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#1665485 - 04/23/11 04:23 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Wow, I've only been away from the computer for two days and there're so many interesting posts (some absolutely hilarious)!

Rick, Your music never ceases to charm smile I remember your Valentine special last year and I really think you have a unique voice.

I've never named inanimate objects ... actually I've never named anything in my life apart from pieces (and they're not proper names, and even that took some time to make a habit of!) I had thought of some of my favourite composers' first name like Sergei or Claude, but Johann is way to common. Anyway, it feels a little bit pretentious to assert that I play with Bach.

I liked the name celviano, it definitely has a musical ring to it smile

I had thought of Siren or Anima. Especially, after the trouble with the neighbour, Anima is very attractive (video game reference here... now can anybody guess where that comes from? wink ).

Yet it's got gentler sides, too, so maybe it should have a more feminine name... but here I'm running into dangers of calling my piano Hermaphrodite (oops)


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#1665500 - 04/23/11 05:35 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: leemax]  
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Originally Posted by leemax

PS "vowels", not "vocals"


:-)

THX. My english seems to be not really perfect.


Pls excuse any bad english.

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#1666010 - 04/24/11 08:27 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Mine is "Admiral Halsey".


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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#1666017 - 04/24/11 08:43 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]  
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Originally Posted by Little_Blue_Engine
Mine is "Admiral Halsey".


That sounds like Bull!


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#1666020 - 04/24/11 08:53 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
Originally Posted by Little_Blue_Engine
Mine is "Admiral Halsey".


That sounds like Bull!
What? OP wanted to know if we name our pianos. I named mine Admiral Halsey. Is there something wrong with that?


I'll figure it out eventually.
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#1666024 - 04/24/11 09:04 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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It is a joke. Look up Admiral "Bull" Halsey!


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#1666032 - 04/24/11 09:24 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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I would name my piano if it would come when I called.

#1666177 - 04/25/11 09:07 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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I may not be fast,
but at least I'm slow.
#1666337 - 04/25/11 01:13 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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This old Victorian-style 7-foot grand makes me picture it in its earlier life in some fusty, overstuffed parlor presided over by an elderly female relative.

So, I sometimes refer to her as "Aunt B"...



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#1666439 - 04/25/11 04:39 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
It is a joke. Look up Admiral "Bull" Halsey!

OK, I get it now. wink


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#1667255 - 04/27/11 01:00 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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I had a humorous and excentric piano teacher who named my piano:

Meet "Anastasia"

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#1667775 - 04/28/11 12:33 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Mine's named "Schulz".

'Cuz that's what it says on her nametag. (Really not sure why it's a she, though!)


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#1667915 - 04/28/11 08:06 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Beautiful piano, cary, and the cat lying underneath is the finishing touch!


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#1667989 - 04/28/11 10:24 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Have mercy! that is a stunner Cary. Does that lamp take 60 watt or hundred watt bulbs??

Kidding.

Anastasia is gorgeous. If it sounds anything like it looks it must be heaven.


BTW - check out Tar on youtube.com he can play (inner lion my fav of his) Give it a couple of minutes until he warms up. He didn't even pay me to write that.

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#1667991 - 04/28/11 10:27 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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I just call my piano the RX1 . . . but I should have called it the "Tom Cruise" because its "short, dark & handsome"! grin


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#1668036 - 04/28/11 11:39 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Diane...]  
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Anatasia is a knock-out. If she sounds any where near as beautiful as she looks, well then, "pretty is as pretty does!"

I've have two pianos and both were named.

First there was Mabel, a particularly buxom M&H A (style Louis).

Now there's the Princess of Prague (Petrof 194mm) w/ Stanwood action & trophy ivory key tops. Sounds good, too !

#1668318 - 04/28/11 11:22 PM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Anastasia looks really pretty!

I call my Grand "The big one" and my upright "The smaller one". I've thought of giving them proper names, but I can't come up with any good ones.

#1668374 - 04/29/11 03:08 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Cary, if there was a Miss Piano contest Anastasia would easily make it to the final round smile

Karl, I like "Mabel" smile I remember the name being described in an episode of Jeeves and Wooster as "the sound of trees rustling gently in the wind". Thing is it's also the name of the lead soprano character in Gilbert's and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, so now when I think of the name there's also a comical connotation to it, reminding me of the 17-year-old who said she'd wait until her lover reached the age of 84 when he would be able to come back to her. It's a good name though... *thinks*


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#1668375 - 04/29/11 03:09 AM Re: Do you name your piano? [Re: Tar]  
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Oh and thank you Peter, how very kind smile I would pay you if I could wink


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