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Jump to new posts Re: How slow is your slow practice? by wr @ Yesterday at 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: trigalg693Originally Posted By: wrIf I were 40 years younger, I'm sure I'd have a different attitude about it. That makes sense. I'm probably less than 1/3 of your age from the sound of it lol. I think the hard Chopin etudes
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Jump to new posts Re: Funny way to end a Mozart sonata... by JoelW @ Yesterday at 10:01 PM

I believe you were saying that it's plausible for that Mozart sonata to end without those last chords and still sound good.
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Jump to new posts Re: Pieces that evoke imagery by Francisco Scalco @ Yesterday at 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: argerichfanOriginally Posted By: Francisco Scalco What does this have to do with my personal opinion on Schubert songs? Well you are certainly welcome to your opinion; I just felt it was odd that you so strongly agreed that the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Software pianos and partial pedalling by MacMacMac @ Yesterday at 09:36 PM

I don't know whether this is universal. But it is typical.Originally Posted By: BortxI believe the problem is Ivory II which quantizes all those values down to what looks from my tests to be just 3 values: on/half/off. The problem is that the "h
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I think I have the same pedal, and the same squeak. The metal pedal on mine rubs against the inside of the pedal opening on one side due to some looseness in the pivot. Silicone spray and WD-40 solve the problem, but only temporarily. Putting so
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Jump to new posts Re: Funny way to end a Mozart sonata... by Mark_C @ Yesterday at 09:34 PM

Originally Posted By: JoelWOriginally Posted By: Mark_CPeople sometimes say (actually I never heard or saw it anywhere except on here) that Chopin's 2nd Sonata would be better without those two chords at the very end (actually octave and chord). I to
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Jump to new posts Re: Three flats? by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 09:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Dave BThere are books with the scales for each key written out. I'm wondering if writing out the scales might help to understand how the key system works?? Writing out music always forces us to look more at the detail. I star
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Jump to new posts Re: (WNG flanges)+(wooden shanks)=good idea? by Dave B @ Yesterday at 09:31 PM

If you want to hear the pitch of the shank, hit the shank.
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Originally Posted By: 88 Fingers JeffNational Geographic ran an interesting article a couple of years ago about the ivory trade, and the source of most of the demand that drives the elephant poaching. It ain't pianos. For those who are interested,
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Software pianos and partial pedalling by Bortx @ Yesterday at 09:27 PM

First for all those calling on me to read the Ivory Manual -- my box came with no manual. It has a small 5 page booklet on installing the software. No where does it say anything about pedal support and all the nuances of the pedal we are talking abou
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Should I buy a CP4 or RD- 800 ? by Marko in Boston @ Yesterday at 09:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Abby Pianoman I have downloaded the manuals and sound/data lists of both and will read up even more in the next couple of days. Great idea if you cant demo. I did that regardless. In the end the RD800 was everything I want
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Jump to new posts Re: Keyboard Memory/Keyboard Visualization by phantomFive @ Yesterday at 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: attaboy Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: attaboy. I've had a little success tho because I find it so time consuming, I've not gotten involved with it lately. But there's an aspect of this that really bugs m
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Jump to new posts Re: Mason & Hamlin BB fair price by Rich D. @ Yesterday at 09:08 PM

Congratulations on purchasing a great piano! Rich
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Jump to new posts Re: How slow is your slow practice? by trigalg693 @ Yesterday at 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: wrIf I were 40 years younger, I'm sure I'd have a different attitude about it. That makes sense. I'm probably less than 1/3 of your age from the sound of it lol. I think the hard Chopin etudes are amusing and fun to listen to
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Three flats? by Dave B @ Yesterday at 08:46 PM

There are books with the scales for each key written out. I'm wondering if writing out the scales might help to understand how the key system works??
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: July Concert Program - Signup and Planning Thread by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 08:45 PM

Update: The Stanchinsky variations and Gibbons allemande and courante will not be played.
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Jump to new posts Re: Keyboard Memory/Keyboard Visualization by attaboy @ Yesterday at 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: attaboy. I've had a little success tho because I find it so time consuming, I've not gotten involved with it lately. But there's an aspect of this that really bugs me and makes me feel really du
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai MP11. Can't get sound right by voxpops @ Yesterday at 08:40 PM

One thing you could try is a wide stretch setting. 5 (the max) is probably too much, but the lower settings will enhance the analog illusion a little without sounding too "chorusy."
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Jump to new posts Re: How slow is your slow practice? by Derulux @ Yesterday at 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Roland The BeagleOriginally Posted By: DeruluxOriginally Posted By: Roland The BeagleI find that often, even speeds that are excruciatingly slow are too fast for the pieces I'm working on, so I often practice with no metronome a
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Correct technique to control dynamics by Derulux @ Yesterday at 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: MicrodotThanks everyone, I appreciate your thoughts. Currently finding it really useful to combine scales practice with dynamics. Its very different learning an instument as an adult to in childhood. Not because its more dif
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Should I buy a CP4 or RD- 800 ? by Abby Pianoman @ Yesterday at 08:27 PM

Downloaded and listened to the comparison. The Cp4 does have a beautiful reverb. Some keys 1 octave above middle C had a bit of keyboardiness to them. But then, most DPs have that problem. The pitch bend and modulation wheels are a bit out of place.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Time Signatures and their equivalents by Piano Doug @ Yesterday at 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: AtrysLol, I thought every musician knew this. Every musician does know this.
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Jump to new posts Re: How slow is your slow practice? by wr @ Yesterday at 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: wrAnd, in fact, with the Ligeti etudes, that's exactly what happened.......If I were 40 years younger, I'm sure I'd have a different attitude about it. Or if they were actually enjoyable to list
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: If there were only 2 choices.. by petes1 @ Yesterday at 08:09 PM

If those were my choices, I'd choose Miranda Kerr. Definitely, Miranda.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai MP11. Can't get sound right by Abby Pianoman @ Yesterday at 08:07 PM

Hi William Schryver: These are the settings I had posted in another post a few days ago. "Lower the Topboard to 1. Raise Low EQ to 10, Hi Eq to -3, MID 1 to +3, Mid 2 also +3. Touch: Heavy. Voicing: Dynamic. Hammer delay:2.String Resonance:8,
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