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#916788 - 08/12/07 11:54 PM losing a finger or.....
eperon1984 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/07
Posts: 11
Loc: the Netherlands
A friend of mine (who doesnt play piano) just had an accident at his work, now he misses the top part of his finger....He isn't too sad about it, but i would be devastated. So that brought me to think about how far would you go to keep your finger?

I would give up a toe without hesitation, also 2 or 3.
I think I would even rather loose a foot than to loose a finger....

where would you draw the line? ;\)

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#916789 - 08/13/07 02:21 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
Fraggle Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
I`d see your foot and maybe even raise you a leg. If it was below the knee then I wouldn`t even hesitate.

#916790 - 08/13/07 06:50 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
eperon1984 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/07
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Loc: the Netherlands
what about an eye and a toe? ;\)

#916791 - 08/13/07 11:18 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
Fraggle Offline
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Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
I`d chop toes off all day but the eye, well..I`m not sure. I`ll offer a testicle and a front tooth instead :-)

#916792 - 08/14/07 03:30 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
Bryan P. Carney Offline
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Registered: 05/23/06
Posts: 148
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio, US
Call me a misguided perv, but I'd rather lose a pinky than a ball.

I'd have to think twice about giving up a pinky for another inch.

Maybe that was Django's faustian gig.
nil volentibus arduum
Do it for Fux' sake.

#916793 - 08/27/07 06:46 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
C H O P I N Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 310
Loc: England
I'd cut my finger off, keep it on ice, rush to the hospital, get it sewn back on, and play some piano.

TE = )
"I Think Therefore I Am." - Rene Descartes

#916794 - 08/27/07 07:48 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
paul milando Offline
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Registered: 02/02/06
Posts: 265
Loc: westfield Indiana
Would Jerry Garcia be a better guitarist if he had all of his fingers?
Talking about music is like dancing about art. If the truth will set you free, what do prunes do?

#916795 - 08/31/07 02:55 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
bukopaudan Offline
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Registered: 09/03/06
Posts: 506
Loc: USA
I'd give up anything, I think. My hands are already small enough, and losing even a few centimeters would make me and the piano KAPUT.
"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." -Leonard Bernstein

#916796 - 08/31/07 10:02 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
Fraggle Offline
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Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
This is a good thread, I`m surprised it`s not longer. I guess no-one wants to think about it and who can blame them? :-)

#916797 - 12/24/07 03:34 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
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#916798 - 12/24/07 02:35 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
Johan B Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 1856
Loc: The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
Originally posted by cothse:
All would not be lost.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L44xVsz0ZR0 [/b]
Wow.......plays better than I do with ten fingers......may be..... \:D
Yamaha clp320PE(sold) Kawai CA95SB

My two mottos:
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'

#916799 - 12/26/07 10:03 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
Linds Offline
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Registered: 12/16/07
Posts: 14
Loc: USA
I wouldn't want to lose an eye, I'm not THAT GOOD yet.

My hands are so tiny, I probably won't fare well in classical, but I would definately give up my toes.
"For many years, I was a tator farmer, but the painful truth is, the TATORS FARMED ME!"

#916800 - 12/28/07 11:07 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
vayapues Offline
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Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 103
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
That gal does give you a bit of hope.
In addition to piano, I am a computer programmer, and type all day long. Loosing a finger would be devestating.

Oddly, I have found myself praying more than once that i don't.

That said, I would not give up, and it would not be the end of the world. Just a really annoying, but temporary setback.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary numbers, and those who don't.

#916801 - 12/29/07 09:54 PM Re: losing a finger or.....
Age_of_Anxiety Offline
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Registered: 11/25/07
Posts: 273
Loc: home
Man. Heeah is badass.

Everything but my hands. Seriously. My head, my torso, my arms, my legs.

Not, just kidding.

#916802 - 06/09/08 01:04 AM Re: losing a finger or.....
Akira Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 1645
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I lost about a quarter of an inch of my left ring finger when I was five years old in a bicycle accident that was my own dumb fault. Its had only a minor affect on my playing, thankfully.

I think I'd rather not think about losing any more body parts.


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