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Jump to new posts Re: New Kawai CA series? by lolatu @ Yesterday at 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: sempianistI am an adult absolute beginner pianist and taking lessons since a year now (I’am playing a rented Casio CDP-120). Now that I have made my mind that I will continue with the endeavour for the years to come, I am quite
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Jump to new posts Reading music versus chord based approach for the adult pian by EdwardianPiano @ Yesterday at 04:50 PM

Hello fellow adult beginners!. I would like to say firstly, that I'm a 46 year old beginner on piano ( not even grade 1, never took any exams) and that this discussion is not meant to start any arguments, but to start a discussion on different approa
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Jump to new posts Re: Brodmann PE 187 vs Ronisch 186 vs Yamaha C3x by Norbert @ Yesterday at 04:45 PM

Quote: I suspect that any grand piano in the Brodmann's price and size range will not be able to stand up to heavy-duty use like that for very long Our experience is to the opposite. This is not based on "suspicions" of sorts but excact re
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Age of tech vs. quality level for a DP? by JeepnHeel @ Yesterday at 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Dennis R in WACuriously I began learning the piano about three months ago for reasons similar to your wife's. While I do not have MS for the last few years my already weak hands have become much worse. I asked one of the phy
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Uninspired by my MP11 by CyberGene @ Yesterday at 04:41 PM

I know what you are talking about. Although my last three pianos are Kawai, I've never really been in love with the piano sound. It is just ok. Acceptable, slightly sterile, not very inspiring. However that only serves to prove other brands are even
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Jump to new posts Re: The "Secret" to Glen Gould's Awesome Technique? by landorrano @ Yesterday at 04:38 PM

I know a teacher who once said to me that "god put Glenn Gould on this earth to show us how beautiful the piano can be, but when you are studying the piano just forget that Glenn Gould ever existed." Originally Posted By: Jonathan Baker a
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Jump to new posts Re: Slipped and fell on ice today by dynamobt @ Yesterday at 04:35 PM

So much for "taking it easy". I practiced 90 minutes today. Worked on my hardest stuff. I should ice now. I promise I'll monitor in case I have done too much. Doesn't seem any worse for the effort today. edit to add: iced and wrappe
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Uninspired by my MP11 by lophiomys @ Yesterday at 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Frédéric LIt maybe the time to use virtual piano on a PC. You could then reuse the MP11 action with another sound (as I do with a Clavinova bought in 2003) That could be one solution. I have already tried Pianoteq 5. But in the
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Jump to new posts Re: New to Forum by Agfinguy @ Yesterday at 04:30 PM

wow .. thank you all for the advice and comments - I will get that piano tuned and i have no idea when it was tuned last. looking forward to contributing here.
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Jump to new posts Re: Uninspired by my MP11 by lophiomys @ Yesterday at 04:26 PM

OneWatt, no problem, it seems to be in the sample, as I heard it on an MP11 too, and less intense on an CA65, but did not hear it in any Kawai acoustic, nor in my old mono Roland RD-500. My reference are new Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro headphones, of wh
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Age of tech vs. quality level for a DP? by JeepnHeel @ Yesterday at 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: JytteJeepnHeel, welcome here. I'm sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis. I think with the recommendation to exercise fingers and your wife's interest in piano, it's a perfect solution. There will be a lot of people here in
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Project Scriabin by Pathbreaker @ Yesterday at 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: DameMyraI agree with pianoloverus about Op. 11. That was my introduction to Scriabin. Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13 (gorgeous prelude!), 15, 17, 21 & 22 are all quite manageable. 7 & 14 are a bit more difficult but quit
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Jump to new posts Re: Brodmann PE 187 vs Ronisch 186 vs Yamaha C3x by Almaviva @ Yesterday at 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: DaraOriginally Posted By: joe80 The Brodmann is a decent piano but it is built to a price point. I had one that completely sank after 5 years, requiring the capo bar reprofiled, the top section restrung, and the action extensive
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Project Scriabin by Francisco Scalco @ Yesterday at 04:16 PM

Have a look at Op. 42 No. 4!! It's by no means easy, but it definitely pays off. And also, I'm so glad to see you pointing out that major 7th. Such an expressive interval... especially in this measure. Ravel also uses this extensively. I attented a m
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Jump to new posts Re: $15,000 budget for upright--suggestions? by michaelha @ Yesterday at 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Jason74Originally Posted By: DavidNYNYI am looking to purchase on upright piano and my budget is $15,000. I play, but not often and not well. The piano is primarily for my three children, the oldest of whom is 8 years old. Sh
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New to Forum by Mountain Ash @ Yesterday at 04:12 PM

Hi Agfinguy, It's wonderful to hear about another person who has decided to become a musical late bloomer. Just be patient, as adults I find that we tend to overestimate what we can achieve in the short term and underestimate what we can achieve in
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New to Forum by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 04:11 PM

Welcome Agfinguy, just deciding to start moves you from negative to positive and every day you practice adds just a little. This is a very slow process but with time and commitment you can achieve your goal.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Project Scriabin by DameMyra @ Yesterday at 04:10 PM

I agree with pianoloverus about Op. 11. That was my introduction to Scriabin. Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13 (gorgeous prelude!), 15, 17, 21 & 22 are all quite manageable. 7 & 14 are a bit more difficult but quite rewarding. I love 7 especial
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What are the pros for strip muting? by OperaTenor @ Yesterday at 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Bill Bremmer RPTOriginally Posted By: bkw58Someone please explain how a "unison" impure or deliberately de-tuned to a desired effect has musical value? The only "value" is to give an otherwise sterile soun
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Uninspired by my MP11 by Frédéric L @ Yesterday at 04:04 PM

It maybe the time to use virtual piano on a PC. You could then reuse the MP11 action with another sound (as I do with a Clavinova bought in 2003)
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Slipped and fell on ice today by malkin @ Yesterday at 03:59 PM

+1 for RICE Have you still got one uninjured (less injured) hand that you could practice with?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Slipped and fell on ice today by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: dynamobtB Hopefully, as I move around today I'll loosen up. feeling good it not the best indication you are right to practice. so it is baby steps for the next few days and use the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compress, el
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on Sauter Schulpiano by wimpiano @ Yesterday at 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusMy previous post should have looked like this so I'm reposting since it's too late to edit it.Originally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: wimpianoShul is the Yiddish word. (Which is School in Hebrew but m
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by 8 Octaves @ Yesterday at 03:53 PM

Hi WiseBuff, I have only finished RCM Level 5 and am studying RCM Level 6 right now. It will be a while before I'll worry about which repertoire pieces to choose play but very likely the Schumann Waltz in A minor, op. 124, no. 4., a sonatina from ei
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Jump to new posts Re: Piano tuning hammer case by rXd @ Yesterday at 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: rXdOriginally Posted By: BobI met a tuner the last time I was in England. He was tuning a Kawai RX at a museum we visited. All of his tools fit into his mackintosh (heavy English rain coat). No tool bag, just a slight clink as
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