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Originally Posted By: BDBIt is easier to thread a replacement string under the capo and damper that way. I think that was the original reason I switched to this kind of bend: it was faster and much easier to install. It it so happens, there are other
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Jump to new posts Re: Digital Piano Sufficient for a Newbie by michaelha @ 07/25/14 01:20 AM

Originally Posted By: theoakHow much does a tuning cost ... $200??? Now, you are diligent and tune your acoustic piano at least twice per year ... that is $400 per year. Over 5 years, you are looking at around $2K in tuning costs. Of course tuning
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Question about finger reach! by Saranoya @ 07/25/14 01:07 AM

Originally Posted By: OongawaIf you're a beginner, you might want to hold off on this one. It isn't easy, and keeping track of four sharps, plus accidentals, plus double sharps tossed in here and there, plus the things like you pointed out here, may
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Jump to new posts Re: How struts define pitch variation between tunings by Bosendorff @ 07/25/14 01:02 AM

Hi Ed, Yes it will be greatly appreciated if you can add more. Please feel free to elaborate when you have some time.
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Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: RetsacnalOriginally Posted By: AJFThere used to be this show on the Canadian comedy network called 'Talking with America' hosted by a famous Canadian comic named Rick Mercer. In one episode he ha
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Any time a Canadian ever tries to pull an act of superiority toward any American, the American need only reply with four words: Rob Ford Justin Bieber. Those four words will shut any of us up really quickly:)
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Headphones Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear by khopin @ 07/25/14 12:54 AM

Has anybody tried the headphones Sennheiser Momentum On-ear. I have no possibility to try them with a digital piano, therefore I'am asking here. How do you compare them to the HD models Thank you in advance
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: Starr Keys It seems to me that even in classical music, knowing where the essential harmony notes are in relation to the melody note without having to read them is important to flow. I'm wondering if other classical players fin
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Jump to new posts Re: How struts define pitch variation between tunings by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 07/25/14 12:34 AM

Most pianos are scaled so the elongation curve is reduced for the notes at the bottom of each top treble section compared to the notes at the top of the section. This means that for a given dimensional change the less elongated notes will change pitc
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I bend the same way using round-nosed pliers. It is easier to thread a replacement string under the capo and damper that way. A quick bend the opposite direction lets the wire hold to the hitch pin without a clamp, and directs it down toward the plat
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Jump to new posts Re: How struts define pitch variation between tunings by backto_study_piano @ 07/25/14 12:21 AM

Hi - what sort of piano, and size?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Surge protection? by TX-Bluebonnet @ 07/25/14 12:20 AM

Thanks everyone! I took a look at the links that were kindly provided. The APC brand does look pretty good except for quite a few complaints about the batteries dying within a matter of months. I still may go with one of those, but based on some of t
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: wrOriginally Posted By: MikeN I personally think Godowsky's greatest music lies in the Sonata, Passacaglia and Strauss transcripts with glimmers of great ingenuity here and there. For me, his best is in the Strauss arrangeme
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Jump to new posts Re: Headphone Amp? by OneEye @ 07/25/14 12:18 AM

Will a soundcard make the sound better?
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Jump to new posts Re: Moderators: Why was my Old Steinway Thread Deleted? by phantomFive @ 07/25/14 12:12 AM

Originally Posted By: RetsacnalOriginally Posted By: AJFThere used to be this show on the Canadian comedy network called 'Talking with America' hosted by a famous Canadian comic named Rick Mercer. In one episode he had a US senator congratulate Prime
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What key signature are you? by Tararex @ 07/25/14 12:08 AM

I immediately selected Eb Major and A Major. Then listened to the soundclouds and had a good laugh. Perhaps there's something to this because my first reply whenever asked for my employment title was always "Grand high emperor of the Universe,
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Jump to new posts Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music by turandot @ 07/25/14 12:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini I am not speaking for Mahermusic, Nor do you need to. Various opinions of the Matchless Cunningham have nothing to do with Mahler's public apology. My point was simply that the guy shouldn't be beating hims
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I think it's so awesome that everyone got to meet up for this.. Looks like all had a fantastic time. And what a gracious host! Carlos, well done! I want to be a European party goer!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I was originally taught to do everything in the way that Ed Foote describes. I did that approach for many years. In the end, I choose to deviate from that path for a number of very specific reasons (i.e., it didn't happen haphazardly). Since I monit
Adult Beginners Forum
Hello I'm a newbie :-) I'm glad I found this thread as I have read through some of the others in the adult beginner forum and most were well over my head! I am working on 2 Alfred L1 books - the basic adult piano course and the one for the later beg
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Jump to new posts Re: How struts define pitch variation between tunings by Bosendorff @ 07/24/14 11:52 PM

Originally Posted By: phantomFiveAm I reading your chart correctly, that some of the strings are getting sharper over time? Yes. Here in the summer, RH goes way up, so if your house has no climate control, piano pitch goes up.
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Jump to new posts Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) by AimeeO @ 07/24/14 11:51 PM

Hey! Glad ya'll liked the Fiona Apple.. Can't understand why it wouldn't link right. Recaredo, I was impressed with the finalists I saw. We saw only 4 of the 12. I'm hoping I can catch the finals on Sunday. I think poor BillyO got his fill Tuesda
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Jump to new posts Re: Visited Yamaha's Flagship Store Today by phantomFive @ 07/24/14 11:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve CohenOriginally Posted By: phantomFiveI do feel that something was lost when the Steinway family gave up control of the company, though. What was lost? Motivated leadership that cares about pianos. Similar thing happen
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Jump to new posts Re: How struts define pitch variation between tunings by phantomFive @ 07/24/14 11:43 PM

Am I reading your chart correctly, that some of the strings are getting sharper over time?
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Jump to new posts How struts define pitch variation between tunings by Bosendorff @ 07/24/14 11:40 PM

It's time for another tuning - last one was 6 months ago - and here the RH change between summer/winter is drastic. I already noticed that before, but this time after transferring the pitch variation of each key on a graph, it becomes even clearer.
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