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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:03 pm 
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wow that's absolutely gorgeous! i envy you.


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pianolady wrote:
Oh good - piano pictures! ( I wonder if other people are as titillated by looking at pianos as we are? :lol:)

Looks like a very nice piano, Sarah. I'm sure it will bring you many years of enjoyment!


Thank you!

Yeah, sometimes I ask the same question myself... my heart starts drumming at the sight of one of those curvaceous beauties, but the rest of my friends and most of my family couldn't be any less impressed! :lol:

caleblargo wrote:
wow that's absolutely gorgeous! i envy you.


Thank you too! No need to envy me... just be patient and I'm sure a great piano will be in your future. :D I will say that I have put up with a 1949 Wurlitzer spinet for fifteen years so that we could save for a better instrument. It was worth the wait!

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Sarah, my sincere congratulation!! :D
He is really handsome and sings so beautifully!
Your playing is very nice, too. It's filled with a passion that is I think hardly to hear in a rendition of that famous piece. Looking forward to hear more from you :!:
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Thank you very much for the kind offer on the recording, but I think I want to work on this recording business for a while before I submit anything permanent. :wink:

Don't be a perfectionist and share with us the pieces on which you're working :) BTW did you buy a recording equipment?

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hyenal wrote:
Sarah, my sincere congratulation!! :D
He is really handsome and sings so beautifully!
Your playing is very nice, too. It's filled with a passion that is I think hardly to hear in a rendition of that famous piece. Looking forward to hear more from you :!:


Thank you for your kind congratulations! And thanks for the compliment too... you are very sweet! :D It encourages me to continue working at it. :wink:

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Don't be a perfectionist and share with us the pieces on which you're working :) BTW did you buy a recording equipment?


Okay, I'll fight my perfectionist tendencies. :wink: A couple of weeks after getting the piano, I decided that it was time to buy a recorder. So, I did. :D At the suggestion of some of the folks here I got a M-Audio Mictrotrack II model. So far, I've really liked it and have figured it out enough to use it.

I remember a long time ago that you mentioned that it was good to have the ability to self-critique one's playing, and I really see that now! The recorder tells the truth, even when the truth isn't pretty. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:12 am 
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congrats


I hope to be as lucky as you someday. Sounds like a perfect combination of mellow and bright mixed together. I think a half'n'half sound is nice. :)

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Thank you! Yes, I'm very blessed.

I hope you'll be able to get a piano you like soon!

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Guess I got luck sooner than I thought. Hope you have a chance to see and hear the old/new piano. Of course some work will have to be done on it, but it's in very good shape for the age. Hope you are enjoying yours.

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Congratulations! I look forward to hearing and seeing it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Long, Dark, and Handsome
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:33 am 
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So, Sarah, how is life with the new piano now that you've had it a while? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Long, Dark, and Handsome
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Thanks for asking... the novelty of having something that's actually got a pianissimo hasn't quite worn off yet. :lol: Before the piano arrived I was excited about having an instrument that had guts that really worked, but I wasn't able to fully anticipate how wonderful a "musical" instrument would be. Something that actually had a tone, that could produce varied colors and shades... it's been fun exploring! My students have seemed to like that as well, even though they often can't put it into words.

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 Post subject: Re: Long, Dark, and Handsome
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:36 am 
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Hehe, I'm glad you are enjoying it. Actually, I'm not sure the novelty ever quite wears off. :lol:

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Horowitzian wrote:
Looks as good as it sounds, Sarah! Congrats. :wink:

Good thing you got a Jansen bench too. You back and "sit upon" will thank you for years to come. :D :lol:


I agree, and Jansen bench is a MUST! I got hooked when I started playing a Steinway B owned by a friend of mine, and he had a Jansen bench. I had the legs on mine custom made to match my piano, and a little bit shorter than standard because I don't like my knees to hit the bottom of the keybed. They are pricey, but worth it!!

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