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Old 08-24-2011, 08:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 1louder View Post
I love music and I play guitar. I'm not good enough to make a lot of stuff but when i will be, I migfht just knit a bag for my sheets.
Good plan!
I've been wanting to knit a gig bag for my keyboard, with very sturdy, craft yarn. Just to make it easier to carry.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
I got my first guitar for my 50th birthday and taught myself to play. You really can teach an old dog new tricks.
That's good news! I'll be sure to share it with my adult piano students.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #13
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I played flute until I lost it in house fire, and was a singer until an accident ruined my vocal chords. I'm trying to rehab my voice and teach myself piano. I'm also trying to learn guitar. I don't suppose any of you music teacher types have any suggestions for getting an ambidextrous student to be able to play piano? It took me years to learn to type because both hands try to follow both sets of signals at the same time. (Talk about confusing!)

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Old 08-25-2011, 12:42 AM   #14
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I'm a piano teacher. If you lived in my area, I would try to help!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:10 PM   #15
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I took piano lessons when I was a kid. What my teacher did was to make us practice scales over and over with both the left and right hands. He always insisted that the scales be practiced with curved fingers. It seemed tedious and pointless, but it helped a lot later on in the fingering on various musical selections. I could do it with ease. One thing that may be fun for him and pique his interest would be musical selections played entirely with the left hand.

I don't play piano anymore. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but I was privileged to have been taught by Irving Schwerke. His name may not mean anything to you. During the 1930's and 40's, he was a concert pianist who performed before the crowned heads of Europe. He was also a renowned music critic. He lived in Paris and had to flee when the Nazis invaded France. It was an honor to have known him.

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #17
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Hi from England..

I have recently started knitting again..well I have to, as I have just bought a spinning wheel!

I play the tenor horn in a brass band in England and have not long arrived home from band practice. I am trying to teach myself to play the piano.
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HMMM, I hesitate to say I am a musician, but I have played the violin and piano all my life. I have never played professionally, just community orchestras and a wedding here and there (if I even play or hear Pachalbel's Cannon again it will be too soon). Along that same note (pun intended) some girls dream of and plan their wedding dress - I had all my wedding music picked years ago !
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