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Does anyone name their instruments? #654918
02/21/08 02:28 PM
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Hello.
I play the violin and the piano, and i was just wondering do other musicans name their instruments or is it just me?
My violin is called Vavra and is male. Though I havent thought of one that suits my piano yet!

I would be intrested to know! laugh


thanks guys!
x


If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654919
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I never thought about naming my instruments! Sounds interesting, I might try it...I play quite a few though, so it will take me a while. smile Good luck naming your piano!

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654920
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Have you read the book "Grand Obsession" by Perri Knize (aka pique in our forums)? She named her piano "Marlene" and it is about how a musical instrument can turn a person's life upside down. A must reading for all musicians and music lovers! When I get a grand piano one day, I will name it "Athena"...

- Mark


...The ultimate joy in music is the joy of playing the piano...
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654921
02/22/08 03:34 PM
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My grand pinao's name is Little Luke


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Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654922
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Wow i must read that book!
Yes i think that naming an instrument really does bring you closer to it!

I want a grand piano one day too...
but that wont be for a very long time!

x


If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654923
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My girlfriend was over yesterday.

I told her that I decided to name my piano Valentine after Jill Valentine from Resident Evil: The Umbrellas Chronicles which we were playing a few minutes before.

She wasn't happy frown


nUtChAi

Kawai K-5

"You are the music while the music lasts" - T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654924
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I named my piano Ella after Ella Fitzgerald one of my favorite vocalists. I also think naming your instrument brings you closer to it but my family thought I was nuts. :rolleyes:


My blog such as it is http://melissasjourneys.blogspot.com
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654925
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I have a tendency of naming EVERYTHING =P
My piano is named Arthur, and my guitar is called Llewellyn.


I saw an angel walking down the street...
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654926
05/18/08 02:29 PM
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I name all my cars and bikes, but did not do it with the piano... frown

Might be a good idea.. smile

I am thinking about "Franzlein" (in honor of Schubert, of course)..... will think about it, thanks for starting the thread.... smile

("schwammerl" would of course do too, but I think someone already thought about it.. wink )


"The man that hath no music in himself / Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds / Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils." (W.Shakespeare)

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Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654927
05/18/08 08:15 PM
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Quote
Originally posted by Music love:
Hello.
I play the violin and the piano, and i was just wondering do other musicans name their instruments or is it just me?
My violin is called Vavra and is male. Though I havent thought of one that suits my piano yet!
Every computer in my house has a name, but I've come to the sad realization that the instruments (and the car!) don't. I think I need to correct that... will talk it over with the husband. smile


Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. ~Jean Paul Richter
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654928
07/27/08 03:06 PM
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My piano's name is Gustav (After Mahler of course!).

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654929
07/27/08 03:30 PM
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I don't tend to name things, but when I talk to my cat Lisa about the piano, I refer to him as Mr. Piano. He likes to sing her a song written by Mr. Brahms. She sleeps under Mr. Piano at night, but she doesn't understand why he has so many teeth.

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654930
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My Steinway O's name is Carl, in honor of my beloved teacher who passed away from Hodgkin's disease many years ago.


Best regards,

Deborah
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654931
07/31/08 10:13 PM
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I didn't have my own French horn frown The first one I used was called Baby, then there was Ellie (for Elephant - creative, no?) and my mellophone was Harris.

My spinet organ is named Cathryne Claryse (I know, I know). My piano doesn't actually have a name yet.

(On the topic of non-instrumental-naming tendencies, my laptop is Jennykins, my car is Ferguson, my iPod is Meredith, and my digital camera is Joe :])


You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654932
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I name mine, they all have personalities of their own after I modded them

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654933
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Someday, I want a Bosendorfer named Brutus.

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654934
01/08/09 06:42 PM
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I usually name my instruments after whatever brands they are. Thus, my D. H. Baldwin's full name is Derek Hamilton Baldwin (DH for short), my violin is Karl Friedrich, and my flute is Jeremy. XD.

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? #654935
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I do! My guitars name is "Styx", long story. My piano is named Hermann (for his brand).

But for an awesome story of an instruments name check out :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGsvAMRFivo

BTW a friend and i used to feed a cat (albeit a very short time) which we named "Bebop" : )


Both music and dance
Are voices of the Way.
-Zenji Hakuin
Re: Does anyone name their instruments? [Re: The Boy Next Door] #1154911
02/28/09 10:19 PM
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I named my piano Herman xD
Silly name I know, but it just came to me and made me laugh, so Herman he became!

Re: Does anyone name their instruments? [Re: alannamarie] #1262636
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I haven't named my piano yet, but have had the nagging feeling for some time that I should. I just haven't come up with anything yet. My car is the Crimson Permanent Assurance (Monty Python) and my ipod is Psycho Billy (Johnny Cash "One Piece At A Time")


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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