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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
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#654919 02/21/08 03:09 PM
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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!

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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"...

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#654921 02/22/08 03:34 PM
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My grand pinao's name is Little Luke


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#654922 02/23/08 01:38 PM
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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
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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


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#654924 03/13/08 03:52 PM
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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:


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#654925 05/18/08 02:23 PM
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I have a tendency of naming EVERYTHING =P
My piano is named Arthur, and my guitar is called Llewellyn.


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#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 )


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#654927 05/18/08 08:15 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!
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
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My piano's name is Gustav (After Mahler of course!).

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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.

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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.


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#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 :])


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I name mine, they all have personalities of their own after I modded them

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Someday, I want a Bosendorfer named Brutus.

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#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.

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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" : )


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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!

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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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