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Jump to new posts Re: Tight Key ?? by BDB @ Today at 11:39 AM

Lifting the keys can cause the balance rail holes to elongate. There is binding happening. That is why there is resistance as they are lifted. When we lift keys, we lift as straight up as possible. If you are lifting from the front of the key, you a
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Hi! Thank you for the response. Yes, it makes sense. It is good there are so many people willing to share and give some pieces of advice.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Thanks Peter! I think this is a question of taste ... especially when it comes to the effects. In Russia I had this old upright German piano Pfeifer's Capella, I liked it a lot. Soft touch and nice vintage sound. Now I moved and I gotta get myself
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Opinions on Roland F130R by Jay Roland @ Today at 11:35 AM

Anything you specifically want to know about the pedaling system? Please ask. Jay
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Questioning the Wisdom of Heavy Actions by toddy @ Today at 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: jtsnI have a Yamaha NP-31 "graded" keyboard. The spring action requires a force of about 85 grams on the outer edges of the white keys in the lowest octave. I injured my left pinky with this thing. So much for "he
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by CarlosCC @ Today at 11:33 AM

That's great WiseBuff, congratulations! Sometimes I find a piano with a sign saying "Do not touch"... It's the stupidest thing on earth. If we can't "touch" it why they put the piano in a public place??? Anyway, I don't care abo
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Some interesting finds in a museum visit today! by LarryShone @ Today at 11:32 AM

Originally Posted By: AnnitenthNone of these photos came up for me...just a little red X in the upper lefthand corner. Weird. Try this http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dawnrider/library/?sort=3&src=wap&page=1 Or http://smg.photobucket.com
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Hey Scott. Thanks for the reply! Nice and clear again. Here is that review that I looked up for the p105 http://bestdigitalpianoguides.com/yamaha-p105-digital-piano-review/ I think I am going to try this one in the store if I find it and if it sound
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts P80 for 150 by LarryShone @ Today at 11:26 AM

Sounds a good deal, but is it a good un? How old is the Yamaha P80? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-Upright-Electronic-Piano-P80-/321475458730?_trksid=p2054897.l5667
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: teaching in a studio vs independently from home by John v.d.Brook @ Today at 11:16 AM

Gary, if only life were so uncomplicated. It's probably not considered "involuntary" if you voluntarily signed the employment contract. As for quitting, the employer has reasonable expectations and expenses based on hiring you, so has the
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Meaning of Perfect Fith in music theory by prout @ Today at 11:08 AM

I vote Quinte for P5 and quinte juste for a beatless fifth. Quinte juste, it rolls off the tongue.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Meaning of Perfect Fith in music theory by A443 @ Today at 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: keystringI've seen in the English speaking world, so English terminology, that different regions, and also different schools and systems, will use varying terminology. Also there is a difference between what musicians will use,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Something (Anything) Other Than ET by Jon Page @ Today at 11:02 AM

Maybe you would have the same critique of the tuning if it were an attempt at ET. Piano quality and hammer technique for stability has to be factored in. Then there's always one's personal preference for or having been conditioned to ET, the later is
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Questioning the Wisdom of Heavy Actions by jtsn @ Today at 11:01 AM

I have a Yamaha NP-31 "graded" keyboard. The spring action requires a force of about 85 grams on the outer edges of the white keys in the lowest octave. I injured my left pinky with this thing. So much for "heavy" actions on digit
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Something (Anything) Other Than ET by gynnis @ Today at 11:00 AM

Look at Owen H Jorgensen's 1991 book "Tuning". It is full of 18th and 19th century temperaments.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Learning progress by Morodiene @ Today at 10:56 AM

Is it a competition or a festival - something that is judged, but any student can advance to "state" or another level, or no advancement at all, just judge comments? The word competition can encompass many different things, and so it's hard
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What makes crisp clear tone? by prout @ Today at 10:55 AM

When I practice with the lid completely closed (music desk on top of closed lid) I hear the difference in attack/hold/decay/sustain/sizzle, etc. much more easily, as the upper partials are reduced. Does anyone ever do string levelling, voicing with
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Meaning of Perfect Fith in music theory by Olek @ Today at 10:52 AM

You also could use : The sleepy 5th The dangerous 5th The acrobatic 5th The hyperactive 5th The Ill 5th. The deceased 5th
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Meaning of Perfect Fith in music theory by Olek @ Today at 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: GadzarFor what I understand, "Perfect" is a reminiscence of the old days, when it was used for intervals in fact pure, beatless, perfectly harmonious. Today, the word "perfect" is used only to differentiate
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Questioning the Wisdom of Heavy Actions by ando @ Today at 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: dire tonic There was one item which got me thinking about the possibly negative trade-off of a long-key DP (GF action?). While you get the better uniformity of leverage along the key length you also have a higher inertial mass.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: briansaddlebackI'm sure there is some level of bias in all competitions , people aren't perfect but no one is out there to maliciously fix the competitions. This is stated from someone who didn't win much and using a very small
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning a piano lower than standard pitch by gynnis @ Today at 10:43 AM

I did notice that raising the pitch from 438 to 440 on my Seiler improved the decay time. It doesn't sound so dry.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Something (Anything) Other Than ET by Olek @ Today at 10:39 AM

That is incredible to take example on tuners that never tune without a box. How can you be confident in its listening ability and musical taste? If only he is a pianist may be he can test by himself and get some conclusions. I cannot be confident
Piano Forum
Thank you all for responses so far -- very helpful! wimpiano, here is a link to the piano with pictures: http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msd/4589037180.html
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Meaning of Perfect Fith in music theory by ando @ Today at 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: GadzarFor what I understand, "Perfect" is a reminiscence of the old days, when it was used for intervals in fact pure, beatless, perfectly harmonious. Today, the word "perfect" is used only to differentiate
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