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Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by pavanne1 @ Yesterday at 07:38 PM

Harpsichordists traditionally use the score. So do accompanists, and most other instrumentalists. I usually don't have a problem getting my students to memorize. The biggest problem is reading. I do require my students to memorize for recitals. It is
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: DIGITAL PIANO "PRICES PAID" --- NEW THREAD by mauricitoia @ Yesterday at 07:34 PM

USER LOCATION: London, UK MAKE: KAWAI MODEL: CA67 CONDITION: New PRICE PAID: EUR 2333 including VAT DELIVERY CHARGE: Included in price VENDOR LOCATION: Germany VENDOR NAME: Thomann PURCHASE DATE: March 2015
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to assess difficulty of a song? by earlofmar @ Yesterday at 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By ArngrOriginally Posted By malkinOriginally Posted By Arngr Are there other quick ways of getting an indication of what the difficulty of a song is. You could try playing it. When asking for a quick way, it's implicit that it
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By iLawOriginally Posted By Almaviva ... By the way, was that a Grotrian or a Bosendorfer grand Victor was playing? Bösendorfer! Larry. How did you know? Did you see the Bosendorfer name on the fallboard, or was there anoth
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI MP7 THREAD by Ocram @ Yesterday at 07:08 PM

Hi All I have read this entire thread with great interest and decided to sign up to the forum (again) as a result. It has been fascinating and equal parts informative and perplexing! A bit of background: I owned a Kawai MP4 and upgraded to the MP5
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By J Joe TownleyI had this wild notion that penultimate was "ultimater" than ultimate, go figure.How about ultimatest? I guess you're not the first to be lost for words in describing Horowitz.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to know you're not damaging tuning pins? by BDB @ Yesterday at 07:02 PM

A bad tuning head, which you do not have, might nick the pins. Bad technique can bend them, but more likely, it will damage the pin block by putting sideways stress on the pin and block. The important thing to remember is that you should try not to p
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Self Taught Musician Considering The Yamaha MOXF8 by ElmerJFudd @ Yesterday at 07:01 PM

The MOXs are great for computer integration. Cubase AI comes with and communication over USB and control is very tight. Nice pick, enjoy!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Dampp-Chaser, HVAC Humidity, and Spikes by Carbonblob @ Yesterday at 06:58 PM

Rickster, Sorry for the belated thank you! Been out of town. That is great info. You can see the proximity of the ceiling fan in our situation, so I'm going to explore this option. I was really prepared for you to say, "forget it, it's too open
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Her Name is Jasmine Weiss. She's 15 and She Will Stun You. by J Joe Townley @ Yesterday at 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By currawongOriginally Posted By J Joe TownleyI'd say the penultimate interpretation of the Liszt Sonata will always be the Horowitz 1932 classic recording. Penultimate? I'm guessing you meant ultimate. Yep, I meant ultimate. I h
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Her Name is Jasmine Weiss. She's 15 and She Will Stun You. by J Joe Townley @ Yesterday at 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By pv88Originally Posted By J Joe TownleyAs a contrast one can look at Anna Larsen's new recording of the Sonata, which is note perfect and smooth as silk but which is noticeably listless and devoid of color. But after all she's onl
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Her Name is Jasmine Weiss. She's 15 and She Will Stun You. by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 06:54 PM

Hi Joe, I wasn't suggesting that Jasmine Weiss will be the second coming of Horowitz, rather that in general the earlier one gets technical objectives out of the way, the better. It is better later on to only play through the Major-minor scales as
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By J Joe TownleyI'd say the penultimate interpretation of the Liszt Sonata will always be the Horowitz 1932 classic recording. Penultimate? I'm guessing you meant ultimate.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning an overdamper with stick mutes? by Mark R. @ Yesterday at 06:47 PM

Thanks, all, Today I made my first prototype stick mute, as Chris suggested, with a narrow, acute angled end for in-between strings, and a wider, less acute angled end for in-between unisons. Unfortunately, the latter is a bit too narrow for approac
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to know you're not damaging tuning pins? by ulymoon @ Yesterday at 06:39 PM

Ed Foote Thank you for the feedback. Your reply is really reassuring. I was very careful about the strings, I only had very small rotation movements.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By J Joe TownleyAs a contrast one can look at Anna Larsen's new recording of the Sonata, which is note perfect and smooth as silk but which is noticeably listless and devoid of color. But after all she's only 15 and so gifted. It'd
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway, Steinwas - and now, "Steinnot" by Retsacnal @ Yesterday at 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By Rich GalassiniOriginally Posted By S. Phillips It would take a lot more than a fake name on a plate to fake a Steinway. Agreed Sally. The piano we found this on was a "sight unseen" restoration that was sent to us ba
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to know you're not damaging tuning pins? by Ed Foote @ Yesterday at 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By ulymoon How do you know that you haven't damaged the pins? What procedures do suggest to to follow while tuning especially to guarantee the safety of the pins? Greetings, Chill ! It is far more likely that a beginning tu
My New Piano!
Jump to new posts Re: New (old) Bösendorfer by kefren @ Yesterday at 06:23 PM

Thank you all for the enthusiasm you show! I'll surely keep you posted! @Rich: we will indeed rebuild the piano as historically accurate as possible. We will surely keep the Viennese action. There is no point, imho, in "updating" a piano t
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Fundamental Keys Support Sight by R_B @ Yesterday at 06:16 PM

I got book 1 early this week. I should have known, "Book 1" are kinda/sorta like "Book 1" I don't think I have much use for it, but here's a thought for some folk. ESPECIALLY for those without a teacher. If you "need"
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Studying Mozart "Fantasy in d minor" (K.397) by griffin2417 @ Yesterday at 06:10 PM

I'm really frustrated with how things went with my practice session yesterday. I kept getting tripped up with M26-27. I thought I had this segment nailed the earlier part of this year when I started working on this piece. Yesterday I did five com
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai MP11 stands? by Skyscrapersax @ Yesterday at 06:10 PM

What stand combo for both MP11 AND MP7? K&M 18950 with their extensions? Will the extensions be strong and solid for the 46 pound MP7? Will that extra weight cause the MP11 to shake on the 18950? I'm currently using twelve (yep, 12) milk crat
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts How to know you're not damaging tuning pins? by ulymoon @ Yesterday at 06:06 PM

Hello, How do you know that you haven't damaged the pins? What procedures do suggest to to follow while tuning especially to guarantee the safety of the pins? ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Story: Yesterday,
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By Almaviva ... By the way, was that a Grotrian or a Bosendorfer grand Victor was playing? Bösendorfer! Larry.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Her Name is Jasmine Weiss. She's 15 and She Will Stun You. by J Joe Townley @ Yesterday at 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By Michael SayersThere is getting the Liszt sonata under one's fingers, and then there is this . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLVsuGfWTs&list=PLgUUkZXeqINMAxpfbOSUoZ7Jtvdh8j_0E&index=32 . . . and there does seem
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