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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Wizard of Oz] #1346992 01/11/10 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizard of Oz
Just try to get some of the classical players here to learn to improvise, it's like pulling teeth with them!
And just try to get you to stop bagging people for playing the music they like to play! That's a bit like pulling teeth, too!


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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: currawong] #1347004 01/11/10 05:45 PM
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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Wizard of Oz] #1347011 01/11/10 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizard of Oz
Just try to get some of the classical players here to learn to improvise, it's like pulling teeth with them!


I improvise alot and I'm very proud of it. Thanks.

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: LiszThalberg] #1347014 01/11/10 05:58 PM
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I do both! smile



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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: ChopinAddict] #1347066 01/11/10 06:49 PM
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I get paid to do both. laugh My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!


"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Kreisler] #1347080 01/11/10 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreisler
I get paid to do both. laugh My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!


My weekend job is a rock band. I'm not known for my improvisations, but after the fifth drink, it can hardly be called anything else. grin

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Kreisler] #1347084 01/11/10 07:01 PM
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Come over to my thread everyone!! On the subforum for Pianist Corner there is a thread called "Any Takers?" and I'd really like to hear what people think that improvise. Please don't dismiss the initial concept until you read further. I hope there may be some individuals that can give some important feedback (Kreiser? ChopinAddict? Anyone...anyone? Büeller?...)


http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1347059/Re:%20Any%20takers?.html#Post1347059


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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Damon] #1347109 01/11/10 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Damon
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My weekend job is a rock band. I'm not known for my improvisations, but after the fifth drink, it can hardly be called anything else. grin


What does it do to your ears? (the music not the ETOH)..

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Andromaque] #1347122 01/11/10 07:41 PM
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My weekend job is a rock band. I'm not known for my improvisations, but after the fifth drink, it can hardly be called anything else. grin


What does it do to your ears? (the music not the ETOH)..


What? (I know, that joke doesn't work when you're typing)
Seriously though, it causes them to ring. I think the medical profession calls it tinnitus. So I sleep with the TV on.

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Damon] #1347129 01/11/10 07:50 PM
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Have you tried earplugs?

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Kreisler] #1347137 01/11/10 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreisler
I get paid to do both. laugh My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!


How does that work? You play jazz in a breakfast/lunch diner?


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Could be 2AM to 4AM type of morning? :-)

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: guest1013] #1347154 01/11/10 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by guest1013
Have you tried earplugs?


I've tried "in ear" monitors for awhile, but the bulk of the damage happened long ago. I just live with it and keep my monitor volume as low as possible these days.

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: rocket88] #1347156 01/11/10 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rocket88
Originally Posted by Kreisler
I get paid to do both. laugh My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!


How does that work? You play jazz in a breakfast/lunch diner?


"Dunkin' Donuts is proud to present:....." laugh



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To be honest this place often seems like the opposite to me - very uptight and haughty.


Nah. Learned, and opinionated maybe, but not haughty. You just need to make it clear that you are open to learning new things and you should clearly separate opinion from fact and you will feel right at home. What's funny is that the ABF seemed at first to be a warm and family-like place but when I, as an adult restarter, tried to join in, I was promptly made to feel unwelcome because I was too advanced. Perception is in the mind of the beholder.

Heh, I don't get that feeling at all, but maybe they're afraid to speak up to "the teacher"! smile Just keep plugging away. I think it is important for people to hear good playing, as much as it is good for a good player to learn how to get better.


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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Morodiene] #1347173 01/11/10 08:53 PM
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Boy this thread has taken some interesting turns. smile


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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Horowitzian] #1347211 01/11/10 09:48 PM
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i just notice this thread but didn't read all posting here. i just want to say 'Bye and Good luck' to you, Horowitzian! i kind of understand what you were going through and how you made the decision, which is probably the similar reason that i don't want to show up much here as well.

always remember you being a out spoken and funny guy here, and we did share some opinions during the Cliburn comp last year.

have fun elsewhere and good luck!

Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Damon] #1347216 01/11/10 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Damon
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I get paid to do both. laugh My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!


How does that work? You play jazz in a breakfast/lunch diner?


"Dunkin' Donuts is proud to present:....." laugh



HAHAHA. Some dunkin' donuts are very elegant. For example, the one near Harvard calls itself Elm Street Cafe, I believe. HAHA


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Re: Goodbye and Farewell! [Re: Kreisler] #1347223 01/11/10 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreisler
.....My "day job" is a part-time jazz gig in the mornings!

Jazz in the morning??
New one on me....... smile

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