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#2022113 - 01/27/13 10:46 AM [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed.
Kawai James Offline
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11:30pm, waiting for the kettle to boil for my hot water bottle.

"I'll just have a quick tinkle on my Nord before going to bed" I thought.

Now it's 12:45am! Where did the last hour or so go?! Now I've got funk chops in my head - I'll never be able to get off.

And why does my Nord always sound so awesome just before going to bed?

James
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#2022125 - 01/27/13 11:06 AM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Because when you love music, you can't let it go. Simple. Just that. And if you can play it funky and enjoy... better!

And Nord will sound amazing until you fall in love with other board. :P

And you're awesome, James.
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#2022196 - 01/27/13 01:27 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
11:30pm, waiting for the kettle to boil for my hot water bottle.

Now it's 12:45am! Where did the last hour or so go?! Now I've got funk chops in my head - I'll never be able to get off.


The story is so familiar smile
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#2022207 - 01/27/13 01:47 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: personne]
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You`re right. I play me best and worst stuff before turning in. And gettin up again, cos I can`t sleep ha ha
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#2022214 - 01/27/13 02:02 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Playing at night is somehow magic. I tend to find that's really creative time. Problem is as keys are too noisy (even with headphones, just clipping-clapping noise), it's a problem if other people live with you.

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#2022253 - 01/27/13 03:34 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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I've spent many a tired day at work due to getting inspired to play and compose right before bedtime the evening before. Just sit at the keys, hit a few notes and it's like WHAM!, the muse strikes and the notes just keep coming. I love when that happens, makes me feel very alive.

I also agree about the (digital) pianos sounding best in the evening. I think when I'm getting tired my ears actually get more sensitive and everything sounds fuller and more resonant.
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#2022265 - 01/27/13 04:23 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: EO3]
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Originally Posted By: EO3
Playing at night is somehow magic. I tend to find that's really creative time.


This.

I'm not sure why, but it is. It's like the musical senses are heightened at night, and everything sounds better.
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#2022266 - 01/27/13 04:28 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
maurus Offline
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Registered: 05/21/11
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That's why I'm always so tired in the mornings.

Playing in the dark with nothing but the LED display and these tiny red lights on? wink -- Would love to own a free standing house so I could do this with the Grand, but the Nord is an acceptable compromise.
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#2022268 - 01/27/13 04:34 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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What happened to the kettle ?! Burned dry ?

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#2022292 - 01/27/13 05:27 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
Kawai James Offline
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Kettle was fine - it turns itself off after reaching boiling point.

@thread: well, it appears that I'm not alone! wink

James
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#2022336 - 01/27/13 06:48 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Registered: 01/12/13
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James

And why does Nord always sound so awesome just before going to bed?


Nord has special night mode which is triggered automatically
at 11:00pm. Night mode changes all sounds to be softer and mellower, that's why you like them better at that time.

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#2022354 - 01/27/13 07:17 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
Kawai James Offline
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Ah, that explains it.

Damn those pesky Swedes!

James
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#2022359 - 01/27/13 07:22 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Sofia, Bulgaria
It's 2:20 AM and I've just finished 1 hour of playing some Chopin and Debussy stuff... was so goooooood! laugh I love digital pianos for they allow me this, I love my MP6, I love Chopin, I love the night... wink
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#2022412 - 01/27/13 08:51 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Ah, that explains it.

Damn those pesky Swedes!

James
x


I'll pretend I didn't hear that James... wink
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#2022423 - 01/27/13 09:13 PM Re: [Off Topic] Playing keys before going to bed. [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Damn those pesky Swedes!


In the nicest possible way, I mean...
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