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Pianist Corner
Vid, Heather, and Cheeto, thank you very much for your tips! I genuinely appreciate the effort Do you find that sometimes you have to "drill in" the phrasing of a passage, or do you expect yourself to do it spontaneously/naturally during
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
You want to sell it!! IMO, you'll have a hard time just trying to give it away. HW
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Should one learn "easy" arrangements? by Norm Deplume @ Today at 10:12 AM

My personal preference is to avoid overly simplified arrangements. I'm not bothered that my daughter is learning a simple version of Fur Elise, but for myself, I would rather search out pieces written more simply in the first place. There are so many
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts Re: Let It Go (Idina Menzel) by Mr. Pianoman @ Today at 10:10 AM

Well, the song seems to be already a real piano classic ;-) But although there exist some piano covers, I don't wanna hide my version of Let It Go. Hope you enjoy it, too :-)
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning Lever System by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ Today at 10:10 AM

Well said Jim. Personally I use the bending with trad lever to set pitch in one motion (slow pull) if I can. Very fast. I.e. I don't want to eliminate the bending. I know you can bend with the c lever but you need two separate motions to do so. Wit
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: The new VAX MIDI Keyboard Controller by Beemer @ Today at 10:07 AM

Has anyone an understanding of how weighted the keys will be? I have emailed Van and hope for an answer, Ian
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Should one learn "easy" arrangements? by Moonsh1ne @ Today at 10:06 AM

You know, I started out playing a simplified version of Fur Elise, but it didn't satisfy me, so I ended up learning the original For Moonlight Sonata you should learn the original 1st movement, no reason why not.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Short announcement: Sauter pianos by Burnside Piano @ Today at 10:02 AM

Estonias are uncommon, but fortunately not mythical. I have a client with one. It tunes beautifully, and the bass is remarkable for the size of the piano. Wish she'd have it tuned more than once a year; apparently it holds extremely well, at least
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Should one learn "easy" arrangements? by gregory99 @ Today at 10:01 AM

Hello everyone I am 30 years old and have been playing piano since about age 8 or 10 I think. But VERY intermitently. This puts me in a bit of a weird place. With so much playing time and music reading under my belt I can pretty much play anythin
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I need a new direction by Norm Deplume @ Today at 09:59 AM

Originally Posted By malkinYou've got a fine username, and that seems like a good start! Thanks. I've been using it for several years.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: When do you "Fire" a student? by anamnesis @ Today at 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By pavanne1No I don't really dismiss students but what I do is put them on what I call the "last chance program". If I continue having a problem with lack of practicing I assign them a piece and then tell the student or pa
Piano Forum
- although I know this isn't your decision, it's the colleges. Don't let it be a deciding factor on whether or not you study here. Let the quality of teaching and opportunity be your deciding factor.
Piano Forum
Rich, it's interesting you say that Steinways are quite finicky - you're not the first person I've heard say that. I've heard guys over here say that they are 'labour hungry', and that they are notoriously difficult to tune in comparison to say, a BĂ
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: We Have to Teach These Kids to COUNT BEATS!!!!!! by anamnesis @ Today at 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By TimROriginally Posted By JA MusicationHowever, It wasn't until about my sophomore year of high school that I figured out how to count - from my dad, who played trumpet some in high school but was very mathematically minded. Howev
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Question about my level by gooddog @ Today at 09:51 AM

It is helpful to list what pieces you are working on at the bottom of your post. This gives us a general idea of your learning level, but the only way to assess your skill level is for you to post a recording in Member's Recordings.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
And generally people are just not willing to pay as much for apps I see. So the price will be adjusted to the average user potential rather than any true value it may have (in R&D costs etc). If the user is just going to tinkle around with it, i
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I guess from my perspective and maybe others who have a cabinet style digital piano arranged like they would have an acoustic in a living area away from the office where the computer is situated, would be handy to have Pianoteq discretely balanced on
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By MRCInteresting story. I imagine the joker decided to see how far he/she could push the thing before somebody cried "fake. Congratulations on being that somebody. But we here discovered and exposed the fake well befor
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By ElmerJFuddThis was shot on a Panasonic LX-100 4k camera. But on my laptop speakers I am having a hard time hearing if we are listening to sound of the CP4 through the Yamaha monitors in the room, or if it's going direct to came
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tension buildup when learning a new piece slowly by Morodiene @ Today at 09:35 AM

As others have suggested, but I wish to reiterate: -You are not playing slow enough if one hand has to wait for the other. When you play hands together slowly, the tempo must be such that everything remains in proportion to one another: half notes t
Member Recordings - Non Classical Pianist Corner
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I need a new direction by johan d @ Today at 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By Charles Cohenn the same wavelength as Heather's suggestion, but probably more advanced (that is, you'll want "intermediate" skills): Tim Richards, "Improvising Blues Piano" Do you prefer this above Mark Levine
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Anita Potter @ Today at 09:30 AM

Come on in Trevor the water's fine Welcome to our little group. Figured I'd record the 14th Melody by Le Couppey and get that out of the way for the time being. It's not polished especially the middle and the bars leading out I messed up on. Can
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I have seen one of these pianos carried around the streets with church groups for accompanying hymns on street corners. If it were solely for that purpose, it's quite conceivable that dampers were found unnecessary for outdoor use. I note that the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: I bought new DP last week(Yamaha CP4) and played it. by David Farley @ Today at 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By ElmerJFuddThis was shot on a Panasonic LX-100 4k camera. But on my laptop speakers I am having a hard time hearing if we are listening to sound of the CP4 through the Yamaha monitors in the room, or if it's going direct to came
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