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Jump to new posts Re: Hilarious Craigslist finds by Retsacnal @ 04/25/16 09:57 PM

I had to chuckle when I read "No REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED," at the end of the writeup! But I suspect that what they think is reasonable will be ... well ... unreasonable! Anyway, I think they have every right to get back what they
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What piece are you working now ? And what .... by SadieLady @ 04/25/16 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By bSharp[Cyclist]I think that problem here is that I've "memorized" this piece now and I'm not looking at sheet while playing. . I've become aware of this cycle that I go through with every piece. The first phase is lea
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Latency and connection to the piano by ElmerJFudd @ 04/25/16 09:52 PM

valid. good point. it's a nice realism.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Acoustic samples pianos - asking for opinions by MacMacMac @ 04/25/16 09:41 PM

I like the Kawai Pro. I mix it with a Bosendorfer. The Bosie addresses some of the shortcomings of the Kawai, and the Kawai gives body to the otherwise thin sound of the Bosie.
Adult Beginners Forum
DoritosFlavoured - Well yes, I realize the difference between the two, but I think a good reader will also be a good sight reader. No, I disagree with you about most problems in reading being problems in playing, and suspect you are not a bad reader
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI MP7 THREAD by OneWatt @ 04/25/16 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By Kawai JamesOriginally Posted By Fer De ArmasHi James, what if kawai surprises us with a editor program for ipad 2/3 that works for the MP7?... Regards!. That sounds like a nice luxury, however in my opinion the MP7's user interf
Pianist Corner
It's all online, and you can call them if you need more infomation. Here's the Piano website: Victoria Conservatory Summer Academy-Piano , and the general info website: General Information
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hilarious Craigslist finds by ebonykawai @ 04/25/16 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By RicksterOriginally Posted By pianoloverusThere is another PW thread maybe on the technician's site that has hundreds of ads even much more hysterical than the one posted here. True. But why not post a similar thread here? Some PW
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hilarious Craigslist finds by ebonykawai @ 04/25/16 09:24 PM

I am honestly starting to believe the people in my area are nuts, LOL. http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/5529441209.html
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Play by ear by laguna_greg @ 04/25/16 09:17 PM

I usually give hour lessons, just like anybody. And I don't do just ear training exercises. As far as I'm concerned, EVERYTHING is ear training.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy by Michiyo-Fir @ 04/25/16 09:16 PM

I'm really interested, what do you have to do to prepare for the program? What level do you have to be to join?
Pianist Corner
It is, indeed. There are threads here from earlier years with lots of positive feedback form other Piano World types My husband and I have lived in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years, but as we're planning a move to Victoria this fall, the locat
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Jump to new posts Re: "Thinking Fingers" by Guy Maier by ec @ 04/25/16 09:11 PM

When the book Chopin: Pianist's Repertoire: A Graded Practical Guide by Eleanor Bailie was out of print a couple of years ago, third party booksellers listed on Amazon were listing copies for as much as $5000 When I contacted the British publisher
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Play by ear by chasingrainbows @ 04/25/16 09:11 PM

Laguna Greg and Heather, how long are your average lessons? Or, how much time per lesson do you devote to your ear training exercises?
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Play by ear by chasingrainbows @ 04/25/16 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By AZNpianoThe biggest problem with playing by ear is that some kids use their good hearing to play piano instead of reading notes. Some teachers let this go in order to "encourage" more playing. Consequently, these stud
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy by Michiyo-Fir @ 04/25/16 09:08 PM

Is this Victoria, BC Canada? I never knew there were these kinds of programs, I'm going to look into it since I live in Vancouver.. Edit: Can you explain to me how these programs work? I see some of them are 1-3 hours a day while some are 9-5 mea
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ex-terrible sight readers --> now great readers! by PianoStudent88 @ 04/25/16 09:05 PM

Sand Tiger, what makes you say that Trombone Al was at the low end of aptitude?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hilarious Craigslist finds by Rickster @ 04/25/16 09:05 PM

Originally Posted By pianoloverusThere is another PW thread maybe on the technician's site that has hundreds of ads even much more hysterical than the one posted here. True. But why not post a similar thread here? Some PW members do not visit the tec
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Latency and connection to the piano by siros @ 04/25/16 09:02 PM

It is a subtlety that makes the response more natural, especially if your keyboard can send release velocity. Try turn it back on and play a note. Releasing the key slowly comparing to releasing it very fast. You will see the difference (if release
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Best Steinway Virtual Piano by pold @ 04/25/16 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By MacyOriginally Posted By poldYou mean that there is a speakers system that sounds like an acoustic grand piano? Which one is it? If it was so easy everybody would buy that system, don't you think? This is silly. Speakers aren't
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Progressing a step further by Sand Tiger @ 04/25/16 08:54 PM

To quote Clint Eastwood's movie character "a man's got to know his limitations." If you are a woman, the same applies, just change the pronoun. Rather than me, a beginner, give advice to a pianist with decades of experience, perhaps turn t
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Peculiarities for flute and piano by jdw @ 04/25/16 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By NikolasAh! At last a post. And I was wondering why nobody's posting about these... Thanks for your comments. Yes, the last one is a bit defiant, but in a rather peculiar way I'd say! I mean all of them contain very happy feeli
Pianist Corner
I just registered for this summer adventure, and don't see a current thread. I registered for "Romantic Repertoire" and "Claude Debussy and the French Tradition". After considering the residence, I decided against 12 nights on a d
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Play by ear by laguna_greg @ 04/25/16 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By The Monkeys Compianist, of course it counts, but it wasn't the question. The question is how do you teach it. The answer to that is very simple. Teach it like a language. Music is taught to people in this country as if it
Adult Beginners Forum
Re Sostenuto... my teacher is actually a big fan of it and bemoans that mine is not functioning. Two recent examples: Clair de Lune and Rach C sharp minor prelude.
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