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#1015812 - 12/25/07 11:58 AM hi, i'm a newbie
lipstick Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 3
Loc: nyc
hi, i'm so happy to have found such an informative and diverse piano forum. i'm an older beginner and find it to be so challenging, fun, and good for the focusing of your mind. i practice on a keyboard and a yamaha upright.

glad to be on board; happy holidays, lipstick.

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#1015813 - 12/25/07 02:20 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
gabytu Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 1522
Loc: Portland, Or.
Welcome Lipstick. Many of us are older beginners, or retreads. What are you studying now? Do you have a teacher, or are you teaching youself. We are glad that you have joined us. Gaby Tu

#1015814 - 12/25/07 02:31 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
lipstick Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 3
Loc: nyc
i was taking lessons with a classical oriented teacher, but now i'm studying with a jazz teacher and it's more fun for me. i'm working on "begin the beguine" and "what is this thing called love?" it's not easy either way, but so challenging. are you studying with a teacher? lipstick

#1015815 - 12/25/07 02:50 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18033
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, lipstick. \:\) We're normally a chattier group, but forum traffic is slow on Christmas Day.

...speaking of which, gotta get back to the turkey...
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#1015816 - 12/25/07 02:58 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
Hi lipstick, welcome to the forum also!

Originally posted by Monica K.:

...speaking of which, gotta get back to the turkey... [/b]
...and I gotta get back to my whisky ;\)

#1015817 - 12/25/07 03:31 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 132
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Welcome to the forum Lipstick. It certainly is a challenge. \:\)

Merry Christmas Everyone!
"Show people are doomed. Doomed to a lifestyle of booze and pills and heavy meals late at night." Ruthless! - The Musical.

#1015818 - 12/25/07 10:19 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
bluekeys Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
Welcome to the forum, lipstick. Always glad to see another older beginner. When I started a little over a year ago at 50 I thought I was unique. But some days on this forum it seems like we out-number the youngsters. Glad to have you aboard! \:\)

#1015819 - 12/25/07 10:40 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
Kawaigirl1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
Welcome lipstick.

What kind of music do you play?


#1015820 - 12/26/07 12:22 AM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
lipstick Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 3
Loc: nyc
i'm trying to play some standards now. i was playing some beginner old folk music which wasn't easy. i purchased a one hand cole porter book and my teacher is giving me some chords to go with it.i like the standards because i know what they're supposed to sound like. when i play something unfamiliar i don't know if it's right, even if the notes are accurate. what do you like to play?

#1015821 - 12/26/07 02:07 AM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2878
Loc: Not in Texas
Welcome lipstick! We're a pretty diverse group here with fans of just about all piano genres but it seems like the majority are fans of new age, classical or both. If you have a listen to our recitals (see the link on the thread entitled "Important Topics") you'll see a little bit of everything - including some standards! Perhaps you can contribute to our standards library in the future!

Welcome to the forum.

#1015822 - 12/31/07 07:01 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
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Registered: 08/25/07
Posts: 104
Loc: Everett, WA
Hi, lipstick! Yeah, you've certainly got some company in the "older beginner" group. I turned 55 in June and finally bought a piano and began taking the lessons I'd wanted to take for the previous 50 years! It's been a blast, and there are many wonderful and supportive folks on the forum to help you through those doubts and difficulties. Welcome!
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

#1015823 - 12/31/07 07:55 PM Re: hi, i'm a newbie
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Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 7203
Loc: So. California
lipstick, you'll feel right at home in our jazz thread then. At first I thought the only interest was with classical and new age since that was the predominant discussion.

But apparently a lot of folks here have a desire to create their own music and the jazz study group is taking off to my surprise. So now AB forum will now have a wider representation of styles.

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