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#1032768 - 02/02/05 09:19 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
SAS Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
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No, just trying to keep your butt in sight. I'm not going to get much practice time in today, it's girls night out tonight, my once a month outing.

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#1032769 - 02/02/05 09:21 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:
Oooh! Some of you are trying to beat my butt, aren't you? [/b]
I made a screen print of this morning's totals which showed me ahead of you. \:D
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#1032770 - 02/02/05 09:31 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
 Quote:
Originally posted by SAS:
No, just trying to keep your butt in sight. [/b]
Every time I say something like this, I get slapped. . .

Doug
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#1032771 - 02/02/05 10:11 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Loc: idaho
Not anymore Jerry!!! Look again! I hadn't posted yesterday or this morning yet?

Don't worry dgoddard - I won't slap!
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#1032772 - 02/02/05 11:55 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I am determined!

I am shooting for 2+ hours per day this month.

I have festival on March 5.

I have to go into a sound proof room with two judges.

Required piece is Mighty Avalanche and my Choice Piece is Chopin Prelude in E minor.

Must get a Superior Rating this year! I only got an Excellent this last year.

Katie has 5 superiors in a row and is going for her second gold cup this year!

I am so incredibly proud of her! Out teacher is starting her on Debussy's Children Corner this week!

http://www.nfmc-music.org/
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#1032773 - 02/02/05 12:30 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Good luck, Mark. Katie will love Children's Corner. The only one I have done is Golliwogg's Cakewalk and I love it. Need to bring that one back. Keep practicing!
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#1032774 - 02/02/05 09:37 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Loc: idaho
Man - I thought sure I'd catch up with Markjpcs tonight. HUbbie was gone until seven so I played all the time and what to my surprise - he's still ahead. I think it's WAR! I just wish all my practice would render me as accomplished as Markjpcs.
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#1032775 - 02/02/05 09:50 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I'm on a mission teachum! ;\)

My plan is a bare minimum 2 hours per day until festival.

oooh! you are getting close though!
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#1032776 - 02/02/05 09:52 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Loc: Wisconsin
Maybe I will put the headphones on and practice on the clavinova! \:D
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#1032777 - 02/02/05 11:50 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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#1032778 - 02/03/05 07:45 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Nina Offline
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I'm trying to do this for the first time... took me a few minutes to figure out how to work things, but I'm now officially "on the board."

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#1032779 - 02/03/05 07:48 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Good lord!

Oh, I'm in trouble now! Nina's in the house, and she's moving up fast!

And here I have to go to Pottery Barn when I'd rather practice. \:\(
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#1032780 - 02/03/05 07:52 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I could not sleep last night. Programmer's insomnia ;\)

Anyhoo, I actually did put the headphones on around 1:30 AM and practiced for 30 minutes!

I am on a roll baby!
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#1032781 - 02/03/05 08:13 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Man - you are obsessed! I'd get up and play except my hubbie would kill me. I don't have a CLAVINOVA!!!
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#1032782 - 02/03/05 08:19 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I was pretty bummed last year when I didn't get a "superior" rating from the judges. My previous teacher did not emphasize phrasing and other required technical requirements enough to get me to that level. I did practice a lot and she told me that everything was great. It wasn't.

I want to make my new teacher proud. I want to have that sense of accomplishment and I also want Katie to be proud of her "old man". She brings an indescribable level of joy and pride to my heart and I need to return that.

I am getting way too emotional about this... \:\(
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#1032783 - 02/03/05 08:45 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
 Quote:
Originally posted by markjpcs:
I am getting way too emotional about this... \:\( [/b]
No, you're not!

BTW, phrasing and all that is what separates really good pianists from technicians, IMHO. It's great that you're emphasizing it. A musical interpretation of a simple piece is FAR more accomplished and memorable than a lot of notes jammed into a tiny amount of time. Case in point: Horowitz' rendition of "Traumerei." Flawless technically, but the interpretation puts it into a magical realm.

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#1032784 - 02/03/05 08:49 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
If you want Katie to adore her old man, just buy her a pony! ;\)

Mark, your playing is phenomenal. You'll get that rating. And we'll have a little party to celebrate!
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#1032785 - 02/03/05 08:58 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
Dadgummit, I'm getting tromped! Even Cindy had me beat right out of the gate. I'm limping along finding it hard to see because of all the dust kicked up by everyone in front. \:\(

Well, 26 more days to go...
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#1032786 - 02/03/05 08:59 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I'm a flash in the pan, Jerry. I'm just messing with your mind at this point, underming your confidence, destroying your resolve.

It's been fun! \:D
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#1032787 - 02/03/05 09:04 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
dgoddard2 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Luke:
Dadgummit, I'm getting tromped! Even Cindy had me beat right out of the gate. I'm limping along finding it hard to see because of all the dust kicked up by everyone in front. \:\(

Well, 26 more days to go... [/b]
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but it sure pays to bet on them.

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#1032788 - 02/03/05 11:04 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
tk Offline
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Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
As with Nina, I, too, am now officially "on the board" as of the 1st. Man! It's demoralizing to see my measly 70 hours total to markjpcs 500+! You are going to kick butt at that festival! (Can I say that?)

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#1032789 - 02/03/05 11:23 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
 Quote:
Originally posted by dgoddard2:
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but it sure pays to bet on them.

Doug [/b]
YEP!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Like 30 minutes at a time say, 6 or more times per day! \:D
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#1032790 - 02/03/05 11:30 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 10/29/04
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Loc: Maryland
markjpcs, what is this "festival" of which you speak?
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#1032791 - 02/03/05 11:34 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
Hi markb.

The National Federation of Music Clubs.

http://www.nfmc-music.org/
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#1032792 - 02/03/05 11:35 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Now excuse me, I have to go practice! ;\)
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#1032793 - 02/03/05 01:06 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Gee Whiz!! Here I am stuck in the office all day reading about how everyone is home practicing! I'm so lame!
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#1032794 - 02/03/05 01:54 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I'm not home, Jerry. But I have my old spinet in my room and I gulp down my lunch and run back to my classroom to practice for a few... I just work on little bits and pieces that need smoothing out. Hey guys - didn't we say that practice on a clavinova with headphones doesn't count? I thought we made that rule! \:D
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#1032795 - 02/03/05 01:59 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
markjpcs Offline


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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
real cute teachum!

I mean, I did have it on "Grand Piano" and everything!

You did say you were competitive! ;\)
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#1032796 - 02/03/05 02:10 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Loc: idaho
No fair - I don't have a Clavinova that I can practice on in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!
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#1032797 - 02/03/05 02:41 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Loc: idaho
tk - I think you mean "minutes" not "hours" Not even Mark and I could be that obsessive.
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