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#1075088 - 05/25/07 05:27 AM 101 reasons to play piano!
stephenc Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
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Loc: Australia
1. So when you get that question about having any hobbies you can give a resounding 'yes, actually, I do'!

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#1075089 - 05/25/07 05:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Mr. Widmore Offline
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 531
Loc: Lost
2. You can dream and travel whenever and wherever you like.
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And in my twisted face... there's not the slightest trace of anything that even hints at kindness...

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#1075090 - 05/25/07 05:45 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Ragnhild Offline
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1117
Loc: Norway
3. You learn to know and appreciate a lot of composers - and most of them are men
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#1075091 - 05/25/07 08:58 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Euphonatrix Offline
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Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 518
Loc: Hessen, Germany
4. it's the most beautiful of all instruments - can sound like a whole orchestra or like a human voice singing all on its own
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"The creative process is nothing but a series of crises."
(Isaac B. Singer)


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#1075092 - 05/25/07 09:16 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Bach-in-a-Minuet Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Massachusetts
5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!

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#1075093 - 05/25/07 09:46 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
stellabella Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
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6. I am never bored now that I started playing the piano. Whenever I have a few free minutes, I am at the piano instead of watchin TV.

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#1075094 - 05/25/07 09:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
7. Because something inside you compels you to make music.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1075095 - 05/25/07 10:01 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
LaValse Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1224
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
8. To play what your favourite composer-pianists also played!
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#1075096 - 05/25/07 10:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Donna R. Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
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5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!
9. Or to keep your fingers mobile when you already have arthritis!

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#1075097 - 05/25/07 10:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Eternal Offline
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10. To impress your significant other.

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#1075098 - 05/25/07 10:41 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
LaValse Offline
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11. And of course to seduce your yet-to-be significant other...
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#1075099 - 05/25/07 10:51 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Ina Offline
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Registered: 07/16/06
Posts: 109
Loc: Slovenia
It's good for your health: it raises the level of the serotonin in your brain (natural antidepressive), it saves you from the radiation of the computer and TV
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#1075100 - 05/25/07 11:03 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 982
Loc: Oregon
13. It temporarily "takes you away" so you can forget your day-to-day responsibilities or problems.
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"Cats make purrfect friends"

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#1075101 - 05/25/07 11:07 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
14. So that when you're at somebody's house where there is a piano, you can sit down and rattle off an incredible sounding piece and be the life of the party.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1075102 - 05/25/07 11:14 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
rocky Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
15. Because you can!!!
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When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

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#1075103 - 05/25/07 11:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Lost
16. 'Cause "It's All About Pianos!" (PW slogan) :p
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#1075104 - 05/25/07 11:31 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 1366
Loc: New Jersey
17. So you can tap your hands 5 times faster than you can tap your feet.
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Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.

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#1075105 - 05/25/07 11:32 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
funburger Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 1417
18. you can create(compose) your own music:)
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If it ain't fun I ain't doin' it:)

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#1075106 - 05/25/07 11:57 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
tvpiano Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 158
Loc: Austin, TX
19. To discover something new, every day, in a new piece or just a tune.
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#1075107 - 05/25/07 12:00 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Knabe26 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/06
Posts: 221
Loc: Northern California
20. To feel the emotion of a beautiful chord. They can make me cry.
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#1075108 - 05/25/07 12:09 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
19. So you can drum your fingers on a piece of plasticine and make depressions of equal depth first time. Get a non-pianist to try it!
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Will

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#1075109 - 05/25/07 12:11 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Massachusetts
21. It''s a hobby that doesn't require proper weather conditions (as does golf, or sailing, skiing, etc).

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#1075110 - 05/25/07 12:20 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Van Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
22. To keep faith with a dream.
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#1075111 - 05/25/07 12:26 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
23. You get to play a low A 'ffff' and feel the vibrations all through your body

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#1075112 - 05/25/07 12:29 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
sophial Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3459
Loc: US
24. To have something that is so absorbing you lose all track of time

25. To have things to talk about on Piano World!


Sophia

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#1075113 - 05/25/07 12:30 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
Aduke Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 53
24. So you can have an excuse if someone asks why you forgot to do something silly like chores.

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#1075114 - 05/25/07 12:33 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
sophial Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
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Loc: US
Aduke,
we posted at nearly the same time-- yours is #26 (so we don't get off count) ;\)

Sophia

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#1075115 - 05/25/07 12:43 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 122
Loc: Florida
27. For the sense of accomplishment you feel when you finally master that piece that seemed impossible when you first looked at it.
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I have a deep and satisfying relationship with my Yamaha U1...

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#1075116 - 05/25/07 12:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
ted.stanion Offline
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Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
28. It's many times more fulfilling and rewarding than watching TV. (Even if you're just working on scales.)

Ted

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#1075117 - 05/25/07 01:03 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
playadom Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 1366
Loc: New Jersey
29. You can chase away pests in your house by playing your bass notes as loud as possible (like on an Imperial).
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