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Jump to new posts Re: First time piano buyer - please help! by Ksi @ Yesterday at 06:55 AM

Oh no, this has been great advice! Not at all overwhelming - you should see what I deal with at work . I did learn a ton, and find the subject quite fascinating. Thanks!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Questioning the Wisdom of Heavy Actions by bennevis @ Yesterday at 06:55 AM

The first article says to measure with weights placed 13mm in from the front edge of the key, and that the ideal downweight is 50g in the bass and 48g in the mid-range. And that to tip the key down by 4mm before weighing to avoid the effects of frict
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by UKIkarus @ Yesterday at 06:54 AM

Originally Posted By: noobpianist90Originally Posted By: UKIkarusWhy wouldn't it be? you can't expect every person to ever play a piece to play it exactly the same way every time... nothing new would ever be arranged. Hmmm... I have this notion that
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I think you need to re-assign those faders or knobs to another CC number in the Kawai, then use the learn function in your software. I don't have Kawai sorry, but I can do that with my Casio PX-5S. I use a specific "Stage setting" number (f
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Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by wimpiano @ Yesterday at 06:22 AM

I suppose by the way that these kind of questions where it comes to interpretation and the boundaries of it would be good to post as a question in the Pianist Corner (did I really say that? yes I did )
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: USB hub recommendations? by toddy @ Yesterday at 06:19 AM

The only reason I was using a hub for two vital streams was because the laptop I was using had only two USB sockets, one of which had irretrievably broken down. Hubs are sensitive things, so I use separate ports on the computer now, for music. I had
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: SMHaleyIsaac, have you sent that film Piano Mania, with the Steinway tech Stefan Knupfer? I think of what he was doing with Alfred Brendel trying to get different qualities of tone with the unisons to suggest different instrumen
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Jump to new posts Re: The Famous (infamous?) One Month to Recital Thread by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 06:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky Anyway, I got three tunes ready [To Zanarkand, Nights in White Satin, and Color my World] I'm not sure yet which one I will perform because I'm a little sick of all of them right now. I'll probably go with the
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Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by noobpianist90 @ Yesterday at 06:06 AM

Originally Posted By: UKIkarusWhy wouldn't it be? you can't expect every person to ever play a piece to play it exactly the same way every time... nothing new would ever be arranged. Hmmm... I have this notion that when I'm playing something off a sh
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by UKIkarus @ Yesterday at 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By: noobpianist90Originally Posted By: wimpianoOriginally Posted By: noobpianist90I'm referring to Chopin's mazurka Op 67. No 4. I'll post a picture of the passage in question later, I don't have the sheet with me. I listened to a l
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: A443Originally Posted By: BDBUltimately, none of these written descriptions of tone are universal enough to have much meaning. No matter how much you write, I do not think that you can describe sound to a person who has never be
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to study harmony through Bach by RogerW @ Yesterday at 05:57 AM

Originally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: ttttcrngyblflppSo I always hear about how every famous composer that came after Bach claim that Bach's compositions are the only thing one needs to study to learn everything there is to know about harmo
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: Retsacnal I'm kind of confused. You say nobody really does that (run both), but you told your customers not to run both. Do you mean to pick AC or swamp cooling, and never ever switch? i.e. not to switch when the season changes
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by noobpianist90 @ Yesterday at 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By: wimpianoOriginally Posted By: noobpianist90I'm referring to Chopin's mazurka Op 67. No 4. I'll post a picture of the passage in question later, I don't have the sheet with me. I listened to a large number of recordings, and ever
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: Ed McMorrow, RPTPaul678, Have you met any of the Tucson PTG members? I know the chapter is fairly active and you might make some good contacts there for help. Good idea, Ed. I found Cassie Van Gelder, RPT. And it looks
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: Retsacnal Sounds like a good project/practice piano to me. See if you can get them to split the shipping with you--they're probably having trouble getting rid of it. It's not gonna be a valuable piano, but it could serve as a
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Looking for my next piece by UKIkarus @ Yesterday at 05:33 AM

Swordland huh? So you like anime OST?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The Famous (infamous?) One Month to Recital Thread by chopinoholic @ Yesterday at 05:28 AM

Originally Posted By: WhizbangOriginally Posted By: CarlosCCOriginally Posted By: chopinoholicI'm thinking to joining this recital. I will not give away any spoilers only that it will not be Chopin I just hope you guys will appreciate it. The
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by tim treford @ Yesterday at 05:25 AM

I would follow wimpiano. If you're in doubt, do what feels/sounds "right". That's the beautiful thing with playing music: you're allowed to do whatever you want to.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What makes crisp clear tone? by Olek @ Yesterday at 05:22 AM

oak, beech, maple, for the hard species , may be the grain is tighter . Anyway that is the report I had - second hand there, sorry.. Very good taste on Japanese movies Will The woods used in Japan have larger grain, and are easier to glue, while b
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Can anyone help me identify Bach's music in this soundtrack? by WellTemperedPizza @ Yesterday at 05:13 AM

Wow, you guys are great! I'm very impressed. Thanks again everyone!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by wimpiano @ Yesterday at 05:08 AM

Originally Posted By: noobpianist90I'm referring to Chopin's mazurka Op 67. No 4. I'll post a picture of the passage in question later, I don't have the sheet with me. I listened to a large number of recordings, and everyone seems to play it differen
Adult Beginners Forum
Quick question re VP#1: he advises to do this until you can name all the notes at an average speed of 1 second per note. So if there's 23 notes on the treble clef and 23 on the bass (as in SD#1), does that mean 46 notes altogether => target is to
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by noobpianist90 @ Yesterday at 04:33 AM

Originally Posted By: wimpianoAs far as I know you keep playing loud till you hit the decrescendoBut then, the crescendo doesn't exactly specify how loud I should play because there is no dynamic marking after that. It's just a hairpin Quote:Do you
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with dynamics by barbaram @ Yesterday at 04:12 AM

I'd agree with wimpiano, keep playing at the new volume until you come to another dynamic marking - a decrescendo, a p, etc
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