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Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88Since a mode has the same notes as a major scale (e.g. D Dorian has the same notes as C major) why bother with modes? Why not just say you're in C major, since the same set of notes is used? A mode is a pattern
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Originally Posted By: Mark_COriginally Posted By: carey....vaguely recall you saying once that you started around age 12.... (half that!) I stand corrected !!
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by faulty_Damper @ 07/21/14 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevis Who said anything about backflips or somersaults? I'm talking about the shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints. The ones that pianists use when playing. So, are you going to admit you're wrong? Or are you going to
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Thumb Notes? by JohnSprung @ 07/21/14 06:07 PM

Yes, and the thumb can also reach farther away -- the other four are sort of in a group, but the thumb has more mobility.
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Originally Posted By: AtrysExtremely high levels of improv proficiency can be achieved by basically anyone lol
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai MP11. Can't get sound right by Marko in Boston @ 07/21/14 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: GWILLYAlong these lines, as a live performer, I cant help but think that An RD800, an integra 7 (was there a 6) and a MacBook Pro - and you are happily married. For a lot of guys, if they went out a
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by faulty_Damper @ 07/21/14 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: CarloPianoBTW, only out of curiosity, what are your credentials, whom have you studied with and where? What's your background? I think I asked it before. Ignoring the insulting diatribe at the beginning of your post, I once ha
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Originally Posted By: carey....vaguely recall you saying once that you started around age 12.... (half that!) Quote:....Of course time spent has absolutely nothing to do with level of proficiency achieved Don't I know it.... BTW, I hope nobody ev
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Jump to new posts Re: Digital Piano Volume by JohnSprung @ 07/21/14 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Purkoy And that's been it, I've been misleading myself into thinking I was controlling the dynamic when all the time, it was the volume slider. I've now changed to setting the control to a much higher level, and getting into the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: I am considering buying the Yamaha P255 as my upgrade DP by littlebirdblue @ 07/21/14 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Consul50When I was talking about the sticky keys on the Casio Previa keyboard, I meant that they felt sticky to my fingers when I was playing one of the demonstration models. It felt like somebody spilled some drink with sugar
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Originally Posted By: faulty_DamperOriginally Posted By: bennevis For even such a self-proclaimed 'expert' as yourself, you've said a lot of stuff which is pure nonsense on this thread already, but this really takes the biscuit. That people use the
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by faulty_Damper @ 07/21/14 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: carey Its OK if Mark plays better than you. After all he's been at it for almost 50 years. And of course, "anyone" can learn basic improvisational skills - but being able to improvise at the highest creative level -
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by faulty_Damper @ 07/21/14 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevis For even such a self-proclaimed 'expert' as yourself, you've said a lot of stuff which is pure nonsense on this thread already, but this really takes the biscuit. That people use the entire range of movements on a dail
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Originally Posted By: Mark_COriginally Posted By: carey....he's been at it for almost 50 years.... Another (inadvertent) understatement! OK - perhaps it's been a little over 50 years (I vaguely recall you saying once that you started around age 12
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha YDP142 vs Casio PX750 by littlebirdblue @ 07/21/14 05:42 PM

Any chance you can try out YDPS51B too? A music store near me had that model cheaper than YDP142 and it has GH action.
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Originally Posted By: AtrysOriginally Posted By: carey If that were really true then perhaps every pianist who really wanted to improvise exceptionally well would be doing it - don't you think? No, I don't think that because it is not that simple.
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by CarloPiano @ 07/21/14 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: AtrysOriginally Posted By: CarloPiano BTW, who the heck are you, faulty's advocate? I think he can defend by himself... No one is "defending" anyone, except those lost souls defending the sloppy Horowitz. I'm just p
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Originally Posted By: carey If that were really true then perhaps every pianist who really wanted to improvise exceptionally well would be doing it - don't you think? No, I don't think that because it is not that simple. Extremely high levels of im
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Originally Posted By: AtrysOriginally Posted By: carey being able to improvise at the highest creative level - well, that's a gift !! Do you have evidence to support this claim, or are you making things up again? I can't do it myself - therefore
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Originally Posted By: CarloPiano BTW, who the heck are you, faulty's advocate? I think he can defend by himself... No one is "defending" anyone, except those lost souls defending the sloppy Horowitz. I'm just pointing fingers at stupid i
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Fugue in b Minor by Ritzycat @ 07/21/14 05:34 PM

Hello everyone. This is my first real attempt at a fugue. It may not even be a fugue, as I am not completely familiar with the structure of one. Nonetheless, until a better name is found, let it be known as "Fugue in b minor". PDF: click
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya All right. 2+2 = 4. Discuss. You can't. Yes I can: a/2 + a/2 = a Let a = 4 Then, 2 + 2 = 4 That was easy.
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by CarloPiano @ 07/21/14 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By: AtrysOriginally Posted By: CarloPiano You know nothing about me. You simply can't know if I'm a good pianist or not, anyway I'm not interested at all in your opinion. Would I be a better pianist in your imagination if I'd agree
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by CarloPiano @ 07/21/14 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: faulty_DamperOriginally Posted By: CarloPiano - Objective: Music is about producing sounds, not movements (for that we have dance), and we seem to agree that Horowitz "sounded good"... No, I do not agree that Horowit
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Originally Posted By: careyOriginally Posted By: VidWhat was this thread about again? I think it's about some Chopin etude I've personally never had the desire or patience to learn myself. We're sure having fun here aren't we !! I hap
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