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#707065 - 12/02/04 11:56 AM ~* What I love about my piano  
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3hearts Hi all!

Sometimes when I sit to play
I am filled with awe and joy...
my whole being responds with delight
at the miracle of music and human intellect before me.

A single chord that sings
with the voices of all angels
and resonates through my soul with just a touch from me...

comes from something mine;
something strong, and deep.

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Tell us what you love about your piano. smile


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
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#707066 - 12/02/04 11:59 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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When I got my new piano, I couldn't walk past it without touching a note and listening to it...then, of course, I'd sit down and play...then I'd be late to wherever I was going...

I'm a bit better now - but not much.

Ken

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I'm a bit detached from my piano, to tell you the truth. It's not a magical experience every time I sit at the piano, but when I'm really "in my zone", it's paradise. I love to completely drain myself of energy, and the piano does that, both physically and mentally.

#707068 - 12/02/04 02:35 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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Oh, I lose track of the real world when I sit down to play for fun or improvise, on any decent grand really. (uprights don't seem to do it for me!)

Of course, when I am practicing and focusing on working on a piece, then I have to put the fantasy world aside for a bit and concentrate. laugh

#707069 - 12/02/04 07:35 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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this thread has not been very popular, inspite of it's noncontroversiality.

I'm about to go fantasize for an hour or so.. How I love it when the fam falls asleep early...


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#707070 - 12/02/04 07:46 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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My piano makes these sounds....sometimes I'll like a sound so well that I'll stop playing. And just sit there and listen to the sound. And play that part again...and listen. My family thinks I'm barking mad... shocked

I also adore the action and the feel of the tops of the keys...man oh man...it is so fun to play. I even love dusting it. Underneath. My family may be right. I care not...if crazy feels this good, I would not like to be sane.


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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I even love dusting it.
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#707072 - 12/02/04 08:00 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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It's kind of like dusting Michelangelo's David.... :p


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#707073 - 12/02/04 08:05 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I like my piano too. It sounds nice. I like the nice sounds of the piano.

#707074 - 12/02/04 08:15 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I like my piano too. It sounds nice. I like the nice sounds of the piano.
I sense the makings of a haiku master in you, Jeffrey...


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#707075 - 12/02/04 08:19 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I think he's making fun of me in a way...


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#707076 - 12/03/04 07:38 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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What I love about my piano.... 3hearts
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It's paid for! laugh


Patty

A tired dog is a good dog.

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#707077 - 12/03/04 07:43 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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that IS a good thing, Patty!


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#707078 - 12/04/04 12:22 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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apple*, you have an Estonia don't you?

#707079 - 12/04/04 09:28 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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A little Estonia - (Stone). You might remember my questions about a Fandrich and Sons piano, David.


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#707080 - 12/04/04 11:35 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I truly love my old I&P and all the joy it brings to me!!!

Walk in the front door and there it will be
beckoning me to come touch the keys!!


(this is truly fun, apple, but now that I have thought about it I realize I haven't even touched my piano today and it could also use a dusting.... I'll be back!!! I'm off to play some tunes and newer pieces in my expanded repertoire) laugh

#707081 - 12/04/04 12:46 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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Well my Yamaha S4 does such wonders with my two favorite XMAS tunes,"Have yourself a Merry Little XMAS" and "The XMAS Song." I play 'em both in the key of Eb, one after another in a medley with a splendid jazz arrangement.

#707082 - 12/04/04 12:54 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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What do I love about your piano? I didn't have to pay for it! :p


"If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to."
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#707083 - 12/04/04 01:29 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I love that playing allows me to get closer to geniune works of genius such as Beethoven sonatas or Bach's Golbergs than I'd ever be able to get to any other genius pieces of art.

I love the tactile process of playing. Not only is there beatiful music being made (hopefully), but, necessarily, there's also a beautiful finger dance being created as well! I've always liked juggling and that kind of stuff too, so playing piano appeals to me on that level.

#707084 - 12/04/04 01:42 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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  • Since I am the only pianist in the household, I don't have to share it with anyone.
  • It has an amazing sound. When it was "test driven" for me by the principal pianist with the Richmond Symphony, he said he preferred it to any of the B's on the floor. I attribute this to it's being prepped and voiced by Steinway's incomparable Joe Bisceglie.
  • Every time I play I am releasing all the music that lives inside me and that is screaming to get out.
  • I have been told by many people that when I play, my entire deportment changes and the expression on my face is not like anything else they see normally. It's because when I am making that music, I am soaring out there with it, trying my best to become those sounds. Nothing else exists but me, the piano and the music.
  • It's paid for.


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#707085 - 12/04/04 06:55 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I don't really say much but sometimes I think my Piano says it all. I suppose it lets me channel my inner feelings.


At times, when I play it's like I'm in another world.

I'd be really lonely without my Piano.


why was the mushroom invited to the party? because he was a FUN-GUY! :p
#707086 - 12/05/04 03:39 PM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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I love when the house is empty and I can upen here up all the way so the sound echos throughout the house. I completely loose track of time and where I am when I get into it. I love playing Chopin's concerto at these times. It's really amazing when it's sooo quiet in my house and I can just sing to myself.

--sounds kinda wierd but it's true--
-Paul


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reblder,

Amazingly, those happen to also be my two favorite Christmas Carols (excluding hymns).
Is that medly arrangement generally available?


(watch this space)
#707088 - 12/06/04 10:12 AM Re: ~* What I love about my piano  
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It's really amazing when it's sooo quiet in my house and I can just sing to myself.
That is 100%spot on.
It's not the same when you are not alone.


why was the mushroom invited to the party? because he was a FUN-GUY! :p
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I love that I have a piano. So many years I played on a little keyboard. Then when I was like 13 after like six years of playing (SIX years!!!), my parents finally bought one. So i try not to take it for granted.

That being said, I'm going to watch TV. hehe. just kidding


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