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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: meantone temperament by TheTuner @ 06/30/15 02:58 AM

The way I use these forms of temperament is only to add some color to the tuning ( different keys). And WT and MT are in my opinion quite different, even when you use the weakest from of them. Just another way of saying it. My own piano is tuned in 1
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Problem reading one area in bass clef by FrankCox @ 06/30/15 02:49 AM

It takes me longer to read notes on the bass clef than the treble clef. (I'm still at the stage of having to figure out what each note is individually on both clefs.) I think it's because I look at what's on the treble clef first and therefore seem
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Search not working? by pv88 @ 06/30/15 02:40 AM

The SEARCH box now appears to be working again. Clicking on the SEARCH box opens a new window like this one, below: [There is a "Google Custom Search" box]
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Jump to new posts Re: What should I look for in a house? by backto_study_piano @ 06/30/15 02:39 AM

Originally Posted By JohnSprung... A rural or outer suburban location with large lots is a plus if you intend to play loud enough for potential neighbor issues. Or back onto a Motorway like I do, so there's always the hum of traffic in the vi
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My prize list: 1. Kharitonov 2. Geniusas 3. Li 4. Debargue 5. Masleev 6. Redkin
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Jump to new posts Re: "Search" box not working? by pv88 @ 06/30/15 02:30 AM

Hi, Frank: Thanks! Looks like the new "SEARCH" box is now working as it opens a new window when you click on it and instead of the blank page you get the "Google Custom Search" box: [Same window appears in both Safari & Fir
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland HP508 speaker noise by Jay Roland @ 06/30/15 02:29 AM

Originally Posted By stamkorgOriginally Posted By Jay RolandHi Threethumb, Sorry to hear about your HP508. As others have mentioned, your first port of call should be your dealer where you made the purchase. Rest assured that Roland will work with
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Roland f130r volume level for grand piano. by nigelchen @ 06/30/15 02:27 AM

Hi i have a roland F130r. May i know what volume level should i put for my piano in order to replicate the actual volume of a grand piano?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Problem reading one area in bass clef by qazsedcft @ 06/30/15 01:56 AM

Coincidentally, I sometimes have the same problem with C and A on the treble staff. I don't think it has anything to do with the middle line but rather that our brain mixes up those notes with the position on the other staff (C3 and C5 are like mirro
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Problem reading one area in bass clef by Isabelle1949 @ 06/30/15 01:26 AM

The middle line on bass clef, I know is a D and when I sight read a note in that spot I have no problem nailing it. The C and E on either side of it are the problems. I don't know of its my eyes, but I am always screwing them up. Most of the time I w
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Jump to new posts Re: Pros and Cons of posting prices paid for pianos. by 88 Fingers Jeff @ 06/30/15 01:21 AM

I think more information is almost always better. If someone posts the price they paid, and it turns out to be a deal unlikely to be matched, I'll figure that out on my own soon enough. Meanwhile, I'm sure there would be plenty of posters on the fo
Adult Beginners Forum
6/28 Chopin √Čtude Op 10 No 1, at a snails pace, well maybe an ant's pace. Have no intention of memorizing or learning the whole thing, just think it's a good, different exercise to expand my horizons. Telemann Overture 1, site read 3 parts, slowly
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: yamaha P115 digital piano by BaR @ 06/30/15 01:15 AM

I find that on the P95, a couple of generations older than the P115, that the default Touch Sensitivity setting of Medium did not feel right to me in regards to the pressure/sound ratio. So I set mine to Soft and it feels much more natural to me when
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Learning to play the piano by grace_note @ 06/30/15 01:12 AM

Even if you can't afford (or your parents can't/won't pay for) lessons, just play! There are so many online resources. Just search them out. You can record your stuff for peer review/feedback...there's always a way.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to develop finger muscles by outo @ 06/30/15 12:54 AM

I would think anyone with really hypermobile finger joints knows why one must develope muscles to gain "strength". Strength refers to stability here, not "finger power". The muscles may not actually be in the fingers, but they are
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Jump to new posts Re: Daniil Trifonov -- performance & review(s) by grace_note @ 06/30/15 12:50 AM

Coincidentally, I happen to be listening to Trifonov - Beethoven: Sonata No. 32 in C Minor (live at Carnegie Hall) on YouTube. I agree that his mannerisms can be downright scary at times, but I don't let that deter me from completely enjoying his wo
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Accenting beats by outo @ 06/30/15 12:44 AM

Originally Posted By MeddenOriginally Posted By HakkiIt is easier to understand this if you try to sing the passage. Only someone who has never heard me sing would say that....'Mr Monotone', my wife calls me. To emulate my singing, just hold down the
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Why C major scale is the hardest one? by Nahum @ 06/30/15 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By indigo_daveB harmonic minor - RH 123 1234 LH 4321 4321 In moderate tempo, I prefer in the right hand 23 123 13 -13 123 13 to avoid not very convenient 234, where a longest finger is located on white key between blacks.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My first vid on PW by outo @ 06/30/15 12:36 AM

Originally Posted By sor just remember you can do anything you practice enough times It doesn't really go like this. Only if you find out the way to practice the right way first. It seems you have found a way that works for you!
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Jump to new posts Re: Which piece describes your mood now? by dogperson @ 06/30/15 12:20 AM

What time of the day? It changes. Sometimes my mood is like Chopin's "Raindrops" Prelude... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ksNyyuViQ After a bad day at work I like to pretend I am a flamenco dancer - with a red rose and black fa
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How to develop finger muscles by trigalg693 @ 06/30/15 12:18 AM

If you think you don't need strength/endurance (another form of strength really) to play, you should try Chopin op.10 no.2, or anything with a lot of fast octaves. Your technique can be perfect but if your muscles are weak you'll cramp up.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Have I Moved to the Dark Side? by piano2 @ 06/30/15 12:13 AM

Hi Luca, In response to your question - Some of my students wish to play the new piece at the lesson because they are more comfortable going home to practice something they have already done with some success. Others are more independent, like you
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, June 10-July 3 by Brendan @ 06/29/15 11:58 PM

Well, Sokolov was 16 when he won and Kharitonov has done some concerts with Gergiev (there are pictures of them playing together here along with a few others with Matsuev, too); ultimately, it really comes down to how he plays tomorrow. There's no w
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Have I Moved to the Dark Side? by lunobili @ 06/29/15 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By piano2All of us teachers encounter times when a student is resistant to trying something at the lesson. I generally ask the student if they'd like to try it at the lesson or practice it at home first. Then the student chooses w
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Boston amateur competition by fuzzy8balls @ 06/29/15 11:50 PM

Just in case anyone's interested, here's a video of all my performances at this competition: Preliminary Round 2015.06.12 0:04 Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9, No. 3 5:45 Schumann - Abegg Variations Op. 1 Semifinal Round 2015.06.13 13:40 Ravel - Jeux d'eau
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