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So, what else is new?
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There have been a few new instrument threads and there are always new pieces, and they're always fun to read about. So piano related or not, good news or not so good, what's new with you?

It's a new school year; in my biz this is quite a big deal.
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I took a hula hoop class!


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Originally Posted by malkin
There have been a few new instrument threads and there are always new pieces, and they're always fun to read about. So piano related or not, good news or not so good, what's new with you?

It's a new school year; in my biz this is quite a big deal.
AND
I took a hula hoop class!


Hula hoop is cool!

I might join a concert band playing the alto sax. Haven’t played in 30 years.


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My daughter is starting band this year at school. She chose the flute. I'm so excited to get her flute so I can play with it, haha.

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I'm so excited to get her flute so I can play with it, haha.

Sorry. I just literally shivered thinking of the flute's spit valve! shocked Sure you don't want to get your own? laugh


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I'm so excited to get her flute so I can play with it, haha.

Sorry. I just literally shivered thinking of the flute's spit valve! shocked Sure you don't want to get your own? laugh


Seconded.
As a former saxophone player, let me tell you, every wind instrument is coated with layers and layers of spit.

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Originally Posted by WeakLeftHand
I might join a concert band playing the alto sax. Haven’t played in 30 years.


DO IT! I've been playing clarinet in a concert band for 20+ years. Great fun! Hoping to eventually cover the piano parts too.

I played flute in the 5th grade...maybe I didn't learn about a spit valve?!

What's new with me? I just found and joined this awesome forum. smile Now I think I need to come up with a signature.



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Flutes don't have a spit valve, although players swab the inside with a cloth or something.


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Originally Posted by malkin
Flutes don't have a spit valve, although players swab the inside with a cloth or something.

Sorry, never played flute. But I understand the principle of the wind instruments and I doubt there is a wind instrument that can be made that wouldn't collect tons of the stuff! laugh


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The flute has a spit valve?? I've never played one, but I didn't think about it getting full of spit since you're not inserting it into your mouth. I played the trumpet in high school band... those things definitely get spitty.

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I went to a concert in West Palm a month ago in a small church so we were up close. One of the horn players dumped a few oz of spit every 3-5 min. It was so gross. I hope they had a good carpet cleaner come in after the show.


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Originally Posted by malkin
There have been a few new instrument threads and there are always new pieces, and they're always fun to read about. So piano related or not, good news or not so good, what's new with you?

It's a new school year; in my biz this is quite a big deal.
AND
I took a hula hoop class!

No hula hooping for me. I’ll stick with my Vinyasa.

Went to the beach today. Began watching Stranger Things which I actually enjoy a lot more than I expected to. And The Gators beat The ‘Canes (<—- Gator Dad Here). Not that I really care - didn’t even watch it but my son took a road trip to Orlando to watch.


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Hula hoop is serious fun.

The class time conflicts with my piano lesson, so I can't become a hula hoop class regular, but my teacher was out of town last week so I could try it out.

I could never keep the hoop at my waist for more than a turn and a half. I got a spiffy big beginner's hoop and now I'm hooping like a fiend!


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OK people, it's not spit - its condensation. Warm breath into cold instrument (especially metal instruments) creates condensation.

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OK people, it's not spit - its condensation. Warm breath into cold instrument (especially metal instruments) creates condensation.

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And this makes it less gross? How? sick

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OK people, it's not spit - its condensation. Warm breath into cold instrument (especially metal instruments) creates condensation.

Sam

And this makes it less gross? How? sick

laugh laugh


Haha, after two babies and living most of my adult life in southern Brazil in the land of chimarrão, I'm not too grossed out by my daughter's breath condensation.

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OK people, it's not spit - its condensation. Warm breath into cold instrument (especially metal instruments) creates condensation.

Sam

Really? I didn’t know that! So we could actually us it to clean the floors! Just play, them mop!


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the other days I signed up and paid for my AMEB grade 6 practical exam. No specific date yet but it will be in early November. Sheer terror promptly set in, but in a good way cool


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Went to a contra dance at the Santa Fe TradFest yesterday. Have a book club meeting tomorrow. Have my office half cleaned smile I'm cleaning out my life! It's great.


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I won a hula hoop contest at a rock'n roll club when I was about 22 smile I think I could still do it.
I have this vague idea of using hula hoops for a grammar lesson - I think it would be so cool, I'm still working on how to manage it.

School will be starting soon, and I'm usually the teacher - but the lessons where I'm the student start soon too. Piano lessons will be happening in 3 weeks. My art class will have an exhibit in 2 weeks, ( a new passion, which is definitely in competition with piano) --- but TODAY I start with my trainer after a month off. I've got arthrosis and the exercises he's been helping me with have almost done away with my pain completely.


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I love these nonsense threads,....brings back some memories!

Ok so I have three new things in my life.

1.) Harbor Freight concrete mixer.

2.) Romo-Tech 65 gallon water tank

3.) Hanes ultra mens briefs.

The concrete mixer is cheap, but works great. It mixes 2 80 lb bags at once in about a minute. Saves a ton of time and effort not having to mix by hand. Tip: wipe down inside of mixer quickly with a rag soaked in diesel fuel to prevent concrete from sticking to mixer. Also, after every mix, hose down inside of mixer to clean off concrete and the water remaining in mixer will be used in the next batch. Saves time having to clean mixer at end of day.

The 65 gallon water tank [on sale at Northern tool] will be used to water my 14 new trees that I got from Home Depot last week for next to nothing since they have all remaining trees on clearance. [I got Austrian Pines]. We are currently using nearly 30 empty milk gallon containers to water the trees and it's a pain doing it this way so I can't wait to use the new water tank [along with the Harbor Freight 12v transfer pump] to do the watering. Tank will be put in bed of Polaris Ranger UTV.

New Hanes underwear was a must. I needed a larger size. Not because I am getting fatter, but because the amount of room given to the thigh [on briefs] is too small to get my leg through without chafing. I probably could just go with boxers and avoid the problem, but Mrs Hunky likes the look of the briefs better plus boxers feel like you have diapers on so I'm sticking with briefs.

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