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Never thought I'd do anything like this
#70869 06/14/08 06:44 PM
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I've been saying I was going to do this for a while now and never got around to it. I bought a mini-camcorder about a week ago and decided to try it out.

There are lyrics to the blues tune but I didn't want to go that far laugh .

"Play it like you want to"

Rickster


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Nice, Rick. Soundin' good!


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Hey Rickster,

Great job, well done, neat song, good sounding Tokai grand.

What brand and model camcorder did you use?

How about posting more of your playing.. smile

Warm regards,

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#70872 06/14/08 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, Dave and Bear 1,

I’m still waiting for Norbert’s picture and video of him playing the boogie woogie. I figured I’d give him a little incentive so he could show me up real good laugh .

Bear 1, the camcorder is a JVC 770US mini-DVD camcorder. I had to go through a quick learning curve on downloading the video from the camcorder to my PC. I had to buy a firewire 1394 PCI card to install in my PC so I could download the video from the cam to the PC. Then it was pretty easy to use the MS Moviemaker software program from there.

I’ve got a bunch of tunes and pieces I can play to some extent and I’ll upload some more later.

I know this is the piano forum and not the beginner’s forum, but I’m having a ball learning to play the piano. My hope is that one day I can actually play the piano a little laugh .

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#70873 06/14/08 08:17 PM
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What do you mean you are "learning to play the piano?" You play that thang!!!!

Wonderful, awesome, great playing, Rickster!

Is that a dentist chair in the background?

Boggie On!

ang

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WOW! I am impressed. You are beyond beginner, Rickster.

Play some more, please? smile

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Rickster,

Thanks for the camcorder info. smile

Best,

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#70876 06/14/08 09:49 PM
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Thanks for posting. You are far from a beginner.
I always enjoy seeing the person behind the screen name. Now if we can only get Norbert to post his pic.


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#70877 06/14/08 10:09 PM
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Great video. You play very well. Definitely post some more videos for us when you get the chance.

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Wow! I wanna hear "the next little tune" you start talking about at the end...! Oh, and I added that to my faves on YouTube.

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Thanks for all the nice comments regarding my piano playing.

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Hi Ang; no, that is not a dentist chair in the background; that is my wife's power wheel chair. She is disabled and confined to a wheel chair.

The room where the piano is used to be my car port. I enclosed it just so I'd have room for a grand piano. The garage enclosure and the grand piano have all turned out nicely smile .

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Rickster


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Outstanding, but please tell me you have been playing for a while... laugh

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Hey Rick, glad to know that somebody else out there DOESN'T have an accent. Your playing had shades of the "Killa"if you know who I mean.

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Hi Mark,

Actually, I’ve been focusing on learning to play the piano for about 2 years. However, I have played other stringed instruments most of my life. I had an old upright several years ago that I tinkered around with and learned a few cords on.

The piano is near and dear to my heart as of late smile .

Hi TLuvva. Just wait till you hear me play 'Whole lot a shaken" laugh . And, my southern drawl is really not that thick all the time. I was just relaxed at the moment laugh .

Thanks for the comments.

Rickster


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"focusing on learning to play the piano"
Great Focusing Rick!!!!!! laugh

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Woohoo, I LOVE IT! Great job, Rickster.


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excellent


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

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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