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Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Best Bach Pianist by Serge Marinkovic @ 10 minutes 19 seconds ago

My all time Bach interpreter is Sviatoslav Richter. Of the current pianists then Perahia and Sciff. The latter's teaching principles are so engaging and his explanations of the development of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas earlier denoted on this foru
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Perfect Pitch"? by oldmancoyote @ 19 minutes 21 seconds ago

Originally Posted By Bill Bremmer RPTOldmancoyote, I certainly do not deny there are different levels. That has been my entire point. People are apt to call just about any kind of pitch recognition, "perfect pitch". Of course, there are
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Perfect Pitch"? by BDB @ 21 minutes 3 seconds ago

It is not a metaphor, it is a logical fallacy. Along with all of this nitpicking of the language for some things, while sweeping other imprecisions under the carpet. (The last idiom is a metaphor, as one cannot sweep an imprecision.)
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Perfect Pitch"? by Chris Leslie @ 22 minutes 49 seconds ago

I have perfect, or absolute, pitch recognition. Unfortunately the accuracy is limited to not much better than the categories "low" "medium" or "high". But I still choose to call that attribute "perfect pitch"
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Waldorf blofeld by login @ 34 minutes 36 seconds ago

I just sold mine, had it for a month. I got in in exchange of a nord lead 3. Pros.- - As a synth it has its own character, very digital but very full, different to other digital synths. - The synth engine is very powerfull for its price, it compare
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Dare to challenge your own "musical taste"! by Ganddalf @ 40 minutes 34 seconds ago

A piece of advice from an old and experienced person. Lately I have read some statements under this forum like "I don't like Mozart" or "don't like Chopin". And very often people express negative attitude towards genres like cla
Adult Beginners Forum
I took lessons from the same teacher but at different times as my 12 year old son. That was also about the time that I stopped sitting in on his lessons and that he started to walk himself to his lesson (around the block). We had no big problems.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Should you take lessons from same teacher as your child? by AndrewJCW @ 49 minutes 40 seconds ago

If she's only 6 I'd expect you to overtake her fairly quickly if you're students with similar aptitudes. Personally that wouldn't really worry me. An adult being more advanced than an infant is completely natural. If you want to learn then learn.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Wanting to learn to play a little bit of EVERYTHING by scgrant @ 50 minutes 24 seconds ago

Originally Posted By JazzyMacOP wants to do the same as I. I absolutely love music: Oldies, classical, Disney faves, etc. I also want to hear a nice beat on the radio and translate it into what's on the keys. I want everything, but I feel (or was
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Brahms Op. 119 vs Schumann Op. 12 by Carey @ 56 minutes 4 seconds ago

Originally Posted By PolyphonistOriginally Posted By CareySince I was the first one here to suggest the Fantasie I feel compelled to make an observation. The Fantasie is a glorious work - but it takes a while to "take off." I don't know
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Grand Piano in Los Angeles Yamaha C3? by Schazti011 @ Today at 05:06 PM

Do you guys think a Kawai RX-6 might be a good buy? http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/5603713509.html I found one here. I looked up the serial number and it was made in 2003. I saw another member just bought a Kawai RX-3 and that looks like an
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: SPORTS (MUSICIANSHIP) PSYCHOLOGY AND SELF EFFICACY by Scordatura @ Today at 04:57 PM

Hi keystring Thanks for your two replies - thoroughly appreciated! All your comments are razor sharp, causing me to recognize you have the better of me as regards expressing your points intelligibly! My strong feeling is that we are in actuality ver
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Keep making the same mistake by hreichgott @ Today at 04:55 PM

Make a small section that takes no more than a few seconds to play. Play it correctly 20 times a day, as the first thing you do when you go to practice the piece. If you get stuck then go slower until getting to 20 is pretty easy. (Does not have to b
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
What a cool set list! Glad it went well (except for the rain). Do you think you'll do it again? BTW did you use sheet music or lead sheets, or did you play all that from memory?
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kids of non-musical parents by hreichgott @ Today at 04:51 PM

^Yep. (I am SO glad they let me quit soccer!)
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Ragtime by hreichgott @ Today at 04:45 PM

Practice making each leap to the tops of the keys, stop, then visually check that you are in the right place before pressing down. This is the best way I know to practice leaps. Until you memorize the piece, make sure you're going slowly enough to l
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Originally Posted By Maarkrnow, post your set lists for us interested folks... thanks Originally Posted By ShiroKuroAnd be sure to let us know how it went! It went really well, except it was pouring rain so there were fewer visitors to the market
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Lisitsa's "Tempest" by TwelfthRoot2 @ Today at 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By slipperykeysSuperb, I would have liked to have seen the whole thing from the central view. Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0m2RW4m8xE
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Asking parent to take notes? by TimR @ Today at 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By Piano*DadIt's not that they cannot judge without a clean score, though messy markings all over the place could be unappealing. The point is that there isn't a good reason TO give them a marked up score. I know that you have raile
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Brahms Op. 119 vs Schumann Op. 12 by Polyphonist @ Today at 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By CareySince I was the first one here to suggest the Fantasie I feel compelled to make an observation. The Fantasie is a glorious work - but it takes a while to "take off." I don't know how many judges would be willin
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why music, when you can improv? by Polyphonist @ Today at 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By PanolofOriginally Posted By BruceD"Music", i.e. the composed music of the great composers, and even the not-so-great-but-good, (if that's what you mean) has form, structure and direction. Your improvisations do not see
Forum Members Parties, Tours, Cruises, & Meetings
Jump to new posts Piano Meetup in Richmond, VA by lesecret @ Today at 04:15 PM

We're a group of pianists meeting up once a month to play for each other and discuss all things piano. Find us on http://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Pianists/. All levels, all styles welcome.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Forearm rotation by f3r @ Today at 04:14 PM

How to practice https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpyMjpj5yGK3k_YKRKVJU_mSZMzPh7aFf Piano technique https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL753730BB176690A0 Improvisation for Classical pianists https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpyMjpj
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Forearm rotation by AZ_Astro @ Today at 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By Forrest HalfordBoth John Morten and Graham Fitch deserve wide audiences. Find and devour their lessons. Return again and again. There is gold there. F Could you provide a link for the John Morten lessons? I was not able to f
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: What is the lifespan of a DP? by Jay Roland @ Today at 04:10 PM

For perspective, we have a music school here in Edmonton that has been using Roland HP-2 and HP-3 pianos they purchased back in mid 2002. That's about 14 years of daily use and abuse for up to 8 hours a day. I would expect that normal home use woul
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