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Abandonator

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#1 9 years ago

I'm am so fed up with the fact that people can't seem to appreciate that you make music, when I take guitar in the evening I have to stop because " it's late, don't irritate the neighbours" when I play my electric guitar I should stop because not everyone likes that style of music. since when the fuck are you bound to play what the majority wants?

they just ignore you when you even play a nice piece of piano, it just do not seem to care, the only time they'll call you to play a bit, is when they can impress other people with " look, my boy plays music" I'm not allowed to listen to my music , even when it's accoustic medleys of in flames, but my brother can play rammstein while he's washing so the total house can hear it.

am I like the only idiot that has this problem? it's fricking pissing me of




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#2 9 years ago
I'm am so fed up with the fact that people can't seem to appreciate that you make music, when I take guitar in the evening I have to stop because " it's late, don't irritate the neighbours" when I play my electric guitar I should stop because not everyone likes that style of music. since when the fuck are you bound to play what the majority wants?

You're not forced to do anything, but it is quite rude to make all this noise and stuff when some people may be trying to relax or go to sleep. It has nothing, really, to do with who likes your music, it's common courtesy. You could do it if you wanted, and unless your break the rules set down for your town/city about noise, nobody could do anything about it, but it's just thinking about other people. Obviously, if it's loud and aggressive, it's more likely to annoy other people, whereas the piano is, relatively speaking, quite a soft instrument, so nobody minds as much.

I get that problem too. My parents generally won't let me play my accordion before 6am or after 8pm, since we live around a lot of families who have young children who would often go to sleep before or around that time, and adults don't really like waking up at 5:30. To be fair, I stay at home during the day because it's 'study break', but it still puts a cap on how much I can practice a day (theoretically, it's obviously about 14 hours, but in practise, about 6 hours a day).




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#3 9 years ago

I think that is the same thing with most parents. I took 11 years of piano, and when I was 16-17, I wanted to play it all the time. I had my own piano in my room, and my mom wouldn't let me play it before 10 AM or after 10 PM. Sometimes it has to do with the style of music, but I played everything.. from classical, to game music, to charlie brown Christmas music.. sometimes its just has to do with the level of noise and how nervous your parents are about disturbing the neighbors ;)




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#4 9 years ago
-Section-;4922447I think that is the same thing with most parents. I took 11 years of piano, and when I was 16-17, I wanted to play it all the time. I had my own piano in my room, and my mom wouldn't let me play it before 10 AM or after 10 PM. Sometimes it has to do with the style of music, but I played everything.. from classical, to game music, to charlie brown Christmas music.. sometimes its just has to do with the level of noise and how nervous your parents are about disturbing the neighbors ;)

My girlfriend in college liked to play the piano just about every waking moment…I’d sit and listen for hours, didn’t care what she played. I love it when someone sits down and plays (good) the piano. I’m captivated every time.




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#5 9 years ago

Ahaha, Its nice to find someone who still appreciates it. Like, I can play keyboard too, but nothing beats a real piano in my book.




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#6 9 years ago

I still play piano and organ and I have the keys to our catholic church... the only person living near the church is our priest, all the others are across a broad street and don't hear you playing (by the way, that guy is from Poland and part of the Marian order... HE'S A TEUTONIC KNIGHTS CRUSADER :eek: ). I can play organ there whenever I want. :nodding: I once sat there at midnight because I wanted to see how our new guy would react to that kind of joke and believe it or not, he came into the church , sat down and just listened... and after about half an hour, he went to his house and got his e-guitar... this guy is crazy! (but cool :cool: )

Oh, yeah, -Section-... organ beats piano :p


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#7 9 years ago

Abandonator;4922321I'm am so fed up with the fact that people can't seem to appreciate that you make music, when I take guitar in the evening I have to stop because " it's late, don't irritate the neighbours"[/QUOTE]

You're probably talented, but if I'm trying to sleep/concentrate on something I won't care - it'll be an annoying noise.

Abandonator;4922321when I play my electric guitar I should stop because not everyone likes that style of music. since when the fuck are you bound to play what the majority wants? [/QUOTE]

When the majority has no choice but to listen to you, due to the volume you insist on playing stuff at. If you're out of earshot of everyone else, go nuts.

[QUOTE=Abandonator;4922321]they just ignore you when you even play a nice piece of piano, it just do not seem to care, the only time they'll call you to play a bit, is when they can impress other people with " look, my boy plays music"

Piano is quieter than electric guitar. And more cultured - if Bach or someone like that had composed on the electric guitar then you'd be asked to impress people with that instead.

[QUOTE=Abandonator;4922321]it's fricking pissing me of

I can tell - you sound like a child throwing a tantrum because you're not allowed to play electric guitar in the middle of the night. :rolleyes:




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#8 9 years ago

Like the rest said, it has to do with noise levels. Neighbours (kids) going to sleep and all that. During the day (morning, noon and start of evening) it shouldn't be any problem what so ever should it?




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#9 9 years ago

Abandonator;4922321I'm am so fed up with the fact that people can't seem to appreciate that you make music, when I take guitar in the evening I have to stop because " it's late, don't irritate the neighbours" when I play my electric guitar I should stop because not everyone likes that style of music. since when the fuck are you bound to play what the majority wants?[/QUOTE]

When you can't have the decency to hook it up to a set of earphones?

Abandonator;4922321they just ignore you when you even play a nice piece of piano, it just do not seem to care, the only time they'll call you to play a bit, is when they can impress other people with " look, my boy plays music" I'm not allowed to listen to my music , even when it's accoustic medleys of in flames, but my brother can play rammstein while he's washing so the total house can hear it.

Again earphones would seem to be the solution.

[QUOTE=Abandonator;4922321]am I like the only idiot that has this problem? it's fricking pissing me of

Other people probably found ways to deal with their problems. Playing during the day, using earphones, etc.




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#10 9 years ago
I still play piano and organ and I have the keys to our catholic church... the only person living near the church is our priest, all the others are across a broad street and don't hear you playing (by the way, that guy is from Poland and part of the Marian order... HE'S A TEUTONIC KNIGHTS CRUSADER ).

Oh my god! Someone who actually plays the organ! Wow...

Oh, yeah, -Section-... organ beats piano

And the accordion beats both of them :D

Piano is quieter than electric guitar. And more cultured - if Bach or someone like that had composed on the electric guitar then you'd be asked to impress people with that instead.

Well, Scarlatti did do a lot of work for guitar, and there is lots of classical music floating around, mainly from Spain, originally written for guitar. Though I haven't heard anyone play such music on an electric before...though there was this one guy teaching at the place where I work, his music is amazing...