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Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevisOriginally Posted By: Michael Sayers Maybe Piano World can look at dispensing with anonymous accounts. That and charging a minimal fee for membership would get rid of a lot of the harassers. Why pay to harass someone
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Wurlitzer electric piano sound by Kawai James @ Yesterday at 07:34 PM

I'm undoubtedly bias, but I think the EPs on the MP11/MP7 are really great. There are some nice Reed (Wurlitzer) EP demos on the MP website: http://www.kawaimp.com/mp11/media/audio/ The Yamaha CP1/CP5 also had excellent EPs. Cheers, James x
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Tony - What pop and classical pieces do you already have in your repertoire?
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Jump to new posts Re: Famous mistakes by concert pianists by JoelW @ Yesterday at 07:34 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Roland sale finalized by Marko in Boston @ Yesterday at 07:34 PM

PianoMan Chuck gives his thoughts on the matter.
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Jump to new posts Re: Good popular and classical songs for a piano gig? by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 07:30 PM

Fur elise and Fantasy impromptu are really good songs.
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Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by JoelW @ Yesterday at 07:29 PM

Neither of them are at fault. Markings are simply what the composer hears. Whether to actively try to emulate that or not is another discussion.
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Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: faulty_DamperOriginally Posted By: VidYes, Hamelin seems to use rubato where the score indicates rall and a tempo - such liberties! This is the difference between a musician and a typist: a musician can hear on his own, a
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Originally Posted By: faulty_DamperOriginally Posted By: VidYes, Hamelin seems to use rubato where the score indicates rall and a tempo - such liberties! This is the difference between a musician and a typist: a musician can hear on his own, a
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by bennevis @ Yesterday at 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Sayers Maybe Piano World can look at dispensing with anonymous accounts. That and charging a minimal fee for membership would get rid of a lot of the harassers. Why pay to harass someone here when it is possible to do
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Jump to new posts Re: That last 10% by Hakki @ Yesterday at 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By: gooddogOriginally Posted By: HakkiIf you haven't done so yet, you might enter amateur competitions. I am sure, by the end of your third competition that last bit will drop to 5%. Ha Ha! That's both scary and encouraging. It's so
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Grands then playing The New Roland by dewster @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: sullivangI played a grand briefly (before the shop assistant yanked me off)... Must have been in one of those Australian adult piano shops I keep hearing about.
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Jump to new posts Good popular and classical songs for a piano gig? by Tony Romo @ Yesterday at 07:13 PM

Here is an incomplete list of pop and classical songs I am considering doing for an upcoming gig. I am mostly playing for an older audience. Please add to it, I am in need of some suggestions!!! You can suggest popular classical songs too!! Cha
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Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: gooddogOriginally Posted By: Michael SayersWhen I see the trolls posting I don't even want to get involved in the thread as one's voice risks becoming immersed in a sea of "sound and [of] fury, signifying nothing." Tha
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Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by faulty_Damper @ Yesterday at 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By: VidYes, Hamelin seems to use rubato where the score indicates rall and a tempo - such liberties! This is the difference between a musician and a typist: a musician can hear on his own, a typist must be given instructions.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Will USB 3 & new ssd speeds make a difference? by Macy @ Yesterday at 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By: MacMacMacIf you're just playing the piano software, you won't need an SSD. It's a waste of money for this purpose. I'd recommend just the opposite. SSD's solved all my piano problems with Ivory II. I'd never use anything but an
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Jump to new posts Re: piano player wanted... by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 07:08 PM

step 1....forge myself a clam license step 2....become a piano player step 3....get a green card (how hard could that be) Ok I'm in
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Jump to new posts Re: Mystery Alternate Ending to Rach's 2nd Concerto by Louis Podesta @ Yesterday at 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: doctor SI dunno...I played this once...with all the notes. Entremont sounds like he might have been running out of steam? It sounds like he's simply playing descending octaves in both hands: C B A GG E (?) (you wizard transc
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Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 07:06 PM

Aside from Godowsky's technical achievement in the composition of this work, there is also the musical element, and there are some very beautiful passages in both the prelude and the fugue.
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Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by MALDI_ToF @ Yesterday at 07:03 PM

A lovely recording! Amazing what can be done with one hand.
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Jump to new posts Re: Famous mistakes by concert pianists by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 07:03 PM

Schnabel had a giant memory slip in the last movement of the Mozart K488 concerto, and improvised for a while while the orchestra stumbled confusedly along. Rubinstein made the same memory slip twice in the scherzo of the Chopin B flat minor sonata
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Jump to new posts Re: That last 10% by gooddog @ Yesterday at 07:02 PM

Originally Posted By: HakkiIf you haven't done so yet, you might enter amateur competitions. I am sure, by the end of your third competition that last bit will drop to 5%. Ha Ha! That's both scary and encouraging. It's something I've been considering
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Grands then playing The New Roland by sullivang @ Yesterday at 07:02 PM

I played a grand briefly (before the shop assistant yanked me off) and it felt dreadful compared to my Casio PX-330 - it just didn't work at all for the somewhat "technical" piece I was trying to play - the action and the sound, AND my fing
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by gooddog @ Yesterday at 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael SayersWhen I see the trolls posting I don't even want to get involved in the thread as one's voice risks becoming immersed in a sea of "sound and [of] fury, signifying nothing." That is so unfortunate and is tr
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Wurlitzer electric piano sound by sullivang @ Yesterday at 06:59 PM

I think there's a fair bit of choice now - that PX-5S demo does sound very good. (better than the sound Roger Hodgson uses live these days, that's for sure) I liked the demo recordings of the Kawai MP11 too. Nord's sounds ultra-real: https://www.you
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