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    Nov 11, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    So there's a boy that I'm somewhat courting on campus. He's a viola performance undergrad. I figured that out a long time ago because I know the difference between a viola case and a violin case.

    Regardless, we both walk to the north side of campus approx. 2:15PM every Mon. and Wed. Our separate buildings are about 500 feet from each other, and I'm about 90% sure that he has been checking me out frequently.

    Despite the hesitation and fear of rejection, I struck up conversation with him this week, finally (Mon and Wed). He actually asks me more about my background (music) than I can find out about him. Then, when we get to our destination I quickly say, "There's my bike. Going home. Have a good day."

    There's only a few more weeks in the semester that we have this coincident schedule, and he could possibly be 10 years younger than me. We have been able to talk about so many great subjects in our swift meetings, but should I

    -introduce myself by name?

    -or should I keep it just a little mysterious? for awhile...

    I don't want this to be just some stupid fascination.

    P.S.> A colleague of mine pointed out the other day and asked if that 'guy' over there was my 'type'. I told her that's the guy I've been looking at for months. He's my same style. He's very, very sexy.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    Why does courting have to be a game? I would personally intro myself so he knows what to call me and take it from there. How about next time fucking the bike and asking him to join you for a drink/coffee?

    You're a good looking 29 year old guy so he's 19. Who cares? If there is chemistry, go for it, you could be 59 and still who gives a shit. Let the prim old ladies use cucumbers, just go for it and enjoy what the spirits have brought..................Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    [b]if i were u i would jump at him and just make out,have a condom with u and a carrot lmfao jk

    tell him..who cares about age...its 2010 live it up[/b
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    So...

    You've been "courting him," but have you only talked to him twice? You say you finally talked to him, but then you say you've talked about many great subjects in your brief meetings. Not sure how many times you've talked to him. And during this time, he asked you questions about yourself, but you didn't ask anything about him? Then when you got to your bike, you quickly said "k thx bye" and left? I gather that you two don't know each others' names.
    How long have you two been checking each other out?

    If I had been checking someone out and started talking to them, and they only wanted to talk about themselves, if they didn't tell me their name and ended a conversation quickly with "Okay, there's my bike/car/direction, gotta go," I would probably think they were uninterested and move on. I'd suggest striking up a conversation with him, tell him your name, and ask this guy on a date pronto before your semester gets slammed with finals. If he rejects you, then so be it, and move on.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    Ask him if he likes his G string plucked... lol jk

    Just introduce yourself to him nothing bad should come out of it.

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    Nov 12, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    Just ask him if he needs an accompanist. Brahms, Bruch, and even Walton can't be that hard to sightread.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    Months we've been checking each other out. However, I think our conversations about a subject that we are so enthusiastic about overwhelms everything. I do plan on formally introducing myself on Monday, and I will succeed. There's something so shy and timid about both of us. I don't take this as a bad thing.

    What I take; I'm so tired of just jumping into dates/coffee with men then expecting some outcome out of it. I would like to really to take this strategy of just brief talks before the whole phone number situation gets involved.

    I guys obsessing about me, and I hate obsessing about guys. We all do it though.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidJust ask him if he needs an accompanist. Brahms, Bruch, and even Walton can't be that hard to sightread.


    Have you looked at the Bruch and Walton. Yes I've played it, but it's been years.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    Personally I can sightread anything written before 1940 that's remotely tonal.
    So yes, I can wing it if my life depends on it. The only thing I usually can't get 100% right is the dynamics (I usually get too quickly up or down in volume with the cresc and decresc so that by the end my fff's equal ffff's).

    Just ask him what's he's practising and you can practise the accompaniment at home.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidPersonally I can sightread anything written before 1940 that's remotely tonal.
    So yes, I can wing it if my life depends on it. The only thing I usually can't get 100% right is the dynamics (I usually get too quickly up or down in volume with the cresc and decresc so that by the end my fff's equal ffff's).

    Just ask him what's he's practising and you can practise the accompaniment at home.


    That's awesome. I just don't want to come across as an amateur musician, because I'm far from any amateur out there. I'm very confident in my skills.

    I love that fact that you are too and pointed out the very relevant viola literature. The Schumann stuff drives me insane.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidPersonally I can sightread anything written before 1940 that's remotely tonal.
    So yes, I can wing it if my life depends on it. The only thing I usually can't get 100% right is the dynamics (I usually get too quickly up or down in volume with the cresc and decresc so that by the end my fff's equal ffff's).

    Just ask him what's he's practising and you can practise the accompaniment at home.


    So much damn work just to get closer with a guy. lol
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said
    q1w2e3 saidPersonally I can sightread anything written before 1940 that's remotely tonal.
    So yes, I can wing it if my life depends on it. The only thing I usually can't get 100% right is the dynamics (I usually get too quickly up or down in volume with the cresc and decresc so that by the end my fff's equal ffff's).

    Just ask him what's he's practising and you can practise the accompaniment at home.


    So much damn work just to get closer with a guy. lol


    HAHA. When you've been a professionally trained pianist all your life. Give me five minutes with the piece. It's cake.

    It's those demanding people out there that expect on the spot erratic rhythms or maybe 16 against 7 rhythms.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    Just do it! icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    I personally love Der Schwanendreher...Hindemith is like my favorite composer, from his young crazy stuff to his uniquely tonal classics and the late choral music.
    But I'm getting off topic here...
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    hauptstimme said
    Lenoxx said
    q1w2e3 saidPersonally I can sightread anything written before 1940 that's remotely tonal.
    So yes, I can wing it if my life depends on it. The only thing I usually can't get 100% right is the dynamics (I usually get too quickly up or down in volume with the cresc and decresc so that by the end my fff's equal ffff's).

    Just ask him what's he's practising and you can practise the accompaniment at home.


    So much damn work just to get closer with a guy. lol


    HAHA. When you've been a professionally trained pianist all your life. Give me five minutes with the piece. It's cake.

    It's those demanding people out there that expect on the spot erratic rhythms or maybe 16 against 7 rhythms.


    You better hope he isn't demanding! icon_wink.gif lol
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    hauptstimme said
    It's those demanding people out there that expect on the spot erratic rhythms or maybe 16 against 7 rhythms.


    You mean like this?
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI personally love Der Schwanendreher...Hindemith is like my favorite composer, from his young crazy stuff to his uniquely tonal classics and the late choral music.
    But I'm getting off topic here...


    I'm glad you like Hindemith. He's actually beautifully amazing in a theory kinda way, but also so overly technical. He's one of my favorites too.
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    Nov 12, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    hauptstimme said
    It's those demanding people out there that expect on the spot erratic rhythms or maybe 16 against 7 rhythms.


    You mean like this?


    Exactly!

    There's some instrumentalist that think we can just sit down and play that.
    WTF!
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    One word: midi.
    (And a lot of work in Finale)
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidOne word: midi.
    (And a lot of work in Finale)


    I prefer Sibelius.
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:07 AM GMT


    If you have not told him your name yet, then you should def. do so. And if I were you ...I would ask him out. Somewhere on neutral ground...that way if things go south..you can always make up an excuse and abort the mission lol. Like vesset said, maybe you should ask him out to coffee. Or lunch even would be nice. I mean honestly, I think the hardest part for you would be asking him out. Since you guys have some things in common, your conversation is probably already there. Which you are one lucky duck...because conversation is usually the hardest part. Whats the worst that could happen.....he says "No". If that is the scenario, you pat yourself on the back for having the courage to even ask him out, and move on icon_smile.gif

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    Nov 12, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Obviously, You see how intense conversations get between two trained musicians. We don't care about names or fucking each other. We really like the art.
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    Too bad violists can't just dump their instrument aside and go straight to kissing when the moment strikes, unlike piano, voice and flute players.icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidToo bad violists can't just dump their instrument aside and go straight to kissing when the moment strikes, unlike piano, voice and flute players.icon_razz.gif


    That's why you try to penetrate while they have the instrument in their hand. That's always fun.
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    Nov 12, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    Tell him you want to lick his face.jpg