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Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971444
06/27/05 11:57 AM
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What are the most pathetic, lame excuses you have come up with for not practicing? You know, those along the lines of "the sun was in my eyes" and such.

Here is one I used as a teenager: "But, Mom, I can't play for a while because I have to grow out my nails for the dance next week!"

Lately, my pathetic excuses have been more along the lines of "I'm too tired" or "I'm just not feeling it today."

And, how about legitimate, but not typical excuses like Dan's: "My grand was carted off to storage." laugh

C'mon! Spill the beans! Tell us your excuses. We promise not to use it against you! :said with fingers crossed behind the back:

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Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971445
06/27/05 12:29 PM
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The dog ate my music.


Keep a song in your heart!

Frank
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It's not who we are that holds us back, it's who we think we're not!
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971446
06/27/05 12:49 PM
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The dog ate my piano.


markb--The Count of Casio
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971447
06/27/05 01:33 PM
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You guys is bad! laugh

I've been trying like heck to get poison ivy - for years, I'd get it every time I did yard work 'til my hands looked like swamp thing and Prednisone was the only answer. Since starting lessons, a miracle seems to have occurred and I no longer seem able to catch it all - even while pulling the vines up while not wearing gloves. Then rubbing them on my fingers. And wiping them on my hands. And carrying them, bare-armed, to the compost heap... Liz

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971448
06/27/05 02:15 PM
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Mark,

Does your dog have a big flat tail & buck teeth?


Keep a song in your heart!

Frank
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It's not who we are that holds us back, it's who we think we're not!
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971449
06/27/05 02:56 PM
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it's just too ?!@#$!$ hot outside!


"You look hopefully for an idea and then you're humble when you find it and you wish your skills were better. To have even a half-baked touch of creativity is an honor."
-- Ernie Stires, composer
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971450
06/27/05 04:10 PM
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"Maybe I shouldnt practise too much on this old thing, I'll get a new one soon, and THEN I will practise"

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971451
06/27/05 04:20 PM
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before a meal: Too hungry, I'll do it after food.

after a meal: Too full, I'll let this food settle down first.

once food's settled down: *yawn* bedtime!

laugh

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971452
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Here's one strange one for cancelling a lesson (clarinet in this case):

The spring on my A key (the key just above the top tone hole) came loose, and the A doesn't come out at all.

A pathetic excuse for not owning a proper piano, from a parent:
"We don't have the room for it." (and the family was living in an expensive home, there was clearly enough space (I took measurements), sent their son to a private school for several years, and took expensive vacations 2-3 times a year. Needless to say, I no longer teach this student.)

Meri


Clarinet and Piano Teacher based out of Toronto, Canada.Web: http://donmillsmusicstudio.weebly.com
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971453
06/27/05 05:26 PM
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My neighbor's dog ate my dog who ate my excuse. Heck, I don't even have enough time to think about a good excuse, let alone practice.


One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
-William Feather
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971454
06/27/05 05:27 PM
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I have a student's family like that, they go to private schools, and go paris and mexico for vacations, 2-3 times a year....both girls still have a 60 keys keyboard.

I don't know why people do that to screw up their children's music education, basically they just want a baby sitter for 30 minutes who knows how to play the piano.

I work for a music school, the painful thing is that I can't dismiss students.

I also have one who eventually quit, they have no piano at all for more than a year while I was teaching him, upon his withdraw, his mom complained his son lost interests in music, and didn't learn much.

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971455
06/27/05 05:30 PM
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K, here is a real one:

There are so many new posts to read on PW, I'll do it once I'm done (and darned, while I'm trying to get them all read, new ones keep coming which I now have to search for--does Sysiphus ring a bell?)

(besides, I'm at work, how can I practice!)


One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
-William Feather
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971456
06/27/05 05:51 PM
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1. Not tonight.... I have a headache.

2. I can't play today because I will be too tired to play well for my recital.

3. I'm allergic to my old piano and can't get another one.

4. My fingers are too short to do that.

5. My fingers are too wide to do that.

6. My fingers are too slow to do that.

7. I drank too much caffeine with the latte I had today and now I cannot play the piano as my hands are to jittery.

8. I can't practice right now as I need something caffinated right now first to wake me up.

9. I have a hangover from the party last night.

10. I am going to a party tonight. No time to practice now. Maybe afterward. (& then use the excuse #9 the next day).

LOL


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971457
06/27/05 06:32 PM
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I had a hysterectomy and can't sit at the piano yet.

Oh, you meant FAKE excuses! laugh

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971458
06/27/05 07:38 PM
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1. I just got my piano tuned and I want to keep it that way. LOL

2. Because my piano got tuned, now when I make a mistake people who might here me can tell that I made a mistake better than before. Heck now I can tell what notes I am hitting aren't right.

3.My ears are hurting.... my eyes are hurting from reading the notes.... my hands are tired.... my feet hurt..... my butt hurts from sitting on the bench... my brain is hurting and so on and so forth.

4. My parents told me to stop playing too much....
the same thing they said when I was learning to play my trumpet.

5. My kids say I am keeping them up at night.

6. I don't want to get my pretty piano dirty.


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971459
06/27/05 10:30 PM
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Here's mine: I'm at piano camp (Suzuki Institute)with my son (Wootness) and there's a lot of piano going on here. Except it's not for me; it's for the kids. I'm here to chaperone and cook and take notes!

I did bring the digital and am practicing a little, but we're living with three other families in a suite of rooms, sharing a tiny kitchen, and there's a lot going on here with 7 kids (one other pianist; the rest are here for strings).

Michele

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971460
06/28/05 05:16 AM
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Quote
Originally posted by Eins:
does Sysiphus ring a bell?
Yes it does, but there's a vaccine that will clear it right up.


markb--The Count of Casio
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971461
06/28/05 05:19 AM
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Quote
Originally posted by SAS:
I had a hysterectomy and can't sit at the piano yet.

Oh, you meant FAKE excuses! laugh
Some people will do anything to get out of practicing. The next time you don't want to practice, Shelly, just choose one of the excuses listed here and save yourself the discomfort and expense of having surgery. :rolleyes:


markb--The Count of Casio
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971462
06/28/05 05:52 AM
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The piano's out of tune.


"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between." -- Thomas Beecham

My blog: pianotrek.blogspot.com
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971463
06/28/05 07:31 AM
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Quote
Originally posted by SAS:
I had a hysterectomy and can't sit at the piano yet.

Oh, you meant FAKE excuses! laugh
It is possible to play the piano standing up, you know.

Doug - aka "Mr. Sympathy"


"The secret to staying calm in a crisis is not having all the facts."
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971464
06/28/05 08:25 AM
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I don't NEED an excuse. I am 56 years old and can do what I pretty well WANT!!!
(Besides, the cat was sleeping on the keyboard.)


Some men are music lovers. Others make love without it.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971465
06/28/05 10:55 AM
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After a while, all the white keys look the same, and I don't want to practice and be totally confused at the same time.

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971466
06/28/05 11:07 AM
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My baby sister/brother/cousin/cat/dog (ommit as appropriate) superglued the fallboard down so there was no way i could possibly practice...

x


x Caroline x
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971467
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I'm committed to the July practice challenge and it's still June.

The President is giving a speech tonight.

I can only water my yard on even numbered days.

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971468
06/28/05 02:01 PM
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Wow! What a creative bunch of people!! I think I know what has happened... We've all gotten too good at coming up with excuses for why we can't go to work, take out the trash, do the laundry, etc. that the not-practice-piano excuses are child's play! laugh

These are hilarious!!

And, wolfindmist--my butt does hurt from sitting on the bench! I believe I can count that as a "real" excuse!! wink

(Aside to Michele--They're making you cook?!? You're such a good mom! smile )

(Aside to Shelly--Hope you're feeling better! Did you get that donut I sent you? No, not that kind--the other kind!! wink )

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971469
06/29/05 12:57 PM
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1. I'd tell you why I didn't practice this week but I can't remember right now.

2. I don't want to be a piano bench potato; and besides my favorite TV shows have all new episodes on right now.

3. My piano just doesn't go with my outfit today.

4. The black keys keep getting in my way.

5. The dog said I just should stop it. I listened to the dog.

6. Bad Feng Sei (is that how you spell it???) in my music room.

7. I read my horoscope and it sounded like practicing would be a really bad idea for the time being. My Psychic concurred.

8. I am not being paid enough to practice also.

9. Got sucked into reading the latest "As The Piano World Spins" flaming hot threads.

10.MY FAVORITE EXCUSE SO FAR: I'm holding out for a grand.


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971470
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Another:

"I tell you why I wasn't able to practice; but then I'd have to kill you."

From a student wearing a dark trench coat, sun glasses, and talking in a low voice.


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971471
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1. My dad said he'd give me ten bucks if I didn't play on the piano.

2.I spent to much time on my computer typing up excuses for not practicing on a Piano world Thread. This author can relate....

3. I had to go away.... or else.

4. I stayed up too late to catch David Lettermen's top 10 list last night.

5. I am still holding out for a grand.


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971472
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1. I'm much too excited about my P250 arriving tomorrow!!!!

Re: Excuses--let's hear 'em! #971473
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"But Mom...I don't think the metronome is keeping accurate time."

That was I like to throw at my mom many years ago to get out of practicing. Unfortunately my dad was a violinist who would bust be each and every time...

Can't blame a teenager for trying : )


"If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully."
Kahlil Gibran
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