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#1664337 - 04/21/11 05:43 PM Do you name your piano?
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Just out of curiosity. I don't. Or rather, I haven't. But over the years it has become a much larger part of me, almost like a good friend who's always there... maybe it's time to give it one. smile

And if you do name your piano, what is it?
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#1664359 - 04/21/11 06:10 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Good question Tar! I just asked my wife the very same question this last weekend... Should we name our Piano?

How about Tralfaz?

Without Googling... Do "you" know where that name comes from? If you do then you are showing your age a little bit...

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#1664363 - 04/21/11 06:16 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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No...or...err...'The Piano'.
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#1664382 - 04/21/11 06:48 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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I name every one of our pianos - sort of grin :
Ritmüller = Hawaii
Estonia = Tahiti
Sauter = CC (Caribbean Cruise)
Steingraeber = RTW (Round the World Cruise)
Used Yamaha = Pittburgh

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#1664398 - 04/21/11 07:10 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Originally Posted By: Tar
And if you do name your piano, what is it?


Of course my piano has a name. It's The Kawai. Its predecessor was The Spinet.
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#1664403 - 04/21/11 07:21 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
Elysia Offline
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Great Question! I give alot of objects names but yet I have not named my piano after the 15 years i've had it. I will name it recondite. a word that i think describes both me and my relationship with my piano.

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#1664415 - 04/21/11 07:37 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Yes, as many know here on PW, it's Molly - and for all the obvious reasons.

Thanks, Woody
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#1664422 - 04/21/11 07:51 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: Woody Woodfuff
Yes, as many know here on PW, it's Molly - and for all the obvious reasons.


Woody, when I saw the title of this thread, you and Molly were the first ones I thought about! laugh

I haven't named my current piano just yet... but it's sure to be a female name! wink

Rick
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#1664424 - 04/21/11 07:58 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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My wife's name is Reginetta. She is 7 feet long and weighs 826 lbs.
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#1664539 - 04/21/11 11:51 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
Rickster Offline


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Of course, I get a thrill when I hear her say my name! laugh

"When I hear you say my name"

Rick
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#1664541 - 04/21/11 11:54 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Registered: 04/13/11
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Loc: United States
I don't use names very much, and have a really hard time coming up with name or titles. If I did name my piano, I would probably name it Busoni, because that's the name I give everything. (Including myself, on the Internet.)

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#1664637 - 04/22/11 04:32 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: curry]
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Originally Posted By: curry
My wife's name is Reginetta. She is 7 feet long and weighs 826 lbs.


I think a lot people have played your wife, if you know what I mean. wink
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#1664642 - 04/22/11 04:56 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
Originally Posted By: curry
My wife's name is Reginetta. She is 7 feet long and weighs 826 lbs.


I think a lot people have played your wife, if you know what I mean. wink


They tickled her fancy?

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#1664659 - 04/22/11 06:35 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Of course, I get a thrill when I hear her say my name! laugh

"When I hear you say my name"

Rick

Lovely piece Rickster - you put so much into your music!

My piano doesn't have a name that I know yet - but I do know he has a name. I am waiting to find out what it is. For now it is "my piano" smile
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#1664670 - 04/22/11 07:17 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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i told people i called my piano 'Stone'... but I haven't. It's just 'the piano'.
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#1664699 - 04/22/11 08:38 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Maybe I could name it "Arrrgh!"
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#1664719 - 04/22/11 09:37 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Loc: W. Pa.
Since we have two, it's just "the Estonia" or "the Yamaha"... kinda boring now that I think of it
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#1664775 - 04/22/11 11:13 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Loc: Florida
Hand up here for "my piano".
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#1664781 - 04/22/11 11:24 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Originally Posted By: casinitally
Lovely piece Rickster - you put so much into your music!


Thanks, Cheryl!

I was a little hesitant to post that in this thread, but it seemed to flow with the subject matter of the thread. I happen to like that song too. And, call me crazy if you will, but my piano does talk to me and says my name (theoretically speaking laugh ). In fact, she’s calling out my name now, demanding attention! wink

Take care,

Rick
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#1664782 - 04/22/11 11:29 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Registered: 04/15/11
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Loc: Florida
Even though we're close, I don't have a name for my piano or other keys. Strange when I think of it not having a name. perhaps, I will now.
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#1664851 - 04/22/11 01:15 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: AnonymousInvention]
TC Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/15/10
Posts: 37
Loc: Lehigh Valley, PA
To respond to the question from Hwystar, any child of the 60s who watched the Jetssons knows that Tralfaz was Astro's original name from his prior owner. I would have run away too!

And, no, I did NOT use the web to find the answer!

TC


Edited by TC Johnson (04/22/11 01:16 PM)

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#1664877 - 04/22/11 01:47 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
BGJ Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 163
Loc: Texas
I have never named my piano, even though I have named many inanimate objects. I usually refer to my piano as "The C7", but that's not nearly as good as my car named "Old Blue", my previous boat a.k.a. "Boat heck", and I have an electric guitar named "Red Velvet".

The forum automatically changed the name of my boat to "Boat heck", you can imagine the true name I'm sure!


Edited by BGJ (04/22/11 01:50 PM)

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#1664962 - 04/22/11 04:11 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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I named my lucky black dragon "Ol' Joe"; it/he is 134 yrs old, left the Manhattan premises of S & S in autumn 1877.

Sometimes I think that "Uncle Theo" eventually were a better nickname or more precise.. as the grand is one of the ever first pianos like the still actual design of concert grands: 88 keys, duplex scale, full cast iron plate covering the pinblock etc. Once mainly developed by C. F. Theodore Steinway, one of the most productive inventors in piano history. This grand is HIS very baby. (Besides of being no baby grand..)
;-)
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#1665008 - 04/22/11 05:20 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Registered: 12/16/10
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I don't name my stuff, just my animals. I like my material things, (mostly my musical instruments and bicycles), and sort of think of them as having a personality, but they don't get names. My old acoustic piano was a Decker and Son, which I never particularly liked the sound of. I now have a Celviano 620 and I like the name Celviano. Has a nice ring to it, somehow.
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#1665118 - 04/22/11 09:01 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Good job TC! We are dating ourselves... Our boy Elroy!

PS: I used to live in Lehigh Valley as well. I loved it there! Pianos sound better there!

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#1665232 - 04/23/11 03:41 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: leemax]
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Originally Posted By: leemax
I like the name Celviano. Has a nice ring to it, somehow.


Italian. A lot of vocals. The Italians even add - while speaking - unwritten vocals, "celEviano", to separate every consonant by vocals..

Italian is the best singing & music language. (Wish I could speek/sing Italian..)

<..o sole mio..>
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#1665316 - 04/23/11 10:02 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Loc: Austin TX
Of all the musical instruments in my life, I never named any of them. Don't know why, just didn't. When I finally moved the piano into my "studio" and was quite overwhelmed with the privacy and wonderful practice space, I named the Yamaha. Hildegarde. Why I don't know. But I love to spend lots of time with "Hildie" btw, the first two complete recitals are on the horizon, June 5th and June 12th. Then maybe (I hope) the trip to Colorado Springs.

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#1665320 - 04/23/11 10:10 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: BerndAB]
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Originally Posted By: BerndAB
Originally Posted By: leemax
I like the name Celviano. Has a nice ring to it, somehow.


Italian. A lot of vocals. The Italians even add - while speaking - unwritten vocals, "celEviano", to separate every consonant by vocals..

Italian is the best singing & music language. (Wish I could speek/sing Italian..)

<..o sole mio..>

I agree that Italian is a very poetic and musical language. I speak Portuguese, which is also very beautiful, though I still give Italian first place for singing. (French is pretty nice, too, though.)
PS "vowels", not "vocals"
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#1665385 - 04/23/11 12:30 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: leemax]
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I have an August Forster 6 foot nine grand built in 1920 in the Lobau factory.

Now that he is in the New World, who else could he be but "Gus"?

He has his hijinks. He makes me skip my chores, pass up on invites, honest he does. It's all his fault.

Cathryn

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#1665387 - 04/23/11 12:40 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]
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Well, I call it names at times. Not really its fault, I suppose, but better to take it out on an inanimate objec then a person who might be hanging around!
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