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Discussion in 'Technique' started by jjj, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Oh, where to start ! If you want a respectable website it would be best need to start all over again. I can only give some very general tips.

    - Use good quality, sharp, nice-looking and relevant images. If you can't find a good one, use no image.

    - Do not praise your own talents all the time (nobody believes that someone else has written all this about you).

    - Back up claims with documents, dates, links.... The Internet is a hard and cynical world. People look for references, and Google is my friend.

    - Omit irrelevant information. Paul Newman and Billy Connolly are hardly authorities on classical music, and neither was Klaus Wunderlich to be honest.

    etc....

    Images, fonts, layout, etc are important, but content is what matters above all.

    The reason I harp on all this is that we've a history on Piano Society of people making all manner of false claims. I make it a habit of researching
    and refuting any false or improbable claims. Like this wannabe composer who mentioned a specific pianist as a protagonist of his work. I contacted that
    pianist and she promptly replied that she'd never even heard of the guy. I was now thinking of contacting Prof. Erber to ask for details on his
    collaboration with you (the others are all dead alas, and I'm not going to try and ask Connolly) but I've so far fount no contact address. Also I find
    no evidence that Erber is the "pianist of the Gewandhaus" as you write. It's either not true or not important enough to mention on Wikipedia
    or www.chopin-gesellschaft.de.

    So, we've had some good sparring, and managed to keep everything nice and civilized despite the incompatible stand points. Quite feat - all too often
    arguments end in bitterness and shouting.

    I wish you well. And as I wrote, come back any time to talk about piano matters.
     
  2. jjj

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    Well, I'll try to follow your good advice. Yet, I think in my case as a Pop and classical musician, I should mention my personal brush with Paul Newman, Billy Connolly and Wunderlich and conductor Stuart Challender, because these world renown personality lend some credibility to my musical creativity. The most important thing is that everything I mentioned there (and here in this forum) is 100% true and honest. Of course then again, everything can be refuted. That's why I thought offering evidence/ copies of the correspondence of these 3 artists on demand to serious or important people, studios etc.
    Yes, he seems not to care much about self-promotion, because he an accomplished pianist. Well, all I know is from the Info of my sister, when I met the great man and we had a little go; he on his grand and I on whistle... :) I met him only once in Leipzig and we went for a swim in the nearby sand pond. My sister said that if I had more time he would have organized something with the Gewandhaus Orchestra (Kurt Mazur). I regret having missed that chance, because that would have given me a good start in the classical music world. I still have a VHS video cassette, in which he talks (in German) to his little daughter, saying: "...diese Video Aufnahmen schicken wir dem Onkel Hansi in Australien. Er ist ein Kunstpfeifer"... or something like this. This delivers some proof of my claim. I also have a recording from Swiss TV and radio interviews with famous Australian ABC-radio personalities: Leo Schofield, Tony Delroy, John Hall, John Pearce, Rev. Vernon Turner etc. That's all from some 25 years of public exposure.
    Yes, I'm not into silly arguments either, even if it gets a bit more nasty, it's easy for me to back down, since the truth defends itself!
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    Today I found some time to change quite a lot on my website http://jdrinda.tripod.com/ for the better. It now promotes my artistic creativity as an all-round musician. Also changed a few Porn Pic etc. Please be so kind to let me know if there's anything else, what might cause people to vomit... :)
     
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    Oh quite a lot. But I am not aspiring to be your web content advisor. I find it very difficult and a waste of time to help people who have no self-criticism.
    This one goodie here
    must take pride of place. And that after you have called yourself a "classical" musician... At least, some classical pieces seem to
    be good enough to whistle over, supposedly making them better music.

    Your musical outlook seems like a one-man religion to me. Please, no more !
     

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