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by Blodwen
06 Sep 2014, 22:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Diolch Dave! Dal yn methu credu bod gen I Babi bach, Ma fe more hyfryd ac yn 4 a hanner mis yn barod! Fi'n trio dysgu fe'r piano ond duw e ddim yn mynd yn rhy dda ar hun or bryd haha! Methu credu nes I basio gradd 5 chwaeth! Odd y 'sight reading' yn warthus, nes I edrych ar y cerddoriaeth a bron a c...
by Blodwen
05 Sep 2014, 22:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Helo :) Ti dal yn dysgu'r piano te? Fydd rhaid i mi edrych ar ar y fideos yna :) Fi dal yn dysgu hefyd ond yn cael bach o amser bant ar hyn o bryd :) nes I basio gradd 5 nol yn mis Mawrth gyda Merit, bach o lwc fi'n credu! Fi'n siwr oedd yr arholiadwr yn teimlo'n flin I mi gan o ni'n pythefnos I ffw...
by Blodwen
05 Sep 2014, 22:06
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Hello! I haven't been on here for a VERY long time!

Not sure if you remember me, but I thought I'd see what was going on! Last time I was here, Dave Brum had gone, but now seems to be back hehe! Siwmai Dave?

Hope you're all well :) x
by Blodwen
29 Apr 2012, 11:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Piano apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry etc.

ABRSM do an aural app for the iPhone which is really good, there's also an amazing sight reading app on the iPad, it's great, it gives you 30 secs to look over the piece, you set your metronome, it counts you in and the bars disappear when it gets to the point it should have been played!! It's not e...
by Blodwen
29 Apr 2012, 11:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37270

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Shocking in Swansea, belting down with strong winds!! Ah well! A day in cleaning and ironing for me lol!
by Blodwen
21 Apr 2012, 17:20
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Theory exams advice!
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Theory exams advice!

Hello!!

I passed grade 4 practical last month and now going on to grade 5, but to move on beyond that you have to pass G5 theory.
The thing is I've not done any theory exams before, is it best just to go straight to G5 theory or would I be better off starting on a lower grade first?

Thanks
by Blodwen
20 Apr 2012, 14:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Yay! I'm so glad you are going for it Brummers! Proud of you! I'm having a piano lesson next we'd, my first since my exam! G5 here we came although I think we're going to have to start working on theory now, haven't done much of this before so im a bit anxious! I've bought a G5 theory practice book ...
by Blodwen
10 Apr 2012, 22:17
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Off to Cornwall in June Brummers, going for a nice long weekend and popping to visit some friends while we are there! Hope you have a lovely time yn y gogledd, need to go and have a long weekend up that way sometime myself! Had my G4 certificate and report of my teacher this evening, really pleased ...
by Blodwen
08 Apr 2012, 20:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

aww poor brummers!! Im not sure what my mark was in each area, he hasnt told me, he is away at the moment so I should know this week and Ill let you know! I think you just need to say b**ger it and concentrate on your strong points! So get going with grade 3 Mr! You got a distinction in grade 2 desp...
by Blodwen
08 Apr 2012, 17:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Still stressing over the darned sight reading then I see Brummers!! I don't know why your letting it get to you so much! I'm hopeless at it, so I think b**ger it! I sat my grade 4 exam a week before the wedding and my teacher text me on my honeymoon to say I had a distinction! A total shock that was...
by Blodwen
06 Apr 2012, 23:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 458601

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Well Siwmai! Its been a long time since I last came on here! Hows it going! Any news? Sorry Ive neglected all this for so long, Ive had the best and worst and busiest year of my life! My grandpa died last Summer, I got engaged shortly after, been planning the wedding, got married 3 weeks ago and jus...
by Blodwen
18 Apr 2011, 22:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Teaching my sister "Someone like you" by Adele on the Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: Teaching my sister "Someone like you" by Adele on the Pi

ooooh Id love to learn to play that! teach me too! lol! :lol:
by Blodwen
18 Apr 2011, 21:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 36
Views: 5566

Re: Some good news...

I shall just say that I work for a large Insurance company, whom I shall not mention in case any of you are insured and wish to complain to me lol x

How are we all?
by Blodwen
13 Apr 2011, 22:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 36
Views: 5566

Re: Some good news...

aww Im sorry pianolove :cry: Im sure you'll find something soon! Its a pity you dont live in Swansea, there are loads of jobs going with us, we've taken on over 400 people since January and still growing.
by Blodwen
13 Apr 2011, 09:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 117815

Re: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?

Siwmai!
Dydw I ddim yn gwrando llawer o gerddoriaeth gymraeg, yn enwedig roc a pop gymraeg! Fi'n hoffi emynau gymraeg a cerddoriaeth cor meibion ond dydw I ddim wedi clywed roc a pop gymraeg am blynyddoedd, ers Ysgol Gynradd!
by Blodwen
13 Apr 2011, 09:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 36
Views: 5566

Re: Some good news...

Sounds like you had a fab holiday then Brummers lol! Im off on holiday 2 wks Sat, we're going to Egypt, off to Sharm for a week of relaxation, although we've had a bit of a mare, first there was the man eating shark, then the riots, then we were told that our hotel that we had booked wasnt going to ...
by Blodwen
11 Apr 2011, 00:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 36
Views: 5566

Re: Some good news...

hey hey!! Not been online for a while! Yes am doing grade 4 Brummers and coming along nicely now (apart from trying to get the first part of minuet in G by Beethoven to sound nice and smooth lol!) practice makes perfect! Im doing a part time course in college which ends in May, once thats over with,...
by Blodwen
20 Mar 2011, 23:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 36
Views: 5566

Re: Some good news...

oooh yay!! Go Brummers! I hope you start enjoying it again! Im doing grade 4 now and finding the jump harder than I expected but Im plodding on and still enjoying my lessons :D
by Blodwen
13 Mar 2011, 17:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131394

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

oooh I hate dieting! I love my food, unfortunately Im a fussy eater and dont like anything healthy lol! Trying to lose a stone before I got to Sharm el Shark in May! 2lbs down and 12 to go! Only been dieting a week and fed up already, I just want to scoff my face with chocolate, sweets and takeaways...
by Blodwen
23 Feb 2011, 00:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: The End
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: The End

Brummers, just get your posterior back on the stool, your fingers on the Ivories, forget about your issues and tinkle away! leave the exams for a bit, just pick up some easier grade 1/2 level pieces just to get your confidence back and gradually build it back up again!

Pianolove is right just play!!
by Blodwen
21 Feb 2011, 23:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: The End
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: The End

I visited the ABRSM one when I started learning, just couldnt get into it and never posted a thing! Then I found this one, everyone seems so friendly on here, its sad that everyone is giving up after coming so far :cry:
by Blodwen
20 Feb 2011, 20:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I've made a decision.
Replies: 20
Views: 3836

Re: I've made a decision.

aww whats going on? Ive come on here for the first time for ages due to technical difficulties and its gone from being happy place to depressing! Why is everyone giving up? Everyone seemed so keen and 'into' their lessons and now everyone is giving up? New year blues perhaps??
by Blodwen
20 Feb 2011, 20:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: The End
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: The End

Im still here Brummers!! My laptop hasnt been connecting properly to the internet, but has been fixed by my dear brother and seems to be ok! I dont quite get whats been going on/ everything ok Brums? You still learning the piano? Ive started grade 4 pieces but dont seem to be picking it up as easy a...
by Blodwen
06 Feb 2011, 17:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: Eeeeeeek!

oooh Good Luck QCam! Im sure it will all go well for you! Ive started ploughing through my grade 4 pieces, had 2 lessons since Christmas and hopefully I will be up to scratch in a few months!

Im so sorry to hear about your father in law Brummers xx
by Blodwen
03 Jan 2011, 19:00
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9265

Re: The sight reading war

talk about annoying!! I bought my grade 4 books the other day, so started trying to sight read my way through Minuet in G by Beethoven, which Ive sort of managed but at a snails pace! My mum and dad just popped over to view my attempt at decorating my house, my dad goes straight to the piano and pla...
by Blodwen
03 Jan 2011, 18:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Happy New Year!

Guess Im pretty lucky! I havent had a cold for nearly 2 years! Ive been surrounded by people in work with cold and flu and swine flu last year and havent caught a thing! Touch wood!!
by Blodwen
02 Jan 2011, 10:25
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9265

Re: The sight reading war

I bought the Right@Sight book for grade 2, the pieces were harder than what they expect you to play in the exam but I think thats a good thing! It's good!
by Blodwen
01 Jan 2011, 10:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to you all and hope that 2011 is everything you want it to be xxx
by Blodwen
01 Jan 2011, 09:59
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9265

Re: The sight reading war

Brummers, whats this nonsense you are talking?? giving up?? what you on about!! Sight reading is only a small part of the exam, if you scrape it then you scrape it! dont worry about it! You must have some natural talent as you passed grade 2 with distinction! Im sure you play really well! Im hopeles...
by Blodwen
30 Dec 2010, 23:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our 3 hopes for 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3638

Re: Our 3 hopes for 2011

My hopes for 2011! That I manage to finally sort out the mortgage on my house once and for all! (complicated, ex name still on it and want him off once and for all!) That my other half gets the new job he's applied for, which mean he can move in and.... I get better at sight reading and pass my next...
by Blodwen
30 Dec 2010, 23:31
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9265

Re: The sight reading war

I know what you mean brummers, I wish I could just go to a piano and play a piece! Im so slow when it comes to sight reading, but I guess practice makes perfect!
by Blodwen
30 Dec 2010, 23:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What have we all had for Christmas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Re: What have we all had for Christmas?

not sure actually Brummers, sometime next week or the week after maybe! Cant wait now, only had 1 lesson since I got my results so looking forward to getting back into it!
by Blodwen
27 Dec 2010, 22:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What have we all had for Christmas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Re: What have we all had for Christmas?

Merry Christmas everyone!! Not been on for a while- busy times!! I mainly had B&Q vouchers for Christmas, I asked all my family for these so I can have a new bathroom in the new year! I also had a bit of money, a Tiffany's necklace, Tickets to see Rhianna next year, Tony Blairs autobiography and var...
by Blodwen
13 Dec 2010, 00:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Where are the Piano Lounge regulars?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Use of separate threads discussion

Hey Blodwen I could recognise some notes today on the music sheet my tutor gave me (a practise of fingering and beats) without looking at the books. :D Yay well done Pianolove!! sounds like youre really progressing, wont be long now before you start doing grades yourself, I can read the music withi...
by Blodwen
13 Dec 2010, 00:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11049

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

Did I not tell you brummers? I have a digital, its a Casio Celviano, Its a good starter piano and does the job well, didnt want to go for anything too expensive as didnt know how far I'd go with the piano. I want a proper piano, a nice grand but unfortunately lack of space and a modern house practic...
by Blodwen
12 Dec 2010, 20:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Christmas 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5143

Re: Christmas 2010

Krakow is amazing Dave Brum, I went last year in April and experienced Auschwitz, and wow what an experience, I've never felt such sadness in all of my life, I couldn't comprehend how cruel the human race can be!The city itself is very old and so beautiful, I would highly recommend going if you get ...
by Blodwen
12 Dec 2010, 20:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Where are the Piano Lounge regulars?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Use of separate threads discussion

Lost interest in piano? I couldn't imagine ever losing interest in mine! I love playing so much! I'm finally learning it properly and really motivated to see it through as far as I can!
by Blodwen
12 Dec 2010, 20:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11049

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

I got my certificate and comment sheet today!! Im going to frame it and put it up in my living room!! yay!! (the certificate that is, not the comment sheet lol! his writing is barely legible!) Wow grade 2 in session A? not long then, wont that be around Feb or March? Bet you cant wait now! My teache...
by Blodwen
11 Dec 2010, 10:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Christmas 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5143

Re: Christmas 2010

2 weeks today!! I cant wait!! I love Christmas, I love waking up Christmas morning, opening pressies, going to mammy's for the most amazing Xmas dinner!! yum yum!! soooo excited! Cant wait to give everyone their pressies, have bought my parents a long weekend in Krakow, my mums never been out of the...
by Blodwen
11 Dec 2010, 10:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11049

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

Hello Brummers! he was a nice man actually, I was yapping away to him lol! He was about mid forties, had a bit of a goatie thing going on and spikey hair I think! Not the old man with the beard that I was expecting he he!!
by Blodwen
08 Dec 2010, 23:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11049

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

It does, it feels really great Qcam! Im so proud of myself! Lots to live up to now for the next exam he he!! How long does the results sheet and certificate take? I want to see what I need to improve on, didnt do all that well in the Aural so will need to work on that. Im so so chuffed!! Have you st...
by Blodwen
08 Dec 2010, 14:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11049

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

Has the website been down?? Ive been trying to get on here since last Thursday!!! I wanted to tell you all.... I passed with DISTINCTION!!!!!!!!!! Im so so happy!, I found out last Thursday evening during my lesson, and have been trying to let you know ever since!! I scored 135/150 overall A 29/30 B...
by Blodwen
01 Dec 2010, 23:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: it's official - i hate winter!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2492

Re: it's official - i hate winter!!

You walked 5 miles to work??? :shock: I live 5 miles from my work but would never ever ever ever ever even contemplate walking it lol! you must be mad! Especially in this weather its freezing!! We haven't had any snow down here in Swansea, Im quite disappointed, I see all this snow on the news and w...
by Blodwen
30 Nov 2010, 23:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92345

Re: Idle chit-chatterers' corner

awww Dave, sorry to hear youve been in hospital! I hope youre ok! You take care of yourself and make sure Mrs Brum is looking after you! xxx
by Blodwen
29 Nov 2010, 14:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16570

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Although I learned a little piano when I was younger I wish my parents had pushed me a little to practice and stick with it! My biggest regret is not learning properly when I was younger! I think when I have kids I will try not to be overly pushy but I think I will be actively encouraging them to le...
by Blodwen
29 Nov 2010, 14:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92345

Re: Idle chit-chatterers' corner

Gwyr is the school I went to Dave! It seems like a long time ago now though lol!! Yes Ty Tawe is still there, haven't been in the myself for years though!
The Quadrant is also still there! It's probably the smallest city centre shopping centre in Britain lol!
by Blodwen
28 Nov 2010, 23:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92345

Re: Idle chit-chatterers' corner

I think its great that you siarad Cymraeg Dave Brum! So many people think its a dead/dying language but its definately not! My niece is 4 and she's just started in a Welsh speaking primary and there are a 100 or so children going into her year! When I was in the same primary there were 25 in my year...
by Blodwen
28 Nov 2010, 23:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Christmas 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5143

Re: Christmas 2010

Oh I know what you mean Dave Brum!! Some people in Swansea have had their decs up since halloween and bonfire night! It drives me nuts! Mine wont be going up for at least a fortnight! I find the tree gets in my way so the less time its up- the better!!
by Blodwen
28 Nov 2010, 23:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: Struggling

Hi Pia noidea!
Keep practicing, it will get easier! I find it hard reading the 2 clefs at the same time. Just practice each hand seperately then play then together really slowly to start, take your time and keep practising!! Before you know it the 2 hands will just click together!
by Blodwen
27 Nov 2010, 09:23
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16570

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Cant wait is an understatement lol! As Dave Brum said it's like having an itch I cant scratch grrr! Well its 8 days today since my exam so hopefully wont have to wait too long!! how long did yours take? about 2 weeks was it?