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#1959513 - 09/16/12 06:45 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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..your dentist tells you so


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#1959846 - 09/16/12 07:20 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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Oh man....

This sounds like an AA meeting.

But I just broke up with a woman I was dating....

One of my first thoughts was oh man. My second thought was well I can spend more time playing on my piano 3hearts

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#1960132 - 09/17/12 12:33 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: justpin]
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Originally Posted By: justpin
Oh man....

This sounds like an AA meeting.

But I just broke up with a woman I was dating....

One of my first thoughts was oh man. My second thought was well I can spend more time playing on my piano 3hearts


Haha! It's always the first thing I think of too when anything bad happens. Or anything good. Or anything at all really. I recently got a pay rise at work and you can guess what was going around in my head as my boss was listing the (literally) hundreds of additional responsibilities I will have.... All I could hear was "piano, piano PIANO more money to buy a piano" as he was talking. I left his office with no idea what the job even entails, but I do know that I now have more money with which to buy a piano.
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#1960223 - 09/17/12 03:08 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Tubbie0075]
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Originally Posted By: Tubbie0075
When you sometimes sit beside your piano just admiring it, or when you pat your piano lightly before or after playing, appreciating it like a friend or pet.

Chopin was known to do that.
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#1965545 - 09/27/12 11:28 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Rune E]
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Originally Posted By: Rune E

..your dentist tells you so



LOVE IT!!
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#1965546 - 09/27/12 11:29 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: justpin]
EdwardianPiano Offline
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Originally Posted By: justpin
Oh man....

This sounds like an AA meeting.

But I just broke up with a woman I was dating....

One of my first thoughts was oh man. My second thought was well I can spend more time playing on my piano 3hearts


LOL!
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#1965548 - 09/27/12 11:30 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Toastie]
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Originally Posted By: Toastie
Originally Posted By: justpin
Oh man....

This sounds like an AA meeting.

But I just broke up with a woman I was dating....

One of my first thoughts was oh man. My second thought was well I can spend more time playing on my piano 3hearts


Haha! It's always the first thing I think of too when anything bad happens. Or anything good. Or anything at all really. I recently got a pay rise at work and you can guess what was going around in my head as my boss was listing the (literally) hundreds of additional responsibilities I will have.... All I could hear was "piano, piano PIANO more money to buy a piano" as he was talking. I left his office with no idea what the job even entails, but I do know that I now have more money with which to buy a piano.


Cool Toastie.!! I was at a seminar the other day and was tapping out chords with my pen- all I could think of was piano.
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#1965549 - 09/27/12 11:32 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: -Frycek]
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
Originally Posted By: Tubbie0075
When you sometimes sit beside your piano just admiring it, or when you pat your piano lightly before or after playing, appreciating it like a friend or pet.

Chopin was known to do that.


Did he? Awesome! I do that too. I say goodnight to mine each night. And there are two framed pictures of Chopin on top of my Piano. heart
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#1966035 - 09/29/12 02:16 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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When you suffer from nightly piano insomnia. I have decided that my increasing obsession with piano is a bit like when you first fall in love, as currently I also feel sick all the time and can't eat properly. Madness!
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#1966647 - 09/30/12 03:00 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
...you have a category 4 typhoon bearing down on you and all you are worrying about is losing power and not being able to play piano.

This is a really good argument for an accoustic, isn't it?
three typhoons later (!), I've lost power twice. The first time, ~half a day; this time a full day and counting!

I really need an acoustic!

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#1966870 - 09/30/12 03:14 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Tubbie0075]
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Originally Posted By: Tubbie0075
When you sometimes sit beside your piano just admiring it, or when you pat your piano lightly before or after playing, appreciating it like a friend or pet.


So glad that I'm not the only one doing that...

My hubby says that he is glad that I never looked at another man like I look at the piano.

So what else can I add... Maybe another sign is that someone leaning against the piano or - gasp - putting something on top of it - changes you into a sable tooth tiger mother defending her cubs?
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#1966872 - 09/30/12 03:16 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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When you miss your piano when you are out and say hello to it when you come in. laugh

Toastie it might indeed be piano 3hearts

Mary Ann I had my piano lesson last Wednesday afternoon and suddenly in the middle of the lesson it started to thunder! My teacher and I looked at each other and found it quite atmopsheric. Piano is 110 years old so no problems playing during a storm LOL.
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#1966873 - 09/30/12 03:18 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Barbareola]
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Originally Posted By: Barbareola
Originally Posted By: Tubbie0075
When you sometimes sit beside your piano just admiring it, or when you pat your piano lightly before or after playing, appreciating it like a friend or pet.


So glad that I'm not the only one doing that...

My hubby says that he is glad that I never looked at another man like I look at the piano.

So what else can I add... Maybe another sign is that someone leaning against the piano or - gasp - putting something on top of it - changes you into a sable tooth tiger mother defending her cubs?


LOL Barbareola!
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#1967010 - 09/30/12 06:43 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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I thought there was a way to do multiple quotes in a reply but I can't figure it out. *confused*

Anyway, in response to Tubbie, Frycek, EdwardianPiano and Barbareola: I am also a confirmed piano-petter. It's nice to know that I'm in good company. smile



Edited by piano_deb (09/30/12 06:46 PM)
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#1967037 - 09/30/12 07:28 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: piano_deb]
EdwardianPiano Offline
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Originally Posted By: piano_deb
I thought there was a way to do multiple quotes in a reply but I can't figure it out. *confused*

Anyway, in response to Tubbie, Frycek, EdwardianPiano and Barbareola: I am also a confirmed piano-petter. It's nice to know that I'm in good company. smile



You just select the quote button and it does the rest Deb. Piano petters LOL! Do you bid your piano a goodnight as well?
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#1967051 - 09/30/12 07:58 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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When you listen to the Raindrop Prelude and write a piano story:

http://www.helium.com/items/2139982-piano-fiction
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#1967059 - 09/30/12 08:17 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
...you have a category 4 typhoon bearing down on you and all you are worrying about is losing power and not being able to play piano.

This is a really good argument for an accoustic, isn't it?


I've been thinking this for 2 years. Using electronic pianos, I found that there is NOTHING more boring than a blackout... and NOT having a piano to play. Blackouts are the perfect time for piano, so I have an acoustic on the way.
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#1967162 - 10/01/12 02:32 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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The leccie came back on at 4am and it was all I could do not to run downstairs and start playing. I would have, but I really needed the sleep!

Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Mary Ann I had my piano lesson last Wednesday afternoon and suddenly in the middle of the lesson it started to thunder! My teacher and I looked at each other and found it quite atmopsheric. Piano is 110 years old so no problems playing during a storm LOL.
During the first of the recent typhoons, I was asking a piano friend here for atmospheric suggestions to play during the typhoon. He was playing Chopin's Fantasie Impromtu and suggested something by Janacek. I'll have to look it up...

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#1967206 - 10/01/12 08:04 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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How about the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata?
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#1967334 - 10/01/12 02:13 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Originally Posted By: piano_deb
I thought there was a way to do multiple quotes in a reply but I can't figure it out. *confused*



You just select the quote button and it does the rest Deb.

That only selects the one post ... How do I select multiples from a thread and reply to them all in one post?
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#1967464 - 10/01/12 06:11 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: piano_deb]
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Oh I see... I just select them, copy and paste and then use the speech marks you see by the smileys. Highlight the text then click on the speech marks.


Edited by EdwardianPiano (10/01/12 06:11 PM)
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#1968525 - 10/04/12 02:09 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: JeanieA]
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Are all you guys insane? If you are addicts, you should be playing in the early hours at 3-5am instead of e-mailing every one at this time. I have often been shouted down to stop playing. Screw every one, it's my house. I know I am an addict. I have compiled my own list if anyone wants to read it. to be continued...

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#1968712 - 10/04/12 01:51 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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Yes, please show us your list Tap Dancer.

I need a to add another sign of addiction:

When you lose loads of weight because instead of eating breakfast or lunch you play piano when you have got a break.
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#1968721 - 10/04/12 02:21 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Tap Dancer]
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Originally Posted By: Tap Dancer
Are all you guys insane? If you are addicts, you should be playing in the early hours at 3-5am instead of e-mailing every one at this time. I have often been shouted down to stop playing. Screw every one, it's my house. I know I am an addict. I have compiled my own list if anyone wants to read it. to be continued...


Well I would if I didn't have neighbours! I was practising last night about 10.20 pm, when the fellow in the house behind mine me knocked my door! I thought he was coming to complain but he wasn't- he wanted to come in and see me play so I invited him in. We are on friendly terms and he said before til 11 pm was fine- now he said any time cos he is up all night studying The lady next to me says she nebver hears me. I still wouldn't play past 1 am tho.
Awaiting your list!


Edited by EdwardianPiano (10/04/12 02:23 PM)
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#1968792 - 10/04/12 04:51 PM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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When you're late for dropping kid to school and while rushing to the door, stop and play a quick phrase because the piano was on the way to the door! Had this happen today . . . smile

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#1968935 - 10/05/12 12:52 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: Tap Dancer]
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1 you play 2 hours every day for 2 weeks playing the same piece.
2.you wake up in the iddle of the night just to hit iddle c on the piano in the dark.
3.you bought 4 different editions of the same piece
4. you play piano in the dark imitating a famous blind pianist.
5.you get phone calls from your neighbors to play requests
6.you tune your own piano every 3 months.
7.you request people not to put their drinks or plates, filled or not
8. you put a mirror fallboard on your grand piano
you wipe the keyboard clean with alcohol after someone plays your piano.
9. you hear a piece in a recital and go home and play it better.!

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#1968947 - 10/05/12 01:26 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: atinm]
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Originally Posted By: atinm
When you're late for dropping kid to school and while rushing to the door, stop and play a quick phrase because the piano was on the way to the door! Had this happen today . . . smile


ha I did this the other day. I had a few extra minutes before leaving and sat at the piano to fill the time. Naturally, I got absorbed and distracted.

I was 10 minutes late to my appointment. whome
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#1969019 - 10/05/12 09:01 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: BenPiano]
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- you start making a mental map of all the grand pianos in the area, like an orangatan maps out cumquat trees in the jungle. smile

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#1969037 - 10/05/12 09:52 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: MaryAnn]
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You want people to come round and meet your Piano and you have a photo on your phone to show people.
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#1969072 - 10/05/12 11:32 AM Re: you know you're a piano addict when... [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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- get a little too gushy when discussing one's repertoire.
(caught myself, just today) Accidently come off sounding a little overly proud. Where in truth im simply hooked on these full luscious tones eminating from this wonderous box. To play it is to be in love. Whoops i did it again. smile

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