Photos- my practice space

Posted by: ShiroKuro

Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 02:51 AM

Oops, sorry! I took the photos down because they are huge, even though I resized them (or thought I did!) How can I get photos to not fill up the whole page here? Can someone please clue me in and I will re-post them! Thanks!
Posted by: mxs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 04:43 AM

Keep them 640 x 480 and it should be fine. After all it will all depend what screen resolution has a viewer set up on his computer. For example, for somebody who runs screen in 1440 x 900 they will seem rather small, but some other viewer with 800 x 600 will see your pictures pretty large.

Do I make sense?

Marek
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 05:06 AM

Ok, here's another try, hope it works this time!

I said I would post a photo of my practice space, so here it is. This is me and Mr. ShiroKuro. When we sit properly, no problems, but if one of us wants to stretch...



Here's a bigger pic of my piano, which I left big (hope it's not too big) so that you can see that our floor is actually traditional Japanese matt, called Tatami. The matt is on top of a wooden frame, which does its best to hold up the piano! But the tatami under the piano is about a cm lower than the rest of the tatami!

Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:44 AM

ShiroKuro, yes, that is tight.

I love the picture of you. There you are, your face totally obscured by your hair. Very mysterious!

Which gives me an idea. Wouldn't it be fun if we posted pics of our pianos? But, in true AB style, we wouldn't just post a pic of the instrument. That's so *common!* \:\)

No, it has to be a pic of you playing the instrument, your features obscured if you like. I'll see if I can get one of my kids to take a pic of me practicing.
Posted by: jon-nyc

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:49 AM

Good idea, Cindy!
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 07:33 AM

Plays, playing Beethoven.

Posted by: tk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 01:02 PM

Oh, ShiroKuro! Now I really feel for you! And, I thought I had it bad with my space! I am glad, though, that your husband can concentrate as hard as he can while using the computer that the piano playing doesn't really bother him. Of course, my suspicion is that you play very well and he enjoys it anyway.

Plays--I don't think I have seen a pic of your piano before. It looks lovely, and you look so serene playing it. What kind of piano is it? I am also curious about the artwork behind you...?
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 01:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by tk:
Plays--I don't think I have seen a pic of your piano before. It looks lovely, and you look so serene playing it. What kind of piano is it? I am also curious about the artwork behind you...? [/b]
I was playing the middle movement of the Pathetique when that picture was taken, so I was sort of lost in my own musical world. \:\)

The piano is a NY Steinway L, and the art behind me is a portrait by Russell Crayen, dated 1797, of HRH the Prince of Wales (George IV) with his nanny, Mrs. Martha Gunn, at Brighton. It's my favorite personal piece of artwork - thanks for asking about it.
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 01:51 PM








:p
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 01:53 PM

Chickgrand,

HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!! You're a real chicken not to post your real likeness! :razz:

And your piano is to die for.
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 03:46 PM

Methinks plays88keys is to die for.. :3hearts: :3hearts: :3hearts:

(I really do have thing for Virginia and Virginians)
Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 03:57 PM



This is not a current picture, but one of my faves from 2002. I'm the one in the middle, my younger son is closest to the camera, and my older son is playing down in the bass. The cat is helping. The picture is called "Six Hands Four Paws." The piano is a Weinbach 170, and we had just remodeled the front of the house so that we could fit a grand piano into it!

Cheers, Michele
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 05:48 PM

Here's Adagiolady and I practicing. She's the blonde & I'm the brownette.

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/10/6317.html

Here's my space - it used to be the livingroom, now it's the piano room! It was too small for a living room anyway. The cathedral ceiling really helps with the sound.

Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 05:58 PM

here I am one legged

Posted by: kathyk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:07 PM

Geez! I love all your pictures.

Teachum, your piano looks *exactly* like mine. What is it?
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:11 PM

Let's fix that and get it in here. I totally missed that back in that other thread. It is nice to put your faces with your names. (You're both smiling too much for there to be all that much sibling rivalry going on).

Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:49 PM

you guys are so cute...

Before you two came to the forum we discussed playing Schubert's Fantasy Opus 103 - fopr 4 hands. Elena played it on her CD and I for one thought I should learn it if I ever I got a chance to meet her and there was a piano lying around. The opening theme is incredibly beautiful and I think you can download a pdf of the first part of the fantasy here..

http://www.8notes.com/scores/1243.asp?ftype=ext

I bet you could do it together. Classical Archives has a horrible midi recording.
Posted by: SAS

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 06:57 PM

We just entered the modern age and got a digital camera, so I'll have my husband take a picture of me and we'll post it.

ShiroKuro, I thought I had it bad, being in the room with the only TV hooked up to cable! At least we don't knock heads if one of us stretches unexpectedly!

Great photos everyone.
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 07:17 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mikhailoh:
Methinks plays88keys is to die for.. :3hearts: :3hearts: :3hearts:

(I really do have thing for Virginia and Virginians) [/b]
Why, thank you Michael! You sure know how to make this Virginia girl blush!
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 08:11 PM

Oooh I love seeing everyone's pictures!!!!! And I am just drooling over all the space, and the grands, and the artwork!!! (and the chicken!!)

Apple, what artwork do you have there? It's fantastic. And the colors, with the black piano!!! I love it!

Teachum, what kind of a piano is that? The finish/color is really lovely!

And Michele, with 2 hands and 4 paws! Very cute, and nice window thing-ys!

ChickGrand, I noticed that you have a chandelier over your piano, I bet that looks fantastic. And the picture of your piano from the top is really great, the inside of grands are soo pretty!!!

It's a good thing there's no limit on the number of exclamation points per post, because I'm sure I'd be over if there was!

Keep the pictures coming! They are only making me jealous, but I love to see them!
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 08:36 PM

How do I post a picture?
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 08:47 PM

Go here

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

to upload your photo, then a URL for it will be sent to your email. When using the full reply form, click once on "image" (below the reply form among the many other "instand UBB code" options) This will bring up a window where you can C and P the URL, and then in the post it will appear as a photo.

The only trouble is, the photos tend to be huge, so you might want to resize it *before* uploading. (Something like 640 X 480 as suggested by mxs)

Wow, I sound like a pro, and I only just figured this out yesterday! \:\)
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 08:57 PM

Thanks ShiroKuro. I'll have to work out how to use the scanner too.

I expect my piano will be the worst out of all the ones shown here.
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/27/05 09:27 PM

KathyK - It's an Estonia 190 - Satin Mahogany. It was about 1 month old in this picture. Adagiolady came over to test drive it.

Rick - Thanks for fixing the picture. I can never remember how to do that. We joke about the rivalry, but we've never had a serious fight in our lives, except when we were kids. Even then we had to keep it quiet because our mom didn't let us fight things out! Also - your piano is gorgeous - huge too!

Apple - I hope someday to be good enough to play a duet with Adagiolady. I'm still a little intimidated. I get all nervous.

Michele - my cats don't come in the house, but one of my fox terriers would love to get on the bench with me when I play. It's always fun to see everyone's pic.
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:28 AM

Hmmmm....only AB Babes, and one fowl, have posted their pictures. Any Dudes brave enough to do so?
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:50 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
Hmmmm....only AB Babes, and one fowl, have posted their pictures. Any Dudes brave enough to do so? [/b]
I would, but I play on a portable Yamaha keyboard at present. I would be embarrassed to post a picture of me playing a small keyboard, with all these beautiful grand pictures floating around. I suppose I could go into a piano shop and pose for a picture in front of a 'real' piano, but I have too much integrity to do that. \:\)
Posted by: RKVS1

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:01 AM

After CG's post, I don't see how anyone could cry "fowl" if you did do that, Jerry.

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(just little calendaric reminder, btw. Tomorrow is NAD .... )
Posted by: dgoddard2

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 08:42 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
Hmmmm....only AB Babes, and one fowl, have posted their pictures. Any Dudes brave enough to do so? [/b]
Actually, we have no representives from the Spinet Club either. You could help fill out two categories!

(I would post a picture, but I would need a few weeks shoveling out the living room before my wife would let me take a picture of it.)

Doug
Posted by: PattyP

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 09:15 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Luke:
I suppose I could go into a piano shop and pose for a picture in front of a 'real' piano... \:\)
Why didn't I think of that???

\:D
Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 09:40 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dgoddard2:

(I would post a picture, but I would need a few weeks shoveling out the living room before my wife would let me take a picture of it.)

Doug [/b]
You notice that my piano is covered with music and other junk, but we took the picture anyway because of the cat! She loved the piano. She was 19 when she passed away, now wee have a younger cat who doesn't care about the piano at all.

Shiro: the shutters on the windows are gone; we have fabric shades now. The shutters let in too much sunlight over the top in the winter, and the piano technician told me I had to cover the windows...or else! (she was trying to tune, and the tuning kept changing because of the sun)

Michele
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 10:47 AM

Doug wrote: "Actually, we have no representives from the Spinet Club either. You could help fill out two categories!"

No can do. You see, the very foundations of the music would be torn asunder if the music world were to see a pianist of my caliber playing a spinet. People would realize that they've wasted tens of thousands of dollars on pianos that are big enough to house small cars, hundreds of thousands of dollars to build homes or rooms large enough to accommodate those instruments.

No, I think I prefer the status quo. The alternative--people throwing their grand pianos from windows, junkyards piling up with the huge black carcasses, mobs of people rushing homes that have spinets--is unthinkable.
Posted by: tk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 12:35 PM

Originally posted by markb[/b]:
 Quote:
Hmmmm....only AB Babes, and one fowl, have posted their pictures. Any Dudes brave enough to do so?
I thought Doug's[/b] avatar was of him! \:D And, Jerry[/b] is always posting his picture! In fact, he just posted a new one--a day early, to boot--looking mighty "dapper" again. I am beginning to get visions of Jerry being the next James Bond! \:\)

Hey, Michael![/b] You said you "have a thing" for Virginia and Virginians. Have you "met" Virginia (from Virginia)? She's great!

I've enjoyed seeing all the pics. ChickGrand[/b]--you're too funny! Teachum[/b]--that's such a great pic!

I'll try to post one myself soon. In the meantime, here is at least a pic of my piano:
(Edit: originally posted the URL as opposed to the picture--Duh!)

You can't really see the "space" around it. That's because there really is no space around it! About four feet from the back of the bench begins our teeny, tiny galley kitchen. Not too far to the left is the dining table.

Plays[/b]--methinks you have good taste in art (and music!) \:\)
Posted by: kathyk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 12:44 PM

TK, very handsome piano - unusual finish these days. What is it?
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 12:48 PM

tk, here's a stupid question (Would you expect otherwise from me?): What are those metal brackets for? I'm guessing they're not cup holders.
Posted by: tk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 12:55 PM

kathyk--it's one of the Peter Maly designed Sauters. The wood is cherry, and it has just a plain wax finish.

markb--Oh, I dunno... teeny, tiny cups would fit! Shot glasses, perhaps? ;\) Really, though, they are actually candleholders! The piano even came with candles! I had a perfect excuse to use them a couple of weeks ago. We lost power, but just as I was getting the candles out, it went back on! Maybe next time.
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:04 PM

Candleholders! Wicked cool! TK, get yourself some more candles in there, stat!

Man, I really should put something -- anything -- on my piano. It's just this huge expanse of polished mahogany, just waiting to be scratched. Again.

There was one thing on it for a while. Mr. Sphinx gave me a framed Gary Larson print. It is a concert pianist addressing the audience: "Don't make me come over there."
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:07 PM

What is with Jerry and these Dead Sexy pics? Here he is on some secret mission flying a stealth fighter, now doubt.

I can't wait for April!
Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:12 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by tk:
kathyk--it's one of the Peter Maly designed Sauters. The wood is cherry, and it has just a plain wax finish.

markb--Oh, I dunno... teeny, tiny cups would fit! Shot glasses, perhaps? ;\) Really, though, they are actually candleholders! The piano even came with candles! I had a perfect excuse to use them a couple of weeks ago. We lost power, but just as I was getting the candles out, it went back on! Maybe next time. [/b]
tk--Gorgeous piano! But a word of caution: don't let candles get anywhere near your piano! We had a candle tip over and it *burned* our piano. It was repaired, but you can still see the scar. Mr. AdagioM didn't think it made sense to replace the whole lid over a cosmetic issue, and it makes a good story, anyway. ;\)

I think I'd put shot glasses in there...

Michele
Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:13 PM

double post, sorry!
Posted by: Ermo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:43 PM

That is an extremely cool looking piano. And bench, I might add. Do you love it? I thought maybe the brackets involved being shackled to the piano until you had put in enough practice time every day.
Posted by: dgoddard2

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by tk:
I thought Doug's[/b] avatar was of him! \:D [/b]
I wish!!! We accountants only dream of having this kind of "movie star good looks". . .


Doug
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:48 PM

Doug, who is your avatar?

AdagioM, why the changed avatar?

I'm getting dizzy with all the new avatars. :swoon:
Posted by: dgoddard2

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Doug, who is your avatar?

[/b]
Franklin Pangborn was an actor, primarily of the silent movie era, known for playing uptight, accountant types. Specifically, he played the bank examiner in the W.C. Fields movie "The Bank Dick", my favorite comedy of that era.

(I work at a bank, and started out as an auditor, so he is sort of a patron saint. . .)

Doug
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:52 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
What is with Jerry and these Dead Sexy pics? Here he is on some secret mission flying a stealth fighter, now doubt.

I can't wait for April! [/b]
I can't seem to decide on one. I've posted 3 different ones so far today. Better settle on one quick-like!
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:53 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Ermo:
I thought maybe the brackets involved being shackled to the piano until you had put in enough practice time every day. [/b]
:D
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:55 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dgoddard2:
Franklin Pangborn was an actor, primarily of the silent movie era, known for playing uptight, accountant types.
There's no such thing as an uptight accountant.

edit: Jerry, why don't you post all three avatar candidates and we'll vote?
Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 01:57 PM

beautiful piano tk
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 02:02 PM

So I've seen "Fighter Pilot Who Didn't Blow Off His National Guard Service" Avatar.

And now we have "Jerry with Clock."

What's the third?
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 02:34 PM

Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 02:45 PM

Another barefoot pianist!
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 02:54 PM

Ok.. first test of pic upload

Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 02:59 PM

Whoa - It must be the light that makes it look so red. It's mahogany, right, Michael?
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:16 PM

Try again.. I compressed it too much

Posted by: Matt G.

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:17 PM

Here's mine:
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:26 PM

One more.. getting better at this
Posted by: markjpcs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:28 PM

It's beautiful Michael!

A little blurry though.

And big!

Yowza!
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:30 PM

Thanks.. no, it's rosewood.. it has a reddish cast to it, but not so much as is shown here.
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 03:35 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Another barefoot pianist!
I don't wear shoes or socks in the house for reasons of comfort. Most people I know are the same.

All these pictures of beautiful grands are making me jealous!

(edit: so are the pictures of beautiful uprights)
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 04:06 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mikhailoh:
One more.. getting better at this...
[/b]

That grain pattern on the bent side is gorgeous. I love rosewood, especially when it's done in a red tint and not the brown. Irving's Centennial D is a gorgeous example. I've seen a few others. I'll add yours to my list of favorite red rosewoods with great grain patterns.

(Former homebuilder/carpenter/maker of fine furniture with a garage full of bubinga too precious to hurry into an ill-considered project... )
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 04:11 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Another barefoot pianist! [/b]
Yes!! Ballyhoo's picture brought a big smile to my face.

Yesterday, I realized I actually just use my big toe for the dampers. I really *do* need chimpanzee feet for those times when I'm doing the dampers, the soft and the sostenuto all at the same time. I think we need a Barefoot Pianist Club. :p
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 04:22 PM

I see a lot of nice pianos, but I don't see everyone sitting at their pianos. . . .

I'll get my own pic posted tomorrow. Don't worry; you won't be able to see a thing! \:D
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 04:38 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
I'll get my own pic posted tomorrow. Don't worry; you won't be able to see a thing! \:D [/b]
You're such a tease.
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 04:58 PM

Rosewood - I'm impressed. Yeah right, Cindy. Dare ya, Dare ya! How about you CG - we haven't seen your face either!
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 05:07 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:
How about you CG - we haven't seen your face either! [/b]
I'm shopping for a new one. When I buy one I like, you can see *that* one. This one's worn out. And I'm vain.

I had some thoughts of letting Jerry Luke pose with the Chickering which he can claim is his piano instead of that keyboard, if I can claim his face. See, we'll be twins and win-win. That is if he'll get rid of that silly riding hat.
\:D
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 05:09 PM

Hey - that silly hat may save his life someday. I wear one when I ride too.
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 05:26 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ChickGrand:
Yesterday, I realized I actually just use my big toe for the dampers.
I used to do that, but I found that my toe got sore so I changed.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:08 PM

My practice room is a little crowded (it's the Piano World office):-)

Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:12 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:


AdagioM, why the changed avatar?

I'm getting dizzy with all the new avatars. :swoon: [/b]
Hi, Cindy:

I wanted an avatar that wasn't someone else's; JimBob uses Mona Lisa, too, and posts over on the piano forum. Didn't want to look like I was poaching. And Mookie is kinda cute, too.

Michele
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:14 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
My practice room is a little crowded (it's the Piano World office):-)

[/b]
Finally we get to see behind the curtain where the Great and Powerful Oz rules. \:D
Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:29 PM

Here's my area. It's great because I have 28 foot ceilings with my beautiful Steinway B. Great sound! Thanks for the help Apple!

Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by wldrumstcs:
Here's my area. It's great because I have 28 foot ceilings with my beautiful Steinway B. Great sound! I am sorry for the HUGE size, but I couldn't get it to reduce size even after editing it and saving. Really quite weird...
[/b]
That's a spectacular space, W. I envy you those cavernous ceilings. I particularly like the flowing form of the sofa and the way you've mixed the two forms of dining chairs. Very nice!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:41 PM

may I?

The picture looks great in large and scrolling thru it is just like being there, but....

it's gorgeous.... I love the color of the room

Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:46 PM

most computers come with 'Paint' ... if I right click on a photo save it to my desktop then right click it, chose edit, and Paint opens. Then I chose Image at the top.. go to skew and put the percentage at 30% for both directions and then save it again.
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 06:49 PM

Michael, love that rosewood finish! Gorgeous pianos, everyone!
Posted by: dgoddard2

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:22 PM

O.K., Mine is not as fancy, but here is my practice area




Doug
Posted by: SteveT

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:33 PM

Hi Guys,
Love some of your practice spaces and pianos. Here's my newly set up space and Kawai GS30. I have been so inspired by the great postings and pictures on this forum, thanks :-)
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:46 PM

Great legs, Doug!
Posted by: SAS

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:49 PM

Michael, that's a beautiful piano!

Doug, Love the practice area, very comfy. And here I thought your avatar was Bela Lugosi! Shows you what I know.
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 07:52 PM

Thanks, all, for the kind comments. I have always loved rosewood pianos too. I was lucky to get a piano I love, and with that finish too.

Flash to my deathbed.."Rosewood.. rosewood..."
Posted by: ragtimebg

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 08:51 PM

Dgoddard2: That is a very flattering picture of you. You are much younger looking than I remember....
Posted by: leebea

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 09:19 PM

Plays, very nice picture.
"To be a Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption or even on one's mother's side is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country and a benediction from the Almighty God. -- anonymous"
BTW, do I qualify for the benediction? My grandmother was a Lee from VA (thus my name).
Posted by: leebea

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 09:27 PM

Help! I see photos all over this forum and I've tried to post pictures but have never been successful. Can someone help me with the procedure?
Thanks.
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Photos- my practice space - 02/28/05 10:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ChickGrand:
 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:
How about you CG - we haven't seen your face either! [/b]
I'm shopping for a new one. When I buy one I like, you can see *that* one. This one's worn out. And I'm vain.

I had some thoughts of letting Jerry Luke pose with the Chickering which he can claim is his piano instead of that keyboard, if I can claim his face. See, we'll be twins and win-win. That is if he'll get rid of that silly riding hat.
\:D [/b]
CG- Pictures can be deceiving. I'm 5'6", 133 lbs. Not exactly an imposing figure. School kids STILL beat me up for my lunch money. (Ok, I'm kidding about that part, but the rest is true!) \:\)

Oh, and chicks (no pun intended) dig the riding hat. So far I've been called dead sexy, and dashing. \:D
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 04:51 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mikhailoh:
Thanks, all, for the kind comments. I have always loved rosewood pianos too. I was lucky to get a piano I love, and with that finish too.

Flash to my deathbed.."Rosewood.. rosewood..." [/b]
:D \:D
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 05:02 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by leebea:
Plays, very nice picture.
"To be a Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption or even on one's mother's side is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country and a benediction from the Almighty God. -- anonymous"
BTW, do I qualify for the benediction? My grandmother was a Lee from VA (thus my name). [/b]
Absolutely! My brother went to school with R.E. Lee V -- are you from that family? I was more outspoken when I was younger, and when my brother introduced me to Bob Lee I brazenly said to him "that's a really tough name to live up to."

BTW, I have an long string of ancestors from Massachussets.
Posted by: miseenplace

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 05:22 AM

My space needs help. It's uninspiring.



Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 06:09 AM

Sorry, I'm quoting myself! Here's how to post pictures! Keep 'em coming! \:\)

 Quote:
Originally posted by ShiroKuro:
Go here

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

to upload your photo, then a URL for it will be sent to your email. When using the full reply form, click once on "image" (below the reply form among the many other "instand UBB code" options) This will bring up a window where you can C and P the URL, and then in the post it will appear as a photo.

The only trouble is, the photos tend to be huge, so you might want to resize it *before* uploading. (Something like 640 X 480 as suggested by mxs)

Wow, I sound like a pro, and I only just figured this out yesterday! \:\) [/b]
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 06:11 AM

BTW, miseenplace said:

"My space needs help. It's uninspiring."

Any space with a beautiful grand, *and* a classical guitar, is by it's very nature inspiring! And what is that mini-piano thing? Is it a little table? Very charming!

I assume it was a classical guitar. Do you play? What do you do about fingernails?
Posted by: PattyP

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 06:26 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Matt G.:
Here's mine:
[/b]
Matty, (or should I say Marry) :p

Get the guest room ready! I'm coming down for a visit soon!

Loverly!

Patty (or is that Parry?) \:D
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 06:44 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by miseenplace:
My space needs help. It's uninspiring.
[/b]
I agree with ShiroKuro. I liked it. It's cozy without being crowded. I like the lines of the modern furniture but in that sloped-walled cottage setting. I like the cabinets under the windows. And I like the low lighting for cozy evenings at home, but my only suggestion would be to add recessed lighting that is separately controllable so that you can dramatically boost the lighting just when wanted and sort of spotlight elements of the room, giving the room a definition of depth. But aside from that one thought, I quite like it. It looks like an artist's loft. Which would be my goal.

That reminds me, we haven't seen Zongora in a very long time with his wonderful music room and great collection of photographs... \:\(
Posted by: miseenplace

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 10:54 AM

Thanks guys and girls for the encouragement. I think it needs some color on the walls and if you can be here in person, the wallpaper is quite blah.

Shirokuro, I used to play classical guitar but stopped because of focal dystonia. I was officially diagnosed early Feb. I'm still active in the classical guitar community and sit on a board which focuses almost entirely on bringing classical guitar to Minnesota.

The little piano is Garrett's, who is only 20 months old. He's given up on that and wants to play the big piano now. ;\)
Posted by: tk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 01:04 PM

Nice pianos and piano spaces everyone! And, MAN! Some of your places belong in magazines!

Doug-- \:D I like your picture!

miseenplace--I like your physical space itself quite a bit, but if you find it uninspiring, perhaps you are right about a change in wall color...?

Okay, so I am finally getting around to posting a picture of me as well at the piano (as opposed to just the piano). So, here it is... A picture of me at my piano....
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Hee, hee. Get it? It's a picture of me at my piano! \:D
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 01:13 PM

Is that your wedding picture, tk?
Posted by: tk

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 01:32 PM

Yup! May 2, 2003. I thought about posting one of me w/ my husband, but figured he might not be too keen on that... So, it's just me... with my back turned, of course! \:D
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 01:38 PM

Cheater.
Posted by: xuser

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 05:00 PM

My place has various purposes:
- practicing
- reading
- audio listening
- extreme tests of new audio gear

xuser

Posted by: SusieQ

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 07:48 PM

Posted by: SusieQ

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 07:50 PM

This is my pactice place - if I can get it to show...
Posted by: SusieQ

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 07:52 PM

OH NO - so how do I fix this?
Posted by: markjpcs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:00 PM

You need to resize the photo.

Like this.

Posted by: markjpcs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:02 PM

Oh yeah, I also did a little enhancement for you. You can see the a little more detail in it now.
Posted by: SusieQ

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:05 PM

Thank you - so how do I delete the 1st one so a person doesn't have to scroll halfway around the world?
Posted by: Matt G.

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:09 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by PattyP:
Matty, (or should I say Marry) :p

Get the guest room ready! I'm coming down for a visit soon!

Loverly!

Patty (or is that Parry?) \:D [/b]
PattyP, that room's been done ready for almost ever! Just get your butt down here!

Seriously, if you're ever in this neck of the woods, give me a holler. We DO have room! \:D
Posted by: Quidam

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:12 PM



umm.. I can't afford a nice piano at the moment, and I'm kind of a messy person. enjoy!
Posted by: Matt G.

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:28 PM

Quidam, where is it exactly that you sit? \:D
Posted by: leebea

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:32 PM

When I see all these beautiful grand pianos in their likewise beautiful surroundings, I hate to show my little digital piano put into the only available corner of my room. I have a great location for a 6' grand, but I'm not likely to get the necessary approval for either the grand piano or the location very soon.

Posted by: leebea

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/01/05 08:45 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by plays88skeys:
 Quote:
Originally posted by leebea:
Plays, very nice picture.
"To be a Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption or even on one's mother's side is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country and a benediction from the Almighty God. -- anonymous"
BTW, do I qualify for the benediction? My grandmother was a Lee from VA (thus my name). [/b]
Absolutely! My brother went to school with R.E. Lee V -- are you from that family? I was more outspoken when I was younger, and when my brother introduced me to Bob Lee I brazenly said to him "that's a really tough name to live up to."

BTW, I have an long string of ancestors from Massachussets. [/b]
Yes, but I'm not exactly sure where. My mother said great grandfather, but I've never been able to find my garndmother's name in any of his biographies with geneologies. I have one living cousin from the family and she doesn't know either. Neither of us have ever gone to great lengths to pursue it. I lived with my grandmother for a year when I was about 10 or 11 but never questioned it. I have my grandmother's bible on my desk engraved with her name, dated March 30, 1890.
Do you still have family in MA now?
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 01:45 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Quidam:


umm.. I can't afford a nice piano at the moment, and I'm kind of a messy person. enjoy! [/b]
Truth be told, while I'm actually practicing, that looks quite like my own area. I end up with books and my own various custom-printed music-desk-wide-sheets sets all over the floor, the music desk and surrounding chairs. Sometimes they spill over onto the high or long strings and I don't notice until I use those keys. I'm always wondering, "Where the
Posted by: jon-nyc

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 02:48 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by leebea: [ed: re relationship to Robert E. Lee]
Yes, but I'm not exactly sure where. .... Neither of us have ever gone to great lengths to pursue it. [/b]
This shows you've been in the North a while. Most Virginians I've met would spare no expense to pursue that link.
Posted by: miseenplace

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 03:42 AM

Xuser, what kind of speakers are those? They look like some kind of high efficiency coax speakers. \:\)
Posted by: Quidam

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 04:11 AM

about the messy piano, I usually move one of the piles of books on the bench to the floor. And I do have vast quantities of sheetmusic, which gets a little interesting. hehe . I'm trying to change my ways....
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 05:21 AM

I always try to keep a minimum of stuff on the top of my piano, loose sheets of the pieces I'm working on and the Czerny and Hanon books, and a metronome and clock and that's it. I keep all my billions and billions of books and other piano related things (cleaning stuff etc) on shelves throughout the house (those books keep multiplying when I'm not looking)

I read comewhere once that you're not really supposed to have too much on the top of an upright, especially heavy music books, and for some reason that suggestion stuck with me. Mr ShiroKuro appreciates it at least because it forces me to cut down on clutter.
Posted by: xuser

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 09:49 AM

Hi Kuan (@miseenplace)

You are right, the design of my speakers is (pseudo-) coaxial. \:\)
If you are interested in a detailed description of these „Studio Reference Monitor Loudspeakers“, please download the pdf of the model RL906 made by Musikelectronic Geithain (MEG) .
MEG is well known as a loudspeaker manufacturer for german broadcasting companies.

xuser
Posted by: cathys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 03:36 PM

Well finally got around to uploading some new pics and this one is for Bob Muir because he made some great recommendations on piano positioning that I finally followed so now I face out into the room and even can look out the window while I practice. Maybe that's not such a good thing now that I think of it ;\)
We've also been doing some more painting in that room, so here is a pic after repositioning the piano but before new paint:


After painting:


View from bench (I know the pic is horrible since it was shot into the sun coming through shades)


A couple more:



I wasn't too sure about the color but now that it's done I really like it. Oh was I supposed to be included in these sorry but that'll take another set of pics and the way I procrastinate...


Cathy
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 03:49 PM

Cathy, is that a bubinga JP? Looks great!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 04:01 PM

Cathy - you are too cool... that looks fantastic.. Hope I can see it someday.
Posted by: classicalgirl

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 04:03 PM

Cathy,
That's an elegant practice area! Your piano looks great against the new color. But what really caught my eye was your music chest. Do you where I might find one like it?

cg
Posted by: leebea

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 04:25 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by jon-nyc:
 Quote:
Originally posted by leebea: [ed: re relationship to Robert E. Lee]
Yes, but I'm not exactly sure where. .... Neither of us have ever gone to great lengths to pursue it. [/b]
This shows you've been in the North a while. Most Virginians I've met would spare no expense to pursue that link. [/b]
My cousin and I have lived in New England for most of our lives as have our parents. Our grandparents spent most of their adult lives up here as well.
Posted by: cathys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 05:13 PM

Thanks all;
Michael - Yes that's the JP185 in Bubinga; I really like yours too with rosewood grain.

cg - I looked online for a cabinet and just really couldn't find one I felt good about so one of my friends (we worked together until he retired to be a furniture/cabinet maker) built that one for me.

Apple - Thank you so much that means a lot coming from you since I really admire your artistic way with color.
Posted by: teachum

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 05:40 PM

Gorgeous, CathyS! Love Bubinga!
Posted by: PattyP

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 05:49 PM

Cathy,

Ditto Classicalgirl...the chest is beautiful! If I was a bettin' girl I'd bet your friend could get plenty of business from the PW members. Think he'd be interested?

But what I want to know is, where did you get the "music" on the wall? I'd love to have something like that. Seems to me that I've seen another one similar in somebody's pic here in PW; Plays maybe?
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 05:56 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by PattyP:
...But what I want to know is, where did you get the "music" on the wall? I'd love to have something like that. Seems to me that I've seen another one similar in somebody's pic here in PW; Plays maybe? [/b]
Not, Plays. Derick has the same thing or something very similar on the wall over the tail of his Boesendorfer, with American southwest pottery paintings along the wall parallel to the long side.

I really like that music cabinet too. Hobby Lobby is selling some quite like that. I looked at them. Not so badly priced either.
Posted by: cathys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 07:33 PM

Well I know my buddy would love the business but he ordered bubinga wood so I wouldn't necessarily call it a deal. But if anyone is interested I can PM you his contact info.

Rick - I was gonna say the same thing I noticed the music staff in Derick's photo too. I looked online and saw it there but actually I found one for a bit less at one of the local furniture stores.

BTW - I guess I should give hubby credit for the paint he's been a painting madman just finished our entryway today.
Posted by: SusieQ

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 08:13 PM

Wow - what a beautiful piano and room to play it in.
Posted by: Luckychwee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 09:14 PM

:0 Hi Cathy, do you know what that 4 chinese characters mean ? Spring, Summer, Authmn & Winter
Posted by: markjpcs

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/02/05 09:19 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by SusieQ:
Thank you - so how do I delete the 1st one so a person doesn't have to scroll halfway around the world? [/b]
No problem SusieQ!

Just go back and edit your post and delete the [IMG] tag and link to the photo
Posted by: Luckychwee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 03:47 AM

Very envy on all the grand pianos and nice surroundings you all have that make our upright seems so small and space very tight \:D
Posted by: cathys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 07:18 AM

Luckychwee - Yes I did know that; but only because it says on the back of the plates what each one means \:\)

Cathy
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 07:57 AM

Luckychwee,

All things in time. You have a piano - looks to be a very nice one, not to mention your beautiful daughter to play it too.. .. which makes you very lucky indeed!
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 07:59 AM

double post
Posted by: dgoddard2

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 10:34 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
I see a lot of nice pianos, but I don't see everyone sitting at their pianos. . . .

I'll get my own pic posted tomorrow. Don't worry; you won't be able to see a thing! \:D [/b]
Uh, Cindy, I believe we were promised pictures? Are we supposed to say something like "Please, Mistress Cindy, May I have another?"

Stop practicing and start posting!

Doug
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 12:36 PM

It's great to see everyone's pianos. All are beautiful no matter how big or small because there's a piano there to enjoy.

Here are a couple of updated pictures of my piano area. Some of you may remember me as having a pool in the room, torn out for something more important! I'd like to eventually have some music-related artwork. I also have my digital piano and my desk/computer in the room.


Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 01:10 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by sleepingcats:
It's great to see everyone's pianos. All are beautiful no matter how big or small because there's a piano there to enjoy.

Here are a couple of updated pictures of my piano area. Some of you may remember me as having a pool in the room, torn out for something more important! I'd like to eventually have some music-related artwork. I also have my digital piano and my desk/computer in the room. [/b]
Was your piano rebuilt by Fandrich and Sons? Can you tell us about it.. ? The room is so pretty. I just love it.
Posted by: cathys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 01:12 PM

The room came out very nice - I really like the handy shelf; you can just reach over and grab the music you need.

Cathy
Posted by: Ballyhoo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 01:57 PM

sleepingcats - I really like the colour of those walls.

Luckychwee - I'm envious of people with grands too, but I'm also envious of people with uprights that are taller than a person sitting in front of it.
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 02:07 PM

Cathys,

About your music room:
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 02:09 PM

sleepingcats, your room is nice, too. I had a friend in Canada whose music room walls were about that color - very calming and peaceful!
Posted by: SAS

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 02:33 PM

I love that room! The wall color is great.
Posted by: Frank R

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/03/05 02:44 PM

Sleepingcats,

Very nice. We have a similar color on our walls. Really looks good with a black piano.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/flynref@sb...m/ph//my_photos

Looks blue in the photo but it's really a light green.
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/05/05 07:37 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:

Was your piano rebuilt by Fandrich and Sons? Can you tell us about it.. ? The room is so pretty. I just love it. [/b]
Thanks everyone for the compliments. I love the calmness of my room too (except for the clutter at my desk).

Apple,

My Fandrich & Sons started out as a brand new Dongbei 6'1" high-polished grand. The Fandrichs removed the innards and made a lot of improvements/changes such as their key-weighting system, changing the hammers to Ronsen-Wurzen, changing the bass strings to Arledge, re-doing the pedal/lyre system and others. I had them refinish the piano to a satin finish as well. You can see more detailed info on what they change on their website:
Fandrich & Sons
Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/05/05 07:40 AM

I seriously seriously considered one of their grands... I just live too far away from the northwest... How do you like it?

Their pianos are supposed to be SUPERB!!!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 06:31 AM

Phew! the time its taken me to get around to taking these piccies of my little "baby" \:\) ... a Yamaha CLP170...I had to trawl back a few pages to find this thread again

anyways these are a couple of photos of my piano

I am soooo envious of all of those beautiful grands though...however, when those 6 numbers come in!...who knows? ;\)


regards

Lee
Posted by: Ermo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 07:17 AM

Seaside - How about a shot of the keyboard at the gym?
Posted by: markb

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 07:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Ermo:
Seaside - How about a shot of the keyboard at the gym? [/b]
...being played by your hottest female gym member. (Jerry Luke asked me to add this.)
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 09:40 AM

Sorry to let you dudes down (especially Jerry) but if you've seen the movie "dodgeball"

Then you could say...We are more "Ordinary Joes" than "Globo Gym" \:\(

However, I will supply a photo of the gym keyboard \:\) ...unfortunately, not draped with one of the "Eric Prydz" video gals...darn it \:\(


Lee
Posted by: IgnorantHusband

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 09:53 AM

So many cool looking pictures here!

Here is our new piano in the living room:
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Bosendorfer_room.jpg

Our older piano in the study.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Yamaha_room.jpg

Now both boys an practice at the same time \:D

If anyone can tell me how to get the picture in the post versus the link please tell me. I continue to be 'ignorant' in that minor detail.

Enjoy,

Charles
Posted by: Ermo

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 12:12 PM

Frank R - That's you, I presume, in the portrait on the wall? And the whole R family? And pardon me for not knowing this, but do any of the rest of the gang play?
Posted by: taiwan_girl

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 01:21 PM

These are great pictures.

As "sleepingcats" said - they are all beautiful, and played by beautiful people.

Thanks to all for sharing.
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 02:19 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by IgnorantHusband:
If anyone can tell me how to get the picture in the post versus the link please tell me. I continue to be 'ignorant' in that minor detail.
[/b]
I especially love your Boesendorfer room. The earth tones work very well with the ebony satin and the sky view out the windows is wonderful.

To get the pictures to show up in your post, you may need to change a setting in your profile to enable the "full" reply window, if you are only seeing the "quick" reply window. I use only the full reply window. When using the full reply window, there are a series of blue and white buttons for "Instant UBB Code, next to those "Instant Graemlins". To insert a picture, lick the lower right button that says "IMAGE". That brings up a dialogue box. Paste the URL for the picture you want to show up in your post. It will then show up in the post instead of showing as just a URL. The code in the message composition window would then look like this (except there would be no spaces between the brackets--I added those so the code will show in this post):

[ I M G ]http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/confused.gif[ / I M G ]

It is that bracketed code that the "IMAGE" button adds. All UBB code has a beginning and an ending code, with the ending code having the slash mark for the closing one of the pair.
Posted by: IgnorantHusband

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/21/05 08:55 PM

Chickgrand,

Thanks!! Looks like it works but fills the whole screen..



Still ignorant
Charles
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/22/05 12:45 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by IgnorantHusband:
Chickgrand,

Thanks!! Looks like it works but fills the whole screen..

[/b]
You need to use PhotoShop, Paint, Compupic, or some similar graphics program to resize the image to usually not more than 640 pixels wide. There is supposed to be HTML code that can by typed in as well, to leave the image as is, but force it to display smaller, but I have never been able to make the usual HTML code work here.
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/24/05 07:26 AM

As promised pictures of my practise keyboard at work (the gym)...unfortunately, guys the Eric prydz gals had just been working out in their skimpies and I'd been out to lunch and missed them! :rolleyes:


here goes :-
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/GymPiano1.jpg

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/gympiano2.jpg


regards


Lee \:\)

hmmm?...cannot remember for the life of me!... how to get those pictures to display in the message rather than the links...grrr!... ?
Posted by: apple*

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/24/05 08:11 AM

here goes :- you had an extra space at the end




Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/24/05 08:20 AM

Thanks apple \:D ...thats better \:\)


Lee
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/25/05 04:26 AM

Huh? What? I thought you all were kidding. Do you practice piano at a gym? Or is there live music for the aerobics class or something?
Posted by: miseenplace

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/25/05 05:38 AM

Wow that would make for some interesting acoustic effects!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/25/05 04:59 PM

Hi ShiroKuro

I own the gym...so I exercise (pardon the pun) the right to practise there whenever I jolly well feel like it. ;\)

Although as a general rule I have some in-ear phones that I wear when practising during quieter times (say in the afternoons) so as not to upset (and lose) too many of my members.

Although I will crank it up and play for anyone who is interested in hearing how I am getting along...which amazingly has cured me of many of my initial performance nerves. \:D


regards


Lee
Posted by: JazzP120

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/25/05 05:20 PM

Posted by: pianist0814

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/25/05 06:52 PM

Wow!

*starts to drool* (lol)

all of ya'lls pianos are so B-E-A-utiful! some day i will get a grand piano or baby grand, and i will post it! so everybody reading this is a witness that i will some day get a piano! \:D right now, all i have is a Yamaha keyboard (full length..all 88 keys) i will post a pic of it if i ever take one (which i really need to do lol) it is in a corner of my room which makes it convinient for me and gives me a little private practice space of my own ;\)
Posted by: mound

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/26/05 04:34 AM

wow.. I'd find it very difficult to practice at the gym.
Posted by: nottasmartman

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/26/05 04:40 AM

I own the Privia PX100 also. I love it. I can't say that it loves me though. At least not yet.
Posted by: LadyElton

Re: Photos- my practice space - 03/28/05 03:45 PM

Here's my piano. It's an old picture, but I'm too lazy to get the digital camera and take a new picture. \:D



It's a Technics SX-PC12. I got it in '98 or '99. I took lessons for a while, but had to stop after I moved due to a lack of finances. Now, I have a lack of finances and a lack of confidence.

And I FINALLY got to my 500th post!
Posted by: Piana Justice

Re: Photos- my practice space - 04/03/05 01:01 PM

well, i'm sorry to hear that. i would complain a little myself, but it's gotten old. nor is this the time or place.