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#1075118 - 05/25/07 01:16 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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30. It's good mental exercise to keep that dreaded mind thingy from happening. What is it, I can't remember?



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#1075119 - 05/25/07 01:35 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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31. There is an intrinsic sound from a piano that just hits a sweet spot in my brain...Its hard to describe...

#1075120 - 05/25/07 01:38 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart.


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#1075121 - 05/25/07 01:46 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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33. You can fall in love with a Piano, or with loads of them, because they're all different!


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34. Because to play once is to pray twice.


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#1075123 - 05/25/07 02:24 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart.
Wow, MAK! You sure hit me right in the emotional wheelhouse with that truism.



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35. To surround your children with the gift of music and the incentive to learn.


If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
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36. Gives you a wonderful useful piece of furniture to take over your lounge, Dust etc


Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, leggy blonde in one hand, whisky in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!
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37. To celebrate the genious of the composers and make them immortal. thumb


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38. gives meaning to your life in the form of music.

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39. So you can humiliate yourself in front of an audience.



“Being able to hear recorded music freed up loads of musicians that couldn't necessarily afford to learn to read or write music. With recording, it was emancipation for the people.”
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40. So you can make your friends and relatives jealous.

Kathleen


After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891
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41. So you can be called "arrogant."


After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891
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42. So when they ask a musical-piano-composer type question on Jeopardy, you can shout out the answer before the contestant.

Kathleen


After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891
#1075132 - 05/25/07 05:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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43. Endorphins, and a boost to the self-esteem, too, on those good days. (Don't try to "feel the burn," though!)

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44. So you can get injured in odd ways. (I just messed up my finger by inserting about 50 octave glissandi into an improvization)


Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.
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45. Because the piano is the most versatile and exciting instrument with the best repertoire of music written for it.

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46. It'll save your sanity, if not your life!


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#1075136 - 05/25/07 06:22 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!  
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46 So the muscles of your palm look way more impressive than those of Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger.


"The creative process is nothing but a series of crises."
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47. So you can particpiate in an ABF Quarterly recital.

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48. So you can beat everyone at those music games that are like Dance Dance Revolution for the fingers.


Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.
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49. Because it's fun.

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50. It's soothing and relaxing. smile

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51. Because the piano can become a window into your soul.


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51. To feel better about the object taking up 25% of your living space.

52. Just when you think your fingers will never move how they're supposed to - they do.


what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying "And another thing ..." twenty minutes after admitting he's lost the argument. - Douglas Adams
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53. Playing someone's favorite piece, prepared especially for him/her, is a priceless gift to that person.

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Hold on a minute...

We're off count!


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54. So much of the best music for the instrument is available free online

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55. Because it is the most noble and sophisticated of all instruments, capable of the richest and most wonderfully expresive sounds.

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