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Jump to new posts Re: Flea market serendipty - back to piano! by Zerlina @ Today at 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By Peter K. MoseZerlina, welcome. Your approach sounds excellent, sticking at first to the easier levels. And what a trove you have purchased! That carton of piano music was meant for you. Keep your ears open for a teacher who migh
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Kawai CN270 by Grandma Ellen @ Today at 12:59 PM

Someone donated a Kawai CN270 to my church about 5 or 6 years ago. I would like to buy it at a fair price for my grandchildren to practice for their piano lessons. It looks to be in good condition and all the keys etc. work. What should I pay? Also
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Crocus @ Today at 12:54 PM

If you find housework getting in the way of what's important ( do any of us piano players doubt what that is ? ) just remember the words of Joan Rivers …. I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by scorpio @ Today at 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By Moonsh1ne"why I won't complete 40 pieces this year" Where does this come from? We are not even half way through the year.
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Jump to new posts Re: What is a fair price for a new Yamaha U1 in Canada? by Peter K. Mose @ Today at 12:45 PM

If the dealer is reputable, and you like the salesman, just pay the asked price and forget the idea of haggling. If this price seems too expensive, ask them if they have a used U1 that would be more in your range. The dealer is not out to gouge you,
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Jump to new posts Pedal Notation? by blackjack1777 @ Today at 12:44 PM

Hopefully this isn't a dumb question...recently I purchased a book which is a collection of classic rock and pop songs that are arranged by Dan Coates. It is an easy piano book. Some of the songs start off with a notation under the first measure to &
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Timing for these notes? by RaggedKeyPresser @ Today at 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By Ataru074Originally Posted By NahumOriginally Posted By Ataru074 blues composers don't know how to write? It's a 3 against 4 This is not the blues composers can not write,but classical pianists don't know how to read the print
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Jump to new posts Re: Searching for a new grand piano! by michaelha @ Today at 12:44 PM

Kawai/Shigeru made a change in their newer models to lighten up the action by making the key sticks longer. The new Shigeru models have an "L" at the end, SK-5L for example and they changed the series to GX for Kawai. I recently played a
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By SmileyMSo I emailed the original teacher who had turned me down over the phone. In the email, I described my background and included a few links to practice videos I'd made of my own playing. I then asked her to evaluate my playi
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A revelation on uprights by joe80 @ Today at 12:37 PM

I didn't say I wasn't familiar with the repetition mechanism for a grand. Of course I'm familiar with the repetition mechanism for the grand. What I meant to say is that I'm not sure how a technician gets an upright mechanism to repeat quickly when
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: adult tutor books by bennevis @ Today at 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By keystring We're a mixed up lot, over here. We're the platypus that can't decide if it's an otter or a duck. If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck......it's not a duck unless it says so . So, in
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Jump to new posts Re: A revelation on uprights by pianoloverus @ Today at 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By joe80Yes, but they were properly regulated. But I think very few non techs(me included)can know if a piano is regulated to its maximum potential, especially since you have previously said you were not familiar with some very basi
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Group lessons by Peter K. Mose @ Today at 12:33 PM

Sounds to me like it was a rousing success. Carry on!
Piano Teachers Forum
One thing that I failed to mention about our teacher search, is that only one of our potential teachers insisted on a face-to-face interview with me and my wife in her home, before even starting the discussion of taking lessons from her. Well, we we
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by Peter K. Mose @ Today at 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By SmileyMShe was very easy going and we discussed the techniques she uses to teach piano. Though I liked her personality, I could not commit yet since I am interested in learning more about different teaching technique and methodol
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Which Controller? by EssBrace @ Today at 12:29 PM

Doepfer PK-88. Only basic MIDI but designed specifically for your purpose, i.e., controlling piano software. Decent quality fully weighted hammer action keys. It's built into a flightcase which is another feature that appeals to some people. If you
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Still unsure on the used digital pianos... by Kaiketsu @ Today at 12:28 PM

I did check the CLP-230 in person and it was in good shape, but it sounded pretty... synthetic. Can't put my finger on it, the last three keys sounded weird too. Like hitting an empty tin can with a finger. Is that normal? Decided not to buy it, at l
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Moonsh1ne @ Today at 12:25 PM

If this is turning into "why I won't complete 40 pieces this year" thread, I can add my 2 cents Commute is 1.5 hours each way and we have 4 little kids at home. Piano time is either 5-10 minutes before running out the door in the morning,
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Flea market serendipty - back to piano! by Tuneless @ Today at 12:20 PM

I love collecting used things because you can't just go to a retail store and buy them, as many are not being made any more. There is so much variety and so many surprises.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Petrof new grands - overpriced? by turandot @ Today at 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By ChrisVenables Petrof sales in US since 2000 have plummeted - at that time the US accounted for 60% of Petrof's production. Petrof's consolidation of its European network and expansion into the emerging markets of Russia, Japan,
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Who wants to play Impromtu ? by Morodiene @ Today at 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By ster100Oh oke, I would like to hear it of players who are not at the top. On youtube I see only professional players. Players who excercise for few years. For what purpose? I suspect you are wanting to compare your playing wit
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Zeroing in on the Pitch by Bill Bremmer RPT @ Today at 12:10 PM

Here's a nice Kawai RX-5 on a stage this morning. https://youtu.be/2qQJF6ilsDQ
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: adult tutor books by keystring @ Today at 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By bennevisOriginally Posted By currawongin fact I'd hardly heard the term "method book" at all until I came to PW. Same here . I've had to, er, modify my English since coming on PW. No hemidemisemiquavers, just some
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By WhoDwaldiBear in mind that the music desk may be vibrating from pedalling, thus the quivering foam. I've seen concert pianists with Bs and Ds at home close the lid completely and put the music desk atop the flap draped with a cl
Piano Forum
Simply play with the lid DOWN. The overall volume will be reduced significantly, and your ears will probably be fine. As the owner of a M&H BB I know whereof I speak.
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