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by D Minor
28 Nov 2015, 17:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Re: The Infamous Ebayer is back!

Hi Gill

I deleted the vast majority of my post. Thanks for replying though. :piano;
by D Minor
06 Oct 2010, 06:29
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Some Parents...
Replies: 5
Views: 5595

Re: Some Parents...

Part 2... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWNKo5Z16E&feature=youtube_gdata_player But one cannot take it out on the kids. And then we get on to being responsible for the kids welfare, not leaving the house until Mummy or Daddy have arrived etc. I hasten to add it's only a few parents like this. It a...
by D Minor
04 Oct 2010, 16:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Some Parents...
Replies: 5
Views: 5595

Re: Some Parents...

That little gem is more geared to the Peri side. Being a private teacher I have also had to put up with parents arriving 10-15 mins earlier than their lesson and picking them up late. And No! I don't offer a baby sitting service -parents think they can off load their little Darling's school friend o...
by D Minor
05 Jan 2010, 21:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 'The Twallock Returns' (sounds like a book for Xmas)
Replies: 5
Views: 5396

Re: 'The Twallock Returns' (sounds like a book for Xmas)

Haven't been on here for a while, so as I'm housebound - as most of the country is with the snow - and going out of business because pupils can't get to me except if they ski, thought I would say a big Hello! and wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. So...I was thrilled to find the latest e...
by D Minor
20 Jun 2009, 14:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ebay...He's at it again!
Replies: 11
Views: 9892

Ebay...He's at it again!

Well Ladies and Gentleman.

He has yet another ebay ID - Laddbrookes.

Enjoy!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0342202610
by D Minor
07 Nov 2008, 18:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano lesson fees?
Replies: 51
Views: 49449

Well I've just been to my favourite farm shop to purchase the weekly meat and veg. Don't like supermarkets.

Someone is advertising piano lessons...45 mins for a tenner. I think 30 mins is £8.

I don't think it's a case of the 'little old lady down the road' rather the case of the 'girl'.
by D Minor
07 Nov 2008, 18:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What a complete and utter twallock
Replies: 49
Views: 28451

Thank you for that. I always love reading his listings...in very small dosings...5ml every few weeks is just right. What's all this about including pics of young ladies recently? :oops: Next thing they will be draping themselves over the piano... Thought about starting a new post on the forum here, ...
by D Minor
23 Oct 2007, 16:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Gift ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 5587

Musicroom. com do a nice line in gifts. http://www.musicroom.com/Browse/Category.aspx?category_id=store5_category34 I also believe you can get musical loo paper, although it's rather expensive and goodness knows what Beethoven and Mozart would think about having their compositions printed on it.. Ni...
by D Minor
24 Feb 2007, 15:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U1 or U3 Advice needed - new or used..
Replies: 19
Views: 19291

Yes that is a really good deal.

Pity Little & Lampert are based down south.
by D Minor
23 Feb 2007, 08:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: YAMAHA U3 / U5 Review - please help me!
Replies: 33
Views: 77925

LaValse wrote:No, Stairway to Heaven drunk (etc) :roll: is my usual experience with guitars and they all sound the same at that stage, and smell of vindaloo too...
And don't forget 'Smoke on the Water' :wink:
by D Minor
11 Feb 2007, 00:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U1 or U3 Advice needed - new or used..
Replies: 19
Views: 19291

Well, the U3 is certainly a better piano than the U1 owing to its extra height and string-length, but the trade-off is the bulk and monolithic appearance, But I have a very nice, maroon ( to match my piano stool ) velvet table runner on the top. I find it breaks up the monolithic ( fab word) appear...
by D Minor
10 Feb 2007, 12:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U1 or U3 Advice needed - new or used..
Replies: 19
Views: 19291

I did a search on just U3 before I posted about the keys problem. I did find a posting about the three different types of people that purchase pianos. I now fall into cat 3. For the price discussed am I'm right in assuming for around 4.5K - 5.5K the best new pianos are the U3, Kawai K3,Schimmel 116 ...
by D Minor
09 Feb 2007, 01:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

The cover can be purchased from Textile Direct for around £15 and easily tacked round to "create" a cover worthy of the Sultan's a*rse :oops: doesn't have the same effect...apologies,Barrie,webmaster... to sit on! Cesspit or what? Enjoy! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220049046...
by D Minor
09 Feb 2007, 01:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Another one for Pianoguy:

I like the bit where he states he will provide the mouthpiece!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0054520180
by D Minor
06 Feb 2007, 23:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: U3 Keys problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 6820

There are fine grey lines all horizontal, and smooth to touch, but E ( Treble Ist line ) is bad.This key feels rough where there are vertical lines further up alongside the black key.

I will email you now with the name of the shop and the serial number - my other issue!
by D Minor
06 Feb 2007, 22:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: U3 Keys problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 6820

Thanks for your replies. Now aswell as not being happy, I'm also very annoyed with the manager of the shop. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I should have rejected the piano. I feel conned. One good thing is that my tuner says it's a good piano otherwise. Pianoguy - Thanks very much for the offer ...
by D Minor
06 Feb 2007, 17:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: U3 Keys problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 6820

And the crackers are getting worse! In fact some were crackers when they left the shop. According to the shop, which shall remain nameless at present, the MD would only replace an octave as they were soooo expensive! At least the hammer loops are not decayed as has happened to another person's piano...
by D Minor
06 Feb 2007, 13:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: U3 Keys problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 6820

U3 Keys problem.

Hi

I'm not a happy bunny at the moment.

All I wish to say at the moment is how much would it cost to renew the keys on my U3?

Having spoken to Yamaha they informed me an octave set costs less than a tenner trade, but with labour costs would you give me an estimate?

Thanks.
by D Minor
12 Oct 2006, 11:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: You've got another chance
Replies: 5
Views: 5205

OMG! That is absolutely hideous.

Something that the Beckhams would buy as a piece of furniture. They wouldn't bother about the action... :oops:
by D Minor
04 Oct 2006, 13:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Now come on, you've got to admit that this one (220032432374) tempts you :lol: "In simple terms, this is an elderly as very rare like any older perhaps prized Make might be that rarity is not just in grain and style. As also a top type mechanical specification therefore with its overstringing and r...
by D Minor
02 Oct 2006, 20:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Maybe it's developed woodworm or he's doing a cost cutting exercise on BIN fees?

The plot thickens... :roll:
by D Minor
02 Oct 2006, 06:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

The reply: "Dear Val, The executioner was usually wearing ear muffs as the chanting from the heather brothers was some'n to reckon for all Rome's despondent decline. I think it is true that Elizabeth has a lot more guilt to answer for re those carrying out er rorders. Unfortunately it semms, she got...
by D Minor
01 Oct 2006, 16:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

"For whether we plant a tree, acclaim a performer, or play ourselves, it is true nonetheless we become aroused and touched by beauty. The tradjedy is the piano survives, the people do not." "We know that for the sacrifce Mary made the musical instrument is a price worth paying." Makes you wonder whe...
by D Minor
02 Sep 2006, 10:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

His alias is back with a gem! 220021758014 Another cracker! You would be up till " Round Midnight" to read it all in depth. The reference to "twangy" leads me to post this link. Remember the kids series " Rainbow" ? http://www.veryfunnydownloads.com/funnyvideos/RudeRainbow233.html Enjoy! Hope this ...
by D Minor
02 Jul 2006, 21:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

The Francke 220002858078 has been reduced because "the item is not at concert pitch - a point which was too late noticed for this auction and too late for Funeral of a friend " ...oh dear...but it "is a great little performer selling of its owner, age taking into account its modern technical feature...
by D Minor
30 May 2006, 21:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Hello Everyone!

This link sorts out the private feedback matter!

http://www.goofbay.co.uk/
by D Minor
20 May 2006, 10:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: PAINFUL PLAYING - S.Rachmaninov
Replies: 2
Views: 4835

Re: PAINFUL PLAYING - S.Rachmaninov

I am a self taught player, and whenever I play Rachmaninov's Prelude in C Sharp Minor, my forearms get really tight and painful. I don't know what I am doing wrong (hand positioning etc..) However, I began playing like yourself, and it is possible to learn without the use of teachers and stupid boo...
by D Minor
17 May 2006, 15:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Learner!
Replies: 17
Views: 14596

Matty UK wrote: Ask for Geminoz, your a Your a Saint mate
I think you mean "As for..."

No need for language and name calling like that.An apology would be in order,but as you are surely lacking in good manners,I find that doubtful.
by D Minor
16 May 2006, 17:44
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Learner!
Replies: 17
Views: 14596

I am not pretending to 'know it all' as you say. I simply asked a question and wanted a straight answer. So far enough ill consider taking 'one lesson' now can you please answer my question? Thanks We have given you a straight answer and use google to answer your question! Alternatively,the teacher...
by D Minor
15 May 2006, 22:54
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Learner!
Replies: 17
Views: 14596

Really no offence ment what so ever but im afraid that doesnt really answer my question, i asked for beginner scales, chords and finger exercises not the best method i should learn to play. Again no offence ment, Matty Gill offered great advice. If you won't take it, and in answer to your questions...
by D Minor
08 May 2006, 23:07
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Dummy Mummy
Replies: 9
Views: 9184

From the point of view of a teacher, I love mums like you - the interested, caring ones. The thing to do with your little one is whatever makes her most comfortable and you most happy. If she wants you sitting with her during practise, then do it. If not, then leave her to it. Don't worry about her...
by D Minor
07 May 2006, 09:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Beware! He now has another alias with 100% feedback, "chelsea-dollshouse-antiques" but if you check, the feedback is all for stuff he's bought. The rubbish he's sold hasn't yet been commented upon. My guess is that as soon as he gets a negative, he'll "hide" his feedback comments! The old rogue!! P...
by D Minor
28 Apr 2006, 06:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

I think he's a sheister. Take a look at the 50cc 'car' he's flogging. Since he was "exposed" I have had a look at quite a few of his auctions. True - he is a rough diamond/conman. But if people don't bid,he wouldn't keep listing.I consider him to be part of the Happy Valley set...just born a bit to...
by D Minor
26 Apr 2006, 21:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Bluthner has got a bid on it!

#7408018368

One down,two more to go. No one has bid on the snooker table yet...

Will the buyer be a happy bunny or not?
by D Minor
25 Apr 2006, 21:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

Hello there and thanks for your replies. I did actually receive a couple of replies. The first being a mere "!" - but I thought he could do better and he did. * my inserts * Forgive my previous brevity - wasn't intended and you get doing this and would much rather have stayed the concerting pianist ...
by D Minor
24 Apr 2006, 23:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Infamous Ebayer is back!
Replies: 50
Views: 36558

The Infamous Ebayer is back!

Always enjoy reading these Forums,so I thought you may like to know the Infamous Piano seller of Olde Ebay Town have now digressed to....Snooker tables...circa 1920s. I wonder whether he has a sense of humour as I have sent him this message:- "Hi.Please can you confirm this was the actual snooker ta...
by D Minor
06 Jun 2005, 23:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U3 - type and age ?
Replies: 6
Views: 7195

Don't do it!

Your daughter will regret it. Can you not keep it in your house and buy her a secondhand Clavinova?
by D Minor
19 Apr 2005, 22:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: scales over two octaves
Replies: 4
Views: 9232

I teach scales via memory and the notes the 4th fingers play.A scale is an alphabetical succession of 8 notes. For C major RH 4th on B and LH 4th on D. Just below and above the keynote. Notes: CDEFGABC G major: GABCDEF#G. Major scales: Semitones must be between the 3-4 and 7-8 notes...hence key sign...
by D Minor
19 Apr 2005, 22:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: soundproofing a piano
Replies: 10
Views: 10377

I had this problem many years ago due to a stroppy neighbour who was mad and liked to bully people. The environmental people came round and measured the sound.The traffic was louder! There is also something to do with the hours in the day and a solicitor friend of mine had a look at the letter the c...
by D Minor
15 Oct 2004, 12:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help on removing glue....
Replies: 2
Views: 4492

Help on removing glue....

Piano tuner employed by shop I purchased my U3 from decided to plaster his details on the inside of my piano.It`s on the polyester finish. I`ve spent about 20 careful mins trying to remove it with water but there`s still a residue left. Any suggestions how I can remove this without damaging the surf...
by D Minor
13 Aug 2004, 21:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: thinking of changing piano
Replies: 2
Views: 3799

1. Is my keyboard a bit worthless now- has technology moved on so much it would be hard to get much out of it if I were to try and sell it? I would agree with Barrie.I bitterly selling my Clavinova.Keep it! 2. Can I expect to get something better than what I've presently got if I were to spend &1000...