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#1075088 - 05/25/07 05:27 AM 101 reasons to play piano!  
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1. So when you get that question about having any hobbies you can give a resounding 'yes, actually, I do'!

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#1075089 - 05/25/07 05:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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2. You can dream and travel whenever and wherever you like.


And in my twisted face... there's not the slightest trace of anything that even hints at kindness...
#1075090 - 05/25/07 05:45 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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3. You learn to know and appreciate a lot of composers - and most of them are men heart


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#1075091 - 05/25/07 08:58 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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4. it's the most beautiful of all instruments - can sound like a whole orchestra or like a human voice singing all on its own


"The creative process is nothing but a series of crises."
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#1075092 - 05/25/07 09:16 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!

#1075093 - 05/25/07 09:46 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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6. I am never bored now that I started playing the piano. Whenever I have a few free minutes, I am at the piano instead of watchin TV.

#1075094 - 05/25/07 09:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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7. Because something inside you compels you to make music.


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#1075095 - 05/25/07 10:01 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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8. To play what your favourite composer-pianists also played!

#1075096 - 05/25/07 10:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!
9. Or to keep your fingers mobile when you already have arthritis!

#1075097 - 05/25/07 10:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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10. To impress your significant other.

#1075098 - 05/25/07 10:41 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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11. And of course to seduce your yet-to-be significant other...

#1075099 - 05/25/07 10:51 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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It's good for your health: it raises the level of the serotonin in your brain (natural antidepressive), it saves you from the radiation of the computer and TV



#1075100 - 05/25/07 11:03 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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13. It temporarily "takes you away" so you can forget your day-to-day responsibilities or problems.


"Cats make purrfect friends"
#1075101 - 05/25/07 11:07 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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14. So that when you're at somebody's house where there is a piano, you can sit down and rattle off an incredible sounding piece and be the life of the party.


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#1075102 - 05/25/07 11:14 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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15. Because you can!!!


When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.
#1075103 - 05/25/07 11:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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16. 'Cause "It's All About Pianos!" (PW slogan) :p


And in my twisted face... there's not the slightest trace of anything that even hints at kindness...
#1075104 - 05/25/07 11:31 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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17. So you can tap your hands 5 times faster than you can tap your feet.


Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.
#1075105 - 05/25/07 11:32 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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18. you can create(compose) your own music:)


If it ain't fun I ain't doin' it:)
#1075106 - 05/25/07 11:57 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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19. To discover something new, every day, in a new piece or just a tune.


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#1075107 - 05/25/07 12:00 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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20. To feel the emotion of a beautiful chord. They can make me cry.


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#1075108 - 05/25/07 12:09 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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19. So you can drum your fingers on a piece of plasticine and make depressions of equal depth first time. Get a non-pianist to try it!


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#1075109 - 05/25/07 12:11 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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21. It''s a hobby that doesn't require proper weather conditions (as does golf, or sailing, skiing, etc).

#1075110 - 05/25/07 12:20 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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22. To keep faith with a dream.


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#1075111 - 05/25/07 12:26 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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23. You get to play a low A 'ffff' and feel the vibrations all through your body

#1075112 - 05/25/07 12:29 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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24. To have something that is so absorbing you lose all track of time

25. To have things to talk about on Piano World!


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#1075113 - 05/25/07 12:30 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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24. So you can have an excuse if someone asks why you forgot to do something silly like chores.

#1075114 - 05/25/07 12:33 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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Aduke,
we posted at nearly the same time-- yours is #26 (so we don't get off count) wink

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#1075115 - 05/25/07 12:43 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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27. For the sense of accomplishment you feel when you finally master that piece that seemed impossible when you first looked at it.


I have a deep and satisfying relationship with my Yamaha U1...
#1075116 - 05/25/07 12:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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28. It's many times more fulfilling and rewarding than watching TV. (Even if you're just working on scales.)

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#1075117 - 05/25/07 01:03 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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29. You can chase away pests in your house by playing your bass notes as loud as possible (like on an Imperial).


Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.
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