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Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I Teach Total Beginners to Play by Ear by TimR @ Today at 09:00 AM

Originally Posted By John v.d.BrookFor social occasions, all students should learn at least these three: Happy Birthday Auld Lang Syne Star Spangled Banner (US students) At least that's what we do here. To that excellent US list I'd add one sug
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by hreichgott @ Today at 08:59 AM

I probably should avoid doing all of the following: Driving more than 10 mins. at a time (it takes a long time to get my thumb muscles to release after gripping a steering wheel for that long) Helping 6-year-olds get on their sleds Shoveling snow Ch
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Anita Potter @ Today at 08:56 AM

I've decided the next pieces I'm going to go after. Keeping with Purcell I'm tackling Suite in G Major all four pieces I've started Prelude this morning just the first 3 of 10 bars. Then it'll go Almand, Corant then Minuet. Tell you one thing abou
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Well, as usual; Yes, no and maybe. Both types have to run on computers that aren't always the latest and fastest, so some techniques are used to "cover" for that. As I understand it the first portion of samples from the middle four octaves
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Mazurka Op 50 # 3 by pianoloverus @ Today at 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By Cinnamonbear And as to strict rhythm, it's over-rated. Especially in a Mazurka! (Do not forget, people, that before the Mazurka e-cital came along, I did not know Mazurkas even existed. I read an article, played five of them,
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Specs on paper vs overall sound by WillMedic @ Today at 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By maurusre Lester: It simply depends whether you prefer closed or half open headphones. I'm in the latter camp since I find it unnatural to play the piano completely sealed against other noises around me - thus AKG K240 for me (pre
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Supportive Thread. by chopinoholic @ Today at 08:42 AM

Good job everyone for already recording. Will try and record this weekend the second novelette. The piece needs work though so I'll have some wrecks, pauses, page turns, etc. But It'll give me an idea how it will sound. I think I'm up to the "Ä
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Got a Kawai MP11 by 9190 @ Today at 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By krikorikAs many here, I'd preferred a GF action on a VPC2 wit a flat top case.The same here, but I'd preferred GF2 action on a VPC2 which I'm waiting for. And of course, flat top case, I don't like curved top surface on VPC1 with
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Garritan CFX vs VI Ravenscroft? by yonatan @ Today at 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By Philip_JohnstonLFYM - I'm adding to this because you mentioned you were a classical pianist. All the videos below were recorded using the Garritan CFX, and are designed to test the credibility of the instrument as a classical
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Mazurka Op 50 # 3 by Cinnamonbear @ Today at 08:28 AM

LOL! Well, I went back and listened again this morning, and what *I* hear in the opening statement is an intro that gets the dancers into position. It is a "ready, set, here's where we're going... GO!" I think it's perfect, and wouldn't
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Well... hmm, the sample based software listens for MIDI, calls for the samples, then plays the sound and goes through DA conversion. Potential for bottle-neck here would be the speed of the hard disk (spinning or SSD) or speed of the RAM if being s
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Mazurka Op 50 # 3 by nhpianos @ Today at 08:16 AM

Originally Posted By pianoloverusTwo examples of the rhythmic distortion I'm talking about(there are many more): 1. The opening phrase in the RH is not in time...the 4 eighth notes are played much too fast. 2. The opening of the second theme with the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By maurusOriginally Posted By R_BI messed around with layering pianoteq and a sample player. For VERY SLOW playing there appeared to be a "richness" of sound, but fast staccato single notes seemed to have an echo. I didn't
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: MOYD 2015 by Moonsh1ne @ Today at 08:11 AM

Had to skip yesterday to attend a concert by Hamelin.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I Teach Total Beginners to Play by Ear by Ben Crosland @ Today at 08:08 AM

I would agree that it is important to encourage aural skills, however, I choose to prioritise reading skills in the first couple of years, otherwise the student is more likely to hit a reading barrier that can pose as a significant threat to motivati
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Specs on paper vs overall sound by maurus @ Today at 07:59 AM

re Lester: It simply depends whether you prefer closed or half open headphones. I'm in the latter camp since I find it unnatural to play the piano completely sealed against other noises around me - thus AKG K240 for me (preferring the MkII over the M
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
- yes, but the 'room' rather than the 'hall'.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By R_BI messed around with layering pianoteq and a sample player. For VERY SLOW playing there appeared to be a "richness" of sound, but fast staccato single notes seemed to have an echo. I didn't get into it, but I think t
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: 3 against 2. How to learn, practice? by verqueue @ Today at 07:50 AM

One of the Nouvelles etudes by Chopin is based on 3 against 2 if I remember correctly. I don't know your level, so can't tell if it's managable for you.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland & Lang Lang by maurus @ Today at 07:48 AM

Oh well. (Must quickly throw one of these low-cost recordings of an uneven piano played by Sviatoslav Richter into the CD tray .)
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Tiffany Poon plays Beethoven Moonlight Sonata by verqueue @ Today at 07:47 AM

Where is an ignore topic option?...
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Roland & Lang Lang by bennevis @ Today at 07:42 AM

Anyone seen this blurb from Roland in their mailbox? http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/lang-lang-and-roland-inspiring-the-next-generation-of-pianists Roland partnering with the world's most famous classical pianist to inspire children. I was at his p
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: 3 against 2. How to learn, practice? by ster100 @ Today at 07:41 AM

Thanks all for reactions. But witch piece can i use to exercise? Not to difficult please. A simpel piece i think. A pdf somewhere?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
In re-reading the root post - and then the replies... I get the idea that we may have been "talking past" the original poster. My "GUESS" is that what is missing from the desired "lovely ringing tones of an acoustic Steinway
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Supportive Thread. by malkin @ Today at 07:16 AM

Way to go, sino! I am having trouble finding a sweet spot for the microphone and setting recording parameters that are not overdriven by the section of big chords. The good news is that at least I am changing dynamic level.
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