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#20041 Gran'piano

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 15:09

Having read HelenVJ’s comments about hand position, fingers ‘too far from the black notes’ in another thread, I thought I would take a look at mine. I have recorded the sound of my playing once or twice before but never made a video. I wondered what my fingers were doing when I wasn’t keeping an eye on them. Unfortunately, I now know.
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#20042 Dr. Rogers

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 15:40

I quite literally screamed last night.

 

For the past three months, I have been working on the Debussy's prelude Bruyères as part of my ARSM programme.  In bar 29, I have been playing a B-flat major chord on the downbeat (a la bars 23, 25, 33, and 35). 

 

Last night I realized it's supposed to be a G minor.

 

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#20043 corenfa

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:55

I quite literally screamed last night.

For the past three months, I have been working on the Debussy's prelude Bruyères as part of my ARSM programme. In bar 29, I have been playing a B-flat major chord on the downbeat (a la bars 23, 25, 33, and 35).

Last night I realized it's supposed to be a G minor.

Oof. wacko.pngmad.gifill.gif


That happened with my ATCL, 3 months before the exam I discovered that due to playing from memory, my brain had substituted several similar sounding harmonies in several of the pieces.

The time to REALLY scream is if you find this out AFTER the exam.
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#20044 dorfmouse

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:26

Never mind. It's all relative, innit!!
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#20045 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:37

 

My Rexel giant office stapler broke. I've ordered a new one, heavy duty. Looks like solid brushed aluminium; I bet it isn't. I'm looking forward to its arrival.

Sigh. It arrived. Beautiful. Solid, die-cast, brushed aluminium. Contains 500 staples, the box says. Nope. Emailed supplier: "The boxes are all empty."

So I had to order some separately. Minimum order 2,500. 500 would have been enough.

 

The 2,500 staples arrived. The Stapler didn't work (tongue not attached to chassis).

Got a refund. Oh joy.


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#20046 Violin Hero

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:29

 

 

My Rexel giant office stapler broke. I've ordered a new one, heavy duty. Looks like solid brushed aluminium; I bet it isn't. I'm looking forward to its arrival.

Sigh. It arrived. Beautiful. Solid, die-cast, brushed aluminium. Contains 500 staples, the box says. Nope. Emailed supplier: "The boxes are all empty."

So I had to order some separately. Minimum order 2,500. 500 would have been enough.

 

The 2,500 staples arrived. The Stapler didn't work (tongue not attached to chassis).

Got a refund. Oh joy.

 

Shame that the stapler was faulty. At least you now have a lifetime supply of staples.


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