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Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: distance between tones by keystring @ 12/01/16 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By sfc In fact, I and most teachers of theory do in fact use songs to teach interval recognition because it works--everyone can, for example, recognize "over the rainbow" (8ve), "here comes the bride" (P4), etc.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: FYI: Garritan CFX Update Released by CyberGene @ 12/01/16 03:33 PM

I've tested the sustain resonance knob. When I increase it I can hear something like cathedral type of reverb which is not realistic. It can indeed create resonance after repedaling but I guess it's not worth it because the reverb-type of effect spoi
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Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Czerny Excercise by Abhishek1997 @ 12/01/16 03:29 PM

Can U suggest some books... BTW m following Alfred Adult all in one course Vol 1... But I think This book is mainly for sight reading purpose
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Originally Posted By JohnSprung Um, you're playing 1-3 octaves? Hardly anybody can do that. Octaves are usually done 1-5, thumb to pinky. Why is that? Normal hand can. Another thing is that the 1 - 3 is used together with other fingerings for
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Recommend a Beginner Keyboard for a Friend? by PhilzPiano @ 12/01/16 03:24 PM

Given that she has some piano experience, I would honestly say go and buy a digital piano with 88 weighted keys, rather than a cheap keyboard. You would be better off buying one of these used, than a brand new sprung keyboard. Just my opinion!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Recommend a Beginner Keyboard for a Friend? by newbert @ 12/01/16 03:15 PM

A friend of mine just retired and is considering learning piano. (She has a bit of piano experience from 20-25 years ago, but would just about be starting fresh.) She's not sure how well she will take to it, or whether she will want to really commi
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Our own BDB - in PHILLY! by Man @ 12/01/16 03:15 PM

I am not sure to understand. Is there any smelly there?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning advice please by The Cincinnati Kid @ 12/01/16 03:09 PM

Well thanks for all the advice chaps....much appreciated. I'm quite surprised none of you recommended keeping it around a semitone lower and bashing the keys for a bit. Anyhow...what I did was tune the 5 or 6 worse strings that were just way off and
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Math? by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By laguna_gregJohn, what you say is true. However, every decent tuner I've ever known has to fudge certain relationships a little to make the entire octave come out sounding "right". So I'm still not persuaded that those
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Gender aimed scores? I don't think so! by AZNpiano @ 12/01/16 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By SonatainfSharpNever, ever in my life have I ever heard pieces referred to as boys' pieces or girls' pieces (except maybe an anthology of 'Easy Disney Princess Songs' or something). So, I don't get the question/concern here, at a
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: When Did Estonia Become a "Premium" Brand? by Norbert @ 12/01/16 02:52 PM

Showing emotions when trying an instrument is completely natural. Yesterday I visited a local MI dealer and saw someone obviously being "blown away" playing a certain guitar. It happens all the time and is totally natural. If its enough to
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Originally Posted By bsher518..., I have seriously tiny hands, the only way I can cleanly play an octave is if I use my thumb and middle/3rd finger and even that is a stretch. Um, you're playing 1-3 octaves? Hardly anybody can do that. Octaves
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Change in Username because.... by Beakybird @ 12/01/16 02:42 PM

I just caught this post. Best wishes with the new gig. You represented Roland with admirable integrity.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha CLP-990 or CLP-585? by pmh @ 12/01/16 02:38 PM

And here is me thinking 'at last a serious discussion about the top end CLP's' and then Pete's post cuts in and it all goes to custard.....
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: distance between tones by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By johan d In other words, the interval could be a Root/P4, but it could also be a M3/M6 - you don't know it without a cadence. am I correct on this one? Yes and no -- If it's just two isolated tones, with no other reference, R/P4
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Damper pedal causing strings to vibrate by Phil Stewart @ 12/01/16 02:25 PM

Where abouts in California are you? I know a few technicians out there that maybe able to assist you.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Laptop recommendations for Virtual Piano - CFX by newer player @ 12/01/16 02:22 PM

Update - Disabling C-States has improved performance significantly. And does not require me to disable the anti-virus software for good latency performance. C-States essentially allow the CPU to sleep and wake on demand. Deep sleeping C-States ta
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Innate Talent / Hard Work by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By PianogrlNW Can musicality be taught and learned? I think it can, .... My guess is that it may be influenced by what you hear in early childhood. I have a two year old grandson who plunks randomly on the piano when my wife baby
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Innate Talent / Hard Work by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By RaggedKeyPresser[The purpose of nails is exactly that...To hold pieces of wood tightly together. In furniture making it may be a temporary task of the nail. But in framing a house in construction e.g., the purpose of the nail is
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Math? by laguna_greg @ 12/01/16 02:16 PM

John, what you say is true. However, every decent tuner I've ever known has to fudge certain relationships a little to make the entire octave come out sounding "right". So I'm still not persuaded that those symmetries pertain everywhere.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: HELP PURCHASING FIRST GRAND PIANO! by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:03 PM

In your price range, also look at used/rebuilt pianos. Often you get more for your money that way.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: When Did Estonia Become a "Premium" Brand? by JohnSprung @ 12/01/16 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By SonatainfSharp. Heck, I hung on to a clearance $3000 Kawai 602M for 24 years that I am just going to give away to anyone who wants to haul it out of my basement. Except it's a 44" piano with only 43" inch clearance in t
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Piano lessons worth it? (Adult intermediate) by BruceD @ 12/01/16 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By SonatainfSharpI have adult students that come to lessons every two weeks instead of every week. But their lessons are an hour long if they do it that way. It definitely fits their schedules better, and there seems to be less for
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Terrible-sounding note on Kawai ES 8 by forgottenlife @ 12/01/16 01:59 PM

Hi JoBert, I did have a go at tweaking the sound of that particular note with virtual technician, unfortunately the strangeness in the tone is also reproduced when changing to different settings. The only one configuration that seems to have made a
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