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Jump to new posts Re: How do we memorize a piece on the piano? by Forrest Halford @ Yesterday at 12:24 PM

Zrft90 speaks the truth!! I now memorize from the moment I decide to learn a piece. I hope the flowing helps. -------------- PIANO PRACTICE METHODS: 1. Section by Section Practice. Divide your piece into small sections and practice each secti
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Jump to new posts Re: The "Secret" to Glen Gould's Awesome Technique? by Paul678 @ Yesterday at 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By: chopin_r_usYour man had several doctors all prescribing medications without any knowledge of each other. That's true, but it doesn't mean he wouldn't have had the stroke without the medications. Strokes ran in his family, s
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Jump to new posts "Danny Boy" cover for piano, viola, and saxophone by hsheck @ Yesterday at 12:20 PM

"Danny Boy" cover for piano viola, and saxophone by Harrison Sheckler, Patrick Jones, and Aaron O'Leary. Enjoy! "Danny Boy"
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Brahms Shorter Solo Works - Editions? by pianoloverus @ Yesterday at 12:20 PM

Originally Posted By: BruceDOriginally Posted By: pianoloverusWhy do some think the Henle is superior to the Hinson edition which is specifically designed for non professionals? I think that good and heavily edited editions(in terms of fingering and
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Buying a used Grand. To Pass or buy? by Markarian @ Yesterday at 12:20 PM

I had a similar experience where I bought a B that I thought was in good shape, only to find that the soundboard was in worse shape than I thought. I never had an independent tech look at it and it turned into a very stressful situation. Thankfully
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New to Forum by Tom Christian @ Yesterday at 12:19 PM

Originally Posted By: AgfinguyI'm a VERY Late bloomer with my interest in playing the piano.Sorry, but I'm afraid the Late Bloomer category on this Web site is already well-populated by people with considerably more... ummmm, "maturity". I
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano tuning hammer case by BDB @ Yesterday at 12:18 PM

All of my tuning equipment fits into one of these.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: $15,000 budget for upright--suggestions? by Tweedpipe @ Yesterday at 12:18 PM

To the poster who said, "With a 15000$ budget, an upright is absurd. You should look for a grand, which is the REAL thing." Please, which planet are you on? The above comment is truly a lot of old 'pony' (a disguised, part rhyming-slang te
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Jump to new posts Re: New piano coming today! by malkin @ Yesterday at 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: TwoSnowflakes...If only proximity to Curtis had some kind of magic halo effect on my playing. Wouldn't that be terrific? Maybe it does!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
You could probably use the scale of a Steinway B, or better yet, you could just figure one out for yourself. My scaling spreadsheet is available here. Fill in the lengths and experiment away!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The Superfluous One Month to Recital Thread by ivan.d @ Yesterday at 12:15 PM

Thank you for your replies Alexander Borro and casinitaly,i will just play each piece ,and in certain moment i will pick the closest to my heart.So good luck and have fun from me.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Slipped and fell on ice today by dynamobt @ Yesterday at 12:13 PM

By last night, I felt like I'd been hit by a train. But, more with it this morning. The bruise on my left hand/wrist is deep. Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of a "practice challenge" put out by my teacher. Of course, I could bow out.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Critique my posture (pics) by BruceD @ Yesterday at 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: laguna_gregOriginally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: laguna_greg All the more reason not to emulate Lupu, don't you think? If Lupu uses the chair with the back to help him with hi
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: The "Secret" to Glen Gould's Awesome Technique? by JoelW @ Yesterday at 12:08 PM

I do not take seriously those who criticize Gould.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What are the pros for strip muting? by Cinnamonbear @ Yesterday at 12:08 PM

Originally Posted By: rXd[...]One of my colleagues that I follow often (the most senior tuner here) tunes the most fantastic still unisons. I don't quite know what he's doing and he can't explain it either. I have been trying to emulate his unisons f
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Garritan Yamaha CFX...unimpressed... by Pathbreaker @ Yesterday at 12:06 PM

Great news! Not sure if this is enough of an excuse for me to buy it but definitely moving in that direction
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: FarmGirl[...struggling with the very awkward parts as you illustrated. The one in which my left hand goes on top of the left hand. [...] I agree; that must be very difficult!
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Jump to new posts Re: Brahms Shorter Solo Works - Editions? by BruceD @ Yesterday at 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusWhy do some think the Henle is superior to the Hinson edition which is specifically designed for non professionals? I think that good and heavily edited editions(in terms of fingering and pedaling)are far superior fo
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano tuning hammer case by schragermitchell @ Yesterday at 12:03 PM

Fujan doesn't sell a pouch. I'm thinking of using a shure microphone pouch.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Buying a used Grand. To Pass or buy? by phantomFive @ Yesterday at 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Haydn 20 I dont want to pass on what could be a good deal on a used Steinway, but I have concerns that the neglect this piano has seen in the past may come back to haunt me in the future and at 23K im not looking for a fixer-upp
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How do we memorize a piece on the piano? by Saranoya @ Yesterday at 11:47 AM

Originally Posted By: zrtf90I don't have a photographic memory but I read well enough to find my place in an orchestral score when I'm listening to a symphony and I can hear enough of it in my head. I wouldn't personally call that reading, because b
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Critique my posture (updated! pics) by Jytte @ Yesterday at 11:42 AM

As I see it, a 'good' position at the piano is all about balance. Meaning, when I'm in balance I can move all over the keyboard without tensing up, or fall over for that matter. I may have an advantage in being a (horse)rider. This is also all abou
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Ivory II by Pathbreaker @ Yesterday at 11:42 AM

This is quite difficult to do. I've said in the past that I would share my settings but before I could do it I ended up hating my setup and abandoning it. I have something that I like now for what I'm currently playing (Mozart). It seems to lend well
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: The "Secret" to Glen Gould's Awesome Technique? by bjorn of brekkukot @ Yesterday at 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Jonathan BakerThe digital clarity of Gould's technique is not that hard to achieve if that is all one is aiming for. Keep fingers close to keys, mostly detaché with emphasis on evenness of sound/dynamics/touch, and play on a pia
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How do we memorize a piece on the piano? by zrtf90 @ Yesterday at 11:38 AM

What I do is: Learn it as sound by reading the score and listening to recordings until I can sing it in my head from memory. If I don't have a recording I may be able to pick out passages at the piano well enough to compensate but I can sing from th
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