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Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: Francisco Scalco I don't know how is your schedule (is that the right word?), but for theory I'd suggest having some lessons. Not each week, like piano, but I believe in like 3 lessons you'll be more prepared to start learning t
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: BrianDXPhysics dictate that there are differences between a 5'8" and 6'1" piano. The germane question is, does the difference really matter? The germane question is: what's exactly is the point of having all of these
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Using a tuneable audio filter to help you hear beats by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 08/27/14 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: EmmeryHave you tried to record the beats with something like Audacity in order to tag it with an accurate beat rate? Could you explain? What do you mean by "tagging"?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Using a tuneable audio filter to help you hear beats by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 08/27/14 02:14 PM

The motivation and inspiration to search out superior teaching resources has come from having too many students who were smart, quick, musical, adept, motivated, and passionate, who could rationalize all the logistical steps need to tune a piano, but
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Happy Birthday Bill Evans - Bill Evans master class by Michael Sayers @ 08/27/14 02:09 PM

Bill Evans, quite a genius . . .
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Nice Tribute to Robin Williams on a Yamaha Grand... by Michael Sayers @ 08/27/14 02:08 PM

I would like to hear him play a little Jelly Roll Morton . . .
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is this Piano Purchase Tax deductible? by Glenn Treibitz @ 08/27/14 02:07 PM

True the schools get the use of pianos. There is a difference though between facilitating a loan of other company's property and taking credit for donating foundation's pianos to a school with a tax return that show the foundation owning $900 in pia
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Chopin's Technician by laguna_greg @ 08/27/14 02:03 PM

Hi Folks, Ed Foote led a very interesting and informative discussion on temperament on the pianist's forum. And it prompted a question on my part that I thought only you technicians could answer. Who was Chopin's technician? How did he tune Chopin
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tight pressure bar by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 08/27/14 02:03 PM

How? String height is fixed at the v-bar. Are you referring to the exit path of the string? Shouldn't the strings always be tapped down if they exit with a wide curve?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: benched by Michael Sayers @ 08/27/14 02:02 PM

I only use a hard (uncushioned) chair nowadays. Something about this particular chair's subtle slope and centralized indentedness feels very rooting. If you get a bench make sure it is adjustable. By finding the right height and distance from the
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What's your typing speed? by Rickster @ 08/27/14 02:01 PM

Well, I don't intend to take any test or exam on typing skills, but I learned to type pretty fast when I was working on my Master's degree. I had to write a lot of research papers and do a lot of typing/writing on the computer. All I can say is tha
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Opinions on Roland F130R by lolatu @ 08/27/14 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By: petes1The F130R looks to be similar to my RD800, but with the addition of speakers and an attached stand. I have recently obtained my RD800 and absolutely adore it. Congrats on your purchase and please let us know what you think
Piano Forum
Just don't iron ON the piano. I just read *A Romance On Three Legs* last week (immensely enjoyable, by the way), and Glenn Gould did just that one time, resulting in a piano being returned to Steinway with a heat mark on the lid.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: on revisiting Chopin Etudes by anamnesis @ 08/27/14 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: laguna_gregOriginally Posted By: trigalg693Originally Posted By: laguna_gregActually, I'd much rather perform the thirds etude than 10/2. I would too, only because I can actually do it :P But seriously, the feeling of "i
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: BrianDXI think this way after EVERY piece I master enough to pass my teacher's muster. "Geez, what took so long for something that is obviously simple"? In all seriousness, this type of thinking can be counter-produc
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Beginners, see how good you are at tuning A4 aurally. by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 08/27/14 01:49 PM

Gadzar, your comments are always appreciated; they are more helpful than if you agreed with everything I said. The way you tune, I call "Direct Tuning", listening directly to the interval being tuned. The way the program is set up, I call
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What's your typing speed? by Annitenth @ 08/27/14 01:47 PM

Okay, folks, what am I doing wrong? Taking the test I got 99.8% accuracy but only 1 wpm. I know absolutely I'm typing faster than that.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming by LarryShone @ 08/27/14 01:41 PM

Not a new brand then but a new line! Got my hopes up there!
Piano Forum
Just noticed there's only a $2500 MSRP difference between Yamaha's C3x and C5x at 54,999 and 57,499. Who the heck would get the C3x then - which I think is one of the more popular sizes. The C3x also has a bigger difference between MSRP and SMP whi
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: MY NEW PIANO by LarryShone @ 08/27/14 01:35 PM

Congrats on the new kawai and great playing there (I particularly like the Khatachaturian)
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tight pressure bar by Johnkie @ 08/27/14 01:30 PM

There are two bridges Mark, pressure bar position effects the bearing of the top bridge on an upright.
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Scarlatti K. 27, Mozart K. 333 by Vid @ 08/27/14 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Elizabeth_BennetThanks for listening! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the performances. Originally Posted By: VidHow did you get such a clean recording from a live performance? I appreciate the compliment, but I still made plenty
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: outo[...]I also always learn hands together first. But I have noticed that if I want to securely memorize a piece, I need to be able to play both hands alone as well from memory and that requires extra work and back to reading t
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is this Piano Purchase Tax deductible? by A443 @ 08/27/14 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve CohenOver 6 million in sales and only a $17.5K donation? In all fairness, it appears it may have potentially been divided among up to c.22 institutions that participated!! Having just read the Music Trades article, I may
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Collard & Collard by LarryShone @ 08/27/14 01:23 PM

I do hope you manage to get her playing again, it'd be such a shame to let an old girl that's a piece of piano history to become mere firewood!
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