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Jump to new posts Re: Who gets to play in concerts? by Louis Podesta @ 02/27/15 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By wrOriginally Posted By hreichgottThe idea that every good pianist will be able to make a full-time living from solo concert performance is just misguided. The worldwide market will bear maybe, what, 15-20 full-time touring solois
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Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by bennevis @ 02/27/15 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By TheHappyPianoMuse I also don't shake hands. Not to protect my digits as much as to keep from getting colds and flu. Filthy custom. OT: It's not shaking hands that's the problem (you can't avoid getting people's germs on you
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Comparison of Portable Digital Pianos under 1000 US$ by Daniel Richter @ 02/27/15 06:55 PM

I only want to do what is best, so people that are searching for it can find it. Using the correct word or not don't worries me as much. But I edit the tittle to "The Way We Were (piano roll + pedal)". I think is descriptive enough. Also,
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Who here actually practices chords regularly? by hreichgott @ 02/27/15 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By 8 OctavesOriginally Posted By dire tonicOriginally Posted By 8 OctavesI do now practice chords routinely as part of my practice. I'd be interested to know what your chord practice entails, typically. So everyday I do the foll
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: grotrian steinweg:real or fake by Sir Lurksalot @ 02/27/15 06:51 PM

Note that this thread is almost three years old except for the two posts by coollagoon.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by TheHappyPianoMuse @ 02/27/15 06:51 PM

I lost part of the tip of my right hand pinkie as a child when someone slammed a door and my finger was just under the hinge. It caused me a lot of problems because it repeatedly formed a callus which cracked and bled before it peeled off. I would p
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Jump to new posts Re: Placing an ad for a piano for sale by Rickster @ 02/27/15 06:48 PM

Frank Baxter (Piano World) travels a good bit and is in and out, but usually answers his emails and PMs eventually. Sorry you are having difficulties, but you will hear from him soon. Rick
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I Teach Total Beginners to Play by Ear by hreichgott @ 02/27/15 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By MomOfBeginnersI would expect someone to get the melody and harmony close to correct the first time This would be performing a piece by ear. Quote:hit note after note and chord after chord until they get the right sound. This w
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: February 2015 PW Concert Program by Pianamateur @ 02/27/15 06:41 PM

Listening to the full programme has just been a wonderful way to spend (the ordinarily dull) time waiting to board a flight. Thank you to all the performers for sharing your music, and to hreichgott for putting it all together. Ta, Pam
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Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by hreichgott @ 02/27/15 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By Midlife_PianoAs I mentioned in other thread: I was mugged and assaulted last year walking at daylight. During the fight my left pinkie was distorted. Of course this happened about a week before I had to play in a recital. I had
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on Pianomarvel by BusyWait @ 02/27/15 06:37 PM

If your digital piano/keyboard has a "line in" then you might be able to connect the headphone or line out from your computer to it and get all sound through the piano speakers. (With the option to plug headphones in to the piano and have a
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By BruceDOriginally Posted By DameMyraIt is a very nice performance by a young lady, [...]This recording was made when she was 13 [...] Appearances can be so deceiving! I had no idea that she was that young when this recording w
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Question for Piano Teachers forum! by AZNpiano @ 02/27/15 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By John v.d.Brook Suppose from the end of wrap up of lesson #1 to the commencement of lesson #2, 36 minutes elapse. An additional $30 needs to be tacked on ($5 per 6 min interval, or 1/10th of an hour). Do you believe that your st
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland & Lang Lang by doremi @ 02/27/15 06:23 PM

Everyone here really enjoy a 100-piano performance? As for me, just so so, but I do enjoy a good circus stunt I would probably in most cases prefer a well-orchestrated performance with only 1 piano
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Godowsky - An American Idyll by Tim Adrianson @ 02/27/15 06:22 PM

Polyphonist, a very skillful evocation of Godowsky's "style", IMO -- I believe he would have presented these "chestnuts" with the same type of semi-improvisatory nonchalance that is just very charming and satisfying. Actually, I
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Jump to new posts Re: 3 against 2. How to learn, practice? by Mr. Franz @ 02/27/15 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By verqueueOne of the Nouvelles etudes by Chopin is based on 3 against 2 if I remember correctly. I don't know your level, so can't tell if it's managable for you. Yes, it's the first one! It's a wonderful ├ętude. It's how I origi
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: New - Godowsky : "Alt Wien" for Polyphonist and others by Tim Adrianson @ 02/27/15 06:11 PM

Bruce, just a quick note that I like the sound quality for Alt Wien somewhat better than the Intermezzi, and so I would stick to the revisions that you made in mike placement and gain. I actually didn't notice too much difference in tempo between th
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: a few pesky notes louder than others by Radio.Octave @ 02/27/15 06:09 PM

I have 3 acoustic panels, sort of like in the post above, but they're on stands. I've positioned them all around the room, but I can't seem to tame those few notes in the F5 area. As a little experiment, I put a panel on each side of my bench and
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by Michael Sayers @ 02/27/15 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By gooddogOriginally Posted By Stubbie I'd add opening jars--in the past, I've done damage trying to get lids to budge. Easy solution for opening jars: I keep a small flathead screwdriver in my kitchen. Slip the end of it under th
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I Teach Total Beginners to Play by Ear by AZNpiano @ 02/27/15 05:55 PM

I teach Happy Birthday by ear as soon as students learn the I, IV, and V7 chords. Jingle Bells work well, too. Not a big fan of Twinkle Twinkle. However, this occurs when students get into the 3A book of the method book series, which takes anywher
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Perception of tones, partials and beats by Chris Leslie @ 02/27/15 05:48 PM

You have already shown it with your graphs.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Seiler ED 186 by terminaldegree @ 02/27/15 05:48 PM

In addition to Sam's good information, you can read more here (near the bottom of the page): http://www.pianobuyer.com/fall14/190.html
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)? by verqueue @ 02/27/15 05:44 PM

I love climbing too. The hardest route I leaded was 5.11a and I don't think I'll do 5.11b in nearest future, I don't want to push myself too hard, because of my fingers. I don't like two-finger pockets, but I can use them. I don't use one-finger poc
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By Alexander BorroMy impression from all of this what I learned so far is I really don't think these budget USB audio interfaces for the kind of setup where you use headphones and/or monitors with a piano using MIDI over USB offer a
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Warning: Explicit Image by Rich Galassini @ 02/27/15 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By RetsacnalDid someone try to roll it up the ramp and snap the leg off? I was not there but that is what appears to have happened. Full disclosure - this is not my piano. This picture was emailed to me by a colleague.
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