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by breakup
12 Jul 2015, 23:40
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Baldwin
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Baldwin

Would anyone like to estimate this one, a Baldwin Model R serial #18370. Thanks.
by breakup
09 Jul 2015, 18:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelled
Replies: 37
Views: 6648

Re: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelle

Gill the Piano wrote:Depends on the piano! :D
Yes, perhaps I should unplug the headphones.
by breakup
09 Jul 2015, 00:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelled
Replies: 37
Views: 6648

Re: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelle

I regularly shout at the radio when they talk about the Bisham roundabout as Bish-am when it's actually Bissum.But the announcers take no notice... Are you sure your radio's turned on and the volume all the way up, I really don't understand why the announcers can't hear you. I also don't understand...
by breakup
07 Jul 2015, 17:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

Yes, Colin. I think he can't help himself, he just projects automatically! A different country might mean you'd get more practice done - not a bad idea... Or a different country would mean different women, and you wouldn't get any practicing done, (I assume you're a man, other wise read it the othe...
by breakup
07 Jul 2015, 01:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

Gill the Piano wrote: Or sitting quietly writing to Amnesty International...
I would think that for Amnesty International to become involved, you would need to move out of the country, which might not be a bad idea, under the circumstances.
by breakup
07 Jul 2015, 01:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

Have you ever tried to play classical music with a 4 year old telling you, you could only use this much of the keyboard, or was playing on the keys while you were trying to play? . Yes, and I've tried to tune a piano with 3 year old twins belting away at the keyboard, one each end, while the mother...
by breakup
06 Jul 2015, 15:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

I said it was odd that I'm having trouble finding time to practice now. When I had the grandchildren I could sit and play anytime when they were not napping, but when I did sit down to play it would only be for a short time till the 4 year old girl came over and wanted to play too. Have you ever tri...
by breakup
05 Jul 2015, 20:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

Well I used to like it as a nipper (Patrick Troughton & then John Pertwee) but from behind the sofa, like most kids, in case a dalek got me. Not so keen on the modern jobbies except for David Tennant whom I thought was wonderful! What level do you play to? Have a mooch in the local music shop - the...
by breakup
05 Jul 2015, 01:23
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

That was me...I used to have a pic of me in my smart car (the make. It is far from smart in real life - more a rolling shed) as an avatar but it vanished and since my bro once said that it was smaller than a dalek I thought I'd use that instead. So glad you've got another piano and that you're enjo...
by breakup
04 Jul 2015, 05:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelled
Replies: 37
Views: 6648

Re: Place names pronounced differently to how they're spelle

A friend of mine likes to pick on his wife by mispronouncing the name of a town they once lived in. Lancaster Pa. pronounced by the natives as Lank-aster, but he would get her going by pronouncing it as Lan-caster. Many years ago there was a Drum and bugle Corps from Emmaus Pa. and it was pronounced...
by breakup
03 Jul 2015, 00:22
Forum: Digital Piano Reviews
Topic: Yamaha NP-31
Replies: 2
Views: 3690

Yamaha NP-31

I have a Baldwin model R in my living room and my granddaughter (age 5) has expressed an interest in learning to play. So when she came out we would have a "lesson" where she mostly just made up her own songs. At one point she said that if she had a piano at her house she could practice more, so I b...
by breakup
03 Jul 2015, 00:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63853

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hello, I'm starting again. I've had a piano in the house for about 3.5 years after about 40 years without one. I have a Baldwin model R built in 1911, black ebony finish and it looks and plays really good for it's age. It's in my living room with a lot of room to spare, not like the usual living roo...