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by Nutroast
13 Oct 2008, 09:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Welcome one and all to the Piano Lounge!
Replies: 54
Views: 13565

Right, let me have a go at this downloading photo lark!

Chloe and Rosie:
Image

My girls :
Image

Jan
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by Nutroast
13 Oct 2008, 07:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Welcome one and all to the Piano Lounge!
Replies: 54
Views: 13565

Hi there, can I pull up a squashy sofa and join you? Love the moggy, Anna. Trivial fact of the day, if I'd been born a boy, my parents were going to call me Colin..... no insult to the Colins of this world, but I'm rather relieved. Hello Marius, nice to meet you! Love the sporting pic, Dave. I'm off...
by Nutroast
13 Oct 2008, 07:08
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Rate Your Piano Teacher!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4137

Well, I'm really pleased with mine! I must be lucky around here, there are at least 4 I know of. I picked mine on the basis that she was the one who called me back, where I had to chase the others! Her teaching is solid and traditional and, right now, that seems to suit me down to the ground as I'm ...
by Nutroast
08 Oct 2008, 15:21
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Classical music - where does one begin?
Replies: 14
Views: 6104

Hi Dave, I used to have ELP's Pictures album! I wasn't into Sky, but did have a load of other stuff, like Oldfield, Nice and some of the (very old) Electric Light Orchestra stuff whicih was fantastic. I still have an ELO "out of the blue" sweatshirt somewhere! The names and numbers thing can confuse...
by Nutroast
07 Oct 2008, 11:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Cripes, I usually dream about trains for some reason! Mind you, I had a piano type one a couple of days ago, I was in a library and you could hardly walk around it as a load of pianos were stuffed everywhere in the aisles. I was going to show off and play something, when someone else started playing...
by Nutroast
06 Oct 2008, 17:59
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: BOGEYS!!!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 13348

I was up at 5.30 this morning wiping more bloody cat puke from the key cover of my treasured YDP 131. Is this grounds for divorce, I wonder :?: :? When I was slightly younger, I had an ep of UB40's Red Red Wine. I was sloppy and left it out of its sleeve, under my bed and my dear old mog was sick o...
by Nutroast
06 Oct 2008, 17:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

^
Wot he said ;-) I hope you don't get messed around. Good luck and I hope you get your first lesson soon.

Jan
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by Nutroast
06 Oct 2008, 12:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Hello Dave, Hello everyone! I have a great sense of rhythm, until I'm at the piano when I go into some kind of trance. I'd be hopless in an orchestra as every time I make a mistake, I seem to grind to a stop! I'm yet to master the fine art of listening to my OWN music as I play, especially when I'm ...
by Nutroast
03 Oct 2008, 13:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

Sorry if that was a rather terse answer! I'm swotting for my lesson and I've got a work meeting between now and then too :(

Catch you later.

Jan
xx
by Nutroast
03 Oct 2008, 13:36
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

I use http://photobucket.com/. You upload the photo, then click to edit it and change the size.

Hope this helps.

Jan
xx
by Nutroast
03 Oct 2008, 09:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

.....it certainly hurts less :piano;

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by Nutroast
03 Oct 2008, 07:54
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

Moonlight wrote:I found a nice image of the moon over some water but its too big. :(
Never mind...
Email it to me and I'll scale it for you

xx
by Nutroast
02 Oct 2008, 14:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

Moonlight wrote:Hey Nutroast!

I love that picture you got there! who is it Scrooge !? so so funny :)
That's what I think I'll look like in a few years from now, I plan to spend my dotage as a grumpy old woman ;-)

Jan
xx
by Nutroast
01 Oct 2008, 17:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

....a prayer, a Shakespear quote and an "Oh B*ll*cks" from me. I'm sorry about your lesson Anna.

{{{hugs}}}

Jan
xx

PS. Can you tell I went to a comprehensive?
by Nutroast
01 Oct 2008, 15:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help needed buying a piano
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

Piano removal companies seem to quote for delivering a piano to the ground floor. If yours is going upstairs, you can probably just tell them this and they can come prepared and may charge a little more, but I'm sure they'll still do it for you, rather than you struggle to do it yourself. I've just ...
by Nutroast
01 Oct 2008, 09:45
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSON, ANNA!
Replies: 102
Views: 20267

Knock 'em bandy Anna!

I can't wait to hear how you get on.

Jan
xx
by Nutroast
26 Sep 2008, 09:25
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: MOONLIGHT HAS GOT A TEACHER!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6972

Hi Anna, Sorry that I've not been online much this week as I missed your wonderful news! Many congratulations! I hope your first lesson goes really well for you. I really love having a teacher, it's the first time ever that I've really felt motivated to learn 'properly', something I never got on the...
by Nutroast
26 Sep 2008, 09:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: MOONLIGHT HAS GOT A TEACHER!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6972

Hi Anna, Sorry that I've not been online much this week as I missed your wonderful news! Many congratulations! I hope your first lesson goes really well for you. I really love having a teacher, it's the first time ever that I've really felt motivated to learn 'properly', something I never got on the...
by Nutroast
26 Sep 2008, 09:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Best of British luck, Nutroast!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12068

Hello Dave and everyone, yes, I got to my lesson this week. Being off sick meant I was either sleeping, or practicing, so I actually did really well. My teacher said the gavotte I played couldn't be faulted (smug grin!) I've still got to do more practice on the basics with my left hand, it doesn't w...
by Nutroast
22 Sep 2008, 12:07
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that has moved you to tears
Replies: 32
Views: 7195

Yep, that's it. It's a wonderful song.

RIP Isaac Hayes...

Jan
by Nutroast
22 Sep 2008, 11:12
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that has moved you to tears
Replies: 32
Views: 7195

I love Kate Bush too! The Kick Inside is my favourite, it's a superb album.

Anyway, I've just realised I missed a biggie off my tearjerker list, it's Isaac Hayes "The first time ever I saw your face". Wonderful stuff.

Jan
by Nutroast
22 Sep 2008, 10:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that gets our happy juices flowing!!
Replies: 27
Views: 8109

Oh, there's loads of these! Here are some that I can think of straight away that put a soppy grin on my face: Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band the finale of "Carnival of the Animals" Teenage Kicks - The Undertones Hallo Spaceboy - Bowie Jupiter from The Planets Hurricane - Bob Dylan (grim lyr...
by Nutroast
19 Sep 2008, 14:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that has moved you to tears
Replies: 32
Views: 7195

Great suggestions! I'd like to second Moonlight Sonata and Beethoven's 6th and add Barber's Adagio. There was an aria from Carmina Burana that used to get me going too. Van Morrisson "And it stoned me", Bowie "Heroes", Macy Gray "I try". Many tracks from David Gray's White Ladder album as they remin...
by Nutroast
19 Sep 2008, 10:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Best of British luck, Nutroast!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12068

She's related to Ben, isn't she :? :?: Ha ha! Very good! I managed my lesson without even the tiniest smirk and it went really well. Somehow, I managed to fluff up "Drink to me Only" which I can usually play with my eyes shut, but that's what playing in front of a teacher does to me! She said my si...
by Nutroast
18 Sep 2008, 12:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Hello Dave, Yes, you were close to spot on, in fact, I thing your version is even better. I don't think I'll quote that to my teacher though :shock: !! My lesson's at 3 this afternoon so wish me luck. Linzy - sorry to hear your lo is poorly. I don't do sleepless nights very well, but getting covered...
by Nutroast
18 Sep 2008, 11:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Mornin' all! I've got my second lesson today and hope the fluff fairy stays at home. She's also the fairy that stops me being able to remember my ACEGs and my GBDFAs! My husband came up with a new pnemonic for GBDFA yesterday, but I don't think I ought to write it down in polite company. I've been w...
by Nutroast
15 Sep 2008, 11:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Hello all, I also went away for the weekend and have had to spend a pleasurable age catching up with you all! Wow Anna, 20 bars of Moonlight Sonata! I'm jealous. I'm on bar 2! I never saw Quadrophenia Dave, even though I'm also the spawn of the 60's (I'm a world cup year baby!) My film-watching has ...
by Nutroast
12 Sep 2008, 09:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Best of British luck, Nutroast!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12068

Louttrim...it was a) and c)

:lol:
by Nutroast
12 Sep 2008, 09:40
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Best of British luck, Nutroast!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12068

Hi Folks, I survived!! I'm sorry I kept you in suspenders and didn't reply last night, I'd shut the computer down and popped into the pub on the way home with my husband to chat about my lesson and, well, you can imagine, my brain didn't work at all after that. I did still get in a practice last nig...
by Nutroast
11 Sep 2008, 10:07
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Best of British luck, Nutroast!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12068

Wow, my own thread :D Thanks Dave and thanks for the email too. Now I feel REALLY special!! I'll definitely be letting you know how I get on. I've managed to get the day off work (even though I had to do about and hours work anyway :x ) and will get in as much practice as I can to loosen up those sa...
by Nutroast
09 Sep 2008, 17:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Dave,

The white one is a star, she was Miss November in last year's Cat's Protection calendar! We bought lots of copies ;-)

Jan
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by Nutroast
09 Sep 2008, 12:45
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

I'd love a doggie. We've promised ourselves one once we've moved (if that ever happens). We want a little scruff-bag. My cats show no interest in the piano, but our neighbour's cat loves it and knocked the tuner's tuning fork off the top and chased it across the room. Luckily, he likes cats himsef! ...
by Nutroast
06 Sep 2008, 10:30
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLOTTE!10 today!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

Absolutely! A big ONE ZERO Happy Birthday wish coming Charlotte's way. Happy birthday in Cmaj to you.

Jan
x
by Nutroast
05 Sep 2008, 19:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

As Dave knows, I'm Mrs Grumpy Drawers tonight. What didn't help my mood is my 3-year-old trying to put the keyboard cover down over my fingers while I was playing. Poor dot got shouted at, she got upset, I got upset for shouting. Heyyyyyy. I'm usually more patient than this, but the bs factor at wor...
by Nutroast
05 Sep 2008, 17:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

Hi Dave,

I'm full of envy for the kind of pieces you tackle! I can't wait to get a bit better advanced so I can talk tactics with you too. I'm sure Mozart will be putty in your hands.

Jan
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by Nutroast
04 Sep 2008, 17:27
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Ah, the cat-vomit on the mat trick eh? Yes, I still remember when my darling late cat Charlie had pee'd in the toaster. We didn't find out until the next morning when my DH (now xDH, but no connection here) made brekkie. Cooked kitty pee; the smell was just indescribable. Is Fiona your piano (sorry ...
by Nutroast
04 Sep 2008, 14:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Thanks Dave! I'll have to look out for that. As me me, no, I'm nothing so worthwhile or exciting. I'm an IT manager and I get paged if one of our sites falls over. I would have loved to be a vet, but was so bad at exams I wanted out of education as soon as I'd done my o'levels. It would be great if ...
by Nutroast
04 Sep 2008, 13:40
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

OK, I'm going to own up here.... I don't know what this T-Rex stuff is. Please can someome enlighten me?

I'm obviously missing out!

Jan
by Nutroast
04 Sep 2008, 11:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Well, our house is spotless. That's because you can't see the spots any more through all that dust. I'm going to take a lunch break now and join you on the stool Linzy. Have a good one.

Carol Barratt, here I come.

Jan
by Nutroast
04 Sep 2008, 10:13
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Hello Louttrim *waves* I'm already murdering My First Book of Christmas Songs and am really enjoying myself. I had a bad day yesterday, I got paged for work at 2am and hardly got of the phone for the rest of the day, so no practice at all. All work and no piano tinkling makes for a grumpy Mrs T. Str...
by Nutroast
03 Sep 2008, 17:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 101660

dave brum wrote:Hey, I can do 'T-Rex' with the nome on 65 now!
Hrrrmph. No-one likes a swot.

OK, OK, OK, I'm jealous.

Jan
xx
by Nutroast
03 Sep 2008, 09:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Pieces you cannot wait to learn to play!
Replies: 14
Views: 5073

Hello Sparkley, For me, it's Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (sorry Moonlight, beat you to it!) I've already bought the score for the 1st movement to whet my appetite. I would love to be able to play all of Saint-Sean's Carnival, that would be great. Not quite what you asked, but when I was little, I w...
by Nutroast
02 Sep 2008, 21:50
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Chit chat
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Hey, Barrie, are you suggesting we ramble? :D I'm still new here, so will happily go with the flow, but would like to say that from what I've found so far, there's not a lot that I can't say in the normal flow of chat, it's been very relaxing. Having said that, a place to relax off-topic, with squas...
by Nutroast
02 Sep 2008, 19:29
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

From my Yamaha keyboard I can play any orchestral instrument Doesn't your bow get stuck in the pedals? Dave, my teacher, hmm, she's old-school, not a problem for me as I'm an old-fashioned sort myself. She's my favourite auntie I recon, but with hair that could stand a force 4. She looks so neat an...
by Nutroast
02 Sep 2008, 07:44
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

I'd prefer to make you think of roasting chestnuts rather than a male ailment :D

My lesson is a 5pm on the 11th. Please send me "don't play like a dead slug" vibes for then please!!

Jan
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by Nutroast
01 Sep 2008, 14:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Advice for 11 year old beginners please :)
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Hello Bella, just wanted to say hello and welcome. I'm just like one of your students, only some 11,300 days older. Wishing you loads of luck. It must be wonderful to be able to pass your skill on by teaching.

Jan
by Nutroast
01 Sep 2008, 13:44
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Adult Beginner
Replies: 28
Views: 8727

Hello Geelan,

Just wanted to say hello and welcome from a fellow new learner! I've been self-teaching for just a few weeks, but will be starting lessons next week as well which should keep me on the straight and narrow.

Jan
by Nutroast
01 Sep 2008, 10:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Welcome back Dave Brum! I'm glad your pc has had its valves restrung. What is is about these inanimate objects that gives them the ability to give us such a hard time? I've had a Bad Practice Weekend, not helped by a 3-year-old wanting to 'help' me play. She did sing along when I played Baa-baa blac...
by Nutroast
29 Aug 2008, 07:49
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello, can I join you?
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Children of the 80s??? Now, I feel REALLY old!! Moonlight, I've found a piano teacher that charges £10.50 per half hour, it is cheaper than most and is probably all I can handle in a week on top of practice. So, I'm pretty pleased. I try and remind myself that it's only the cost of 3 beers. Mm...
by Nutroast
28 Aug 2008, 13:11
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: What are we all learning to play at the moment?
Replies: 50
Views: 14107

dave brum wrote:I'm working my way (extremely slowly) through Kenneth Baker's Complete Piano Player and have reached Book 5.
I've got that on order from Amazon!

I'm currently working through the Classic Piano Course by Carol Barratt.

Jan