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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by ChopinAddict @ 05/19/15 12:36 AM

I think Horowitz had a point when he said that perfection itself is imperfection.
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by jeffreyjones @ 05/19/15 12:06 AM

Originally Posted By NikolasFor me, one of the things that actually keeps me from "latching" to a particular composer is the fact that they're still alive, so there's every golden opportunity available to do the wrong thing in the future. I
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Too Humid To Tune? by RonTuner @ 05/19/15 12:04 AM

When asked for the best time to tune, I tell them tune when the indoor humidity won't change for the longest time... Then we both laugh, realizing the random variety that is Chicago weather! Everyone gets a quick intro to humidity control, with the
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Jump to new posts Re: Why shut down the Petrof thread? by turandot @ 05/19/15 12:04 AM

Originally Posted By Piano*DadBTW, the Petrof website does have a dealer locator. Unfortunately, it locates nothing in the US or Canada. I realize that it may be out of date in still listing a vacant lot in California, but the existing evidence (palt
Piano Forum
Thanks for everyone contributing to this thread. So , updates ! My tech finally found time today to see the piano and pronounced it to be in great condition . Exterior was perfect with no visible scratches , internally- no cracks on the soundboard a
Piano Teachers Forum
Good luck! I did Guild auditions for at least five years, because I have a five year pin in my jewelry box. I had no clue what I was doing. I memorized pretty well, and had expressive playing. But not until I became my HS choir accompanist (as
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Originally Posted By dire tonic In Billy Jean you have drum-groove-101 - the most basic beat possible. It doesn't deserve special attention. Hence, of your two arrangements, the second one makes too much concession to the drums and has much less mus
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by Polyphonist @ 05/18/15 11:34 PM

Originally Posted By ChopinAddictOriginally Posted By PolyphonistOriginally Posted By pianoloverusAs far as I can see, the fact that people in Beethoven's day weren't listening to music from 200 years earlier isn't relevant. It's because in Beethove
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by Polyphonist @ 05/18/15 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By NikolasOriginally Posted By ChopinAddictOriginally Posted By PolyphonistOriginally Posted By pianoloverusAs far as I can see, the fact that people in Beethoven's day weren't listening to music from 200 years earlier isn't relevan
Piano Forum
My heartfelt condolences to the Burgett family - and my sincere appreciation to Kirk and Gary for reviving the M&H line and making it possible for me to own the beautiful BB that has been gracing my home for the past nine years. Rest in peace, G
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Talking someone into taking up piano by Whizbang @ 05/18/15 11:12 PM

Originally Posted By StubbieHave you ever tried to talk someone into (or merely suggested) taking up piano? If you did, what was the response? If you haven't, would you? If you've consciously decided not to, what was your reasoning? Yes. You
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Jump to new posts Re: Recital 38 --- General Discussion Room by Tom Christian @ 05/18/15 11:05 PM

Originally Posted By Augustinamy wonderful sister..lady Payne is sending me her zoom recorder.. so last recording with a cell phone! Yay;) This is wonderful news. A Zoom recorder is not a "make do" solution. You are going to be amazed at t
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Congratulations! Keen to hear back from you about how you get on and what kind of tweaks you discover. Enjoy!
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by Nikolas @ 05/18/15 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By ChopinAddictOriginally Posted By PolyphonistOriginally Posted By pianoloverusAs far as I can see, the fact that people in Beethoven's day weren't listening to music from 200 years earlier isn't relevant. It's because in Beethove
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Are tuning businesses bought/sold? by kpembrook @ 05/18/15 10:58 PM

Originally Posted By rysowersI've known a few people who have sold their business in one way or another. In each case there were problems. One problem is that piano tuning businesses are so connected to the personality of the technician. For a busi
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 38 --- General Discussion Room by Augustina @ 05/18/15 10:45 PM

my wonderful sister..lady Payne is sending me her zoom recorder.. so last recording with a cell phone! Yay;)
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by ChopinAddict @ 05/18/15 10:44 PM

Originally Posted By PolyphonistOriginally Posted By pianoloverusAs far as I can see, the fact that people in Beethoven's day weren't listening to music from 200 years earlier isn't relevant. It's because in Beethoven's day the music from 200 years
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Fundamental Keys Support Site by Marvelle @ 05/18/15 10:38 PM

Good idea to have a free trial to see if you like the video. I ordered the complete (four) video chunks for Book One. Rachel gives you the option of buying them a chunk at a time, or you can order the whole video at once at a savings of four bucks
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 38 --- General Discussion Room by jotur @ 05/18/15 10:31 PM

blackjack - you picked some really great pieces and players - great role models and wonderful playing. It is such a treat to have such wonderful music.
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Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by Polyphonist @ 05/18/15 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By pianoloverusAs far as I can see, the fact that people in Beethoven's day weren't listening to music from 200 years earlier isn't relevant. It's because in Beethoven's day the music from 200 years earlier was vastly inferior to t
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Fundamental Keys Support Site by R_B @ 05/18/15 10:26 PM

I agree, but I don't want to copy the first few minutes of one of mine and send it off to you. Rachel has put us all on trust, I shall honor that. I am hesitant to do this, but I suggest you contact Rachel and suggest that she posts a "free sam
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By phantomFiveOriginally Posted By wr This living in the past thing is a relatively recent phenomenon, and, in light of that fact, the "it's timeless" argument is basically nonsense. Maybe in music, but.....the idea of '
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Then I'm Doctor Pete, and nice to meet you!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Being obsessed with the old. Good or bad? by Nikolas @ 05/18/15 10:24 PM

First of all to be very honest an clear: You do know that the opening post was rather rude and provoking on purpose, right? It was a direct reply to the other thread by Joel. You know that I'm definitely not as rude as I seem to be here! ^_^ That sa
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By BrianDXUpdate #2. Played all 5 guild pieces tonight at my lesson. Pretty good feedback from my teacher, however the tempo of the last and most difficult piece is not quite right. Will have to work on that. Also did the required
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