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My new term for adult beginners!
#1696499 06/16/11 03:13 PM
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So, some/many of us here, like me, started piano as adults, but the title "adult beginner"  just doesn't really work for a lot us anymore. Like for myself, I've been playing for more than 10 years now. So I thought of a new title:

Adult began-er!! You know, since I began as an adult, but I'm not a beginner anymore. So, what do you think? 

I'm over-tired and under-caffeinated, so I think it's sheer brilliance . If you agree, please start using this term. laugh

(P.S. as far as I know, I just made this term up, but if you've heard it before, please let me know.)


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Hi ShiroKuro,

It's an interesting question, I think. Not too long ago I was wondering about it, since I told someone I was an adult beginner and they misunderstood that to mean that I was a beginner. I've been playing for fifteen years.

My conclusion was finally that when you reach a certain level, you're not much different than many people who began as children. And, if you're as advanced as them, it becomes less important that you started as an adult. It's nothing more than a biographical fact.

Some great (food) chefs learn their trade from chef parents as children, while others start their careers later. But there's no need for a special term for the ones who begin late! Nor is there in any other profession or hobby. Why should there be in piano?

I suspect that there are various reasons for the 'childhood fetish' which surrounds the piano. It's certainly widespread. I for one don't understand it.

Maybe we should all simply be described as musicians?



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Originally Posted by charleslang

Maybe we should all simply be described as musicians?



Absolutely.

I may be an adult and a kinda-sorta beginner - but that's too much of a mouthful.

I'm just a mucisian/pianist. Not as good as some, better than others - but still a pianist! I'm sure society as a whole can deal with and understand the fact that there are all different degrees of musicians/pianists without the need to pigeon-hole ourselves.

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ShiroKuro #1696511 06/16/11 03:32 PM
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Yes, of course you're right. But I like the distorted grammaticality of the word began-er...


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ShiroKuro #1696512 06/16/11 03:34 PM
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Maybe we should all simply be described as musicians


Yes, of course you're right. But I like the distorted grammaticality of the word began-er...


If it makes you feel good, I officially(?!) declare you an Adult Began-er! smile


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ShiroKuro #1696515 06/16/11 03:45 PM
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Something about calling myself a began-er makes me want to cut the sleeves off my flannel shirt and strum a banjo.

I think it is a clever term but I must agree with Charleslang on this one. It doesn't really matter where we started but rather where we are now and how we have progressed.

I am a gonna stick with *noodler* however as that's an ongoing thang!

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ShiroKuro #1696518 06/16/11 03:51 PM
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Mr S-H, I think you're pretty much a professional, maybe you should go with "noodlist"

(sorry, I'm having a distorted grammaticality day here...)


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dear pianoholicsanonimous, my name's wayne and I've been a beganner for 2yrs!

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I think we should just rename ABF as "Friendly Piano Player Forum" and another as "Unfriendly Piano Player Forum"

... wink


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Originally Posted by Andy Platt
I think we should just rename ABF as "Friendly Piano Player Forum" and another as "Unfriendly Piano Player Forum"

... wink

I think 'began-er' is very clever.

I also think that the 'Unfriendly Piano Player Forum' isn't even at Piano World. grin

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chercherchopin #1696529 06/16/11 04:14 PM
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What's an unfriendly piano?

"Forum for players of unfriendly pianos" --sounds like a support group for owners of landfill pianos, maybe?


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ShiroKuro #1696530 06/16/11 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
What's an unfriendly piano?


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"I think we should just rename ABF as "Friendly Piano Player Forum" and another as "Unfriendly Piano Player Forum"

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"What's an unfriendly piano? "
"Forum for players of unfriendly pianos" --sounds like a support group for owners of landfill pianos, maybe?"


Hope that wasn't directed at me lol, i didn't mean to be unfriendly, was just joking smile

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Yes, my choice of words wasn't great wink

But it does allow me to add one more forum: "Red Piano Player Forum".



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oh yes, I love began-er! lol.... (though I'm still a beginner)....

And Mr. Super-Hunky can start a noodlist camp!!!!!

Ben,....DA dum...DA dum....DA dum, Da dum Da dum..... love your unfriendly piano!


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Andy Platt #1696556 06/16/11 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy Platt
Yes, my choice of words wasn't great wink

But it does allow me to add one more forum: "Red Piano Player Forum".



I saw this on Rozina's yt chanel(another pwf member)

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Beautiful playing! I started playing the piano at 24 too and I love it! It's my true passion. Keep in touch.
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wonder if I found Cayts?

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Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Originally Posted by Andy Platt
Yes, my choice of words wasn't great wink

But it does allow me to add one more forum: "Red Piano Player Forum".



I saw this on Rozina's yt chanel(another pwf member)

UndyingAnguish (3 weeks ago)

Beautiful playing! I started playing the piano at 24 too and I love it! It's my true passion. Keep in touch.
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wonder if I found Cayts?

It doesn't add up...started at 24, has said he is 60, but in his profile it says 1970, which would make him 41.......hmmmmmmmmmm weird.


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I think began-er is funny and appropriate.

Unfortunately I had a couple of years of lessons when I was a teenager, so it doesn't quite fit.

OTOH, Joe's Late Bloomers is a perfect description. I'm going to be really good, when I'm 64. Oh, wait :\ laugh

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