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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by Jytte @ Yesterday at 03:13 PM

fizikisto, I would LOVE for music to be a part of general education, as I think music is the greatest gift we can get. I also had music in school, but it was voluntary. We didn't go as far as learning actual notation (that I can remember) or playing
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Jump to new posts It's Beethoven's birthday today... by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 03:12 PM

It was technically yesterday, actually. I'm surprised nobody's remembered. To start us off:
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Even if i'm not a specialist,i personnaly don't believe a keybed like the roland cause more damage than another good keybed like the mp11..(i have the 2 at home). I can't think a kind of keybed is a reason. Musicians are playing so many different key
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Jump to new posts Re: Digital piano - future specs - what is your request? by anotherscott @ Yesterday at 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Frédéric LI do understand the problem with USB, but I think using SCSI or a serial link (with a specific driver) would be worse. Oh of course! I wasn't suggesting either of those. I was using those as examples of why you shoul
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by bennevis @ Yesterday at 03:02 PM

As neither a teacher (of any sort) nor involved in non-musical education (of any sort), I'll just add what is obvious, and has been happening in a certain country that embarked on an experimental sort of 'progressive modern' education for a decade or
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Elbow pain by spanishbuddha @ Yesterday at 02:59 PM

If it is piano then your arm/wrist position is likely to be wrong and your finger/arm movements. You need Mark Thomas' book or a piano teacher. Teaser.
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Jump to new posts Re: Elbow pain by jdw @ Yesterday at 02:58 PM

Is this a condition that has actually been diagnosed as tennis elbow (i.e., have you seen a doctor about it?) There are different varieties of elbow pain, and you want to be sure you know what you're dealing with. For people who really know about pi
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Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by torquenale @ Yesterday at 02:58 PM

This afternoon my piano has been tuned
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by jazzpig @ Yesterday at 02:56 PM

This has turned into a great discussion as it addresses important issues and core beliefs that determine how we direct and motivate children through their development, specifically music in this instance. I don't have children of my own so I've never
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Jump to new posts Re: How do YOU count? (when practicing) by Nahum @ Yesterday at 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: DeadPoets Is there a video of this so I can see an example? I'm quite certain I understand but would be helpful to see it in action. There are no videos. Adding subtexts   to the melody practiced in the classroom of Russian
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Jump to new posts Re: Suggestion for Frank by Dara @ Yesterday at 02:48 PM

Ditto. I've never seen the ad popups or other things mentioned in this thread. I use a Mac desktop with Safari.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to discourage a cat from jumping on the piano. by Stephen K @ Yesterday at 02:45 PM

I found that a loud CLAP with my hands when the cat jumped on or wanted to go near the piano has successfully stopped this behavior after only a few days of reinforcement. I found this method to be much better than water and tin foil (I tried both w
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Jump to new posts Re: Elbow pain by bluebilly @ Yesterday at 02:44 PM

Tennis Elbow is usually caused by gripping, I developed Tennis Elbow when at sea, pulling and gripping on ropes. It's hard to see how playing the piano would cause Tennis Elbow, perhaps consulting a sports injury therapist would be a good idea.
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by fizikisto @ Yesterday at 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: JytteHow did this become about general education? Apples and Oranges. There is a huge difference between 'forcing' a kid to go to school (home or otherwise), and play the piano. You need (some degree of) schooling to survive in
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Regardless of one's personal opinion of Bechstein's charms, a manufacturer has to demonstrate an appetite for the competition. I see no evidence that Bechstein is aggressively acquiring concert artists and institutional placements, or beefing up it
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by fizikisto @ Yesterday at 02:36 PM

rocket88 My use of the word "unsane" was not an error. It's a term from general semantics. It essentially refers to irrational beliefs that are due to bad or incomplete information rather than due to cognitive failures. A belief tha
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by rintincop @ Yesterday at 02:35 PM

Personal fact: I love to practice and I love playing piano. Reality: But it would be naive of me to assume (project) that just because I like it, then it's somehow also fun for all of the common people to do.
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by rintincop @ Yesterday at 02:33 PM

Personal fact: I love to practice and I love playing piano. Reality: But it would be naive of me to assume (project) that just because I like it, then it's somehow also fun for all of the common people to do.
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I am always extremely suspicious about anything that has a price tag on it. Just SO many things out there that are little more than scams, or sites/people offering to teach you 'to play' or individual melodies, without them having the faintest idea o
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Originally Posted By: Brian Lucas... By the way, it's a challenge for a face-to-face teacher as well to teach someone with knowledge already. You need to take time to assess the student's abilities and try to find holes in their previous training o
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Originally Posted By: AJFOriginally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: turandotAnother problem is "our friend Norbert"'s statement that "getting a piano on concert stage is a battle that has long been won by Steinway." Th
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Jump to new posts Re: I Forgot the pics by evamar @ Yesterday at 02:28 PM

Congratulations, you got yourself a great Christmas present, even if it cost you some money. You must have been good this year...
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Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by rintincop @ Yesterday at 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: fizikistokeystring, I've never had kids to raise myself, but I'm a college professor. So I get to see dozens and dozens of new 17-19 year old kids every semester. Ignorant and lazy applies to the vast majority of them (I
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Thinking of taking piano lessons again by Ataru074 @ Yesterday at 02:25 PM

Can I be brutally honest? You think too much. Playing an instrument and performing music have two aspect, one is mental, the other is physical. (the brain is always involved... in different ways). The mental part of performing music is similar to
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