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Author Topic: Does anyone have a Balalaika?  (Read 3589 times)

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Offline Hilltop366

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2018, 09:07:31 PM »
Thanks :D

I just thought that song needed a little Russian cheer at the end. ;D

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2018, 11:33:34 AM »
I read this comment that applies here(modified somewhat for this application) , on a music forum I frequent. 

A 93 year old balalaika player was asked how much he practises....He replied "About 2 hours a day." He then was  asked "At your age, why do you practise so much?"  He replied..."I think Im making progress"  ;D


Also, playing/practising any musical instrument involves interaction between hearing, physical movement(fretting etc),emotional response(liking/disliking what you hear/create),memory functions among a bunch of other stuff that gives the brain a serious workout and helps with things like slowing/stopping dementia etc. The experts say, when you play a musical instrument, your brain neuron pathways light up like a Christmas tree. Keep at it Jeff. The progress is evident in the videos..



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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2018, 02:57:40 PM »
Jeff has made much progress since February.  thumbs-up
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