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Let me just say that the playing and the learning of this instrument - both real and digital, has brought me so much pleasure. I started on a 20 Yr old Technics - not really knowing there was anything better out there but during the early days of Covid 19 lock down (gosh was that really March 2020?) but the joy I felt from learning my first piece properly (Your Song by Elton John) and the realisation that with time, effort and practice I could play anything I really put my mind to, has probably been one of the best times and revelations of my life. My passion for the instrument, my enthusiasm for others to start playing. My improved mental health and, as much as it seems silly, a sense of pride in myself - that I did this.. At 47, with no help, no encouragement...it was all me... And just for me... Nothing but my own self determination has started and has enabled this continued journey. I'm forever grateful.
Keep playing. Digital or Acoustic, pivot length, poor samples, poor action. Just keep playing. You owe it to yourself.
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Great story. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you all the way.

As for banning you ..... As an Australian, I might be tempted to ban you for being a New Zealander, especially if you keep beating us in sport - rugby, netball, and cricket spring to mind. GGgrrr.

Keep that in mind.

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I’ve missed why they are going to ban you. What has happened?


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Originally Posted by CharlesXX
Great story. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you all the way.

As for banning you ..... As an Australian, I might be tempted to ban you for being a New Zealander, especially if you keep beating us in sport - rugby, netball, and cricket spring to mind. GGgrrr.

Keep that in mind.

hard to argue with this

great story mate. keep at it. been working on 'message to my girl' as a beginner here - have to keep stealing that Kiwi gold and branding it Australian

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Originally Posted by CharlesXX
Great story. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you all the way.

As for banning you ..... As an Australian, I might be tempted to ban you for being a New Zealander, especially if you keep beating us in sport - rugby, netball, and cricket spring to mind. GGgrrr.

Keep that in mind.

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Originally Posted by OU812
Keep playing. Digital or Acoustic, pivot length, poor samples, poor action. Just keep playing. You owe it to yourself.

Statement of the year... As far as banning you, I will be the first one to support that move: you will have more time to enjoy playing and less stress from endless discussions of pivot lengths smile

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“ .... both real and digital .... “ .... i sense the basis of a ballad in your sentiments, something mellow, with a bit of blues and other cross-currents but ends well.

I think its time we stop banning people for being opinionated 🙂

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Originally Posted by drewr
I think its time we stop banning people for being opinionated 🙂

I don't think people have ever been banned for being opiniated. Impolite, yes. Expressing controversial opinions about world politics, yes. Opiniated about playing the piano, no.


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Thanks for the healthy dose of inspiration, OU812.

It's like we've become a caricature of ourselves smile I imagine an outsider looking into this place just shakes his head and says:
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Originally Posted by Animisha
I don't think people have ever been banned for being opiniated. Impolite, yes. Expressing controversial opinions about world politics, yes. Opiniated about playing the piano, no.

That is my sense of that, also.

It is all about how you go about expressing that opinion.

If you are rude and/or make it personal by attacking (verbally) someone else's opinion .... well, then it is probably a necessary action in order to keep the forum a place where members feel "safe" in expressing their opinion regardless of what it is.

Also, certain topics have been deemed inappropriate for this particular forum because they are too far removed from the topics this forum was created to discuss.

So ... from my experience .... banning seems to have been an infrequent occurrence and largely justified when it does occur.


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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Thanks for the healthy dose of inspiration, OU812.

It's like we've become a caricature of ourselves smile I imagine an outsider looking into this place just shakes his head and says:
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Gombessa, ‘tis not a silly place, PianoWorld!


‘Tis true that we beat around the bush, some.

‘Tis true that we beat each other up, some.

‘Tis also true that we learn something in the process, and if not for that bush, we would have no place but the cold, harsh, and unforgiving concrete.

Now, I ask, is it so wrong to cushion the landing, some, or are we to always hit the pavement face-first?

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Gombessa, ‘tis not a silly place, PianoWorld!

I had this one pre-made and ready to go:
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Originally Posted by Gombessa
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I play for myself, and sometimes for my family. I solemnly swear I am no good, but that's OK. Life would be too boring without piano in it. I have some decent instruments and gear. I have a teacher, and a job that allows me to spend the time I want with piano. Life is good. Music makes it better.

We won't be functioning homo sapiens if we didn't have opinions, so no one is getting banned for having opinions. And so lets share them all we want and allow others to as well. PW is a great forum. The amount of useful information outweighs all negative internet-related aspects. I'm glad to be with you all.


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If you are rude and/or make it personal by attacking (verbally) someone else's opinion ...
Certain topics have been deemed inappropriate for this particular forum ...

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Keep it on OU812, at least you had a 8 year head start than me, who started at the age of 55. Like you, I am doing it on my own. No teacher (so far). Enjoying every little progress I am making.


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Glad to hear you're enjoying playing! I'll pass on some unsolicited advice, take a few lessons from a pro and you will save yourself a lot of time in the future.

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Originally Posted by OU812
Keep playing. Digital or Acoustic, pivot length, poor samples, poor action. Just keep playing. You owe it to yourself.
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Words to live by.

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Originally Posted by CharlesXX
Great story. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you all the way.

As for banning you ..... As an Australian, I might be tempted to ban you for being a New Zealander, especially if you keep beating us in sport - rugby, netball, and cricket spring to mind. GGgrrr.

Keep that in mind.

hard to argue with this

great story mate. keep at it. been working on 'message to my girl' as a beginner here - have to keep stealing that Kiwi gold and branding it Australian

Us Brits better keep out o' this . . .a googly'll surely come our way if we don't . . .


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