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#2122898 - 07/25/13 04:57 PM My imaginary conversation with Beethoven.  
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My imaginary conversation with Ludwig van Beethoven while I'm playing Für Elise at my Piano.

Me: Oh, hey, hi. Beethoven. Wow. How are you?

Beethoven: What are you doing?

M: I'm ah, I'm practicing Für Elise.

B: Says who?

M: Well, um, I have this piece of sheet music here, and I've downloaded....

B:Stop it. Just stop it.

M: I um, I um.

B: Listen. If I EVER again hear you doing whatever it is that you're doing I will call the police.

M:But I...

B: Don't but me boy. Have you ever heard of Mozart.

M: Yeah, um didn't he write Twinkle, twinkle little star?

B: Yea... Why don't you give that a try instead.

Me: Okay. Thanks Beethoven. Bye.

Last edited by DaryLib; 07/25/13 05:05 PM.
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#2122899 - 07/25/13 04:59 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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LOLOLOL

I'd expect to get wacked with a ruler or pointer at some point. laugh


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#2122908 - 07/25/13 05:15 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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This post is adorable! Haha, don't worry: mostly all of us sound bad at first.

It takes true skill, however, to sound bad after many years!


Beethoven - Op.49 No.1 (sonata 19)
Czerny - Op.299 Nos. 5,7 (School of Velocity)
Liszt - S.172 No.2 (Consolation No.2)

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#2122970 - 07/25/13 07:21 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: Dwscamel]  
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#2123009 - 07/25/13 08:56 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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Love this. But I will note that (in my humble opinion), variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" (Twinkle, twinkle) is harder than Fur Elise. Now, I've only learnt Fur Elise and played through "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" but variations are difficult to really bring out. Fur Elise has a couple of tricky moments but is otherwise straight forward.

You probably didn't intend a real reply so I apologize for that!


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#2123014 - 07/25/13 09:10 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: Andy Platt]  
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Hey Andy. Yeah. I thought of that. But in my imaginary conversation, Beethoven just simply wanted me to play something, anything else.

eek

#2123017 - 07/25/13 09:20 PM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: Dwscamel]  
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Originally Posted by Dwscamel
This post is adorable! Haha, don't worry: mostly all of us sound bad at first.

It takes true skill, however, to sound bad after many years!


That's funny. Now I'm thinking about and looking forward to how much worse I'll be in the future. laugh

#2123118 - 07/26/13 02:04 AM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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You will sound worse to your ears, because your ears will be so much better!

That's the beauty of learning the piano laugh


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#2123136 - 07/26/13 02:59 AM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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Ha! I think Beethoven has had the same conversation with me, but more along the lines of "Stop butchering my stuff and don't come back until you know what you're doing" hehehehe

#2123138 - 07/26/13 03:07 AM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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Nice. laugh


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#2123141 - 07/26/13 03:21 AM Re: My imaginary conversation Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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Yeah, with all of us trying his music first, he must be spinning in his grave at such a speed that, if we attached a generator, we could supply the larger New York area with electricity. I plead guilty.

#2123145 - 07/26/13 03:35 AM Re: My imaginary conversation with Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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DaryLib, I have read your post, here:

My imaginary conversation with Ludwig van Beethoven while I'm playing Für Elise at my Piano.

Me: Oh, hey, hi. Beethoven. Wow. How are you?

Beethoven: What are you doing?

M: I'm ah, I'm practicing

B: Says who?

M: Well, um, I have this piece of sheet music here, and I've downloaded....

B:Stop it. Just stop it.

M: I um, I um.

B: Listen. If I EVER again hear you doing whatever it is that you're doing I will call the police.

M:But I...

B: Don't but me boy. Have you ever heard of Mozart.

M: Yeah, um didn't he write Twinkle, twinkle little star?

B: Yea... Why don't you give that a try instead.

Me: Okay. Thanks Beethoven. Bye.

______________________________________________

I have been playing the piano for about 2 years. I haven't seen Fur Elise yet. I am in the John Thompson method book 2 - and 3 books to go. But my journey has been great so far. This posting has reminded me of what I experience everyday.

All over the city there are lots of people - two people together - 2 men, 2 women, 1 man and 1 women from 7 am to 7 pm 6 days a week, Jehova Witnesses. As always, I say good morning, good afternoon or good day, as the case may be. I say to them, that I am so bad, that even Satan won't take me, so there is no chance God or Jesus will take me either. They say - they, too, are sinners. I say - I know, but there is a difference. Being a good Christian, you have good connections and I have a small disability pension so I don't have enough money to give the church. And Satan has never asked me for money, so he is affordable. I, additionally, say these days that condos cost a half a million for a 400 square foot condo - on meager wages most people can't afford anything these days and only some people could afford to give money to the Church on Sunday. God is all knowing and hears everything, so while I don't talk to myself, I am sure he can read my mind.


#2123148 - 07/26/13 03:45 AM Re: My imaginary conversation with Beethoven. [Re: DaryLib]  
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He may not hear us well though. Remember he .. lost his ... hearing.



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#2123161 - 07/26/13 05:17 AM Re: My imaginary conversation with Beethoven. [Re: FarmGirl]  
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