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#2506757 - 02/03/16 05:50 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
Ulven Offline
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Registered: 01/23/16
Posts: 61
Loc: Glasgow, Scotland
No problem, Tom.

Regards,

Steve.
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Adult Beginner on piano (started 19 Jan 2016); 14 years' experience playing bass guitar, and several years on guitar.

Kawai ES100, mainly played through a set of AKG K550's. Perils of thin walls and flatmates. wink

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#2511766 - 02/17/16 01:03 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
Hariharan Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hello ABF members,

I am a complete beginner at 35 years with no musical background at all. I accidentally came across Schubert's Ave Maria in a TV show and was completely overwhelmed by it. This was about a year ago. Since then, I've set my car radio to the Classical station and have been slowly expanding my appreciation of Western Classical music.

I decided to learn to play the Piano a month ago and got(saved) a Clavinova CLP 220 from a dump of a place. Apparently the thing was just lying unused for 7 years. The cabinet and instrument themselves were in top notch condition once I got the dust and grime off of it. I had my first class 3 weeks ago and my weekly classes have been a blast with a very understanding and experienced teacher. I go to a local private arts academy where a lot of moms bring their tiny ones for music dance and singing lessons. It is very humbling and sometimes odd experience to wait with the little ones in the lobby while my teacher finishes with the little girl scheduled before me.

I have signed up for the MOYD2016 challenge and hope to continue with my record of playing everyday for the last month.I am very excited about this journey.
Thank you.
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You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the fruits of thy labor, and never be attached to inaction.

-Bhagavad Gita

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#2511855 - 02/17/16 04:16 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
JimF Offline
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Hi Hariharan, and welcome to the ABF. You will find lots of folks around here that have been down a path similar to yours. If you have questions or issues, just ask. You will usually get a good range of views on most subjects.

Jim
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#2511976 - 02/18/16 12:26 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
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Loc: Australia
welcome Hariharan, this is an exciting journey especially at the beginning. However it isn't always smooth sailing and even although there may be ups and down as you progress, you will still find a deep satisfaction in music.
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#2512244 - 02/18/16 06:15 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: JimF]
Hariharan Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Originally Posted By JimF
Hi Hariharan, and welcome to the ABF. You will find lots of folks around here that have been down a path similar to yours. If you have questions or issues, just ask. You will usually get a good range of views on most subjects.

Jim


Thank you Jim.

Originally Posted By earlofmar
welcome Hariharan, this is an exciting journey especially at the beginning. However it isn't always smooth sailing and even although there may be ups and down as you progress, you will still find a deep satisfaction in music.


Thank you. i understand the path ahead and hope to keep a Stoic attitude through it. Hopefully the nice folks and articles in this forum will pull me through the downs.
_________________________
We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the fruits of thy labor, and never be attached to inaction.

-Bhagavad Gita

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#2512390 - 02/19/16 05:42 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: Hariharan]
Rerun Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 1023
Loc: Louisiana

Quote:
Thank you. i understand the path ahead and hope to keep a Stoic attitude through it. Hopefully the nice folks and articles in this forum will pull me through the downs.



Hey Harihan, welcome aboard! Make playing/practicing FUN somehow ... I don't think a "how to" book about that has been written yet, so keep another piano book in the back of your mind while on the path too. grin

You're gonna do great!
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#2512406 - 02/19/16 07:22 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
bbTofu Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Israel
I'm Bob, 26 y/o from Israel.
Finishing my last year as a BSW student (B.A in social work). Social work is probably one of the rarest things that I've been consistent about. I have great passion for what life has to offer, but the passion often shifts from one thing to another - you know how it is.
I've always admired music, from psychedelic trance in all it's forms to alternative rock, to hindi music, to blues and classical music.

Last december I was in Amsterdam and spontaneously ordered a ticket to some concert in Concertgebouw - it was with the pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Alma Quartet - and we were blown away (me and my friend). I came back to Israel with this unresting desire to play classical but didn't want to play it through the guitar so I in late december I took a friend's old yamaha psr 295 that was barely working, and later in january I bought my digital piano! Unfortunately I cannot find a teacher who's into classical music in my town so I'm teaching myself.

I also have a short span of attention (ADD) and I'm amazed how long I find myself practicing the piano, amazing how something that is so 'igniting' overcomes some of the brain shortages so to speak smile smile

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#2512410 - 02/19/16 07:32 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
hyena Offline
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Registered: 01/06/16
Posts: 23
Ello, ello. I'm Dario, from the Netherlands.

I play the piano since I was 16, now I'm 22. There wasn't really a reason why I started playing, I just always wanted to be able to play an instrument. Out of all instruments the piano I thought was the best, since it's the instrument that sounds best when played solo, imo. It was the instrument that stood out most for me. So out of implusivity I bought a small 64 note keyboard, and started playing, teaching myself from YouTube.

I'm usually not the type of person that actually keeps practicing something, though with piano this was very different. I never feel good enough, always see I could be a million times better so that's fuel for practice. I sometimes find myself practicing over 6 hours straight.

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#2512504 - 02/19/16 12:37 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
bSharp[C]yclist Offline
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Registered: 02/18/16
Posts: 198
Loc: Orange County, California
Hell0;

I'm new here smile I recently started taking piano lessons, working with a teacher and part way through the Alfred's Adult Series, Book 2. Looking forward to learning from others here.
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#2512697 - 02/19/16 09:26 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2716
Loc: Australia
welcome bSharpCyclist, hyena and bbTofu, interesting how we find with piano a concentration and devotion we never thought we had. These are essential working skills to get us through some of the more tedious practice sessions. Hoping to hear more from you guys as you experience a wonderful journey.
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If this life is a simulation can I not be in the easy version where Bach was a drummer

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#2545197 - 05/31/16 08:24 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
June Elizabeth Offline
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Registered: 03/01/15
Posts: 4
I'm June from New Hampshire, and I am 55 years old, and I played briefly as a 7 year old, (I think I finished "Little fingers" and that's about it) and although I learned other instruments in high school (clarinet and saxophone), my musical education stopped until about 19 months ago, when I acquired a Yamaha digital keyboard and began lessons again. (After 47 years!) I had the chance to upgrade 8 months ago to a real piano, a beautiful Yamaha upright I scored for $500 from a going out of business music school, which my tuner and piano teacher say was a steal smile

Currently I'm working on Mozart's Fantasy in D Minor for my first recital on Saturday. (Nervous!) Up until now, I have only played for my family and my music teacher.
I've been practicing like crazy this week. I'm sure my family is really tired of this piece, but I don't seem to be yet smile


Edited by June Elizabeth (05/31/16 08:25 PM)

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#2545287 - 06/01/16 08:50 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
my-names-are-used Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 25
Loc: Farnham, Surrey. U.K.
Just a quick intro.

I bought an electric piano for a retirement project, that was 2 years ago, & I am only now getting around to having a go at learning to play it.

I did start trying to play harmonicas, but find it physically hard work trying to balance breath inhales & exhales, so they are in a drawer for now.

Whilst on one of the harmonica forums, there was talk about ukuleles, & I went & got hooked. smile

So, I'm 6 months into learning the uke, & progressing reasonably well.

But, I kept on looking at my poor electric piano just sitting there, so I went looking for a piano forum, & here I am.

Hoping to find inspiration to get my fingers going on this ones keyboard.
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Bought an electric piano (Yamaha NP31) as a retirement project.
My kinds of music are mainly rock, blues, country, & folk. thumb

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#2545317 - 06/01/16 11:02 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
CarlosCC Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1949
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Welcome to PianoWorld, June Elizabeth. Nice to know that you've decided to play piano again - you'll feel at home here wink -. Good luck with your recital next Sunday. Maybe you can do a record for us...?

my-names-are-used LOL, what a nickname wink Welcome to PianoWorld. You're in the right place to get lots of inspiration. This is the best group you can find! Maybe you can tell us what are your preferred composers / music style.
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#2545334 - 06/01/16 11:31 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: CarlosCC]
June Elizabeth Offline
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Registered: 03/01/15
Posts: 4
Originally Posted By CarlosCC
Welcome to PianoWorld, June Elizabeth. Nice to know that you've decided to play piano again - you'll feel at home here wink -. Good luck with your recital next Sunday. Maybe you can do a record for us...?


Do a record?? Oh gosh, I'm trying to keep my friends and family from showing up at the recital! lol I don't think I could bear knowing I'm being recorded!

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#2545341 - 06/01/16 11:56 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
my-names-are-used Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 25
Loc: Farnham, Surrey. U.K.
@CarlosCC
My kinds of music are mainly rock, blues, country, & folk. grin
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Bought an electric piano (Yamaha NP31) as a retirement project.
My kinds of music are mainly rock, blues, country, & folk. thumb

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#2545417 - 06/01/16 04:35 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
nancyde Offline
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Registered: 06/12/15
Posts: 51
Welcome to the forums my names are used and June Elizabeth. I am in awe June. You are already going to participate in a recietal. Good for you--know you will do well.

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#2545580 - 06/02/16 07:17 AM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: nancyde]
my-names-are-used Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 25
Loc: Farnham, Surrey. U.K.
Thanks for the welcomes. smile

I need to make a correction to my post above;
I've just filled out the purchase info in the Digital Piano thread, & I actually bought it in June 2012.

This was the period when trying to move house, so that is partly to blame for not getting going sooner.


Edited by my-names-are-used (06/02/16 07:17 AM)
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My kinds of music are mainly rock, blues, country, & folk. thumb

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#2547313 - 06/07/16 02:53 PM Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky]
michaelvi Offline
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Registered: 06/29/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Israel, Haifa
I joined this forum 3 years ago when decided to buy a piano and actually I already shared some information about me in other topics but only yesterday I found this thread so I'll write my intro here:

I am Michael, 52 years old from Israel (Haifa). Never learned music but always loved it. I bought my first piano this January (Casio PX-760) and started taking weekly lessons with a teacher (who is my wife's sister so despite all rules found in another thread I am hearing what my teacher says about me smile )
I am really impressed by playing some people here (I followed some recitals links) who started about 10 months ago but I am currently very very far from that level... But dreams still alive smile ...

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