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#1996566 - 12/08/12 07:35 PM Hello again & some news
neildradford Offline
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Registered: 12/10/11
Posts: 148
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi Guys, haven't posted in the forums for a while, but now that life is a little less hectic I can visit the ABF a bit more often.

Anyway, since I last came here I have been taking weekly lessons (since January) and sat my ABRSM Grade 2 a couple of weeks ago. It all seemed to go horribly wrong and I completely expected to fail.
My teacher called me a couple of days ago to say I'd passed with merit! Did not expect that one bit, really pleased to say the least.

Anyway, that's my reintroduction and good news story, look forward to chatting with you all.

Neil.
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Venables & Son Custom 133 Upright Acoustic Piano
Yamaha DGX-640 Digital Piano
Started learning: October 2011
Started lessons: January 2012
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/neildradford

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#1996576 - 12/08/12 08:10 PM Re: Hello again & some news [Re: neildradford]
adultpianist Offline
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Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 540
Good news. I sat my Grade 3 exam a week ago. It went not as well as expected for a number of reasons and like you, I expect to fail... Here's hoping.

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#1996579 - 12/08/12 08:19 PM Re: Hello again & some news [Re: neildradford]
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Oh I'm sorry to hear that adultpianist, and yes, here's hoping its good news for you too.
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Started lessons: January 2012
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/neildradford

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#1997045 - 12/09/12 06:32 PM Re: Hello again & some news [Re: neildradford]
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 522
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Heh, congrats! I think the first year is the most difficult. Now you have more choice in music you can learn and it's more enjoyable to listen to. Have fun playing piano! It seems you have grabbed one of the most rewarding hobbies.
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Chris

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#1997573 - 12/10/12 08:35 PM Re: Hello again & some news [Re: neildradford]
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Registered: 12/20/11
Posts: 421
Loc: Canada
Awesome, that's great! Most people find the waiting around quite unsettling. smile

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#1998307 - 12/12/12 11:19 AM Re: Hello again & some news [Re: neildradford]
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: neildradford
Hi Guys, haven't posted in the forums for a while, but now that life is a little less hectic I can visit the ABF a bit more often.

Anyway, since I last came here I have been taking weekly lessons (since January) and sat my ABRSM Grade 2 a couple of weeks ago. It all seemed to go horribly wrong and I completely expected to fail.
My teacher called me a couple of days ago to say I'd passed with merit! Did not expect that one bit, really pleased to say the least.

Anyway, that's my reintroduction and good news story, look forward to chatting with you all.

Neil.

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“The doubters said, "Man cannot fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try,"
And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
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