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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by dogperson @ 06/20/16 08:12 PM

Congrats SiFi and Coaster-- you made the newspaper as 'strong contenders from Sunday' http://www.star-telegram.com/news/special-reports/van-cliburn/article84752652.html
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Verituner: using spectrum graphs and custom styles by Chris Leslie @ 06/20/16 08:07 PM

That's interesting about the 2:1 temperament octave since there has been so much said about compromised 4:2/6:3 octave in that area. I think that shows why, in the absence of Verituner, I like to listen carefully to the octave for the cleanest sound
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Jump to new posts Re: Small Hands by JohnSprung @ 06/20/16 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By PhilipInChinaI can crack walnuts in one hand .... Is that by the two at a time trick (which I can do), or can you do a single walnut alone (which I can't do)?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Spacing of measures, spacing of sheet music... by JohnSprung @ 06/20/16 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By Stubbie I've re-notated a few for my spouse, but it's a lot of work, and the longer the piece, the more opportunities for putting in a wrong note. That's where the playback function in the software helps. It's a lot easier t
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I'm lucky enough to finally have acquired a brand-new acoustic upright, in addition to the Kawai VPC-1 which I've owned for about a year now. Previous acoustics that I've owned have all been, let's say, beaten down and far from decent. That's one r
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Jump to new posts Re: Was My Recent Piano Purchase a Mistake? by JohnSprung @ 06/20/16 07:52 PM

Does anyone know of a library where you can check out a copy of Pierce and take it with you piano shopping? If lots of buyers started doing that, perhaps these dealers would be a little more careful about getting the model and date right.... ;-)
Piano Forum
Certainly bass side down is the standard of the industry for intra-city non-crated moves. I haven't seen anyone do anything extra to secure the action parts during a move, and the hammers could readily swing in the BSD position. My Knabe has a per
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Injuries resulted by piano playing by anamnesis @ 06/20/16 07:35 PM

Here's a charming story that although taken to the extremes, expresses one of the fundamental errors made in trying to physically express music, especially those written for the piano. It's not my story, so I'll link the original post, which should
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Jump to new posts Re: How to play Rachmaninoff by dogperson @ 06/20/16 07:30 PM

Love the picture! I wonder how amused my piano teacher would be if I strapped on a pencil in the middle of a lesson?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By IanLSorry, am I getting carried away? I believe the built-in QWERTY keyboard and LED lighting may be surplus to requirements for most players, but there's no harm in brainstorming. Cheers, James x
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My biggest problem is getting fat fingers between the sharps. How about narrower sharps, perhaps with undercut sides?
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I think there isn't enough advice being given here, since the OP apparently still doesn't get it. Steep learning curve.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to play Rachmaninoff by JoelW @ 06/20/16 07:22 PM

Looks like you're going to have to pick another piece.
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by twocats @ 06/20/16 07:19 PM

I've been following some of the performances while at work. SiFi, your playing was just wonderful!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano transcription of Vivaldi's Four Seasons? by Colin Dunn @ 06/20/16 07:03 PM

I found this link to some arrangements by Bernard Dewagtere: http://www.free-scores.com/sheetmusic_a_z.php?arrangeur=bernard-dewagtere#V However, the piano/keyboard version of Spring (all three movements) is missing; all the other seasons/movements
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by Carey @ 06/20/16 07:02 PM

Originally Posted By Isabelle1949Originally Posted By f3rOriginally Posted By Isabelle1949I haven't figured out who Coaster is??? Help!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFUcCdUeJJI There you go! Thanks so much. Beautiful piano performance. Is
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by Carey @ 06/20/16 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By VidOriginally Posted By Mark_Cand it's often seen as not that hard. Of course that's a mistake but y'know, it is what it is. easy as pie Sure - a piece of cake !!
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by Isabelle1949 @ 06/20/16 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By f3rOriginally Posted By Isabelle1949I haven't figured out who Coaster is??? Help!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFUcCdUeJJI There you go! Thanks so much. Beautiful piano performance. Is the Cliburn televised? Thanks.
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by Vid @ 06/20/16 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By Mark_Cand it's often seen as not that hard. Of course that's a mistake but y'know, it is what it is. easy as pie
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway D Resonating Bass by joe80 @ 06/20/16 06:49 PM

I'd have said it's a B because it has that kind of metallic tubby bass that I hear in many Steinway Bs (Hamburg)
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Digital Piano Onboard Sound by Jay Roland @ 06/20/16 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By ElmerJFudd On the topic of the skill level of the software developers working for Synthogy or Yamaha et al we'll have to disagree then because I think you are not taking into account that modeled piano sounds are still shy of the
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by Mark_C @ 06/20/16 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By VidWhy so many Barcarolles this year? Actually we talked a little about this before. The time limit maximum of 10 minutes rules out a lot of pieces that we could play if it were 12 minutes, as it had been for the previous few Cl
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Wurlitzer 2270A MAH by gnuboi @ 06/20/16 06:47 PM

If you can get it "cheap" with the mentality of replacing it in the future then sure go for it. I had a similar piano when I was little. It seemed awesome at the time but a few years later I could feel its physical limitations. Not that
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Jump to new posts Re: Trills - Tone or Semitone? by fatar760 @ 06/20/16 06:45 PM

Unless he's died throughout today, the composer is very much alive hence: "Absolutely and, naturally, I can and will do this eventually but I'd like to go into the rehearsal room with a 'correct' choice. "
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Jump to new posts Re: Van Cliburn "Amateur" Competition 2016 by SiFi @ 06/20/16 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By CareyOriginally Posted By Damon Saffet Bayka is the brother of a PW member, I believe. Yes - and he's posted here a few times as well. We'll cheer Saffet on too !!! He played really well! Difficult Chopin nocturne and Op.
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