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#1982125 - 11/03/12 10:22 AM Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage.
Ragdoll Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 664
Loc: Illinois
Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. This forum is such a nice place to visit I decided to join in.
I'm a fairly new piano student(2+ yrs)and so enjoy this community. I have had some enlightenment from lurking here and hope I can contribute something as well. I study both piano and theory so I'm a true beginner

Ragdoll
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#1982130 - 11/03/12 10:33 AM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
Maechre Offline
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Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 242
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Welcome, Ragdoll! I used to hang around here about 6 - 12 months ago but dropped off thanks to assessments. I might be more active around December and January, but for now I've got a Cert. IV to finish. smirk
Still, it's a wonderful vibe here, isn't it?! Love it.
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#1982141 - 11/03/12 11:09 AM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Welcome to PW, Ragdoll! You are in the right place to share your progress and thoughts about piano.
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#1982182 - 11/03/12 12:25 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 1269
Loc: Portlandia
Howdy Ragdoll (I like that name smile ). It always makes me happy when former lurkers decide to join in the conversation!
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#1982191 - 11/03/12 12:45 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 1859
Loc: Sheffield UK
Greetings Ragdoll wink

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#1982198 - 11/03/12 01:01 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 752
Loc: Liverpool, England
Welcome Ragdoll!
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#1982270 - 11/03/12 03:47 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Welcome! What are you playing this week?
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#1982368 - 11/03/12 08:05 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: 4evrBeginR]
Ragdoll Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 664
Loc: Illinois
Well other than scales and Gb and Bb progressions & inversions, I'm just reviewing some holiday songs. Silver Bells, Holly Jolly Christmas and The Christmes Song.

I have always played (and learned) on a DP but recently acquired a beautiful Yamaha U1 which has a quite different touch and tone so trying to get used to the things that are different or should I say better. It's love I tell ya!
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#1982381 - 11/03/12 08:49 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 10/24/12
Posts: 108
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hi Ragdoll,

I am new myself, but am truly a rank beginner. I still don't have a piano yet. :-) I love Silver Bells it's right up there with Do You Here What I Hear? with me, although I confess I have heard neither on piano. I think both would make excellent piano pieces.


Edited by BillTheSlink (11/03/12 08:49 PM)
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#1982441 - 11/04/12 01:05 AM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Ragdoll

I have always played (and learned) on a DP but recently acquired a beautiful Yamaha U1 which has a quite different touch and tone so trying to get used to the things that are different or should I say better. It's love I tell ya!


I went from practicing on a DP daily to an acoustic a couple years back. About three or so week in, I began to do different things, experiment with different touch and expressions, a little more, a little less. I went back the DP and wonder if I couldn't have done similar things there, and yes, I could have, but never would have wanted to. Somehow practicing on an acoustic changed something for me; couldn't put my finger on it completely. I suspect you will soar now.
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#1982768 - 11/04/12 08:05 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
EdwardianPiano Offline
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 752
Loc: Liverpool, England
Interesting the difference between British and American English- I presume by rank beginner you mean absolute?
Here "rank" means something that has gone off (foodwise) laugh
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#1982803 - 11/04/12 10:19 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Registered: 04/30/11
Posts: 3339
Loc: Lost in cyberspace.in the UK.
Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Interesting the difference between British and American English- I presume by rank beginner you mean absolute?
Here "rank" means something that has gone off (foodwise) laugh


There is no such thing as "american english" just "illegitimate use of the english language"
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#1983584 - 11/06/12 10:24 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17749
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, Ragdoll AND BillTheSlink. smile
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#1983588 - 11/06/12 10:30 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 1163
Welcome to the forum Ragdoll - let us know how things are going for you.

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#1983927 - 11/07/12 10:16 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: musdan]
Ragdoll Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 664
Loc: Illinois
Not very well right now. My older brother passed away Sunday and I've been away for the funeral until last night. Got to the piano today and it was Ok but certainly not my best. Currently working on "Beyond the Sunset" because, well, just because it's very soothing.


Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I'll not answer all of them individually.
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#1983929 - 11/07/12 10:20 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 752
Loc: Liverpool, England
Condolonces to you Ragdoll.
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#1983951 - 11/07/12 11:57 PM Re: Hi everyone, Just came in on the noon stage. [Re: Ragdoll]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 1269
Loc: Portlandia
Yes, Ragdoll, so sorry for your loss. I hope your piano will continue to soothe in this difficult time.
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