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#121 EdGJ

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:15

Please get back on topic so that we don't have to close this thread - thanks.

 

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#122 Norway

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:10

[Favourite post from Harvestmouse - exactly the sort of thing I would do!]

 

I bought some orange juice from the Co-Op, brought it home and saw it said "use by 24..." I was crossed at having bought something out of date and when I was amazed that they had others on the shelf with the same date. I was about to alert a member of staff when I noticed that the month was for June and not May. Phew, that was close, I nearly got put in the daft old lady bucket!

 


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#123 balu114

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 18:21

There you go JudithJ!


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#124 JudithJ

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 20:38

Oh thank you!

Now I just need to find a great quote to post.

Quick someone, say something good.
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#125 JudithJ

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 23:40

Aaaaaaaaaggghh - The Scream Thread!

EdGJ is a hero! :D


Damaged yourself playing/singing?

... My hubby ... Twisting badly when taking gear out of the van, he ended up with kidney failure!! It was only temporary, righted itself in three weeks, and even the consultant couldn't quite explain why but put it down to the painkilling gel we used after :-/


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#126 hummingbird

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 12:42

You get some odd complaints as well. One parent looked at me very accusingly when she dropped her son off for his lesson. She said: "He's getting very upset because you tell him he's playing wrong notes."

 

:rofl:

 

Love the thread which this post was from :lol:


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 21:58

I just had to resurrect this thread for this post:
 

... if you think it would help get the point across, you could also try showing him what it's like - ask him to teach you how to play one of his favourite pieces.  Sit down and ask him what to you need to do.  As he starts to tell you, interrupt him and shout "I got it!" then launch into playing, complete with as many deliberate errors as you can!  If he tries to talk again, just play a bit louder, and maybe even make a show of turning away from him and not listening!  Afterwards say, "Didn't I do well!  I didn't even need to listen to you!", and see what he says!   :D

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#128 Witzend

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:13

Post went wrong somehow - deleted.
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Posted 16 June 2016 - 17:40

By popular request, this thread is resurrected for Splog's post :D
 

All suggestions for agricultural piano repertoire welcome! :)
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I might add Watching the Wheat (her farm is mainly arable).


Pink Panther theme? (durum, durum, durum durum durum.....)


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#130 JudithJ

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:00

... these days effort is conflated with putting time in. We have people in the chorus who think they've worked hard on their songs because they've spent a long time listening to them, but haven't done anything to actively learn them, which of course requires genuine effort. Similarly, being at rehearsal might feel like effort but  those poeple who don't listen to what they're told and try and do it, and then try and remember it it and do it always, are not actually putting in any effort, they just think they are. Praising effort has to be VERY specific and nailed down!

I love this. There is lots of interesting information in the whole thread, but this struck a chord.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 22:02

This is a long post by Linda.ff offering help on sight-reading to an adult who has made a lot of progress learning piano without a teacher. It is beautiful, personal, and full of wisdom.


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#132 hummingbird

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:02

On the benefits or otherwise of using predictive text:
 
 

I will never forget when my husband read out a text to him which began 'Dear Iguana'. Suffice to say, he's not really called Iguana.

 
 
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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:48

Adults tend not to bang the keys whilst you are talking, draw little rockets on their sight-reading cards and insist on doing a glissando at the end of every line of music. ('Outer Space' has a lot to answer for! Grrr)

With adults it can be more of a lesson and less an episode of Playschool.

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