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Pianist Corner
Most of you all missing the point, and insinuating that i am mistaking "playing to my full potential" with "playing well". i understand that, but i am talking about making the pieces I know already sing true to the nobility it de
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Finger "Tapes": Purpose? by CleverName @ 07/27/14 10:56 PM

I've only seen them on young folks practicing, never in performance, and never on anyone older. I don't have anything like these, and I don't know anyone who uses them. i.e.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ_-BoKAmM8, around 7:00 in, or http://www
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What key signature are you? by Polyphonist @ 07/27/14 10:55 PM

Interesting that interest in D major is being expressed, when I in fact think of it as my least favorite key.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Faber Graduates by BrianDX @ 07/27/14 10:52 PM

No problem. I am also using the Accelerated PA for Older Beginners as well, which IMHO works better for me personally than the other "all-in-one" books for adults Even though I did have some lessons over 25 years ago, my teacher decided 1
Adult Beginners Forum
It will be different but not something you cannot overcome in a short time.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Well, I did it again... by AZ_Astro @ 07/27/14 10:35 PM

Wow - looks really nice! Congrats!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Accessories needed for grand pianos. by BDB @ 07/27/14 10:26 PM

You need to get over it. A piano is not a piano until there are lots of fingernail marks on the nameboard!
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: Summer Composition Competition 2014 by Steve Chandler @ 07/27/14 10:23 PM

I thought I'd bump this thread since I've finished and recorded my piece and need to remember how to submit it. Do we still need to submit the score in musicXML or will a pdf do?
Piano Forum
FYI. Here is the picture of the SP 113E
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Summer Camp by myip @ 07/27/14 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: malkinIdyllwild Arts has a 2 week summer piano workshop for kids 9-12. http://www.idyllwildarts.org/ My child won 3 place in American Protege. Is this a good program for her? I am worried that it may be too easy for her. Do
Piano Forum
Thank you for the reply. We went back again to the store today and made specific comparison between the K300 new and the SP 113. The tone just seem to be so sweet on the SP and the touch on the SP also felt more "natural" we can strike a n
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Famous mistakes by concert pianists by argerichfan @ 07/27/14 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve Peterson Have you read the Biography by Schonberg? I recently read it, and found it to be one of the most compelling biographies I've read. Curious to read that sometime. I am about to embark on Neil Powell's bio of
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: catersrecorders can play 3 octaves not 2. A top recorder player with an advanced quality recorder can manage to play somewhat beyond the 2nd octave. But in general, the range does not go that high. Can you yourself reach 3 oc
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Correcting Heavy Piano Touchweight in Grand Pianos by WilliamTruitt @ 07/27/14 10:06 PM

Most recently, I have been getting my hammers from Ronsen using the Weikert felt, with the low profile David Love variation. The best sounding and consistent hammers I have used, not the humongousoidal Weikert felt hammers with megatons of felt on t
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Something (Anything) Other Than ET by RonTuner @ 07/27/14 10:06 PM

The www.rollingball.com site has the updated Koval temperament graphs. I needed to clear my cache using Chrome to see the update. Otherwise, I got an error message. Other browsers may handle it better... Ron Koval
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Need advice on heat/humidity for today! by Retsacnal @ 07/27/14 10:02 PM

Speaking of neurotic, I'm surprised you're going to install a humidity control system within the piano since Steinway does not recommend them. I've always been a little skeptical about these systems. I suspect they are effectively no different tha
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: BDBI use a hand coiler. I hold the tuning pin in my hand and turn it with a crank, and it makes a coil! 'Works like a charm, and doesn't cost much. I look for the stupidest tuning pin in the box and use that one for my "du
Adult Beginners Forum
MandyD, several years ago a guy named AW2PP (AlwaysWantedToPlayPiano) was taking lessons with his daughter (also somewhere around 8 years old), and I think the daughter played in two of the recitals. I don't know if they bent the rules for him or wh
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Something (Anything) Other Than ET by Jon Page @ 07/27/14 09:28 PM

Ron's temperament series groups different strength temperaments in a nice package. I only have the offsets for KVEW but would like to try the rest at some point. All of my customers who delved into the WT waters migrated to a narrower difference betw
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: WilliamTruittYou must be starting with overlong hammers anyway, since you are adding 4 or 5 mm to the bore.I just make the hammers myself--it makes it a lot easier to get what I want. This also allows me to shape the hammer core
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: This sounds like Satie? by hreichgott @ 07/27/14 09:24 PM

I kinda see what the person means about Satie (try the Gnossiennes) but basically this piece is structured like pop music: repetitive broken chord figuration in a repeating chord progression, with increasing liberties taken in the melodic voice. Mayb
Pianist Corner
Historically informed performers do play this music more extemporaneously.
Pianist Corner
The Hungarian Rhapsody can be a lot of things. The Toccata is just really really hard. (Both are pieces I'd like to learn sometime in the next 10 years. The Hungarian Rhapsody is only delayed because I just haven't gotten to it yet. Toccata is delay
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I use a hand coiler. I hold the tuning pin in my hand and turn it with a crank, and it makes a coil!
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Well, I did it again... by Rickster @ 07/27/14 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: davidglennCongratulations RICK on owning such a great looking piano! I'm sure it sounds great also! It's beautiful. Thanks, David! Judging from your sig-line, you've got a nice assortment of really nice pianos yourself! I
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