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Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by TimR @ Yesterday at 09:09 AM

I have noticed a trend for vocal choirs to not sightread, but learn parts by rote. I thought that to be a bad idea, but I have to admit that the results are very musical, so maybe I've been wrong. Some use sheet music, others completely memorize t
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by anamnesis @ Yesterday at 09:02 AM

Originally Posted By Groove OnOriginally Posted By BDBCPE Bach ranked improvisation the highest skill, followed by sight reading, with memorization last. That's fascinating, it turns my learning strategy upside down. I'm gonna have to re-think how I
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by Anita Potter @ Yesterday at 08:59 AM

Brian everyone is at different levels. I'm a grade 1 though I dabble a bit in two and three. I know I'm not that good at it but I try and I try to do my best. That's all you can ask yourself to do is to try and do your best. The other people and
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Jump to new posts Re: New piano hunt - Confusion by PhilipInChina @ Yesterday at 08:56 AM

We have had an exchange of PMs. You be straightforward with him and I guarantee you will not regret it even if you buy elsewhere!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Things Top Practicers Do Differently by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By scorpioOriginally Posted By MorodieneScience isn't the only way to discover truths. I need to take some time to think about this one. Totally OT (sorry), but on the Digital Piano forum I recently posted a question about monito
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bringing out the melody by Sam S @ Yesterday at 08:55 AM

My teacher envisions it as "standing on" the finger that you want to bring out. Within reasom, of course. I'm working on the Percy Grainger "Irish Tune", which is a nightmare - I think every finger is used at some point for the m
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: New Kawai CA97: first impression and some problems by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By BrometeoI have updated firmware to the last version and commented bug seems fixed. This weekend I have tested different configurations and have played some time. Touch is, definitely, better than CA95: very expresive when playin
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: What monitors do you use with your MP11? by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By Dan ClarkMorodiene, I have a slightly different view. I have two KRK Rokit5's plus the Rokit 10" sub-woofer. The sound is decent, but if I were to do it over, I'd make two changes. First, I would research a different br
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: New Kawai CA97: first impression and some problems by Brometeo @ Yesterday at 08:49 AM

I have updated firmware to the last version and commented bug seems fixed. This weekend I have tested different configurations and have played some time. Touch is, definitely, better than CA95: very expresive when playing softly. Shigeru SK sound ar
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: FS: Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D by Digitalguy @ Yesterday at 08:48 AM

Austin, sorry to put it a bit bluntly, but I think Fscotte is clearly aware of this, and he doesn't care. I am not judging whether this is good or bad, just saying that he was very clear about this from the beginning (even concerning a possible updat
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By piano_primo_1But what's your no 1?His B Minor Sonata! It's an absolute masterpiece and the crowning glory of the genre. I studied harmony at university and read some afterwards but I learnt the rest here on the ABF, participatin
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: yamaha c3x vs shigeru sk3 by sirwormsalot @ Yesterday at 08:43 AM

Well, I haven't played the SK3 and the only C3X I have played is mine. Admittedly I only saw one video of an SK3 on youtube and made my judgement. The bass seemed a bit metallic and harsh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jYYWMDZwQ Watch this vide
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Things Top Practicers Do Differently by scorpio @ Yesterday at 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By MorodieneScience isn't the only way to discover truths. I need to take some time to think about this one.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Things Top Practicers Do Differently by zrtf90 @ Yesterday at 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By Ataru074One little thing... The practice test wasn't in a controlled environment ..Not only a little thing but also insignificant. With all these tips and tricks and systems and philosophies it doesn't matter how well it works st
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New piano hunt - Confusion by Narj @ Yesterday at 08:34 AM

Thanks for the comments and advice! I'll be going for an upright - I'd like a grand but it'd mean I wouldn't be able to have a dining table as well! The room it'll be placed in is a large through lounge. Jason - budget is roughly 10K GBP (but I'd
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by wimpiano @ Yesterday at 08:33 AM

@BrianDX I suppose you have failed to understand the purpose of the ABF if your write such a statement..
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by bennevis @ Yesterday at 08:31 AM

As a student in my teens, I never had to memorize any piece for some eight years - i.e. doing all the ABRSM exams, under three different teachers. And no other piano student I knew then ever memorized either, except for one budding virtuoso (who even
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by scorpio @ Yesterday at 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By BrianDXAnne H: After some careful thought, please remove my entries from this list. Based on the difficulties of most of the pieces posted here, I can't in good conscience post my much simpler pieces. Thanks, Brian I agree wit
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Things Top Practicers Do Differently by Morodiene @ Yesterday at 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By Ataru074One little thing... The practice test wasn't in a controlled environment and, even if you lock the students in a room without a piano, there is no way to say if one student is thinking about porn, games, food, whatever or
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 1930 / 1940 Blüthner anyone? by joe80 @ Yesterday at 08:22 AM

PS where is this piano?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 1930 / 1940 Blüthner anyone? by joe80 @ Yesterday at 08:22 AM

Bellicapelli (do you have beautiful hair?), It is very rare for a piano to be worth something because it is old. You are right to say that it is a golden era historic piece, and it is a beautiful looking instrument, and it was made with the highest
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Aristocrat of the Slums (2012 recording) by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 08:18 AM

This recording of it on the Schimmel upright at Västerhaninge kyrka perhaps is too slow, yet somehow it does need to be expressed in a way that is more gritty and more emotionally grinding than back in 2008. Maybe with a grand piano's longer sustai
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Aristocrat of the Slums (2008 recording) by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 08:13 AM

This is a little music diary type composition. The images are a homage to the great chess player Wilhelm Steinitz who, despite his tremendous and profound vision, spent his entire life in poverty and died in tragic and unbefitting circumstances in
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Beauty & Hope in the 21st Century No. 8 by Michael Sayers @ Yesterday at 08:09 AM

That was wonderful to hear. Keep up the momentum of what you are doing with E.M.F . . . It is a bit funny to see "Beauty & Hope in the 21st Century" on the same page as "Preludio Funebre". A more extreme contrast would be d
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Has anyone regretted not spending more? by PhJ. @ Yesterday at 08:04 AM

Originally Posted By R_BModeling allows randomness of the relevant variables, I suggest that the number of combinations is comparable to that experienced on wooden pianos. I think far too much romantic emotion is tied up in the attachment to the pas
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