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Jump to new posts Re: Schubert concert tune by Ed Foote @ Yesterday at 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverus There are some very highly regarded techs who told me they think all of these historical or other kinds of tunings are mostly BS. In the case of "Grand Obsession" the author is at best an intermediate pi
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is it necessary a classic base to play virtuosic jazz ? by Mark Polishook @ Yesterday at 07:53 PM

Technique was always part of lessons I had with the jazz pianists with whom I studiedľand I was fortunate to have studied with some extraordinary ones. And great jazz pianists definitely bring great sound and tone to their art: Bill Evans, Art Tatum,
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: How can a classical pianist learn piano jazz? by Music Me @ Yesterday at 07:52 PM

Sometimes I think we are chasing our tails. I, too, am classically trained and love jazz. For years I have done everything just about all of you suggest: Transcribing, playing along with tunes I love, purchasing all the well known jazz piano teachi
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas by DoelKees @ Yesterday at 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: A443Thank you DoelKees, that is an effective means of moving forward ----> Yes: I claim that it is possible to return the tension of any given string to within 0.1 cent of where it is intended to be by the tuner. No: I do n
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: taking lessons on a very heavy grand. is it time to upgrade? by Charles Cohen @ Yesterday at 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: littlebirdblueIf I made it sound like it's a clumsy piano then I must have expressed myself rather poorly. Her advanced students play beautifully on it, including very challenging Chopin etudes so it's not the piano or the teach
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players by Riddler @ Yesterday at 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark Polishook.. Also 'The Duke Ellington Reader' is a great book! ... Yes, I happen to have that one, too, though I have only done sporadic reading in it. Ed
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: Tim R Stinnett In my view, Chopin's notes are sacrosanct, but the fingerings are not sacrosanct. This is why Chopin himself wrote in different fingerings, comments, and even alternate notes for passages from student to student.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players by Riddler @ Yesterday at 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: indigo_dave.. Duke ran his business like a family and his family like a business. ... Well said!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The Steinway S in 1936 by harpon @ Yesterday at 07:23 PM

I'll take two.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Themed recital: Suites by MarkH @ Yesterday at 07:23 PM

To add a minority opinion, I'm not going to play the repeats of my English suite. I think it's ideal to play Bach suites with repeats and with the repeated sections highly elaborated (Jeffrey Biegel and Vladimir Feltsman do this very well). I perso
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By: bennevis"Physically, there's a vast amount that's different, because the keys (on a modern grand) are wider, they go down more deeply, and the resistance is almost double, and so it's much more athletic to play on a Steinwa
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: October Piano Bar by Riddler @ Yesterday at 07:19 PM

Ladypayne, Very spirited, with lots of variety and lots of pizzazz in your arrangement. Well done. Piano primo, love that song! Interesting sound, well done. It is fun to have ways of getting such different sounds out of a piano. My piece this mon
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Octave Sizes by alfredo capurso @ Yesterday at 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark Cerisano, RPTHello Alfredo, Thanks for posting. Some of your comments, however, are somewhat beyond my understanding. May I ask you to expand. Many times, when others have done this, and there is validity in their approac
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas by That Tooner @ Yesterday at 07:10 PM

Can you make a video of that?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I've played on a Pleyel and an Erard of Chopin's (and early Liszt's) time - c1840. The most noticeable immediate difference is not so much the narrower keys, or even the lighter key weight, but the shallower key action, which makes it easier to play
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: page-turning for tablets by LXXXVIIIdentes @ Yesterday at 07:09 PM

A foot pedal is easier to use than turning paper pages. You time/plan where you turn, just as you would if turning a paper page. It's only a problem if you are doing sostenuto and una corda pedalling at that point - which is not a common requiremen
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Educating Lucas by A443 @ Yesterday at 06:56 PM

Thank you DoelKees, that is an effective means of moving forward ----> Yes: I claim that it is possible to return the tension of any given string to within 0.1 cent of where it is intended to be by the tuner. No: I do not claim that any resoluti
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mystery Steinway Grand by Markarian @ Yesterday at 06:53 PM

D1412 is Steinway's internal case number, which helps them keep track of a piano before it receives its serial number, but they only get used once every 26 years so there's a god chance you can call Astoria and get the actual serial number and origin
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Magnesium Protects Against Hearing Loss by DavidWB @ Yesterday at 06:50 PM

Always best to get nutrients from foods when possible, but it may not be easy to get sufficient magnesium from dietary sources alone. One "problem" with the list, Dan: Dark Chocolate should be #1 ! I'm getting off the subject here, but i
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by 8 Octaves @ Yesterday at 06:47 PM

That's so true JimF. The other day, my teacher said, "on measure 99, you're not playing it right ..." I stopped her. What do you mean measure 99? I didn't realize there are so many measures in this thing! Yeah it sneaks up on you. Rela
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I wonder if this is the reason why Chopin's Etudes sometimes seem unplayable in terms of the wide jumps and interval stretches; perhaps these "awkward" passages felt completely natural to Chopin; since the keys on his pleyel were so much na
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Be here Monday- my first piano in 6 years! by harpon @ Yesterday at 06:44 PM

I seem to possibly be getting good result building up some glue at the top of the wooden jack- I can get it on easily a coat at a time with a paint brush, and jiggle it to make sure it won't stick to the felt at the back- I'm waiting for it to dry t
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Vice grip needle nose threaded bolt dimensions by Emmery @ Yesterday at 06:42 PM

It is likely a 5/16" X 18 thread on that. Typically the outside diameter can be up to .005" less than the nominal .312". .305" falls right between 7 and 8 mm so I'm sure its not metric.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
The wider keys are a bonus. I say go even wider! But honestly a lot of music has been composed on the "modern grand" piano. But just as the fortepiano was supplanted by the grand piano, the grand piano at some point will be supplanted as
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: alansDo you always memorize your pieces and do you find this difficult? I've never memorized my music and I don't even know how to go about it. It is a great deal of work though and a big committment, but I think it's really wo
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