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Playing piano can be hazardous to your health

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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    You’ll never believe what happened to me today. I was at my piano, practicing (duh), when I stood up to look inside my piano. One high note sounded off and I leaned over the music rack so that I could touch the strings. Suddenly, I smelled something burning, and much to my dismay it was my hair. It caught on fire! My piano light has halogen bulbs in it which I know are very hot because I’ve burned my fingers many times on them, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that they can catch a person’s hair on fire. But still! Now I have a chunk of hair that is short and the smell of burning hair lingers over my piano.
     
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    joeisapiano New Member Piano Society Artist

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    lol, this is the most random thing i've read in a while... :lol:

    makes my day!
     
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    Yes, these halogen bulbs become inconceivably hot. I too have one at my digital piano and you can't even touch it when it's on for just half a second. Be aware, folks! :wink:
     
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    I can't talk right now; my hair's on fire!

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-he-he-he-ho-ho-SNORT-ho-ho-ha-ha-he-he-ha-ha-ha.......
    That's so funny! I can just see you running down the street screaming, "My hair's on fire!" LOL
     
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    ok.....i've never thought that they can be so dangerous.... :D
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Whoa, Pianolady, glad it ended up alright. :D

    Indeed those halogen bulbs can get extremely hot and become real fire hazards. :x

    You're lucky because hair can burn very fast! :shock:

    In my case, I use a neon close to the piano because I find it more relaxing for my eyes.

    Also, when it's too hot during summer nights and since I couldn't stand additional heat from other types of bulbs, I would otherwise need to practice nekkies. :wink: 8)
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks, Martin, yes, it ended fine. I'm still alive. :lol:

    Um... I don't really get what you're talking about here. Is that a French thing? Do you mean you practice with neck ties on? Or you 'neck' when your practicing? ( would fit with the 'hot' summer nights)
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Ohhhhh. Thanks for the explanation. :wink: 8)
     
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    Sorry, sometimes I just like to write silly stuff. :lol:
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    You're not the only one. :wink: I can't even count how many silly things I have said here.
     
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    You're not the only one.
     
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    Don't worry. I've chalked them all up and I'll let you know when you reach 100 :lol:
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Great. :twisted: :)
     
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    > You’ll never believe what happened to me today.

    Was you playing some Scriabin pieces? Some persons who saw Scriabin concerts told that piano
    seems to fly, and also to light the fire.
    Another story : Jelly Roll Morton, and the string of his piano (after he played one of his "stomp")
    that set fire to his big cigar.

    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Wow! No, I was only playing a nocturne. :wink:


    So he leaned onto his strings to light his cigar? Funny! Or did the string break and sprang up to his mouth to light the cigar? even funnier!

    I read somewhere that Liszt had a pistol sitting on his piano and for one of his 'showy' pieces, he fired out shots on certain strategic bars, (and straight up into the air, I hope :shock: ) which added even more show-business to his performances.
     

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