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Post by kebabselector » 28 Mar 2009, 23:25

dave brum wrote:You will be measuring your lounge up and thinking 'is it big enough for a small upright' soon!
If I lived in a detached house maybe. Mind you there's always room at mom and dads.
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Post by markymark » 29 Mar 2009, 14:53

dave brum wrote:Hiya Marky, was only thinking about you last night as it's been ages since you've been on. Have you been away?
This week, I just had our local music festival. We had three choirs and three soloists compete in various categories. One choir came first and the other two came second. We also had one second and two joined fourths. It was an okay year but not delighted. Was exhausted by the end of the week.

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Post by kebabselector » 29 Mar 2009, 16:41

dave brum wrote:That's pianos for you Steve - they're so addictive!
I'm starting to notice that, I do tend to stay up a little later than I should attempting to play.
I am however no expert when it comes to connecting my piano to this PC, which is a sourse of frustration as I want to upload some of my playing onto the Performance section of this site.
My M-Audio only works with my computer, handy if I wanted to record. Also I can print a music score of what i've played. Handy to compare what I played compared to what I think I played.

I was thinking of selling it once the new Casio comes. But I might keep it. You never know when a spare keyboard might come in handy.
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Post by kebabselector » 29 Mar 2009, 17:38

Dave,

Possible bad news about The Piano Studio. I noticed a To Let sign above the shop today, letting the ground floor retail unit. So possibly one less store for the great City.
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Post by kebabselector » 29 Mar 2009, 22:53

It is sad not having a decent Piano shop, though I guess we've probably got a few in the surrounding area.

As for the blues, I've done my 12 year sentence as a season ticket holder. Got bored last year and gave it up. Found other things I can spend £1200 on (£600 season ticket £600 associated pub and transport costs). My mate at work still goes down, despite us being 2nd it's still depressing football.

Talking of the blues, he's me and the legend Martin O'Conner in a charity game last year......

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....I'm 5'7" and eat pies :)

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Post by kebabselector » 31 Mar 2009, 22:43

dave brum wrote:Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you
No problems, I guess your a little busy at the moment.
I rather like John Lewis for bathroom equipment, but marriage is about being democratic.
I have no choice when it comes to such stuff, talking of John Lewis it seems most of our house bits tends to come from there. No surprise as Louise works for them (and I tend to buy my Apple Macs from JL as I like the 2 year warranty and the staff discount comes in handy).
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Post by kebabselector » 01 Apr 2009, 23:41

Found your post, I hope she has recovered.

On the subject of ex piano stores, I remember Beatties in Solihull used to have a musical instrument section. Now they are House of Fraser everything has changed (unless it's moved)
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Post by kebabselector » 03 Apr 2009, 17:12

I'm sure a compromise can be worked out.

Anyway, my new keyboard should be here on monday. I noticed it's now available for £499 inc stand and pedal board now! I paid £549. Gearformusic have given me a refund for the pedals (£49), which is nice.

I'm on the look out for a stood now, I doubt my office chair is up to the task. Mind I might wait until I've moved into the loft. Starting it on Monday.
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Post by kebabselector » 11 Apr 2009, 11:18

Is there a direct bus to Shirley?, I know the short way if I'm driving (past the blues training ground).

I need to get round to contacting a teacher, will wait until after the holidays though.
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Post by kebabselector » 11 Apr 2009, 18:11

Glad it looks easy to get to. The one I may use is a few streets away. So will probably walk it.
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Post by kebabselector » 12 Apr 2009, 11:17

dave brum wrote:Who have you found then? Is it Shane?
Initially looked at a lady called Joanne, but it seems Shane's postcode is at the end of my garden.

That may be too close! I could have piano lessons and still access my wireless network if needed.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 12 Apr 2009, 19:36

dave brum wrote:Shame it's Joanne not Joanna! That would be a great name for a teacher of pianoforte, wouldn't it :lol:

There's got to be piano teachers all over Birmingham who don't advertise on musicteachers.co.uk, instead they use their local newsagents' window or church magazine even, possibly even word of cakehole.
Or on the UK Piano Page :wink:

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Post by kebabselector » 12 Apr 2009, 21:55

Barrie Heaton wrote: Or on the UK Piano Page :wink:

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Noticed the listing here as well, nothing as close as Shane at present. Not too sure which house he's in, I'll investigate (I could call, but that would be too easy).
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Post by kebabselector » 12 Apr 2009, 22:53

dave brum wrote:we had our Queen's Jubilee street party down back in 1977

Ah, reminiscing! I am now officially old.
Same here, I pass the location of the Jubilee party most days as my Mom and Dad are still in the same house. Also remember what a fix the fancy dress competition was. The girl that dressed up as the Queen won!

As for the location of the piano teacher, according the pointer on Google Maps (Street view not available on our roads) it's one of these houses.......

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I have my suspicions it's either house numbered 1 or 2

(excuse the snowy picture it was all I had in my library)
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