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Jump to new posts Re: Grand Piano in Los Angeles Yamaha C3? by Schazti011 @ Yesterday at 05:06 PM

Do you guys think a Kawai RX-6 might be a good buy? http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/5603713509.html I found one here. I looked up the serial number and it was made in 2003. I saw another member just bought a Kawai RX-3 and that looks like an
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: SPORTS (MUSICIANSHIP) PSYCHOLOGY AND SELF EFFICACY by Scordatura @ Yesterday at 04:57 PM

Hi keystring Thanks for your two replies - thoroughly appreciated! All your comments are razor sharp, causing me to recognize you have the better of me as regards expressing your points intelligibly! My strong feeling is that we are in actuality ver
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Keep making the same mistake by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 04:55 PM

Make a small section that takes no more than a few seconds to play. Play it correctly 20 times a day, as the first thing you do when you go to practice the piece. If you get stuck then go slower until getting to 20 is pretty easy. (Does not have to b
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
What a cool set list! Glad it went well (except for the rain). Do you think you'll do it again? BTW did you use sheet music or lead sheets, or did you play all that from memory?
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kids of non-musical parents by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 04:51 PM

^Yep. (I am SO glad they let me quit soccer!)
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Ragtime by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 04:45 PM

Practice making each leap to the tops of the keys, stop, then visually check that you are in the right place before pressing down. This is the best way I know to practice leaps. Until you memorize the piece, make sure you're going slowly enough to l
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Originally Posted By Maarkrnow, post your set lists for us interested folks... thanks Originally Posted By ShiroKuroAnd be sure to let us know how it went! It went really well, except it was pouring rain so there were fewer visitors to the market
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Lisitsa's "Tempest" by TwelfthRoot2 @ Yesterday at 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By slipperykeysSuperb, I would have liked to have seen the whole thing from the central view. Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0m2RW4m8xE
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Asking parent to take notes? by TimR @ Yesterday at 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By Piano*DadIt's not that they cannot judge without a clean score, though messy markings all over the place could be unappealing. The point is that there isn't a good reason TO give them a marked up score. I know that you have raile
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Brahms Op. 119 vs Schumann Op. 12 by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By CareySince I was the first one here to suggest the Fantasie I feel compelled to make an observation. The Fantasie is a glorious work - but it takes a while to "take off." I don't know how many judges would be willin
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why music, when you can improv? by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By PanolofOriginally Posted By BruceD"Music", i.e. the composed music of the great composers, and even the not-so-great-but-good, (if that's what you mean) has form, structure and direction. Your improvisations do not see
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Jump to new posts Piano Meetup in Richmond, VA by lesecret @ Yesterday at 04:15 PM

We're a group of pianists meeting up once a month to play for each other and discuss all things piano. Find us on http://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Pianists/. All levels, all styles welcome.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Forearm rotation by f3r @ Yesterday at 04:14 PM

How to practice https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpyMjpj5yGK3k_YKRKVJU_mSZMzPh7aFf Piano technique https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL753730BB176690A0 Improvisation for Classical pianists https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpyMjpj
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Forearm rotation by AZ_Astro @ Yesterday at 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By Forrest HalfordBoth John Morten and Graham Fitch deserve wide audiences. Find and devour their lessons. Return again and again. There is gold there. F Could you provide a link for the John Morten lessons? I was not able to f
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: What is the lifespan of a DP? by Jay Roland @ Yesterday at 04:10 PM

For perspective, we have a music school here in Edmonton that has been using Roland HP-2 and HP-3 pianos they purchased back in mid 2002. That's about 14 years of daily use and abuse for up to 8 hours a day. I would expect that normal home use woul
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Building a website for piano gigging ?? by FrankCox @ Yesterday at 04:00 PM

I would try to stick with a .com domain name if possible, even if it costs a bit more to register. People are used to hearing .com, and when you tell someone that "My email address is blahblah.whatzit", they hear ".com". In my o
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Perfect Pitch"? by Bill Bremmer RPT @ Yesterday at 03:58 PM

Its a metaphor BDB. Eskimos eat whale blubber so they must all die from that. Chinese people speak a tone language, so that's it! Yeah, that MUST be why they have perfect pitch! If it's written by Dr. Whatzisname in some research paper, you just go
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: What is the lifespan of a DP? by Tim P @ Yesterday at 03:57 PM

I've been following this with some interest, as I'm currently considering spending a fair amount on a new digital piano, probably one of the home piano consoles. Also, I've had a Casio PX-160 since late December, which started showing signs of wea
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy by gooddog @ Yesterday at 03:55 PM

As Bruce said : Originally Posted By BruceD This is not a competitive venue, but one of support and encouragement - and fun, too! Regards, I just want to add that these are the best 2 weeks of my year. I get to spend two weeks completely immersed
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Asking parent to take notes? by Piano*Dad @ Yesterday at 03:25 PM

It's not that they cannot judge without a clean score, though messy markings all over the place could be unappealing. The point is that there isn't a good reason TO give them a marked up score. I know that you have railed against ignorant judging. I'
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Microphone for Vt and EPT by Charles Cohen @ Yesterday at 03:24 PM

I never thought of using a USB mic, rather than an analog-output mic. But if you know you'll be plugging it into a netbook, it makes a lot of sense. Thanks --
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy by BruceD @ Yesterday at 03:17 PM

As Vid and Deborah suggest, it's to one's advantage to indicate the level of achievement that one has reached when signing up for the program. That way, each student is placed in a masterclass with those of commensurate abilities. While I am just
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My upright is good enough for me by WhoDwaldi @ Yesterday at 03:13 PM

The famous pianist, Percy Grainger, had two uprights and a grand in his house, so he arguably liked uprights better. 😀 http://www.percygrainger.org/gramusic.htm
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ritmüller versus Seiler by Docc @ Yesterday at 03:13 PM

Too funny! Had a wonderful couple of days in Zurich a couple years ago and hoping for more in the next couple of years. Everyone's advice is most appreciated, and comforting that others second my basic instinct to choose the instrument that has the
Pianist Corner
Jeffrey and Tim, Thanks for your suggestions! I'll listen to some of these pieces and se if I find something I like and think I'll be able to learn. I'm always looking for effectful pieces that do not require too much work to learn. Unfortunately lo
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