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#919281 - 07/05/07 08:17 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Muzzzz Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 80
Loc: Australia
Double-post \:o
Oh well, you can hear it again! \:D ;\)


My name is Murray, and my nickname is Muz. The extra 3 Z's are figments of your imagination / silent. As for my avatar, I got it from the selection that Piano World offer. I'm sure it has some kind of deep and meaningful significance...

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#919282 - 07/06/07 08:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
stringless Offline
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Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 144
Loc: Idiocracy, USA
Mine is because when I joined this forum, I was still (and still am) in awe of my first piano (as in, first piano paid for by me socking away money for three years). This piano happens to have hammers in it, but no strings. It's a Roland HP201 digital.

As for the avatar.. ole Ludwig is the composer I most closely identify with, for various reasons.

I hold Bach's music in the highest possible regard, Wolfgang makes me smile no matter how bad the day has been, but when I feel like chopping people's heads off, when I feel this world is utterly and completely ruined, when I feel my anger boiling over, it is Beethoven whom I seek.

And then I find It. As angry as he was, as terrifying as his music can be, then I remember It. His 9th Symphony. And I remember that no matter how badly this world treated that man, his last big work was one of hope. The 9th is his eternal hope that this fractured, hostile world can become one. A united, peaceful world.

That's why his mug graces my avatar here. \:\)

A hammered piano, minus the strings. Brilliant!

#919283 - 07/06/07 09:25 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
hotkeys Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 788
Loc: Massapequa, NY
I chose my name as I am a fast typest on a computer keyboard and hoping to transfer this energy to learning the piano. The avatar resembles tickling the ivories as this is the goal. I play piano for the joy and not to be a concert pianist; though I do not mind exploring classical music as a challenge.

- Mark
...The ultimate joy in music is the joy of playing the piano...

#919284 - 07/14/07 11:37 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Capsule1979 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/07
Posts: 26
Loc: Montréal Québec
Capsule is my cat's name, and I'm a pharmacist. 1979 is the year I was born.
I chose that Avatar only because I liked it most.
Kawai K50

#919285 - 07/15/07 12:09 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Tenuto Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 552
Loc: U.S.A.
Stringless - I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Without Beethoven my life would be missing
so many things. Overcoming obstacles, first
of all; but most of all the powerful and
thoughtful example of form and craftmanship
in his writing. One could go on forever about
him but we ALL understand it here on this

My avatar doesn't need much explanation.
However, some musicians get confused about
how to play "tenuto" correctly. Especially
when there are many tenutos in a row.
Should we still hold the note for its full
value or should we detach the notes, or
play them with a slight marcato? I guess
I'll just throw this question out to the
rest of of you....

#919286 - 07/16/07 12:28 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Muzzzz Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 80
Loc: Australia
"Tenuto", I think has a different definition depending on which period you look at. I think that baroque composers wanted us to literally hold the note for its full value, whereas in, say, the romantic period, it's more of an expressive technique, where you should really 'lean' into the particular note, so tenutos could be clues as to where the music should ebb and flow, especially with the rubato of the romantic period.

But that's just my understanding...

#919287 - 08/15/07 05:09 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
VillageOrganist3 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/07
Posts: 115
Loc: UK
By nature I'm very pessimistic and introvert.

So, I'm trying to boost my ego a bit.

Pathetic, isn't it?

"Play Bach for me". (How Chopin ended his letters.)

#919288 - 08/18/07 05:25 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
'fredo Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 45
Loc: San Bernardino, California
Actually the one you see here is just what my family and close friends call me "'fredo" though my real name is Alfredo. My login name is actually THUNDER BALLS. I picked that because thats a hilarious name LOL..sorry mine isn't all deep in meaning and introspective. But it makes me laugh every time I see it.
I know the music ups and down.

#919289 - 08/20/07 11:31 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
brian13 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/07
Posts: 116
Loc: California
mine is a combination of my name and my favorite number.
13 is a bad luck number but after i accepted Christ, i don't fear that number anymore, so my login name is a testament to that and other things.

#919290 - 09/01/07 02:00 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bosendorfer88 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 198
Loc: Montreal
Well mine is pretty straightforward, I like Bosies \:D although i don't own one \:\(

88 is just my year of birth, 1988 which also happens to be a double of my favorite number 8 \:D
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to remain silent"-Victor Hugo

#919291 - 09/25/07 05:20 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
RipaRapa Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6
My name is the title of a song by Eppu Normaali, the greatest rockband in Finland ever.

There is a video of it in YouTube if you care to watch. Just search with the words 'Ripa rapa' and you'll find it.

#919292 - 09/26/07 09:43 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
melissa d Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 113
Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Mine is easy. I am a very new beginner and I am a girl. As for the avatar I just liked it.
My blog such as it is http://melissasjourneys.blogspot.com

#919293 - 12/06/07 08:11 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
dannac Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 601
Loc: USA
first name (danna) 1st letter of last name (chiasson)
creative ... ain't I.

#919294 - 12/12/07 09:17 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
asoalin Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 11
Loc: Florida
I started out as Steph_in_FL because when I first created my account I wasn't feeling all that creative or whimsical. Just put "I am" in front of it and its pretty self-explanatory.

I changed to "asoalin", which refers to the song A Soalin' by Peter, Paul, & Mary. Its the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar, and my mother taught it to me just by her memory, so its a special song to me. I can actually play guitar a lot better than I can play piano. I've been playing guitar a lot longer.

Cool idea for a post \:\)
formerly "Steph_in_FL"

#919295 - 12/26/07 10:05 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Linds Offline
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Registered: 12/16/07
Posts: 14
Loc: USA
It's my nickname and age.

I am so ashamed of my uncreativity in creating it.

"For many years, I was a tator farmer, but the painful truth is, the TATORS FARMED ME!"

#919296 - 12/28/07 11:00 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
vayapues Offline
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Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 103
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
I have used vayapues since 1998 as my nickname on just about everything. If you email vayapues@ just about any address, ie, hotmail, yahoo, gmail, it will come to me.

For many years I was the only one using it. Now there are a few others, which irritates me, but what are you going to do. ;\)

I served an spanish speaking mission for my church. Vayapues was a common phrase that was basically a nice way of telling us to get lost.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary numbers, and those who don't.

#919297 - 12/29/07 11:06 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
currawong Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 6157
Loc: Down Under
Cute thread!
The currawong is an Australian bird - nice song, kind of melodious but a bit wild and melancholy. Apart from the fact that I always aim to make the piano sing, there's not much connection. I certainly don't scavenge leftover cat food and mug baby birds...

And vayapues, I like your signature line. That is, once my son had explained it to me \:\)
Du holde Kunst...

#919298 - 01/08/08 03:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Johan B Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 2283
Loc: The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
Nice to know more about the (nick)names.....

Mine is quiet simple.....My first name is really Johan and my familyname starts with B

Johan B

Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620)
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'

#919299 - 01/08/08 04:51 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Johan B Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 2283
Loc: The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
Again.....forgotten something....my avatar is my digital piano with a rose,....just a selfmade picture.....

Johan B

Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620)
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'

#919300 - 01/09/08 07:40 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
vogel54 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Long Island
Vogel refers to the baby-grand I dreamed of owning. When I retired my dream came true...I bought myself a baby-grand and so I chose that as a screen name. The 54 refers to the size...5'4" although the actual size is 160cm which converts to a little over 5'3" so I rounded up to 5'4"... the apple indicates my passion for teaching. I retired after 34 years in the classroom.

Best Regards,

#919301 - 01/25/08 01:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bachrocks Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 94
Loc: New England
After one of my favorite classical composers -- for piano, voice and guitar.

#919302 - 01/31/08 12:18 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
lizzy's dad Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 256
Loc: Suburb of Seattle
duh... \:\)

#919303 - 02/02/08 02:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
little-big-man Offline
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Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Berkshire, England
When I first came here, it was because I had been banned from PS, for a silly joke. :p

I wanted a name that was cryptically similar to my PS name.

I have been, and still am interested in the history of Native Americans.

"little-big-man" was obvious to me.
Life without Piano is Death

#919304 - 02/02/08 07:56 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Secondo Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 312
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I spend a lot of time on the left side of the piano bench . . .
Baldwin SF-10 320152, Marshall & Wendell, Steinway B

#919305 - 03/15/08 03:01 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
analogdino Offline
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Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 62
Loc: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
As as grey-haired engineer, my main expertise is in the analog domain (continuous physical systems) rather than the digital domain (although I use it.) Hence the contraction of "analog dinosaur"!
Also, I'm an aviation buff and ex. pilot, so my avatar is a WW2 P-47 Thunderbolt... It rivalled the P-51 Mustang but I'll concede the P-51 to be "the greatest ever" fighter plane, even over the Spitfire (but not by much!)
An engineer(EE) from Thornhill, near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
General Music PRO1 stage-piano plus very good audio system.
"Repair, refurbish, rebuild, reuse, re-engineer, recycle..." Keep the old 'uns playing! Applies to pianos as well as vintage radios (my other hobby!)

#919306 - 03/17/08 06:26 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Boira Offline
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Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Barcelona
Boira means 'fog' in Catalan.

#919307 - 03/17/08 06:53 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Innominato Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 802
Loc: London
"Innominato" means "Unnamed" and is the non-name of one of the most popular character of the most famous novel ever written in Italian, Alessandro Manzoni's "I Promessi Sposi".

I cannot even try to explain to you the divine beauty of Manzoni's prosa, or of the characters he has created.

The "non-named" is one of the characters dearest to me in this very dear book, and it is obviously very apt in a forum (where you choose a nickname because you want to remain, ehem, un-named....).
"The man that hath no music in himself / Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds / Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils." (W.Shakespeare)

Kemble Conservatoire 335025 Walnut Satin

#919308 - 03/20/08 11:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
jovial Offline
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 3
Loc: Portland, OR
Jovial is a word I like.

I like to pick arbitrary logins that are pleasant to me and then just stick with them.

I think Jovial sort of describes my public demeanor as well, which makes it a pretty ok handle for me, according to me.

#919309 - 04/12/08 08:28 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Abi Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 22
Loc: Indiana
It's just my name.
Currently working on:
Chopin's Etude 10-12
Beethoven's Sonate Pathetique
Khachaturian's Toccata

#919310 - 04/12/08 08:38 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
liszt's pinky Offline
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Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 64
I love the piano works of Liszt---and he had more talent in his pinky than I'll ever dream of--so, "liszt's pinky"!

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