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#987181 - 12/21/08 08:49 AM Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
FishWagon Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 38
Loc: Dacula, GA
Hello all,

I do not start my lessons until after the holidays, but I've been putzing around as best as I can.

I found some sheet music for the Christmas song "Silent Night" labeled "Level 2". I said to myself, might as well try it. I quickly became frustrated and let it go, and went back to my scales, and other practices.

Then I said, "I want my first song that I play on the piano to be something that honors the Lord, not something real basic that I'm sure my instructor will start me off on"

So I practiced, practiced, practiced. Started with the right hand only, then only the left (Don't know if that was right, but it worked for me) then brought them together slowly, then up'd the tempo until I had it.

My wife was in the living room reading, and I took off the headphones, and played it. She turned to me with astonishment and said "Honey that was really beautiful!"

So it was a small accomplishment, but boy did it make me feel good....just wanted to share in the moment with everyone.
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Have a great day everyone,

Rich
Roland FP-7

Father, thank you, for letting me fly this flight, for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.

- Gordon Cooper, orbiting earth, 22May1963

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#987182 - 12/21/08 10:02 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
citznmag Offline
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Registered: 11/30/08
Posts: 10
Loc: New York
Wow, how cool is that.

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#987183 - 12/21/08 10:39 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
TTigg Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Southern California
What makes what we experience all the more worth it, congrats and keep up the great work
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#987184 - 12/21/08 10:41 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
mom3gram Offline
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Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 1131
Loc: New Jersey
That's wonderful! And what a perfect song to pick for your first.
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#987185 - 12/21/08 10:55 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
wj3 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 313
Loc: Salem, Or
You did it absolutely right! Congrats....
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#987186 - 12/21/08 11:35 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
gooddog Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 4785
Loc: Seattle area, WA
 Quote:
Originally posted by FishWagon:
Hello all,

I do not start my lessons until after the holidays, but I've been putzing around as best as I can.
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Congratulations on your accomplishment.

I don't want to put a damper on it, but you might want to look up what "putz" means. It's funny how so much Yiddish has become part of the American vernacular without an understanding of the words. You might want to consider choosing another word. The original meaning refers to a part of the male anatomy.
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Deborah

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#987187 - 12/22/08 08:28 PM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
FishWagon Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 38
Loc: Dacula, GA
Yes, thank you all....a small victory for sure, but a victory nonetheless!!
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Have a great day everyone,

Rich
Roland FP-7

Father, thank you, for letting me fly this flight, for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.

- Gordon Cooper, orbiting earth, 22May1963

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#987188 - 12/22/08 09:18 PM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
pianoluvr Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Congratulations! Those small moments are often the ones that are most special. I'm sure you will remember it long to come. \:\)
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#987189 - 12/23/08 09:02 AM Re: Small success, but makes me feel good anyway...
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
That's wonderful.
Sometimes the little things have the biggest impact on us. You must be proud! \:\)
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And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
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