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#987072 - 12/14/08 11:50 AM Hello! I'm a newb!
SchubertSerenade Offline
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Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Kentucky
This looks like an excellent forum! I've been browsing here since yesterday, and people seem really helpful! I'm not up to par with 99.9 percent of the people here I'm sure, cause I only know how to play one song by rote, which is Schubert's Serenade, hence my login name. It comes from the John Thompson's 3rd grade book.
I badly want to take piano lessons, just have cold feet I guess. My mother plays the piano, and I now have her 1965 Baldwin Acrosonic console. It has sentimental value; my grandfather, who purchased it for my mother, passed away when I was quite young, and I loved him dearly. I also have fond memories of my mother playing when I was younger, but she has given it up.
Now I'm going to find out how to post a pic of my piano!

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#987073 - 12/14/08 11:54 AM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2601
Loc: Not in Texas
Hi SchubertSerenade and welcome to the forum! I wouldn't let cold feet stop you from taking piano lessons if that's your desire. Believe me, anyone who has taught piano for any length of time has seen students worse than you! A good teacher will be able to assess where you're at and give you things to work on that will address both your needs and your goals. Finding a good teacher is tough but if that's what you want go for it!

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your piano.
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Greg

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#987074 - 12/14/08 02:35 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
Welcome to the forum,

Jump right in and get those lessons!!!!! I did. I hemmed and hawed and I finally did. It has been the best thing I have done for myself. I have two little ones under foot so my lessons and playing the piano are my "Me things" that I have done for myself. Also, playing the piano has been a very rewarding experience for me. As a mom I have found that nothing is ever finished, so when I finish a piece that i have been working on I get that very "accomplished" rewarding feeling. Anyway, sorry to ramble, welcome to the forum.

And enjoy the journey...... KaylaX
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1978 Lowery Its not fancy but its unique to me and it plays..

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#987075 - 12/14/08 08:05 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
SchubertSerenade Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Kentucky
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cf...0b-ac26d2689f54

Well, not sure if this will work, but here is a link to a picture of my piano! Does it look dark on everyone else's screen?

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#987076 - 12/14/08 08:09 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
charleslang Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2080
The link doesn't work for me. The best way to post pictures is to upload them to a site like flickr or picasaweb and then copy the text under 'embed' directly into a post here. Then it shows up directly.
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Charles Lang
Working on: A Night in Tunisia; Memories of Tomorrow (Keith Jarrett).
Just started: Brazilian Like (Michel Petrucciani)

Baldwin Model R (1974), Hardman 5'9" grand (1915), Rieger-Kloss 42.5" vertical

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#987077 - 12/14/08 08:11 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
CCFireLt Offline
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Registered: 09/08/07
Posts: 41
Loc: Florida
 Quote:
Originally posted by SchubertSerenade:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cf...0b-ac26d2689f54

Well, not sure if this will work, but here is a link to a picture of my piano! Does it look dark on everyone else's screen? [/b]
Nope. No good. Myspace wants you to log in to see the pics. You can add Photobucket to the list of options.

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#987078 - 12/14/08 08:22 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
charleslang Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2080
I just looked at how you do it in picasaweb (which, btw you already have if you happen to have a google account). And you have to first view the picture, then click on the right hand side 'link to this photo', then select the size (large is best), then you have to copy the text under 'embed image' and paste it in a post.
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Charles Lang
Working on: A Night in Tunisia; Memories of Tomorrow (Keith Jarrett).
Just started: Brazilian Like (Michel Petrucciani)

Baldwin Model R (1974), Hardman 5'9" grand (1915), Rieger-Kloss 42.5" vertical

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#987079 - 12/14/08 08:41 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
ll Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1101
"cause I only know how to play one song by rote, which is Schubert's Serenade"

This would make 99.9 percent of us cry out in jealousy
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Only lowercase. So not even that.
I teach piano and violin.
BM, Violin & Percussion Performance 2009, Piano Pedagogy 2011.

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#987080 - 12/14/08 09:45 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
NancyM333 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1547
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
Welcome to the forum! I had a Baldwin Acrosonic of that era for a good long time, and I think it's a solid piano that stays in tune very well.

I recommend lessons--as my own mother used to say, "You'll never do it any younger!"

Nancy
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Estonia 168, Yamaha UX3

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#987081 - 12/14/08 10:59 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
Lisztener Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
SchubertSerenade,

Beautiful self-introduction and welcome to the best Internet forum on the web. I hope you'll learn to love the ABForum as much as many of us do. You'll find support from some of the nicest people in the world here.

Good luck with your Baldwin and your lessons,

Sincerely,

Lisztener
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#987082 - 12/15/08 12:49 PM Re: Hello! I'm a newb!
Kymber Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
"I badly want to take piano lessons, just have cold feet I guess"

Then you better put on some socks and get to work!

Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part. I bet once you get started there will be no stopping you!

It's nice that you have that piano and that it means so much to you.

Can't wait to hear a sample of your playing.

Welcome to the forum.
\:\)
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“The doubters said, "Man cannot fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try,"
And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
― Bruce Lee

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