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Jump to new posts Re: Genes may be key to great musicians by Stefo @ 09/12/14 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: wr Really? The textbooks say all brains are the same? That's astonishing. Of course, they have the same architecture, why whould that be surprising? Quote:I'm a bit worried for you now... Why is that?
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Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha N2 by Butteman @ 09/12/14 09:28 AM

The relative humidity averages somewhere around 25*F...the desert is a very dry climate. Since the home is not use full time, I keep the thermostat set at 82*F in the summer and 60*F in the winter to keep the utility bill low. Like I mentioned, not a
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Jump to new posts Piano finish - repaint by newbieHK @ 09/12/14 09:26 AM

Hi, I am working on a project to repair/re-coat the finish on a portion of my piano. Most of coating has been chipped of the keyboard cover and I was looking for advice on repainting. I don't have access to spray gun, and in any event I live in an
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Jump to new posts Re: First real RPT tuning experience today by Minnesota Marty @ 09/12/14 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Chris LeslieBut you never know, and it is always god to take precautions. Does god take precautions or use contraptions? Oops - I forgot about a deus ex machina.
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Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Sign-Up Thread by Pathbreaker @ 09/12/14 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By: peterwsHow's everyone doing? Are there any easyish short ones left? I spent a ton of time working on mine since day one so I could be sure I could play it. I got it to rough play through status (memorized and 85% tempo). Worked
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Jump to new posts Re: Langlois and Sons piano by turandot @ 09/12/14 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: PhilipInChinaI thought I would just add a comment to this old thread to bring it to the surface again. I found it in the haunted wing of the archives. There are many threads laid to rest in the archives. Other than some obvio
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Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Supportive Thread. by wimpiano @ 09/12/14 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: sinophiliaWow. Just wow. Yesterday night I had the chance to hear Martha Argerich play the first Kinderszene as an encore after the Tchaikovsky 1st piano concerto. I think it's the third time for me, she usually goes for this ea
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I regularly tune a 2002 Boston GP-193 II for a local church. It's a great-sounding piano!
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Different folks have different opinions on what is or is not a good temp and relative humidity range for acoustic pianos. My opinion is between 45*F and 85*F on temp (extreme ranges, but best somewhere in the middle) and between 45% and 75% on RH. My
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Jump to new posts Re: Sightreading - HELP! by Veronika333 @ 09/12/14 09:07 AM

Thank you all for nice responses!!! I will try everything! Yesterday I was sightreading for an hour, and in the end I had feeling like it went better :-), but today - everything was away, but I will continue for longer time :-)
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Jump to new posts Re: 15-year-old who can't sight read by Morodiene @ 09/12/14 08:59 AM

When this happens I ask the student precisely how they learned to play that piece before. Perhaps the teacher played it for them, or perhaps the student learned it on youtube. Usually at that point I compromise and tell them that they need to impro
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Jump to new posts Re: Making new regulating bench any ideas by David Jenson @ 09/12/14 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: OlekOriginally Posted By: David JensonA flat bench and this rack are really all you need. Even a core door over saw horses will provide a suitable surface. This is the Vagias rack from Schaff. some parts can help (damper gau
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I am an adult beginner and I recently bought my first piano -- a 1955 Baldwin (I had been using a Yamaha DGX-640 keyboard). I am keeping it in a finished basement. I want to make sure that the temperature and humidity are appropriate. What is too
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Jump to new posts Re: Genes may be key to great musicians by outo @ 09/12/14 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By: StefoAnd our brain, ANY brain, can learn anything, given the right environment. Originally Posted By: Stefo(it just happens that I'm preparing a neurophysiology exam for university). I'm a bit worried for you now...
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Jump to new posts Re: "Taking chances" in a performance by pianoloverus @ 09/12/14 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By: DamonOriginally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: Damon For me it means that you have made a musical compromise in order to achieve a certain type of technical perfection. I say a certain type because it usually mea
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Jump to new posts Re: First real RPT tuning experience today by Chris Leslie @ 09/12/14 08:33 AM

Come to think of it, I don't think I've needed any contraception for any piano jobs so far. But you never know, and it is always god to take precautions.
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Jump to new posts Re: How do you teach expression? by TimR @ 09/12/14 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: MorodieneIf you are playing a perpetual motion piece or piece that is intended to be danced to, you really can't put rubato in. Rubato is just one of these expressive techniques, and it is unfortunate that there are so many teac
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Jump to new posts Re: 15-year-old who can't sight read by TimR @ 09/12/14 08:26 AM

I may have mentioned this before. I talked with a professor in the music program at a recognizable university. He auditioned a trombone performance major applicant, and the kid played his prepared solo so well, with such tone, technique, and musica
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Jump to new posts Re: Genes may be key to great musicians by wr @ 09/12/14 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: StefoBecause that's the way it is, every neurophysiology textbook will say that. (it just happens that I'm preparing a neurophysiology exam for university). The ability to learn the movements and the notions is there, for anyone
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Jump to new posts Re: The Medtner piano concerti by wr @ 09/12/14 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: fnorkWell, I'd say plenty of early pieces are still very 'traditional', think of the first sonata for example. Well, yes, that's true. I think the idea was more general, though, rather than getting down to specific works. In
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Jump to new posts Re: Genes may be key to great musicians by Stefo @ 09/12/14 07:38 AM

Because that's the way it is, every neurophysiology textbook will say that. (it just happens that I'm preparing a neurophysiology exam for university). The ability to learn the movements and the notions is there, for anyone. Having the will to do it,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Making new regulating bench any ideas by David Jenson @ 09/12/14 07:37 AM

Don't get too fussy with your set-up. The fine regulating is usually done in the piano. All you are doing with a bench is getting things roughed-in and close.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by barbaram @ 09/12/14 07:34 AM

Progress has slowed way down for me. Over the summer I was able to set aside more practice time, and now with the kids back to school and all the various activities, homework support etc, it's fallen way back for me. Work is much busier too. So to lo
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Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Supportive Thread. by barbaram @ 09/12/14 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: wimpianoWith regards to your first question: it should be followed by piano rather then mezzo forte. About question 2: They should be played as portato and the slurs are emphasizing phrasing. Thanks a lot wimpiano!
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