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Jump to new posts Re: Steinway "cottage" piano hammers by ssenseney @ Yesterday at 11:14 PM

The piano height is 47 1/4 inch (from the floor). It has the flat fall board covering the keys. The wippen is slightly different than any that I could find listed in catalogs as far as Steinway parts, which means all of the parts are "obsolete
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Thanks, Carol.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Technique for holding down chords by DeadPoets @ Yesterday at 11:07 PM

Why am I having trouble holding chords down without tension? My teacher can see the strain in my forearm when holding a chord for say 4 counts. But we were not able to resolve this issue. Any tips or experiences with this?
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Rachmaninov Sonatas - 1 vs 2? by argerichfan @ Yesterday at 11:02 PM

^ Eh, they both sound much the same to me: a lot of busy and tiresome note-spinning without any real inspiration. Motions gone through, all delivered in a rather cynical -and often pretentious- counterpoint. (Designed to lend a fake sublimity to the
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Jump to new posts Re: Completely OT- mods please move if necessary by Rich Galassini @ Yesterday at 10:48 PM

"Some might say I cannot sing, but none can say I didn't sing." ...or something like that. Simply a great quote.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Removing scratches from black piano by Herr Weiss @ Yesterday at 10:46 PM

O.K. you win. NORDIC. HW
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Jump to new posts Re: Nonflammable action lubricant by kpembrook @ Yesterday at 10:37 PM

I tried a torch on CLP and couldn't get it going.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Reasons behind notes as letters rather than numbers? by TowardsTheEdge @ Yesterday at 10:31 PM

Thank you all for the responses. I like the idea of working towards learning to see the note as simply the note without needing a middle-man notation. I think I may try out thinking in numbers while I work towards that goal. I think it would be a l
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Pain at the shinbone/tibia by Ataru074 @ Yesterday at 10:26 PM

If the pedal of that piano is as hard as the yamaha ydp 161... No $$$$$ you are in pain. I use mine without pedaling just to avoid injuries.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Should Lack of Humanity Matter? by Jonathan Baker @ Yesterday at 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: KurtZHowever, just a friendly reminder: On the internet, underlining makes text look like a URL link. Bold or even the old ascii trick of using bracketing *asterisks* is better, I think, for showing emphasis. Ah, an exce
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Jump to new posts Re: help needed--fair price for Kawai cs-9e in 1983 by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott McBainI am often disappointed with some of the advice given on this forum. Then jump into the discussion and add your voice. I see that you are doing that... good.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: adult beginner, what next? by Oongawa @ Yesterday at 10:15 PM

Simple arrangements of movie theme songs mights be fun for her, and many movies have beautiful themes. It's sort of impressive, too.
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Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by Jonathan Baker @ Yesterday at 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: musicpassionI'm wondering if the majority of your students are more dedicated to music than mine. We don't know that to be the case, so I wouldn't make any presumptions one way or the other. In any event, we all face the same
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Jump to new posts Re: Compare Steinway, Estonia & Shigeru Kawai by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: NorbertThe best piano to "compare" a Steinway any day has always been Mason Hamlin. Guarantee that if people would play the pianos side by side, few if any could identify which is which. Blind tests can be skewed in s
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Anyone got any thoughts on the Yamaha Motif XF8? by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 10:11 PM

I dont have any personal experience on the xf8, unfortunately. If you're planning on using a DAW, however, you may not necessarily need a workstation, especially if you want something that feels great and will possibly be using software pianos like
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Jump to new posts Re: Compare Steinway, Estonia & Shigeru Kawai by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 10:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott McBainEveryone knows that if you buy a steinway you will grow richer, play better, get better looking, never age and more nice things will happen to you, but you must be super intelligent to understand all this.What? I th
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Jump to new posts Re: Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 10:00 PM

What were your impressions of each? When you were playing them, which one did you want to continue playing the most? Did you find one of them easier to play, or more rewarding? I realize you may have already considered these questions, but the o
Adult Beginners Forum
I have a gigantic collection of Xmas music from intermediate through s very advanced level that I got off the internet or purchased. If you are interested in a pdf of this collection, just PM me your email address, and I'll send you the link to the m
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Leel,you are a wonderful inspiration! Great for you. I loved what you shared,thank-you!
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 09:49 PM

I teach hearing the I-V relationship with the earliest 2-hand pieces and routinely write "I" and "V" into the score. They all have heard enough Western music to know that I sounds like "at home" and V sounds like "w
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Playing at Senior Centers by rocket88 @ Yesterday at 09:48 PM

Do whatever you have to. I play standards and some Classical from sheet music, some from memory, and play Blues without sheet music. Hint--Try filling in between music with simple arpeggios...two octaves at a time, C-E-G and C-E-G to F-A-C, etc. S
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Jump to new posts Re: Is delivery included in piano purchase from dealers? by PhilipInChina @ Yesterday at 09:46 PM

Of course a dealer will get a better price on a delivery than you will for a one off transaction. He will also know the genuine piano movers rather than the generalists who don't specialise. BTW if you think having a professional piano mover is expe
Adult Beginners Forum
The end of Alfreds 1 has a beautiful version of "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and I'm finishing it at the right time.
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Jump to new posts Re: Is delivery included in piano purchase from dealers? by Scott McBain @ Yesterday at 09:35 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Is delivery included in piano purchase from dealers? by Scott McBain @ Yesterday at 09:34 PM

Delivery ? whats that...I thought you just backed your truck up and picked it up from will call. seriously: Piano.... X amount Artiste Bench Extra ... X amount tune and service call... X amount delivery.... x amount commission of sales person...
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