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Anybody in here live and breathe music?
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I was just thinking and I know certainly I do grin I am so ready to give my life to the understanding and learning of music and anything that has to do with it. Just to give you an idea of how focused I am; school or sans school. There is so much education and information out there for free! just floating around in today's era that it baffles me and is amazing. I am ready to utilize as much as I can grin Don't know why I really made this post but just excited to be on this journey even though it has and will continue to be a long one. Just seeing if anyone is on the same page I suppose grin I without ceasing hope everything works out the best for me and everyone in this joint.
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Yes, of course.


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Living and breathing Beethoven's music especially.. heart

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findingnemo2010 #2178017 11/06/13 02:03 PM
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Nope. Got other things to do too. . . Too many !


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Yes when I'm not playing, I'm listening to a mix of my past and present songs on YT or CD. It calms me smile


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It's so interesting that this topic came up because I was thinking the same thing the other day. I'm so immersed in music and it really gives me the most joy in my life. I just wish there was more time in my life to pursue music on a more regular basis. Apart from piano (I'm very much a beginner)I'm studying accordion, clarinet and oboe. Now you ask how is this possible,it's not easy and I can rarely do all
a lot of the time, but I have no difficulty keeping up with at least two and when
I'm lucky three on the weekend. A few years ago I was so smitten with music that
as a mature adult I actually applied to a university music program. I ended up dropping out because the teaching was so awful compared to my private lessons, but now I dream of studying more of my time and playing in ensembles. Unfortunately work comes in the way of the wonderful pleasures that music brings, and I could never afford my lessons if I didn't work full time.Many of my dearest friends are amateur musicians of varying levels and I love to talk to them about the music they are making all the time.

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Nice to read how much music means to you Alan.

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findingnemo2010 #2178117 11/06/13 05:43 PM
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Dunno. Never had to do without it. As a severe asthmatic, I'd be interested in seeing what would happen if I were suddenly deprived. Would I suffocate? Would I dwindle and die? I prefer not to find out.


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findingnemo2010 #2178185 11/06/13 09:10 PM
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I live with music all day long. I hum and whistle in the shower, I have the radio on in the house (throughout the house), and when I go outside to do yard work, I bring along my Sangean Toughbox portable radio (with built in battery charger). This way I can continue to listen while doing landscaping/gardening, car washing, whatever. I did a lot of research before buying the toughbox portable radio because I kept breaking all the previous models. I even busted my favorite GE Superadio because it was unbeatable in reception but couldn't take the physical abuse (rain, dust, wind, sun, dropping it etc).

Now I listen to news and music all day long and usually interact with it as well. My portable radio just extends the music to outside. [I don't like wearing earbuds or alike. Not even over or on the ear headphones while working outside.]

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findingnemo2010 #2178204 11/06/13 09:32 PM
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It's funny but when I'm playing my piano... I live and breath music. But when I'm telemark skiiing (a 25 year old passion) I can't stand listening to music while I ski. The same with skeet shooting. When I'm shooting I'm living and breathing shooting. If I listened to music my concentration would go to heck. When I paint, my job, I will sometimes listen to music but more often than not put on a story tape. So... I guess the only time I really live and breath music is when I play.

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Hey Peyton, that's funny that you only think about music when you are actually playing it because I just realized that I do the exact opposite. I think about music and listen to it all day long as I mentioned, but when I'm actually playing the piano, I think about of just about anything,....but playing the piano!

I'm serious. When I'm playing the piano, I usually look out the window and think if the blades on the lawn mower need sharpening, or how many eggs do we still have left for breakfast. Basically, anything but playing. but this is only once I know the piece.

When learning a new piece, I concentrate on learning it. Once I know it, back to stuff like how many eggs for breakfast.


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I think only professional musicians live and breathe music. I listen to a lot of music, but do other things too

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I think most adult beginners (as this forum's name suggest) are hardly able to do that (well, at least I certainly am not) -- even if they'd love to. We are more or less past the time when we could make the decision to fully commit to studying and performing music and now that our lives also revolve around other things in life, it is pretty much impossible to throw all that out of the window.

I love music and I listen to it as much as I can but that does not mean I live and breathe it. That level of commitment is reserved to other people. smile


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Originally Posted by Mr Super-Hunky
Hey Peyton, that's funny that you only think about music when you are actually playing it because I just realized that I do the exact opposite. I think about music and listen to it all day long as I mentioned, but when I'm actually playing the piano, I think about of just about anything,....but playing the piano!

I'm serious. When I'm playing the piano, I usually look out the window and think if the blades on the lawn mower need sharpening, or how many eggs do we still have left for breakfast. Basically, anything but playing. but this is only once I know the piece.

When learning a new piece, I concentrate on learning it. Once I know it, back to stuff like how many eggs for breakfast.



Well that would explain why the last time I listened to your recital piece I closed my eyes and saw frying eggs. I just couldn't shake it and when I blinked a few times the eggs went away and all I saw was some guy in a speedo mowing his lawn. It was really freeky. Next time you are recording try to think about wonderwoman doing her laundry or something similar...OK?

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Originally Posted by Peyton
Next time you are recording try to think about wonderwoman doing her laundry or something similar...OK?




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Yea...that's the ticket!!

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I love that there are things that can consume us. Music is certainly one. However, if I'm immersed in something else - trying to code something up in some programming language is is my personal example for today - then for me that's all there is at that moment as well.

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There's just never enough time for music in my day. I'm soooo looking forward to retirement from full time employment so I can devote much more time to music. It's a "calling" from the deepest roots of my being and impossible to ignore. Much of the little spare time I have goes to music education and various creative endavours and playing. I'm never without my music, wherever I go; except when sleeping.

Actually, my only 2 ambitions before I depart are to just become a more humble, open-hearted, understanding person and ... to become a good if not great, musician.

John

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I am still looking forward for my night music dreams.

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My day is consumed by music, and there's still not enough time to get done everything I need to! Yesterday, for example, I began working on the vocal track for my own composition at 9 am (after getting up, dressed, doing my Bible study, cleaning the bathrooms and making breakfast). Did some piano practice (only had 15 min. I could do), then I worked on the staging for an opera performance I'm doing on Sunday. Then I made lunch. Practiced some Macbeth chorus for that opera, talked on the phone with my business partner about the upcoming recital and other business-related things, made lunch and then dinner since I would be on the road. Left for the school and taught an in-person lesson and 2 Skype lessons, worked on an accompaniment for the recital in between lessons, quickly ate dinner and then left for Macbeth rehearsal which lasted until about 8:30 (they were nice to let us out early). Sang a couple of arias in the car ride back, then at home I got in about another 30 or 40 minutes of piano practice.

Would have loved a bit more time/energy to work on the other opera chorus (Tales of Hoffman), but that just didn't happen.


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