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  1. pianolady

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    :lol: :lol:

    Ok, here are a couple more....

    no. 7 - Lady Goths

    no. 9 - Missy Goths (could also be no. 7)

    no. 11 - Icky Goths
     
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    Very good,rainer!
    Well, here is the whole story:


    A GOTHIC GALA

    1--What Gothic people were very active?
    2- What Gothic people had magic powers?
    3--What Gothic people suffered from vertigo?
    4--What Gothic people were effervescent?
    5--What Gothic people were very macho?
    6--What Gothic people were constantly urinating?
    7--What Gothic people were very feminine?
    6--What Gothic people were rich and aristocratic?
    9--What Gothic people never hit their target?
    10-What Gothic people were very cowardly?
    11-What Gothic people were quite gruesome?
    12-What Gothic people were often in a fog?
    13-What Gothic people were always striking people?
    14-What Gothic people were very gaudy?
    15-Whaat Gothic people suffered from epilepsy?
    16--What Gothic people were named after the nickname of a British Queen?
    17-What Gothic people wore boxing gloves ?
    18--What Gothic people had problems with sand?
    19--What Gothic people were absent?
    20--What Gothic people were always giving examinations?


    ANSWERS

    1--The Busy Goths.
    2--The Wizzy Goths.
    3--The Dizzy Goths.
    4--The Fizzy Goths.
    5--The His-y Goths.
    6--The Pissy Goths.
    7--The Missy Goths.
    8--The Ritzy Goths.
    9--The Miss-y-Goths.
    10-The Sissy Goths.
    11-The Grizzly Goths.
    12-The Misty Goths.
    13_The Hit sy Goths
    14-The Glitzy Goths.
    15-The Fitsy Goths
    16-The Lizzy Goths (Queen Elizabeth).
    17-The Fisty Goths
    18-The Gritsy Goths.
    19-The Missing Goths.
    20- The Quiz-y Goths.

    FROM ARNOLD VANCE

    1--Who was the most enlightened Goth
    2--Where did Supergoth live?
    3--What do Goths fly on?
    4--What is a young Goth called?
    5--Who gathers Goths together?
    6--What's a Gothic curse?
    7--What did God say to the Goths?
    8-What did Bach compose for the Goths?

    ANSWERS

    1--Gothama
    2--Gotham
    3--Gothamer wings
    4--A Gothling
    5--A Gotherd
    6--Goth-dammit!
    7--Goth forth and multiply
    8--The Gothberg Variations [That's my favorite! ]


    MY RE PLY TO ARNOLD

    1--What does a wealthy Goth say?
    2--What camphor material do Goths put in their closets?
    3--Where do Goths go when they are sick?
    4--With what do Goths hit balls on the ground in a famous game?
    5--What do they call a pleasant occasion when they get together?
    6--What opera did Wagner dedicate to the Goths?
    7--Why should you believe all this?


    ANSWERS

    1--I goth lots of money!
    2--Goth balls.
    3--The Gothpital.
    4--Goth clubs.
    5--A good Gothering.
    6--The Gotherdammerung.
    7--Because it's the Gothpel truth!










    A GOTHIC GALA

    1--What Gothic people were very active?
    2- What Gothic people had magic powers?
    3--What Gothic people suffered from vertigo?
    4--What Gothic people were effervescent?
    5--What Gothic people were very macho?
    6--What Gothic people were constantly urinating?
    7--What Gothic people were very feminine?
    6--What Gothic people were rich and aristocratic?
    9--What Gothic people never hit their target?
    10-What Gothic people were very cowardly?
    11-What Gothic people were quite gruesome?
    12-What Gothic people were often in a fog?
    13-What Gothic people were always striking people?
    14-What Gothic people were very gaudy?
    15-Whaat Gothic people suffered from epilepsy?
    16--What Gothic people were named after the nickname of a British Queen?
    17-What Gothic people wore boxing gloves ?
    18--What Gothic people had problems with sand?
    19--What Gothic people were absent?
    20--What Gothic people were always giving examinations?


    ANSWERS

    1--The Busy Goths.
    2--The Wizzy Goths.
    3--The Dizzy Goths.
    4--The Fizzy Goths.
    5--The His-y Goths.
    6--The Pissy Goths.
    7--The Missy Goths.
    8--The Ritzy Goths.
    9--The Miss-y-Goths.
    10-The Sissy Goths.
    11-The Grizzly Goths.
    12-The Misty Goths.
    13_The Hit sy Goths
    14-The Glitzy Goths.
    15-The Fitsy Goths
    16-The Lizzy Goths (Queen Elizabeth).
    17-The Fisty Goths
    18-The Gritsy Goths.
    19-The Missing Goths.
    20- The Quiz-y Goths.

    FROM ARNOLD VANCE

    1--Who was the most enlightened Goth
    2--Where did Supergoth live?
    3--What do Goths fly on?
    4--What is a young Goth called?
    5--Who gathers Goths together?
    6--What's a Gothic curse?
    7--What did God say to the Goths?
    8-What did Bach compose for the Goths?

    ANSWERS

    1--Gothama
    2--Gotham
    3--Gothamer wings
    4--A Gothling
    5--A Gotherd
    6--Goth-dammit!
    7--Goth forth and multiply
    8--The Gothberg Variations [That's my favorite! ]


    MY RE PLY TO ARNOLD

    1--What does a wealthy Goth say?
    2--What camphor material do Goths put in their closets?
    3--Where do Goths go when they are sick?
    4--With what do Goths hit balls on the ground in a famous game?
    5--What do they call a pleasant occasion when they get together?
    6--What opera did Wagner dedicate to the Goths?
    7--Why should you believe all this?


    ANSWERS

    1--I goth lots of money!
    2--Goth balls.
    3--The Gothpital.
    4--Goth clubs.
    5--A good Gothering.
    6--The Gotherdammerung.
    7--Because it's the Gothpel truth!
     
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    again, I get no credit....? I'm done.
     
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    Oh of course Monica; I forgot to credit you with guessing Dizzy Goths. Sorry! But I am still puzzled why you failed to understand Busy Goths. Why?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I just thought you wanted a 'real' kind of Gothic people, like one of the long-ago Goth tribes.
     
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    More Goths and also Huns'


    From Malgosia Askanas

    1-Where do Goths get their coffee from?  
    2-What field of endeavor is dedicated to Gothic food preparation?  
    3-What Spanish city is particularly hospitable to Goths?  
    4-What European state is particularly hospitable to Goths?   

    Answers
    1-  Gothta Rica.
    2-   Gothtronomy.
    3- Tharagotha.
    4=  Gothnia.


    From Bruce Horowitz

    Here are a few more for Goths, some for Huns, and one for both.

    1. What does a Goth say when frustrated?
    2. Where does a Goth go for sex?
    3. Where was the center of the Goth mathematical world 100 years ago?
    4. What does a Hun call his wife?
    5. How many cents in a dollar?
    6. What is the fear of Huns called?
    7. What military vehicles do Huns drive?
    8. What were the methods that Huns and Goths used to obtain food?
    9-What make of car do Huns use for a herse?

    Answers

    1. Goth-darn it!
    2. To a Gothel
    3. Gothingen
    4. Huney
    5. One Hundred
    6. Hundread
    7. Hunvees
    8. Hunters and Gotherers
    9-A Hundie


    TO WHICH I MIGHT ADD:

    1--Why did the Huns eat so much?
    2--What was their favorite food?
    3--What form of execution did they particularly dread?
    4--What country particularly welcomed them?
    5--What opera was written for them, and by whom?
    6--Who wrote fairy tales for them?
    7--Why did the huns never cheat?

    ANSWERS

    1-- Because they were Hun-gry.
    2--Hunburgers.
    3--Being hung.
    4--Hun-gary.
    5--Hunsel and Gretel by Hunperdick
    6--Huns Christian Hunderson
    7--Because they believed that Hunesty is the best policy.
     
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    Hi Rsmullyan,

    Thanks for sharing this.

    It made me laugh out loud! :lol:

    Riley
     
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    A SHAKESPEREAN MONICA

    To be, or not to be,
    In love with Lady Monica,
    That is the question!
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
    The slings and arrows of unfulfilled love,
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them'
    To die--to sleep,
    To dream of Lady Monica!
    "Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
    But then to wake, and be with her no more!
    Ay, there's the rub!

    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.
    Grows Monica more lovely from day to day!
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    The way to the lady's heart.
    Out, out, oh Chopin!
    Whose music Monica so dearly loves!
    Life's but a musical tribute,
    That has its hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. 'Tis a tale
    Told by a piano lady
    Full of sound and beauty,
    Signifying,all that is wonderful!
     
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    Oh Hamlet, I mean Macbeth, I mean Raymond... I like this very much!! Thank you :)
     
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    Ooh... Love Is In The Air :p
     
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    [​IMG]



    :lol:
     
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    Another musical riddle: What French composer is like liturgical music in A Major ?
     
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    I know...it's Debussy Ravel Poulenc Faure. :)
     
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    What French composer is like liturgical music in A Major ?

    Monica, I get the Faure, but not the other three. The answer I had in mind was Mass-in-A
     
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    Good one, Raymond!
     
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    This is interesting. I was perusing the Guiness Book of World Records site, typed in "piano," and found this record:

    Most Piano Keys Hit in One Minute

    The number of keys in 669 set by Sai Manapragada in November of last year (2011).

    Can you imagine? It makes you wonder, if he played straight sixteenth notes at 120bpm that would be 480 notes (= 120 x 4). So he must have played at a faster tempo :lol: Did he play just one note 650+ times, or did he play scales? And maybe he used a metronome?!?

    Here is a link:

    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/7000/most-piano-key-hits-in-one-minute

    I don't think I would ever care to beat this record. I think you might hurt your hands if you play too fast. Of course, this is an extreme example of playing piano fast :wink:

    Riley
     
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    I (and you) can play 10-12 keys at one instant using fingers only. Play them repetitively in diatonic fashion and it adds up very quickly. Throw in some octave or double-handed glissandi and one could top a thousand easily I would think. :mrgreen:
     
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    Your arithmetic is flawless, 8) but I think your sense of awe is misguided. Come on, 8 notes per second is really not very fast at all.
    We don't know, the link is scant on details. I find playing the same note repeatedly, fast, quite difficult. There are techniques for this, of course, which involve changing the fingers; there are Czerny studies for this. I guess you will eventually hit a certain speed at which the action on the piano doesn't cope with cycling that quickly, so if you want to set a speed record it will have to involve different notes.
    I don't think it's extreme at all. As stated ("number of keys hit"), it clearly admits the possibility of hitting two keys simultaneously, such as when playing two-handed scales. If you want to hit 670 keys in a minute, then each hand only has to hit 335. That's less than 6 a second, or leisurely triplets at 120bpm.

    If you're allowed to create your own favourable circumstances, and play partial scales which need only a fixed hand position, such as C D E F G F E D repeated continuously, I'm sure you could easily play sixteenths at 160bpm. That's 672 keys a minute with one hand. It might take a little training to keep this up for a whole minute, but that's the record already beaten. But you have two hands and can therefore easily achieve 1344 hits a minute.
     
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    That's interesting, Riley. Thanks for the info. But yes, it seems like a sort of wishy-washy world record. They should have shown video or something like that.
     
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    @ Rainer, Eddy and Monica

    I agree. A video would be helpful in this case. Or if not a video then at least an audio recording ( but we wouldn't want them to submit it to the audition room :lol:)

    Rainer, you're right- my original sense of awe was indeed misguided.. :oops: I did a little experiment with a site that has a tap counter:

    http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

    (the "timing taps" function is what counts the letters)

    Eddy, you are exactly right--I timed a minute and I found I could easily "play" 1000+ keys. And I don't mean piano keys, I mean the typing keyboard on my laptop :wink: But how much different is it? Aside from the fact that a computer keyboard doesn't have the action of a grand piano, :lol: that typing letters does not produce harmonic tones, I don't think its much different at all. So bottom line, 669 is not a very impressive record.

    Now we will all have to draw straws -- who among us is going to apply to the guiness book of world records and take the crown? 8)

    Riley
     

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