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Jump to new posts Re: Piano Exam Group by earlofmar @ 02/24/17 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By sara elizabethMy teacher has suggested that I do my grade 3 exam either in June or August. Of course it is up to me whether I want to take the exam at all. What value have you guys found in preparing for the exam? I'm worried abo
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I'm having an affair with the piano by ClsscLib @ 02/24/17 09:31 PM

Know what you mean. I had played double bass pretty seriously (with some interruptions) for almost 45 years before taking up piano for the first time five years ago. Instantly smitten. Bass now just sits jealously in the corner...
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai GL50 versus Yamaha C3X by itchycuticles @ 02/24/17 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By ando I find this post to be rather condescending. You suggest that people who prefer the CX are basing it on superficial early impressions, but people who really think deeply about it will prefer the GX. This is purely your own t
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Conover Model 77 Options by ClsscLib @ 02/24/17 09:23 PM

Photos,please! Congratulations on the acquisition.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Teaching special needs kids by hello my name is @ 02/24/17 09:10 PM

Can I resurrect this thread? I am going to be teaching an autistic girl starting tomorrow. I do have some experience with autism since I work as a SLPA as well, but of course every individual is different. Experiences, anyone?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix by Miguel Rey @ 02/24/17 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By 8 OctavesOh, I think it looks like spruce from the top and carbon fiber from the bottom (scroll down to gallery at the bottom of page): http://www.phoenixpianos.co.uk/a170/ Oh, got my answer. In the description, it says, "
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mechanical problems with tangents by Sverre @ 02/24/17 08:34 PM

Thank you P W Grey and daniokeeper. This was quite advanced for me. I understand a professional probably has to do this. But I hope little things like a replacement of a spring, or an adjustment of parts slightly out of place, can be done by the one
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mechanical problems with tangents by daniokeeper @ 02/24/17 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By P W GreySverre, There are a number possible causes for this: 1) Jack spring weak or broken 2) Capstan on key set too high 3) Backcheck set too far away 4) Tight bushing on Jack 5) Key front heavy 6) Any combination of the above
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix by 8 Octaves @ 02/24/17 08:13 PM

Oh, I think it looks like spruce from the top and carbon fiber from the bottom (scroll down to gallery at the bottom of page): http://www.phoenixpianos.co.uk/a170/ Oh, got my answer. In the description, it says, "cabon fiber soundboard faced w
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: RD-2000 or CP4? by Macsaint777 @ 02/24/17 08:13 PM

I'm not saying that you can't get a decent idea of how something sounds using YouTube or Soundcloud, but it will sound different with good headphones or through a good outboard system, simply because the compression inherent in both of those services
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The correct way to learn? by Qazsedcft @ 02/24/17 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By PeakskiIt's interesting what you say about being able to learn notes and timing from self-teaching, but not artistry and intricacy. That implies that I don't know what actually sounds good to my own ear. But I think that's the
Piano Forum
Glad to hear that you're having the action replaced! Hope it turns out well. Be careful with that Baldwin...you may fall in love with it!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mechanical problems with tangents by P W Grey @ 02/24/17 08:04 PM

Sverre, There are a number possible causes for this: 1) Jack spring weak or broken 2) Capstan on key set too high 3) Backcheck set too far away 4) Tight bushing on Jack 5) Key front heavy 6) Any combination of the above 7) Something else Quite d
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I'm happy too. At first I had the piano on my desk (which had a thick cloth on) and the speakersound wasn't good, then my pianostand arrived and wow that was a BIG improvement. I later found there is an option in the settings to tell the piano it's
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Conover Model 77 Options by Rich D. @ 02/24/17 07:55 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Conover 77 very similar to a Mason Hamlin A. Only came across one that was rebuilt many years ago and it played and sounded very nice. As has been said first have a tech do an evaluation of the instrument to
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Pure 5ths Temperament? by P W Grey @ 02/24/17 07:54 PM

Well, here's the deal: As far as I know, none of us professional tuners would dare tune much of anything other than standard equal temperament UNLESS a client specifically asked for, or through discussion with got interested in, something else such a
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Jump to new posts Re: Nice Video - kudos to PianoCraft by Retsacnal @ 02/24/17 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By Keith D Kerman I think the adjoining grounds are pretty spectacular when in bloom especially! Definitely! There are number of neat little places around town, and this is definitely one of them. 😃
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Slow hammers by Blues beater @ 02/24/17 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By Ahmedn1I was away for more than a year and I came back home and started to tune and repair my upright piano. The problem I'm having now is some of the hammers are either not coming back down or returning slowly. I have one of
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Slow hammers by Ahmedn1 @ 02/24/17 07:50 PM

It is an old German upright piano
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kids and all their activities by Candywoman @ 02/24/17 07:50 PM

keystring: naturally kids should be able to spend some time as they wish. It's a matter of amount. I do have students who spend many nights and weekend afternoons playing soccer, Saranoya. I can't add it up, but it's an awful lot. In answer to keys
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix by Miguel Rey @ 02/24/17 07:49 PM

You can also opt for spruce soundboard if you want.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix by 8 Octaves @ 02/24/17 07:43 PM

Thanks Keith. Is this what the Phoenix carbon fiber soundboard looks like? (brief glances starting at 1 min mark) It looks very similar to spruce.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway Model M by Retsacnal @ 02/24/17 07:38 PM

Do you mean how much it cost in '68? Or how much one is worth now in original condition?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai GL50 versus Yamaha C3X by 8 Octaves @ 02/24/17 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By andoI find this post to be rather condescending.... The CX is a fine instrument, the GX is also a fine instrument - neither of them has more depth or expressiveness than the other. Hooray! Finally, somebody speaking sense.
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By trigalg693No, I didn't. 30% off 40k does not get you to 25k, the dealer was moving many units, and is still a Schimmel dealer to this day. In fact a family friend purchased that exact model from the same dealer not long after we
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