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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2713522
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Oh, I liked carolinakeys.....Im a Carolinas fan. Tar Heels!


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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2713536
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I’m right next door to Charlotte and catch all of the Tar Heel news. They have great programs there.


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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2718877
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Hi, I'm a 54 years old German piano restarter. I had some lessons when I was thirteen. But financial issues kept me from going. It was always clear to me that one day, I would return to piano. And so I did. Six years ago I bought myself a nice upright and restarted lessons.
At the moment I don't have a teacher since I'd rather be on my own right now.
A year ago a nice Kawai GE 30 replaced my modest little upright and I enjoy playing even more.
Returning to piano was one of the best decisions ever made.

Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2719215
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Greetings, PianoWorld

I am 56 years old from Oregon in the US with my Wife of 18 years. I have repeatedly tried at learning to play music but have found it very difficult as I am a slow learner. Well this time I am being a lot more serious about my practice as I use a 61 key board I was given. I shopped online for a teacher and for 8 months now I have been slowly but consistently learning a lot from her. I have next to no money to save each month for a digital piano slab but will keep at it, and once I both have enough for one AND prove to myself it will get used I will let myself get a used YD P-115 digital piano. I have already obtained an FC3A half and FC4A pedals for use with it as a good faith in myself investment. I am already using the FC4A with my current keyboard.


Using an eMeda 61 KB for dummies Yup, That's really what it's called. Can you blame for wanting to upgrade to an 88 key Digital Piano (ie. YDP115w). Yep, I've got the bug for digital sound and 88 keys. I am learning to play using PianoVideoLesson.com Year 1 Course, and am currently in Unit 3.
Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2724411
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Hi all. This is actually my second post on this stream:-) I tried learning for the first time in 2012 but got stuck and frustrated after a couple of months and stopped.

However, my girlfriend got to grade 5 while at school (15 years ago) and has recently started playing again. This got me inspired to try again so I'm now a 48-year old beginner.

I started again in September 2017, bought the grade 1 books and aimed to do the grade 1 exam in March 2018. I had my exam on the 2nd March and am happy to say that I passed (and only 5 points short of a Merit).

I've now started the Grade 2 stuff and I'm hoping to do the exam later this year (although this may be a little optimistic since I'm finding the pieces pretty tough).

As well as continuing through the grades, I am aiming to Transcribe a few of my favourite songs. I'm already about half way through "Someone Else" by Queensryche and actually really enjoying it.

Also, I bought the music for I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi and that is going to be a long-term project to dabble with here and there. So yeah, Hello again. I'm really enjoying it and the grade seem to keep me motivated because I have a clear aim... Let's see how it goes,

Cheers

Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2724521
03/26/18 05:58 PM
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Good luck on your journey, Reaper! I'm 48 also, began at around 43. It can be done but it takes commitment. I also transcribe sometimes, or modify transcriptions to suit my level, but it is sometimes a big killer of time. Most importantly, have fun!


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2724536
03/26/18 06:56 PM
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Same here, I'm also 48, started just under 2 years ago. I finally felt confident enough to submit a piece to the Waltz recital. That was a big moment for me. Definitely never too late.

And, even without you posting age, your reference to Queensryche gives away we are the same vintage smile Saw them play at Day on the Green along with Metallica, Faith No More and Soundgarden. What a concert!

Anyway, glad to have you here again, I found this forum really helps me stick with it!



Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor, Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 1
Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: squidbot] #2724599
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Nice... I've seen all those bands as well:-) As far as Queensryche goes, I actually saw Geoff Tate earlier this year where he performed the whole of Operation: Mindcrime live since it was the 30th anniversary of the album. Absolutely amazing! He also sang a selection from "Empire" and "Promised Land" including "Someone Else" on hearing which, I suddenly realized that it would be a great song to try to Transcribe, hence where I am now:-)

Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2766486
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Hi all, I'm 60 years old from Southern California. I'm a complete novice who is still trying to formulate a plan of attack that addresses my work schedule. I am planning on finding a teacher as I believe that structure will help keep me focused. I bought a Roland FP-90 a couple weeks ago and have been playing with it practicing scales and sight reading as well a a couple simple songs. Since my work day (including commute time) is usually around 14 hours practice has been brief during the week with longer sessions on weekends. So far progress has been rapid (at least for me), but I can already see several places where a teacher will be of great benefit (hand independence).

I work as a computer security engineer for the electrical grid. After 37 years of computer security it still holds my interest.

Looking forward to the journey!

Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2766503
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nice to have you on board Techar. A teacher will be of enormous help, even if it is just someone to talk to.


Problems with piano are 90% psychological, the other 10% is in your head.

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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: Telchar] #2766518
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Originally Posted by Telchar
Hi all, I'm 60 years old from Southern California. I'm a complete novice who is still trying to formulate a plan of attack that addresses my work schedule. I am planning on finding a teacher as I believe that structure will help keep me focused. I bought a Roland FP-90 a couple weeks ago and have been playing with it practicing scales and sight reading as well a a couple simple songs. Since my work day (including commute time) is usually around 14 hours practice has been brief during the week with longer sessions on weekends. So far progress has been rapid (at least for me), but I can already see several places where a teacher will be of great benefit (hand independence).

I work as a computer security engineer for the electrical grid. After 37 years of computer security it still holds my interest.

Looking forward to the journey!


Welcome aboard and enjoy your journey!


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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2766561
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Welcome Telchar, you’ll find some great people here. Enjoy.


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Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2775356
10/25/18 07:09 AM
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Since I finally decided to join after being long time lurker, I might as well introduce myself.

Greetings everyone.

I'm 39 year old Finnish man. Six years ago I started learning piano simply because I needed a hobby. Ever since I have practiced almost daily, and I have made clear progress.

My interests are piano (no surprises there smile ), gym and video games. Also, out of curiosity, I'm trying to learn Japanese.

Before starting piano, I listened only metal music, but after I started this new hobby, I have learned to appreciate also classical music.

Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2775376
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Hey, Juke, welcome the forum! Some metal has classical roots, and some metal guitarists have classical training. Enjoy the journey.


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Chopin Nocturne 72.1
Bach Goldberg Aria
Bach WTC Prelude D min
Piazzolla Invierno Porteno
Re: OT, Tell us about yourself [Re: mr_super-hunky] #2775387
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Hi. I’ve been lurking for quite a while, and only posting a little recently, but I might as well introduce myself!

I’m relatively new to piano, but I have played various other instruments to some degree or another for most of my life. After unsuccessfully noodling on piano on and off over the years, I finally decided to get serious about it several years ago, but even then, my progress was a bit irregular. About five months ago, I really got the bug, and have been practicing two hours a day, five or six days a week, and I’m finally making some progress! I’m not following an exact syllabus, but looking at the RCM one, I have some pieces in the level 3 and 4 range, and one that I’d guess is early level 5. I’m following a standard classical kind of curriculum, though that also includes some rock / pop tunes in classical-style arrangements. I’m also dipping my feet into blues piano and hoping to test out the jazz waters someday. Right now, my goal is simply to continue to make practicing a priority, even when life tries to get in the way …

My other interests include, well, more music! I play bass, mostly upright, including some gigging here and there with a small jazz combo, in which my wife plays drums, so that’s cool too! I’m also, on and off, a bit of a gamer of various sorts, having been obsessed with chess at one point, and dabbling in video games, pen-and-paper role-playing games, etc. I also enjoy reading and TV, usually light stuff these days, fantasy, scifi, whathaveyou.

I’m looking forward to learning more about piano from my fellow forum dwellers. Cheers!


Decent upright bassist, aspiring decent pianist
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