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#16 JudithJ

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 21:19

Rewarding ourselves for hard work
QUOTE(Listener @ Feb 24 2013, 05:55 PM) View Post
Chocolate

Even if I have to work out why I'm owed a reward

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#17 fadedpages

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:02

How did you come up with your forum name?

QUOTE(Clarimoo @ Feb 26 2013, 09:06 AM) View Post

I play the clarinet and I'm a cow.
Not many cows play the clarinet although a herd of us did get together to form a Moosical society. We very much like the work of John Field and also Philip Glass.


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#18 JudithJ

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 22:07

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A-Z musical instruments
QUOTE(Norway @ Feb 25 2013, 12:03 PM) View Post
M - Morrisons in Penzance - carols with brass band. snowman2.gif
QUOTE(Norway @ Feb 26 2013, 07:03 PM) View Post
O - Opera House, Buxton - aged 18. I wanted to say that I'd played my oboe there, so took it into the ladies and played a little tune!

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#19 JudithJ

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:40

Half-dotted note
QUOTE(Cyrilla @ Feb 27 2013, 07:10 AM) View Post
This is what comes of being up at 4.42am!

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#20 JudithJ

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:11

a little rant
QUOTE(linda.ff @ Feb 26 2013, 09:46 PM) View Post
QUOTE(maggiemay @ Feb 26 2013, 03:31 PM) View Post
Though I think it's a fair point that dad probably is aware not much is being done here, and is trying to turn it round by blaming the teacher for 'nagging'. Would prefer you to have a magic wand, maybe?
It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I'm keeping him up to the mark, you're putting pressure on him, she's nagging him.

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#21 Clarimoo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:10

QUOTE(JudithJ @ Mar 1 2013, 07:11 AM) View Post

a little rant
QUOTE(linda.ff @ Feb 26 2013, 09:46 PM) View Post
QUOTE(maggiemay @ Feb 26 2013, 03:31 PM) View Post
Though I think it's a fair point that dad probably is aware not much is being done here, and is trying to turn it round by blaming the teacher for 'nagging'. Would prefer you to have a magic wand, maybe?
It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I'm keeping him up to the mark, you're putting pressure on him, she's nagging him.


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#22 Tenor Viol

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:58

QUOTE(Clarimoo @ Mar 1 2013, 09:10 AM) View Post
QUOTE(JudithJ @ Mar 1 2013, 07:11 AM) View Post

a little rant
QUOTE(linda.ff @ Feb 26 2013, 09:46 PM) View Post
QUOTE(maggiemay @ Feb 26 2013, 03:31 PM) View Post
Though I think it's a fair point that dad probably is aware not much is being done here, and is trying to turn it round by blaming the teacher for 'nagging'. Would prefer you to have a magic wand, maybe?
It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I'm keeping him up to the mark, you're putting pressure on him, she's nagging him.


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I've always like those irregularly conjugating verbs: I inform, you leak, he's broken Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act tongue.gif

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#23 JudithJ

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:05

CT ABRSM course
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At the end of the day I guess it's swings and roundabouts! biggrin.gif


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#24 JudithJ

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 00:41

BBC brain gender on-line test
QUOTE(limh @ Mar 10 2013, 11:37 PM) View Post
Thank Goodness, now I know that if I ever meet someone who's rotated their eyeballs inside out I'll still be able to work out what emotion they're expressing.

But I won't be able to tell them, and I'll probably forget where they were.

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#25 JudithJ

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:50

A late one that I've only just seen:

Random Thoughts Or Comments
QUOTE(polkadot @ Feb 25 2013, 01:12 AM) View Post
My ambition is to one day say something on the forum which is worthy of JudithJ's "Favourite post of the day" thread biggrin.gif

(It doesn't have to be just my favourites, anyone can join in.)

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#26 JudithJ

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:18

Aaaaaaaaaggghh - The Scream Thread!
QUOTE(katyjay @ Mar 13 2013, 04:05 PM) View Post
Dear Parent

Thank you for your note, and thank you also for taking the trouble to take a day off work and come to school yesterday to support your child's performance in the school music festival.

I do concur with you that your child would have performed with more confidence and fluency if the sheet music I provided earlier this term had been brought into school along with the recorder, but I find I must differ from you in the expectation that the school would have a duplicate copy available when your child's own music was forgotten.

I note your request to remind you before the next musical event to ensure you have packed your child's music, but I must confess that out of eight parents, seven managed to send their little darlings fully equipped, understanding from the words "music festival" that music would be required as well as instruments.

I have to say, I don't consider any time spent supporting your child's effort is "wasted", regardless of the outcome of that particular class. Your child played very well and this should be celebrated, even if a more organised family's offspring won the contest.

Kind regards


(When I started this thread, I anticipated collecting useful bits of musical wisdom. It doesn't appear to be panning out that way.)
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#27 Louise H

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 19:02

QUOTE(JudithJ @ Mar 13 2013, 06:18 PM) View Post

Aaaaaaaaaggghh - The Scream Thread!
QUOTE(katyjay @ Mar 13 2013, 04:05 PM) View Post
Dear Parent

Thank you for your note, and thank you also for taking the trouble to take a day off work and come to school yesterday to support your child's performance in the school music festival.

I do concur with you that your child would have performed with more confidence and fluency if the sheet music I provided earlier this term had been brought into school along with the recorder, but I find I must differ from you in the expectation that the school would have a duplicate copy available when your child's own music was forgotten.

I note your request to remind you before the next musical event to ensure you have packed your child's music, but I must confess that out of eight parents, seven managed to send their little darlings fully equipped, understanding from the words "music festival" that music would be required as well as instruments.

I have to say, I don't consider any time spent supporting your child's effort is "wasted", regardless of the outcome of that particular class. Your child played very well and this should be celebrated, even if a more organised family's offspring won the contest.

Kind regards


(When I started this thread, I anticipated collecting useful bits of musical wisdom. It doesn't appear to be panning out that way.)

I liked this one too!
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#28 corenfa

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 22:25

From "Music for your instrument, When do you go from beginner to musician?"

as suggested by Misterioso

QUOTE(limh @ Mar 13 2013, 09:39 PM) View Post

... Oh, and to music. I'm afraid I don't have a target piece. Actually it's more like I landed with a spoon in a vast new trifle I didn't know existed. ...

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#29 JudithJ

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 00:57

Aaaaaaaaaggghh - The Scream Thread!
QUOTE(katyjay @ Mar 15 2013, 05:25 PM) View Post
Dear Senior Team Leader

I hope I can call you that - colleague sounds so inappropriate somehow.

But how can you be a Senior Team leader - do you have a Junior Team Leader? Surely either one leads the team or one doesn't.

Or does it mean you lead the Senior Team and someone else leads the Junior Team, and if so, who decides who is in which team?

And what are they teams for anyway? But I digress.

Thank you so much for today's e-mail inviting me to the training afternoon next Wednesday.

I rejoice that the Local Education Authority has finally decided to implement the government's singing projects - only four years after they were initially launched.

It strikes me that this is a major step forwards for a music service who hired a singing specialist to teach recorder on the grounds that they didn't offer singing as a subject. And who only wanted recorder taught in Key Stages one and two, which presumably would be the Junior Team, so why am I being included in the Senior Team? But I digress again.

When I agreed to work for your music service, I made it clear that Wednesday is not a day I am available.

If you have my details on your database, and I must assume you do as you sent me this e-mail, you would know this to be the case. You would also know, if you have my details on your database, that I am not officially authorised to be on school premises, as I have no identity card. You would see that you threatened me with disciplinary action on several occasions when I refused to obtain the identity card, and were not satisfied with my reasons for refusing to do so.

These reasons, which appear not to have reached your database despite four years of my trying to get the message through to you, can be summed up in one simple sentence:

I do not work for you, as I resigned in 2009.

Please stop sending me mails. I blocked your predecessor's address, and will now be blocking yours.

Kind regards

(I think that Katyjay is trying to gain the accolade of "Most Quoted Poster".)
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:17

'Shoes in Performance', General Music Forum
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Personally I prefer Jimmy Choo, which are clearly excellent working shoes too:
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