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#1100284 - 08/12/04 02:46 PM Introducing Myself
TromboneAl Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 781
Loc: Northern, Northern California
Now don't tell anyone on the trombone forum that I'm posting here -- I think they'd see it as a defection.

I've played jazz trombone for years, but a month ago I got a flare-up of shoulder pain that caused me to stop . I'm evaluating my different options right now, and one of them is to go back to piano, which I used to play.

Anybody else is a similar boat? I'm hoping that my experience with jazz in general, and my prior piano experience (played by ear for many years as a kid, took lessons as an adult for 1-2 years) will help me get up and running quickly.
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#1100285 - 08/12/04 06:10 PM Re: Introducing Myself
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Hi, and Welcome!

The only thing I know about trombones is that trombone players are dead sexy.
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#1100286 - 08/12/04 06:21 PM Re: Introducing Myself
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6150
Cindy -- that's too graphic! Too graphic! This is supposed to be a family forum, for Pete's sake! ;\) [EDIT: Oh, wait, it is the adult forum after all.]

And welcome to Al! \:\)

I've been toying with the idea of learning Jazz piano... not going anywhere with it yet, but the dream is there. \:\)
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#1100287 - 08/12/04 07:01 PM Re: Introducing Myself
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
Hi! I just registered here and am sort of in the same general area, but my training is as a classical cellist. I want to start piano again, too (hence my screen name). I've played on and off (mostly off) for years, but I'd really like some advice about how to go about getting back into it with a fresh start to avoid the discouragements of the past . . . anyone?
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#1100288 - 08/12/04 07:14 PM Re: Introducing Myself
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Is this for real?

I didn't know other instruments were allowed.


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.just kidding. Welcome to Piano World! \:D
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#1100289 - 08/12/04 07:41 PM Re: Introducing Myself
katie_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 1838
Loc: Canada
Welcome to the brass (TromboneAl) & string (PianoAgain) players!! Post often!!

This is really quite wonderful ....... We can quietly recruit an entire orchestra while the gifted & talented must carry on solo ...... There is strength in numbers ;\) .

--Katie

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#1100290 - 08/12/04 07:46 PM Re: Introducing Myself
kathyk Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 6971
Loc: Maine
 Quote:
Originally posted by Axtremus:
Cindy -- that's too graphic! Too graphic! This is supposed to be a family forum, for Pete's sake! ;\) [EDIT: Oh, wait, it is the adult forum after all.]

And welcome to Al! \:\)

I've been toying with the idea of learning Jazz piano... not going anywhere with it yet, but the dream is there. \:\) [/b]
And you have the rhythm, dude!

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#1100291 - 08/12/04 08:07 PM Re: Introducing Myself
ChickGrand Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 3202
Loc: Midwest U.S.
 Quote:
Originally posted by katie:
...the gifted & talented...
[/b]
I'm thinking we should quit thinking of them as "the gifted and talented" before they start referring to us as the "developmentally challenged". We may have started later, but we might turn out to be as "gifted and talented" as they are, and some of them could as easily find their ultimate highest plateau just a little short of a goal any of us might ultimately reach. We're just "off schedule", but "better late than never".

P.S. Welcome, Al!

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#1100292 - 08/12/04 09:39 PM Re: Introducing Myself
cathys Offline
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Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 917
Loc: Virginia
Al,
How do we know that as soon as we get to know you you're not going to leave us to start posting in some "gardening" forum? :p

Welcome to both of you!! \:\)


CathyS

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#1100293 - 08/13/04 07:29 AM Re: Introducing Myself
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
I like calling them the "gifted and talented!" Hey, it's the "B" students who run the world, right? ;\)

And Welcome, Piano Again. Cello players are the heart throbs of the orchestra! Oooh, that throaty sound is irresistable!

Cindy -- who played clarinet, which isn't sexy no matter what you do
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#1100294 - 08/13/04 07:34 AM Re: Introducing Myself
pianopimp Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 126
Loc: US of A
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Hi, and Welcome!

The only thing I know about trombones is that trombone players are dead sexy. [/b]
I've heard they're good kissers...
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#1100295 - 08/13/04 09:53 AM Re: Introducing Myself
jdsher Offline
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
TromboneAl: welcome to the forum. You might want to check out what other instruments some of our members have played. http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/32/27.html#000000
I think Dan M is a classic example of a member whose previous musical knowledge has helped him tremendously. Here is a link to hear some of his recordings. Keep in mind he made these having studied piano a very short period of time.
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/6697.html#000021
Please keep us up to date on your progress, I can assure you that we have all experienced the same frustrations and exhilarations of playing the piano.
Jon
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#1100296 - 08/13/04 02:09 PM Re: Introducing Myself
Phlebas Offline


Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 4654
Loc: New York City
Welcome. Can I call you Slide?

(I'll bet tou've heard that one before)

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#1100297 - 08/13/04 02:14 PM Re: Introducing Myself
HermanM Offline
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Registered: 07/08/04
Posts: 117
Loc: Newport, VA
 Quote:
Can I call you Slide?
I used to play the trombone before, and they called me 'Boner'
;\)
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#1100298 - 08/17/04 12:35 AM Re: Introducing Myself
gryphon Offline
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Registered: 08/09/01
Posts: 11678
Loc: Okemos, MI
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
The only thing I know about trombones is that trombone players are dead sexy. [/b]
I played trombone. First chair first trombone all through high school. Want to reevaluate your position?
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#1100299 - 08/17/04 01:04 PM Re: Introducing Myself
tk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
Hmmm... Since this thread has taken on an "introduce yourself" theme, I thought I would do so, too! \:\)

I have posted a handful of times on the general forum, but was drawn to this one as an adult returning to piano after over a dozen years. It nice having it back in my life. Though, unfortunately, I haven't been able to play for the past several weeks due to an injury to one of my fingers. *SIGH* \:\(

 Quote:
Originally posted by TromboneAl:
Anybody else is a similar boat? I'm hoping that my experience with jazz in general, and my prior piano experience (played by ear for many years as a kid, took lessons as an adult for 1-2 years) will help me get up and running quickly.
I'm not really in the same boat in that I never did play another instrument. But, I can say that having previous musical experience plus a lot more life experience helped me "get up and running" pretty quickly (till injured, that is) as a returning adult.

Cheers, everyone!

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#1100300 - 08/17/04 06:10 PM Re: Introducing Myself
Jeffrey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 2948
Loc: New York
Trombone - Welcome to PW! Please keep us posted on your experiences.

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#1100301 - 08/17/04 06:33 PM Re: Introducing Myself
HappyGoLucky Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/07/03
Posts: 295
Loc: Arlington, VA
Hi there, Big Al -- Welcome to our Adult Forum! My piano tuner is a trombone player -- and he is a hunk! Do the adults have more fun? You bet! Lots of folks here play (or used to play) other instruments besides piano. I think trombone players are required to post 76 times.
(just kidding) Welcome to the Forum.

Virginia (from Virginia)

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#1100302 - 08/17/04 08:22 PM Re: Introducing Myself
Matt G. Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/22/01
Posts: 3789
Loc: Plainfield, IL
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Cindy -- who played clarinet, which isn't sexy no matter what you do [/b]
Oh, I don't know. I guess it all depends on what you're doing with the .... umm .... oh, never mind!
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#1100303 - 08/22/04 02:44 PM Re: Introducing Myself
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Is it getting rather warm in here, or is it just me? ;\)

Cindy -- who had imagine Grypon as Dead Sexy even before she knew about the trombone thing
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#1100304 - 08/22/04 04:04 PM Re: Introducing Myself
pdolce Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/01/03
Posts: 478
Loc: CA.
TromboneAl, Piano again,tk,

Welcome to the PW Forum. I think if you play another instrument you can get going on the piano faster because you're already experienced with timing and theory. There was a girl in my piano class that had played the violin before and our teacher was forever raving about what good timing she had. Plus if you've played piano before it all comes back to you quickly. Anyway, welcome, glad to have ya!!

pdolce
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