In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums NewsletterAbout "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.
Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.
There are a few events coming up that I know about, and will share with you here.
If you know of others that I missed, or you're planning one, please make sure you post something in This Section of the forums.
If you'd like to know more about Perri and GRAND OBSESSION, you can visit the following:
Reviews & Excerpts on Piano World.
Updates (on our forums).
The Author's Web Site
I hope to see you at these events (Frank B. Founder/Host Piano World)
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What would an issue of In-Tune be without some updated numbers? (Don't answer, it was a rhetorical question).
We recently passed the 30,000 registered members mark!
Welcome to all our newest members, and welcome back to the rest of you.
And please remember, we are counting on you to recruit new members to the forums. It's Fun to Play The Piano ... Pass It On!
We also set a new record for visitors to the forums in a one hour period, 1,010 visitors (March 26, 3:19 p.m.)
And, we've passed the 950,000 post mark, closing in on a million.
Overall, Piano World had ...
330588 unique visitors in March [ 10,664 unique visitors per day], 5,842,009 page views [188,451 page views per day, or 138.8 per minute], 27,829,582 hits, and used 223.53 GB of bandwidth.
If you are interested in even more stats and rankings info, See This
If you are new to the forums, poke around a bit, don't limit yourself to one forum, you never know what you might find. And, don't forget to explore the rest of Piano World (see our Directory for some places to start).
In addition to all the forums has to offer, the main PW site has over 1000 pages of interesting piano and music related goodies, including games, puzzles, stories, videos, classified's, and even a Java piano you can play online.
Although I've never been on a cruise, I know a lot of our members have, and most have really enjoyed themselves. My sister and her husband have traveled quite a bit and they think a piano-cruise would be a great idea. My brother-in-law put together a suggested itinerary we might want to consider (thanks Larry)comments in parenthesis are from my sister ...
12 - Night Mediterranean-Venice
Day 1 Barcelona, Spain
Day 2 Nice ( Villefranche), France (French Riviera, dazzling beauty, few miles from Nice and Eze)
Day 3 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Day 4 Naples/Capri, Italy (Ride along the Almalfi Coast)
Day 5 Cruising Entertainment by PW members
Day 6 Venice, Italy
Day 7 Venice, Italy
Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia (Eyes- falling -out -of -your -head, beautiful)
Day 9 Corfu, Greece
Day 10 Cruising Entertainment by PW members
Day 11 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Day 12 Cruising Entertainment by PW members
Day 13 Barcelona, Spain
Starts and ends in same city, for easy access to move piano on and off ship (if a manufacturer wanted to get in on this).
Hugs the coastline so that the beauty of the towns hanging on the cliffs and mountains, all along the Mediterranean are in view most of the time.
Departures are in Apr., June.,Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., and Nov.
Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas (Beautiful ship)
If you think you might be interested and/or have any ideas/suggestions, drop me an email, with the subject line Piano World Cruise. If we get enough interest, we can start a thread, and talk to some travel agents ... email@example.com
How to Buy, Play, & Enjoy a Digital Piano
The title says it all.
It's a manual on HOW to actually take advantage of what a digital piano can offer. It covers topics such as how to shop for one and get the best deal, which features are useful and which useless, and how to use it to help you learn to play - and to maximize your enjoyment of making music.Read the Table of Content and Introduction FREE here.
Some of you may have noticed the forums were down for a while on April 1.
It was no joke. We were off the air for over five hours, I wasn't a happy camper. Seems there was a power outage "upstream" from our provider.
I've also found out we've once again outgrown our server, even though it's only been about two years.
The ISP who also takes care of our server (based in Toronto) says he's seeing it peg above 90%, even up to 100% at times of high traffic on the forums/site. If you occasionally experience slow loading pages, this is why.
I will likely be making an appeal to our fine members to help with a fund raiser for our next server (one that will last a while).
Take Your Piano Playing To The Next Level
To Learn More About Our Piano Courses, Please Visit www.YokeWong.net
$14,000 Grand, Without the Piano?
To find out what we are talking about, check out This Thread. (then we can table the discussion).
A Piano as Big as a House?
Now this is a place to hold a forums party... Piano House
Gibson Sues MTV & EA over "Guitar Hero"
Now I ask you, do you really think this is a good idea? Gibson Sues
Concerts, Recitals, and Competitions...
Make sure you keep an eye on This Section of the forums.
And by all means, if you know about an upcoming concert, recital, or competition, please post the details in this area so we can share it with the other members and guests.
Play a Mozart Concerto with a Professional Orchestra ... Details Here
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The Piano World web site (including the forums) averages millions page views a month, with upwards of 300,000 unique visitors. Our newsletter (the one you're reading now) goes out to over 25,000 music lovers.
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We offer very effective classified/display ads, run of site, and spots in this newsletter.
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As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the next issue of our newsletter, the Piano Forums, or Piano World, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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