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by ebonyivory
28 Nov 2009, 17:06
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: BEST OF LUCK DAVE BRUM!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5959

Re: BEST OF LUCK DAVE BRUM!!!

Ok, I have found the notes I made and the score sheet. I have got to say that when I got home from the exam I had a cry and felt I would be lucky to pass. But, when I had calmed down, I looked up how they grade you. Using that description I tried to be as sensible as possible and grade myself. You h...
by ebonyivory
28 Nov 2009, 16:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: BEST OF LUCK DAVE BRUM!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5959

Re: BEST OF LUCK DAVE BRUM!!!

Fantastic news Dave!!! I bet you did get a distinction, and even if you get a merit or a pass, that's still fab! I couldn't make my mind up if I was disappointed or pleased when I got a merit for grade 1, but now I look back at how nervous I was on the day and think I did well. My long term goal is ...
by ebonyivory
20 Nov 2009, 20:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Calling Bill Buggins!
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Calling Bill Buggins!

Excellent! I feel you are going to do extremely well! I have had another run of being unwell with this and that, currently getting over a flu, so my lessons and practice have gone out the window. I am really struggling to find that whole life/work balance thing. Never mind me moaning. I look forward...
by ebonyivory
20 Nov 2009, 19:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Calling Bill Buggins!
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Calling Bill Buggins!

Oh!!! Ha ha ha... sorry

Was it really a secret?

Anyway were you going to tell me about the exam date?
by ebonyivory
20 Nov 2009, 19:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Calling Bill Buggins!
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Calling Bill Buggins!

Hello

I have logged in to find out who has tried to contact me on fb.

I won't reply to an unknown on fb as there are so many viruses.

Please reply on here!

Thanks.

(Just for the record, I feel sure it's going to be Dave Brum!)
by ebonyivory
20 Nov 2009, 19:06
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: GRADE 2 EXAM DATE AT LAST!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

Re: GRADE 2 EXAM DATE AT LAST!!

Hello again!

Good luck for the exam!

Are you Bill? :)

Ebonyivory.
by ebonyivory
30 Sep 2009, 16:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Are digital pianos nothing more than "toys"?
Replies: 19
Views: 5911

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

Hello, Those of you that know me on here, know I am just your average person. I am at the beginning of my musical learning experience and know little or nothing about pianos and keyboards. :? Like most blogs you read, you sometimes feel you have something to say, so here I go... I didn't have a pian...
by ebonyivory
30 Sep 2009, 15:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 25181

Re: Dave's piano lesson blog

Hello Dave and anyone that knows me! :) It's great to hear you are doing so well and have put in for Grade 2. To be honest, I am a bit jealous. I have let it all slip. I felt it was getting tougher and have lost heart and consequently don't practice enough - vicious circle! :? I have just started to...
by ebonyivory
22 Jun 2009, 20:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's piano lesson blog
Replies: 165
Views: 25181

Re: Dave's piano lesson blog

Hello again! Dave, it sounds like you're doing amazingly well with your grade 2 work and teacher etc. I am a bit jealous. I am finding it increasingly hard to settle into practicing with all of life's distractions. My teacher also wants me to do grade 2 in November, but I have a feeling I won't be r...
by ebonyivory
16 May 2009, 23:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Good luck Dave!
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Good luck Dave!

Hello there, so you have moved! Haven't been on here for ages, so I am a bit behind with events. Hope you and Mrs Brum are well. You have probably redecorated by now, he he he. This is the first thread I have read since logging in, so I am off to catch up a bit. TTFN. Ebonyivory :-)
by ebonyivory
19 Feb 2009, 20:31
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Adult Learners: What stage are you at and after how long?
Replies: 10
Views: 4235

Re: Adult Learners: What stage are you at and after how long?

Hello, I was 38 when I had my first lesson and I had no previous musical knowledge, so from scratch. I am now 40, own a lovely piano (thanks hubby) and passed grade 1 in November last year. I don't find it easy, I am a little dyslexic, I feel quite clumsy and awkward and I forget things really quick...
by ebonyivory
14 Jan 2009, 23:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

Re: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle

Hello Dave Hope you and Mrs Brum are well. I am not very good with change so will take me a few goes to get used to the new look site. Did you receive the p.m. about facebook as I can't see a reply, will miss the chats, but I will have to get used to posting again. Shame you don't feel like dieting ...
by ebonyivory
12 Jan 2009, 20:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

Hu-hummm! What happened everybody? :shock:

Just checking in, feeling I might be the only one not playing by the rules, to find nobody has posted any diet developments!!! :lol:

Well, I am 13st 2lb, which isn't that great but it's a start.

Now it's your turn!

Kimble x
by ebonyivory
01 Jan 2009, 16:20
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

Blimey Celestite! That's amazing! Well done!

I can't even shift a stone! Must put my slimming head on!

Well you keep it up and we will all try to get going.

Kimble xxx
by ebonyivory
01 Jan 2009, 10:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

Well, today is the day! The big weigh in! :shock:

Come on, no-one else has posted yet, are you all still recovering from last night?

This morning I weigh a horrible 13st 5lb, miserable. :cry:

I feel it will get worse before it gets better!

Kimble xxx
by ebonyivory
27 Dec 2008, 10:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

With the amount of yummy stuff in our house it is unlikely I will lose any weight until February! :shock:
by ebonyivory
26 Dec 2008, 23:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What have we all had for Christmas then?
Replies: 13
Views: 4472

Hi! The boys (hubby n son) bought me a DSlite, with the brain puzzle games, not the puppy type games, they're not for me. Also, from other peeps I got, a selection of smelly goods, chocs, clothes, slippers and a couple of other bits. My piano teacher bought me a little bottle of perfume and a notepa...
by ebonyivory
23 Dec 2008, 12:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Christmas lounge loiterers!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5069

Ok, so I am starting to flap now... I am nowhere near ready for Christmas and I keep going on facebook and this forum... My name is Kim and I am an addict!!! :lol:
by ebonyivory
22 Dec 2008, 09:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Christmas lounge loiterers!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5069

Happy Christmas lounge loiterers!!!

Happy Christmas to my piano buddies!

Dave brum
Moonlight
Gill the piano
Nutroast
Marius
Markymark
Louttrim

and to anyone I have missed out!

Kimmy xxx
by ebonyivory
20 Dec 2008, 20:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

I am waiting until the 1st of January to post my weight. Anything could happen between now and then. :shock:
by ebonyivory
20 Dec 2008, 20:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Birthday dave brum!
Replies: 14
Views: 4361

Happy Birthday dave brum!

Happy Birthday!

I will be 41 before you are 40, if that helps!

Have a lovely day!
by ebonyivory
20 Dec 2008, 20:52
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

Thanks for your reply Moonlight and telling me about the edit thing. Now I know it's there, I can't believe I didn't see it before!

You sound like you are doing tremendously well for only having four lessons. I can't wait until the gang all have their Grade 1's.
by ebonyivory
20 Dec 2008, 20:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 looks really scary!
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

Hi Dave, had a quick look/listen, that is the type of thing, but I only listened to one or two. When I have more time I will have a proper look.
by ebonyivory
19 Dec 2008, 18:27
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

Oh my god, I just read that back and it sounds awful.

I mean, if something makes my fingers longer, I would use it to make my legs longer, as I am only 5'1".
by ebonyivory
19 Dec 2008, 18:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

Hello Moonlight How far along piano road are you? Are you near the beginning like me, or a bit further on? I struggle to stretch an octave and half press the keys on the inside in both directions. I am a short podgy person and so are my fingers!!! :) I can't imagine how I can make the stretch any di...
by ebonyivory
18 Dec 2008, 19:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

Oh no marky... not finger exercises too! :( party pooper!

Are you a grade 8 or higher type person? Grrrrrr! :lol:
by ebonyivory
18 Dec 2008, 18:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINZY OUTTRIM! (11 December)
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Wow louttrim, do you have a baby grand, or does that mean a new baby, as in new piano?

For naming, is your piano a girl or a boy?
by ebonyivory
18 Dec 2008, 18:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lounging in the lounge...
Replies: 67
Views: 15206

Good lord!!! :oops:

Too much information! :lol:
by ebonyivory
17 Dec 2008, 23:32
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: THE DAVE 'N' MARIUS PIANO SHOW
Replies: 299
Views: 50118

Nigella is too gorgeous to be true! And that is from a woman's point of view.

When I watch her making and eating all that food, I feel so jealous that she stays so lovely looking.
by ebonyivory
17 Dec 2008, 20:12
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 looks really scary!
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

OK, so you were all right!

Once you get going it doesn't seem so bad. I think I was just feeling a bit negative because I'd felt grade 1 hadn't gone too well. Seeing another challenge was a bit daunting.

Cheers everyone!
by ebonyivory
17 Dec 2008, 20:08
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

Don't stop me! I am feeling excited! I have had a lesson tonight and she walked me through to the end of Mozzie. I can't wait to be able to fly solo. Gonna crack that one this xmas hols. Also, a few more bars of Snowdrop. Can't believe it. I am of course nowhere up to speed but the notes are there. ...
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 23:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92563

I think we may have that too, or something similar, definitely a mix of all his stuff with whichever group etc. I am feeling quite upbeat about piano at the mo. Have been much better about practicing and there is an improvement. It's feeling good, dare I say it. I would like to finish my first piece...
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 22:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: THE DAVE 'N' MARIUS PIANO SHOW
Replies: 299
Views: 50118

I started having lessons in April 2007. My husband bought me a good piano in August 2007. I took my first exam last month. I had no music knowledge before that so it has been difficult. I wish I had started when I was young.
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 22:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92563

Yep! Remember it well! Oh dear.

I like the Specials too! Our era really. Mr I has a lot of ska etc.
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 22:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: THE DAVE 'N' MARIUS PIANO SHOW
Replies: 299
Views: 50118

Hi Marius

I meant, have you been playing for long?

Are you new to piano?
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 17:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

I am starting to get worried about this dieting thing now. I might have to put my money where my mouth is and actually start trying to lose some weight.

It will do me good though. Hope I can find some enthusiasm this time.

Well done Dave, you have managed to get a few more takers!
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 17:23
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: THE DAVE 'N' MARIUS PIANO SHOW
Replies: 299
Views: 50118

Hello again Marius! Looked on the map of Norway. We visited Voss which is a couple of hours from Bergen, so not near you. We hope to go back there. How far along with your piano playing are you? Do you have similar grades of exams in Norway? Kim. (Yes my name can sound Norwegian, especially if you s...
by ebonyivory
16 Dec 2008, 17:13
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92563

Oh Mickey, you're so fine, you're so fine, you blow my mind! Hey mickey! ... Hey Mickey!

You beat me, I can remember now you've reminded me, otherwise I am really struggling... brain dead.

I am thinking of Bananarama and Fun Boy Three because I was a fan of both.
by ebonyivory
15 Dec 2008, 21:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: THE DAVE 'N' MARIUS PIANO SHOW
Replies: 299
Views: 50118

Hi! I would like to gate crash!

Hello Marius, it seems you live in Norway. My family and I visited Norway in April this year. It was lovely.

Are you happy to say where in Norway you live?

Kim.
by ebonyivory
15 Dec 2008, 21:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92563

So, are we thinking of funny 80's songs then?

Will have a think! There must be loads!
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 23:09
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Distinctions, merits and plain auld passes...
Replies: 43
Views: 11017

Ha ha

My friend is from Wales and she taught me two or three words, I find Welsh really hard to do/remember.
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 22:52
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Distinctions, merits and plain auld passes...
Replies: 43
Views: 11017

Am I close with 'great load of poo often incorrect'
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 22:47
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

No, really don't fancy that one.
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 22:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 92563

In this house, we still listen to Kraftwerk! 'I'm the operator of my pocket calculator'... :lol:

Yep, Mr Ivory still plays it and Master and Mr start trying to robot dance... oh boy. :shock:
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 22:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Distinctions, merits and plain auld passes...
Replies: 43
Views: 11017

Ok, I tried to translate that... you b*gg*r!

Something about a 'welsh woman my dear'. That was the best I could do.

Ha ha ha
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 22:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 pieces (2009-2010)
Replies: 33
Views: 8622

I am glad someone had a look!

I am now learning 'the first snowdrop' too and found an even younger asian lad playing that.

I have also chosen 'rondo', but haven't started learning that one yet.
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 17:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: X-factor 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 7021

I am so pleased, I cried a little bit... ok, buckets!

She is such a lovely girl, looks and personality. I look forward to hearing what she records.
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 14:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Lounge Slimmers circle
Replies: 184
Views: 131688

Count me in Dave, as previously discussed. I am also diabetic type 2, diagnosed in my early 30's, can't remember exactly when. Started just on sensible eating, but have been taking one tablet a day for a few years now. My levels are pretty good on the whole but the doctor/nurse always says I would b...
by ebonyivory
14 Dec 2008, 14:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lounging in the lounge...
Replies: 67
Views: 15206

Well, didn't sleep too well, sniff, cough, splutter! Taking in juice etc for vitamins. Back to work tomorrow so need cold to move on now. The men of the house have gone to golf so I will get some practice in while they're not about. Don't feel like it, but if I don't, I will be rubbish at my next le...
by ebonyivory
13 Dec 2008, 20:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Lounging in the lounge...
Replies: 67
Views: 15206

Well, I started xmas stuff, buying cards, pressies and paper etc.

Felt lousy so went back to bed for couple of hours. Haven't played today and watching x factor now so won't get on the joanna til tomorrow now.

Will log in tomorrow to see whats going on.

Kimster.