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Jump to new posts Re: Ear training - what is it? by Scordatura @ Yesterday at 11:48 AM

Thanks to all three of you for your valuable replies! Would anyone else care to add their own take on what the notion of ear-training implies/ involves, please? I'm thinking it would help us all to have the broadest possible spectrum of opinions. H
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Which level can I reach ? by Ataru074 @ Yesterday at 11:44 AM

At your ( our ) age you can expect to progress quite slower than a kid, so you will need to have patience and work hard. and sorry to burst the bubble right away... you do need a teacher from right now. is not a matter of being stupid, it's a matte
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Looking for a re-built Steinway or Steinwas by Minnesota Marty @ Yesterday at 11:41 AM

These are my opinions about the rebuilding of S&S pianos. ________________________________________________________ There are some very gifted rebuilders of Steinway pianos who have a great deal of respect for that brand of piano. They literall
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is finger strength a myth? by chopin_r_us @ Yesterday at 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: ScordaturaOriginally Posted By: chopin_r_us...and can I add - the intrinsics attach to the first phalange so obviously there are muscles in the fingers! Hope you won't object to me amending this somewhat! The intrinsics compri
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin experts: this is driving me nuts by Mark_C @ Yesterday at 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: ScordaturaMight you be recalling the 2nd Movement of the Appassionata, opening theme? Nice guess!! I've known the Chopin for a very long time but that theme has never reminded me or anything and I would have been at a loss on
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Ok, here I go! Deep breath....Brahms 118/2 by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 11:37 AM

Beautifully done TwoSnowflakes! and it was a joy to hear you play after having had a few conversations here. Most of what I'd say has already been said but I wanted to add something on the wrist/lifting issue that might make it easier to work on. I
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Your favorite composer I may have never heard of?? by argerichfan @ Yesterday at 11:37 AM

Originally Posted By: phantomFive I was wondering what this dangerous etude was, since I've never heard the Rubinstein etudes, but woah: There's no way I would be able to play that as written. He was reputed to have large hands, but I didn't reali
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is finger strength a myth? by Scordatura @ Yesterday at 11:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Louis Podesta There are small interossei muscles on the top of the hand. As you'll be able to ascertain from anatomical diagrams, the interossei have two sets, one located on the palm side of the hand, the other between the f
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin's Technician by Ed Foote @ Yesterday at 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By: UnrightToonerYes, we are left guessing. What I find interesting is how our guesses might indicate our inclinations. <snip> IF Chopin was morose when the ONLY tuner that could tune to his liking died, which meant satisf
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New here and REALLY need advice on two used pianos!!! by Rickster @ Yesterday at 11:27 AM

Always remember, the dealers are out to make a profit... you can't hold that against them. It is incumbent upon the consumer to shop around and find the best deal they can (within the parameters of their budget); if the deal is what you are looking f
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Double Copper Bass Strings vs Single by BDB @ Yesterday at 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: WilliamTruittBDB, speaking length obviously is a strong influencer on PBL and tension, and inharmonicity as well. In rescaling, there are places where I "hit the wall" and see that playing with the speaking length wou
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: about soft pedal and sostenuto pedal by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: fizikistoBruceD That's really interesting. If pianos of Beethoven's day were really capable of selecting 1, 2, or 3 strings via the una corda pedal, I wonder why piano manufacturers quit building them that way. I wish that
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Pin block not contacting plate flange by SMHaley @ Yesterday at 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: BobI've tuned this small grand 5 times since it was new in 2009. Each tuning has been a fight for stability and all but one has been a pitch raise. Yesterday was no exception, so I pulled the action and was able to pass a sound
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Synthogy Ivory II -- Kawai MP11 by Allan W. @ Yesterday at 11:09 AM

I'll highly recommend using a software VST like Ivory II. I've had my Kawai MP10 for a while with the Ivory II American Concert D, and loved it. For the last month I didn't have access to the stupid iLok, so I had to use the built-in sounds and it ju
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: One note suddenly out of tune by Rickster @ Yesterday at 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Mark Cerisano RPTThere is a bar called the v-bar where the strings sit on. If I'm not mistaken, the Petrof uprights have all agraffees instead of the pressure V-bar. But, I could be wrong. Of course, it's nothing a good tuning
Piano Forum
Thanks everyone. I agree I'll start looking outside the state for a great deal. Why is the market so strange for pianos here?
Member Recordings - Non Classical Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Offspring - Gone Away piano cover by Cudo @ Yesterday at 11:07 AM

The sustain pedal is NOT "Gone Away".
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is finger strength a myth? by Louis Podesta @ Yesterday at 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: rovI read that hanon or czerny won't make your fingers stronger because fingers don't have muscles, is this a myth?. The question presented here is twofold. First, do Hanon or Czerny exercises make your fingers stronger? No,
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is finger strength a myth? by Scordatura @ Yesterday at 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: chopin_r_us...and can I add - the intrinsics attach to the first phalange so obviously there are muscles in the fingers! Hope you won't object to me amending this somewhat! The intrinsics comprise the interossei and the lumbri
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai VPC1: a 3D model for any DIY purposes by Rappy @ Yesterday at 11:04 AM

Not my taste at all, but I appreciate the work. How did you/ will you print this? What software do you use and what printer? Do you own the printer or just send someone a file? This is a great tech. Edit: Also the same question goes to the OP who ma
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas by SMHaley @ Yesterday at 11:03 AM

Very well done Lucas! You have both the ear and the musicality to internalize what an instrument wants to do. Not something all technicians have IMO. If you decide to stay with it I should think the future for you will be very bright indeed. Brin
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Help needed…Kawai VPC1 by bnolsen @ Yesterday at 10:55 AM

That particular guitar center has the keyboards in a back corner far away from the guitar and percussion sections, protected by the PA and lighting sections. That helps a ton for the keyboard section. I know other guitar centers have less than idea
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Might play in hotel lounges/bars! by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 10:55 AM

Looks exciting Pover! Just be careful about your time -- building up the repertoire for this will take serious practice time away from your other obligations. That's why not many amateurs take gigs like this, even if they play well, they don't usual
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Does it get easier? by Scordatura @ Yesterday at 10:53 AM

Yes, prior learning does contribute to a technical arsenal. In psychology, the phenomenon is termed "transfer", in ordinary parlance, "learning from past experience". It's the necessary basis for all improvement of any skill, all
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Looking for a re-built Steinway or Steinwas by Paul678 @ Yesterday at 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: joe80Ok well I stand corrected regarding the time you've been playing. But I still think you are wrong to brand all rebuilds as poor, and saying that as far as the good ones are concerned you might as well buy a new piano. I'
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