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Jump to new posts Pinblocks & bridges... How long do they last? by Piano Practice @ 04/18/14 03:58 PM

Hello Everyone, Im seriously considering the purchase of either a rebuilt Mason & Hamlin A or Mason & Hamlin AA grand piano, specifically, one made prior to 1930new hammers, strings, etc. Assuming the piano has not been in any adverse c
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by ando @ 04/18/14 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: cromax EDIT: Yes it was kind of a story for selling it but even if the piano was from 2004 he could have selled it later am I right? No. It's a used piano. No dealer keeps a piano in their showroom for 10 years. It's been taken
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoOriginally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoI love it how you purposefully left the beethoven out, even though i told you numerous times that there's no way i can leave it out of the program... Why can't
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by cromax @ 04/18/14 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: cromaxOriginally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: cromaxYou're right, I should have clarified it better.. The guy said that he sold the piano recently but it wasn't paid until a limit time so they j
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard by slowtraveler @ 04/18/14 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: voxpopsThis is a frequent problem that is cured by placing a mixer or other preamp in the signal chain between instrument and speakers. Even low priced small mixers these days are of good quality and will not color the sound muc
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Svenno @ 04/18/14 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoI love it how you purposefully left the beethoven out, even though i told you numerous times that there's no way i can leave it out of the program... Why can't you leave it out? Your progr
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by ando @ 04/18/14 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: cromaxOriginally Posted By: andoOriginally Posted By: cromaxYou're right, I should have clarified it better.. The guy said that he sold the piano recently but it wasn't paid until a limit time so they just took the piano back to
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoI love it how you purposefully left the beethoven out, even though i told you numerous times that there's no way i can leave it out of the program... Why can't you leave it out? Your program is already enormously lopsided
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoOriginally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoI think that playing the 3rd mvt of the moonlight alone is as much, or even more of a cliche than playing the 1st mvt alone, yet many pianists have played either
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Svenno @ 04/18/14 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoCould you finally Please tell me in what order do you think i should play these pieces? Mendelssohn, Grieg, Chopins, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Part. Thanks. I love it how you purposef
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Jump to new posts Re: Digital piano "hissing" by MacMacMac @ 04/18/14 03:42 PM

Forty years ago only the most expensive audio equipment was hiss-free. Not so today. You should hear no hiss at all. If you do, it's either a design defect or a manufacturing defect. Either way it's not acceptable. Take it back!
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoOriginally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoI think that playing the 3rd mvt of the moonlight alone is as much, or even more of a cliche than playing the 1st mvt alone, yet many pianists have played either
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by cromax @ 04/18/14 03:39 PM

Yeah that was bad from my part should have clarified it better! :s I think the piano is from 2006 but I'm not sure. The warranty would be has any piano on that store, 5 years warranty. EDIT: Yes it was kind of a story for selling it but even if the
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Svenno @ 04/18/14 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: PolyphonistOriginally Posted By: SvennoI think that playing the 3rd mvt of the moonlight alone is as much, or even more of a cliche than playing the 1st mvt alone, yet many pianists have played either of them alone, at recitals.
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoCould you finally Please tell me in what order do you think i should play these pieces? Mendelssohn, Grieg, Chopins, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Part.
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by ando @ 04/18/14 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: cromaxYou're right, I should have clarified it better.. The guy said that he sold the piano recently but it wasn't paid until a limit time so they just took the piano back to the store from the guy who bought it but didn't pay h
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Polyphonist @ 04/18/14 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: SvennoI think that playing the 3rd mvt of the moonlight alone is as much, or even more of a cliche than playing the 1st mvt alone, yet many pianists have played either of them alone, at recitals. I disagree, and which pianists
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by PianoWorksATL @ 04/18/14 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: cromaxAnyway I think I'm going to get a technician to check the piano before buying it! Also check on the status of the warranty. I hope it works out for you.
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by ando @ 04/18/14 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota MartyI think we were all working under the assumption that it was new. Originally Posted By: cromaxBoth of this pianos were new and costed around the same price- note that the kawai is on sale - (12000-13000 ). Yes
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Jump to new posts Re: Relocating...how best to break the news by keystring @ 04/18/14 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: TimR But, the parent can take a sample lesson with each of the area teachers. But will the parents know what to pay attention to? Again, I'm going back to my experience as parents and then new student over a decade ago, and co
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Jump to new posts Re: Tired Fingers by JohnSprung @ 04/18/14 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Shabbat Shalom (in our case, I believe the target should be thought of as the beginning of the sound rather than the bottom of the keyboard. Yes, absolutely right. Once the jack trips out from under the knuckle, the hammer f
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai vs Ritmuller by cromax @ 04/18/14 03:29 PM

You're right, I should have clarified it better.. The guy said that he sold the piano recently but it wasn't paid until a limit time so they just took the piano back to the store from the guy who bought it but didn't pay his debt. But from what the g
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Jump to new posts Re: A new performance experience... Need advice. by Svenno @ 04/18/14 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: PolyphonistWhat Schumann? By the way, it's never a good idea to run yourself into a corner so that you have to stuff your entire repertoire into a recital and barely have enough, therefore no flexibility. Perhaps I wouldn't ob
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Jump to new posts Re: Relocating...how best to break the news by TimR @ 04/18/14 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By: keystringOriginally Posted By: TimR Yeah, I think I did. But it isn't any easier for the teacher to do this search. A teacher knows what to look for and what is needed. Agreed. The good ones anyway. Quote:A parent witho
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