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#503105 - 01/28/08 02:36 PM Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Bassio Offline
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Already engaged/married .. sorry no place for you in this thread ;\)

Quickly .. Yes/No .. Why? .. Advantages/Disadvantages .. etc. \:D

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#503106 - 01/28/08 02:41 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
piano_deb Offline
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Depends on his instrument ...

;\)
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#503107 - 01/28/08 02:47 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Bassio:
Already engaged/married .. sorry no place for you in this thread ;\) [/b]
Why? \:\(

Doesn't experience count in this? \:D \:D \:D
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#503108 - 01/28/08 03:14 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Nikolas:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Bassio:
Already engaged/married .. sorry no place for you in this thread ;\) [/b]
Why? \:\(

Doesn't experience count in this? \:D \:D \:D [/b]
Why sure indeed \:D

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#503109 - 01/28/08 03:15 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
J. Mark Offline
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Hm. Already married, so I guess I'm not welcome to answer. However, solely in the interest of being helpful to all you single guys out there...

When my wife is not around, I like to look at pictures of pretty girls on, um, certain websites. This one is my favorite:

http://www.beautyinmusic.com/instument_pages/inst_piano_page01.htm

Don't worry. It's safe for work. \:\)

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#503110 - 01/28/08 03:22 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by J. Mark:
When my wife is not around, I like to look at pictures of pretty girls on, um, certain websites. This one is my favorite:

http://www.beautyinmusic.com/instument_pages/inst_piano_page01.htm

Don't worry. It's safe for work. \:\) [/b]
http://www.beautyinmusic.com/artist_pages/myleene_klass.htm

"It shouldn't be that you go into HMV or Virgin and need a map to find the classical department, and when you get there, there's an array of people who look like your geography teacher that you have no affinity with."

\:\)
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#503111 - 01/28/08 03:42 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Antonius Hamus Offline
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My geography teacher was a pleasant looking, rather young woman...

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#503112 - 01/28/08 03:53 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Poor Dave Offline
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If the pianist was me, I sure hope to god: NO?! LOL :p
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#503113 - 01/28/08 03:54 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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Already married, so disqualified by Bassio, but I'll participate anyway \:\) . Mrs B took piano to ABRSM Grade 6 and violin to Grade 8, and then began classical guitar lessons in her early twenties (the instrument she also wanted to play, but her parents forced her to play the violin instead), which she restarted in earnest two years ago[1]. I find it hard to imagine living with someone who doesn't share one's love of music, including the piano, if not an instrumentalist him/herself. I get the impression that quite a few members here (both amateur and professional players) have spouses/partners who are also pianists or musicians of some kind.

PS. J Mark, that's 15 minutes I'll never get back, but then again, I'm not sure I really care \:\) .

-Michael B.
[1] Hence recent thread asking for guitar info... soon to be updated, deposit paid earlier this evening, hurrah!
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#503114 - 01/28/08 04:12 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Frank III Offline
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My wife is a singer. Now that's a good match - she always has her accompanist with her.
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#503115 - 01/28/08 04:22 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
J. Mark Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by PoStTeNeBrAsLuX:
PS. J Mark, that's 15 minutes I'll never get back, but then again, I'm not sure I really care \:\) [/b]
15 minutes? Tch tch. Beauty should not be wasted by such brief interludes.

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#503116 - 01/28/08 05:00 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
PoStTeNeBrAsLuX Offline
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Indeed. However I've still got another 17 pages to go...

Michael B.
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#503117 - 01/28/08 05:03 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Johan B Offline
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I'am married for several years.........but when I should look for a new........only with a white Yamaha Grand........experience? Not necessary.....I've got experience..... \:D
Only when she (=piano)is beautifull ;\)

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#503118 - 01/28/08 05:05 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
pianist.ame Offline
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Loc: Singapore
yes, so that the individual will be able to understand me. I have a really close guy friend now who I hang out with and it's so fun because we can play for each other. It's really nice too because we can talk to each other about things that we can't talk to others about and can understand each other really well.

if the individual is'nt a musician than they have to appreciate the music that I play and enjoy listening to it.

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#503119 - 01/28/08 05:10 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
kissyana Offline
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Loc: Northeast Illinois
Most of my friends growing up were fellow musicians, yet I have never really dated a serious musician. I can certainly see the potential perks (music discussions, duets, etc.), which I'm sure I would appreciate if I happened to be involved with a musician. However, I am in a serious relationship with an artist/aspiring MMA fighter (I know, interesting combination). I have learned a LOT about art and fighting in the last two years- and he has learned a lot about music. I want to be engaged/married to him so I guess I would have to answer "no."

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#503120 - 01/28/08 05:20 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
J. Mark Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by PoStTeNeBrAsLuX:
Indeed. However I've still got another 17 pages to go...

Michael B. [/b]
OK, that's funny.

As a sort-of answer to the actual question, I am married to a woman who has less than zero knowledge about music. It's actually good, because I can play the simplest thing (indeed, that's all I can play) and she actually thinks its amazing. I find this philosophy useful in all things.

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#503121 - 01/28/08 05:30 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Mr_Kitty Offline
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Loc: Toronto
I have been dating a fellow pianist for almost a year now.
It works very well for me.
We always understand each other's need for time and space to practice. We always have something interesting to talk about. We push each other pianistically to new heights. We engage in significant discussions about piano playing, music, and pedagogy.

By comparison my older brother (professional violinist) had a serious girlfriend (3 years) who did not understand his commitment to his instrument. She always felt he was "choosing" the violin over her.
In the long run she made it very difficult for him to practice more than a measly 3 hours a day. They broke up and he doubled his practicing time and has never looked back since.
Hope this is of some help.

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#503122 - 01/28/08 05:38 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
J. Mark Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mr_Kitty:
In the long run she made it very difficult for him to practice more than a measly 3 hours a day. They broke up and he doubled his practicing time and has never looked back since.
Hope this is of some help. [/b]
Something tells me she hasn't either.

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#503123 - 01/28/08 07:41 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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Why in the world would anyone want to know whether or not I would "prefer to be engaged to ... a pianist?" How would that affect or even interest anyone?
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#503124 - 01/28/08 07:48 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
J. Mark Offline
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Maybe someone likes you, Bruce. ;\)

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#503125 - 01/28/08 07:52 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by J. Mark:
Maybe someone likes you, Bruce. ;\) [/b]
That's a kind thought, J. Mark, but I doubt it! \:D

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#503126 - 01/29/08 12:36 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
 Quote:
Originally posted by J. Mark:
Maybe someone likes you, Bruce. ;\)
That's a kind thought, J. Mark, but I doubt it! \:D
Yeah, I understand. To invoke Professor Higgins, single "and likely to remain so".

And yet... was Bassio's post a referendum on a nice young woman in his life? Was he asking for a bit of advice? We can hope.
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#503127 - 01/29/08 03:01 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
kyliec Offline
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It's nice being married to a non musician so I don't have to fight for time on my piano!
Kylie

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#503128 - 01/29/08 03:33 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
Ragnhild Offline
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I've got one single rule in this matter, if I'll ever marry it would be with someone I knew I would love for the rest of my life (and the next).

(This is probably why I'm not married \:D )

I never thought that his occupation would be important as long as he is happy with it, but it would be very unlikely that I could ever fall in love with somebody who's not passionate about music.

Ragnhild
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#503129 - 01/29/08 05:16 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
arp Offline
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My husband doesn't play the piano or anything else for that matter.

In fact, this is about the only area where I have the upper hand on him. Although he is a scientist by training, he also reads very widely and knows an incredible amount about music, art, philosophy and literature. I am taking a broad-interest humanities degree and I have yet to study anything that he hasn't read something about (and has a strong opinion on). It is just so annoying sometimes when I am finding out something new and find that he already knows all about it! After 24 years with him, I should have got used to it, I suppose.

So me being able to play the piano and him not is a definite plus.

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#503130 - 01/29/08 08:30 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by argerichfan:
 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
 Quote:
Originally posted by J. Mark:
Maybe someone likes you, Bruce. ;\)
That's a kind thought, J. Mark, but I doubt it! \:D
Yeah, I understand. To invoke Professor Higgins, single "and likely to remain so".

And yet... was Bassio's post a referendum on a nice young woman in his life? Was he asking for a bit of advice? We can hope. [/b]
Alas no, my friend! I hoped it was the case, but unfortunately no.

And to answer BruceD's post: because I think we should have a fun thread every once in a while, don't you think? ;\)

I also wondered if anyone out there can stand the amount of "noise" generated by pianists while practicing \:D Because if parents cannot stand their son/daughter practicing .. why should the wife/husband/fiancee/girlfriend stand it?

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#503131 - 01/29/08 11:33 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
mahlzeit Offline
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Hmm, Paris Hilton apparently knows how to play piano... \:D
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#503132 - 01/29/08 11:41 AM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
kissyana Offline
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Mahlzeit- I didn't know there was a drinking game called piano!

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#503133 - 01/29/08 02:55 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
For me, the answer would be "No."

I don't think I'd want to play second fiddle to a piano.

\:\)

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#503134 - 01/29/08 04:05 PM Re: Would you prefer to be engaged to .. a pianist?
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Well, I've been married now for 10 years, but I'm glad my husband is not a musician. I was engaged to a guitarist and he was so critical of other musicians (myself included) that I quit piano and singing for a year! So I'm happy that my husband can give ma a genuine answer on how something sounds without being too critical or detailed about it. I know he's being honest and not trying to undermine me in any way, and his opinion gives me a good idea as to what a general public audience might think.
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