We confusingly use both in the UK.You folks do feet over there? I thought everyone was on the metric system over yonder.
Some of us have adapted. But I've lived in metric countries for more than 30 years. I'm bilingual, but I prefer metric. So much easier.Technically, we are on the metric system but if you grew up (were schooled) with the imperial system it's the one you carry around in your head.
And imperial threads. I was amazed to find that metric Germany uses BSP on it's metric water pipes.In plumbing, we have copper pipe measured in millimetres, plastic waste pipe in inches and millimetres, soil pipe in millimetres and sink, bath and basin wastes in inches.
Hi@bensax don't be put off. I'm sure your neighbours have all done their fair share of banging and drilling. I know mine have! On one side is a couple who are constantly whacking with hammers and drills and on the other is an old man who has a room full of karaoke and dj equipment. Well that's what it sounds like anyway when he's listening to rock n' roll from 7am
I've almost paralysed myself with fear however *trying* not to bother anyone whilst I'm practicing at home and this has seriously marred both my enjoyment of my beloved sax and also my practice times. I'm a considerate person to the extreme that it's actually detrimental to my own happiness and well being!
Some parts of practice involve a lot of repetition not only of the scales but also the songs you learn if you are having lessons.
I echo the Prof. Buy your sax, do what you can to limit the noise with doors and windows shut and enjoy it. Playing into a wardrobe? No.
Two years and two months later and I have improved, so I allow myself to play louder now. It’s too inhibiting on your development to try and keep quiet when you first startHi
I totally understand where your coming from , regarding the neighbours .
I too have mentally and physically been affected by worrying about other people.
I think you started a month before me , it was July 2015 .Two years and two months later and I have improved, so I allow myself to play louder now. It’s too inhibiting on your development to try and keep quiet when you first start
Yes, I joined the Café in August ‘15 but I bought my sax in June, I think... I should know the date but my brain is tired and fuzzy today!I think you started a month before me , it was July 2015 .
I am my own worst enemy , I seam to play better when I attack it with , the not caring approach .
Good for you mateOne of my neighbours comes out of his House at 6:45 every morning (even weekends) and talks at a volume more suited to a nightclub in full flow. My other neighbour plays 'shoot-em-up' games through a sub woofer that makes the walls shake.
I have no concerns playing my Sax or my Piano, or generally making noise when I wish