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I love classical. My #1 is A Christmas Carol. It drives me nuts every Christmas when I watch it. I never tire of it.

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I love the rousing orchestral music for Doctor Who! I've been watching a lot of Doctor Who lately because of the show's 50th anniversary. I'd love to see and hear it performed live!

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love my CHOPIN!

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Hi. I am new to this team and was delighted to discover there was one for classical music which I simply love. I don't always remember the names (a weakness of mine) but I do have my favourites. I love Classic FM from the UK and listen to it as much as possible.

Even though its not connected to weight/inchloss, for me its connected to cooking and cleaning as my radio or cds are on most of the time to help me through my day. One of my favourites is Rachmaninov, I adore is 2nd piano concerto.

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I'm delighted that there is a classical music team! I don't know very much music theory, but I just love listening to classical music, particularly Mozart and Beethoven!

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1/30/11 4:51 P

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Hello and Welcome to the team. I'm glad you are pursuing music again.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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1/28/11 10:31 A

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Thank you for sharing your story. Let us know how we can best help you in your journey.


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1/27/11 2:42 P

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Welcome to our team! If we can get a few people actively posting we can start motivating each other. But you're right - since loving music isn't necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain, it's hard to rally around a particular theme.

But we're here and we're still active.

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Hello!

My name is D. I am joining because music is my life. I spent16 years devoting myself to classical music and then became very interested in Jazz. I sang.

I moved to States and got accepted to Berklee, college of music in Boston, but when my mother fell ill, I flew back home. That was the very negative turning point for me.

I have been neglecting my passion for several years and now I am ready to devote time to it. Hopefully with the help of this team.

I hope this team is more active than it seems to be though... I noticed that there aren't many recent posts :(

I hope we can pick things up.

Glad to be here,

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Hi! I am one of the new team co-leaders. You will hear more from me shortly, especially regarding team goals and reviving some team spirit - not to be a pushy type but just to let people know this area is still active.

Send your best ideas!
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Welcome, Oboediva! Loved reading about all the music in your life. I am a classically trained musician--piano and organ--with some clarinet thrown into the mix. My husband and I are a ragtime piano duo. We travel and play a lot...Have 14 performances this month. Yikes!!! I hadn't touch a clarinet in 49 years and then decided to rent one. My original clarinet is about 130 years old and doesn't play anymore so it's up on our wall in the music room. The rented one was a beginner's Selmer 300 and the first note was a better sound than I had ever gotten in all my 9 years of playing in my youth. This past week, my husband dragged me to a music store (he sees potential in this instrument for our Ragnolia Ragtette group) and to make a long story short, I have a new wooden LeBlance Bliss--Never in my life have I had such a beautiful clarinet in my hands. The technic books are on their way. YEAH!!! I'm having a blast. Anyway, welcome to the team. chris

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5/14/10 11:34 A

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Hi, I just joined SP this week and I'm glad to find a music team! Obviously I am not another flute player - but in addition to oboe I play clarinet and tenor sax. I play "professionally" but there aren't enough gigs to support a real career here in eastern WA, so I just have a good time! I'm in a small symphony, I teach a few students (oboe only), and I play for shows quite a bit, this week we are opening Annie Get Your Gun for 6 weeks. I try to practice every day but I'm a sahm and sometimes it just doesn't happen. We just played the Barber Violin Concerto on our season finale and it is my current "fav" - this changes constantly cuz there is so much great music out there! Glad to meet everyone -

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Welcome! Speaking of opera, I was in Berlin before Christmas and saw a wonderful production of The Magic Flute. Also saw the Berlin Philharmonic--fabulous. Got to play a wonderful pipe organ in Spandau, too.

Even the cha-cha is two steps forward and one step back. What counts is that you keep on dancing!


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Just joined Sparks last week and am so happy to have found a team of fellow classical music lovers. I listen to classical in the car all the time except if my teenage daughter is with me (Yuck, what is this stuff?) My first love is opera and yes, Debbie, you did spell Pavarotti correctly. His was the voice that really made me want to find out what opera was all about. I studied to be an opera singer and ended up marrying one (though it didn't last; not because of his singing though, he was a great tenor.)

Heaven must be glorious with Pavarotti and Beverly Sills singing duets for the angels.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
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In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
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Welcome to all the New Members!!

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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Hey all. I'm a high school band/orchestra director from Florida. I primarily play bassoon. I dearly love orchestral and choral literature, but I'm equally into band and wind ensemble literature. Looking forward to getting into Sparkpeople...

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I am also new to this group, but have been a member of Sparks since March. I am a teacher (30 years-elementary), a performer/director of a men's chorus, barbershop style, and love classical vocal music, especially opera and lieder. I am really looking forward to sharing and interacting with this group. emoticon emoticon

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What a lovely surprise to find this group! I love classical music, especially choral works. I'm new to this group, but not new to Spark People. I'm lapsed, so to speak, but trying to get back with the program. When I use all the Spark tools, I do so much better.

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Welcome Lisa!
I joined very recently myself.
I hope you will like it.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Hello all,

I just found this spark team & I am so happy I did. I listen to classical music every day on our local public radio station and then on satellite radio at home.

Thank you for having me here.

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HELLO IM FROM ELKHART, INDIANA. IVE BEEN ON SPARKS FOR ABOUT 1 1/2 MONTHS. IM GLAD TO HAVE FOUND THIS GROUP. I LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!
MY BOYFRIEND THINKS IM NUTS BUT WHO CARES.
I ALSO ADORE LISTENING TO THE OPERA. MY FAVORITE IS PAVAROTTI. HOPE I SPELLED IT RIGHT. I WAS SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF HIM DYING A WHILE BACK.
CLASSICAL MUSIC IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MOVES MY SOUL.
HOPE TO GET TO KNOW EVERYONE ON THE TEAM. BYE FOR NOW.

LIFE ISNT SURVIVING THE STORM, ITS LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.

ITS BETTER TO GIVE SOMEONE A PIECE OF YOUR HEART, THEN A PIECE OF YOUR MIND.

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Welcome!

~~~Adina or Aidee~~~

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Hello! I just found this team. I am a music teacher and I enjoy classical music. Is there anything else that you would like to know???

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I have been playing the piano for almost 7 years but took a year and a half off to go to school abroad. My piano teacher is absolutely amazing. Well, you have to be in you graduated from the Moscow Conservatory! :)

Anyway, music is my life. I love the oldies as well, but then got to listening to my local classical music station and that was it.

I listen to music when I do my homework, drive, excersize, and basically every chance I get. I'm so glad I found this site!!!

~~~Adina or Aidee~~~

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Hi Music Lovers: I just joined Sparks. I am an retired piano teacher. Still try to practice every day but have a lot of pain in my sholders and neck so can't sit very long to practice. Sunday p.m. my teacher is having her adult students at my house to play for each other. I'm playing Burletta Opus 44,#2 by Max Reger. Also working on Beethoven's Sonata Op 10 #1.

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Hi, my primary instruments are flute (yes, another flutist!) and piano.

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Hello and Welcome!!

Do you have a specific instrument or set of instruments/vocals that you play?

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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Hi, I'm new to the group. I received my BS in music many years ago and taught in public schools and in a private studio. Although my vocation is no longer music, it is still a large part of my life. I'm looking forward to being a member of this group.

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Its great that you're starting playing piano again after having to give it up. I hope it goes well.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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Long long ago . . . music education (voice) major, then graduate school (piano) -- then I left it all to support myself -- now a CPA -- and just now getting back to playing the piano. Look forward to getting to know you all.

Struggle is a subtle sculptor who shapes the life of every great spiritual master into a unique and unparalleled work of art." - Swami Kripalu


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I am so happy for all the new members this team has. We have regularly getting new members. I just want to say welcome to everyone. Feel free to start some new conversation threads.

Again Welcome Everyone I am excited for so many people to be interested in Classical music.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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I fond this team today and I thought I would join. I am a duel major right now finishing my undergrad in cello and voice performance. I really like SP and have been a member since May. Right now I am trying to manage 18 credits and 15 hours of work a week. I am also getting ready for some fun performances.

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Welcome to our little team!

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Great to see a classical music team! I actually went looking for one...and I found it. I am a very serious amateur pianist. I play with a cellist and we are now forming a trio with a violinist. Beethoven Trios are playing at my desk at work as I write this. Ok - back to work, but I'm excited to join the team!

Jana (fan of Leos Janacek)

 
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I have been doing this for several MONTHS, and slowly changing my bad habits to good. I know I didn't get into the habits overnight so it will take awhile.

The important thing is to keep trying.

Those who believe they can do something are probably right and so are those who believe they can't.


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Thank you for the welcome, Waterluvr! I've been on the board for 2 days now, and haven't reached my daily goals. I'm not discouraged yet, but know I've got to get it together.

All knowledge is worth having.
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Those who believe they can do something are probably right and so are those who believe they can't.


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I am really excited and surprised to find you all! My bachelor's is in piano and vocal performance. I come from a family that doesn't believe in the possibility of making a living in the arts, so I broke away and got my master's in psychology. Needless to say, the psychology has come in handy, but I've returned to my roots and have been working as a musician for a number of years now. I've taught brass ensemble (played brass instruments in college, as well), high school band, chorus, and private piano and voice lessons. My Ph.D. research is about the relationship between musical intelligence and abstract reasoning. Rachmaninoff, anyone?

All knowledge is worth having.
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I studied with Don Carroll from the San Fransisco Symphony at San Fransisco State.

Those who believe they can do something are probably right and so are those who believe they can't.


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Welcome!! Where is your MM from?

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HI all. I just joined. I was a professional clarinet/bass clarinetist playing in what we call the "freeway philharmonic" for many years after going back to graduate school to get my MM in clarinet performance.

When I became a single mom, the debt. grew and I had to give up the "driving for dollars," as private teaching is a much more reliable income for my debt reduction.

I teach private clarinet and piano lessons to student of all ages. Occasionally I have a bass clarinet student or two.

Those who believe they can do something are probably right and so are those who believe they can't.


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My goodness! I was excited enough to find a group for classical music lovers, but even moreso now to realize that so many other flutists are here! I don't consider myself a professional by any means, but I do play with the local UW band and am part of a flute quartet (The Four Decades - over a century of combined performance experience!). FluteK, I am currently in the Madison (WI) Flute Choir, and I love it. There are about 30 members who come when they can. Unfortunately, my car died and the gal I ride with needs to cut down on obligations. Madison is about an hour away, too far for me on my bicycle! But we're hoping to start a flute choir here in the small town of Baraboo. We have the quartet as a base and are trying to recruit members. I love hearing all the textures, and I was even able to play the bass flute for a bit! I was hopping up and down like a little kid!
Anyway, like I said, I'm primarily a flutist, but I sing when I can as well. I miss being in a choir. Music has been my prime inspiration throughout my life, and I literally don't think I'd still be here without it. Thank you for starting this group.

Whenever I feel blue, I just remember to breathe.

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Thanks for the information. I didn't know Beverly Sills died. I had the privilege several years ago of hearing her lecture; she was wonderful. Also read her autobiography, Bubbles. Highly recommended reading, by the way.

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God Wanted an Amazing Soprano
Beverly Sills passed away yesterday at the age of 78.
She was the first opera singer I actually learned anything about, and I admired her so much! I remember seeing her on "60 Minutes" when I was a little girl, and I even considered becoming an opera singer someday. Although I did have a lead in Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" (I played the mother), that's the closest I ever got. After that experience, I had even more respect for vocalists like Beverly Sills. I could talk for a week!

Anyway, this is sad news. The world has lost an amazing musician and human being.

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- unknown

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Welcome. I love classical public radio as well. I listen to it when I drive to school and back.

We are indeed not the smallest team, however this team has grown a lot since I started it. For a while I was the only member and then gradually people have joined. I was quite worried at first that I was the only person interested in classical music on here.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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Welcome! I wonder if we are the smallest group on Spark---no pun intended.

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Hello, everyone! I'm so excited that this team exists. I don't know how I could possibly exist without classical music. MY DH and I started a chamber choir at our church because we are both vocalists and, admittedly, music snobs.

I can't start my day without listening to classical public radio, love Beethoven, Copland, Handel, you name it.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you!

"Coffee makes people do stupid things faster and with more energy."
- unknown

Sarah
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Hello Welcome to the Team. We are glad to have you here.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”



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Hi, everyone, I am a classical pianist (amateur only) living in the Denver area...getting ready to go to Betthoven's 9th put on by the Colorado Symphony orchestra this weekend!

Chris

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Welcome to both of you. Glad to have you on the team.

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I'm happy to have found this classical music forum too. I'm collecting all the Haydn symphonies on my iPod--they're great listening for exercising, a lot of spirit, surpises, creativity, propulsion. I'm also a huge lover of Shostakovich and Prokoviev, but I find Mozart and Bach a lot easier to love to.

 
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A Classical forum...excellent!

I've been a musician since I was in my teens and have some experience as a composer, although these days I've been sticking mostly to Canadian folk/roots songwriting. I'd say Beethoven is on the top of my list, but Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Glass, John Adams, and Gavin Bryars are up there as well.

 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a classical music lover too, my favorite composers have always been Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky but then I started playing the piano and am learning to love other composers as well. I'm not formally trained in music like some of you. I just play a little for my own enjoyment (and the annoyance of my neighbors ;-). I periodically attend performances by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Moscow String Quartet. (A friend of mine takes violin lessons from a member of the quartet.) I listen to KCFR, our local classical music station in Denver.

I'm very impressed by how much some of you practice. I think my piano teacher would fall faint if I told him I'd had a 3-hour practice session!

Nice to meet you all.

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Welcome Martyshka and Saxomuffin. Feel free to start new threads and participate in the ongoing ones. I'm glad this team is growing and that there are so many classical music lovers.

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Hi!
I don't play any instruments (violin in elementary school, but only for 2 yrs), but I LOOOOOVE classical music, so I'm so excited to find this team. I just got back from the Cleveland Symphony, and it occurred to me to search spark, so here I am. Tonight was Mitsuko Uchida's last performance as artist-in-residence w/the Cleveland Symphony. She finished up her Mozart series, and as always, she was wonderful. I'm moving to Chicago, and I can't wait to go to all the concerts and opera performances!!!

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Welcome, Saxomuffin, to our little group.
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FLUTEK, I was going to send you a little peppy note of encouragement before your competition but I forgot. I think it is wonderful that you entered the competition, practiced very hard and followed through. It's not about winning. Look at how well you play your competition piece now which you might not have learned so thoroughly without having a deadline like that. Congratulations on your wonderful scholarship. That's exciting. And thanks for letting me know about the practice and how it fits into the daily exercise plan. Since I do it all the time, it really isn't adding anything new and it isn't aerobic, that's for sure. Kris, I'll have my daughter jog my memory on what we have played in the past together. I'm brain dead right now. Busy day and I need to now go and practice. I've got a cornet player coming in the morning to rehearse. A singer is coming on Thursday. Yikes, I'd better practice their stuff. Thank goodness it will be a few weeks before we start performing again. I will have time to practice a ton of stuff.
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FLUTEK: Congrats on your accomplishments today. That is awesome. My instructor said I should join the flute ensemble next semester at the college. I would love to but it is in the evenings and I have two small kids and a husband that works out of town a lot. Maybe in a couple of years. Great idea.

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Just a note, while flute playing does burn calories, spark doesn't recommend using it towards your aerobic exercise minutes or calories because they consider instrument playing part of your precalculated basal metabolic rate. I was excited at first too until I searched around a bit to see what the message boards said. Instead I consider all my hours of flute playing each day bonus.
I am glad everyone is playing so much. I just did the honors competition and I thought I played very well, but I didn't win. I don't have my comment sheet yet to know why though. I did get $900 in music scholarships today though which really brightened my day because there aren't many of those. I'm going to be starting Mozart's Andante in C, a big piece by Quantz, and starting a Gary Shocker duet. I will also be playing at a concert with the Bach suite no. 2 in b minor for the scholarship winners.
Have any of you ever thought of starting/joining a flute choir (for those who play flute)? Its a great way to play in a group without the need of a large block.

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Chris. Thank you for the note. I would love the names of some of the pieces. I can play just about anything. What I am working on in lessons is more of a review of Theory. I had forgotten so much theory. She has also been working on my vibrato. I also hadn't really played scales for a while so we are doing that as well and then playing some duets together.

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Welcome, Kristine. I was so excited to hear that we get exercise points for practicing. I'm going to look that up. Good to hear that you are back to flute tooting! My daughter is a flautist. What level of music are you now playing? I may be able to send you the titles of some music we have enjoyed playing together. These are classical numbers that would make wonderful offertories at your church or even preludes. You and your organist/pianist would have a lot of fun playing together. And you are right, you can't eat and play your flute. :-) Works the same with the piano, also.
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Hi everyone. Sounds like you are all busy playing music. I am really enjoying this year so far with all the Bach concerts. I am Norwegian and we are celebrating the 100th year of Edvard Grieg's death so there are also a lot of Grieg concerts going on around the US. There aren't any here in Wyoming but my family and I went to one down in Denver.

You gals are so motivating. I am so excited that I am playing my flute again. I am playing at church and I was sad to see Christmas and Easter come to an end because I don't want to wait until Christmas to play again. The congregation gave the choir director such positive feedback that she told me she is looking for some solo pieces for me. I started flute lessons at the college three weeks ago and I am having so much fun. My teacher wants me to join the community band but I have two small children and no family in town so I wouldn't be able to make all the rehearsals. My DH is a Pharmaceutical Rep and is out of town/state every other week. I plan to keep taking the lessons and that way I can keep playing. I am enjoying the practicing. I agree. It makes me eat less because I too won't eat before playing. When I feel like the munchies I go practice. It is awesome.

If you haven't found it already, when you go into the exercise section of SP and do a search, type in Playing a musical instrument and you can type in your minutes. You burn calories. Get credit for it. Have a great day!

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Ah, Flutek you are so lucky to be at the beginning of your musical journey. I know your honors competition will go well. Focusing is the key. What I love best about performing is that nothing but the music is going on in my head. It's a time when I can totally focus on one thing, and one thing only. Usually my little brain is filled with 25 competing things all chattering at once. tee hee! Enjoy your music classes. Music can live in your heart forever. It has in mine for over 65 years.
Well, I'd better go tackle some notes...are we note warriors, or what???? tee hee
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I would love to be able to do what you do. I am still a student though, so I attend more concerts than I perform in. I am preparing for an honors competition and a recital and I have two weeks to prepare for that. It's really cool that you play organ. I love the sound of organ, some nights our local classical station has hours of organ features and I listen to it on my way home. Harpsichord would be a great accompaniment to my Bach, but unfortunately my accompanist is playing piano. We have harpsichords, but none in the Auditorium. Im glad you joined the Classical Lovers team.

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Createnow, have you found a way to add a little music into your life since your wrote on the 11th. Sounded (pun intended) like a good idea to me. Even listening to special music as you cook dinner or watch over kids doing homework would add a little into your life.
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Hi flutek,
I'm enjoying your music--in my head! Imagine me accompanying you! Harpsichord? perhaps! We practiced three hours together today for our ragtime duo concert tomorrow night. I wonder how many calories that burned off. I still need to woodshed a few little spots to get extra comfy with them and I have a Khaturian Waltz primo part that I'm playing with another friend that needs tons of work, but it is going to be one of those gorgeous things to play. I have about 10 days to get that one under my fingers. We got a great phone call today..someone had to give up a great spot on a festival concert and we were asked to fill it. Happy dance time!!! It was a great day, eating wise. Too busy to worry about what might be hiding in the refrigerator. tee hee! Must go and finish tomorrow night's programs.
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Yeah I would love music symbols. I was hoping there would be one for my weight tracker too. In honor of Bach's birthday I am playing 2 movements from Suite no. 2 by Bach today.

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Hi,
I hope everyone is enjoying J.S. Bach's 257th birthday today! I have a BA and an MA in organ performance. I'm a substitute organist on a great three manual instrument from time to time. My husband and I also play on three contemporary music concerts a year. Usually, it's piano and often 4-hand. But mostly, we are a ragtime piano duo and perform all over the US. We started doing that three years ago, after we retired. We are living a life full of music and enjoy it so much. Both of us also compose music. I'm glad that I found a group of people with like interests. I sure know what practicing is all about and love knowing that other people are also spending a lot of time with their instruments, too. While I don't have to worry about breathing into a wind instrument after eating, I do have to remember not to touch a keyboard with sticky fingers. emoticon

Wouldn't it be nice to have some music symbols (instruments, clefs or something) to the emoticon list?

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I practice all the time and its great for not eating. It helps with water consumption too because you get so thirsty. I feel so fulfilled after playing that I don't want to eat. I won't eat directly before playing either because I don't want to have brush my teeth. It damages pads on the instrument, especially sweets. Playing a wind instrument has many unusual benefits to a healthy lifestyle.

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I practice all the time and its great for not eating. It helps with water consumption too because you get so thirsty. I feel so fulfilled after playing that I don't want to eat. I won't eat directly before playing either because I don't want to have brush my teeth. It damages pads on the instrument, especially sweets. Playing a wind instrument has many unusual benefits to a healthy lifestyle.

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Hi there. I don't think I've posted here yet, although I joined a while back! I play the flute as well, although saxophone is my main instrument. I have a degree in music composition and try to find time to compose still, although it is hard as I'm a single mom and full-time teacher. At times I've wondered if I eat now to fill up the space that music used to take up when I was young and had more time for it. Anyone ever tried 'filling themselves up' with music when they felt snacky? Want to try it and report back? It can't hurt right?
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Kristine, my story is a bit like yours. I played violin from 4th grade through high school, but did not find much opportunity to play in college (b.s. pharmacy) and eventually wound up without an instrument. Almost 20 years slipped by. A few years ago I sort of serendipitously got a violin again and started to play from time to time with church choir, and started taking lessons about 6 months ago which has helped a lot. Got to play in an orchestra for Handel's Messiah at Christmas which was great fun. I am sahm with sons 13 and 8 and daughter 10. Trying to get motivated after a round of winter blues, inactivity, too much snacking.

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I am so excited to find this team. I was hunting around for a flutist team and almost started one of my own also. I also wasn't sure how many people would join. I did start a nordic skiing team and actually one other person has joined. I am a stay at home mom of a 3 and 4 year old. I played flute from 4th grade through high school and wanted to major in music in college. I ended up becoming a Nurse with my BSN. I kind of stopped playing for a few years and have been hunting for a place or opportunity to play again. The choir director at church asked me to play this past Christmas. I loved it. I have been practicing a lot more since. It is so relaxing to me. Very therapeutic. I am so happy that I found all of you.

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Sounds like you're doing exactly what I wanted to do at 19! As far as favorite pieces, I'm not actively playing anything right now (I actually haven't played in months, due to a difficult pregnancy--and then my son was in the NICU for a month [he's fine now!]). But some old friends are Hindemith (which I believe you mentioned in the other thread), Prokofiev's Sonata for Flute and Piano in D, and Schumann's Three Romances. Those are probably my top three all-time favorites to listen to and to play. Although close on their heels is Taktakishvili's Sonata for Flute and Piano in D. Ever played that one?

It's great that you have students--I always enjoyed teaching the flute, as well. Thanks for the welcome, and nice to be here!

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Hello and Welcome!!!

I am a flute performance major in college. So I practice flute for hours a day and play in the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. I also play guitar and piano. I absolutely love playing my flute. Practicing is pretty much the highlight of my day. I also have a few students that I love teaching flute to. What is one of your favorite flute pieces? or what are you playing right now? So glad you are here. I love finding other flutists to talk to. I considered creating a flutists team, but I wasn't sure how many people would join, but apparently at least 2.

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Hello! I came upon this group because I was looking for a group of flutists, and I guess that's what we all are, here. I'm 26 and recently had a baby, so I do not play nearly as much as I would like to. I used to be very caught up in competition, but developed a repetitive stress injury in both my hands after a couple of years of playing 7+ hours a day. At any rate, it was the best thing that could have happened--I found other passions (bachelor of biology & currently working on a master of library science) that did not involve nervous puking (I had horrible stage fright). So now I play only for fun, and it's, well, fun! How about you? I'd love to hear how playing fits into your life...

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