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Postby 81-1074658942 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:34 am

Do you know many other musicians your age? If so, what do they play? If not, what else are they into?
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Postby Dr. Bill Leland » Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:32 pm

I don't know ANYBODY my age--I've outlived 'em all!
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Postby 73-1078374881 » Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:23 pm

Well, the ones my age (and that would be high school) are either laid-back yeah-I-love-music-but-I'd-rather-be-fishing or the VERY obsessed ones who practice 5 hours a day and go on piano message boards :p ... Actually, I'm more in the first category, but obsessive enough to go on piano boards- um, never mind! :cool:
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Postby 73-1078374881 » Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:13 pm

One piece that seems to be extremely popular with musician friends of mine nowadays is Vision Fugitive by Prokofieff. I actually found the music today and played it myself! Very unique piece! I couldn't understand it, though (maybe it's the way I play, lol!).
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Postby 81-1074658942 » Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:38 pm

Yes isn't it annoying [in a way] to find a piece and not quite get it? so you play it over and over hoping to find the key and figure out the big secret. ooo shoot... i just discovered a pun in that last sentence. I hate when that happens. But you all know what I meant!

I'm not counting music camp friends because the answer on that is obvious. other than that... I know quite a few people who play the piano, a few play other instruments. Some are in band at school. Most schools have bands, but not orchestras. They have no strings players!!! AHHH!!! that's so wrong and unfortunate in so many ways!!!!

I know DROVES of teenage boys that play electric guitar and electric bass. The same ones that ride skateboards and start bands. LOL.

The musicians that I know that are around my age seem to be pretty laid back. Music is just kind of something to do. It's great that they enjoy it and are learning, but I don't quite understand. Maybe because I would fall more into the "mildly obsessed with music category" lol. That's why music camp is so great! You're normal there!!
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Postby Mins Music » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:57 am

I have two friends the same age as me. They're identical twins and have been singing together since they could talk! Be-oootiful harmonies - only they always want me to give them 'tips' -for free of course.

Another friend my age plays the piano. She has always played by 'ear'. We set themes, and see what kind of compositions we can come up with. She had never learnt to read music, and it finally drove me crazy enough to give her free lessons (she cleans my studio in return). She is doing brilliantly - just like I've been saying she would for the past five years! And she's thrilled that she can now read and play a piece of music without someone having to sing it to her first. (The hardest part about me teaching her is having to refrain from saying, "see, I told you so, I told you so!") Reading music is such a freedom!
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Postby 81-1074658942 » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:10 pm

O yes I would hate not to be able to read music... maybe that's because I can't play by ear....
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Postby presto » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:44 pm

Three of my friends take piano lessons, and I used to have two other friends who also took piano lessons. I have another friend who plays the flute.
It's amazing, but there seems to be a large number of people who play piano, even if the majority of them don't take it too seriously.
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Postby 81-1074658942 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:54 pm

Yeah I've noticed that too! EVERYONE here plays the piano. If they take up violin or something people are just like "ooo violin! that must be really hard!" Lol... it's kind of strange

When I was at music camp, just about every person you talked to was a pianist. It practically became a joke by the end of the three weeks.
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Postby 65-1081382753 » Sat May 01, 2004 8:55 pm

Lol...its strange,I do know a lot of people that play the piano, but there are more serious violinists and gutairist(sp?) in my area than pianists ???
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Postby 81-1074658942 » Sat May 01, 2004 10:46 pm

Funny how things are always different in different places. :)
There is a really fabulous youth choir and one youth orchestra that I know of in my area. I know tons of choir people. They're everywhere!!! But no orchestra people :( :( I wish I did, because maybe I could bribe--er.. I mean, TALK them into letting me do some ensemble stuff with them!
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Postby 81-1074658942 » Sat May 01, 2004 10:47 pm

Speaking of which.... how much ensemble work do you usually get to do? Duets and such, and are they usually with other piano students?
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Postby 80-1091265929 » Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:02 am

Here in spokane washington, it would have to be a yes, but there much more into violins or MOST are into guitar(all the types) and drums, and they usually ride skateboards and/or embrace the grunge style.. everyone else plays violin or somekind of string or is in band, (2000 peeps at my school, and 1/4 are in the music department!)... they seem to like 80's rock
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Postby Melissa » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:43 pm

I,ve notised that i'm the only kid I know who plays piano, it would be really fun if I had friends who played piano.
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Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:50 am

Guest wrote:I,ve notised that i'm the only kid I know who plays piano, it would be really fun if I had friends who played piano.

Keep posting (and maybe become a Member of the Board - it's free and carries no obligation) and you'll find some here! :cool:
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