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#20551 thara96

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 13:41

Gave my first cello lesson last night - what fun! wub.png

How did it go? What happened?


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 14:09

My adult student (who can already play the violin) played a load of bass notes while I played various tunes on the recorder. Like "The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round" and similar jolly little numbers. smile.png


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#20553 maggiemay

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:11

This was actually yesterday .... a lovely 3 minute handover between lessons: two boys, one grade 7 and the other who’s just done grade 2 and waiting for results.

The grade 2 boy and I were having a look at an old Piano Time pieces book, and we’d prep’d Gypsy Tango, which he liked. I thought I would play ‘Valse Triste’ for him, as a little taster for a future lesson, when the grade 7 boy rang the bell for his lesson, and I had the idea of asking him to play the piece instead. He’s done some Chopin, and I thought he would slip into the idiom of the Valse - and he did, playing it really nicely with some pedal.

Younger boy seemed suitably impressed - and liked the piece. Just a really nice interlude between two students who rarely meet, as the younger one normally comes on a different day. Made me smile for the rest of the day.
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#20554 Aquarelle

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:15

That's really nice Maggiemay !


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#20555 fsharpminor

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 19:18

It is 50 years today that my wife and I first met.wub.png


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#20556 Scaredycat

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 20:30

Congrats, fsharpminor!


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 15:40

Conversation with teenage piano pupil.

 

Pupil: I've just come back from Newquay - it was really fun.

 

Me: Were there lots of hunky Swedish surfers on the beach?

 

Pupil. No.

 

Me: Oh that's a shame.

 

Pupil: Yeah but there was the whole of the England rugby team!


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#20558 Bagpuss

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:00

Glamping :D
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#20559 jim palmer

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:04

It is 50 years today that my wife and I first met.wub.png

 

Ah yes I remember it well smile.png


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#20560 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:15

England's incredible nail-biting victory over New Zealand in the cricket world cup. A absolutely thrilling classic final!


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Posted Yesterday, 07:11

On my holidays in the land of Aquarelle. Lovely.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:05

My neighbour is having a garage built and has put a bright red portaloo in his front garden. Overnight, someone has put a notice on the portaloo's door "I'd give it a minute if I were you!"


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