from Gizzy in Cambridge
rambling on I am but i am excited and she has made it all fun and simple so davebrum/himself who goes on like a stuck record - change that record and shut up being a whinge and enjoy sight reading. I can read music basic so don`t patronise me too much!
Glad to hear your news, let us know how you progress, won't you?
(and btw - no, dave brum does not moan about everything, just pass that on to your teacher, he's brilliant and funny and it was just the sight-reading and the fact that he was a bit of a perfectionist that was getting him down a bit. He's now learning to play wrong notes and like it, and can't get enough of it! (personally I think there are a lot of people who could benefit from more playing by ear - this feeds back into the s/r as well, actually)
Gizzy in Cambridge
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?dave brum wrote:doreen dangle wrote: Yeah Doreen, I just can't stop myself from ranting and whingeing, can I???
I hope you realise there will be no piano for you on Saturday and Sunday until I've heard it three times. With conviction. And expression. And... um...
Just have to say that if all I'd ever heard from you was whingeing, I wouldn't be coming over on Saturday
How handy with you with a ruler...?
Dave, I'm so pleased you're ready to give it a go - there's a free shouty piano lesson if you ever make it here from Brum!
Oh. You mean those aren't your hands in your YT videos? Oh, potty. I rather fancied those hands. Ah well, tell me whose they are and I'll go there instead, then.dave brum wrote:You've not heard me play yet, Ghislaine!
Was it the same person who was transposing tunes to order over the phone last night? Cos that one was pretty quick of the mark.
Gizzy in Cambridge
I'm having a piano lesson next we'd, my first since my exam! G5 here we came although I think we're going to have to start working on theory now, haven't done much of this before so im a bit anxious! I've bought a G5 theory practice book but I think maybe I should start at G1 lol!
I'll introduce you to Trumpet of God Sound High as like wot my Dad used to raise the roof withdave brum wrote: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 don't suppose you want to sneak out to church right at the end of the service and hide behind a tree and just point out Ada Boggins or whatever her name was? No, that would be naughty. Not going to be into naughty this weekend. Or ever, of course) <whistling>
If only I'd known that about you when I was there... all we did, honestly, was the Comfy Chair.dave brum wrote:...and now for Gill's ruler, tongue, birch, cane, cat o'nine tails, pitbull, soft cushions etc.
Got a car boot full of it, dear...dave brum wrote: I didn't even mention the piano wire.....I'm guessing they sell that in Marleux-sur-la-Tamese
More like Her Majesty buying the Socialist Worker for the Corgis - - -
As Bob Monkhouse said "I only buy the Sun for the dog results. He won't do it on any other paper"
You can get the Morning Star at our local Budgens )
That augmented seventh sticks out a mile in the sequins, glitterballs, and hackneyed catchphrases!
Ah well, probably because the composer of the Strictly tune wanted something that would stick in the mind, so he wrote it in a minor key, but as for Morrissey and Johnny Rotten, if the whole world said black, they would make a tremendous amount of capital from saying white.Gill the Piano wrote:And the fact you noticed that means you REALLY ought to be playing by ear a bit more! I never notice stuff like that...
I always regard David Arch (musical director) as the real Mister Strictly. There WOULD be no show without him, yet it's Bruce, Tess and the four judges who get all the credit.
So that's three with Fiona Feg. Now, where's Markymark lurking?? (obviously not in the moderator's rest room!)Feg wrote:Ahem, I'm still here although more inclined to keep my own counsel these daysGill the Piano wrote:Yep, ain't nobody here but us chickens, as the song says!
She's not your guitar tutor by any chance, Gill? How are you getting on with your guitar, as I've not asked???Gill the Piano wrote:I have a music teacher friend called Joanna...but she also teaches clarinet (well, woodwind generally) and guitar!
Hi, dave - I thought you'd be back.Now, where's Markymark lurking?? (obviously not in the moderator's rest room!)
I am here.... though I haven't been for a long time. I made a couple of posts on digital pianos and this is one of my first posts on Piano Lounge for ages. Certainly not in the moderators' echelon anymore - and that was my own choosing. When I finally decided to call it a day, I PM-ed Barrie who very graciously thanked me and wished me well on my future endeavours. However, when I announced this to the forum, (http://www.piano-tuners.org/piano-forum ... 13&t=10186), the thread remains without response, despite having had some 500-odd views. Says it all, really.
I joined this forum some 8 years ago to share and GET information, but as time went on, I was finding myself becoming increasingly a consultant as well as a moderator and getting nothing back from the forum except complaints and gripes. Things just couldn't continue as they were. Needless to say, I have no plans to return as a regular poster and certainly not as a moderator, I'm afraid.
Sophie's not half as energetic as Sarah Jane my other cat, but she is very affectionate, curious and knows when feeding time is. However she's been doing nothing but hiding in her basket all day, we've had to get her out to feed, and then we put her into her cat loo. She does nothing, despite having her stomach massaged. All she'll do is try to hide in the litter box, and we have to get her out. Then she'll go back in her basket. She's drinking water though, but presently, everything else has to be spoonfed to her.
Biggest problem for her is Sarah Jane. She's scared stiff of her and she always comes up to Sophie when we're trying to feed her. Normally though, they'll feed together.
She's still going to the vets though as we need to know why she went off her food all of a sudden and become scared and poorly
I feel a bit more reassured now she's actually seen a vet and been examined.
Vets bill was £25, much less than I was initially fearing.
The vet examined her thoroughly, had a good feel around her body, looked into her eyes with the spot torch and took her temperature. But she just said that her illness was just down to the fact she is very old. Like old humans 'have the odd funny turn' sort of thing. She hasn't got a furball blocking her stomach, and she hasn't had a stroke like I thought she'd had. We agreed to bring her back to the vet on Wednesday for a blood test if there is no marked improvement in her health and general perkiness by then but we may need to take her up sooner if she doesn't improve. At the moment she has to be supervised when feeding, also done so away from Sarah Jane.Gill the Piano wrote:But how did you get on at the vet? Well not YOU, but Sophie? Let us know.
I went out earlier and when I came back, she was sitting on the sunny windowsill to welcome me back. She's in her basket now, but she's a little more active today, so that's a glimmer of hope.
This morning, she made up for the food she didn't have last night. Her belly must be full to bursting point now though.