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    hey dudes. I just say on the BSH website that isntruments may not be played in your room. Is this the general policy of all IC halls?

    owned, i still havent sent back my accom form lol. Had it for months now, oh well. gotsta decide single or single/ensuite

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    it's a matterof using your common sense. if you plan the drum kit, then no.

    however if you play a very quiet instrument like the recorder or the harmonica or guitar, i'm sure people won't mind.
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    unless its one of those electronic drum kits where u can plug in earphones
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    (Original post by rock_tenth)
    hey dudes. I just say on the BSH website that isntruments may not be played in your room. Is this the general policy of all IC halls?

    owned, i still havent sent back my accom form lol. Had it for months now, oh well. gotsta decide single or single/ensuite

    --Joe
    doesn't it say something like 'please return as soon as possible' on it? :rolleyes:

    I read somewhere that if you bring an instrument you should practice quietly, not sure that's possible for all instruments, but if it's electrical you can always use headphones. I'm quite sure there is some music society of kinds and Royal College of music is very near... so I'm sure there must be some sort of an arrangement so that people can practice somewhere, just maybe not in their room so as not to annoy others.
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    Lots of people bring guitars, but so long as they can't be heard outside your room (as with any music) it's fine. I know someone with a keyboard too, which is fine. I don't think it's officially fine, but no one complains so long as it's not disruptive.

    I wouldn't recommend bringing a drunmkit (you wouldn't fit it in many rooms for one thing) or a brass instrument. I think there are practise rooms somewhere, I have no idea though.
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    bring a 5.1 system like me and annoy the hell outa the neighbours. (whilst playing guitar through it as well lol)
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    I wish I didn't train that much when I was a kid. Then I could've played a guitar or something:P But hey...I am at least in good shape
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    werd, i was thinking of an electric guitar. I could use headphones if i had to I guess, but it sounds gayer.

    **** **** ****. CANT DECIDE ACCOM ****
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    What about those who want to play piano, how accessible are the piano practice rooms?
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    i think ill bring some soundproof form to cover the doors and windows up lol. i can use headphones for my music but then sometimes i wana hear how it sounds on speakers.
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    rock tenth, i think acoustic is louder if ur electric isnt plugged in, just make sure u dont play in the middle fo the night ull be fine.

    valerio, in southwell there is a piano in the common room, nothing in fisher though. you can bring a keyboard though.

    swishmasta - yeh the walls are paper thin in h.o.r.
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    I've got my guitar in my room, and when I (attempt) to play, nobody minds...just don't be really mean and play it at 4am ,and it's cool. (btw im in beit). We have a piano in beit also, electric piano i think, ie not quite a keyboard but nearly? I can't remember, ask 4Ed lol

    I know if you join the jazz and rock soc, you can use their practice room to play by booking a session, though my friend said when he booked one and went there wth his band, some other people were using it and they couldn't get rid of em. Not sure if this is a common occurrence. Anyway it's located near the felix office, imperial radio recording studio etc in beit quad...ie walk under the archway, turn left and swipe in
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    (Original post by Valerio)
    What about those who want to play piano, how accessible are the piano practice rooms?
    I was wondering about that as well
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    to answer musical queries:
    In Beit we have a Clavinova (electronic keyboard), which you can play if nobody's using it.

    In college however, there is the Blyth Music Centre, where there are 5 solo practice rooms (with upright piano) and about 2/3 ensemble rooms with a grand piano in it. If you want to go and practise there, you have to register first (just give your name, email address and instrument). There is a booking sheet as you come into the Blyth Centre, where you can book one hour slots in whichever room is free at the time.

    Oh, and you are supposed to be of Grade 7 equivalent at Piano to be able to book the grand pianos.
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    (Original post by 4Ed)
    to answer musical queries:
    In Beit we have a Clavinova (electronic keyboard), which you can play if nobody's using it.

    In college however, there is the Blyth Music Centre, where there are 5 solo practice rooms (with upright piano) and about 2/3 ensemble rooms with a grand piano in it. If you want to go and practise there, you have to register first (just give your name, email address and instrument). There is a booking sheet as you come into the Blyth Centre, where you can book one hour slots in whichever room is free at the time.

    Oh, and you are supposed to be of Grade 7 equivalent at Piano to be able to book the grand pianos.
    Do you actually have to show the certificate? I'm Grade 8 level in Organ though :P
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    (Original post by kitsune)
    Do you actually have to show the certificate? I'm Grade 8 level in Organ though :P
    Not being a pianist, I don't know for certain. I think technically you need to be able to show evidence that you're grade 7 or above on a keyboard instrument, although whether or not this actually happens, I don't know.

    I'm sure your organ skills will stand you in good stead. I only know one other orgain player here.... and we could have done with him in a concert!
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    There's an electric and grand piano in Linstead, although in the dining hall which is prolly going to become southside shop - so whether they'll stay or not I've no idea.
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    HAHA im a drummer, looks like me and my double bass drum kit wont be very popular...
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    You'd be suprised how well sound-insulated the rooms are (the doors are quite thick). I play my music reasonably loud. However, I do try to turn the volume down after 11pm.
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    What about a clarinet??
 
 
 
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