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Jump to new posts Re: Heroic Polonaise help please... by beet31425 @ Yesterday at 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: ChopinLives81so far the only fingering that gives me a shred of hope is 4G-3Ab-4G etc Did you really mean that? 434?!! I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. -J
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To me, a ghost note would be a note that sounds without you playing it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Minnesota Marty... by Almaviva @ Yesterday at 04:13 PM

I'm so sorry. Let me add my name to the long list of mourners on this website. Rich, is there any way we on the forum can send a joint token or message of condolence to Marty's family and friends?
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Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by scorpio @ Yesterday at 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: BrianDXI may have to accept some small level of discernable errors.It's okay! In fact, I am positive that most would appreciate a more human performance, with all its nuances and imperfections, knowing that a lot of work and pr
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To be frank Joe it really isn't that terrible, it is in good tune and the action is fine. Jamie did say it was pretty much alright to him when he last tuned it a year ago. It is very clean inside and out and looks to have been very well looked afte
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Jump to new posts Re: Is it really necessary to practice scales? by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: rovIs it really necessary to practice scales?, do the really help technique?. How much should you practice them per day and how?. thanks a lot!! I just want to mention that there isn't any need to suddenly start practicing sca
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Originally Posted By: Paul678... if you play a very ppp piece, you can sometimes get a "ghost" note that doesn't even sound. Does that ghost note sound when played ppp once by itself?
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Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by 8 Octaves @ Yesterday at 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: jotur... the stress isn't going to change as you get better. Because the better you get, the harder the pieces are, and making "no mistakes" is relatively harder, too. So the stress level of a perfectionist stays the s
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Jump to new posts Re: How to Regulate a Studio Upright for Greatest Sensitivity? by beethoven986 @ Yesterday at 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Paul678 Or too LITTLE friction? Yes. Friction should not be much lower than what I listed above. You need to calculate your UW and DW to determine friction. UW should ideally be within a 3g spread somewhere between 20-30g.
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Jump to new posts Re: Minnesota Marty... by Jay Roland @ Yesterday at 03:56 PM

Marty's irreverent wit will be sorely missed by those of us on PW. My condolences to his loved ones. Jay
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Jump to new posts Re: Minnesota Marty... by Rickster @ Yesterday at 03:53 PM

Someone requested that we make the memorial thread for Marty a sticky thread for a while, in his memory... I asked Frank Baxter for his permission to do that and he granted it. So, Marty, in your memory, here is your very own Piano World sticky thre
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Originally Posted By: Mark Cerisano, RPTThe action of playing a note is analogous to throwing a tennis ball at a gong. If there are "ghost notes" that do not play when you press the key, this is analogous to the tennis ball not hitting th
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Piano/Organ for small church by anotherscott @ Yesterday at 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: bnolsenabout midi and usb...there are plenty of serial port and parallel port and midi port to usb adapters. When USB is finally put to bed you'll find tons of usb to XXX adapters. Even so, these adapters are not always comp
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Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by jotur @ Yesterday at 03:49 PM

+1 8 Octaves Originally Posted By: BrianDX At this point I'm not ready for the stress of trying 100+ takes over many days to get a near-perfect recording. Well, as I said, you are different from me, and it appears to me it's not being a newbie th
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Jump to new posts Re: Steinway event by iLaw @ Yesterday at 03:46 PM

I don't know anything about the Cleveland Steinway dealer who's holding this particular sale, but when the Chicago dealer has one of these sales (and I think I've been to at least three of them in the last few years) the pianos that I have looked at
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is it really necessary to practice scales? by Roland The Beagle @ Yesterday at 03:39 PM

There is a potential pitfall with scales, which is to just play them over and over, 4 octaves, hands together. This is boring, and nothing but mindless muscle memory repetition. It's also particularly bad for independence of the hands and teaches t
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by 8 Octaves @ Yesterday at 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: BrianDXAt this point I'm not ready for the stress of trying 100+ takes over many days to get a near-perfect recording. I'm curious what other folks think about this... You have missed the forest for the trees....
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Jump to new posts Re: Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia! by David Farley @ Yesterday at 03:25 PM

First try a different cable. Then find another Yamaha, any Yamaha with a USB-MIDI host if you can't find a DGX650, and try it with all the same equipment. The USB-MIDI interfaces on all Yamaha boards are probably the same. But if you can't find a Yam
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Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by wouter79 @ Yesterday at 03:16 PM

Allard >My ultimate dream is to play every single note of my recital piece separately and splice it all together into one piece that would otherwise be way over my head. Well the good thing is that you only need to play 88 notes once :-) And th
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Jump to new posts Re: Heroic Polonaise help please... by ChopinLives81 @ Yesterday at 03:12 PM

No I haven't tried that actually. I just watched Bunin playing and I see what you mean. This would involve a complete overhaul of how my muscles know how to play that measure, but I'll give it a shot. Thank you.
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Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha C3X worth it? by ando @ Yesterday at 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: BrianDXOriginally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: BrianDXI recently had a conversation with someone who would know, about how much it would cost a manufacturer like Yamaha to build something like a C3X. The answer was basi
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: To bid.....or not to bid by Bob @ Yesterday at 03:02 PM

Ed, the newer buildings are going to 2 acoustics, 2 digitals. Most of these older buildings have 4 acoustic. Total travel miles is about 700. This is the end result when money trumps quality of the job. Bidding for piano work is usually not good
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If Jamie is willing to help you out that much by getting a piano from Coachhouse, or any other dealer, then surely the best thing to do is wait til you have the cash and then when the time is right, go get the piano. What condition is the Paul Newman
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Jump to new posts Re: Some Questions About "Piano Magic" by Rerun @ Yesterday at 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: newbertI'm an adult beginner who has taken up piano after a 45 year lapse. As a child I had a few years of formal piano instruction, which taught me to read music and play from scores (only). Although I've picked up much of wh
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Heroic Polonaise help please... by bennevis @ Yesterday at 02:55 PM

Have you thought about redistributing the hands? The RH octaves don't all have to be played with RH . If you use your LH thumb to play the lower octave notes (F, then G) immediately after the mordents, that allows you to alter the fingering for t
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