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by Qcam2010
21 Feb 2011, 02:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I've made a decision.
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

Re: I've made a decision.

I've PM'd a couple of you to say goodbye and goodluck with the lessons.

I'm off on a 3 week holiday somewhere HOT and plan on getting very drunk :mrgreen:

Enjoy.

Q 2011. x
by Qcam2010
18 Feb 2011, 22:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: I've made a decision.
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

I've made a decision.

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances I've decided to give up piano playing, for good. I won't bore you all with details on a publice forum but the right decision (only decision) has been made. I wish you all well with your learning I'm not going to be around to see how you all get on sadly. Th...
by Qcam2010
06 Feb 2011, 19:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: Eeeeeeek!

Thanks Blodwen - Keep up with those Grade4 pieces or I'll be catching you up before you know it :lol:
by Qcam2010
04 Feb 2011, 11:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: Eeeeeeek!

If I take them orf I can't see a bloody thing :roll:

Now there's an idea....... :mrgreen:
by Qcam2010
02 Feb 2011, 19:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: Eeeeeeek!

Of COURSE it'll be full of clever kids, these things always are. What you have to remember is that in your own little way, YOU are a clever kid! And you are even cleverer because you didn't have a pushy parent forcing you to practise/driving you to and from lessons, and you managed to carry on ever...
by Qcam2010
02 Feb 2011, 19:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: Eeeeeeek!

Hello Q and how are you, my friend? No sight reading for me, in fact here everything is a mess. My father in law passed away on Monday afternoon and my wife has been unable to stop crying, so I've been trying to do what I said I'd do at that register office on my wedding day. :piano; on back burner...
by Qcam2010
02 Feb 2011, 07:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Eeeeeeek!
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Eeeeeeek!

Hello everyone - I'm back :D Hope we're all practising hard and keeping up with the sight reading (Dave) + of course sticking to our New Years Resolutions :roll: I've not been on for a while. Been VERY busy practising, for my Grade 2 exam that I'll be sitting in session A! Just wondered if anyone ha...
by Qcam2010
11 Jan 2011, 03:10
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9271

Re: The sight reading war

I was told at my lesson yesterday that sight reading is generally 2 grades behind everything else. So if you're working at Grade 5 your sight reading should be at around Grade 3. Quite alot online seems to support this idea. So maybe you're being too hard on yourself Dave. I think you're working tow...
by Qcam2010
08 Jan 2011, 10:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: The sight reading war
Replies: 48
Views: 9271

Re: The sight reading war

After learning for five years Dave I wouldn't be giving up now!!! As someone suggested before, leave the exams for a while. The whole point of playing the piano is for the ENJOYMENT factor. Why make it a miserable experience when you don't have to? Get the enjoyment factor back by playing pieces you...
by Qcam2010
05 Jan 2011, 12:20
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

Sounds like a "What's wrong with you?" thread is needed here :D :D

Dave, does you SIL play the piano? Get her on here :piano;
by Qcam2010
04 Jan 2011, 04:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

I spent 11 months of 2010 and the last 4 months of 2009 on antibiotics :wink: I win lol What about the last two years on steroids with no breaks? :lol: Blod, you must have the constitutrion of an ox! Lucky girl! I don't usually get bugs, I must admit; this one must've been a bit of a s*d... :D I th...
by Qcam2010
03 Jan 2011, 17:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

Gill the Piano wrote:I can trump you both - I've got antibiotics,so ner ner ner ner ner.... :sad:

I spent 11 months of 2010 and the last 4 months of 2009 on antibiotics :wink: I win lol
by Qcam2010
02 Jan 2011, 19:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

Hello Q, did you have a nice Christmas?? A Happy New Year to you too. And Debbie and Faye from Rugby, if you're reading this, a Nappy New Year to both of youse! Hi Dave, Had the worst Christmas and New Year ever - been ill with this cold/sickness bug. Normally lasts 2 days at the most but this year...
by Qcam2010
02 Jan 2011, 07:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

A little late, but Happy New Year everyone :D

Hope Twenty11 is a happy and musical one for us all :piano;
by Qcam2010
23 Dec 2010, 07:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: How is the snow affecting us?
Replies: 12
Views: 2805

Re: How is the snow affecting us?

We finally had our first significant snow fall yesterday.

We had a whole inch :o :o And the disruption it caused! Thank god the schools are on holiday otherwise I'm sure they would have HAD to have closed them...
by Qcam2010
21 Dec 2010, 03:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: How is the snow affecting us?
Replies: 12
Views: 2805

Re: How is the snow affecting us?

Well, nowhere in the UK has gotten off with the latest bout of climate change manifestations, and most of Europe has been affected too. In this part of Birmingham 14cm has fallen (I measured it myself) causing massive transport chaos and stopping all our buses from running (a decision not taken on ...
by Qcam2010
19 Dec 2010, 02:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Is anyone else having problems?

Wrapped the Warninks, resisted the temptation to take a sneaky sip AND done my sight reading exercise for the day. AND I've gone and done it again! I am very prone to hesitating all of a sudden in mid-exercise, even when I'm playing at dead slow speed. So hardly anything gets played at a consistent...
by Qcam2010
17 Dec 2010, 11:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Is anyone else having problems?

I need to learn the difference between "site" reading and "sight" reading :oops: :oops: I'm still struggling with Aurals, despite the decent mark I got - which has to have been a fluke. Apart from that, for now, I'm quite happy with how things are going. I'm sure something will crop up soon that wil...
by Qcam2010
16 Dec 2010, 20:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Is anyone else having problems?

haha, how did it go?

I am actually starting to enjoy the site reading, think it's cos I'm starting to see results. Finally.
by Qcam2010
16 Dec 2010, 12:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Is anyone else having problems?

oooooooooooooops


missed out the "can't" :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Qcam2010
16 Dec 2010, 11:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Is anyone else having problems?

Cheers Dave, just seen the message.

One thing that really winds me up is when you're online and you get on a website. :twisted: :twisted:
by Qcam2010
16 Dec 2010, 08:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Is anyone else having problems?

Is there are a problem with the website or am I the only one experiencing problems accessing this website?

Several times the last couple of weeks I've not been able to get on. :x
by Qcam2010
14 Dec 2010, 05:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11060

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

Random fact- I discovered tonight I can play (looking at the music sheet) and listen to someone talk and answer them back at the same time . Must be the Gemini skill of doing many things at once LOL. Here is another random fact: I can only do one thing at once, literally! When I play, I stop breath...
by Qcam2010
13 Dec 2010, 01:13
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 Qcam2010
12 Dec 2010, 22:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Where are the Piano Lounge regulars?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Idle chit-chatterers' corner

Well if your going to be petty and argumentative about it dave (i can't believe you went dredging back to the first couple of posts ever posted on the Piano Lounge), you'll notice that we were talking about the launch of the Piano Lounge and not launch of the 'Idle chit-chatterers' corner'. The rea...
by Qcam2010
12 Dec 2010, 21:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11060

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 teach...
by Qcam2010
12 Dec 2010, 16:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11060

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 s...
by Qcam2010
12 Dec 2010, 16:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63912

Re: Introduce yourself!

chrisg wrote:Hi to all newcomers. Been a while since I had a peep.

Hello Chrisg - how are you? :piano;
by Qcam2010
08 Dec 2010, 23:06
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Haha, if they'd hooked me up to an ECG machine on the day, I'm sure it wouldn't have said "distinction" :D can't stop saying it lol
by Qcam2010
08 Dec 2010, 23:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Grade 2 tomorrow!
Replies: 53
Views: 11060

Re: Grade 2 tomorrow!

Well done :D :D :D :D

I can honestly say, I know how you feel. Feels GRRRRRRRRRREEEEEAT doesn't it!!!
by Qcam2010
29 Nov 2010, 18:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Thanks for the vote of confidence Gill. Would be nice to repeat my performance and get a distinction, but I'd be equally happy with a pass... yea right! lol. This is a breakdown of marks in the Grade 1. B1 - 29 C3 - 26 A1 - 29 Scales - 20 Sight reading - 17 (checked key signature, but still forgot t...
by Qcam2010
29 Nov 2010, 18:15
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Well I got my loverly shiny new certificate today :D :D :D

Also was told that I'm being entered for Grade 2 in Feb/Mar 2011!

Pressure pressure pressure. Can I make it TWO distinctions :lol:
by Qcam2010
29 Nov 2010, 05:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Pianolove, I have come to hate scales. I know they are important and I do practice them. But I just think arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh what's the point :shock:
Do you play your scales hands together? This is a good way of getting used to playing using both hands.
by Qcam2010
29 Nov 2010, 05:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Struggling

Thanks for the encouragemant guys, Qcam2010 i do have a teacher but i only have a lesson for 20 mins a week to start off with, i play at home about one hour an evening in 15 minute sessions , Dave i ll have look out for such a book, thanks again. That's the key (no pun intended!) little and often, ...
by Qcam2010
28 Nov 2010, 21:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Struggling

Hi there, How long have you been playing? It DOES get easier the more you practice - don't be too hard on yourself. There will be times where you feel like you're making no progress then all of a sudden something just "clicks" and you find yourself doing something you were struggling with. Hang in t...
by Qcam2010
28 Nov 2010, 20:21
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

There's hope for us yet then! :P
by Qcam2010
28 Nov 2010, 16:28
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Dave, we have something in common! (other than the piano) I too loathe football. Always have, always will! I never had to play sports at school - I would say luckily but on balance I feel pretty unlucky as I was quite ill as a child so missed alot of school and when I did attend I was wrapped in cot...
by Qcam2010
28 Nov 2010, 16:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

I tune for some parents who, when I ask if sproggo is enjoying the lessons, say 'No, but I want him to learn as I always wish I had.' Makes me livid. I can't bear it when children are forced to learn. So you adult beginners are saving some poor brat from having to live your lives for them! Ah that'...
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 23:04
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

I think at the end of the day Dave, it's gotta be a case of, if we want it bad enough, we will do it and get there. There are loads of videos on YouTube of young kids playing - the really young ones, 5,6 year olds are really impressive. Can imagine the parents forcing the kids to sit at the piano, m...
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 20:51
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

I daren't argue with your :piano; it's bigger than me :D It does get a bit frustrating, I know I do when I can't do something. But that feeling you get when you CAN do it is great. I'm pretty stubborn so I don't like to be beaten. I WILL do it, eventually lol. Did you see that little kid in the pape...
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 20:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

:oops:

oh I do apologise lol - you had me a bit worried for a minute then :mrgreen:
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 20:33
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

:shock:

Erm the one after C is D :wink:
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 20:22
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Take Gill's advice - it really does make you think about the notes if you don't have them written in front of you. Before you know it, (and it really does happen sooner than you think) you'll automatically know the notes. Go on, rub out those notes and play... DARE ya :P :P
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 20:20
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: hello everyone
Replies: 14
Views: 3198

Re: hello everyone

Hello and welcome! Good for you for taking up the piano. I only started this year and I'm 32. I've just done my grade 1 and am now working towards grade 2. I would say 5 months is enough time to decide if it's for you or not. Just make sure you practice practice practice. And working towards treatin...
by Qcam2010
27 Nov 2010, 10:14
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Haha love that expression, having an itch you can't scratch :P :P My results were exactly 14 days. I still haven't actually seen my certificate yet tho - and it's looking more likely I won't see it next week either because of this stupid white stuff falling from the sky :evil: :evil: I'm just glad t...
by Qcam2010
26 Nov 2010, 23:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Thanks Blodwen. To be honest, I was over the moon and shocked!

Pressure is on to keep up the standard for Grade 2 :D

You should get your results any day now. Bet you can't waitxx
by Qcam2010
26 Nov 2010, 23:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Pianolove - keep at it, and before you even realise it'll come. How often do you practice? Do you do one long session or a few shorter sessions? I've been doing 2 half hour sessions a day so far. Seems to have paid off so will probably stick to it. Do you have a teacher?
by Qcam2010
25 Nov 2010, 20:12
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Gill the Piano wrote:
Qcam2010 wrote:Erm, I just had a phone call from my teacher to let me know...

I PASSED WITH DISTINCTION :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


I've never had a distinction in me life :lol: :lol:
yes you beauty!!!!

Hahaa Thanks Gill - been on cloud nine all day :P :P
by Qcam2010
25 Nov 2010, 17:14
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Dave, Q is fine - I don't use my real name online at all. To satisfy your wife (if that's the corret word to use???) I am Male. PianoLove - That's the problem with doing so well at the start, you can only really go down if not stay at the same level lol. Means I have to work twice as hard to maintai...
by Qcam2010
25 Nov 2010, 12:53
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 1 Exam Thursday
Replies: 70
Views: 16664

Re: Grade 1 Exam Thursday

Thanks Dave. 138/150 I can't remember the breakdown of it all, but I do remember her saying that my worst piece Gavot, was my highest marked piece 29/30. Lesson next week so I'll pick me cert up and find out the rest. That has really brightened up my day :D Off to mention it to a few people :wink: