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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Vintage Steinway Upright regulation problem. by Steve Senseney @ 02/28/15 11:26 AM

Time for an update. And a thank you for the advice which was given. The multiple issues I was having were corrected by better regulation. To explain in better detail-- I was noting that the action was heavy, the upper range of notes did not seem
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
As I now withdraw my tongue from my cheek... In all seriousness, adding a bit of cabinet boom (for want of a better term) is trivial. Known resonant frequencies, known notes, vibrations and harmonics that excite the cavity, etc. (please ignore double
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by jotur @ 02/28/15 11:23 AM

Anita - when I first started back to piano 20 years ago I played "oom pah" with a Scottish band and the fiddles played the melody. Later the band expanded to contra dances and we played many, many Irish traditional tunes. I still played &qu
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Moving a digital grand across country by guyl @ 02/28/15 11:23 AM

It only needs the precautions that you would need to take with any other electronic device such as a TV, etc. Mainly, avoid it getting wet in any way or in situations where condensation my harm the electronics. Other than that, pack it to avoid scrat
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Sand TigerSome relaxation tips might help. Ask for a minute to center yourself. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Adjust the bench. Lightly touch the keys. Hum or audiate the piece you are about to play, either that or a "
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by Sand Tiger @ 02/28/15 11:19 AM

At the church coffee house a 90-year old pianist plays a duet with her son. She needs a walker and a cane to get up to the bench, but her mind and voice are still clear as she announces the pieces, and playing still very good. Her son started learnin
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: N1 adding external speakers by Saskatuner @ 02/28/15 11:07 AM

Yes indeed, as Kawai James pointed out, I should maybe not be too judgey about the VPC1 having never had the opportunity to play one. Long & McQuade will order one for me, at a decent price too, but it wouldn't give me a chance to try it out fir
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: USB Audio interface for digital piano recording by WeeFeeri @ 02/28/15 11:06 AM

okay, thanks for the advices and replies.
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By pianoman9 If that's actually you in the video, what are you doing counting 1, 2, 3, 4? The tempo and pulse of rhythm - two different parameters that must not be confused.
Pianist Corner
Pianoman9, it's great that you're discovering all these fine performances and I appreciate your enthusiasm but this is now beginning to border on spamming.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What can I do to eliminate "Pupil/Master" fear? by Sand Tiger @ 02/28/15 10:58 AM

Some relaxation tips might help. Ask for a minute to center yourself. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Adjust the bench. Lightly touch the keys. Hum or audiate the piece you are about to play, either that or a "safe" song or tune that b
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Very basic question regarding Vogels als Prophet by jeffreyjones @ 02/28/15 10:58 AM

As I recall, both Casadesus and Richter played the figure as if it was a triplet.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: We Have to Teach These Kids to COUNT BEATS!!!!!! by pianoman9 @ 02/28/15 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By NahumOriginally Posted By pianoman9 They are still counting beats in that video! So, your point is? Grandson and myself. In fact of the matter is that there is no counting, but creating a sense of pulse. Regular counting for
Pianist Corner
Just phenomenal playing from an 18 year old! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo82ipPkTRY And of course, what more can anyone say about the great Chopin? The Andante Spianato is a fantastically beautiful piece of music. I don't think anyone's g
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: USB Audio interface for digital piano recording by ElmerJFudd @ 02/28/15 10:46 AM

Hey, Reiner. Your audio quality is not poor at all. The volume is quite good and normalization has not raised up any additional noise, at least none worth complaining about. I don't think the Roland conversion box is going to give you anything mu
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By earlofmarATOW - not sure, my teacher is trying to talk me into to starting a grade 7 piece and I am resisting. Oh how the tide has turned. Well??? Are you going to do it? What is the piece? (Yes, it is an AOTW, so congratu
Adult Beginners Forum
I do think you need a change of teacher. You need a good looking one. Then, if you get your head chewed off after a mistake or three, it`ll put a smile on your face . .
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By pianoman9 They are still counting beats in that video! So, your point is? Grandson and myself. In fact of the matter is that there is no counting, but creating a sense of pulse. Regular counting for this is not suitable - it
Adult Beginners Forum
Tony, you have lots of company. Like most things when it comes to piano, it gets better with practice. It might not ever go away completely, but after awhile it becomes a familiar companion and you learn to work around it. P.S. I'm assuming a go
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway hammer rest cushions by Chris Warren @ 02/28/15 10:25 AM

Hi Ed, The shanks are the usual 5mm or so above the felts, but when you release the keys, the hammers bounce on the felts. My technician commented that he thought they were harder than usually found on an original Steinway, so hence my question...
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Yuja Wang plays Scriabin by pianoman9 @ 02/28/15 10:19 AM

Gorgeous legs, and gorgeous playing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHO4Ucw9zL4 She's definitely one the greatest piano players in the world at the moment. I'd marry her in 2 seconds! But more credit should be given to composers than to i
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An una corda problem by rXd @ 02/28/15 10:00 AM

There are no mechanical stopping points but the whole mivent is a simple continuum from tre corda to due corda. One of my pleasures is to listen to a pianist as they acquaint themselves with a piano that they don't know. As they find the different
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Warning: Explicit Image by Rich Galassini @ 02/28/15 09:59 AM

Originally Posted By krikorikIt can happen to anyone http://www.company7.com/bosendorfer/april2007_275drop.html yes I remember that day without even clicking on the link. That was a hot topic here for a while, of course. As I recall, Bosendorfer
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Daily report / Inspiring each other by TonyB @ 02/28/15 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By Agfinguy Tony, I took your advice and got me a Yamaha YPT-240 - it's nothing fancy but serves the purpose.. and now I can practice early in the morning and not wake anyone up. Agfinguy, Sounds like a great idea! That is a 6
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: We Have to Teach These Kids to COUNT BEATS!!!!!! by pianoman9 @ 02/28/15 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By NahumOriginally Posted By pianoman9 How can you feel a beat if you are not counting beats yourself? That's the way, through prosody the rhythm: They are still counting beats in that video! So, your point is? Ag
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