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#2072575 - 04/28/13 01:12 AM New adult learner checking in...
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
Hi all:

I have been lurking here for some time now and thought it time to introduce myself. Great forum you have here and I'm really enjoying reading the posts here.

I'm new to piano of course, but I have played guitar for 35 years. Played is the operative word. I have played at it, but never seriously pursued it.

It was a recent interest in recording that led me to buy a 25 key controller and that in turn led to an interest in a Yamaha YPG-635 that I had purchased years before for my kids. In the end (or in this beginning) I purchased a new Boston 118E PE. I have just finished my second official lesson and I could not be happier with the progress I've made so far.

So, I just wanted to say hi and show off a picture. Back to lurk mode until I have a few more lessons under my belt.

I love the Boston by the way. I chose it over a new Yamaha U3. The sound of the Boston just really spoke to me.





Edited by Mr. Square (04/28/13 01:15 AM)
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Open Arms
Primavera -Ludovico Einaudi
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Adult beginner since April Fool's Day 2013. Seems quite apropos at times...

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#2072584 - 04/28/13 01:35 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
jotur Offline
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5570
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Nice piano! I bet you'll love playing it.

Welcome to the funny farm, erm, the ABF smile We're a good bunch and it'll be nice to have you around.

Cathy
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#2072588 - 04/28/13 01:42 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Saranoya Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 632
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Hi, Mr. Square!

Welcome to PW, and congratulations on your purchase of the Boston! I have a Boston grand myself (the small one: 156PE). I love it to bits, especially since I had it freshly tuned and somewhat better-regulated yesterday.

No need to go back to lurk mode "until you have a few more lessons under your belt". I know we seem to be all about sharing our music here (and as a matter of fact, as soon as you feel up to it, please do share your music with us, for example in our brand-spanking-new and seriously awesome Ecco Fatto Café). But until then, there are plenty of fun things you can do here without "exposing" yourself too much.

My personal favourite (and the favourite of many here) is the Achievement of the Week thread, where people post their minor victories and, for the most part, get showered with praise and encouragement in response.

Hope to see you there, soon!
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Currently Playable
Bach 846, 926, 930
Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

Future
Burgmüller 109
Bartok Sz 56
Mozart K331

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#2072645 - 04/28/13 06:07 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
earlofmar Online   content
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1648
Loc: Australia
Welcome Mr Square, your piano looks lovely, so maybe we can hear a recording soon?

I too only took up piano recently (mid November 2012) after 40 years of doodling with the guitar. I decided just like you to take the piano a lot more seriously. So welcome, once again, enjoy the ride and don't be shy about asking any questions no matter how stupid you might think they are.
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#2072646 - 04/28/13 06:12 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 396
Loc: Berkshire, England
Welcome! You already can post pictures properly so your one up on me! Lovely piano , have a happy journey.
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#2072665 - 04/28/13 07:51 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
justpin Offline
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Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
That bench looks rock hard!

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#2072671 - 04/28/13 08:02 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 2107
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Welcome to the forum. Don't be shy. No need for lurk mode.

Nice piano. You might think about playing with the distance from the wall. Will get different sound out of the wall. You might even prefer it turned around so nothing is bouncing off the wall. ???
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Your brain is a sponge. Keep it wet. Mary Gae George
The focus of your personal practice is discipline. Not numbers. Scott Sonnon

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#2072821 - 04/28/13 01:17 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
Thank you all for the warm welcome.

Yes that bench is rather hard...

I will try moving it a bit away from the wall, can't turn it though.
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Working on:

Open Arms
Primavera -Ludovico Einaudi
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Adult beginner since April Fool's Day 2013. Seems quite apropos at times...

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#2072828 - 04/28/13 01:34 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
sinophilia Offline

Gold Supporter until Sept. 05 2014


Registered: 06/26/12
Posts: 988
Loc: Italy
Welcome! I love your piano.
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Martha Argerich... is an incarnation of the artistic metaphor of the "eternal feminine" that draws us upward. (Sergio Sablich)

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#2072874 - 04/28/13 02:59 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
heathermphotog Offline
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Registered: 06/19/12
Posts: 90
Loc: Georgia
Welcome! Enjoy your piano smile
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“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” ― Robert Schumann
“The piano ain't got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk

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#2072892 - 04/28/13 03:33 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
ElleC Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 248
Loc: NJ, USA
Welcome Mr. Square and lovely piano. Looking forward to hear you play your new Boston. You should know that the people here are very encouraging and friendly so no need to go back to lurking smile
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#2072932 - 04/28/13 04:31 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Ragdoll Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 673
Loc: Illinois
Beautiful piano Mr. Square. Welcome to the best forum on the web.
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#2073261 - 04/29/13 03:40 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Dulcetta Offline
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Registered: 09/11/11
Posts: 75
Loc: U.K.
hiya and welcome from another recent beginner.
Lovely piano and I agree with a PP, no need to lurk and even the smallest achievements are encouraged and given support in the AOTW thread.
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#2073265 - 04/29/13 04:06 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Kristina1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 123
Loc: UK
Hello, Mr. Square and Welcome.
I like your piano very much because it looks so very practical when you are able to open the top for a louder sound (when the neighbours are away) or close it for a quiet sound (very practical if one lives in a flat with neighbours around...)
I am also an adult beginner but I have never played any other instrument and have started from scratch to read music and play the piano - and I also fell for my piano when I first heard it, it was “love at first sound”, so to speak.

I wish you very good luck with your studies and all the best wishes from Kristina.

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#2073631 - 04/29/13 04:30 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Infinity Offline
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Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 102
Loc: West Orange, NJ
I like the guitar on the wall. Nice touch!
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#2073639 - 04/29/13 04:56 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
AimeeO Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 04 2013


Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 803
Loc: New Orleans
Welcome, Mr Square!

I played a Boston when I was shopping. It sounded great.. nice choice!

Don't hide for too long.

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#2073866 - 04/30/13 12:44 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
hamlet cat Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 103
Loc: Mojave Desert
I find Mr. Square's use of "Kalifornia" as his location distasteful and offensive. Mr. Square, the proper spelling is California. Perhaps you should learn to spell the state you live in. While you are at it, learn to take some pride in your home. That might make it a better place.

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#2073867 - 04/30/13 12:50 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
Polyphonist Offline
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Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
Notice the ways in which your response differs from everyone else's on the thread.
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Polyphonist

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#2073999 - 04/30/13 08:30 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2611
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Is the spelling with a 'K' perhaps a little joke?
A nod perhaps to a famous German speaking body builder turned actor turned politician, turned--well, never mind what he turned to next.

wink
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#2074001 - 04/30/13 08:32 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2611
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
And I forgot to say:
Welcome!
I think your house looks fine, and I noticed the picture of someone by a famous O, which made me smile.
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#2074005 - 04/30/13 08:39 AM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: rnaple]
Andy Platt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2397
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: rnaple
Nice piano. You might think about playing with the distance from the wall. Will get different sound out of the wall. You might even prefer it turned around so nothing is bouncing off the wall. ???


My piano is like this too. Not my choice. I have it as far as I can get from the wall without the missus complaining but she won't have it catty-cornered. One day when I win the lottery I will have a music room with a big grand and pay for someone to design the perfect acoustics. Until then, I live with it.

Oh, I need to start playing the lottery for that to happen too ... wink
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#2074320 - 04/30/13 03:53 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
EdwardianPiano Offline
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 752
Loc: Liverpool, England
Quote:
My piano is like this too. Not my choice. I have it as far as I can get from the wall without the missus complaining but she won't have it catty-cornered. One day when I win the lottery I will have a music room with a big grand and pay for someone to design the perfect acoustics. Until then, I live with it.

Oh, I need to start playing the lottery for that to happen too ... wink


Welcome Mr Square! Always nice to "meet" another adult beginner like myself. Your piano looks very nice and so does your home.

I too fantasise about winning the lottery and having a music room and another antique piano, maybe a Victorian one to keep Cecil B De Piano ( my Edwardian piano) company.

Yes, I need to get a ticket too, not got one for awhile. Gotta be in it to win it...
And do please join in the achievement of the week thread- be nice to see you there.


Edited by EdwardianPiano (04/30/13 03:53 PM)
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#2074422 - 04/30/13 06:09 PM Re: New adult learner checking in... [Re: Mr. Square]
earlofmar Online   content
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1648
Loc: Australia
note to self........never post a photo of my piano area in this forum. I would probably will get ordered to clean it up.
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