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Play all the notes and make sure they work. Listen to each of them and make sure that none of them have exceptionally bad unisons, or are very badly tuned compared to the rest of the piano. Look at the strings and note whether any have been replaced.
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Jump to new posts Re: Amazing composition but... by debussychopin @ Yesterday at 05:36 PM

If that is improvisation , he is pretty good at it and is impressive. Yeah, watching a video on the forum, one may want to look at his right hand sloppiness or look at the fact he is pretty good at the keyboard. Plays better than I could at any spont
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Jump to new posts Re: Easy Piano Music - when do you stop using this? by bluebilly @ Yesterday at 05:35 PM

In my experience some of those "Easy" piano pieces aren't so easy, there must be different levels of "Easy", perhaps? A good source of easy classical pieces, and some not so classical, are the ABRSM Graded pieces which are set for
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Jump to new posts Re: Easy Piano Music - when do you stop using this? by Brandon Sip @ Yesterday at 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By ajames[quote=Sketches] But I personally would lean toward learning to use a fake book and self-harmonize than the easy piano arrangements, if I wanted to play pop music. Originally Posted By bennevis [quote=Microdot] With other
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI MP7 THREAD by gary3917 @ Yesterday at 05:31 PM

Wow ...you guys are so helpful. One of the things I am trying to do is use the MP7 to control my Tyros 4 arranger and use the wonderful 88 keys and the awesome grand piano sounds and have the arranger back up. I'm hoping for the ultimate setup. Ques
Piano Forum
Can anyone give tips about how to assess if I should buy a Lindeman & Sons baby grand before I trouble a technician? Where can I find the serial number (if that matters), what should it sound like if there's a prayer it can be tuned, and anythin
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Re-learning musc by BDB @ Yesterday at 05:26 PM

You should play what you like. If you like your former repertoire, play that. You will probably find that after you get it up to speed, you will play it better than ever.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re-learning musc by Isabelle1949 @ Yesterday at 05:24 PM

I have returned to the piano after an 11 year absence. When I stopped playing I had a number of pieces that I really loved to play. I've found that it seems my music data bank has been erased (that part of my brain seems empty now😥). Any recommen
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Johann that's great! Traumerei is the first piece I played on my grand piano. It was a dream come true. Today sight read some of a Bach Minuet (not sure which one), practiced the Scarlatti and gave the Beethoven Op. 14, no. 2, 1st mvt. A try. I thi
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Jump to new posts Re: 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, June 10-July 3 by Hakki @ Yesterday at 05:16 PM

Grand Prix goes to Ganbaatar Ariunbaatar (Mongolia). And Gergiev said he decided late tonight.
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Jump to new posts Re: Umi Garrett by Isabelle1949 @ Yesterday at 05:10 PM

Johann, I believe Umi, others like her and the great composers were put on this earth for a reason, to make music.
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Jump to new posts Re: European Piano Party 2015 in Switzerland! by casinitaly @ Yesterday at 05:00 PM

And the fun has begun! We just had a great dinner, at a restaurant overlooking the canal and the famous covered bridge. SwissMs and Mr. SwissMs have out done themselves in the organization this even! We have all our tickets for getting up the mou
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Jump to new posts Re: Playing two-beat triplet over eighth notes by PianogrlNW @ Yesterday at 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By NahumThere Is: cancel all league play with right hand staccato, with left legato; then vice versa play the right hand octave higher, left - one octave lower play without the leagues and rhythmically the first half of the bar,
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Jump to new posts Re: Easy Piano Music - when do you stop using this? by Whizbang @ Yesterday at 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By MicrodotAt what point did you stop using this section and just buy original scores? General questions like this are practically impossible to address, because there really aren't objective milestones for learning music. Any musi
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Jump to new posts Re: Playing two-beat triplet over eighth notes by PianogrlNW @ Yesterday at 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By JimFI use a mnemonic for the 3 vs 4. It always works for me. Pass the gosh darn pep-per R--------R---------R L----L--------L-------- L (Well, actually I don't use "gosh darn", but you can. ) Jim, The LH notes
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Jump to new posts Whats a good classical album for a non-expert to study? by Gatsbee13 @ Yesterday at 04:42 PM

I wanted to purchase an album or pieces from a select performer from iTunes (if its Mastered for iTunes, even better). I have quite a collection of classical piano albums on iTunes but wanted to get advice as to what to listen to in hopes of becoming
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Jump to new posts Re: My trip to Cunningham Piano in Philadelphia by JimF @ Yesterday at 04:41 PM

Brian and Forrest, Don't cheat yourselves out of the complete Cunningham experience!! Buying a piano from Rich is way more fun than than the factory tour or trying out pianos. Happy 4th, Rich!
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How Should I Word This Email? Student Doesn't Bring Books by TheHappyPianoMuse @ Yesterday at 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By pianoMom2006Why on earth would you offer to make up the lesson when the student forgot to bring her books? You are "punishing" yourself due to poor reoccurring behavior from your student/ student's family. If the chil
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Duets for Students and Teachers by Nikolas @ Yesterday at 04:34 PM

Thank you for your post Laurie, And thanks for your email as well! I'm very glad that you helped out with your experience in the score (and I hope you like it that you name is there, along with the few other people who helped out with this score).
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Easy Piano Music - when do you stop using this? by johan d @ Yesterday at 04:24 PM

Maybe the OP wants to know when to leave "Denes Agay's Easy Classics to Moderns" etc. behind and go for the more advanced stuff, like Chopin's noturnes...?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Umi Garrett by Johan B @ Yesterday at 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By Isabelle1949You must see Umi on YouTube, especially at age 8 and 9. All I can say is OMG!!! Mmmmmm...this is really in the category.......OMG Regards, Johan B
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Easy Piano Music - when do you stop using this? by bennevis @ Yesterday at 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By MicrodotHi I've noticed in music stores that there is always an easy piano music section. I was just wondering what grades/length of playing time this generally covers. At what point did you stop using this section and just buy
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Vision is getting to be a problem by Johan B @ Yesterday at 04:14 PM

Isabelle, I know the problem. Once I had vario-focus glasses, got mad about it.....now just using glasses for driving/watching tv AND two pairs of glasses for reading. The pair I use for reading music is a half level higher.....and what somebody alr
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: G. S. Bosworth & Son piano? by BDB @ Yesterday at 04:13 PM

Chances are that is a dealer, not a manufacturer, judging by where the decal is.
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Help finding piano music by ShiroKuro @ Yesterday at 04:12 PM

Litto, welcome to PW! I love Einaudi and other composers in that genre, so I listen to that kind of piano music all the time, and listening to the links you posted, I know exactly what you mean about a lot of music that's classified as new age being
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