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#1075118 - 05/25/07 01:16 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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30. It's good mental exercise to keep that dreaded mind thingy from happening. What is it, I can't remember?
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#1075119 - 05/25/07 01:35 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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31. There is an intrinsic sound from a piano that just hits a sweet spot in my brain...Its hard to describe...

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#1075120 - 05/25/07 01:38 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart.
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1889 Mason & Hamlin screwstringer upright
Kawai MP-4 digital

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When life hands you lemons, throw them back and add some of your own. Stupid life.

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#1075121 - 05/25/07 01:46 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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33. You can fall in love with a Piano, or with loads of them, because they're all different!
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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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#1075122 - 05/25/07 02:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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34. Because to play once is to pray twice.
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Inspiration is the act of pulling a chair up to the writing desk.
Pramberger JP-185 (a 6'1" mahogany-red Grand)+ Glenn Gould-ish piano chair (no cushion)

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#1075123 - 05/25/07 02:24 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by IrishMak:
26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart. [/b]
Wow, MAK! You sure hit me right in the emotional wheelhouse with that truism.
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#1075124 - 05/25/07 03:01 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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35. To surround your children with the gift of music and the incentive to learn.
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If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

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#1075125 - 05/25/07 03:10 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: midlands uk
36. Gives you a wonderful useful piece of furniture to take over your lounge, Dust etc
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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, leggy blonde in one hand, whisky in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!

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#1075126 - 05/25/07 03:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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37. To celebrate the genious of the composers and make them immortal.
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#1075127 - 05/25/07 03:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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38. gives meaning to your life in the form of music.

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#1075128 - 05/25/07 04:16 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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39. So you can humiliate yourself in front of an audience.
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“Being able to hear recorded music freed up loads of musicians that couldn't necessarily afford to learn to read or write music. With recording, it was emancipation for the people.”
-Keith Richards


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#1075129 - 05/25/07 05:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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40. So you can make your friends and relatives jealous.

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075130 - 05/25/07 05:41 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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41. So you can be called "arrogant."
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075131 - 05/25/07 05:43 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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42. So when they ask a musical-piano-composer type question on Jeopardy, you can shout out the answer before the contestant.

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075132 - 05/25/07 05:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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43. Endorphins, and a boost to the self-esteem, too, on those good days. (Don't try to "feel the burn," though!)
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"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

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#1075133 - 05/25/07 05:51 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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44. So you can get injured in odd ways. (I just messed up my finger by inserting about 50 octave glissandi into an improvization)
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Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.

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#1075134 - 05/25/07 06:13 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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45. Because the piano is the most versatile and exciting instrument with the best repertoire of music written for it.

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#1075135 - 05/25/07 06:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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46. It'll save your sanity, if not your life!
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Practice like you are the worst; play like you are the best - anonymous

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#1075136 - 05/25/07 06:22 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Hessen, Germany
46 So the muscles of your palm look way more impressive than those of Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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"The creative process is nothing but a series of crises."
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#1075137 - 05/25/07 06:30 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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47. So you can particpiate in an ABF Quarterly recital.

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#1075138 - 05/25/07 07:31 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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48. So you can beat everyone at those music games that are like Dance Dance Revolution for the fingers.
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Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.

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#1075139 - 05/25/07 07:32 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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49. Because it's fun.
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#1075140 - 05/25/07 07:45 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Toronto
50. It's soothing and relaxing. \:\)
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#1075141 - 05/25/07 08:04 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Houston, TX
51. Because the piano can become a window into your soul.
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Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

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#1075142 - 05/25/07 08:07 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Vanvouver BC
51. To feel better about the object taking up 25% of your living space.

52. Just when you think your fingers will never move how they're supposed to - they do.
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what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying "And another thing ..." twenty minutes after admitting he's lost the argument. - Douglas Adams

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#1075143 - 05/25/07 08:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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53. Playing someone's favorite piece, prepared especially for him/her, is a priceless gift to that person.

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#1075144 - 05/25/07 09:00 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: New Jersey
Hold on a minute...

We're off count!
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#1075145 - 05/26/07 12:11 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Loc: Australia
54. So much of the best music for the instrument is available free online

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#1075146 - 05/26/07 12:28 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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55. Because it is the most noble and sophisticated of all instruments, capable of the richest and most wonderfully expresive sounds.

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#1075147 - 05/26/07 12:29 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Doh!!

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