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by kebabselector
29 Dec 2009, 01:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!
Replies: 24
Views: 5138

Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

dave brum wrote:So long as you don't do any practising at the time of day you made that posting!

Happy Christmas, Steve!
Indeed, the thump of the casio keyboard might wake Louise. Anyway as I said I hope to start again soon (seems my lapse coincided with my move into the loft)
by kebabselector
22 Dec 2009, 02:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!
Replies: 24
Views: 5138

Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

I've not been around for a while, but congratulations Dave. Sadly I've slipped with regards to my Piano, not had lessons for the last month or so due to a combination of illnesses for all the family. Hope to start up again early Jan. I need to do a lot of practice again.
by kebabselector
24 Sep 2009, 11:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Are digital pianos nothing more than "toys"?
Replies: 19
Views: 5735

Re: Are digital pianos nothing more than "toys"?

So an Analogue Piano sounds better than a digital Piano. You know it probably does, but I have no room for an Analogue Piano, also as pointed out before a digital is silent with headphones. Plus it's cheaper more portable and I can sync it with my Mac. So is it a toy? Give it to a pianist and it'll ...
by kebabselector
29 Aug 2009, 00:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Where has everybody gone??
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Where has everybody gone??

I'm still around (and still a bit round), but not been on the net much. Too much other stuff happening. Still might get a bit of free time soon.
by kebabselector
30 Jul 2009, 12:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Swine flu stops play
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: Swine flu stops play

Most people seem to be getting over it quite fast. My Daughter had it last week, and think my wife and myself have had symptoms for week since. Seems to be all clearing up now. Maybe I can get on with practising my piano again (not really had the concentration levels for it)
by kebabselector
17 Jul 2009, 12:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Thought it was closed, there is a To Let sign above. Maybe they're just not renewing the lease.
by kebabselector
16 Jul 2009, 23:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Yardley, as in the Piano Studio?
by kebabselector
15 Jul 2009, 00:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Did you try again? I'm still on the lookout for a piano stool. Though in no hurry yet as I'm still finishing off the loft conversion.... http://www.kebablog.co.uk/blogpics/loft_16.jpg Just getting the plasterer in on Thursday, so I should be able to start to finish (if that makes sense) On another n...
by kebabselector
11 Jul 2009, 23:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Not got anything from grade 1 yet, I don't think i'm up to it. We'll see, I need to practice what i've learnt more, timing is still all over the place at the moment. Currently got 5 simple pieces which i'm trying at the moment. 2 are fine, the other 3 will be done soon. Once i've cracked them I'll m...
by kebabselector
11 Jul 2009, 16:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: I'm back!

Not too sure if I was around when you went, but welcome back :)
by kebabselector
11 Jul 2009, 16:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Nothing for this week as I had to miss the lesson cos I wasn't feeling great also was in a meeting as well. Anyway a break for few weeks as Jo is getting married (today I think) and off for her honeymoon. So congrats to my teacher Jo, and the 3 week break will give me time to practice :)
by kebabselector
09 Jul 2009, 10:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our pianos - in pictures.
Replies: 22
Views: 7623

Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

Not named my piano, but as most things are Kebab related (KebabWeb, KebabMac, KebabMacLT, Kebabphone, kebablog, etc) I guess it should be.........

KebabPiano Casio PX-320
piano2.jpg
by kebabselector
07 Jul 2009, 08:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I'll be playing in a concert!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: I'll be playing in a concert!!!

Sounds great, well done for taking the stage. Hopefully I'll get to that level one day :)
by kebabselector
07 Jul 2009, 00:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I'll be playing in a concert!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: I'll be playing in a concert!!!

Glad it went well, as for the movie stick on YouTube.
by kebabselector
07 Jul 2009, 00:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 128590

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

Sounds like I'm the reverse. Still today has been o.k. Though still got a headache again. Also seems swine flu has broken out in the office, fortunately I've avoided it for 2 weeks (working off site), so looks like I'll be working from home/sites for the next few weeks. <back on topic!> Handy I *mig...
by kebabselector
05 Jul 2009, 13:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 128590

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

Celestite wrote:Everything else all ok with you guys?
Got a headache at the moment, but that's possibly pollen/heat related. Although I don't have hay fever, just the symptoms :?
by kebabselector
05 Jul 2009, 10:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 128590

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

Thinking I now need to start slimming/exercise asap. I'm running out of trousers that fit.
by kebabselector
02 Jul 2009, 23:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Dave's piano lesson blog

Sounds good Dave, I'm still miles behind but enjoying making some form of music. Jo is happy with my current work rate. I do tend to look ahead in the book and think how the hell can I play that. I'm now at a stage where I looked previously and now know I can play it.
by kebabselector
02 Jul 2009, 23:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Bad neck/shoulder cleared in time. However bad back developed during the lesson :? Still only one thing to try this week, currently it sounds very crap, so I give it miss tonight and try tomorrow.
by kebabselector
30 Jun 2009, 23:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I'll be playing in a concert!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: I'll be playing in a concert!!!

Good luck with the performance Dave. I struggle to play in front of an audience of one at the moment, so wouldn't contemplate any more than that. (unless I was Guinness powered I suppose).
by kebabselector
30 Jun 2009, 23:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: X-Factor 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: X-Factor 2009

Almost got to see the judges today in Brum, decided instead to go and work.
by kebabselector
30 Jun 2009, 23:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Right, I suppose I should update this. Still having the lessons, things seem to be moving on. Getting the hang of reading now, though still have to take time get my my hands right before starting. Current pieces, although still basic are getting my fingers moving a bit more. Hoping my bad shoulder/n...
by kebabselector
30 Jun 2009, 23:23
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Any holiday plans?
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Any holiday plans?

Maybe I should a bit more! (had a few busy weeks, all my forum activity has been quiet).

Anyway, holidays. I plan to visit St Ives August/September, so if you want to avoid rain don't visit then!
by kebabselector
16 Jun 2009, 22:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 128590

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

I think i've had my first chocolate free day for a while today :)

Relatively healthy meals all day, must be while I feel crap.
by kebabselector
15 Jun 2009, 00:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 128590

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

dave brum wrote: Right then, losing weight. How to stop weighing the same as a piano then...
When you find out let me know!

Though I should start running again. That'll help. Mind you any new exercise regime means a new injury or illness to pick up.
by kebabselector
15 Jun 2009, 00:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anyone into Sims?
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Anyone into Sims?

Right, Orange box arrived. Now started to play though Episode 1. Will have dabble with Portal as well :)
by kebabselector
09 Jun 2009, 22:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anyone into Sims?
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Anyone into Sims?

Will do, in fact. It's ordered!
by kebabselector
08 Jun 2009, 00:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anyone into Sims?
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Anyone into Sims?

Have you ever tried Portal? Is it not from the same makers as Half Life? Not tried it yet and yes it's from the same people - it's part of the the Orange Box pack (includes: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2) I've only just got back into gaming ...
by kebabselector
06 Jun 2009, 23:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anyone into Sims?
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Anyone into Sims?

Not played a Sims game for many years, I prefer mindless death of Alien creatures - So I'll be buying the HalfLife 2 Orange Box pack :)
by kebabselector
05 Jun 2009, 01:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Right, thought I'd update the lessons. Well, my left hand seems to be coping with things but really surprised at my right hands inability to work properly. Anyway, things are coming on well. Only learning basic stuff still, but it's still a lot to take in. I think my sight reading has improved a gre...
by kebabselector
05 Jun 2009, 01:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Dave's piano lesson blog

I'll get round to buying a stool one day. I guess my leather(ish) office chair probably isn't the best.
by kebabselector
05 Jun 2009, 01:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: NEW Digital Pianos forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: NEW Digital Pianos forum

I'd post something, but my knowledge is very limited at present. Plus I've still not learnt what all the buttons do just yet!
by kebabselector
31 May 2009, 00:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

I think they had a few more playing rooms when I was last in that section (about 3 years ago). I must join up so I can borrow some stuff.
by kebabselector
30 May 2009, 01:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Which Library did you visit? I noticed today that the Central Library has a Digital Piano for people to try (with headphones) - it's a bit battered, but seems o.k. As for my lessons, again seem to be going well. Though I didn't have any time this week to do my theory stuff, still hands are learning ...
by kebabselector
25 May 2009, 00:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Sounds like a good day, I ended up in Warwick with the family consuming lots of unhealthy crisps, rolls, chocolate and Ice cream. Ended the day watching Villa relegating Newcastle (on MoTD), whilst I was drinking Newcastle brown ale. So both the team and ale went down today!
by kebabselector
24 May 2009, 00:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Hi Kebabselector :) Nice to meet you!.That’s an interesting username you have! Is that your favourite food by any chance? I’m quite partial to donner meat and chips! Hope your piano lessons go well for you too. Evening, it is a fave food of mine. However eating less of it now as I need to cut down ...
by kebabselector
19 May 2009, 23:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Where was that - in Birmingham by any chance? It was in Leicester (Indian restaurant/Champagne bar - served some great cocktails and tandoori chicken - Which I had to sample after shooting them), reminds me I must send them the invoice! (but they paid, so it's not that urgent) I'll probably be up t...
by kebabselector
18 May 2009, 23:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Nice one, I did have a very brief attempt at playing this a few months ago.......

Image

However I didn't want to make too much noise and really didn't know what I was doing.
by kebabselector
14 May 2009, 22:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 24428

Re: Piano lessons BOOKED!

Good to see things are getting back to normal. I really look forward to my lessons (despite my playing going to pieces in front of anyone else!), Still just done lesson 3 and happy that my left hand is doing more stuff now. Jo's quite flexible with her lessons, so got in a little earlier as she had ...
by kebabselector
13 May 2009, 23:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Eurovision 2009

I only used to watch it for Wogan's commentary.

Also I do enjoy the political voting, it's a guessing game you can play with a map of Europe to hand.
by kebabselector
09 May 2009, 22:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Idiot and football seem to go hand in hand now, I stopped going mainly because of the idiots. No chance of seeing Louise there, she's not back from maternity leave until November! Booked lesson 3 for next week, trying some difficult stuff the week. Probably made a bit trickier by a drill bit slippin...
by kebabselector
06 May 2009, 23:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

BTW I know you're a Bluenose Steve, and I have absolutely no grudge or animosity towards any other team in the greatest city on earth! Ta, was hoping that Villa would've got 4th place this season. Still nice to be almost there. Should be an interesting season of 4-0 defeats ahead! We need some defe...
by kebabselector
03 May 2009, 20:13
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Good to see fiona is back. Must admit, I might need to look at exercises. My hands feel a little stiff today. No pain, no gain I guess
by kebabselector
03 May 2009, 00:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

I cancelled the 2nd lesson due to work commitments, but Jo is fine. Rearranged to next Thursday instead. Anyway, think I've cracked the 2 small pieces I was reading from the book. However co-ordination has disappeared tonight, that's probably due to the bunged up nose and the 1/2 bottle of red.
by kebabselector
29 Apr 2009, 01:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Lesson was fine, I'm working through some different stuff to what I've learnt already (actually using more than 1 finger on the left hand!). Got another lesson booked for Thursday as the following Monday is the bank holiday.
by kebabselector
25 Apr 2009, 01:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Good luck Dave!
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Good luck Dave!

Echo what Nutroast said, enjoy the new place.
by kebabselector
24 Apr 2009, 00:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

dave brum wrote:£15 for three gigabytes per month.
I got the same for £7.50, mind you they are offering a free laptop with the £15 per/month deal now.
by kebabselector
21 Apr 2009, 11:13
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

dave brum wrote:Is she a schoolteacher or something like that, teaching the piano as a sideline?
She does work at a school, so probably a bit of teaching externally helps pay the bills.
by kebabselector
20 Apr 2009, 23:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

Only 50 off!

The number 11 is fairly close as it stops at the Yew Tree. About a 15 minute walk from there. She normally teaches from 1700-1800 and at weekends.
by kebabselector
20 Apr 2009, 19:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lesson Booked
Replies: 40
Views: 10256

Re: Lesson Booked

According to the web.......

Piano & Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate
Qualifications: GCSE Music, A level Music, BA Music
Fee (30 minutes): £10.00, Fee (60 minutes): £20.00
Notes: I Teach half the lesson on piano and the other half on theory.