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Jump to new posts Re: Advice needed by michaelha @ Yesterday at 03:12 PM

I suggest moving to a mansion with a dedicated home theater and then a getting nothing less than a 9' concert grand in the music room. It's funny how we always try to impose our will on others. So yes, I wouldn't put my piano that close to the radia
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by FarmGirl @ Yesterday at 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By JimFOriginally Posted By FarmGirlBut why you are suggesting so many nice pieces to Karen? Just curious. ...er...because she asked? see upstream. As I understand it Karen has a project/assignment to do a piece that (loosely int
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts New version " Canon in C " ( talent guys) by Hoangtran @ Yesterday at 03:10 PM

I have never seen a pianist who runs fingers so fast like this guy. He just play piano 3 year, but his achievement is very proud. If you like, subscribe to get more his video in the future. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du5tnU08ihE
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by Candywoman @ Yesterday at 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By keystring There are definitely problems. But is that all there is? That's not it either though. I wrote things. A few other students who have made it wrote things. Was any of it read, or is the approach "Skip it, don't
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by bennevis @ Yesterday at 03:08 PM

One thing that's obvious from posts in ABF and here is that adults, in general, expect quick results. They expect to be able to play Für Elise within a few months of starting from scratch. Sometimes, I wonder whether X-Factor, Dance with the Stars
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by rocket88 @ Yesterday at 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By AZNpianoOriginally Posted By rocket88 Generally, the most "high maintenance" are youngsters and early teens who no longer want to study/play the piano, but their parents make them continue. I think it's those parents
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By CarlHSimple things make this beginner very happy. Got the piano on Monday and started playing on Tuesday. Been practicing all week and am at Jingle Bells in Arther's Vol 1, but the best thing was being able to play a simple 16 ba
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Question about finger position when playing chords. by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By hreichgottThe dotted half notes between 3:40 and 3:45 are an exception to the way she plays throughout the rest of the piece. I am sure it is a choice in order to get that sudden slightly harsh accent. One would not want that in
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By casinitalyI am really excited! I played the "street piano" in the he train station this morning! Played my Clementi Sonatina! Woohoo! Woohoo indeed and congrats, I tried playing in the public pianos our city has put
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: New Roland HP series - wishlist by stamkorg @ Yesterday at 02:50 PM

I would like to see "user presets" with the possibility to save on a preset the option "local off" by default. I use my HP-507 to control Pianoteq and I must set the "control off" manually every time I open the piano.
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By Rich GalassiniFor those who do not know, Eleanor Sokoloff has the longest tenure as a piano teacher at Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. She has been teaching there since the 1930's!! She has now turned 100 and Hugh Sung recentl
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By Silver Keys This week marks my two-year piano-versary! I look back at those two (and more) years and am amazed at all the life changes I've been through. I have no doubt that piano has helped me get through it all. congratul
Adult Beginners Forum
Hi there, just to clarify, you have a teacher but you are not working with your teacher on the most advanced piece you're trying to learn? Is that right? "Intermediate" is a very fuzzy word and I wouldn't worry too much about what level yo
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Sohmer Upright piano model 34A by Jean Claude @ Yesterday at 02:41 PM

It really seems like overkill to me paying for an inspection of a 500 dollar piano. If all the notes play both softly and loud, the keys come back to their positions, the dampers work, the pedals work and the instrument is to pitch and in tune I do
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by AZNpiano @ Yesterday at 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By rocket88 Generally, the most "high maintenance" are youngsters and early teens who no longer want to study/play the piano, but their parents make them continue. I think it's those parents who are high maintenance, no
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ringing in mid-range on a Bluthner by Robert 45 @ Yesterday at 02:35 PM

I remember a "ringing" on an old 1902 Blüthner upright that I had. Probably, it was mostly because of the aging, over-damper action that was no longer as efficient as it had been. I used to wonder how this piano would have sounded when ne
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Advice needed by johan d @ Yesterday at 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By Jean ClaudeChuck out the television, put the piano where it was and use the time you have liberated to improve your playing. We did so in a kind of way, and it is a relief :-)
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by John v.d.Brook @ Yesterday at 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By hreichgottOriginally Posted By John v.d.BrookWhat I care about is commitment from the student. That's harder to find than you realize. As I stated earlier, most adults wanting piano lessons are in love with the idea of piano le
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Question about finger position when playing chords. by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 02:24 PM

The dotted half notes between 3:40 and 3:45 are an exception to the way she plays throughout the rest of the piece. I am sure it is a choice in order to get that sudden slightly harsh accent. One would not want that in all of one's octave playing. T
Piano Teachers Forum
Hi Farzanjj, Can you give us some clues about where you are with learning this? It sounds like you want to learn it, but don't know where to start, is that right? Since you don't play by ear, do you usually learn piano music by reading? (are you look
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by rocket88 @ Yesterday at 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By Saranoya There are definitely teachers out there who do not shy away from the idea of teaching adults. Quite the contrary. No matter how "high maintenance" we may be. I teach all ages; right now I have 8 adult student
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Advice needed by Jean Claude @ Yesterday at 02:10 PM

Chuck out the television, put the piano where it was and use the time you have liberated to improve your playing.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano teachers who refuse to take "beginner" adults by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By John v.d.BrookWhat I care about is commitment from the student. That's harder to find than you realize. As I stated earlier, most adults wanting piano lessons are in love with the idea of piano lessons - until the grind begins.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A revelation on uprights by Steve Senseney @ Yesterday at 02:00 PM

I appreciate your comments on these pianos. After all of this reading, how would you compare these to vintage Steinway uprights from 1890-1910. (I don't have access to very many new pianos, but these old Steinways have been my favorite.)
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: What are dance pieces? by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:00 PM

Don't forget the Latin dances - tango, samba etc. Plenty of tangos by Piazzolla in arrangements for solo piano (e.g. the well-known Libertango); there's also an easy one by Albéniz (or you can choose Godowsky's 'elaboration' of it). More Argentinian
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