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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:44 pm 
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RSPIll wrote:
I know what you mean. After a point, the brain just separates into two parts

Ah yes. That happened to me some years ago. They've never quite come together again :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:17 am 
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techneut wrote:
RSPIll wrote:
I know what you mean. After a point, the brain just separates into two parts

Ah yes. That happened to me some years ago. They've never quite come together again :lol:


We suffer from "sesquitertia". The pharmaceutical companies will certainly come up with a pill that cures it while giving us innumerable side effects that are worse than the disease. :D (My favorite is the pill for "restless leg syndrome". It makes you want to gamble and have more sex. Sounds like the state of Nevada sponsored its creation. :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:03 am 
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I used to have restless leg syndrome.

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Yes, Richard, you should be embarrassed. :P :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
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But you should not be embarrassed by your playing. Apart from the rhythm problems there's nothing there I can see that should make you want to give up and join a Trappist monastery. Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:13 pm 
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Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)

I don't think they do. They're just too busy brewing beer all day (and drinking it in the evenings, probably).

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
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techneut wrote:
jim_24601 wrote:
Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)

I don't think they do. They're just too busy brewing beer all day (and drinking it in the evenings, probably).

Yes ... you drink enough Trappist beer, you won't be able to talk (or do much else :D)


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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
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techneut wrote:
jim_24601 wrote:
Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)

I don't think they do. They're just too busy brewing beer all day (and drinking it in the evenings, probably).


I want to be a Trappist Monk. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:28 pm 
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RSPIll wrote:
techneut wrote:
jim_24601 wrote:
Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)

I don't think they do. They're just too busy brewing beer all day (and drinking it in the evenings, probably).


I want to be a Trappist Monk. :D


Me too! I'm half-German you know.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gershwin Prelude No. 2
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jim_24601 wrote:
But you should not be embarrassed by your playing. Apart from the rhythm problems there's nothing there I can see that should make you want to give up and join a Trappist monastery. Do Trappists even forbid piano playing? I thought it was just talking :)


Thank you there! The frustration comes from not being able to get a single good take. Maybe if I had played this at a concert a slip or two might be glossed over, but on a recording... On something that will be listened to again and again, at times by someone with the score in hand, a wrong note or rhythm just cannot be tolerated and I think everyone will agree there.

It is rather like walking on a tightrope. any single slip is fatal and, knowing that any wrong step is fatal. nervousness makes you take tha false step and fall.

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