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Jump to new posts Re: Daniil Trifonov -- performance & review(s) by grace_note @ Today at 12:50 AM

Coincidentally, I happen to be listening to Trifonov - Beethoven: Sonata No. 32 in C Minor (live at Carnegie Hall) on YouTube. I agree that his mannerisms can be downright scary at times, but I don't let that deter me from completely enjoying his wo
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Jump to new posts Re: Accenting beats by outo @ Today at 12:44 AM

Originally Posted By MeddenOriginally Posted By HakkiIt is easier to understand this if you try to sing the passage. Only someone who has never heard me sing would say that....'Mr Monotone', my wife calls me. To emulate my singing, just hold down the
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Jump to new posts Re: Why C major scale is the hardest one? by Nahum @ Today at 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By indigo_daveB harmonic minor - RH 123 1234 LH 4321 4321 In moderate tempo, I prefer in the right hand 23 123 13 -13 123 13 to avoid not very convenient 234, where a longest finger is located on white key between blacks.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My first vid on PW by outo @ Today at 12:36 AM

Originally Posted By sor just remember you can do anything you practice enough times It doesn't really go like this. Only if you find out the way to practice the right way first. It seems you have found a way that works for you!
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Jump to new posts Re: Which piece describes your mood now? by dogperson @ Today at 12:20 AM

What time of the day? It changes. Sometimes my mood is like Chopin's "Raindrops" Prelude... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ksNyyuViQ After a bad day at work I like to pretend I am a flamenco dancer - with a red rose and black fa
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Jump to new posts Re: How to develop finger muscles by trigalg693 @ Today at 12:18 AM

If you think you don't need strength/endurance (another form of strength really) to play, you should try Chopin op.10 no.2, or anything with a lot of fast octaves. Your technique can be perfect but if your muscles are weak you'll cramp up.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Have I Moved to the Dark Side? by piano2 @ Today at 12:13 AM

Hi Luca, In response to your question - Some of my students wish to play the new piece at the lesson because they are more comfortable going home to practice something they have already done with some success. Others are more independent, like you
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Jump to new posts Re: 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, June 10-July 3 by Brendan @ Yesterday at 11:58 PM

Well, Sokolov was 16 when he won and Kharitonov has done some concerts with Gergiev (there are pictures of them playing together here along with a few others with Matsuev, too); ultimately, it really comes down to how he plays tomorrow. There's no w
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Have I Moved to the Dark Side? by lunobili @ Yesterday at 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By piano2All of us teachers encounter times when a student is resistant to trying something at the lesson. I generally ask the student if they'd like to try it at the lesson or practice it at home first. Then the student chooses w
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Jump to new posts Re: Boston amateur competition by fuzzy8balls @ Yesterday at 11:50 PM

Just in case anyone's interested, here's a video of all my performances at this competition: Preliminary Round 2015.06.12 0:04 Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9, No. 3 5:45 Schumann - Abegg Variations Op. 1 Semifinal Round 2015.06.13 13:40 Ravel - Jeux d'eau
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Jump to new posts Re: Daniil Trifonov -- performance & review(s) by zyxwvu @ Yesterday at 11:47 PM

haven't yet have time to listen to this on youtube. will surely do. but the chopin barcarolle in his CD simply took my breath away! it is just stunningly beautiful
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Jump to new posts Re: Which Bluetooth pedal for my iPad? by zyxwvu @ Yesterday at 11:44 PM

answers please! =) i'm determined to have all my music sheets stored electronically once the iPad Pro is released!
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Jump to new posts Re: 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, June 10-July 3 by da96103 @ Yesterday at 11:36 PM

Look at what nugget of rumour/gossip I found. -------------------- There has been plenty of speculation and conspiracy theories on Russian classical music sites. The youngest participant, Daniil Kharitonov, is 16. Controversial, because it is bein
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By JEB NYCWikipedia lists the modern keyboard octave span as 164-165 mm; if you are saying there are respectable acoustic piano manufacturers that deviate from that significantly, it would be news to me, and I'd like to see some sou
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Jump to new posts Re: 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, June 10-July 3 by Chewbacca @ Yesterday at 10:59 PM

Hey Everyone, Really enjoying the competition, and this thread with all the insights and live comments is a great addition! A small, almost insignificant observations: Debargue played on the Yamaha for the first two rounds yet switched to the S&
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
? If you have the Kross why on Earth waste money on a Casio 150?
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Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g minor, op 23 by Isabelle1949 @ Yesterday at 10:42 PM

Jane, that was beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this.
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts [NEW] Meek Mill+Nicki Minaj+Chris Brown - All Eyes On You by Amosdoll @ Yesterday at 10:40 PM

Enjoy my piano cover https://youtu.be/3a4RzYiWL4k
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by BrianDX @ Yesterday at 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By BrianDX 31) Russian Folk Dance (Beethoven) (OF) 32) Symphony 9 Finale (Dvorak) (AR) 33) Mysterious Ballet (Faber) (OF)[/b] 34) Bourree (Graupner) (OF)[/b] 35) German Dance (Beethoven) (OF) 36) Cat Patrol (Faber) (OF)
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Tim AdriansonSam, a quick question -- I've completed recording of all my intended submissions, and presently have each one in MP3 format on Box.com, as well as the TASCAM originals, in WAV format, on my private computer Will it
Piano Teachers Forum
Have you checked craigslist for teachers advertising for students? In my area there are a lot of teachers regularly posting an ad, and some of them even specify that they would like to teach adult students.
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By look_aliveI am not an industry insider, but as someone who just went through the piano shopping debacle, under NO circumstances would I consider a piano that spent a year at a college as "new." Sat for two years on the
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Learning to play the piano by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 10:21 PM

Welcome to the forum! I've taught students who started from the very beginning when they were in their 70s. They made very good progress and had a great time with it. IHMO the only downside starting really late in life (70s or 80s... yes I've ta
My New Piano!
Jump to new posts Re: My new M&H... by tjbron @ Yesterday at 09:51 PM

It sounds like it will be an amazing piano. I know I couldn't resist the old M&H either
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Jump to new posts Re: Learning to play the piano by S.H.Lee @ Yesterday at 09:36 PM

if you want to play piano,it never too late. The most important is you love to play.
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