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#2117332 - 07/14/13 01:56 AM I'm an idiot...
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
Out with the old... Boston 118PE



In with the new...





My lab checking it out. That is her "Nose Art" all over the window.



I had to rearrange the livingroom to get this one in here. The wall decor and the TV will move. The TV is going where the Boston was.



And this is where the Boston was...





I've been playing 3 months. That's why I say I'm an idiot. I have been a guitar player for 30+ years and I'm REALLY enjoying the piano. If you can't tell. The S&S is an unplayed 2000 L that I got from my local S&S dealer where I take my lessons.
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Open Arms
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#2117333 - 07/14/13 02:02 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Saranoya Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 530
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Yes, you are an idiot. But a damned lucky one!
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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
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Burgmüller 109
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#2117334 - 07/14/13 02:04 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Saranoya]
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Yes, you are an idiot. But a damned lucky one!


That point has not escaped me.
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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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#2117339 - 07/14/13 02:19 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
FarmGirl Offline

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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 1884
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
I am an idiot as well.
I even consider myself as a bigger idiot than most of the idiots.
So does that mean someday I will get a Steinway too?
Cool!
Congratulations by the way!
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collaboration - Handel g minor Sonata for 2 violins and piano (Arioso), Devienne Sonata #5 in D minor for Oboe and Piano (Presto)


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#2117345 - 07/14/13 02:53 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3410
Loc: Northern England.
The corners at the end o` the keyboard are a bit sharp; you can soon plane `em off . .
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#2117349 - 07/14/13 02:57 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Michael_99 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
Mr. Square, I have read your post, here:

I've been playing 3 months. That's why I say I'm an idiot. I have been a guitar player for 30+ years and I'm REALLY enjoying the piano. If you can't tell.

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Congratulations, Mr. Square.

Had a Clavinova CLP-50 for 20 years - never touched it. After playing it for about 6 months recently as a beginner I asked a piano saleman to look for a 10 year or older 3 legged piano with lots of bullet holes and with lots of cigarettes burns, so cheap, ugly and dirty piano with good action - but forget about the sound. After a month - I stopped in the store and asked for the salesperson. They said the salesman is gone - and after describing a piano I could afford, they told me they had a Yam C in excellent condition. I said how much - I told them it was, over my budget, thanked them and left the store. I walked a few blocks and then realized I had survived cancer, I was old-old - good chances DON'T come often, remembering a little money my late mother had left me - I ran back as fast as possible to the piano store and said I will buy it - I will buy it - I will buy it.

The legged piano is the most awesome thing I have ever owned. I am sure you will feel the same way about your piano.

Many people have pets that they talk to and pat. Often as I go by the piano, I will lift the lid of the keys and run my fingers across 4 or 5 keys and love hearing the sound like people who like hearing their cat purring.







Edited by Michael_99 (07/14/13 03:02 AM)

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#2117382 - 07/14/13 06:34 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
earlofmar Online   content
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1360
Loc: Australia
you only live once
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#2117388 - 07/14/13 07:11 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: earlofmar]
King Norre Offline
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Registered: 10/04/02
Posts: 59
Loc: Antwerp, Belgium
I'm an idiot too. I've been playing upright bass and electric bassguitar for the last 15 years and just started playing piano about 2 weeks ago. But I must admit, I do not regret me playing upright bass at all, I really love that instrument, but I wish I started with piano earlier that's all.
Congratulations with the S&S thumb
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#2117408 - 07/14/13 08:43 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Newman Offline
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Registered: 04/27/11
Posts: 699
Loc: Australia
Lovely piano. As a guitar player and recent convert to piano, enjoy!
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Guitar since 1966. Piano (Kawai DP80) since 2011.

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#2117430 - 07/14/13 09:48 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2376
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
What a lovely idiot's delight!
Thanks for sharing it Mr. S.!
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A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

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#2117432 - 07/14/13 09:59 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
choshi Offline
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Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 8
Loc: U.K.
Mr Square, idiot NO, passionate YES!

When I first began lessons I had an electrronic keyboard, my teacher said if you really are passionate about the piano buy the very best piano you can afford, then you will never need to buy another.
I spent my life savings on a second hand Yamaha G3 and have never regretted it.

Congratulations on your beautiful new piano, I hope it brings you good luck and much happiness.

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#2117443 - 07/14/13 10:18 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
Thank you, each and every one for your kind words and understanding. I am not a rich man and this was a significant event in my life. I am blessed witha very understanding wife. Now I need only work hard to be worthy of both the piano and my wife.

Thank you again.
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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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#2117446 - 07/14/13 10:27 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
AmateurBob Offline
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Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 46
Loc: Arizona
It takes real passion to do something this idiotic. I applaud it!
I wish you many happy hours with your beautiful Model L!

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#2117448 - 07/14/13 10:33 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Cici_0128 Offline
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Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 4
Well if your an idiot then I am too! I bought my Bohemia grand piano before even having my first lesson. I just knew I wanted to play piano so badly that I would and would love it. And I was right. I've been playing guitar for years also so I did have the advantage of musical experience which makes it much much easier. Enjoy your beautiful new piano in good health for many years!! It is true as was said already "you only live once" in this lifetime anyway. lol So live large! smile

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#2117452 - 07/14/13 10:48 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Music Me Offline
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Registered: 10/23/12
Posts: 182
Loc: New York
I am so happy for you! I believe that it is this passion that ultimately makes us the people and musicians we become. Congratulations on your Steinway. You are very fortunate to have found it, especially now. In four years when I retire from my job, I plan on purchasing a new Yamaha CX2SH. Have fun. Learn. Create. Eat/sleep/drink/think/love piano. Nothing could be better!
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#2117462 - 07/14/13 11:20 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Piano RX Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 126
Mr. Square,

If having a shiny new Steinway in you home is being an idiot, then sign me up for idiot school.

Life is a fleeting thing. There are no guarantees. Ya gotta do what you an do when you can do it!

I know you will enjoy your new piano for many years to come. Some of the replies to your post idicate that you will most likely look back on this purchase as one of your best and smartest decisions.

Congratulations!!

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#2117474 - 07/14/13 12:11 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
jotur Offline
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5424
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
My favorite kind of pictures smile

Congratulations - you'll fit right in here laugh

Cathy
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#2117488 - 07/14/13 12:40 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
CMM Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Chicago
Wow! Congratulations, Mr. Square! May you enjoy many, many years of playing.
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#2117549 - 07/14/13 03:16 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
jdw Offline
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Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 926
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Congratulations! I'm sure you won't regret it. The new piano will lure you into better and better playing.
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1989 Baldwin R
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Mozart, K 330
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#2117550 - 07/14/13 03:20 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Hey you got my teacher's piano! Very nice. Congrats.

It's never too late to realize that piano is superior even though guitar wins the popularity contest by a landslide. smile
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Art is never finished, only abandoned. - da Vinci

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#2117566 - 07/14/13 03:54 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3396
Loc: not in Japan anymore
If you're an idiot, you're my kind of idiot!

Congratulations! Wishing you many happy hours with your beautiful piano!
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#2117569 - 07/14/13 03:58 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Sweet06 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 375
Amazing!!! do you have room there for a son?! laugh
Post up a recording a year from now!

Congratulations Mr. Square, enjoy it smile
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"The joy is in the practicing. It's like relationships. Yeah, orgasms are awesome, but you can't make love to someone who you have no relationship with!"

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#2117598 - 07/14/13 05:01 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
255 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 92
I love this topic.
Congratulations Mr. Square, I would love to have the money to do the same "crazy" thing you did!
I bet it was thrilling when they got it inside.

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#2117705 - 07/14/13 08:37 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
vivienneLuii Offline
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Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 21
Loc: New Zealand
OMG!! LOVE IT!!!!! thanksk for sharing!
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#2117777 - 07/14/13 10:30 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
PaperClip Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 505
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
And that was an impulsive buy? So you went to a shop looking for a new dvd, and instead you came home with a steinway? Hehe, I would love to do that!

Congrats on your beautiful grand!
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Playing since May 02 2009

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#2117809 - 07/14/13 10:59 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1957
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Idiot? Welcome to the club!
Nice piano.
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Ron
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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#2117833 - 07/15/13 12:23 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Mr. Square Offline
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia

Thank you again for all the kind, enabling responses.


Edited by Mr. Square (07/15/13 12:46 AM)
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#2117840 - 07/15/13 12:57 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Allan W. Offline
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Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 371
Loc: Michigan
My teacher also has an L and it's an amazing sounding piano.
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Kawai MP-10 + Ivory II (pic), Young Chang Y175, 2012 (renting) (pic)

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#2117956 - 07/15/13 10:38 AM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Palmpirate Offline
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Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 216
Loc: B.C.Canada
That is awesome!
They may say that the best two days of owning something that flies or floats are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.
No-one will ever say that about a Steinway!
Many many wonderful hours ahead for you, enjoy!
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#2118000 - 07/15/13 12:34 PM Re: I'm an idiot... [Re: Mr. Square]
Andy Platt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2374
Loc: Virginia, USA
Every day you play it, you'll be slightly less of an idiot ...

Congrats!!!!
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