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Jump to new posts Re: Blind Pianists being able to see the keys in their mind by bananasushi @ Yesterday at 03:15 PM

Yes, I think I can start taking lessons again soon. I was unemployed for a bit, but I found a job again. For about 4 years of learning piano I could only practice for a couple hours a week. When I was a student it took a back seat to my studies. I di
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Jump to new posts Re: 7/8 and 15/16 piano keyboards (ESPKs) the future ? by jbolt91 @ Yesterday at 03:10 PM

I don't think you can compare your average small handed Asian/Chinese women and child, with world renowned concert pianists who are exceptionally gifted, flexible and don't have particularly small hands! Why these players have never wanted smal
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Considering to buy a Yamaha YDP-162 by Alexander Borro @ Yesterday at 03:05 PM

Generally piano stools are accessories are marked up quite a bit in music stores I noticed when buying one. You can get the same sort of thing cheaper from ebay or even online music stores much cheaper. The chair I had that came with the piano had
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Jump to new posts Re: Recital 39 --- General Discussion Room by torquenale @ Yesterday at 03:02 PM

I've been without a real internet connection in the last few weeks, but I managed to download the recital files so I could listen: a great recital again, with different genres and levels represented. I miss when I'm not part of it! Thanks to everybo
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Jump to new posts Re: Favorite Performance Editions by BDB @ Yesterday at 03:02 PM

I have a couple of E. Robert Schmitz' editions (Fischer) which go along with his book, The Capture of Inspiration, which I also have. They are the etudes of Chopin and Virgil Thomson. I know there are Chopin Preludes as well, but I have never found t
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Jump to new posts Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 by grace_note @ Yesterday at 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By TX-BluebonnetI finally completed Greensleeves to my satisfaction. I didn't have any problems adding in the overlapping pedal, and I really like the way it sounds with the pedal. What I'm finding the most challenging is moving the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Leaning Towards a Kawai ES8 by matex1981 @ Yesterday at 02:56 PM

hi. am going to order kawai es8 in next few days from thomann. i like the news about new piano samples but want to add few more by connecting yamaha motif xs/es rack. i downloaded kawai es7 manuals to find out whether its possible to play kawai es7/8
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Jump to new posts Re: reflecting material behind an upright by Ivan M. @ Yesterday at 02:54 PM

The idea is to get all the frequencies back in the primary reflection behind the piano instead of losing the bass through the wall. I hope this might just take care at least of what the player hears... But in the end the other walls can require some
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Jump to new posts Henry Cowell's Piano Concerto (BBC Proms now) by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:52 PM

Just started on www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 If you've ever wondered what a forearm tone cluster sounds like, here's your chance . Jeremy Denk is the intrepid pianist.
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Jump to new posts Re: Considering to buy a Yamaha YDP-162 by Simos @ Yesterday at 02:47 PM

Hello all, sorry for the long time to post (I was busy playing my brand new dp ) So, I went to the store and tried out different dps and decided to go with the clp525. I'm very happy with my purchase, and I think it was worth the +300 euros. The so
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Jump to new posts Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 by grace_note @ Yesterday at 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By AmandaHI feel odd posting when so many before me has. Over a span of basically for months I have almost finished this book. I'm working on perfecting Scarbourugh Fair and raisins and Almonds. And some timing of he's got the who
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Jump to new posts Re: Does sight reading help in general? by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:34 PM

The ability to sight-read well isn't just mandatory for accompanists/collaborative pianists, but also allows you to learn new repertoire much more quickly and efficiently, because you can spend more time on interpretative matters and practising the t
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Has anyone used Leila Fletcher method? by Ataru074 @ Yesterday at 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By bluestonThanks for your input CandyWoman and Ataru074. It's good to know some people still use Fletcher and its not necessarily outdated. (Her teacher did use a fair amount of supplemental material too). My daughter is currently
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Jump to new posts Re: Favorite Performance Editions by BruceD @ Yesterday at 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By augustmBusoni for Bach is a must, very interesting fingering, use of natural movement to articulate. The biggest revelation I have had in the last 5 years playing [...] I think that one has to be very careful and judicious using
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano Exam Group by 8 Octaves @ Yesterday at 02:21 PM

Regarding ear training and sight-reading, the exam is easier than the exercises at the end of the book. If you are able to nail the exercises at the end of the book first time through, you have nothing to worry about on exam day. I would caution tr
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By dogpersonOriginally Posted By Ataru074Why some teachers don't like adult student: Episode #78 Season 34 "Too much thinking, not enough good robust practice" The OP is asking whether he needs to change the way he is pr
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Jump to new posts Re: Does sight reading help in general? by debussychopin @ Yesterday at 02:17 PM

Sight reading of course helps. Keep doing these things that are good they can only help.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How old were you when you started tuning? by bellspiano @ Yesterday at 02:13 PM

Quick response to Olek: 1) My previous job was nursing, home and hospital, which involved a lot of heavy lifting. 2) The extension hammer, because of the laws of physics, can be an aging technician's best friend; extended, it allows tuning with delic
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: reflecting material behind an upright by Olek @ Yesterday at 02:11 PM

With mass you lower the frequency response of the wall. The way the panel will be fixed probably can influence a little the result. (I am certainly not an acoustics specialist so I stay with generalities there) Your method is easy to test, I have
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Does sight reading help in general? by WhoDwaldi @ Yesterday at 02:11 PM

In general, yes, but it takes time away from nitty-gritty, nubby-grubby practicing. 😀
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Which edition for Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier? by WhoDwaldi @ Yesterday at 02:08 PM

I like Schiff's edition for Henle.
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Jump to new posts Re: 7/8 and 15/16 piano keyboards (ESPKs) the future ? by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:03 PM

Early pianos (fortepianos of Mozart and Beethoven's time, and the Pleyels and Érards of Chopin & early Liszt) have slightly narrower keys, so you could specialize in playing them . But by the early part of the 20th century, the keyboard size
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Jump to new posts Re: Does sight reading help in general? by phantomFive @ Yesterday at 02:00 PM

Liszt told his students to sight-read every day, and he himself did it often, which is why he had such a large repertoire. He said it is helpful for seeing the pieces as a whole, and not just as a collection of small details.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: reflecting material behind an upright by Ivan M. @ Yesterday at 02:00 PM

Thanks for the pointers and the right distance from a solid wall. If that's 10 cm (that's what we had before... so apparently not just for space-saving reasons), my idea will be easy enough to try. Then it's just putting a 3/4" quality hardwood
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Jump to new posts Re: How to get feedback on original compositions by phantomFive @ Yesterday at 01:56 PM

What are you trying to achieve with this composition? Why did you write it? What is your goal as a composer?
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