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George A

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  • Birthday 06/05/1944

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  1. Katie, Greetings from Northern Virginia and congratulations on your new "job".  Katie, Jonny often mentions a gentleman who is his oldest member - I believe he is 83.  Well, I'm not too far behind that.  I started the piano like many back in the late 60's.  That's at least 25 years before you were born.  Probably on your second year on the piano you would have surpassed me - maybe in the first year!  But I'm determined to learn before leaving this - dare I say it - hallow ground!  Again, congrats.

  2. It's Hump Day - Remember that camel walking through the office!  Well, today is Wednesday February 26, 2020, and as I start all my days, I was off to Mass and being Ash Wednesday, I have this big smudge mark in the form of the cross on my forehead.  One can google why this is done if this is unfamiliar to you.  When this mark is applied, one of two remarks are made - "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" and or "Thou are dust and dust you should return".  Enough sermon for the day. 

    I started with Jonny last Dec 8th.  I waited especially for that date as it is my Mother-in-law's birthday.  I was hopeful that I would be able to play the piano somewhat!  I knew how to read music.  I had a somewhat knowledge of theory.  I now had the time to devote to practice and in the PWJ community I would be held accountable.  

    I do hope to get something up on the Facebook Community and I'm hoping that it will be within the next few months. 

    I'm working my way through the beginner's course and I'm glad I started here even though I had some piano lessons (I didn't do well).  Presently I just finished Passing Chords & Reharms.  I spent a week on this section and did just okay.  I'm always not sure if I should stay here or move on.  What do you do?

  3. I really haven't posted anything as I'm a beginner!  And at my age, sometimes I lost in this technology.  I can come back here two hours later and forgot how I even got here!  Now, give me the slide rule and I can run circles around anyone!  What is the slide rule - Google it.


    As noted, I join December 8 of 2019 and I'm so happy that I did.  I do practice several hours a day and see some progress.  I only wished that I started several years ago.  One day I will post some of my music, but rather not until I advance a bit more.  Besides, I'd have to clean my area that is much cluttered!  Ops, I don't believe I said that.

  4. Greetings  to all members in the community.  

    1. George A

      George A

      Just when I think I know what I'm doing, I come back the next day and hit a huddle using Facebook and this practice log.  I looked for Jonny's explanation, but even that disappeared on me!  Don't even know how to ask the question.  In any event, I will skip this until I put more time into practicing.  I mentioned somewhere that I am beginning at the beginning!  Even though I can read music, etc., I am not kidding myself, I need to re-learn all that I may have forgotten and or learn what I missed when instructed a thousand years ago.


    2. George A

      George A

      Well, I started five weeks ago in the Beginner's class.  I have had some knowledge of how to read notes since I play the trumpet (not well) and did have a year of piano lessons a thousand years ago.  Over the years I learned a lot of theory, but as far as having piano skills, I consider myself a newbie. 

      I've listen to several on Facebook and I'm impressed.  One of these days I hope to put something up, but to be honest, I'm not sure what recording equipment other than a phone I will need.  And I asked my son how do I get it from my phone to the internet.  He's a programmer...and I'm still waiting for his help!  How do I upload the file?    

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