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I've made a decision.

Post by Qcam2010 » 18 Feb 2011, 22:54

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances I've decided to give up piano playing, for good.

I won't bore you all with details on a publice forum but the right decision (only decision) has been made.

I wish you all well with your learning I'm not going to be around to see how you all get on sadly.

Thanks for all your advice and keep up the pratice.

Happy :piano;

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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Feb 2011, 21:24

Come on you miserable lot; I'm going toi be here still...I hAVE to, I'm moderating. PLEASE give me something to moderate... :cry:
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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Blodwen » 20 Feb 2011, 20:46

aww whats going on? Ive come on here for the first time for ages due to technical difficulties and its gone from being happy place to depressing! Why is everyone giving up? Everyone seemed so keen and 'into' their lessons and now everyone is giving up? New year blues perhaps??

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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Qcam2010 » 21 Feb 2011, 02:05

I've PM'd a couple of you to say goodbye and goodluck with the lessons.

I'm off on a 3 week holiday somewhere HOT and plan on getting very drunk :mrgreen:

Enjoy.

Q 2011. x

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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Feb 2011, 18:08

[quote="PianoLove]Can do that but not play a meolody with the right at the same time as that yet! [/quote]

Yes you can. Think rubbing belly and tapping head. Or whichever way it goes. And life could be worse; you could be a church organist with feet to cope with too...:)
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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by markymark » 26 Feb 2011, 01:16

My, my hasn't this thread gotten dreary!
dave brum wrote:As Kari has said, I too have given up lessons and haven't played for many weeks. At 41, and having been on antidepressants and anticonvulsants for 13 and 27 years respectively, concentration is difficult (even though it has helped me in that department...) and I feel I'm not getting anywhere, which is turning my piano playing into a chore, which I've always said it shouldn't be.
I think you need to take a break from the formal training for a little while and try out some improvisation. It is something that Trinity Guildhall has been very big on developing and now examining alongside the normal classical training. At the end of the day, you could do as many other have done in the past and galloped you way to Grade VIII, demonstrating no musical ability other than that of a tape recorder, parroting pieces, only to find that you can't play happy birthday from sheet music never mind by ear at the end of it all!

Look up some simple chord piano sessions on Youtube - there are loads of them geared towards beginners. This will be a nice outlet for you and will give you some short-term gratification on 'Fiona'.

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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by markymark » 26 Feb 2011, 14:36

Micheal W Smith is one of my long favourite Christian artists. Micheal is 54 now but he has been doing this for many years! There are LOTS of other 'young' piano player in Christian music, many of whom have made CDs and who lead worship in their local churches. We have one locally here called Kathryn Scott. She is very good - incidentally, her mother was a piano teacher and took my through Grade 5 and 6.

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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Feb 2011, 16:47

dave brum wrote:church organists seem to have an average age of around 85 and are dropping like flies by the month
OI! I'm 49 and I had a pulse last week because the nurse told me. :P
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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Barrie Heaton » 26 Feb 2011, 19:05

Gill the Piano wrote: OI! I'm 49 and I had a pulse last week because the nurse told me. :P
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Re: I've made a decision.

Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Mar 2011, 19:19

Hear hear to the fingerless goves; I've seen many a vicar casting covetous glances at my fingerless gloves in freezing churches! Mmmm, toasty!
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