torture eventually.  Starting to drive me nuts...  That's definitely a downside about exercising, even though it's minor... until it sticks around... and is still there later...
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« Reply #6075 on: January 14, 2016, 03:20:05 AM »

Automaticity...

Is that the brain consolidating things or is that the brain pruning away (losing) the processes that aren't used anymore? ie If it becomes automatic, have you lost a little of the ability to control it?
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« Reply #6076 on: January 14, 2016, 05:47:58 PM »

I don't care!
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« Reply #6077 on: January 15, 2016, 02:18:32 AM »

According to my calculations... think I'm actually running out of energy at the end of a lot of days.  I was thinking I was hitting a wall, but that's what the numbers say too.

The bad part is habit being present.  Possibly.
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« Reply #6078 on: January 18, 2016, 04:02:02 PM »

You are always on my miiiiiind
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« Reply #6079 on: January 22, 2016, 08:57:43 PM »

Waitress:  You look like you just lost someone.
Me:  Why yes, I did, in the antique shop.
Waitress:  We have a classical room in the back.
Me:  Perfect.  I'll have a coffee with a snippet of cream and no jazz.
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« Reply #6080 on: January 22, 2016, 09:03:55 PM »

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« Reply #6081 on: January 22, 2016, 09:52:47 PM »

I'm thinking that it's been years since I last fell in love, and wondering if it'll ever happen again. My guess is that it won't. It sounds terrible, I know, but I'm pretty sure of it.
I changed so much over the past few years, I don't think I could ever go back to my old self. I don't feel anything like I used to. I just hate everything so much. I can't control it, even though I'm trying. I don't think there's anything that can fix it, and even if I leave the army it won't change anything.
To be honest, the only times I really feel calm and content is when I play the piano. I don't have to worry about anything, I don't have to think about my future. I just clear my mind and fester in my own emotions and thoughts. It's hard to describe.
But it's not like I can spend the rest of my life playing without seeing anyone. If I could find a girl that makes me feel like I feel when I play the piano, it would make everything so much better. But I think it's too late for that. I've become too cynical to fall in love.

Wow, didn't mean to sound like a 14 year old girl. Sorry 'bout that.
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« Reply #6082 on: January 25, 2016, 12:27:16 AM »

http://www.botpoet.com/

Poetry, either written by a bot or a person.  You take a guess.
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« Reply #6083 on: January 27, 2016, 07:58:25 PM »



Clop Clop Clop. . . .
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« Reply #6084 on: January 28, 2016, 08:25:06 AM »

pizza or not?
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« Reply #6085 on: February 01, 2016, 08:14:13 PM »



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« Reply #6086 on: February 03, 2016, 01:24:23 AM »

I'm getting more and more convinced you can make solid progress by NOT practicing.  It's not always the case.  It's more of a certain set of circumstances that happen -- Practicing a lot, food, sleep... Not recovering enough in between practice session.  Wearing down.  Overworking.  Stop practicing, rest, sleep, eat... Improvement without putting in any effort really.
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« Reply #6087 on: February 03, 2016, 03:57:05 AM »

How to approach a teacher in piano.

I'm nervous since this is my 2nd teacher after years of silence.
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« Reply #6088 on: February 04, 2016, 03:22:16 AM »

Work.  Health.  Wearing out.
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« Reply #6089 on: February 05, 2016, 10:51:18 PM »



Vee have dropped the metaphor?
I vill vear this disguise. . .
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« Reply #6090 on: February 13, 2016, 08:22:47 PM »



"Do you hear it, Admiral?"
"The clopping?"
"No, the fire northward."
"From Jefferson's lodge."
"Ay."
"Revolutionary!  To the Kharghs Red Inn!"
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« Reply #6091 on: February 15, 2016, 02:18:35 PM »



"Do you hear it, Admiral?"
"The clopping?"
"No, the fire northward."
"From Jefferson's lodge."
"Ay."
"Revolutionary!  To the Kharghs Red Inn!"

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« Reply #6092 on: February 16, 2016, 12:55:02 AM »

Whether it's wise to probably insult someone by asking, "Hm... And what did David Bowie actually do that was revolutionary or innovative in music?  How did he change music history?"   (Or substitute any pop musician.)
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« Reply #6093 on: February 18, 2016, 01:18:33 AM »

 Roll Eyes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_tossing


"The peasants look like they're starving.... What do you want to do today...?"  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6094 on: March 03, 2016, 11:32:28 PM »

I've discovered what happens in the long term after I wear out and give up for the day and just go to sleep after work.

That concept gets extended to a week....


I'd think calories, but more food doesn't seem to be the way to go... necessarily.
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« Reply #6095 on: March 05, 2016, 06:23:40 PM »

What's worked best for working on projects and actually getting things done.

Not quite so much calendar planning....

Divide things up into sections.  Maybe do an overall sweep over the project first to knock off any easy stuff.  Block out time for each section, dividing into more sections if needed and blocking time out for those.  Doing a certain amount of time on that project per day, without wearing out.

'Without wearing out' might mean resting later and not doing other things.

If I want it done faster, make that the priority and do it first in the day.

Then I actually see some progress, but other stuff rots away.
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« Reply #6096 on: March 05, 2016, 09:02:46 PM »

Procrastination.  How to break out of it.  Why it happens, exactly, at least for me.

Breaking out of habits too, in a way that takes the positive part of a habit.
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« Reply #6097 on: March 07, 2016, 11:55:16 PM »



And Bob the dog.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6098 on: March 08, 2016, 12:27:10 AM »



"Do you hear it, Admiral?"

Why is an admiral engaging in land battle?
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« Reply #6099 on: March 08, 2016, 03:57:57 AM »

Because it's quite admirable of him.
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