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#1492155 - 08/09/10 09:26 PM Happiness  
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Because I like being happy, and piano makes me happy. Plus, I get to practice Rondo Capriccioso, and I might get to play in a masterclass soon laugh. What makes other piano people out there happy?

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#1492162 - 08/09/10 09:32 PM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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The laughter of children, a freshly cut lawn beneath my toes, puppy dogs, oh, wait...
those are what make other people happy! They actually give me migraines.

I'm happy when my piano responds to my touch in new and interesting ways!
Sometimes that involves using puppy dogs with a prepared piano. frown

#1492165 - 08/09/10 09:36 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Mattardo]  
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not somewhere over the rainbow
Is it weird that I've been staring the screen and nothing comes to mind at the moment? I'll get back to you..



"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
#1492181 - 08/09/10 09:49 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Is it weird that I've been staring the screen and nothing comes to mind at the moment? I'll get back to you..


Aw, doesn't the fact that you get to play Rachmaninoff concerto 4 (or is it 1?) make you at least a tiny bit happy? Heck, look on the bright side, at least your hands aren't broken or something smile

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#1492206 - 08/09/10 10:21 PM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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Hearing a great performance of a masterpiece.

Doing what I love.

Doing what I was made to do. smile

#1492211 - 08/09/10 10:27 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Right now some sun would make me happy. It is so dark and rainy and I have such a headache. I love the sun.



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Music is my best friend.


#1492224 - 08/09/10 10:36 PM Re: Happiness [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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It makes me laugh when my hands get sweaty enough to do the octave gliss perfectly by the time I reach the coda of the Waldstein's third movement. It doesn't normally work on my piano at home.


Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II

#1492253 - 08/09/10 11:14 PM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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"Let the Happiness In" - the last song on David Sylvian's first solo album, after he left the amazing band, "Japan"
This album (Brilliant Trees) was released way back in 1984, and I still have it as an LP.

One of my favorite songs of his. If you have a few moments to relax and listen to this, it may or may not make you happy, but it's a wonderful composition.



#1492323 - 08/10/10 01:41 AM Re: Happiness [Re: Dara]  
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Sitting down and playing a perfect rendition of any piece. Several pieces are good enough to bring a smile to my face on their own, though.


"Practice makes perfect, but obsession makes better."
#1492336 - 08/10/10 02:31 AM Re: Happiness [Re: Zindaras]  
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This video makes me happy. Seriously. It will make you happy too.

(After 30 seconds you'll think I'm being sarcastic, but after 60 seconds you'll see I'm not. smile )



Beethoven op.110, Chopin op.27/2, Liszt Vallée d'Obermann
#1492452 - 08/10/10 06:58 AM Re: Happiness [Re: beet31425]  
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That was disturbing.

#1492461 - 08/10/10 07:23 AM Re: Happiness [Re: Damon]  
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I send it to all my friends, best video ever!


Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
#1492521 - 08/10/10 09:07 AM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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not somewhere over the rainbow
Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Is it weird that I've been staring the screen and nothing comes to mind at the moment? I'll get back to you..


Aw, doesn't the fact that you get to play Rachmaninoff concerto 4 (or is it 1?) make you at least a tiny bit happy? Heck, look on the bright side, at least your hands aren't broken or something smile


Yes that is very true.. I think I'm doing 1 for now, and I'll do 4 in my DMA.

Ok I'm happy because today I'm booking my flight for September to see my boyfriend. Yay! Just in time for our anniversary.



"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
#1492585 - 08/10/10 10:58 AM Re: Happiness [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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Playing well a piece that I love. The first time I played the Bach E minor Sinfonia without any major mishaps, I actually had tears in my eyes. (And I'm man enough to admit it.)

#1492788 - 08/10/10 04:03 PM Re: Happiness [Re: moscheles001]  
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Mmm... Sitting in the sun. Playing beautiful chords... Hearing a good rendition (of anything) Seeing others being happy. Finishing a hard problem. Working out an idea to solve that hard problem. Taste of black berry jam

"The laughter of children, a freshly cut lawn beneath my toes, puppy dogs, oh, wait..."

Yes these too except the oh wait :-)

"After 30 seconds you'll think I'm being sarcastic"
I thought that after just 5 seconds ;-)

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#1492802 - 08/10/10 04:14 PM Re: Happiness [Re: wouter79]  
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some things that make me happy shouldn't be discussed here, but as to piano: hear a recording of one's efforts and think: hey, that comes close to what I meant.


Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
#1492804 - 08/10/10 04:15 PM Re: Happiness [Re: dolce sfogato]  
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No need to be shy, everybody likes to make a nr.2 once in a while.


Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
#1492809 - 08/10/10 04:18 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Victor25]  
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smile


Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
#1492812 - 08/10/10 04:20 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Victor25]  
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sitting by gentle streams or walking through autumn woods, whilst reciting Keats to myself (or uninterested friends). and lots of LOVE. haha. oh and a certain part of Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto (which is more relevant)


All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
#1492815 - 08/10/10 04:23 PM Re: Happiness [Re: TheHappyMoron]  
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Originally Posted by TheCannibalHaddock
sitting by gentle streams or walking through autumn woods, whilst reciting Keats to myself


Me too! blush

#1492819 - 08/10/10 04:24 PM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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smile life is so wonderful!


All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
#1492820 - 08/10/10 04:25 PM Re: Happiness [Re: TheHappyMoron]  
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Not if you live in Sierra Leone its not.


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Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
#1492824 - 08/10/10 04:28 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Victor25]  
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I thought you lived in the Netherlands? Anyways, I'm sure you'd rather be alive than not, no matter where you are. I mean, there's always youtube :P

#1492825 - 08/10/10 04:29 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Victor25]  
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i don't live in sierra leone!


All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
#1492826 - 08/10/10 04:30 PM Re: Happiness [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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but there are supposed to be really big diamonds, mmm


Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
#1492827 - 08/10/10 04:30 PM Re: Happiness [Re: TheHappyMoron]  
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I was just making clear that the 'life is so wonderful' statement sure doesn't apply to everyone. As soon as you leave your safe protected country, you get to see alot of things.


Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
#1492830 - 08/10/10 04:32 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Victor25]  
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that depends on your outlook in life.


All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
#1492833 - 08/10/10 04:33 PM Re: Happiness [Re: TheHappyMoron]  
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Here, as opposed to there
Bach.



"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

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Originally Posted by stores
Bach.


P.D.Q? laugh

#1492873 - 08/10/10 05:13 PM Re: Happiness [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Originally Posted by stores
Bach.


P.D.Q? laugh


You're pdq, but no. =p



"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

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