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Jump to new posts Re: Got a Kawai MP11 by kanadajin @ 03/02/15 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By clobboThere's a demo MP10 at one of our local music shops for $2100CDN.. a new MP11 is $3400CDN. Is an MP11 "$1300" better over the MP10? What's the reliability like on these keyboards? There are 2 aspects to this
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Got a Kawai MP11 by peterws @ 03/02/15 03:34 PM

FWIW real classical (church)organs have enormously long keys . . . and a lovely light touch. Well, the digitals I played did . . .and the real pipe organs sometimes have an electronic action which is similar. The non electronic action is heavier an
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Jump to new posts Re: Bass strings on 52" upright? by SMHaley @ 03/02/15 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By VivancoShould I keep the original bass strings on my US-50 Kawai upright (mid 80's)? If i change them will i get a louder and deeper bass? If so, which brand of bass strings do i ask a tech to use??? I love the bass on America
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Digitaleagle, welcome to Piano World! Your longish post is very helpful as it gives a clearer description of this piano. Of course, the condition and value of the piano can be determined only by a thorough appraisal of the piano by a professional
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Jump to new posts Re: Developing your musicianship by PianogrlNW @ 03/02/15 03:27 PM

I'm now caught up and on Lesson 5. Some of the information early on is pretty basic but I like his teaching style and he pulls the information about the blues, 7th chords and pentatonic scales together in an easy to understand format. The 735 rule wa
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Jump to new posts Re: Yet another hand coordination question by pavanne1 @ 03/02/15 03:23 PM

I recommend that my students do the 80% method . That is 2x right 2x left and then once hands together. I still remember my first lesson I told my teacher I would NEVER play with both hands at the same time. But one note leads to another and sooner o
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Jump to new posts Re: Snowy day and a cool video by Rich Galassini @ 03/02/15 03:17 PM

Originally Posted By Michael SayersThanks for sharing that. I hope you don't mind me asking, what is the year of the Bösendorfer? Originally Posted By ClsscLibLove it. Rich, I don't know Bosies. Is that a vintage instrument? It is a new piano
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Jump to new posts Re: Is this touch weight ok for practice? by joe80 @ 03/02/15 03:07 PM

Hmmm. It should be enough that weight produces the tone, even in a child. I spend a lot of time teaching young children to play the piano so I've experience of this. If the piano is too heavy it will just cause tension related problems in the piani
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Jump to new posts Re: Developing your musicianship by Bsw @ 03/02/15 03:05 PM

i just took first week. Interesting. Anything to add to my knowledge is good. Time to go to weekly lesson now.
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Jump to new posts Re: Is this touch weight ok for practice? by WhoDwaldi @ 03/02/15 03:05 PM

I am not a fan of the heavy-touch-weight-to-develop-students'-fingers school of thought. In the long run, anything above "medium" is too much for advanced literature. Concert grands, on which students play recitals and compete, SHOULD feel
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI MP7 THREAD by PhJ. @ 03/02/15 03:04 PM

While we're at it, is there any easter egg in the MP7 we should know about ? (there was 1 sine sound in may last DP, though it might have been for testing purposes)
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Let's talk about dynamic range by bjorn of brekkukot @ 03/02/15 03:03 PM

I use Pianoteq, and I set my dynamic range to around 50 db, but I wonder: do headphones slightly compress the sound? Should the dynamic range be different, depending on whether you're using headphones or speakers?
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Jump to new posts Re: Is this touch weight ok for practice? by Fang @ 03/02/15 03:01 PM

This piano has been regulated (4 or 5 hours spent ) last month and evenly played. Since I did ask for the touch weight, the technician brought the tool to give me the measurement. The few minutes I spent on it, I do need to use actual strength to g
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By jimb100 Engineering diagrams and cutaway drawing don't provide information relevant to the purchase. This is because the piano player is not a piano engineer and the engineer is tasked with creating an integrated instrument where
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why not a worm drive to tension strings? by Chris Leslie @ 03/02/15 02:59 PM

Ian, the only departure, apart from the Stringer, from the conventional pin/pinblock that were made in significant numbers were with the Beale tuning system. Beale pianos had a cast iron pinblock with tapered pins pushed in from the back and retained
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Jump to new posts Re: Warning: Explicit Image by JohnSprung @ 03/02/15 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By Sam S One of those concert dollies is a good idea if the piano has to be moved around. +1 In a private home, you can do without a dolly. Anywhere else, it makes sense to use them.
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Jump to new posts Beale pins by Chris Leslie @ 03/02/15 02:52 PM

Beale pins
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Jump to new posts Re: Is this touch weight ok for practice? by joe80 @ 03/02/15 02:46 PM

Er... I really don't think having children practising on a piano with such a heavy touch is a good idea, sorry. Someone here quoted that a heavier touch will give you more expression and that is simply not true. You should have the piano regulated
Pianist Corner
Thanks - no, actually nothing is changed from the score I have. I think it might be the acoustics and the bad audio quality of the clip. I do have an audio version of it, recorded from the audience and the impression is slightly different. You can he
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: March Piano Bar by jazztpt @ 03/02/15 02:41 PM

Great stuff chaps. Ken - as an ex trumpet player and Miles fan this is one of my favourite tunes, really like your solo on this particlularly the second half which really works well. The trumpet player is definitely going for a Miles impression, how
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is this touch weight ok for practice? by Fang @ 03/02/15 02:39 PM

If I bought the Steinway, that will be the major piano they practice on. I have a yamaha digital (weighted keys), $1800 when bought 7 years ago, when started. Currently, they rotate their time on digital and the U3. U3 will be sold after I upgrade.
Pianist Corner
The sound is not very clear, so I cannot comment on your playing. But it seems from the audience's reaction that it was a remarkable performance. Congratulations!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hypnotherapist by Forrest Halford @ 03/02/15 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By Mike. ... I got into the banjo as i loved John Denver and heard it on his live album and love the way it looked and so I learned it. But now it is more of a vovelty instrument and it is not taken serious in most music circles and
Pianist Corner
Very well done! It seemed in the final moments that you might have changed a few details from the original (or maybe the hall acoustics brought out different elements). Have you modified it a little from Cziffra's version?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Wm Knabe & Co 1894 upright grand piano by JohnSprung @ 03/02/15 02:37 PM

Knabe at that time was a high quality make. But they made major design changes to their entire line in the first decade of the 20th. century. If it was 15 years newer, parts would be easier to get. The first thing is to get a local tech to give y
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