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Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why is Alkan so underrated? by BruceD @ 07/26/16 01:02 AM

Originally Posted By Orange Soda King[...] Also which piece(s) did Joel post? I can't view YouTube here. He posted the Marche Triomphale, Op. 27, a real pot-boiler of non-melodic right-hand octave (scale) passages, accompanied by left hand oom-pah,
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Jump to new posts Re: Schimmel W180 || Yamaha C2X by Cassia @ 07/26/16 12:50 AM

In my recent search, I was looking at both a Schimmel SP182 and a C2X. The 182 was larger, and I think objectively a nicer piano, but there was something about it (I don't know what) that made me pass on it. The C2X grabbed me immediately and is what
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why is Alkan so underrated? by Orange Soda King @ 07/26/16 12:47 AM

Originally Posted By DrewBoneI don't know about other people's reasoning for not caring for Alkan, but listening to his music gives me a headache. Why? Because in my opinion, his music is not often melodic and more often an intricately complex and ab
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: OT- colour scheme for the wall behind a piano by PhilipInChina @ 07/26/16 12:44 AM

Being the ballroom there will be very little furniture in there. I am hoping the effect will be gradual and not show as a series of stripes. What I want to do is do successive stripes, each the width of my paint roller, each increment mixing in enou
Adult Beginners Forum
26 July 2016 Hi there, This week I was lurking around in a music-library and found Sieben Sonaten of Johann Joseph Fux for organ/cembalo. I took the book to scan but it didn't work.....I went to an employee and asked why I could not lend this book,
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By YevaPianoperformance, she doesn't seem to like it when I ask her questions, which is a red flag for me. ] Absolutely. No questions is a poor way to teach infants, but it's an atrocious way to teach adults. Constructing understan
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Jump to new posts Re: Is this a good price for a used Steinway Model M? by Nelson Muntz @ 07/26/16 12:13 AM

Ed Foote speaks nothing but truth on that one.
Adult Beginners Forum
I don't think you'll find a midi. One of the main reasons people use the book is to learn to read sheet music. There's plenty of examples of youtube if you want to hear what any song is meant to sound like.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? by Ralphiano @ 07/25/16 11:49 PM

Originally Posted By Music Me At the age of ten, I got an electric guitar for Christmas, my twin sister got the Emenee Electric Piano Organ Lovely story, and a nice memory for me! Do you remember the Emenee jingle? "Jumpin' Jimminy, it's by
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Jump to new posts Re: Test-driving/playing pianos by Arghhh @ 07/25/16 11:47 PM

Here's my attempt to narrow down the list of pianos I tried: - new Shigeru Kawai SK-3 or 5 - used Bosendorfer 225 (if the treble issues are fixable) - Grotrian (not sure because not enough time on it, and is also the most expensive) - new Estonia 190
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Experiences with the Yamaha Arius 163? by Kawai James @ 07/25/16 11:47 PM

Great shot!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Damper Lift Rod? Problems by Chris Leslie @ 07/25/16 11:39 PM

Yes it most probably can be easily adjusted when you get the piano tuned.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why is Alkan so underrated? by ChopinAddict @ 07/25/16 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By DanSOriginally Posted By JoelW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUW2bqrbunY While Alkan does have his moments, I think your own post answers your original question. V i V i V i V i i i just isn't that interesting. I agree.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why is Alkan so underrated? by DrewBone @ 07/25/16 11:30 PM

I don't know about other people's reasoning for not caring for Alkan, but listening to his music gives me a headache. Why? Because in my opinion, his music is not often melodic and more often an intricately complex and abrasive collection of notes pl
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Cleveland International Piano Competition starts 7/24 by Orange Soda King @ 07/25/16 11:24 PM

I'm unable to stream it currently, so please let me know how Vijay sounds, for those of you watching! We were friends at Brevard several years ago. I remember him being head-and-shoulders above the rest of us piano students there, haha.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Please Help With Hand Position by Nahum @ 07/25/16 11:16 PM

Originally Posted By JohnSprung Hmmm -- my habit is to hit white key seconds both with the same finger. Why would that be a bad idea? Because pressing chord on the keyboard has only 25% of the business, and rest - to establish a balance between th
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Changing studio policy and lesson fees by Arghhh @ 07/25/16 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By Peter K. Mose Regarding the move to 45-minute lessons, you could phase out the half-hour lessons over the next 2 years, and raise your rates by 50% in a similar phase-in. It's been a while since you posted this, but I've finall
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By pianoloverusAnyone find out how to view the live broadcasts?? I believe the live stream is on the main site: https://www.clevelandpiano.org/ . They also have Twitter and an app with informaiton: https://twitter.com/clevelandpia
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Damper Lift Rod? Problems by rXd @ 07/25/16 11:04 PM

This is sounding more like the mechanism usually found in an American style ex-player piano and designed for space saving considerations. (a photograph always helps). Is there a machine screw set vertically into the end of the sustain pedal itself
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai kg-2d what do you think? by Lee Ann @ 07/25/16 11:00 PM

I guess we'll see. If it's meant to be, it will happen. All I know is that I want to go back and play it tomorrow. I wish I could bring someone who plays better than me so I could really here it. Except for the past few months, I had not played in
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schimmel W180 || Yamaha C2X by BrianDX @ 07/25/16 10:44 PM

Can't speak about a Schimmel, as I've never seen one, much less played one. We do however own a Yamaha C2X, and for the money, the combination of tone, action feel, and fit and finish is unbeatable. I think these pianos are in a different class, so
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Need your help by Mario Bruneau @ 07/25/16 10:41 PM

218 views but still no interest? I'm surprised. Maybe I wasn't clear as to the beta testers get the tutorial for FREE? Could understand lack of interest from the pro piano tuners but anyone here wants to learn piano tuning for free? What about pi
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Baldwin Hamilton help please by FrankDaddy @ 07/25/16 10:39 PM

I have had a Hamilton since 1999. My daughters learned how to play on it and I just moved to Houston with it. I had a tuner do some minor re-voicing and it really helped. I may after it sits for 3 months have him do a total re-voice and ensure the
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 9 foot young Chang concert grand by nathanthepianist @ 07/25/16 10:31 PM

Thank you all for your responses, I appreciate it. I will take everybody's opinions into consideration. On thing I should've mentioned in my original post: I have been in an intensive music program "conservatory" where I receive piano lesso
Adult Beginners Forum
I'm from Southern California, but my teacher is from the former Soviet Union. I don't mind that she uses the Solfege notation (Do Re Mi), I actually find it easier. My issue about that was she went back and forth between the two for the same chord.
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