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Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By johan dI agree. If you try to play it both ways (leave finger/release finger), and listen carefully, you will hear difference in sound. You probably will, if _you_ are playing. There are two different questions to ask: . . .
Piano Forum
Thanks Eric - strings are copper - The soundboard is certainly dusty but I can see the wood grain in most places (or so I think). Here's the treble portion close to the keyboard: Am I looking In the right place?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course by fizikisto @ 04/28/16 11:10 PM

Newbert, I think it really depends on the course. For example he has lots of small courses on specific topics. As an example, he has a course on left hand arranging patterns, and another on right hand arranging patterns. This material is co
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: MOYD 2016 by ClsscLib @ 04/28/16 11:08 PM

I had to miss 4-26 to and including 4-28 due to business travel. Back on the bench tomorrow!
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Sight reading by INBoston @ 04/28/16 10:51 PM

Check out this Josh Wright video, he talks about eye movement and the direction of sight reading there. Sight reading
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By Bill Bremmer RPTOriginally Posted By DoelKees The hyperbole around temperaments is misleading to laypeople. The placebo effect is very strong. Kees Originally Posted By Bill Bremmer RPT So, I wonder why so many people who
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Play by ear by TimR @ 04/28/16 10:50 PM

Originally Posted By laguna_greg I'm certain he's an excellent teacher... for the trombone. And that is his job - to improve your skills at the trombone. You didn't hire him to make you a better musician, so it's doubtful he'll do much with that.
Adult Beginners Forum
I have now been playing piano for just under 4 1/2 years and it's been a wonderful experience. I "practice" every morning for about an hour, and play at least another hour in the evening "for fun." I have a repertoire of 30 or
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I played it worse at home. by INBoston @ 04/28/16 10:42 PM

Originally Posted By scgrantOriginally Posted By TimR The reply, from a respected teacher and working professional jazz performer, was no. If you can't play 15% better when it's live, you need to find a new career path. I find this true for p
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Quick FP-30 review by AllaBreve @ 04/28/16 10:39 PM

I'm no expert when it comes to digital pianos but I've shopped around quite a bit in various stores over the past month (and perused an endless stream of forum posts ;P ) and ended up with a Roland FP-30. I had been wavering between the Yamaha P-115
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy by gooddog @ 04/28/16 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By VidThe first year I went to the academy I signed up for the 'intermediate' concerto class and performed the first movement of Bach's d minor concerto (gooddog did the same a few years ago so she can relate her experience too).
Piano Forum
Sometimes the serial number is stamped into the sound board, and can be difficult to locate if the sound board is dirty. As you're standing at the keyboard, it might be in an area of the sound board under the strings closer to you than the far end of
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: EBVT III for concerts by Bill Bremmer RPT @ 04/28/16 10:16 PM

Thank you very much, Ralph. I am not one to back down or away from an idea that I know works and why it works.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I'm sorry Tim but I can't hear it. I have slight Tinnitus in my ears and that does not help. Your recording volume on my computer for that mp3 is kind of low. I have the volume of the recording maxed and my PC volume at 10 and I am still not hea
Piano Forum
What color are the bass strings? Do they look like copper or silver?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By DoelKees The hyperbole around temperaments is misleading to laypeople. The placebo effect is very strong. Kees [/quote] So, I wonder why so many people who have no specific information make such specific comments?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I always roll my eyes when someone claims that ET has key color because by definition, it does not. I have studied and practiced the subject of key color for more than 30 years, yet people who have never even dabbled in the subject try to claim that
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By rysowersI always roll my eyes when I here people describe equal temperament as having "no color". That is poppycock. Even a person with very poor vision can recognize the difference between a black & white photograp
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts What is Kawai's Equivalent to Yamaha's U3? by johnbarnesiii @ 04/28/16 09:57 PM

Hey guys, pardon my ignorance but what is the Kawai equivalent to the Yamaha U3 upright? I'm considering a piano upgrade and Yamaha's are great but tend to be a little bright for my tonal preference. Kawai's seem to have that darker, warmer feel tha
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Mechanic: Roland FP-30 vs Casio PX-160 by JoeT @ 04/28/16 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By sirosIf we fully lift the key, the damper would fall down to touch the string. The string may have some vibration energy left after being touched by the damper, depending on how loud the note is played, how long it is held, and h
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I played it worse at home. by Hendrik42 @ 04/28/16 09:49 PM

There is an longer talk on YouTube about how the brain processes music and makes music etc. The speaker is sitting at a piano because he is making examples and such. Somewhere at the beginning he says that switching between talking and playing is ha
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Diabelli Variations blog by nhpianos @ 04/28/16 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By indigo_daveI bookmarked you blogspot. I'm interested to hear your harmonic ovservations in this work. And I just today (amazon in the mail) got LvB's complete variations - plastic comb bound. Yipee! I had the good fortune to sn
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Prepared Piano? by Isabelle1949 @ 04/28/16 09:27 PM

I attended one performance of prepared piano. It was nothing I imagined it would be. It was crazy!!!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts New Piano Technique by stalefleas @ 04/28/16 09:21 PM

I believe I have invented a technique for upright piano but am not sure, it may have been done before. I certainly haven't seen it done or heard of it. I don't think this would be classified as prepared piano. However, there is a little preparation
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Keyboard for a one year old? by Kawai James @ 04/28/16 09:20 PM

Finfan, not yet, I'm afraid. However, I hope to prepare an English language version for the Kawai Global site in the near future - perhaps next month. These child development products are predominantly sold in Japan, however we are starting to see
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