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by gizzy
09 May 2012, 17:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Gill the Piano wrote:I've got to play Jerusalem on Saturday for a wedding. I may need class A drugs for it...
"I shall not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand"
:twisted:
Very appropriate :D
by gizzy
08 May 2012, 18:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

I never really managed the feet either, and used the excuse that I was too short to reach the pedals properly, but I do know some quite young kids can do it and some short adults. I think it was mainly practice. Lack of. I think I played Jerusalem once with pedals, and I could manage the Twister-lik...
by gizzy
07 May 2012, 19:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

It certainly helped when he fell downstairs in the middle of the night when I was 10 and broke his right arm rather noisily (landed on flagstones, eek :o ). At the time he was the organist of St John's in Glastonbury (4 manual instrument) and although obviously he missed one week, the next Sunday he...
by gizzy
06 May 2012, 21:21
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: an adult learner, HELP - FRUSTRATED
Replies: 21
Views: 13315

Re: an adult learner, HELP - FRUSTRATED

Re adult learner p.s. I'm 3/4 of the way through Alfreds book 2 Hi Squidatlarge! Would that be the brown bordered Alfred Basic Course book 2, or the adult course (which I don't really know well)? If it's the basic book, you're following a good track; these Alfred books are ever so well structured, ...
by gizzy
06 May 2012, 20:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

He'd never mentioned being. He was left-handed, though.
by gizzy
06 May 2012, 14:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

My dad used to play one of those upside down
by gizzy
05 May 2012, 21:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Easier to find the notes when they're at eye level, innit? :D But then my hands would be around the level of my chin. When my eyesight, which is ****** at best, was at its worst, I couldn't tell sharps and flats from fingerings in some light unless I really leaned forwards. And that casued problems...
by gizzy
05 May 2012, 11:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

SUNSHINE! :) :) :) :) :) Gizzy in Cambridge The sinking feeling I have today is only on account of my office chair having a weak hydraulic link somewhere which means every so often I start descending an inch at a time till I'm a foot lower. Causes great hilarity in piano lessons and a crick in the n...
by gizzy
03 May 2012, 21:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

It is are not raining here also (at long last)

5 day forecast says a little soupcon on Friday night and then all Monday afternoon

Eeyore in Cambridge
by gizzy
03 May 2012, 14:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Cambridge 2:45pm

Give you one guess. Out to paddle to the polling station and post my TG exam entries

Gizzy in Cambr....glug glug glug :D
by gizzy
02 May 2012, 22:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Raining in Cherry Hinton. <yawn> :roll:

Gizzy in Cambridge
by gizzy
01 May 2012, 20:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Gill the Piano wrote: Long Suffering Eric
Amazing how much difference a hyphen or lack of same can make (but I guess you meant it!)
Thaks, Gill, you've cheered me up somewhat :lol:
by gizzy
01 May 2012, 13:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Rained all morning here AGAIN.
I wonder if it's really happening or if it's just all round me. Missing somebody dreadfully (gone to earth again) :cry: Pass along please, nothing to see.

Gizzy in Cambridge, just getting on with it
by gizzy
01 May 2012, 00:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Thunderstorm and heavy rain here, started around 11pm

Feel like it's raining inside and outside of me right at the moment :cry:

Gizzy in a sodden Cherry Hinton
by gizzy
29 Apr 2012, 20:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Weather forecast says sunny tomorrow. And unrelenting rain on Tuesday.
I'm beginning to think I can't take much more of this :(
by gizzy
29 Apr 2012, 11:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

I know a piano tuner in Cherry Hinton :) Really? I wonder if it's the one I have or had. My last tuner died on me (well, not exactly "on" me :lol: that would have been a really peculiar session!) and I had a letter from the local music shop on the morning of the day I was about to ring him to come ...
by gizzy
27 Apr 2012, 15:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

It's absolutely PERSISTING down here in Cambridge. I've just sent a poor little boy out in it to cycle home while I sit here in my slippers to feel warm. Wallowing in guilt :(

Gizzy in a very wet Cherry Hinton
by gizzy
27 Apr 2012, 14:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 167388

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

The thought of lovely home made toad in the hole with caramelised onion gravy for dinner this evening.... Is that made by you or for you? I suppose if I asked you to save some for me, it would be cold by the time I got it. Oh, and of course they wouldn't be veggie sausages, would they. Oh well, for...
by gizzy
27 Apr 2012, 12:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Ah, well, remember she's not a Daily Mail Reader. She buys it (not so much nowadays) becasue it makes her angry (with the paper, not with the things the paper pretends to be angry about) and she says "I just feel the need to be angry and get it out of my system". Not so much nowadays - what's happen...
by gizzy
27 Apr 2012, 10:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Cost of living versus the cost of learning
Replies: 40
Views: 10005

Re: POLL: Future of the Piano Lounge

Ah, there's no fun quite like jumping to conclusions without knowing all the facts, is there? My stepson is on quite a high level of benefits and has just been told he's been assessed fit to work. The fact is that he'd love to work, and does all sorts of voluntary things instead (like St John Ambula...
by gizzy
27 Apr 2012, 10:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

My #1 daughter (you knows what a grand girl she is, db) often buys the Daily Mail as a sort of purgative. She likes to be able to get angry and burn it out of her system!
by gizzy
26 Apr 2012, 23:13
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I look forward to the day when Dave is back in whingeing mode but this time because he can't get near the piano because Mrs Brum is playing it all the time. You'll just have to find something to do in the shed instead, me dear. :)
by gizzy
26 Apr 2012, 15:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I have to add it wasn't a bottle of liquid paraffin :lol:
by gizzy
26 Apr 2012, 11:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Church music
Replies: 66
Views: 14661

Re: Church music

Reading in Eb and playing in E, or vice versa is ever so easy, you just ignore ther key-signature and read the lines and spaces. The only thing you need to look out for is accidentals and even they're easy - flats become naturals and naturals become sharps (or vice versa) I think the natural is a lo...
by gizzy
25 Apr 2012, 22:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37302

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

"Well I feel like Buddy Holly 'cause it's Raining In My Heart
All the sad songs take me back to you now that we are apart." (Mike Batt)

Gizzy in Cambridge
by gizzy
25 Apr 2012, 22:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Church music
Replies: 66
Views: 14661

Re: Church music

And he's got it pretty well too, from the sound over the phone (even responded to him by text while my pupil was looking at her sight-reading for the regulation 30 seconds, how's that for multi-tasking and not giving your pupil the attention they're paying for? oops) It seems so obvious when you've ...
by gizzy
24 Apr 2012, 18:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Church music
Replies: 66
Views: 14661

Re: Church music

"Heat was in the very SOD!!!" LOL
by gizzy
24 Apr 2012, 13:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Church music
Replies: 66
Views: 14661

Re: Church music

But it was lovely to see all those lively hymns we had drummed into us at school that as six and seven year olds we had absolutely idea of the meanings of those words contained therein, except maybe 'the' and 'God'..... But we probably didn't really worry that we didn't know the meaning, did we? I ...
by gizzy
23 Apr 2012, 12:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Good, you'll find octaves easier now, won't you?
dave brum wrote:...and now for Gill's ruler, tongue, birch, cane, cat o'nine tails, pitbull, soft cushions etc.
If only I'd known that about you when I was there... all we did, honestly, was the Comfy Chair. :lol:
by gizzy
23 Apr 2012, 10:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Hmm, that tape measure did work wonders, didn't it? :)
by gizzy
21 Apr 2012, 10:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

You know Gizzy will be coming to stay later so no church for me in the morning and no hymn singing. Except if I'm nice to her she could play something from A&M Revised (as I got it out of the library, not sure if I may have said this already) and I could have a bit of a wail at it..... I'll introdu...
by gizzy
20 Apr 2012, 14:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Gill the Piano wrote: How handy with you with a ruler...? :twisted:
I'm not bad with a tape-measure. They do respond to that as well, in a slightly different way, of course :D
by gizzy
20 Apr 2012, 13:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

You've not heard me play yet, Ghislaine! Oh. You mean those aren't your hands in your YT videos? Oh, potty. I rather fancied those hands. :cry: Ah well, tell me whose they are and I'll go there instead, then. :lol: Was it the same person who was transposing tunes to order over the phone last night?...
by gizzy
18 Apr 2012, 18:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Yeah Doreen, I just can't stop myself from ranting and whingeing, can I??? Oh, right, mate, so here am I doing my best to talk you up and say you're not like that at all, and what do you go and do? What was that thing I was trying to get you to repeat a thousand times a day? I hope you realise ther...
by gizzy
17 Apr 2012, 22:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Ar well, you see, there's sight-reading and "doing sight-reading" I spent five years between the ages of 10 and 15 (admittedly I was doing theory, msucianship, cello, singing...) not having lessons at all, and sight-reading everythng that came my way, got from sub-g1 to g6 in that time. And becasue ...
by gizzy
16 Apr 2012, 21:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Too right - yes, I'll be there in person. What is needs of course is the Love of a Good Woman but meanwhile the Stranglehold of the Wicked Witch of the East will have to do (wll, I love him to bits as well obviously or I wouldn't be there). I'll pass on your good wishes.

from Gizzy in Cambridge
by gizzy
15 Apr 2012, 21:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 459886

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

noswaith dda ar ran dave brum. He's asked me to drop in and say he's fine. Now he's feeling more positive he's being long-distance bullied (by me) as I am his surrogate mummy from hell (aka Cambridge) and will be arriving in person on the same day as his www gets reinstated, to stand over him with a...
by gizzy
30 Oct 2010, 14:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 5 theory
Replies: 9
Views: 4025

Re: Grade 5 theory

markymark said: "Both Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM require that you have passed Grade 5 theory before progressing beyond Grade 5 practical" I am pretty certain - and I have just looked it up - that grade 5 theory is NOT compulsory for hgher grade practicals in Trinity Guildhall. Obviously, the theory...