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Jump to new posts Re: Question about finger reach! by David Farley @ 07/24/14 05:57 PM

John Thompson has a surprising (to me) amount of three-clef pieces in his red books. I didn't do the Thompson method when I was a kid, and don't recall encountering much of any three-clef keyboard music until I started studying organ.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Good popular and classical songs for a piano gig? by Art_Vandelay @ 07/24/14 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Tony RomoOriginally Posted By: PolyphonistFur elise and Fantasy impromptu are really good songs. Yes to Fantasy Impromptu. Think that Fur Elise might be too cliched at this point. Fantasie Impromptu is just as clichéd. I
Piano Concerts, Recitals, Competitions, and Workshops
Jump to new posts Keith Emerson Playing NY in October! by Piano World @ 07/24/14 05:52 PM

Our good friend and long time forum member, concert pianist Jeffrey Biegel just posted some info about this concert on Facebook. Kathy and I hope to make this one, if we can get a good dog sitter and find a hotel that doesn't cost as much as a car.
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: Halloween Fantasy by Nikolas @ 07/24/14 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By: currawongIf Axtremus were a one-off, flit-in-flit-out poster, then perhaps. But he's a very long-standing member with a significant contribution at PW. Exactly that! I'll be honest that these were my exact thoughts, but I decid
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: Halloween Fantasy by currawong @ 07/24/14 05:48 PM

If Axtremus were a one-off, flit-in-flit-out poster, then perhaps. But he's a very long-standing member with a significant contribution at PW.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI CS7 + VST Instruments by Starboard @ 07/24/14 05:43 PM

I don't have personal experience with the FCB1010 so I can't speak very knowledgably about it specifically--it was just high in the search rankings for MIDI foot controllers--but the manual linked on the product page seems pretty thorough. It shows
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: BDBSo if you have an instrument like an organ, which produces pure sine waves, there would be no beats between 174.6 and 220, and you could not tune it, because there are no partials. Harmonics are a subset of partials. A Maj
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by Sweet06 @ 07/24/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: SaranoyaOriginally Posted By: Sweet06To say that people enjoy music because of flaws I can't really get on board with. I think its just a defensive mechanism because we CAN'T be perfect, not because we SHOULDN'T strive for it.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Visited Yamaha's Flagship Store Today by maurus @ 07/24/14 05:32 PM

Bösendorfer's production now is in Wiener Neustadt (south of Vienna), a Bösendorfer piano salon remains in the Musikverein Building in central Vienna, see http://www.boesendorfer.com/en/company.html
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by Michael Sayers @ 07/24/14 05:31 PM

Here is a link to the paper on that research. A little time was needed to find it: http://www.speech.kth.se/music/5_lectures/askenflt/askenflt.html
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by Sweet06 @ 07/24/14 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevisOriginally Posted By: Sweet06 One thing that was said was the sound a piano will make is solely determined by how hard or soft the hammer hits the string... basically the velocity of the hammer is what creates the sound.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by Michael Sayers @ 07/24/14 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevisOriginally Posted By: Sweet06 One thing that was said was the sound a piano will make is solely determined by how hard or soft the hammer hits the string... basically the velocity of the hammer is what creates the sound.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What key signature are you? by malkin @ 07/24/14 05:22 PM

Very fun! I like "How do you solve a problem like A major?"
Piano Forum
700 pounds is 700 pounds, whether it is a piano or four 166 pound people. You can easily fit four people in the space where a grand piano will fit.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Visited Yamaha's Flagship Store Today by 88 Fingers Jeff @ 07/24/14 05:17 PM

Reminds me of a line from the Honeymooners... Ed Norton: "Boy, these flowers had me fooled. They're real! I mean it, they're almost as good as the artificial ones."
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 25 Vintage Steinways by Keith D Kerman @ 07/24/14 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Ed FooteOriginally Posted By: Keith D Kerman Maybe Ed is a way better negotiator than I am, but I buy a lot of Steinways and I spend more on good quality rebuild candidates than this. Maybe luckier. I don't buy a lot of
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What key signature are you? by Michael Sayers @ 07/24/14 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Art_VandelayC# minor. There's just something special about it. Sometimes I "see sharp", other times I can "be flat" .
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
So if you have an instrument like an organ, which produces pure sine waves, there would be no beats between 174.6 and 220, and you could not tune it, because there are no partials.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - Prelude and Fugue for left hand alone by Verbum mirabilis @ 07/24/14 05:08 PM

Didn't Hamelin say this is (one of? )the hardest piece(s) he's ever played?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Question about finger reach! by MALDI_ToF @ 07/24/14 05:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Plopsy That's the mistake I was making, I've always assumed that treble clef is right hand and bass clef is left hand. The only time I've seen sheet music with three clefs was with an extra one for vocals! Thanks for the tips
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Franz Liszt - Un Sospiro by Art_Vandelay @ 07/24/14 05:02 PM

Good point. As impressive as the cadenzas are, in terms of overall importance to the piece I would place them last. I would rather hear a bad cadenza than a poorly phrased melody.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: jim ialeggioThanks for your description. Unless I'm understanding your description wrong, which of course is entirely possible ( pictures are really helpful in something this simple ), it sounds as if the end goal of what 443
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music by Karl Watson @ 07/24/14 04:59 PM

Friends: For those of you who have NOT played one of the new Cunningham grands, I can attest that during a brief visit to the shop and showrooms some ten months ago, I played a new 5'11" grand that bore no resemblance to any other Asian piano o
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky, Poem No. 1, "Devotion" by RachFan @ 07/24/14 04:59 PM

Hi Chris, Great to hear from you! Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it! This is the first time I've played Godowsky's music. This piece is a true gem, so I definitely paid attention to playing the long line to get the sense of "sweep&q
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What key signature are you? by Art_Vandelay @ 07/24/14 04:58 PM

C# minor. There's just something special about it.
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