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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:53 pm 
Hello everyone,

Have you got a favourite time to play or practise piano?
I like to practise piano early in the morning and midday (and sometimes at night). And I like to play piano in the evening or at night :). Are there any more people who like playing/practising piano at night? Or am I the only one? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:26 am 
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No, you are not the only one. I practice every morning, which is usually serious practicing. I also practice at night, but it's more playing just for pleasure, like letting my hair down and enjoying the connection between the physical and the emotional aspect of music. I love playing at night.

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Usually in the morning.There is too much going on during the day to be able to practice at any other point

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
I feel compelled to play after a lesson or recital or group meetings (every six weeks my former piano teacher holds an adult playing group, all his adult students get together at someone's house and play a piece fitting a theme)

Or....here is the big one....after I touch an extremely expensive piano!

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I always practice at night. I have a private dorm room, a digital with headphones, and no classes till noon. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:20 pm 
juufa72 wrote:
Or....here is the big one....after I touch an extremely expensive piano!


I touch an expensive piano every week. There are a lot af Steinway's at the conservatory, and every week I play on one of them. :D :D :D

And I've got a digital piano on my room. Again :D :D :D .


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My three favorite times are morning, noon and night.

Kidding aside, each time of day has its quirks, early morning is a time to be as pure as possible in one's technique (I'm not even sure what that means but it works for me). Afternoon is a great time to play as fast as my fingers want to go. Evening (when all the neighbors are home and trying to chill out) is the perfect time to make the piano purr like a kitten.

Bach for breakfast, Liszt for lunch and Chopin for dinner. :lol:


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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
PJF wrote:
Bach for breakfast, Liszt for lunch and Chopin for dinner. :lol:


C'mon, stick with the alliteration!

Bach for breakfast

Liszt for lunch

Dvork for dinner

Chopin for "Sch"nack

:wink:

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Man, I wish I had time to practice. Stupid high school teachers and their stupid assignments...

I guess if I have time to practice I do it at night. Not like 1:00 AM, but like 7:00 PM. And I'm pretty guilty of not practicing my lesson and being distracted by all of the music I have :oops: .


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definitly late at night after a good meal

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juufa72 wrote:
PJF wrote:
Bach for breakfast, Liszt for lunch and Chopin for dinner. :lol:


C'mon, stick with the alliteration!

Bach for breakfast

Liszt for lunch

Dvork for dinner

Chopin for "Sch"nack

:wink:

Dvorak's too much for dinner. How about Debussy for dinner? Or Schubert for supper? :lol:

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juufa72 wrote:
PJF wrote:
Bach for breakfast, Liszt for lunch and Chopin for dinner. :lol:


C'mon, stick with the alliteration!

Bach for breakfast

Liszt for lunch

Dvork for dinner

Chopin for "Sch"nack

:wink:


Thank you Mr. English Major Man :lol:
I stand corrupted. :lol:


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Come on, people. Chopin is dessert!

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pianolady wrote:
Come on, people. Chopin is dessert!


no he is the schnack!

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What is a schnack? And don't say snack. No way can Chopin be reduced to something trivial like that. Dessert to me is something sweet with chocolate and whipped cream. Makes you lick your lips, and soooo delicious that it is sinister.

Julius, do you have any trouble logging on at around 8:00 or 8:30 at night?

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Usually I start to feel a bit tired around 22:00. I often end up sitting on a chair in front of my piano, rather than lying in bed. I then play til about 24:00, but I've had days where I'd stop playing at 1:30 AM.

Clavinova + headphones ftw.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:25 pm 
Adam wrote:
Usually I start to feel a bit tired around 22:00. I often end up sitting on a chair in front of my piano, rather than lying in bed. I then play til about 24:00, but I've had days where I'd stop playing at 1:30 AM.

Clavinova + headphones ftw.


Already tired around 22:00? :P Sometimes, when I can't sleep, I play till 3:00 AM... Tempus fugit :shock: .


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I tend to play a lot at night. Typically I practice every night from 10:00 PM until 3:30 AM. Then I sleep until 5:30, and then get up to get ready for school around 6:00.

I've learned to live without sleep at night.

Sleeping through Astronomy class isn't hard to get away with. I also like to sleep at lunch. It works sometimes.

Energy drinks also help. Although, one day I had 3 Jolts in a row :shock: , and I actually started shaking. My heart rate shot through the roof, and I felt sick.

Gross... :(

But I digress...

Try playing a nocturne at night (what a novel idea!)... it's fun. I wrote a nocturne around a month ago. I play it every night around midnight and it really gets the feeling across. When I play it during the day... it doesn't sound right.

But life without sleep is fun. You should all try it! 8) (And yes... that little emoticon is also saying "it's cool to wear sunglasses at night.")

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8) isn't there a billy joel song with lyrics about playing the piano while wearing sunglasses at night? 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:57 pm 
Sunglasses in the dark??? :? Why would somebody do that? :roll:


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Sunglasses in the dark make everything seem cooler.

I don't know why though... :D

maybe because then even the moon is blocked out and you are in total darkness :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:58 am 
demonic_advent wrote:
Sunglasses in the dark make everything seem cooler.

I don't know why though... :D

maybe because then even the moon is blocked out and you are in total darkness :shock:


Hmmm, if you want to block the moonlight, you can also close your eyes...
And sunglasses can fall when you're playing piano...


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During the finals of a concerto competition held here in our august city a few weekends ago, one of the final contestants lost his glasses during a particularly exciting rendition of the paganini rhapsody by Rachmaninoff. I had my 6 year old with me, he sat up real straight and whispered to me ... "that man just played the glasses off his face!" :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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:lol:


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sometimes I lie in bed trying to stick to a normal sleep pattern, but my head is bursting with song... So I get up and tinkle away (with headphones on my keyboard, I don't plan on being lynched by my neighbours) - Late night practice always seems to bring out my creative side


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Usually I start to feel a bit tired around 22:00. I often end up sitting on a chair in front of my piano, rather than lying in bed. I then play til about 24:00, but I've had days where I'd stop playing at 1:30 AM.

Clavinova + headphones ftw.


Already tired around 22:00? :P Sometimes, when I can't sleep, I play till 3:00 AM... Tempus fugit :shock: .


Hehe, well, I've had days that I got home around 3:00 AM ( after going out with some friends ) and then instead of going to sleep, I'd start playing the piano. I then go to sleep at about 6 or 7 AM. Tempus fugit, indeed :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:53 pm 
:lol: you have defeated me


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:59 am 
I prefer working on technique (Hanon, scales) in the morning, around 8:00 or 9:00 am. Late morning can lead to some serious work on real music (Chopin, Bach and the like) and good composition time. The afternoon starts to digress with mindless improvisation and realizing that all that "warming up" in the morning has allowed me to play very fast. By early evening I'm playing Jazz and Showtunes but by nightfall I'm completely lost in Billy Joel and other good piano bar music.


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