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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 22:39

Yes... those were the days! Though not during mine - caning had been abolished in schools by the time I went through! Nowadays, we talk about our feelings and try to make something of the pyscho-emotional process of defiance and rule-breaking - whatever! :roll:

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 22:40

Not yet. So far potential candidates have failed the ear tets! :lol:

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 22:41

hahaha yeah I think you mentioned that on another post Dave about that Jason guy, hes a joker! Did he play the piano well, or was he just mucking about?

Thats sounds fun Mark with the Frankenstein and the atmospheric music thing! I can't remember my music lessons in school much just that one for primary school.

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 22:42

dave brum wrote:Four pages now :? Gasbags the lot of us!
Probably should have taken Barrie up on his offer to introduce the Piano Lounge forum. Not sure I'd want to moderate that forum as well given the wide range of topics!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 22:45

dave brum wrote:Well dear old Jase was only obeying the instructions of his teacher. What's wrong in that?
Not sure how a piano classifies as "fitness equipment". If that were the case, I'd have outstanding pectorals and a 6 pack to die for!

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 22:45

dave brum wrote:Well dear old Jase was only obeying the instructions of his teacher. What's wrong in that?
Yeah like my class with making any sound you want, and the teacher gets angry. She told us to do it! :roll:

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 22:47

dave brum wrote:Nicola Munro - tall curly haired gal?
I'm not sure you have...

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 22:49

Its ok if we're gas bags, I put it down to the fact i'm a girl, girls love to chat! and this is called 'chit chatters corner'
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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 22:53

Moonlight wrote:Its ok if we're gas bags, I put it down to the fact i'm a girl, girls love to chat! and this is called 'chit chatters corner'
In the teaching profession, there is a female majority on the workforce. Never a truer word was spoken. Women are a bit like a Duracell battery when they get started; they just keep going on and on and on and on and on and on.........

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 22:59

markymark wrote:they just keep going on and on and on and on and on and on.........
I'm not offended buy that comment, because Its true; unless there is women out there that don't like to chat much :? .

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:01

I remember Ken Dodd talking about the invention of the TV. He said that most people would say that John Logie Baird invented the television but that that was quite wrong. It was invented by a miner in North Wales who was sitting in the canteen during his lunch break one day. He was sitting trying to relax. Incidentally his wife also worked in the canteen and she never seemed to lay off him. It was one of those fateful days when the miner overstayed his teabreak that he looked towards the kitchen hatch and watched his wife standing shouting at him through the hatch that the vision of television was birthed!

I thought that was hilarious!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:02

Moonlight wrote:I'm not offended buy that comment, because Its true; unless there is women out there that don't like to chat much :?
Well I have come across those too. I just call them 'odd'!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:05

dave brum wrote:Got my weigh-in in the morning. Was 19st6 last week. Wonder what I'll be tomorrow?
Really? Thought you looked more 24st but hey - I'm not good at estimating - JOKING!!!!

You don't look 19st from that photo!

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:05

I :lol: t was probably the birth of tv soaps too, like Eastenders. I wonder if that miner's name was RICKY!!!!!!!!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:07

Probably! :lol:

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:08

Dave you have nothing to worry about you don't even look fat!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:10

No! If you were walking around looking like Rik Waller (who always wears dark clothes AND married a goth) you'd have something to worry about!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:12

I'm not exactly slim. I'm about 14.5 stone and am 6'1. I'm technically in the obese category I believe!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:16

I remember getting food poisoning from a fast food outlet and went down to 13 stone! I looked at photographs of myself and looked like I'd just come through a famine!

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:17

dave brum wrote:sorry guys but got to say goodnight, my wife wants to go to sleep. Nightie night dearest Anna :) nightie night my dear old pal Mr.Spark :)
Better go. The last thing you want is to turn up for your weigh-in with two black eyes!

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:17

awwww ok Dave Good night!! :)

Well you don't look it in the photo... :wink:

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:23

So Anna do you teach then or are you one of these scabs that write appauling trash about their past teachers at high school on rate my teacher?

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:26

markymark wrote:I remember getting food poisoning from a fast food outlet and went down to 13 stone! I looked at photographs of myself and looked like I'd just come through a famine!
Wow really? I remember geting food poisoning from eating sushi from M&S word of warning, don't trust the supermakets or cafes brand of sushi only from japanese ones or restaurants...

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:27

Moonlight wrote:
markymark wrote:I remember getting food poisoning from a fast food outlet and went down to 13 stone! I looked at photographs of myself and looked like I'd just come through a famine!
Wow really? I remember geting food poisoning from eating sushi from M&S word of warning, don't trust the supermakets or cafes brand of sushi only from japanese ones or restaurants...
KFC got me!

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:29

No I'm not a teacher, I'm an ( ahem...CURENTLY unemployed) graphic designer / illustrator. I graduated last year worked for 5 months at a webdesign place.

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:32

Barrie Heaton wrote:"The Lounge "
For any subject discussion

it should be in the Non Piano section then all would use it

or

"The Piano Lounge "

in the Learning to play the piano section, restricted to music


or........ do you have an idea :!:

Barrie
I actually think this is a great idea. In this thread alone, we have more postings than the Tuners' forum - and it's probably a heck of a lot more interesting! What do you think Anna?

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:32

Moonlight wrote:No I'm not a teacher, I'm an ( ahem...CURENTLY unemployed) graphic designer / illustrator. I graduated last year worked for 5 months at a webdesign place.
Is graphic design hard to get into?

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:37

Barrie,

Personally I think something generic like "The Lounge" would be fine. As its a forum on a Piano page, the forum is most likely to contain stuff about music anyway, but offers the flexibility to go off topic! Just an idea, but I think that the networking aspect is something that is missing from the forum.

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:38

Yeah that sounds cool, the lounge or whatever. It would mostly be for me, you Dave and sparkely the chatter boxes.

Yes it is rather difficult to get into the creative industry. Well I'm finding it difficult at the moment grrrr :x

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Post by markymark » 12 Sep 2008, 23:40

I need to go and lie down! I've got a really bad cold. The screen is starting to hurt my eyes and this chair is starting to get uncomfortable!

Night all! :(

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Post by Moonlight » 12 Sep 2008, 23:43

bye Mark!

bye Dave

Now I'm on my larrys! :lol:

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Post by Moonlight » 13 Sep 2008, 23:22

Evening Dave,

I don't watch that, but I did watch the Proms today or tried to ( my annoying freeview image keept playing up! Right in the middle of that Beethoven piano fantasia! :x ) Sue Perkins won Maestro and had to conduct 3 pieces, she was good I'm happy she won.

Haven't seen that film either (sorry) it was on today wasn't it?

That pork life comment to me is funny, but not very nice to say to someone! Who said that, was it on Strictly?

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Post by Moonlight » 13 Sep 2008, 23:34

PROGRESS REPORT

I have just learned a page of the Beethoven Moonlight sonata adagio!, 20 bars I'm well chuffed! :D Its my 1st piece of proper music!

Only 50 bars to go now! :wink: I must say though, bar 16 is ouch my hand needs to streach a 9th! Maybe easy for you men or big handed women; but not for me but I can do it, just!

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Post by louttrim » 15 Sep 2008, 09:39

blimey.. I don't post for 2 days over the weekend, and this thread has got very looooonnnnnnngggggg during that time!! How is everyone?

I'm supposed to be working :oops: so can't stay and chat too long. Just wanted to say hi! Did loads of practise over the w/e, so I hope Natalya notices on Thursday!!

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Post by Nutroast » 15 Sep 2008, 11:36

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 never been very mature, I struggled to get beyond Bambi. I still have fond memories of TV though, with The Clangers, The Wombles, Mary Mungo & Midge, Barbapapa oh I could go on and on....

As we were away, I had NO practice :oops: but we did have a great time with my parents and then took a small Boo on the train to Shoreham to go to the Duke of Wellington (tap for the wonderful Dark Star Brewery, they have one in Brighton too, but it doesn't have a child-friendly garden like this one). I then took her to Bekonskot Model Village on Sunday which brought back more memories for me I can tell you!

I'm going to do some serious catching up with Rosie today so I don't look like a total dunce when I have my next lesson.

See you later,
Jan
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Post by Moonlight » 15 Sep 2008, 15:30

Hi Dave, hows it going?


Yeah I know about the Blur Park Life tune, I knew that comment had somthing to do with it! Now I see the connection.

I don't watch Eastenders either, haven't watched it for years; not since I was in my teens. If you miss just one omnibus edition of it you will be clueless because so much mundane stuff happens within a week on that soap.

Did you get food poisoning form your fish and chips? Its funny ( as in weird ) :? because me and Mark were talking about that after you left, that day when we were all chatting; hope you recoved quickly.

Good luck for your next lesson Dave! hope you mange to play the T-Rex tune well. Your doing a duet too aren't you?, so lucky. I'm tring to learn the primo part from Schumann's Scenes From Childhood No.1 ( I love that piece) but I have no body to duet with :cry: So I'm trying to combine it with the secondo part.

I gave your Joplin tune a very quick go, sounds funky! but I wont learn it yet, I'm not used to syncopated beats yet.

If youre fed up with your Mozart piece, but still want to give Mozart ago then try the piece I sent you. Its really easy and sounds really nice.

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Post by sparkley » 16 Sep 2008, 13:03

Hello everyone :-)

Gosh, I disappear for a few days and this thread has reached 5 pages!!!! Sorry for my absence, I'm extremely busy at work at the moment so don't have much spare time. I'm writing this in a quick 20 minute lunch break!! I'm involved in a big trial at work over the next few weeks so won't be around much :-(

Dave, I hope you're feeling better! That sounds so awful. I can't believe your next lesson has come around again already!!! That's so quick! Casserole sounds yummy!

Anna I've missed you! Yay for your progress with Moonlight Sonata! That's fab! Are you playing a simplified version or the actual proper version? Either way its impressive, but I'd be unbelievably impressed if you were playing the 'real' version! I can't even play the simplified version which I have, its so hard!!! I watched the Proms too, it was great. I thought of you when I saw Sue Perkins as I knew you wanted her to win!

I have my piano lesson tonight so will let you all know how it goes!

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Post by Moonlight » 16 Sep 2008, 17:13

Hi Abi! :)

I missed you too! Its getting a bit quiet without you, but me and Dave will try to keep things lively until you can join us more often; once more!

The version of the sonata I'm doing is the 'real' version, I have a simplifed version of it in D minor for kids but it lacks the moody dark sounding octaves in the base so it sounds less bassy that one. I'm on bar 27 now... :D but my hands hurt a bit :( .

Its funny I can't get too emotionally involved when playing it because it makes me make a mistake! :roll: I wonder how proper musicians overcome that.

GOOD LUCK! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with your lesson today! :piano; ( oh, and you get to play on a grand! sooo lucky!)

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Post by markymark » 16 Sep 2008, 21:49

dave brum wrote:Think Markymark's done another bunk!
Has done three days' work in the space of two more like!

Yes I was playing in church on Sunday, despite cold symptoms... You obviously haven't been practising enough Dave! Just look at the amount of postings you've made since Saturday night!

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Post by markymark » 16 Sep 2008, 22:02

You'll make Mrs Brum jealous saying things like that!

Besides, we all know who wears the trousers in your house! After all, didn't she call curfew the other night? :P

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Post by louttrim » 17 Sep 2008, 16:47

afternoon all!

My mum and I had a day out planned, and she was supposed to be here at 10.. I thought ooo I'll get 10 minutes practise in, before she gets here, and sure enough she turns up early, and then insists that I finish my practise.. how many mistakes did I make??? Thousands!!! It was only 'the first nowell', and Handell's Gavotte too! :oops: Poo!

Anyway.. how are you all?? You'll be proud of me Dave, I've put all my books away apart from the 3 that I'm supposed to be looking at. Hopefully it means that I will have improved on those pieces, but based on today I'm not so sure!!

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Post by sparkley » 17 Sep 2008, 20:43

Hello all :-D

Thanks for the good luck messages!! I had a great lesson yesterday! My teacher was soooo pleased with my progress! She lent me a new book called Classics To Moderns which has loads of lovely piano pieces in! I'm so excited about playing them hehehe! She also said that I was her model pupil as I always practice my scales :-D

What has everybody been up to today then?

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Post by Nutroast » 18 Sep 2008, 11:04

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 wondering whether or not to get a 'nome, I recon it'll just distract me, but I was sorely tempted to buy one when I saw this! http://www.thestringzone.co.uk/cart.php ... ory_id=150 Christmas is coming Santa, if you're listening. At least it made me chuckle.

Right, I'm off to do some much-needed practice. Catch you later.

Jan
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Post by louttrim » 18 Sep 2008, 12:05

Morning Jan!

My lesson has been postponed; Eleanor is off school as she spent 90% of last night throwing up.. I'm sssssoooooo tired!! So I'm going tomorrow instead. Gives me another night to practise! Although I think I might just go to bed at about 8pm instead.. so if I'm still whittering away on here after that then just tell me to go to bed! :wink:

Your practising must be going well if you're thinking of getting a metronome, Jan - or does everyone on here think that it's a good tool to have?? To be honest, I think timing isn't my biggest problem - it's learning how to strike the notes properly to get the sound right. Ah well..

Don't forget to let us know how your lesson has gone :)

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Post by Nutroast » 18 Sep 2008, 12:24

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 in sick does tend to focus the mind. We're used to getting woken up by our daughter, or a cat trampling across us, but last night, for a change, we were woken at 2am by a pair of tawny owls calling to each other outside our window. I hope Eleanor's feeling better soon. As for the 'nome, my practicing isn't going that well, I just can't help but look at piano gadgets! I must go and do some more practice now, after a cuppa and giving the moggies their lunch.

I'll try and get online later to let you know how the :piano; lesson goes.

Jan
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PS. The owls probably came out as it was a dry night, they don't do their courtship in the rain as it's too wet to woo (sorry).

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Post by markymark » 18 Sep 2008, 22:10

Keep pushing through with the fingering you have practised or else you'll end up going to your lesson with two (or more) fingerings for the music!

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Post by markymark » 18 Sep 2008, 22:20

Dave you're just going to have to get out of these bad habits! :wink:

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Post by Moonlight » 19 Sep 2008, 11:50

Nutroast wrote:PS. The owls probably came out as it was a dry night, they don't do their courtship in the rain as it's too wet to woo (sorry).
Loving that pun Nutroast! :D so funny, you can get an owl metronome too you know!

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Post by Moonlight » 19 Sep 2008, 12:02

Hi Dave & co!


Dave don't worry too much about your lesson, and keep to the fingerings from the book! Thats what I try to do, unless the figering are too stupidy hard for me coz my hands are too small then I need to devise my own and cross out the sugestions.

I would really like to know though, what are these 'BAD HABBITS' people can develop? I really would like to know what the common bad habbits are as I have been teaching myself piano for 7 months ( becasue I can't afford lessons yet ) I want to know if I have any, and if I do could I re-train myself without a teacher? or at least try :shock:

One bad habbit I have 95% nailed is swearing each time I make a mistake. Instead for saying the F word it comes out as a muffled fffffffff sound now :wink:

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Re: BAD HABBITS

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Moonlight wrote:
I would really like to know though, what are these 'BAD HABBITS' people can develop? I really would like to know what the common bad habbits are as I have been teaching myself piano for 7 months....

One bad habbit I have ....
You mean like spelling bad habit as "bad habbit"? :lol:

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