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Jump to new posts Re: Ritmuller Grand Pianos - Help! by Mike RSA @ 10/28/14 01:52 PM

Hi Kolorkeys, Yes, we do get both Kawai and Yamaha's here but they are considerably more expensive (2-3 times the price) and I don't believe 2-3 times the value. I have an option currently of paying equivalent of $9000 for a 30 (1984) year old Yamaha
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Sign-Up Thread by chopinoholic @ 10/28/14 01:48 PM

This is going to be one fat recital. It wil take hours to listen to all submissions. Better free up some evenings!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano Rankings by terminaldegree @ 10/28/14 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Todd-Davis Germain I like to remind lay shoppers of the following: Larry Fine has published a wonderfully valuable resource, but it's written from technicians' point of view. Piano techs are not professional pianists; piano make
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Uniphonophobia by A454.7 @ 10/28/14 01:43 PM

For those that insist there is only one true way to tune, did you ever bother to check that unison with the damper pedal engaged (e.g., as it would be used by a pianist in concert)? What about at different dynamics, with different intervals, and with
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Sign-Up Thread by Doritos Flavoured @ 10/28/14 01:40 PM

good thing this is for March/2015. guess on february I'll be hanging around "the traditional one month to recital" thread... :p can I pull both the Mozart and Schumann? I'm trying... it's hardship, but a pleasure... exciting to listen t
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: string wrap ratios by chernobieff @ 10/28/14 01:37 PM

Oleg just sent me the Fenner Bass string book. Good read so far. By the way, I have always depended on "Some thoughts on the design of Bass strings" by Richard M. Brown PTG Journal August 1998. I like the way he lays out a "map" t
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: the sound of unrestored Erards by Withindale @ 10/28/14 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Ed McMorrow, RPTOriginal Erards had very light, softer hammers than most modern pianos. Thank you, Ed and Max for confirming my supposition that softer/lighter hammers and softer steel go together. Dolge records a considerable
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Losing abilities to memorize.... by The Monkeys @ 10/28/14 01:29 PM

It seems my boy have suddenly lost his ability to memorize his pieces! It caught my attention that he made *full stops every time* if no one was there to turn the page for him. At first I didn't think it was a big deal, if he needs to turn th
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Uniphonophobia by A454.7 @ 10/28/14 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: GadzarSo, what do you recommend to not get sick of uniphonophobia and if one is already sick what can one do to heal? Having a calm, rational dialogue would be a start...
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Stage/Digital piano with string resonance? by David Farley @ 10/28/14 01:26 PM

According to your postings on the piano forum, you've just ordered a Yamaha C3X. What's the relationship between that acoustic and the digital you're considering? If you want something light for travel with string resonance, good action and a low pri
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Looking for schematics for a Kurzweil EG Mark IV by mM4albie @ 10/28/14 01:26 PM

Hi Everyone, I'm new to this forum. I recently aquired a Kurzweil EG Mark IV for free. Of coarse nothing comes for free. It had 2 problems. 1.) Intermittent signal to the amplifier which I was able to fix. 2.) Noisy and Distorted amplifier. Not fi
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Uniphonophobia by Cinnamonbear @ 10/28/14 01:23 PM

It's déjà vu all over again!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Vladimir Horowitz's Technique by rintincop @ 10/28/14 01:22 PM

How has flat fingers worked for me? It seems to put less constrict my tendons than my curled finger tech, thus less tendon soreness. I can wiggle flat fingers faster than curled fingers... But I am not used to playing scale runs flat, I have more fin
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Vladimir Horowitz's Technique by rintincop @ 10/28/14 01:21 PM

Horowitz interview (discusses his technique): http://nettheim.com/horowitz/horowitz32.html
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Vladimir Horowitz's Technique by phantomFive @ 10/28/14 01:17 PM

Originally Posted By: rintincopI have been retraining with the flat finger technique after many years of using the curled fingers tech. How has that worked for you?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Uniphonophobia by SMHaley @ 10/28/14 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Gadzar So, what do you recommend to not get sick of uniphonophobia and if one is already sick what can one do to heal? I believe the only cure is: megalomania noun delusions of control, grandeur, or importance.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: string wrap ratios by chernobieff @ 10/28/14 01:12 PM

I'm also going back and study some old 5'1" scales. Anyone out there have any small grand scales I could study? I would need Length, Diameters, in the bass- core and outer diameter. There must be someone out there besides myself that saves that
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Minimalism. by BruceD @ 10/28/14 01:11 PM

Reminds me of the only musical comedy for which Richard Rodgers wrote both the music and lyrics: "No Strings" ... and "... manque just le clavier..." "... only the keyboard is missing ..." nothing major there! chee
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: string wrap ratios by chernobieff @ 10/28/14 01:04 PM

Thank you William, This is for a piano I am designing. A 5'1" grand. I'll have to look into the Paulello wire, seems to be a lot of interest. I am changing the core to 51 most likely.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Uniphonophobia by Emmery @ 10/28/14 01:01 PM

Logorrhea Noun 1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. incessant or compulsive talkativeness 3. (medicine) excessive use of words Use as a noun... For lack of qualatitive words used to condone the tuning of an interval in any other me
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Vladimir Horowitz's Technique by rintincop @ 10/28/14 01:00 PM

I have been retraining with the flat finger technique after many years of using the curled fingers tech. I think that the technique I have been using has caused a friction in my tendons that has become inflammatory. Do I notice Horowitz frequent use
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Interpretation of Bach by beet31425 @ 10/28/14 12:59 PM

I cultivated the ability to endure repeats in my teenage years, listening to Schiff's recording of the Goldberg Variations. He repeats the A and B sections of every piece, including variation 25, including even the restatement of the Aria! Every so o
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Student cancelling last minute recital by bennevis @ 10/28/14 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: chasingrainbows As Nicolas said, and a very renowned former professor of mine, it seems a shame to play only for oneself. Why wouldn't we want to share our love for music with others? Does 'sharing our love for music' mean you
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano Rankings by joe80 @ 10/28/14 12:58 PM

I think this is a good idea, actually. It would be nice to have concert pianists reviewing the affordable end of the market. After all, these are the instruments that most people practise on - even concert pianists will often have a Yamaha C3 lurking
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha vs Roland vs Casio? by AnimistFvR @ 10/28/14 12:53 PM

The result doesn't end in a Steinway sound (I UNDERSTAND THAT NONE OF THEM ARE THE EXACCCCTTTT SAME.) for some reason to my ears.... Maybe I should listen to more of their sound? So Roland is essentially trying to make their samples EXACTLY like a St
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