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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New piano loose front rail bushings by Ed Foote @ 02/28/15 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By ontrackHave a deposit on a just-out-of-box Yamaha CX grand and noticed some of the keys had enough lateral movement to just touch. greetings, I wouldn't buy that piano on a bet! The dealer is bordering on being a con-m
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: We Have to Teach These Kids to COUNT BEATS!!!!!! by currawong @ 02/28/15 09:18 PM

Well, you seem to have quite made up your mind about how you're going to do things, so there's probably no point giving you any advice (even though you did ask for it, on another thread). Except this: I think you should do some study of piano pedag
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
What about the Novation Launchkey 49? I haven't tried that one myself, but I have a Novation SL MKii and it has the best synth-key action I've ever played. You should check if launchkey has the same action as the SL MKii.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New piano loose front rail bushings by SMHaley @ 02/28/15 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By harpon but a quick fix I did to my 1980 Baldwin Studio upright- 400 new, delivered- was simply add a drop of glue to the rather uniform dimples the pins had formed- a small spot of felt in the dimple proved too much and made the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Urgent help needed: Piano makes screeching noises by David Farley @ 02/28/15 09:12 PM

Is this the same piano you were having a problem with last July? Did the problem go away and come back? What kind of piano is it? Does it have wooden keys or action? I don't know about the screeching noise, but it sounds like humidity is causing some
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What to do about dry skin? by chasingrainbows @ 02/28/15 09:11 PM

My Seattle sis says this lotion works miracles. She said her finger cracks are gone the next day. http://www.amazon.com/Corn-Huskers-Oil-Free-Hand-Lotion/dp/B000RO3EMA
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach by pianoman9 @ 02/28/15 09:05 PM

Amazing confidence from one of the greatest Bach interpreters of our times! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crQ8YEUkUjg Thankfully, Gould was well recorded and filmed!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Without being able to test them yourself, it will be a shot in the dark. However, you can go with the name brands that have good warranties and good reviews to help narrow things down. I'm not well-versed in MIDI controllers, so I will refrain on s
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas Too by rXd @ 02/28/15 09:01 PM

Congratulations, Lucas. You look very natural with a tuning lever. With your kind of application, you are assured success in whatever you choose, wherever you choose it.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Question to Montrealers by doremi @ 02/28/15 08:57 PM

Every other year or so, I make a musical pilgrimage to Italmelodie which takes a whole day from where I live. So, looking forward to early spring, I checked and found to my dismay a decimated website http://www.italmelodie.com/ Anyone local knows wh
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recommended book for adult beginner by Anita Potter @ 02/28/15 08:52 PM

I have freeware called Crescendo and yeah the playback ignores everything else but the notes and plays at the same volume throughout.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai's, Virtual Technician and "piano rumble" by Morodiene @ 02/28/15 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By dewsterI like the sound of piano, not sure I'd change that. But I would like to see more basic ergonomic work done regarding the key actions, rather than the blind copying of existing AP weighting and quirks. Try to find someth
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Urgent help needed: Piano makes screeching noises by symphonicfinale @ 02/28/15 08:46 PM

I could really use some help from you guys. I have a digital piano that makes screeching sounds and plays notes that aren't being pressed. For example: I play a C major triad. D# plays even though i'm not pressing it. If I play a large chord, this
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Metronomes - good or bad? by PianogrlNW @ 02/28/15 08:34 PM

I think the metronome is a very useful tool after you have learned all the notes, have good fingerings and have the correct rhythm. I then pick a target tempo and use the metronome to get me there. Sometimes it's two steps forward, 1 step back, and t
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Baldwin Model R or Kawai KG 2S? by Rickster @ 02/28/15 08:34 PM

Piano Practice gives good advice... and, TD is piano wise as well. I have both the Baldwin R (from the late 1990's) and an older Howard/Kawai 5'10" (same as the KG2) from 1969. The KG2 would likely have a heavier action than the Baldwin, but
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Fundamental Keys Support Sight by fizikisto @ 02/28/15 08:30 PM

I hope that Rachel will decide to film the videos for all three volumes even though the goal was not hit. I look forward to seeing what she's done with the new volumes.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Yuja Wang plays Scriabin by argerichfan @ 02/28/15 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By pianoman9 And yes, I PROUDLY have the enthusiasm of a teenager! If indeed you are a teenager, I admire your enthusiasm! Good on you. Back when I was a teenager (about 16 years ago) I got slammed with Wagner. My life went in
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
If you're looking to play piano - real keys pushing real hammers hitting real strings, resonating all over the place - there's no real substitute for that at this point. Though you can get closer if you don't mind booting up a PC every time you want
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas Too by David Jenson @ 02/28/15 08:16 PM

Congratulations, Lucas! 'Well done.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: DP choice by ElmerJFudd @ 02/28/15 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By anotherscottOriginally Posted By ElmerJFudd? The Yamaha P-255 uses the L-255 stand.. And the LP-255 three pedal. Thanks, I missed that. Yamaha's P255 web page doesn't list those on the accessories tab! No worries. W
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Anita Potter @ 02/28/15 08:02 PM

Thanks Cathy those were awesome I really loved the last one so pretty. Once I'm done working on what I've got right now I'm going to give my whistle book a whirl to see what I can do with it. Valencia I get red dot syndrome a lot. I can't tell you
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Educating Lucas Too by Bill Bremmer RPT @ 02/28/15 08:01 PM

There has been a great deal that could have been said since the moderator closed the original topic. Even though we were encouraged to write a new topic, the problem with the expected interference was too great so we let it go. Nevertheless, great
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: We Have to Teach These Kids to COUNT BEATS!!!!!! by pianoman9 @ 02/28/15 07:57 PM

Ok, sat in on the lessons for the students I will be taking over as regulars. The teacher who is leaving felt that for very young students, he preferred to say: "quarter", "half-note", and "keep-the-whole-note", as tim
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Tiffany Poon plays Beethoven Moonlight Sonata by Nikolas @ 02/28/15 07:55 PM

what wr says... Guys, I think that the only reason for this thread to reach such many posts is PM9 and the opening statement... Along with PM9 past "obsession" with Lang Lang. Otherwise it's no biggie really!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Sign-Up Thread by Morodiene @ 02/28/15 07:53 PM

Just an FYI/reminder: The deadline is tomorrow, March 1st, but that is when you can begin to submit your pieces, and you have until March 15th to get them in. I will be posting a separate submission thread tomorrow (March 1st) but it will during the
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