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Originally Posted By YadielOmar...but what can I do with these certifications?Well what is it that you want to do with them? Do you want to study and learn more? Is there some job or position you're interested in which requires such qualifications?
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By pianoman9[...]It's pure and simple ageism. Even if a 30 y.o. Lang Lang can blow away someone in their 50's, there are very few older students who would allow a younger player to teach them. Most people's ego forbids them from
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to assess difficulty of a song? by headbirth @ Today at 01:46 AM

Originally Posted By keystringWhen I saw the subject line, I did not expect the kinds of things that I saw in the first posts. "Beats per minute" = assessing difficulty of a piece? "Grade level" = difficulty? No, you look at it
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By ezpiano.orgThe best way to keep track, in my opinion, would be asking famous method book publishers such as Piano Adventure, Piano Pronto or Piano Town how many of Level 1 books they sell each year and how many Level 2, 3, 4, 5 b
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Inexperienced pianists by Tunerjoe @ Today at 01:32 AM

Perhaps its because there might be the possibility a 4 y/o like this one shows up and bests them... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omuYi2Vhgjo
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Studying Mozart "Fantasy in d minor" (K.397) by griffin2417 @ Today at 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By zrtf90I've already highlighted these measures and 41-43 as being the hardest in the piece so it's not just you regardless of participation here. Can you identify exactly where you're falling over? I had a difficulty with M26 go
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Baldwin SD-10 and WN&G Action questions by Steve Peterson @ Today at 01:20 AM

Thanks to both of you for your responses. They were very helpful. Steve
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by AZNpiano @ Today at 01:09 AM

Originally Posted By Gary D. But you just said that the biggest problem is reading. If you put a big emphasis on performing, from memory, do you not see that that might be part of what stops them from building really fluent reading skills? Why not
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by Molto lombardo @ Today at 01:08 AM

We are talking about mostly small kids and preteens, who play in student recitals and exams. Most of them quit playing before they hit 15. Only very few, or if none of them will eventually become as a professional musician. Nyt Gary D., I got your
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Jump to new posts Re: My "new" golden age M&H by Cassia @ Today at 01:02 AM

Thanks for the well wishes! There really is something special about these old Mason & Hamlin's, people seem to connect with them on a profound level. My last piano teacher (years ago now) had an old M&H that his parents bought when he was a
Piano Teachers Forum
Well a bit of a background, I've been playing piano since 7, I started as a church pianist, I've have also played professionally. I've been teaching for the past 10 years and I've even had students get in to the local conservatory. Even though I pass
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Anna Magdalena Bach seems like a good choice to me. I also like Bartok's Mikrokosmos and Schummann's Album for the Young (the less complex pieces). I'm not a teacher though, so this is strictly from a student's perspective.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Why don't DPs have more historical keyboard sounds? by Dave Weiser @ Today at 12:18 AM

If there are specific types of sounds y'all would like to see included in keyboard sound sets, be sure to contact manufacturers or their representatives and let them know. Most companies (or their distributor in each country) has a sales@xxxx email a
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By pavanne1Harpsichordists traditionally use the score. So do accompanists, and most other instrumentalists. I usually don't have a problem getting my students to memorize. The biggest problem is reading. I do require my students to
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by BDB @ Today at 12:15 AM

I have not been able to understand what this whole topic is supposed to be about, and Mark's explanations just make it worse. All I hear in the recordings are notes which are more or less tuned.
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By ChrisKeysOriginally Posted By nhpianosThe recording quality isn't quite as good, and there are a lot more mistakes <g>, but I think it's the best of the WoO sets, hands down. Beethoven 24 Variations on "Venni Amore&
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ Yesterday at 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By UnrightToonerMark, never mind. It's a tar baby. Hi Jeff, Tar baby (had to look it up): a difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it. So I'm wondering what this applies to since you wrote it after Chris'
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Help with best octave sizes by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ Yesterday at 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By Chris StorchOriginally Posted By Mark Cerisano, RPTF3A3=F3A4 and A3C4=C4A4, then A3A4 is a pure 4:2/pure6:3, I'm sorry to say that this occurrence is outside the realm of my experience in aurally tuning octaves within the midran
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Keyboard Classics - "Is Your Soundboard Healthy?" by WhoDwaldi @ Yesterday at 11:19 PM

While you've got the piano on its back, time to wedge an automotive suspension spring against a flat board! Voila, tone restored. ;-)
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: any moving tips to be aware of? by Goomer Piles @ Yesterday at 11:19 PM

Unfortunately, 'professional piano movers' aren't always what they claim (to say the least). Also, a likely scenario is a team of three movers where, for example, one of them knows his stuff and the other two are rookies. Two things to be certain o
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By Almaviva How did you know? I applied my keen eye and comprehensive knowledge of the German alphabet, acquired and honed over many years, ........ to the printing on the fallboard. Larry.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai MP series Piano sample SOUND question by OneWatt @ Yesterday at 10:51 PM

Originally Posted By SavanteOriginally Posted By anotherscottI don't get all the fuss about the MP7 having "only" one 88-key sampled piano.... This really seems like a complete non-issue to me. I agree with you completely, anotherscott, ab
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Kinds of recital programs by WhoDwaldi @ Yesterday at 10:51 PM

Anton Rubinstein gave a series of "History Lesson" recitals. https://books.google.com/books?id=kQDXAQ...als&f=false
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Vince Grantano by Rich Galassini @ Yesterday at 10:48 PM

Hey all, I was going through some old photos and articles and I found this one. No I did not cut it out because I was 9 years old at the time. Vince gave it to me. It was written in 1974. I miss the old guy.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to assess difficulty of a song? by malkin @ Yesterday at 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By ArngrOriginally Posted By malkinOriginally Posted By Arngr Are there other quick ways of getting an indication of what the difficulty of a song is. You could try playing it. When asking for a quick way, it's implicit that it
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