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I mentioned in another thread that I'd post pictures of our latest Piano Buddies event at my house on Sunday July 18th, when I got them. So, here they are.

We had a great time, and everyone was relaxed and laid back. Some great piano music for sure, and Laurie and Sam played a duet on the clarinet and piano. Sam and Paul played a 4 hands duet on the Yamaha C7.

We all had a great time for sure! smile

Sam and Laurie
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Sam giving some background of the composer of his selected piece.
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Laurie again, who also plays the piano
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Sam and Paul playing the 4-hands duet on the C7 (sounded great!)
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Yours truly playing the Baldwin R (I need to work on my posture at the piano:-)
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... and a good time was had by all!

Nice pics, Rich; thanks for sharing.

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I wish I could come! Nice to have audience who care about piano! Does everyone prepare the same piece?
Thanks for sharing!

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Sounds like fun. You've got quite a few people in the group. How many pieces were played?

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Great photos!!!

How did people choose which piano to play?


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Originally Posted by metta
I wish I could come! Nice to have audience who care about piano! Does everyone prepare the same piece?
Thanks for sharing!

No, each participant selects the piece/tune/arraignment/song they want to play. On occasion, two buddies might select the same piece or tune, but we hear it from two different perspectives. We do not know ahead of time what the other is going to play, usually.

Any and all genres of music are welcome. Otherwise, I would not be welcome, because most of my playing is non-classical, oldies rock-n-roll, blues, pop, country, Gospel or my own original songs and arraignments. Last Sunday I played my version of Suwannee River Boogie, and one of my original blues songs, "Wishy-Washy Woman".

So, there is some musical diversity among the group, for sure. smile

And, yes, you are welcome to come next time! smile

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Originally Posted by c++
Sounds like fun. You've got quite a few people in the group. How many pieces were played?

You are correct, not all the attendees played the piano. Some individuals participate in the evets because they like the music and the comradery, and are friends or acquaintances of other members.

There was one other Piano Buddy member there who chose not to perform this time.

I have seen as many as 25 or more Piano Buddies at an event, and as few as 6 or 8. The COVID-19 pandemic did curtail the attendance to an extent. The events are usually held monthly at least 10 months out of the year.

All the best!

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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Great photos!!!

How did people choose which piano to play?

Hi, Dr. ShiroKuro.

Since I was the host of the event this time, I got to play first. So, I played one tune on the Baldwin R, and another on the Yamaha C7.

That kind of set the stage for the group, and they all played one piece on the Baldwin R and another on the C7. Both sounded good, and even better when listening to someone else play them! smile

I guess most all pianos sound better from a distance, than sitting at the piano bench playing.

I'll look forward to having you and Mr. ShiroKuro attend and perform one of these days! smile

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Sounds like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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Originally Posted by Rickster
Since I was the host of the event this time, I got to play first. So, I played one tune on the Baldwin R, and another on the Yamaha C7.

That kind of set the stage for the group, and they all played one piece on the Baldwin R and another on the C7. Both sounded good, and even better when listening to someone else play them! smile

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Yes!!! I'm sure we'll get out that way eventually, we are kind of waiting till we buy a new car to make any longer drives -- but wouldn't you know it, there's a shortage of new cars too! Good grief!

But when we do, I'll be sure to prepare at least two songs so I can play both of your pianos too! smile


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We had a lot of fun! The Rickster is too modest - he plays and sings really well. And writes his own songs! It's cool to have two grands to play. They both look and sound great!

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Great pictures Rickster and it looks like great fun too.


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Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb


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Wow! This looks like it was so much fun!

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Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb

I'd definitely consider attending that! (If it's open to everyone.) Have been trying to find a piano group in the South Florida area. No luck so far. I may have to start one. :-)


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Thanks for sharing Rick! How cool to have a big room with two grands to play! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Sam, do you still have two grand pianos or did you sell the one?


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Originally Posted by j&j
Thanks for sharing Rick! How cool to have a big room with two grands to play! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Sam, do you still have two grand pianos or did you sell the one?

I sold the old Bechstein. In its place is a 1969 7 foot 2 manual Morley harpsichord - that I am constantly working on. It's more work than the old Bechstein ever was - an unending project...

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Thanks for posting pics. Rick! Looks like a great time!

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Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb

I am all for it. I would be happy to host.


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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Thanks for posting pics. Rick! Looks like a great time!

Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb

I am all for it. I would be happy to host.

Thanks, Rich!

I actually thought about you and Cunningham piano a few weeks ago, when my sister and I visited our older brother who lives in northeaster Ohio. We drove up to Ohio and spent a week with our brother and his wife, and had a great time.

As we got near our brother's place, we saw a sign on the interstate that said "New York City 400 Miles". I thought to myself, well, we could visit NYC while we are here, and maybe Philly, and Rich Gallissini's piano store. smile

My sister and I had a great time visiting with our brother, and we got to see some things we've never seen before, in real life, like the Amish driving the horse and buggies down the highway. My brother lives near Kinsman Ohio, in Amish country, near the Pennsylvania border.

Maybe one of these days I'll have another opportunity to visit Cunningham Piano, and play some of your pianos, if you allow country-hicks like me to visit your shop! smile

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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Thanks for posting pics. Rick! Looks like a great time!

Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb

I am all for it. I would be happy to host.

I belong to another group (Georgia Musicale Group) that meets at Pianoworks in Duluth Georgia, on the north side of Atlanta. Excellent pianos, excellent concert space. But it's a long drive for me...

Piano Buddies is in what we call the southern crescent, the string of towns south of Atlanta - we go from house to house, except for one trip to Columbus to visit Sally Philipps piano business.

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Originally Posted by Talão
Wow! This looks like it was so much fun!

Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Looks like everyone had a great time!

Maybe we should start a piano buddies chapter on the eastern seaboard! thumb

I'd definitely consider attending that! (If it's open to everyone.) Have been trying to find a piano group in the South Florida area. No luck so far. I may have to start one. :-)

Sure, it should be open to everyone! thumb


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