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Jump to new posts Re: Guide to Teaching by AZNpiano @ Today at 02:48 AM

Originally Posted By: keystringAlgebra is something we use in other things: piano is something we do. I don't think it can be compared. I think there are lots of similarities between Algebra and piano. Both rely on a complex system of symbols. B
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Congratulations for your fine decision, this year would certainly be the Merriest Christmas for you and your family. Please post pictures here for our Christmas celebration together
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Jump to new posts Re: Is Yelp reliable for evaluating piano stores? by Le Chiffre @ Today at 02:24 AM

Thank you all for your thoughtful responses. Just to give further shape and form to this discussion, it might be helpful to compare Kassman's Yelp ratings with those of his nearest-by competitor: DC Piano West Berkeley 49 Yelp Reviews Overall Yelp
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I was too sad over it to reply. R.I.P., Josť.
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Jump to new posts Re: Is Yelp reliable for evaluating piano stores? by Norbert @ Today at 02:07 AM

Quote:I don't know if that's true or not, but I don't think it's fair to conclude that without evidence or statement. Tire kickers sometimes become purchasing customers. This is true. In a way every shopper is "kicking some tire" = part of
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Clarifying arm weight technique by Nahum @ Today at 02:06 AM

Still impossible to play the piano with convenience, if not familiar with the mechanics of piano, mechanics of fingers (hand) and their interaction. Finger presses key, but also key presses on the finger. Pressure of key continuously, it helps to the
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Jump to new posts Re: Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K380 by Mark_C @ Today at 02:05 AM

Nice for sitting down and playing it, but needs work. The main thing is rhythmic stuff, which I think you could take care of by listening closely, including maybe listening to the recording, which often reveals these things better than even the mo
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Quote:Thanks for sharing thoughts Not necessary. You already have narrowed down your final choices: both are formidable instruments within their own rights! As Estonia dealer,we're honored to be in the final row with Hamburg Steinway - an honor!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Clarifying arm weight technique by pianolearnerstride @ Today at 01:52 AM

Thanks for the replies.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Josť Feghali, winner of the 1985 Van Cliburn by Paul678 @ Today at 01:34 AM

Quite sad. I first saw Jose here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGiR2CA-7x8 In Celebration of the Piano (Steinway). R.I.P.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A 4ths and 5ths sequence by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ Today at 01:12 AM

There is a lot of interesting material here, but I will be presenting a class in Denver on a bisecting temperament sequence that I have been using, and the first step I use is to choose the best octave size. (Interval sizes are all set with RBI and c
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by musicpassion @ Today at 01:10 AM

Originally Posted By: The MonkeysYou meant your sight reading is still improving even at your current level as time goes on? I thought it would be like your reading skills in a natural language, your reading speed will somehow reach a ceiling somewhe
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Guide to Teaching by musicpassion @ Today at 01:00 AM

Originally Posted By: TheHappyPianoMuseMost teachers do NOT want to acknowledge two facts. The first is that most students won't be taking lessons for more than three or four years before other activities take precedence in their lives. We don't
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Relax Stretch exercises by joyoussong @ Today at 12:54 AM

This is a drummers exercise to prevent tendonitis & carpal tunnel <http://boingboing.net/2009/03/31/carpal-tunnel-syndro.html>
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Jump to new posts Re: Pearl River vs. Samick by musicpassion @ Today at 12:44 AM

Welcome to the forum! I don't know the specific models you are considering, so this is just general information. Most of the Samick's I've played were larger grands (someone in my region made good money selling them to churches), and I think the ab
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Oh, interesting, I wonder if I heard the Barnes rep incorrectly. Does DC itself make the undercover for grands? And, do you know the price of the back cover sold by DC for uprights? Good point regarding internet research. I tend to over-research th
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 1929 Aeolian upright player - decent quality? by JoeThePro @ Yesterday at 11:47 PM

So, not a single key has felt in the balance pin holes. I wonder if they all rotted/fell out, and the tech/owner at the time decided it wasnt worth replacing? There isnt any excessive slop in the keys to speak of (based on my limited experience with
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Never thought it would end up at that instrument ... by Markarian @ Yesterday at 11:46 PM

Shhh, BDB. Let me cost-justify in peace. ^_^
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bottom of hammer hitting top of damper on upright by JoeThePro @ Yesterday at 11:44 PM

Yep, that was it. Thanks again, I really appreciate the quick replies. This is a great forum to be a part of.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: phantomFive So they're listening to the finger noise, not the tone of the piano. For the listener, the noise of knocking finger is an integral part of sound pianist, not of instrument , as well as the resonator amplifies t
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: The New custom-modded VPC1 by RavenworksDesign! by PianoManChuck @ Yesterday at 11:31 PM

My conclusions / final review is here: http://youtu.be/mgihu6P2RDo
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Getting better by Whizbang @ Yesterday at 11:25 PM

Everyone figures out their own path at a piano. Teachers did too. With teaching, you get the benefits of an oral tradition. Teachers can help you avoid blind alleys but also not all teachers agree on all topics. I'm a firm believer that a teacher i
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bottom of hammer hitting top of damper on upright by JoeThePro @ Yesterday at 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: rysowersBDB is correct - if the action is NOT pushed ALL the way in, the hammers will travel further than they should and will run into the top of the dampers. It is normal for the hammers to hit the dampers when the actions out
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Clarifying arm weight technique by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 11:24 PM

Yes, one finger (any finger) can support the weight of the arm. This is more about coordination and finger independence than about strength. I watch 3- and 4-year-olds do this all the time naturally -- one of those little fingers can't press down a p
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Pearl River vs. Samick by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 11:17 PM

According to the Piano Buyer's Guide (the link is usually on the left side of this website), the Samick goes for $4600 new. I couldn't find the Pearl River model you refer to on there though. I have not played Pearl River, but my first grand (it was
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