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Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by DoelKees @ 03/27/15 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By Mark Cerisano, RPTOriginally Posted By DoelKeesEven the famous inside/outside M3/M6 test is not valid anymore on most small pianos due to IH effects as was discussed here a while ago with you. Can you refresh my memory? I've don
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: theory vs playing by pavanne1 @ 03/27/15 10:45 PM

I think it's great that you want to learn about theory! It is so important! Unfortunately much of what passes for theory really isn't really "theory at all" It's more music basics notation etc. I have done a lot of thinking about what the average stu
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 03/27/15 10:44 PM

Originally Posted By DoelKeesOriginally Posted By Mark Cerisano, RPTOriginally Posted By GadzarBDB, the day you'll accept the existence of partials you'll begin to understand all that stuff. Chris, I've found this kind of octaves, where F3A3=F3A4 an
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Jump to new posts Re: My new M&H... by hreichgott @ 03/27/15 10:43 PM

I've decided on the beautifully restored 1916 M&H A. I think I will call him Figaro. He has a big beautiful voice, is precise but warm, a joy to be with and can handle just about anything without complaint. (My current piano is called Cherubino,
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By hreichgottAnd you can't just equate a tempo marking to one location on your metronome. This piece shouldn't be practiced with a metronome anyways. And of course, some people don't like metronomes at all... But even jus
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: piano quiz #3 by Piano*Dad @ 03/27/15 10:40 PM

Guessing a piano is always risky. I was very confident it wasn't a Grotrian, but I was not not willing to venture a guess among the others.
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Jump to new posts Figaro by hreichgott @ 03/27/15 10:38 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: open-ended questions: weight of 7 footers by Silver Keys @ 03/27/15 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By Ed FooteGreetings, For perspective, assume an 8 person dinner party, average weight of 150 lbs per person, plus weight of table and chairs. I don't recall any news stories about floor collapsing under that load. Regards,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 03/27/15 10:35 PM

For everyone's information, I have had quite a few people take the survey. The preliminary results are that most people tune primarily with ETD's. (I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was) and the results of the octave choices were not cle
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by DoelKees @ 03/27/15 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By Mark Cerisano, RPTOriginally Posted By GadzarBDB, the day you'll accept the existence of partials you'll begin to understand all that stuff. Chris, I've found this kind of octaves, where F3A3=F3A4 and A3C4=C4A4, in concert grand
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By Saranoya...You don't know these people. They'll bicker about the color of the grass in their yard, if you leave them alone for five minutes. If I found the perfect music for my grandma, but my grandpa didn't like it, he'd be biti
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 03/27/15 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By GadzarIMO, there are more options than you are considering. To your list of possibilities I would add one more category. I've found many pianos where a pure 4:2 (with a wide 6:3) sounds bad, or more precisely: is not the best s
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Petrof new grands - overpriced? by turandot @ 03/27/15 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By Piano_BrazilI just wish to understand such an enormous discrepancy between the suggested and the real market prices... The key is that you're comparing prices in two different markets. Petrof pianos in the US are distributed b
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By Ed FooteGreetings, Here we are at the 'values' debate, again. What, exactly, do you mean by better or worse? I'm not opening a debate. "Better or worse" here is of course a figure of speech - replace it with "
Piano Forum
Mr. Kolasis is a big fan of composite action parts. He extensively covered that subject in his article about why Shigeru Kawai is on his "World's Best Pianos" list. Well, now that he has elevated Mason & Hamlin to his "World's Be
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Days when it all goes wrong by PhilipInChina @ 03/27/15 10:20 PM

Originally Posted By Johan BOriginally Posted By JohnSprungOriginally Posted By malkinI haven't felt "it all goes wrong." I think my practice is more like a normal curve: sometimes this end, sometimes that end, mostly like the big bump in
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By Ed FooteIn ET, it doesn't matter which key you play the piece in; in a WT, there is only one key in which the maximum expression is had. I don't know Beethoven much, but with Bach I have my doubts as he seems to transpose pieces
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Themed Recital Discussion Thread by hreichgott @ 03/27/15 10:16 PM

Thank you very kindly wimpiano for the comments. I am so glad that what I was trying to communicate in the music came across Love the bit about the party going badly/crazily after too much candy toward the end of Traumes-Wirren, that's exactly the r
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Cash Registers, Computers, Pianos by Dave Weiser @ 03/27/15 10:08 PM

There are other things that some synth/DP manufacturers do well: 1. Custom chips (or FPGAs) optimized for audio, sample-fetching, etc. 2. Hardware that's more robust than a PC, that boots up very quickly, with lightning-fast performance. 3. Software
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by hreichgott @ 03/27/15 10:05 PM

Hi Gary D. and others, I don't know if I am alone here, but although I am literate I find reading to be a task that demands mental focus and attention. If I am trying to perform a piece as well as I possibly can, I am thinking very hard about what I'
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Has anyone regretted not spending more? by ando @ 03/27/15 10:05 PM

Originally Posted By Lester Burnham Your mistake is generalising from a specific of a rather enthusiastic driver perspective. Once you realise the folly of that, you'll be much closer to the true reality. Lester, there are no "mistakes"
Adult Beginners Forum
Falling behind on my newly assigned pieces. I'll try to do another "six hour challenge" this weekend to try to prepare for Monday's lesson.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Spring issue of Piano Buyer now online by BrianDX @ 03/27/15 09:53 PM

Steve I completely understand your thinking here. I really wanted to be able to look back into history and see how prices have changed. I do have hard copies of the last two editions, so that's the way I'll go going forward. Regards, Brian
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Musicality of a piece by phantomFive @ 03/27/15 09:52 PM

First try to understand the piece.....what was the composer trying to say? How should the audience feel at each moment? How can that feeling best be brought out? Second, what is the structure of the piece? Those are the bases from which all other q
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Double strikes after moving my Yamaha C2 by HansC2 @ 03/27/15 09:46 PM

Ok! so the application of Teflon is different to that of graphite. I definitely will take care using it: I will ask my technician because he is trained to do this! Thanks for your advise John.
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