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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:32 am 
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Hi Monica, very nice indeed! Some have remarked where some passages are not as smooth. I haven't learned this piece, but like many other Chopin pieces it's difficult to play legato with fluidity and make all the parts fit seamlessly to tempo. Don't harp on the small pinkie syndrome - you're not the only one.

But I gotta harp on something! :lol:


That's it. You were playing the HARP. Practicing for heaven. :roll: :idea: :?: :!: :arrow: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:53 am 
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RSPIll wrote:
pianolady wrote:
88man wrote:
Hi Monica, very nice indeed! Some have remarked where some passages are not as smooth. I haven't learned this piece, but like many other Chopin pieces it's difficult to play legato with fluidity and make all the parts fit seamlessly to tempo. Don't harp on the small pinkie syndrome - you're not the only one.

But I gotta harp on something! :lol:


That's it. You were playing the HARP. Practicing for heaven. :roll: :idea: :?: :!: :arrow: :roll:


I love the harp! I am reminded of going to Marshall Fields on State Street in downtown Chicago every Christmas. There was always this beautiful woman playing a harp in one of the lobbies. She had long, golden hair and played a bejeweled golden harp and she even had on a long, gold gown. I was memorized every time I watched her play.

But you want to know what's funny? The first thing that came to my mind when I read your comment, Scott, was that I was playing a jews harp! :mrgreen: :oops: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:36 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
I love the harp! I am reminded of going to Marshall Fields on State Street in downtown Chicago every Christmas. There was always this beautiful woman playing a harp in one of the lobbies. She had long, golden hair and played a bejeweled golden harp and she even had on a long, gold gown. I was memorized every time I watched her play.

But you want to know what's funny? The first thing that came to my mind when I read your comment, Scott, was that I was playing a jews harp! :mrgreen: :oops: :lol:


(I think you meant "mesmerized" :idea: {Vocabulary Police here}).

Ahhhh, Marshall Fields on State Street, that Great Street. I always loved going there when we would take the train up to visit relatives. We would always eat in the Walnut Room. Did Macy's :evil: keep the Walnut Room?

Now I have the full picture. You in your long, golden gown (with golden slippers, I am sure) and your long, golden hair playing a bejeweled jews harp playing "Silent Night", "Away in a Manger", and "Jingle Bells."

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:38 pm 
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RSPIll wrote:
(I think you meant "mesmerized" :idea: {Vocabulary Police here}).

Damn ! I missed that one :x

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
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techneut wrote:
RSPIll wrote:
(I think you meant "mesmerized" :idea: {Vocabulary Police here}).

Damn ! I missed that one :x


Ure Sliping, kRIS!


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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Oi. speling mistak

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:21 am 
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Oh you guys.... :)
I was trying to be so careful last night when I wrote that, but I did drink a little merlot beforehand, so...well...you know....

My bejeweled jews harp :lol: .

Yes, the Walnut Room is still there - complete with the tall Christmas tree and Jimminy Cricket on top (or whatever the heck that little guy's name is....must be the wine again....we're celebrating right now because finally Osama Bin Laden is gone!!!!) ( I dont' think I'm going to feel too well at work tomorrow....)

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:58 am 
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pianolady wrote:
....we're celebrating right now because finally Osama Bin Laden is gone!!!!

That must be a relief. How long's he been staying with you then ?

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Hi
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pianolady wrote:
....we're celebrating right now because finally Osama Bin Laden is gone!!!!

That must be a relief. How long's he been staying with you then ?

Oh haha again :lol:
I meant "goner".
I think I am going to pay more attention to your writing! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
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pianolady wrote:
I think I am going to pay more attention to your writing! :)

Always a good thing :P

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:14 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
Oh you guys.... :)
I was trying to be so careful last night when I wrote that, but I did drink a little merlot beforehand, so...well...you know....

My bejeweled jews harp :lol: .

Yes, the Walnut Room is still there - complete with the tall Christmas tree and Jimminy Cricket on top (or whatever the heck that little guy's name is....must be the wine again....we're celebrating right now because finally Osama Bin Laden is gone!!!!) ( I dont' think I'm going to feel too well at work tomorrow....)


BTW Monica,
You were the means by which I learned last night that we got OBL! I Called my wife (visiting in California) rightaway, proving that all the time I spend on PS is definitely worth it! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
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You were the means by which I learned last night that we got OBL! I Called my wife (visiting in California) rightaway, proving that all the time I spend on PS is definitely worth it! :D

Why Eddy, you mean to say you actually learnt something here ? :lol: :P

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
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Guess I am the town crier. But OMG I'm so glad I typed the right words. I was at my computer (listening to piano music, of course), when the news broke. My son called to me from downstairs saying, "Obama has been killed!" I was completely stunned and really in shock :shock: :shock:

So then I finally ran downstairs to watch the television and my goofy son said that he meant to say Osama, not Obama.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:26 pm 
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techneut wrote:
musical-md wrote:
You were the means by which I learned last night that we got OBL! I Called my wife (visiting in California) rightaway, proving that all the time I spend on PS is definitely worth it! :D

Why Eddy, you mean to say you actually learnt something here ? :lol: :P


Absolutely! Even now with your use of the word "learnt" rather than "learned," as is more the standard in America. I think this is a wonderful on-line community. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chopin - Impromptu No. 1
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:43 am 
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musical-md wrote:
Absolutely! Even now with your use of the word "learnt" rather than "learned," as is more the standard in America. I think this is a wonderful on-line community. :)

I know you are a learned person, Eddy.
But this being an European site, we use the Queen's English here :P

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