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Jump to new posts Re: Minnesota Marty... by woodog @ 10/21/14 10:07 PM

I enjoyed his posts, and, in fact, his ranting and raving some time back led me to purchase a Jansen bench, with leather!!!! It arrived today, and I had wanted him to know about it and how he had influenced me. One thing is for sure, the man LIVED
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Jump to new posts 16 measures from end... false end? by piano_primo_1 @ 10/21/14 10:05 PM

Well I’m sixteen measures from the end of this and this appears to be and sound like a “false ending “. Sure does sound like one when played ... I thought the first one ever done was in the 60’s with “Monday Monday”. But maybe I’m wrong about that a
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Jump to new posts Re: MP11 Experience by rungabic @ 10/21/14 10:03 PM

Hi James -- I kind of figured that. But Miami is still a dump ;-)
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Part of learning to be a performer may be learning to let go of too much perfectionism. Some people are less capable of that so they might never enjoy or seek live performance. Perfectionism is a good thing if it enables you to work with your pieces
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Jump to new posts Re: Steinway event by KurtZ @ 10/21/14 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Todd-Davis GermainDon't over think it. Piano dealers generate reasons for you to visit their store. Don't focus on the how, focus on the what: if you're in the market for a pre-owned Steinway, check it out. Think of it this way
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Jump to new posts Re: Is it really necessary to practice scales? by argerichfan @ 10/21/14 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: EldridgeFor most of us, scale and arpeggio practice is necessary. But that has not been true for all artists. Gould and Argerich are two pianists who said they never played technical exercises. From what I have read, Gieseking d
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Jump to new posts Re: Nodame Cantabile by ajames @ 10/21/14 09:47 PM

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - "Your Lie in April" - It's the "Nodame Cantible" in high school... I watched the first 2 episodes... It has lots of promise. I'll admit if I was traumatized like the protagonist I would puke if I ever ev
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Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by Ben Boule @ 10/21/14 09:42 PM

I hurt my hands at the end of July and this week I am finally back making progress at the piano! I hurt myself biking (bruised bone in my wrist) and had to wear a splint for 4 weeks.. I managed to give myself tendonitis in both forearms while I was
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Jump to new posts Re: Janko keyboard video by musicpassion @ 10/21/14 09:40 PM

Interesting and I would think rather rare.
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Jump to new posts Re: Ack! My piano is diseased! by woodog @ 10/21/14 09:39 PM

Lol, no criticism of you at all, just a friendly reminder that we are at war with the germs, and the germs will win. Forrest
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Jump to new posts Re: Is it really necessary to practice scales? by argerichfan @ 10/21/14 09:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Sayers Here is de Pachmann playing . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPQ3PrGLBKs Pachmann has gotten a bit of a bad rap for being eccentric and sloppy in his later years, but who would guess from that splendid yt
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Jump to new posts Re: MP11 Experience by Kawai James @ 10/21/14 09:30 PM

rungabic, due to population density and the scale of the countries, it's typically easier for Kawai Europe (based in Germany) to arrange for technicians to visit customers' homes than Kawai America (based in LA). Kind regards, James x
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Originally Posted By: RGibsonThe middle sections are the most difficult..... at least for me. This is so correct .. It's the full version, and the middle is fun. In the way dwarf fortress is fun. You have to play games (a lot) to understand the l
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Jump to new posts Re: Is it really necessary to practice scales? by Eldridge @ 10/21/14 09:18 PM

For most of us, scale and arpeggio practice is necessary. But that has not been true for all artists. Gould and Argerich are two pianists who said they never played technical exercises. As for the Liszt "played them till the end of his life&quo
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Jump to new posts Re: My new Kawai K-500 by musicpassion @ 10/21/14 09:16 PM

Congrats on the new Kawai! Enjoy! Great pics, btw.
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Jump to new posts Re: My new Kawai K-500 by musicpassion @ 10/21/14 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: BrianDXAbout a month ago I looked into a supplemental book to go along side my Faber lesson series, and I found "The Festival Collection Book 1" by Helen Marlais. The Festival Collection is a good one - I regularly us
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Jump to new posts Re: Ack! My piano is diseased! by TwoSnowflakes @ 10/21/14 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: woodogThis post allows me to address a serious topic (OH NO!!) yes, I hear you groaning and moaning. It is a good practice, when playing on instruments that others use, to wash your hands thoroughly before and after the session
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Jump to new posts Re: RECOVERING PIANO HAMMERS by JohnSprung @ 10/21/14 09:02 PM

Maybe ask Renner for a price to custom make a set the size you need?
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Jump to new posts Re: MP11 Experience by rungabic @ 10/21/14 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: paninoIn two days a Kawai technician will come to my home(!) and look what he could do for me. Now how do I get a Kawai technician to come to my home in a couple of weeks, if my third MP11 is another dud? I would have absolutel
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Jump to new posts Re: A brisk Fall day, a room to myself, and a large piano. by TwoSnowflakes @ 10/21/14 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael SayersOriginally Posted By: TwoSnowflakesOriginally Posted By: Michael Sayers If that is true then you should be practicing right now. As of this week I have acquired one of the horrendous Swedish cold variants so I hav
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Jump to new posts Re: Steinway event by KurtZ @ 10/21/14 08:58 PM

Originally Posted By: iLawI don't know anything about the Cleveland Steinway dealer who's holding this particular sale, but when the Chicago dealer has one of these sales (and I think I've been to at least three of them in the last few years) the pia
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Jump to new posts Re: BALDWIN--RENNER ACTION? by JohnSprung @ 10/21/14 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: terminaldegreeThat new Pratt & Whitney high-bypass ratio turbofan action...it repeats 11,000 times faster than any other and can absorb a birdstrike. Perfect for Messiaen. Personally, I couldn't keep up with the 14 cyli
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Jump to new posts Re: Liszt - La Leggierezza by argerichfan @ 10/21/14 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael SayersNext time you can do it with the Leschetizky cadenza finale, probably the conductor, audience and critics won't have a clue what is happening . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgKA7yPem6s Very interesting, I
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Jump to new posts Re: A brisk Fall day, a room to myself, and a large piano. by TwoSnowflakes @ 10/21/14 08:51 PM

You mean from the chamber workshop at Curtis this past June? Grieg Norwegian Dances, Op. 35, Nos. 2 & 4. Were you at the recital? I had a blast with them. My partner was such a treat to play with!
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Those days come too seldom, huh? It's something to remember tho with joy. What WAS that four hander, please?
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