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Originally Posted By: wrClassical music didn't need to revamp its image to attract me when I was young. Sorting out the culture in which I lived to find the quality stuff didn't rely on marketing. But today it clearly does to revamp based on dwin
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Jump to new posts Re: Update on new piece, your input is welcomed. by Dwscamel @ 10/18/14 11:10 AM

This is exactly what I was going to say -- the opening measure reminds me of Chopin's 25/12, because in that etude, you do the same "pinky to thumb" trick in fast sixteenths for the arpeggios. And that is way, way beyond beginner/intermedi
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Liszt - La Leggierezza by Hakki @ 10/18/14 11:10 AM

First I should say again that this is a high caliber performance. As you say, for a competition performance less or unnoticeable mistakes are expected if not none. But it is not only about mistakes. I am talking also about the accelerandos, climaxe
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Jump to new posts Re: Tchaikovsky Romance in F minor - WOW! by Dwscamel @ 10/18/14 11:06 AM

I hadn't heard this piece before, but you're right: the march section contrasts beautifully with the opening and ending themes. And there are lots of delicate figures and ornaments that sound just beautiful, especially in this recording by Sara Danes
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: DesibartenderThere is a 1500 Charles Walter sitting in San Jose waiting for me. My daugther just didn't like the sound of Bechstein. I like how the Bechstein sounds but my daughter just seem to enjoy the Charles Walter more. Be
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
attack not "tuned" it is noisy and not sounding nice, as an old tuning that was not done optimally at start- no comment on the intervals, just the sound. it sound creaking/grinding - may be only tuned in the sustain.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Newbie First Post by Ukjonathan @ 10/18/14 10:56 AM

Hi again and thanks for the new welcomes,                                                                    Well had a crazy week really and you'll understand why when I tell you. I started my lessons three weeks ago and my chosen teacher  said she
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Stage/Digital piano with string resonance? by sirwormsalot @ 10/18/14 10:44 AM

The MP11 sounds good. Does anyone have experience with how its action compares to a CP4? Am I right in saying that it has no speakers built-in?
Piano Teachers Forum
The thing that these two students have in common, is that they are transfer students from another teacher. In the OP, the solutions that were tried was giving fun solos and duets, pep talks, and guidance in practising efficiently. It these are tran
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann's musical aesthetics by de_schreiber @ 10/18/14 10:38 AM

Originally Posted By: fnork It's downloadable here for anyone that would be interested in this quite fascinating topic: Schumann's musical aesthetics Sounds interesting, but no longer available on Rapidshare.com
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Question for jazz players and improvisation by Silver Keys @ 10/18/14 10:33 AM

Great thread. Lots of good insight being shared here. Thanks, everyone.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Lets talk springs... by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 10/18/14 10:32 AM

Emmery, You might want to talk springs with John Rhodes, RPT in Vancouver WA. He is an engineer who worked for Hewlett-Packard for some time. He made some alternative jack springs that were on the market for a short time I believe. There was an artic
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Lets talk springs... by Olek @ 10/18/14 10:18 AM

As long the spring is not too hard, as it is noisy and not cool for touch. It is also not good to compress too much the cushions
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: MorodieneThis is something I've often wondered about. When you change to certain keys, shouldn't you change the fingerings? Even then, some of the exercsises are downright awkward. No. Same fingering in Db as well as E.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My new Kawai K-500 by terminaldegree @ 10/18/14 10:06 AM

Congrats!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano search update by PhilipInChina @ 10/18/14 10:06 AM

Any piano you buy is going, eventually, to need new strings. When I bought my Bechstein the conversation with the tech went something like this: "Have the strings been replaced" "Yes, of course." (BTW in heavy Bulgarian accent
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Tchaikovsky Romance in F minor - WOW! by bennevis @ 10/18/14 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Pover What annoyed me was how unpianistic Tchaikovky's piano writing is. Especially in the barcarole, he just feels like adding a few "chord notes" in the melody line, making his pieces a voicing nightmare for someone
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Myth Buster? by turandot @ 10/18/14 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: RicksterWelcome to Piano World, Ryan! It seems to me that your myth #6 is right on par... who can argue with it? Never mind, lots of members here like to argue, period. Big difference between disagreeing and arguing. In
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano search update by beethovenop54 @ 10/18/14 09:57 AM

Thank you for your observant reply. You make some good points. According to the tech, the bridges and soundboard are all in very good condition. I have a rough idea for restringing cost. I looked at this piano at the beginning of my search. I
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Please analyse and comment on this tuning-thanks by tonyster220763 @ 10/18/14 09:55 AM

Hi. Just to emphasize, I didnt tune this. It was a professional tuner that did (I suppose- I don't know the tuner or his name since it's from a conservatory). We are indeed hearing unisons and you can distinctly hear the beats in the skeleton.
Piano Teachers Forum
Careful friends. Einstein was a mediocre high school student.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My new Kawai K-500 by PhilipInChina @ 10/18/14 09:52 AM

Very, very pleased for you. May your Kawai give you as much pleasure as mine gives me.
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: batmomI am going to look at a Taylor London studio piano. The model number is TU-12 then a 3 or 8 - I can't quite tell from the picture. The serial number is 1231167. 1. My question is - does anyone know by the serial numbe
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: MP7 vs. CP4 vs. SV1 for Rhodes/Wurli by Chouca @ 10/18/14 09:49 AM

Great Rhodes tweak Scott! In general I find the EPīs in the MP7 tuned very dark, sounds better with less low EQ.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Lets talk springs... by Emmery @ 10/18/14 09:46 AM

Most of the jack springs are excessively long by design, bow out (bowing creates non linear strength through compression), and operate off the jacks heel in an arc stroke rather than stright line. A shorter heel, shorter spring, with less bow in it,
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