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Jump to new posts Re: String levelling issue? by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ Today at 10:22 AM

Making vertical bends in piano wire to bring a string level with the others in the unison is a standard procedure in tone-regulation. On a grand, it is usually done after making sure all the hammer shanks are traveling vertically, the hammers are app
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Jump to new posts Re: Questions about first grand piano purchase by carojm36 @ Today at 10:18 AM

This is funny. I was recently at ABF wondering if the heavier touch on my old Kawai wasn't interfering with my progress after a year of diligent practice..there I was told it was a technique problem. Here, it's the piano "fighting" th
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts a well written write up on Sviatoslav Richter at N.P.R. by Michael Sayers @ Today at 10:14 AM

Hi Everyone, I found this well written write up on Sviatoslav Richter, and from back in March of this year, at the N.P.R. website. http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecad...-the-earth-move
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: a recently designed 9 8 grand piano by Michael Sayers @ Today at 10:10 AM

You wouldn't want to play it fortissimo!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: help choosing a piano for under $500 by Jeff Clef @ Today at 10:10 AM

The opinion that will be most useful to you would be that of the piano tech you send to inspect the candidate instrument[s]. Try http://ptg.org to find one in the area. In the case of the Samick white, the description suggests that an existing tech k
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Possible repin and restring of a coastal grand piano by Mark Davis @ Today at 10:09 AM

I need to quote on a repin and restring of a grand piano (Yamaha), which has very rusty tuning pins and strings. This piano is approximately 50 years old and is in a school hall down at the coast. My initial quote was for servicing the mechanism,
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts a newly unveiled Paderewski monument in Poland by Michael Sayers @ Today at 10:07 AM

Hi Everyone, The unveiling was May 7 of this year. I tried to find a photo of it online that is more detailed than the one with the article. http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/20596...riot-Paderewski
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Jump to new posts Re: And so the search begins... by Caine @ Today at 10:04 AM

Thank you for the kind offer, Markarian! Also, if you have any suggestions for dealers to avoid or to especially consider, please shoot me a private message (or post if you think appropriate). Thanks
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: help choosing a piano for under $500 by S. Phillips @ Today at 10:03 AM

Check out the Baldwin. Don't even consider the Samick. For that kind of money if the strings aren't rusty you can't miss with a 20 year old Baldwin.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to perform right the first time by Hakki @ Today at 10:02 AM

Batuhan, this is very common around students (playing perfectly at home, but not in lessons or in public). All of your concerns and solutions are addressed in a few articles in the books which I gave links at the Accuracy thread.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 2015 ABF Survey by Stubbie @ Today at 09:53 AM

Well, I see Monica K hasn't taken the survey yet.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Question about rd700nx CONTROL light by ZeroZero @ Today at 09:53 AM

I am trying to delve deeper into this machine but I find the manual is not clear enough for a musician (rather than techy). Does anyone understand the CONTROL light please? This light is situated above the layer level light to the left of the main
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Casio PX-150 recording by Cue Zephyr @ Today at 09:48 AM

Sounds amazing! Great playing too. I know that may not sound like that much coming from a not-yet piano player but I like it a lot. I've been looking at everything from the PX-150 up to and including the PX-5S mostly because almost everybody swears
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By malkinTo flog the cooking analogy one more time, the chef instructor could say: "Let's have a look at the Jambalaya recipe. We'll chop up these vegetables and but them on a slow simmer and start making chicken stock. Mean
Adult Beginners Forum
Would said ditty be an improvisation or something like a pop song ? I would be willing to try. ...but it has to be pretty simple indeed!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 38 --- General Discussion Room by Albunea @ Today at 09:42 AM

I like your song, Russ. So nice! Richard (rft90), yours is a pleasure to listen to.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Hamelin's Paganini Variations - Musical Quotes by Orange Soda King @ Today at 09:41 AM

Marc-Andre Hamelin's humorous and over-the-top "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" quotes several other pieces. I know a few of them, but I don't know all the quotes, so I was wondering if you could help me find others! Spoiler Content
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Jump to new posts Re: How to perform right the first time by Batuhan @ Today at 09:41 AM

Originally Posted By HakkiThe idea is that you have ONLY ONE chance to PERFORM a piece properly. Whereas, while practicing you repeat as necessary as it takes to achieve a playing without mistakes. Even if you can play a piece without mistakes at o
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A question about sharps and flats by Stubbie @ Today at 09:41 AM

It's all about the mathematics of frequency (sound wavelength) relationships. A good discussion of different temperaments can be found in Philip Ball's The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can' Do Without It. The entire book is an interes
Adult Beginners Forum
dire tonic, this game looks too advanced for many of us Have a look at the survey, lots of absolute beginners. And we have not learnt to record yet, and it's not a priority. Anyhow, I'll be following it! But maybe you can make it a more basic game
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to perform right the first time by Hakki @ Today at 09:35 AM

The idea is that you have ONLY ONE chance to PERFORM a piece properly. Whereas, while practicing you repeat as necessary as it takes to achieve a playing without mistakes. Even if you can play a piece without mistakes at one of the takes during pra
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: John Thompson's Modern Course by Albunea @ Today at 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By TheGift I'm trying to take it slow and I am resisting the urge to color in the pictures! Hahaha
Adult Beginners Forum
To flog the cooking analogy one more time, the chef instructor could say: "Let's have a look at the Jambalaya recipe. We'll chop up these vegetables and but them on a slow simmer and start making chicken stock. Meanwhile, you've already told
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to perform right the first time by Batuhan @ Today at 09:13 AM

Originally Posted By HakkiSorry for not mentioning, but here it is assumed that the student has already thoroughly practiced the piece and thinks that now the piece is ready for performance. This suggestion describes how to PERFORM such a piece (co
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano song from my youth by prody @ Today at 09:10 AM

I tried, but could not get it done. Need some more practice. Wow, 300 seconds cooldown. I also tried musipedia previously, without success. I did the melody on vocaroo: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1uY7BzGjAJT I heard the song about 30 years ago. Than
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a well written write up on Sviatoslav Richter at N.P.R.
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