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#2750858 - 01/29/16 06:03 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: Dockeys]
hatricklov Offline
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Registered: 08/20/01
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Welcome, Dockeys... and thanks for sharing your story, very cool!
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#2755762 - 02/15/16 03:30 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: hatricklov]
waygetter Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 535
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Hello there Keyboard Corner!

My name's Tom. I'm just getting back into playing. Long ago, I must have played several thousand live gigs, nothing big, all local stuff. Average skills, decent vocals, play by ear, writing & headbanging. Really enjoying the community, maybe hopefully will be able to contribute something along the way.

At a minimum, I can share a few funny road stories! laugh

Gear: Rhodes, Polymoog, Micromoog, CP-70, Oberheim OB-X, Roland D-50
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#2755783 - 02/15/16 04:34 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: waygetter]
davedoerfler Offline
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Well, Tom, thanks for stopping by. wave

Just having a CP-70 (as I do) will get you some (unwanted) attention around here. grin
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#2755840 - 02/15/16 07:16 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: davedoerfler]
waygetter Offline
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Thanks Dave. I guess I should clarify - I don't have any of those axes anymore, long ago released. I do remember lugging that monster around for a couple of years. I don't know how, but it held its tune pretty well (considering being set up and torn down and transported with some frequency).

Of course I had the trusty hammer and a few quick tune-ups here and there, sounded great!
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#2755860 - 02/15/16 08:24 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Dockeys]
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So many people here find their calling later in life.
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#2759752 - 02/28/16 09:25 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: Dockeys]
Rofox Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 43
Loc: UK
Greeting folks, ...long, long time lurker here.
I felt it might be wise to check out some other introductions and just one page back Lindaru's hit a chord with me. Back in 1962 I'd been persuaded by a girl I fancied to join a church choir in South London. One rehearsal, in order to impress, you understand, I made (if I may say so) a valiant attempt to play Nut Rocker on the pipe organ; hence began my education on envelopes and attack!
A few years later Soul was all the rage in the UK and my Vox Continental 11 and I entered into the spirit.
Day drawing office job was boring so nightclub trio in a provincial town offered an escape. From there a year or two playing for GIs on R&R in Bangkok and then on to the SE Asian circuit turned the boy into the man.
Back in UK Big Band, Pub Rock, Duo and eventually solo work paid the bills over 24 years.
Now I just play at home with friends and perhaps two or three gigs.
However, with advancing years (I'm now 68) comes the desire for advancing knowledge. Apologies to all you consummate pros who left me behind years ago but can you please resurrect "The Reharm Room"
BTW for those that have been paying attention I never nailed the church girl but......

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#2759769 - 02/28/16 10:14 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: Rofox]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1989
Hey, there, Rofox, and welcome!

wave

I would hardly say anyone has left you behind. We all fit into wherever we fit best and while I am delighted that my start off resonates, I do not consider myself to be a real pro either, but it is a life that I chose (or should I say it chose me).

I look forward to hearing about your adventures in the U.K. and Asia. The only other country I have been to is Canada, but I never played there.

Lately for me it has also been few and far between for gigs as well, so I spend much of my time writing music for my radio shows and adding to my album tracks. I have to say the diversity of paths for me have been interesting and make me feel more fully rounded as I continue to grow.

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#2762619 - 03/08/16 07:56 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: Lindaru]
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Registered: 02/10/16
Posts: 22
Hey all. Been lurking for awhile and decided to start posting a little. I'm delighted to see that there are plenty of NC and VA keyboardists represented.

Quick bio: I'm a native Virginian but live in the Tarheel state. Been playing keys for 25+ years (wow, I'm getting old). My first electronic keyboard was a Casio MT-100 and my first real synth was a Korg Poly-800. I've come a little ways since those synth beginnings in the mid-1980s. :-)

Looking forward to participating in the forum and getting to know everyone.

By the way, anyone going to Moogfest in Durham this year?

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#2762698 - 03/08/16 12:13 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: unrelatednotes]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1989
Welcome, Unrelatednotes!

wave cheers

Looking forward to you sharing with us all!

I live in Idaho, so one of these days, I am going to have to take a trip east.

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#2768638 - 03/30/16 04:24 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Dave Bryce]
paulkondig Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 315
Loc: Maryland, USA
Hi my name is Paul Kondig. I have been in before, but it was a long time ago.

My interests range from Antique wind up phonographs. I have a Victrola floor model machine, an Edison S-19 Diamond Disc Phonograph. Two Edison Cylinder Machines, and tow Columbia cylinder machines. I also have an interest in synthesizers and electronic music. I own an Arturia MicroBrute, Moog Theremin, ARP OMNI( dead unfortunately), and a Farfisa Combo Organ, which I may be selling, along with he OMNI.


I work at a Private Banquet/Wedding Facility called Ceresville Mansion. In Frederick Maryland as a Steward Manager. I am not married, nor do I have girlfriend, and I live alone.


Edited by paulkondig (03/30/16 06:17 PM)

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#2768646 - 03/30/16 05:06 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
ksoper Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 3164
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN,UNITED STATES
Welcome Paul. I've also got an Edison cylinder machine, though it needs a belt and a good lubrication. Have a Moog Theremin, too! Glad to have you with us!

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#2768653 - 03/30/16 06:16 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
davedoerfler Offline
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Originally Posted By: paulkondig
I am not married, nor have girlfriend, and I live alone.


TMI facepalm

corrected quote to correspond with corrected post laugh


Edited by davedoerfler (03/30/16 07:52 PM)
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#2768654 - 03/30/16 06:20 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: davedoerfler]
paulkondig Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
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Loc: Maryland, USA
Thank You Ksoper!

Sorry about that Dave, that was a typo. I meant to say live alone, not love. I have a tendency, too type fast. Even though it is hunt and peck on the computer keyboard.

I corrected the typo.

Paul


Edited by paulkondig (03/30/16 06:21 PM)

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#2768660 - 03/30/16 07:48 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
davedoerfler Offline
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twothumbs grin

edited your quote as well. wink

BTW, welcome. wave

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Quite simply - If you can't play Jump on it, you don't want it.
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#2768666 - 03/30/16 08:19 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: davedoerfler]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1989
Welcome, Paul . . . I am grieving over the fact that your ARP OMNI is {gulp} dead. I had one of those up until 1990 and a Farfisa combo organ up until a few years before that.

Glad to have you here!

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#2768673 - 03/30/16 09:09 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Lindaru]
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Registered: 02/20/16
Posts: 3
Loc: California
Hi

I’m Don. I’m a retired sometimes trial lawyer who’s lived in places as far flung as Rio de Janeiro and Malibu, California.

At 8 years old I played trumpet in a music lesson studio marching band in a small Midwestern town. From then ‘till age 71, nada. While practicing law (kind of interesting, isn’t it, that one ‘practices’ both law and music?) I always felt guilty taking time away from preparing for the next trial, to take up an instrument again, and so, didn’t.

At retirement I made a conscious decision to spend far more time with beauty and far less with mammon. Thus piano/keyboard lessons. At my age I struggle with the mechanics, but for me the love of music is a powerful mental aphrodisiac.

My wife and I go to concerts and I at home listen. Voraciously. Mostly classical piano but some contemporary composers from Silvestrov to Levingston and those in between, and, of all things, salsa from the 60s-80’s, gospel and a little ‘world music’. Go figure.

A few years ago Craigslist was my source for a Roland A90-EX controller. Then I didn’t even know what a controller was, but the thing looked something like a piano and I could fit it in my car, so I was happy. It sat in my home patiently watching me and waiting until I stopped working.

In the last year or so, my relationship (if you will) with the Roland has gone from sitting before it thinking it looked like an alien, toothy, alligator that was going to destroy me, to viscerally feeling it as a companion and co-conspirator in the discoveries I’ve made both in music and about my musical self. Me, the Roland, and Pianoteq, on the yellow brick road.

My wife is kind of mystified by my involvement. My colleagues ask how the piano’s coming along. My stock answer is that “I get a little less awful every week.”

Not sure I fit in with this forum’s group. I’m not a pro musician, never will be, nor am I going to ever play in a band, gig etc.

But I enjoy your virtual company.

Thanks for listening.

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#2768675 - 03/30/16 09:17 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: sf_hombre]
DulceLabs.com Offline
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Originally Posted By: sf_hombre
Hi

I’m Don. I’m a retired sometimes trial lawyer who’s lived in places as far flung as Rio de Janeiro and Malibu, California.

At 8 years old I played trumpet in a music lesson studio marching band in a small Midwestern town. From then ‘till age 71, nada. While practicing law (kind of interesting, isn’t it, that one ‘practices’ both law and music?) I always felt guilty taking time away from preparing for the next trial, to take up an instrument again, and so, didn’t.

At retirement I made a conscious decision to spend far more time with beauty and far less with mammon. Thus piano/keyboard lessons. At my age I struggle with the mechanics, but for me the love of music is a powerful mental aphrodisiac.

My wife and I go to concerts and I at home listen. Voraciously. Mostly classical piano but some contemporary composers from Silvestrov to Levingston and those in between, and, of all things, salsa from the 60s-80’s, gospel and a little ‘world music’. Go figure.

A few years ago Craigslist was my source for a Roland A90-EX controller. Then I didn’t even know what a controller was, but the thing looked something like a piano and I could fit it in my car, so I was happy. It sat in my home patiently watching me and waiting until I stopped working.

In the last year or so, my relationship (if you will) with the Roland has gone from sitting before it thinking it looked like an alien, toothy, alligator that was going to destroy me, to viscerally feeling it as a companion and co-conspirator in the discoveries I’ve made both in music and about my musical self. Me, the Roland, and Pianoteq, on the yellow brick road.

My wife is kind of mystified by my involvement. My colleagues ask how the piano’s coming along. My stock answer is that “I get a little less awful every week.”

Not sure I fit in with this forum’s group. I’m not a pro musician, never will be, nor am I going to ever play in a band, gig etc.

But I enjoy your virtual company.

Thanks for listening.




Hi Don and welcome. Very inspiring story to read. And don't worry about fitting in - we're kind of like the "Land of the Misfit Toys" anyway. You'll do just fine. wave

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#2768676 - 03/30/16 09:25 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: sf_hombre]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
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Welcome, Don!

Of course you fit in with this group.

I have dabbled in a lot but in no way have all of the experience of most here, but I sure do enjoy the company.

Keys, music and the love thereof, no matter for how long or how little in linear time is what binds us together.

I just spent a few moments on my Roland E-16 a bit ago expressing my emotions on a piano patch. Quite different and mellow (melancholy) from the normal stuff I play and write. They are our companions. I actually think of them like "children" in a way. If something were to happen to one, I would grieve.

Again, welcome!

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#2768839 - 03/31/16 12:11 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Lindaru]
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Welcome Paul and Don! twothumbs
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#2768860 - 03/31/16 12:58 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: sf_hombre]
davedoerfler Offline
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Originally Posted By: sf_hombre
Not sure I fit in with this forum’s group. I’m not a pro musician, never will be, nor am I going to ever play in a band, gig etc.


if you want to be here then you will fit in. lot's of friendly advice here. I was using Pianoteq just last evening. Welcome.
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In all seriousness, whatever works for you is absolutely the way to go.
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Quite simply - If you can't play Jump on it, you don't want it.
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Bob Moog

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#2768882 - 03/31/16 02:08 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: davedoerfler]
paulkondig Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 315
Loc: Maryland, USA
Thank You Joe, and Lindaru!

Yeah, well when you have a synth that is over 40 years old nothing lasts forever.

Paul

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#2768989 - 03/31/16 09:52 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
sf_hombre Offline
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Registered: 02/20/16
Posts: 3
Loc: California
Thank you for the welcomes!

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#2769199 - 04/01/16 03:56 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: sf_hombre]
paulkondig Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 315
Loc: Maryland, USA
By the way, I don't know if I will have a lot too post on here. Being that this forum section is on keyboards, and should be kept on that subject. Also, I don't want to start a thread, that someone else had already started. Doing a Thread search, would certainly help with that.

I'm sure I will have stuff, I want too share. I just don't know if the Keyboard corner, is the right place? I'm not going too post anything inappropriate. I just don't want to come off stupid, and wind up on the Hall of Shame Thread.

I may not be a skilled player, by any stretch of the imagination. I think I was put off, playing keyboards, because my teacher wanted me to learn the classical method, with scales and such. Which I found boring, also, I was never thrilled with the piano.

Oops! Better stop here, before I go too far.

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#2769246 - 04/01/16 07:53 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
Lindaru Offline
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You are fine, Paul . . . my teachers were strictly by the book which was great for learning all of the basics in my opinion; however, they never allowed any room for improvisation.

I think if you got the boring stuff down and can create music based on what you know with that and do your own thing, you have got it made.

If you think something is really off topic or might be, you can always title your thread with an "OT" in front of the title.

Besides, if it is a question, there are no stupid questions. We are all here to learn and share.

Some of the others here are more experienced at how to get search engines to give up their information on previous threads here, so they should chime in soon.

Look forward to seeing your threads soon!

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#2769423 - 04/02/16 03:32 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Lindaru]
paulkondig Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 315
Loc: Maryland, USA
Thank You! Lindaru!

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#2770686 - 04/07/16 06:32 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: paulkondig]
RPC Offline
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Registered: 04/06/16
Posts: 1
Loc: Louisiana
Well after probably about 6 years of lurking around here, I thought I should probably go ahead and become a proper member. By day I'm an administrator for an academy of music. Gigging these days is light, but when I do I play a Nord Stage 2 in a jazz trio with my SS3, Korg Kronos and VR09 for my Christian band (just getting into organ and loving it), and the church I play at has a Yamaha CP40. Blessed to play with great gear, although that doesn't keep me away from GAS (would now like a better feeling organ hehe). Love the humor here and down to earth people as well as the crazy technical stuff that is mostly over my head. I've learned alot and hope I can sometimes jump in to help others if there is something I can contribute. The keyboard community is lucky to have this place.

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#2770813 - 04/07/16 10:40 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: RPC]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1989
Welcome, RPC! Happy to make your official acquaintance!

wave

Looking forward to you sharing your experiences.

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#2771003 - 04/07/16 09:00 PM Re: Introductions? [Re: Lindaru]
Daniel Wade Offline
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Registered: 05/19/14
Posts: 387
Loc: Houston, Texas
Welcome RPC !
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#2771620 - 04/10/16 09:01 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: Daniel Wade]
keyClicker Offline
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Registered: 04/02/06
Posts: 574
Hey guys,

I had lots of fun reading about everyone's introduction here. I've been here for a while and never actually took the time to do it before.

I guess I'll just do a quick version as well.

My name is Gustavo (everyone usually calls me Gus, which is easier and became a lot more popular after BreakingBad).

I am originally from Brazil, lived in the US for several years during my college days, and now I moved to Oxford/UK to study and work.

I am not a professional musician. I just really really love music and specially improvised popular music. I used to live in a town close to Kansas City, which spoiled me with really good jazz and changed my life for the better.

I actually work with programming and teaching. My main field of study is using programming to teach mathematics.

When it comes to gear, I don't know much about new stuff... My dream gear is just old acoustic pianos, old electric pianos, and old tonewheel organs.

So, yeah... nothing too interesting, but there it is.

I have learned so much from this place. Y'all are super nice guys and I really enjoy being a part of the group.

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#2771640 - 04/10/16 10:37 AM Re: Introductions? [Re: keyClicker]
Lindaru Offline
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Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1989
Hello, Gus . . . have seen you here in the forums and always glad to get to know more about folks.

I have only ever been on my way to somewhere else (Chicago and west and back again) and have passed through Kansas City, but I know their excellent reputation for jazz.

Brazil has its own fabulous flavor of music, too.

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