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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722007
03/17/18 02:23 PM
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722042
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I was living in Japan when I joined PW (I had been living in Japan when I first took up piano), and I chose ShiroKuro because of the piano keyboard -- means literally"WhiteBlack" and in Japanese, rather than saying "black and white" (like B&W TV etc.) we say "white-black." So, not all that creative, but I now use this name for all of my piano-related online activities.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722056
03/17/18 05:44 PM
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At the time I joined PW, I had already used an online moniker starting with a number (how many kids I have), followed by a word found in the Bible that is another name for one's offspring. However, I wanted a musical name for this forum, so started paging through my Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and found the term andamento, which I'd never heard of before. It refers to a longer fugal theme, and, like fugues, which contain multiple subjects weaved throughout the work, I thought the term reflected the various musical themes that run through my life. (I enjoy teaching, performing, and composing.)

I see that andamento is also an artistic term indicating the visual flow and direction within a mosaic. I'm not at all skilled with visual arts, but have always enjoyed the connections between visual and musical arts; for example, Impressionism as displayed in Monet's watercolors and works like Debussy's Reflections in the Water.

So when I registered here last December, Andamento it was. smile

Re: Username Significance [Re: ShiroKuro] #2722064
03/17/18 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
I was living in Japan when I joined PW (I had been living in Japan when I first took up piano), and I chose ShiroKuro because of the piano keyboard -- means literally"WhiteBlack" and in Japanese, rather than saying "black and white" (like B&W TV etc.) we say "white-black." So, not all that creative, but I now use this name for all of my piano-related online activities.

That's interesting. In the visual arts there's a very similar word that originated in the Renaissance: chiaroscuro - chiaro = clear or light and scuro = dark or obscure
chiaroscuro

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722243
03/18/18 01:50 PM
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It should be obvious, but I'll explain anyway…

Ce-Fi- are the first two letters of my first and last names, except that one letter is changed. "Now" is a homonym of "Nau" short for "Nauru." For some reason I was thinking of the plight of that unfortunate, plundered island nation, when thinking up a username… and "now" is catchier than "then" anyway. Cefi-then?

Whew… That wasn't as hard as I thought!

Re: Username Significance [Re: Qazsedcft] #2722624
03/19/18 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
Mine is just a 'W' pattern on the keyboard (look at your keyboard and you'll see). I was too lazy to come up with a user name.

Why the mysterious "W", though?


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722627
03/19/18 01:29 PM
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Mine's pretty straight forward. Upon coming back to the piano I just wanted to get my ...


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722661
03/19/18 03:12 PM
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When I joined this forum my playing sounded like I was all thumbs. Since then it has improved a bit so maybe I could change my name to something like: Fingers1and2


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2722687
03/19/18 04:32 PM
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I have 3 grown children, which, of course, is where the" mom3" comes from. I did not put a number after "gram" because the number of grandchildren kept changing. It's up to 11 as of now.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737129
05/16/18 11:14 AM
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With all the new people showing up for the recital, I thought I'd bring this to the top, see if we have some more people who would like to share!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737142
05/16/18 11:48 AM
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Oh, why not!

Mine is simple, yet a little weird.
It is simply a nickname that gives me a childhood friend (we are still very good friend today and she still calls me that way very often). I start using it on the internet very early on, since there is no way someone would take this name on any given forum, game, or so on. It is always an available.

This nickname is really something that came up from her without any explanation other that she has a big imagination, and we must have been about 9 years old when she started calling me that way.
It is mostly a (big) deformation of my real name (which is Josée). She always says it with a happy voice, so there is really a good feeling associated with this name, that she is the only one to call me in real life.
The «J» is pronounce like in «John». So it is like «djwee-she» («oui» is pronounced like the «wii» console).


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- Tina's theme from FF VI piano collections
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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737144
05/16/18 12:01 PM
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I love it, djwii-she! Now that I know how to pronounce it properly, I can read your posts with a little more...accuracy...no that's not the proper word...humanity? ! It's funny, sometimes I meet people even in real life and see their names in writing but never actually say them, and it's a little sad to not be able to pronounce them. So I'm glad I can associate yours with the proper pronunciation.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737152
05/16/18 12:33 PM
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My username (Dr. Rogers) is self-explanatory. Not very creative, I know.

But I should point out that I'm a PhD, not an MD. I've read different opinions from etiquette experts as to whether or not PhDs should be called Dr., and I've known one to switch from "no" to "yes" upon further consideration. But I worked bloody hard for that Post Hole Digger, so I intend to use it! Professor is a more polite form of address, but I feel it would be a little too gauche to call myself Professor Rogers.

The Dr. also helps (or rather helped in the past) distinguish me from my father, who was also a teacher and went by Mr. Rogers. Sadly, my father is now of blessed memory.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737156
05/16/18 12:51 PM
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Florida
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Dr Rogers, I find that most MD's do not refer to themselves as doctor, but most others with a doctorate do (eg dentists, PhD's, etc.). My take is that a PhD is a doctorate in the classic sense, an achievement of a high level of proficiency in a field above that of a BS, BA, or even masters level degree and I know these things aren't given out willy nilly; I'm sure you worked hard for and deserve that title.

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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737165
05/16/18 01:27 PM
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Brentwood, TN USA
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I love these posts! I wish there was a "like" feature like facebook ;-). My Username is self explanatory and not creative at all. Unlike many of the names that I see on PW which are very creative.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737166
05/16/18 01:30 PM
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Brighton Colorado
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Mine is WiseBuff. Wise was hopeful after the PhD. and Buff is what you are when you went to the University of Colorado. A Buff! Our mascot is the Buffalo (Ralphie) is her name.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737175
05/16/18 02:01 PM
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California, USA
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10 years ago, I was looking for a piano teacher for my kids when I came upon this forum. I was only joining to ask a few questions about piano teachers, so my name is MomOfBeginners. I didn't think I'd still be reading this forum 10 years later, and my kids are no longer beginners, but I'm not changing names.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: MomOfBeginners] #2737199
05/16/18 03:26 PM
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I am boring, just my first name with a "." after it. Mike. was taken so I went a little more formal.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737215
05/16/18 04:12 PM
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Mine tells you of my feelings and hope... to become a proficient pianist.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737269
05/16/18 08:10 PM
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What an interesting thread that I thought I'd pitch in. So, mine is 'lyricmudra'.

'Lyric' is a song that is played with a lyre, while 'mudra' is a gesture (using hands and fingers) to express inner thoughts and feelings, or to tell stories in dance. They are prominent in Hindu and Buddhist art. Here is a link on what 'mudras' are:

https://www.yogajournal.com.au/2017/06/28/mudras-2/

By combining ‘lyric’ and ‘mudra’ (much like ‘Lyric Opera’ in Lyric Opera of Chicago), I thought I’d be referring to all our aspirations of being able to ‘sing’ and express ourselves through gestures of hand and fingers when playing the piano. :-)


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737275
05/16/18 08:23 PM
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Mine is in reference to my two middle names which is also the name of a famous fictional character, that's all.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737287
05/16/18 10:15 PM
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Mine is pretty simple.
My first name and the area code where I live.
No matter what, I can always get this username so it's easy to remember across different sites....


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737290
05/16/18 10:28 PM
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Quebec city, QC
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Lyricmudra : very interesting story! This is inspiring! smile


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Pieces I'm working on :
- Mozart's K545, 1st and 3rd mov
- Tina's theme from FF VI piano collections
- Debussy's Golliwogg's cake walk
Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737391
05/17/18 10:04 AM
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The "lazy" nickname is my nickname at motorcycle and cyclist forums in Greece.
It came up after a "small" daily motorcycle trip (it was 780km long), when my friends started call me lazy because i couldn't go any further.
I got used to it and at international forums i tried to reserve it, but usually it as taken, so i added the "gr" infront of it.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737407
05/17/18 11:05 AM
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Pat is the beginning of my first name, H is the beginning of my last name.
Sometimes in handwriting when referring to me I use a symbol that sort of combines a small p and a big H.
I once worked as a music critic for a newspaper and used pH as signature.
pH would have been my first choice for this forum, but display names have to be at least 4 letters long. So I used patH, with a small p.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737590
05/18/18 04:19 AM
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Chiltern Hills, England.
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Mine comes from 'goosewing' which is the source of feathers used for fletching traditional longbow arrows and deeply evocative of archery traditions. On some forums I frequent that name is already taken so I have shortened it to gwing.

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737680
05/18/18 12:34 PM
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As per request,
Xenon is a noble gas, it glows a nice purple color when electrified, because it is a noble gas it should not form compounds, however the D suborbital ends up forming bonds with Fluorine, the most reactive element around. Fluorine can do some neat things like set glass on fire. So it is a cool chemistry example, and since I enjoy chemistry I started using it as a username.
Now I am studying EE, but chemistry is still interesting stuff.


I now have a signature.
Re: Username Significance [Re: sinophilia] #2737714
05/18/18 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Originally Posted by cmb13
Question for the Europeans from areas in which English is not the primary language - casinitaly, swissms, and sinophilia in particular. Your English writing is so perfect - are you originally from the US or an English language country?


And now that you said it I will make some horrible grammar mistake eek

I'm Italian, but I've been studying English all my life, and it's become my job - I am a translator.
I used to be good at reading and writing but quite bad at speaking, then my wonderful American and British neighbours arrived and fixed that smile



I am a translator too. Have not studied English on university level though, I am an engineer.

As I am also a writer (SF/fantasy) I wanted to make a pun on the concepts of ghosts and ghost writer ... People in the fantasy communities, where I first made my Inernet entrance some 25 years ago, found it cool. I have sort of grown into it. grin

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737718
05/18/18 03:15 PM
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For my part, I'm not European, but Quebec city is not a city where you hear English outside from tourists. Yes, we learn English in school since it is the other official language in Canada, but English classes in school are very... poor.

For my part, I've learn English mostly because of video games. That was my main incentive to learn English when I was younger. Later on, with the internet, I've started going on English speaking forums (duh), listening to TV shows, youtube channels, etc. So I'm good at understanding English, I can write it without too much problem, but my god that I have a dreadful accent when I have to speak!

Seemingly, it is something perfectly normal for someone who doesn't use it regularly. I've read that even a native English speaker will have an accent in English if he lives abroad and completely stops speaking English regularly. There are muscles needed to make different sounds and if you don't train those muscles, you lose partly the ability to make those sounds until you train that again.


So, to answer the question, my fluency in English comes mostly from exposure, throught different sources. At the age of the internet, this is easily done! It is clearly not exposure from my daily life in my city, but on the web.


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Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Mozart's K545, 1st and 3rd mov
- Tina's theme from FF VI piano collections
- Debussy's Golliwogg's cake walk
Re: Username Significance [Re: Jouishy] #2737740
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Correction:

Originally Posted by Jouishy
......but my god that I have a (most likely) really cool accent when I have to speak!


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