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#1 The Great Sosso

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:26

I’ve just got to get this off my chest as it’s driving me nuts. Radio 2 currently have a trailer playing for a programme about the piano in popular music. Tom Odell speaks about one of his earliest memories, hearing his grandmother’s fingernails tapping on the piano keys as she played. I know it’s a lovely warm memory and started his love of the piano, but I just want to say “what was she doing playing the piano with long fingernails?!”

Anybody else get annoyed by “incorrect” attitudes to music / instruments in the wider world that nobody else seems bothered by?

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#2 corenfa

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:53

I saw a poster advertising a music school which used a picture of a chap playing a French horn. It was flipped so the horn was facing the wrong way. It was the fact it was a music school ad that bugged me, they really ought to have known better!
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#3 ma non troppo

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:58

"Rising to a crescendo"
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:01

On Strictly. "Dave Arch and his orchestra". That looks like a band to me!


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#5 Hildegard

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 13:30

I saw a poster advertising a music school which used a picture of a chap playing a French horn. It was flipped so the horn was facing the wrong way. It was the fact it was a music school ad that bugged me, they really ought to have known better!

 

 

People who still refer to the horn as a "French" horn (sorry, corenfa). Almost all hornists have used German horns since the 1950s, and the instruments are now (even by the ABRSM) properly referred to as simply horns. The rotary valves of the German horn have been considered far superior to the piston valves of the French horn ever since the days of Dennis Brain. The International Horn Society declared back in 1971 that horn be recognized as the formal name for the instrument in the English language.


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#6 corenfa

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 13:45

Indeed! I used to be a horn player myself
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 14:25

Having to look for instrumental pieces under "songs" in some sheet music sites.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 14:27

While we're at it... People who upon hearing I play the piano, ask "can you play Einaudi/Yiruma/Richard Clayderman"

Nothing against other people wanting to play those, I just don't.
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#9 Banjogirl

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 15:28

People in one's choir who think that singing the right notes is less important than 'having fun'.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 15:42

Pupils who correct me when I make a mistake. Don't they know I am god in my lessons...


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#11 hummingbird

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 16:02

Pupils who correct me when I make a mistake. Don't they know I am god in my lessons...

I'm always (jokingly) saying to my teacher "It's so annoying that you're always right!" so I've bought him one of these for Christmas  :D


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 16:05

Brilliant - I need a poster!


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 16:58

There's a photo doing the rounds - I think it's in an article talking about how learning music is "good for you" - but the "teacher" is physically pressing down on the "pupil's" finger in a most unprofessional and totally incorrect way!  It's so bad that I feel like writing to someone appropriate to complain!!


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 17:38

Pupils who purposefully do not turn up for no reason.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 19:10

Every time Karen Hardy described 'rhythm' on Strictly's 'it takes two' - I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't rhythm and always left me yelling "no it's not!" at the TV!


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