Page 32 of 127 FirstFirst ... 222829303132333435364282 ... LastLast
Results 466 to 480 of 1905

Thread: Gripe of the Day thread.

  1. #466
    Senior Member DaveM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    So. California, USA
    Posts
    3,824
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Waaaggghhh! I mucked up my violin exam through nerves.
    Have your doctor see if you are okay to take around 20mg Inderal (propranolol) about one hour before the exam. Has no sedative effect. All it does, for the most part, is block the physical effects of nerves or stage fright, particularly shaking of the hands, but also slows the heart rate. I’ve used it for years for my piano playing. It breaks the self-fulfilling prophecy where you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m going to make a mistake.’ Your hands start to shake and you make the mistakes.
    Last edited by DaveM; Apr-08-2019 at 08:06.

  2. Likes Ingélou, Taggart liked this post
  3. #467
    Senior Member Ingélou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gemtown in Yorkshire
    Posts
    5,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    Have your doctor see if you are okay to take around 20mg Inderal (propranolol) about one hour before the exam. Has no sedative effect. All it does, for the most part, is block the physical effects of nerves or stage fright, particularly shaking of the hands, but also slows the heart rate. I’ve used it for years for my piano playing. It breaks the self-fulfilling prophecy where you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m going to make a mistake.’ Your hands start to shake and you make the mistakes.
    Thank you, Dave - that is very kind.

    You are right - shaking bow-arm and the fear of it was at the root of the problem. It comes out of nowhere and is not controllable. If I ever take another exam, I may consider your solution - but I am thinking this is the last one I'll ever do.
    Last edited by Ingélou; Apr-08-2019 at 08:19.
    My fiddle my joy.

  4. Likes Taggart liked this post
  5. #468
    Senior Member DaveM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    So. California, USA
    Posts
    3,824
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Thank you, Dave - that is very kind.

    You are right - shaking bow-arm and the fear of it was at the root of the problem. It comes out of nowhere and is not controllable. If I ever take another exam, I may consider your solution - but I am thinking this is the last one I'll ever do.
    We have a group of mostly older piano players who get together and play once a month. I’ve played piano for years but suffer from moderately severe stage fright. I play fairly well alone so in the early 90s I decided to make a hobby out of recording the grand piano using a digital recorder and recorded the results on CD. It was the only way to show people,what I was capable of. And then, I came across the Inderal solution. It was a godsend: I was finally able to play in public settings. Btw, it has been used by many professional pianists and violinists.
    Last edited by DaveM; Apr-08-2019 at 17:02.

  6. Likes Ingélou, Taggart liked this post
  7. #469
    Senior Member RockyIII's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,550
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was planning to go for a long walk on the greenway today, but the weather gods had another idea. Aargh. I realize some people walk in the rain, but I'm not one of them if I can help it.

  8. Likes Ingélou, Taggart liked this post
  9. #470
    Senior Member Totenfeier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    504
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm getting a pain in an upper left molar that suggests cavity.

  10. #471
    Senior Member Ingélou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gemtown in Yorkshire
    Posts
    5,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Totenfeier View Post
    I'm getting a pain in an upper left molar that suggests cavity.
    Hope it subsides! And/ or that it can be dealt with speedily.
    My fiddle my joy.

  11. Likes Taggart, RockyIII, Totenfeier liked this post
  12. #472
    Senior Member senza sordino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    4,173
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was on the train yesterday, our elevated commuter light rail and someone near me blew a snot rocket twice. Disgusting. If you don't know what that is, it's when you hold one nostril and blow hard out the other spraying snot everywhere. He did it on the train with a dozen people in the same carriage. Disgusting. I wasn't about to confront him, he was twice my size and half my age.

    Though not as bad as what I saw a few years ago. I got on the train only to see everyone at one end and no one at the other. On the floor on the empty side of the carriage I saw an abandoned pair of trousers lying where they had been stepped out of and dropped. Thoroughly gross.

    Public transit = Petri dishes = incubators.
    Last edited by senza sordino; Apr-15-2019 at 05:34.

  13. #473
    Senior Member elgars ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Worcestershire, England
    Posts
    10,310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Woke up in agony yesterday morning with a pain in my right side which still persists - last night I could obtain a modicum of comfort only by lying on my left side, which is one sleeping position I don't favour. When I was younger and played some sport I could possibly have put it down to a popped rib cartilage, muscle strain or maybe a hard tackle, but it's been many years since I've been able to make that kind of speculative judgement.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

  14. #474
    Senior Member Ingélou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gemtown in Yorkshire
    Posts
    5,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Woke up in agony yesterday morning with a pain in my right side which still persists - last night I could obtain a modicum of comfort only by lying on my left side, which is one sleeping position I don't favour. When I was younger and played some sport I could possibly have put it down to a popped rib cartilage, muscle strain or maybe a hard tackle, but it's been many years since I've been able to make that kind of speculative judgement.
    Oh dear - I hope you can get some medical help today and that the problem will be identifiable, minor, and easily treatable.
    Very best wishes.
    My fiddle my joy.

  15. Likes SixFootScowl, elgars ghost, RockyIII liked this post
  16. #475
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    People who write 'defiantly' definitely annoys me.

  17. Likes SixFootScowl, RockyIII liked this post
  18. #476
    Sr. Moderator Taggart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Yorkshire (ex-Glasgow)
    Posts
    4,456
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Woke up in agony yesterday morning with a pain in my right side which still persists - last night I could obtain a modicum of comfort only by lying on my left side, which is one sleeping position I don't favour. When I was younger and played some sport I could possibly have put it down to a popped rib cartilage, muscle strain or maybe a hard tackle, but it's been many years since I've been able to make that kind of speculative judgement.
    Hope things are better soon. Try and get some medical help.
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

  19. Likes SixFootScowl, elgars ghost liked this post
  20. #477
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Les Pays-Bas
    Posts
    3,198
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    I woke up with something similar on Saturday morning. Shocking pain in the shoulder and neck which lasted the whole day (when I had to be out and about). It only subsided this morning.

    I hope yours can resolve itself EG. It's certainly no fun being struck down with acute pain.

  21. #478
    Senior Member elgars ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Worcestershire, England
    Posts
    10,310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks for your replies. I'm hopeful it's only one of those middle-aged twinges - let's see how it is tomorrow.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

  22. Likes Ingélou, RockyIII, Taggart liked this post
  23. #479
    Senior Member Ingélou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gemtown in Yorkshire
    Posts
    5,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    36

    Default

    Ten days ago, I posted that I was afraid that I'd messed up my (low-grade) violin exam through nerves.
    You were all very kind.

    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    Well, I'm sorry to hear that. As someone who is paralyzed by nervousness, I can sympathize.
    Quote Originally Posted by LezLee View Post
    It’s probably not as bad as you fear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Fairlea View Post
    Sorry to hear that, but another opportunity will come around.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I hope they will give you another chance sometime.
    Quote Originally Posted by RockyIII View Post
    Oh no, so sorry. How about some ice cream?
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    Have your doctor see if you are okay to take around 20mg Inderal (propranolol) about one hour before the exam. Has no sedative effect. All it does, for the most part, is block the physical effects of nerves or stage fright, particularly shaking of the hands, but also slows the heart rate. I’ve used it for years for my piano playing. It breaks the self-fulfilling prophecy where you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m going to make a mistake.’ Your hands start to shake and you make the mistakes.
    Thankfully, I did pass - obviously not all that well, but not a scrape, just 'average'.

    I am so relieved, and I would like to say a big thank you to all of you, because I felt really bad about it, and you made me feel a whole lot better.

    It was only a Grade 4, and I did it mainly to give my violin teacher something to do, as I've been with him seven years, and we were running out of projects.
    But I got a distinction on my grade 3, and so it's clear that my nerves are getting worse, not better.

    Ergo, it will be the last violin exam I ever take - mainly because as long as I have any energy left and am not too decrepit, I intend to devote myself to folk fiddle. I have played folk tunes in public and as part of a session without losing my nerve - and more to the point, I've enjoyed it.

    I adore classical violin music - but I don't want to hear myself playing it ever again!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And it's oh, the prickly bush -
    It pricks my heart full sore;
    And if ever I get away from that bush,
    I'll never get caught any more!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvfmSBlVAE
    Last edited by Ingélou; Apr-16-2019 at 21:36.
    My fiddle my joy.

  24. #480
    Senior Member Ingélou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gemtown in Yorkshire
    Posts
    5,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Thanks for your replies. I'm hopeful it's only one of those middle-aged twinges - let's see how it is tomorrow.
    I hope you are feeling better, elgars ghost, and that you don't need to worry about anything dire.
    My fiddle my joy.

  25. Likes Taggart, RockyIII, elgars ghost liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •