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Originally Posted By PianoperformanceBut I am working on the sight reading too...not enough time and energy on some days. I love piano so much that I spend little time on exercise! The interesting thing is, from what I recall from my student days,
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Jump to new posts Re: Ideas or a type of finish? by dogperson @ Today at 06:43 PM

Hi Mary Personally, I would not consider high gloss, but automatically stick with the finish that was originally used-- but then I am one of 'those' that wants vintage to be spiffed up but remains true to the original.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Rubinstein Concerto 4 by Sean P @ Today at 06:43 PM

Eldridge thanks. I kinda needed a rough idea of level and I couldn't gage it properly myself based off the sheet music tbh! Originally Posted By doctor SWhen I was 16, it was considered a "youth concerto" (I got to play it twice with co
Member Recordings
To the exception of the people posting here and guests, this is a quite inactive forum... If you post in Pianist Corner - Member Recordings you will get feedback and tips if you ask. Pianists who post there are usually the experienced ones. In Adul
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Relearning Forgotten Repertoire - who's done it? by Pianoperformance @ Today at 06:42 PM

I agree mimi9...the magic balance ...
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ideas or a type of finish? by Lee Ann @ Today at 06:42 PM

I am in love with an ebony satin Baldwin right now, I just love the way the satin finish looks. My husband is the total opposite, he loves the shiny, glossy ones. I'm sure whatever you pick will be gorgeous on that piano.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: do I need to remove grooves in hammers? by Nathan Monteleone @ Today at 06:38 PM

Right, hammer reshaping is not a good thing to mess with if you're a beginner or DIYer. Besides potentially ruining the hammers you have to be prepared to work on the regulation - any change to the hammer weight or length is going to change how the o
Adult Beginners Forum
According to this guy, good sight-readers and good memorizers need to learn to be both: http://blog.twedt.com/archives/904
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Ideas or a type of finish? by MaryMM @ Today at 06:35 PM

Am back again regarding my Steinway M. This coming week it will start its restoration. The guy doing the refinishing has told me that he can give it a sating finish, or a high gloss finish.The piano now has a satin finish and that is what I am pretty
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Profelt by Chris Leslie @ Today at 06:30 PM

Gene, what is Profelt and how does it work?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: To share or not to share? by Pianoperformance @ Today at 06:23 PM

Lol Tonedeef...i think I am obsessed too..I play at lunch time if work allows (music studio near my work)..and I am out of sorts on vacation, and we end up at this hotel every year because they have a few pianos...i call it practicing, but I have giv
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The traditional One Month to Recital thread by Ralphiano @ Today at 06:09 PM

I am not currently working on any "stretch" pieces, which are my favorites for the recitals. I just turned the ratchet up one notch, one grade level, in the pieces I am doing for the 40 Pieces a Year challenge. So, I will probably submit wh
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Relearning Forgotten Repertoire - who's done it? by Pianoperformance @ Today at 06:07 PM

I definitely fall into the group of learning a tough piece, and end up memorizing it more than I am reading the score. I am trying to do mix of reading, as reference point, and memorizing. I am not a proficient sight reader, and I heard that sight
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Teaching Advanced Students by Arghhh @ Today at 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By AZNpianoOriginally Posted By Peter K. MoseWe might make a distinction between a 12 to 15-year-old student encountering advanced-level repertoire for the first time, and an adult hobby pianist who already dabbles in this world. Th
Piano Forum
'Tough crowd here Ryan, but despite this I think you've done well in your presentation so please don't be discouraged. Thanks for your input and participation - oh and welcome to the forum (a little late, sorry). Regards, Andy
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: OT- colour scheme for the wall behind a piano by LXXXVIIIdentes @ Today at 05:48 PM

You did see the post last week about using stickers on a piano - and room? http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/yayoi-kusama-obiliteration-room/ Could be an alternative decorating scheme for Philip!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bosendorfer 170, 1980 or 2010? by Norbert @ Today at 05:48 PM

There's IMHO nobody who can give qualified advice in a case such as this. For one, the piano goes to a very young [lucky] child who may not quite yet appreciate the subtle difference of the variable makes and models on market. And "players matt
Adult Beginners Forum
That Guardian piece is interesting. Not everyone is good at memorizing, nor should everybody who wants to perform be required to memorize. I blame Franz Liszt for that----not sure if it's his fault, but it seems like a good guess.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Confused on finger numbering. by PianoStudent88 @ Today at 05:42 PM

Are you saying that you you find the fingering suggested in the score ambiguous? It's not at all ambiguous to me: a finger number does not appear on the 4th line until the 2nd measure. So the parsimonious interpretation is: don't change fingering
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How much can a RPT improve a piano? by Gerry Johnston @ Today at 05:32 PM

Your automotive analogy is accurate. "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." A competent technician can make a piano as good as it can be. Keep in mind that "as good as it can be" may still not be very good. I just came
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Carpal tunnel surgery by JohnSprung @ Today at 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By asiamusicmanWhile I would prefer conservative treatment, I'm considering surgery. Google "Taubman Golandsky". They have by far the most successful conservative approach.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: American music pre-1900 by JohnSprung @ Today at 05:21 PM

The mother lode of late 19th century American music is available for free download as scanned PDF's. Just Google the "Lester S. Levy Collection" at Johns Hopkins. Everything from 1922 and earlier is public domain.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Test-driving/playing pianos by Norbert @ Today at 05:21 PM

Quote: I also found the action [Estonia] was a little too heavy (is that the right word) because I had to really concentrate to get trills to come out without losing some of the notes in the trill. The dealer told me it had to be played in a little b
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Relearning Forgotten Repertoire - who's done it? by Qazsedcft @ Today at 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By bennevis I really do believe that too many people set too much store by memorizing pieces, which is unnecessary, unless you're having to perform them from memory, for whatever reason. The amount of time it takes to memorize a pie
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Relearning Forgotten Repertoire - who's done it? by JohnSprung @ Today at 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By mimi9I think reading from the score is the way to go, but there seem to be a lot of people who don't sight-read all that well, so they feel that they have to memorize. If that's the case, I would recommend trying out the score-r
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