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#1999659 - 12/15/12 02:05 AM Another newbie saying hi...
Rider of Rohan Offline
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Registered: 12/14/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Hi,

so glad I found this forum. I'm excited to learn what i can from all you seasoned pianists.

just a little background, if you're interested:

I was an oboe performance major way back when (1995-1998) until i decided i didn't want to (try) to play oboe for a living. (Incidentally, i took one semester of beginning piano which was required, then I started another semester of piano lessons but i decided it wasn't the right time to do that, so i dropped it early on).

I switched my major eventually getting a degree in literature. but i still felt that itch to play so i bought a guitar and have played for about 10 years, more or less.

one day, i listened to the Waldstein Sonata and melted into my seat. At that point, i realized: the piano beckons.

So i'm now starting lessons. i hope to one day...well i'll probably never be able to play the Waldstein Sonata, but one can hope....

peace to you all,
Rider of Rohan

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#1999660 - 12/15/12 02:12 AM Re: Another newbie saying hi... [Re: Rider of Rohan]
ju5t1n-h Offline
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Registered: 10/13/12
Posts: 179
Loc: Vancouver, British Columbia
hello and welcome to PW. Are you looking to pass the exams or just want to play on?
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#1999665 - 12/15/12 02:33 AM Re: Another newbie saying hi... [Re: ju5t1n-h]
Rider of Rohan Offline
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Registered: 12/14/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Hi ju5t1n-h,

thanks for the reply!

Actually, i just want to pick up where i left off (which is at the very beginning!) and work my way up from there. so i just want to play on and enjoy the ride.

peace to you,
Rider of Rohan

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#1999735 - 12/15/12 09:10 AM Re: Another newbie saying hi... [Re: Rider of Rohan]
Barmybird Offline
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Registered: 12/14/12
Posts: 11
Loc: UK
Hello!! :):)

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#1999989 - 12/15/12 07:35 PM Re: Another newbie saying hi... [Re: Rider of Rohan]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1383
Loc: Cameron Park, California
I think it would only take somebody with your background a few particularly devoted years to the instrument to be able to play Beethoven's Waldstein at a respectable level. And what's more is by that time, I'm certain you'll have discovered other gems you'll want to learn further on as well! Welcome and good luck to you.

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