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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Experienced pianist: digital piano to "replace" grand by Kawai James @ Yesterday at 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevisClassical concert pianists use the AvantGrands for learning new pieces (and the drilling of notes 'into the fingers') and technical stuff that requires a lot of repetitive work, to spare the wear and tear on their acoust
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: scales are a struggle by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 09:57 PM

And no F# in the F major scale either. Sounds like you need to slow way down until you find a speed where you can play it 100% accurately every time. Even if at the beginning you have to stop in between notes long enough to say out loud "D, fin
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: AB needs to accompany a young Suzuki violin student by hreichgott @ Yesterday at 09:50 PM

Hooray! Glad it is going well despite some rough patches And it sounds like you are both learning a lot.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Freaked out by how roughly movers handled piano, need advice by pianosNpreschooler @ Yesterday at 09:40 PM

Our moving experience was much different. The movers would not move it under 50 degrees for fear of damaging the soundboard, they wrapped it in blankets and put it on a trolley. They moved it very carefully over our sidewalk, slowly and gently. They
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why do we play? by TheHappyPianoMuse @ Yesterday at 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jytte But why should anything but joy in the process and the resulting music matter? To me, itís ALL that matters. Your incredibly beautiful post has brought tears to my eyes. You have captured in words the essence of what I
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why do we play? by pianosNpreschooler @ Yesterday at 09:20 PM

I play piano because I love music. And when you really,really love something, you can't just look at something, you have to touch it. There is nothing to describe the joy that fills my heart when I hear a beautifully executed piece of music, but that
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to discourage a cat from jumping on the piano. by TheHappyPianoMuse @ Yesterday at 09:20 PM

I'm chuckling a bit here. I adopted my cat from a local animal shelter. I was curious as to why the cat area had Mozart piped in ... all day. The director told me that "classical music calms the cats"' . Well when I got the cat home
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Piano Lesson Myths" by keystring @ Yesterday at 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: malkinSome parents promote their kids' education in hopes of the child growing up to become a decent human being. That is undoubtedly true. However, I can't see what you are trying to say about how this may impact piano studies
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Lester Betsy Ross Spinet- worth? by Rich Galassini @ Yesterday at 09:14 PM

Hi Cobalt, Enjoy your new piano! I admire what the Lester company did with their spinet. They set out to make a reasonably priced instrument that would also hold up for a few decades. They did that, but now the piano has most likely reached the end
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Jump to new posts Re: MOYD 2014 by MysteryMusic @ Yesterday at 09:13 PM

Unless it counts that I played precisely eight notes on two different Steinways at Steinway Hall when I stopped in for a few minutes on the way to a meeting in NYC, I was away from a piano on a work trip on Wednesday, 17 December. Sadly, I did not h
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Digital piano Actions MP11,RD-800,CP4 by bennevis @ Yesterday at 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Enthusiast Surprised to hear you find the 700NX to be too heavy and tiring. I've read many complaints around that it was too light and easy compared to acoustics. I've only used the smaller Steinways at Steinway Hall and they se
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Christmas Carol Medley 2 by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 09:03 PM

I asked this on one of the other threads you created but never got an answer - can you post the score to this?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A 4ths and 5ths sequence by Herr Weiss @ Yesterday at 09:03 PM

Thank you Mr Johnston for taking your time to share your method with us. I will set aside quality time to study it. HW
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why do we play? by Gemgem @ Yesterday at 08:56 PM

Wow, you have summed it up so well. I felt guilty when I missed days thinking I really cant afford to miss practising. But you are so right, its for my own pleasure. Never will come near to being a great pianist. But the music that comes out of this
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Anyone use a seat cushion? by fizikisto @ Yesterday at 08:55 PM

I have a padded, height adjustable bench. It seems to work pretty well. You might simply try a different chair and see if it helps... a few other things... 1) I used to experience chronic lower back pain, nothing severe...but enough to be annoyi
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
And I thank the PW techs, Phillips and Foote for well advising on the problem. Like I said, we pianists need to take piano technology courses to familiarize ourselves with the workings of our instruments. Sadly, fine pianos in small communities are o
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Learning experience did not fail. The technician FAILED and profusely apologized. I think you're way off base. The piano is now to undergo its scheduled voicing, regulation phase without having extreme issues as occurred with faulty action securing
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Anyone use a seat cushion? by DeadPoets @ Yesterday at 08:48 PM

Any recommendations for a good seat cushion (ergonomic I guess)? The chair I sit in is solid as I rock and I tend to get back pain after awhile.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Choosing a Beethoven sonata by symphonicdance @ Yesterday at 08:46 PM

Stephen Kovacevich Master Class on Waldstein (together with PS No 31) is good. It is Xmas Sale time, and you may find discount when purchasing this DVD. I largely followed his suggestions on PS No 31 when doing my FT. Very practical. Prokofiev P
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Digital piano Actions MP11,RD-800,CP4 by Enthusiast @ Yesterday at 08:45 PM

Originally Posted By: oliver123456Dear fellow pianists,Thank you all for the information and advice you have offered.It is as i expected,it is a purely subjective thing.One mans medicine is anothers poison.I will have to take 100 mile return bus trip
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Experienced pianist: digital piano to "replace" grand by Enthusiast @ Yesterday at 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: anotherscottOriginally Posted By: integrisI can't believe that even in 2015, digital piano actions are still way too light for any serious preparation for acoustic piano play. OTOH, many digital actions feel heavier than my Yam
Piano Forum
We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. The dogs do indeed get along better with the cats than the two cats do amongst themselves although the cats have, after a few years, reached a reasonable detente. I like the cats; the two we have are numbers 4 and 5 for
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why do we play? by newbert @ Yesterday at 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: LarryShoneThat's it. Personal private world. Solace. Escape. And a love of the sound a piano makes. THIS! I play for relaxation. (Even though some frustration is involved in the learning process, my goals are not to pass som
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: The New custom-modded VPC1 by RavenworksDesign! by littlebirdblue @ Yesterday at 08:25 PM

I managed to find pricing on the site. I didn't realize there was a link that took me to more info. For me, at that price point (almost $5K for the controller alone), I'd rather patiently wait for Roland to release a new version of V-Piano.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Lester Betsy Ross Spinet- worth? by cobalt60 @ Yesterday at 08:22 PM

Hi everyone! I have been lurking here for a few weeks for information. I bought a Hailun 151 today over a Yamaha/Kawai ( yes $$ was a factor). My question is regarding the Lester serial #317397 which based on my lurking, was made in 1960. It has se
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