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Jump to new posts Re: The less I practice, the better I get :-) by JohnSprung @ Yesterday at 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Piano Doug"We're here to teach people to perform music, not to enjoy it." Ouch.
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Jump to new posts Re: Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 02:20 AM

Originally Posted By: ElaineAllegroSteingraeber pluses: Incredibly easier to play, I didn't want to stopSounds to me like you prefer the Steingraeber. In my opinion there is no question whatsoever about the durability of a Steingraeber. Resale valu
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Jump to new posts Re: Call me irresponsible.... by harpon @ Yesterday at 02:11 AM

What we need are uprights with an alloy balance rail- no warping, no rot, precise from the get-go and keys balanced on roller bearings, not felt- that's only then for the from rail. A long round pin stuck through a felt lined square is somehow prim
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: The less I practice, the better I get :-) by Piano Doug @ Yesterday at 02:10 AM

Mark, Congratulations! Certainly we all want to play with joy, freedom and pleasure while maintaining a high standard of quality. And isn't it the point of intense training to ingrain highly refined processes that can be deployed at will with effi
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Jump to new posts Re: Compare Steinway, Estonia & Shigeru Kawai by Norbert @ Yesterday at 02:04 AM

Just being an "Steinway artist" doesn't mean you can't own a different piano yourself. I know of several who have... Norbert
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: New piano student by panino @ Yesterday at 02:04 AM

If you have the choice: REAL PIANO! If there are neighbours etc., you want it to be light for carrying around: Digital! Nothing sounds and feels like real tonal vibrations. My sister had an old Steinway upright which I loved to play. When playing my
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Technique for holding down chords by DeadPoets @ Yesterday at 02:02 AM

Originally Posted By: anamnesisTo feel the structure of your bones, yet feel you relaxed you need to use the intrinsic muscles to support your hand on one hand and the shoulder/back at the other, like two ends of chain. Imagine an upward force supp
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Technique for holding down chords by DeadPoets @ Yesterday at 02:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Piano DougOriginally Posted By: DeadPoetsWhat does taking the weight off the fingers mean? A mere 50 grams of weight or so is necessary to keep a key held down. Make sure you are not continuing to use downward force in holdin
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Jump to new posts Re: Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input by ElaineAllegro @ Yesterday at 01:53 AM

To Ed McMorrow, RPT- Thank you for mentioning two issues I hadn't thought of. I knew to call in an independent Techician when looking at used pianos, but appreciate the idea of doing so for new pianos as well. Also thank you for mentioning the issu
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Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: ElaineAllegroIf it's that easy to play and makes me sound so much better (per friends who listened), will it really help me further develop my technique if there's no struggle? Will I develop su
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Technique for holding down chords by anamnesis @ Yesterday at 01:49 AM

To feel the structure of your bones, yet feel you relaxed you need to use the intrinsic muscles to support your hand on one hand and the shoulder/back at the other, like two ends of chain. Imagine an upward force supporting your hand from below, ra
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Technique for holding down chords by Piano Doug @ Yesterday at 01:41 AM

Originally Posted By: DeadPoetsWhat does taking the weight off the fingers mean? A mere 50 grams of weight or so is necessary to keep a key held down. Make sure you are not continuing to use downward force in holding the chord. Let the weight of t
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: What's your definition of music? by Piano Doug @ Yesterday at 01:35 AM

The best and most succinct definition I've heard came from my freshman music 101 course: The art which uses sound as its medium.
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Jump to new posts Re: Technique for holding down chords by DeadPoets @ Yesterday at 01:30 AM

I'm playing a Dm7 chord and she's trying to get me to feel the "necessary/good" tension in the structure of my finger bones and nowhere else (in my case it's clearly still in my forearms as I hold the notes and thus causing excess strain an
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by AZNpiano @ Yesterday at 01:23 AM

Originally Posted By: musicpassionOriginally Posted By: AZNpianoFor students on the CM path, they have to learn harmonic analysis all the way up to secondary dominants, Do you find that your students are generally playing secondary dominants long be
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Originally Posted By: ElaineAllegroIf it's that easy to play and makes me sound so much better (per friends who listened), will it really help me further develop my technique if there's no struggle? Will I develop sufficient technique that will carr
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts New piano student by IWG. @ Yesterday at 01:18 AM

I just started learning piano from Nov and currently going for grade 5 but the piano I have is a digital piano (casio px150) I bought it before I started piano lessons as a hobby and became more interested in it after learning chopin's op64. No.2. Th
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Jump to new posts Re: Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input by ElaineAllegro @ Yesterday at 01:07 AM

Thank you all for your responses. Here are my admittedly non-technical, intermediate adult student impressions: Steingraeber pluses: Incredibly easier to play, I didn't want to stop, very responsive, amazing quality of sound that washes over me dir
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 12:47 AM

Originally Posted By: AZNpianoFor students on the CM path, they have to learn harmonic analysis all the way up to secondary dominants, Do you find that your students are generally playing secondary dominants long before they would appear on the CM e
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 12:40 AM

Originally Posted By: hreichgottThis is usually also the first time my students ever see Roman numerals! (except the adults)Yes I've encountered the same problem.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Harmonic Analysis by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 12:33 AM

Quote:I must maintain a certain number of students like any other teacher to keep the teaching studio viable, so I cannot afford to be too imperious, although, earlier today I politely turned down a prospective student because it was plainly evident
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: musicpassion[quote=Norbert]Quote: I strongly disagree with this.+1 I love long (useful) sustain. I don't know why a classical pianist wouldn't. Of course a long sustain is useful for classical pianists. My experience is us
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: questions about tuning the top octave by rysowers @ Yesterday at 12:27 AM

Now now, Bill let's not fan the flames! One extreme statement by one poster leads to more and more and then it really DOES interfere with a reasonable discussion. Although, I was not aware until recently that most of the "Real Techs"
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: metronome markings by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve ChandlerOriginally Posted By: Michael SayersOriginally Posted By: currawongI don't know what your "source" is, but I've always assumed that mm 90-130 means pick a number in that range and go with it, not wander a
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Jump to new posts Re: Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input by musicpassion @ Yesterday at 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Norbert[quote] I strongly disagree with this.+1 I love long (useful) sustain. I don't know why a classical pianist wouldn't.
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