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#20551 thara96

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 13:41

Gave my first cello lesson last night - what fun! wub.png

How did it go? What happened?


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#20552 Norway

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 14:09

My adult student (who can already play the violin) played a load of bass notes while I played various tunes on the recorder. Like "The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round" and similar jolly little numbers. smile.png


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#20553 maggiemay

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:11

This was actually yesterday .... a lovely 3 minute handover between lessons: two boys, one grade 7 and the other who’s just done grade 2 and waiting for results.

The grade 2 boy and I were having a look at an old Piano Time pieces book, and we’d prep’d Gypsy Tango, which he liked. I thought I would play ‘Valse Triste’ for him, as a little taster for a future lesson, when the grade 7 boy rang the bell for his lesson, and I had the idea of asking him to play the piece instead. He’s done some Chopin, and I thought he would slip into the idiom of the Valse - and he did, playing it really nicely with some pedal.

Younger boy seemed suitably impressed - and liked the piece. Just a really nice interlude between two students who rarely meet, as the younger one normally comes on a different day. Made me smile for the rest of the day.
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#20554 Aquarelle

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:15

That's really nice Maggiemay !


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#20555 fsharpminor

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 19:18

It is 50 years today that my wife and I first met.wub.png


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#20556 Scaredycat

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 20:30

Congrats, fsharpminor!


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 15:40

Conversation with teenage piano pupil.

 

Pupil: I've just come back from Newquay - it was really fun.

 

Me: Were there lots of hunky Swedish surfers on the beach?

 

Pupil. No.

 

Me: Oh that's a shame.

 

Pupil: Yeah but there was the whole of the England rugby team!


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#20558 Bagpuss

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:00

Glamping :D
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#20559 jim palmer

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:04

It is 50 years today that my wife and I first met.wub.png

 

Ah yes I remember it well smile.png


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#20560 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:15

England's incredible nail-biting victory over New Zealand in the cricket world cup. A absolutely thrilling classic final!


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:11

On my holidays in the land of Aquarelle. Lovely.
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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:05

My neighbour is having a garage built and has put a bright red portaloo in his front garden. Overnight, someone has put a notice on the portaloo's door "I'd give it a minute if I were you!"


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:37

On my holidays in the land of Aquarelle. Lovely.

Welcome to beautiful France. Hope you have a really lovely holiday. Are you by any chance in the south wesr?


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#20564 Rach123

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 14:26

I was on holiday (road trip with family) in south holland, belgium and france last week.

We stuck to the north of france (dunkirk and bray dunes on friday before we came back to the uk via coquelles (eurotunnel)

did ypres on wednesday (and took in the menin gate and the 8:00 last post service)

 

Loved it :wub: so much that i want to to go back to the mainland (had to come back as I had two concerts i was playing in this weekend). Wouldn't want to live in europe though


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#20565 Sylvette

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 17:17

Wouldn't want to live in europe though

 

Sorry to disappoint you, but at least until November, you DO live in Europe.


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