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Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Phone Book (Schirmer Ultimate Collection) by debussychopin @ 4 minutes 42 seconds ago

Originally Posted By WhoDwaldiJust noticed that Schirmer (Hal Leonard) is publishing a big ol' book of Chopin--the complete Ballades, Etudes, Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Polonaises, Preludes, and Waltzes. Comb binding. 724 pages. Interesting. I think it
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Jump to new posts Re: Cory Hall (BachScholar) appears to be in legal trouble! by schubert960 @ 5 minutes 46 seconds ago

Originally Posted By Svenno But about him being a teacher... his students probably haven't found out about his youtube channel yet. Shockingly this appears to be where he acquires most of his business. If you're in the mood to be really irritated,
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Students who "test" you by Morodiene @ 7 minutes 40 seconds ago

It is possible that emotionally, he's not quite sure what to do with all this one-on-one adult attention, and thus acts up to try and figure out where the boundaries are. With children like this, there are a few ways of helping them figure this all
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Jump to new posts Re: Bought a new piano by Byrotte @ 10 minutes 15 seconds ago

The piano was fairly out of tune not horribly. What is the general price range for tuning a piano which is fairly below the normal pitch that tuners would tune (For maintenance) and probably need some tech work? Thanks for the answers!
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Jump to new posts Re: Cory Hall (BachScholar) appears to be in legal trouble! by Evaldas @ 13 minutes 30 seconds ago

Ooh ooh, I know what he is, he is not a better pianist than most of us on this forum (as someone said previously), but rather he's a better correct button/key presser than most on this forum
Pianist Corner
He's uber-arrogant indeed... I listened to his La Campanella... the whole 5:30 minutes of it. Too slow, and so incredibly dry... a MIDI would be more exciting to listen to. His technical shortcomings forced him to omit quite a few notes. 0 dynamics.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bought a new piano by Olek @ 21 minutes 20 seconds ago

why not asking advice before buying ? It is (possibly) the mortises that are worn, the keys are not guided and feel sloopy while having too much friction at the same time Those Fazer did not have very good cloth in the key bushings AT the same tim
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bought a new piano by BDB @ 23 minutes 2 seconds ago

The capstans probably need adjusting to take the lost motion out of the action. Leaving the front board off lets the inside get dirty, which eventually has an adverse affect on the piano, but if you put it back on when you are not using it, it may n
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Very confused about grey market Yamahas by joe80 @ 23 minutes 7 seconds ago

Regarding the 'seasoned for destination' point sometimes made by Yamaha and raised by Jason most recently: I don't really buy it either. But what I do think is that a piano that has spent several decades in very humid parts of Japan, won't fare so w
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Jump to new posts lacquer for sharps by Olek @ 30 minutes 52 seconds ago

Hello I have those keys Steinway , where the (ebony ?) sharps have been sealed/lacquered then polished , with a black lacquer of course the lacquer is gone in the central part of the keyboard I am not willing to strip the sharps but I will use al
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Jump to new posts Re: Searching for a new grand piano! by Rickster @ 43 minutes 22 seconds ago

Originally Posted By twocatsWe rented goats. Well, I've got 11 goats myself... This past spring, one of my females died a week or so after she had twins. I raised the twins on a bottle. Surprisingly, goats can make a good pet, and a good lawn mower!
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Jump to new posts Baby Goats by Rickster @ 45 minutes 13 seconds ago

Feeding my baby goats
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Jump to new posts Re: Arpeggiated chords by Isabelle1949 @ 50 minutes 16 seconds ago

PianoStudent88, I've never seen a chord with squiggly line and arrow down! Where's that been all my piano life??!!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Cory Hall (BachScholar) appears to be in legal trouble! by Evaldas @ 51 minutes 32 seconds ago

I thought the lawsuit was something directly related to his piano videos, like a copyright issue etc... I personally don't like his playing either, sorry
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Students who "test" you by AZNpiano @ 57 minutes 3 seconds ago

I have had quite a few students who tested my patience and sanity. I have a student who says no more than one or two words during her entire lesson, and I have to ask the same question 14 different ways before I get any kind of physical response. S
Pianist Corner
[s][/s]Originally Posted By debussychopinHe is not a poor pianist. He is a decent piano teacher and plays lot of his genre of ragtime very well. He is technically all right with classical but the problem is his claims about himself in relation to how
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Let's Talk Weddings by Piano Girl RMG @ Today at 03:33 PM

Not so many brides this summer. But I have been thinking a lot about beaches. Here's my new essay, ridiculously off topic, but fun, nonetheless. BEACH SONG I love the ocean. The most musical of earth’s components, its pulse—rhythmic yet unpredi
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Classical improvisation in real time by bennevis @ Today at 03:32 PM

I'm listening right now to Robert Levin on BBC Radio 3, live:. www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 - he's been talking during the interval about how he improvises the cadenzas. He's just played a couple of Mozart concertos (on the harpsichord), improvising the cad
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Arpeggiated chords by PianoStudent88 @ Today at 03:31 PM

Distinguish between descending only, vs. ascending then descending (and vs. ascending only, but that's been covered.) I have seen the squiggly line for arpeggiating, with an arrowhead pointing down attached to its bottom end. This indicates to arpe
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What's the best way to be fired? by AZNpiano @ Today at 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By christineka Current teacher is Russian, trained at the Moscow Conservatory. All great pianists are either Russian or Russian-trained. (She told me about the latest finalists for the Tchaikovsky competition. 4 are Russian and
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By MALDI_ToFOriginally Posted By schubert960 It's an even worse idea to set up a fundraising campaign asking complete strangers to pay your legal fees. Particularly when the lawsuit is of a personal nature. I know of a few peopl
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By schubert960Originally Posted By MALDI_ToF I am curious what the other side of the lawsuit is about. What exactly is he accused of doing that would result in him leaving to a new state? Essentially his wife's ex husband is suin
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By schubert960 It's an even worse idea to set up a fundraising campaign asking complete strangers to pay your legal fees. Particularly when the lawsuit is of a personal nature. I know of a few people being hit with lawsuits from
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Very confused about grey market Yamahas by Steve Cohen @ Today at 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By andoIt's also likely that the cost of those grey imports will also come down to a point where it keeps them attractive to some. The Japanese wholesale price will reduce, the importer will buy them in bigger batches (reducing unit
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Bought a new piano by Byrotte @ Today at 03:04 PM

Bought a cheap piano that had been standing for a while. It was a Fazer piano. The piano was out of tune and I noticed the keys felt a little sloppy or loose. All the keys worked and produced equal and even sound but I got the notion that the keys f
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