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I thought it looks longer? 220 or 230 cm perhaps?
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
I like this ....
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hypnotherapist by TonyB @ 03/01/15 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By Rerun As to the dentist, meh ... maybe he was having a bad day, but one day in this lifetime you may run into somebody who wants you to do good ... but not any better than they are doing. Agreed. I would guess the dentist jus
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai's, Virtual Technician and "piano rumble" by bennevis @ 03/01/15 08:05 AM

Is this a thread for 'A bad workman blames his piano'? Or more accurately '....blames whoever invented an instrument that he can't be bothered learning to play properly'?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Recently bought a used FP on a Swiss auction site. The piano suffered from crackling sounds or sometimes no sound at all. Have found a guy who replaced the caps on the motherboard (11 in total). Afterwards still crackling sound. Did some good cleanin
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How long is this piano? What does "Cola" mean? by pianolive @ 03/01/15 08:01 AM

1/2 Cola would mean half size piano. That could be anything from 180 to 210 cm. The piano looks like a 190-200 cm with a Bluthner Patent Action. Made around 1890.
Pianist Corner
My guess is it felt like a Steinway i.e. deeper keydip and heavier touch weight. He even told Fontana to sneak off to, heaven forbid, Erard's!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By R_BI don't like the C Major scale layout - the grouping of sharps as "special" makes every scale different. History seems to be the only excuse for that and we're stuck with it. Players of fretted instruments are somewh
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By chopin_r_usEven Chopin had to send back a 'bad' (AFAHWC) Pleyel! Because it sounded like a 2014 Steinway?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hypnotherapist by Rerun @ 03/01/15 07:41 AM

Quote:...Then I HEARD a song and was able to play it on the piano. but mainly made up stuff and people said it sounded great. One day I visited my friend's house who's father was a dentist. they had a 7 foot grand piano and i was playing on it and th
Pianist Corner
Even Chopin had to send back a 'bad' (AFAHWC) Pleyel!
Pianist Corner
I'll bet that's worth listening to. Won't be very authentic but, unlike Gould, there will be phrasing!
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By chopin_r_usHe's a member here. The only person I know that may have got close. But how would we know? Even in today's machine age the same model produced on the same day in the same factory can easily vary a heck of a lot! J
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Jump to new posts Re: February Piano Bar by Riddler @ 03/01/15 07:36 AM

Tubbie, Beautiful, sad, touching. Ed
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Jump to new posts Re: Burn out and joy by RaggedKeyPresser @ 03/01/15 07:34 AM

Music is my friend that never deceives me. It soothes my soul and communicates with the past. It's totally irrelevant if anybody else likes or approves of it. It is for me alone. It's an endless landscape for a life-long exploration.
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A stately performance from one of the titans of the Bach piano world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDMJZ2s_drA
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Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2015 by barbaram @ 03/01/15 07:28 AM

I've uploaded 2 of mine, the third is on a different computer so not done for now Raglan Road: https://app.box.com/s/y9u5vdsxcxqqcisn7r9l3bchd58t02u5 Schumann Op 68 no 1 Melody: https://app.box.com/s/s4osxo1f46ncwzkyldlzlry2gud18rdo
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Jump to new posts Waldemarsudde på Natten by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 07:19 AM

This is a little Tempo di valse composition. Of particular concern is the music spacing which resulted in the awkward appearance of measures 35 and 36. With the bar line more to the right, measure 35 looks peculiarly spread out. The eighth note tr
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts How long is this piano? What does "Cola" mean? by David-G @ 03/01/15 07:18 AM

Here we have an early Bluthner grand advertised in Argentina, described as "Piano De Media Cola Bluthner" and "PIANO ALEMÁN DE 1/2 COLA". I gather that in Spanish and other Romance languages terms such as "Cola", &qu
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New Piano - U1 vs B3 vs.. digital? by ChrisVenables @ 03/01/15 07:02 AM

Originally Posted By clobboor buy U1 at 5x 255 price and take a small financial hit? Dear clobbo I you really consider that buying the U1 is, for you, a small financial hit, then yes, go for it. However, please consider the following. Yamaha gr
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Jump to new posts Re: a real beauty . . . by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 06:58 AM

That 1862 Bechstein is a nice one but it doesn't seem to always record very well . . . it sounds good in those two links. When it comes to the older pianos I tend to go mostly for the Erards. This one from the 1850s sounds pretty good for a 160 or
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Yuja Wang plays Scriabin by pianoman9 @ 03/01/15 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By argerichfanOriginally Posted By pianoman9 And yes, I PROUDLY have the enthusiasm of a teenager! If indeed you are a teenager, I admire your enthusiasm! Good on you. Back when I was a teenager (about 16 years ago) I got slamm
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Burn out and joy by Rerun @ 03/01/15 06:53 AM

Originally Posted By Sand TigerAs I near my third piano anniversary, I am struggling to recapture the joy. Those that are still active on the forum, obviously haven't quit piano. You are still here. So I have two questions: What part of the piano ex
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Verbier Festival interviews by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 06:47 AM

Originally Posted By pianoloverusOriginally Posted By Michael SayersI looked for Alessio Bax in the collection of interviews. I know that Alessio has performed there but maybe I am just not very adept at YouTube searches. In one of your threads, pi
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Don't worry about semi-weighted vs. unweighted. No matter which of those you look at, some of them are decent and some of them are terrible (and this being as subjective as it is, people won't even always agree about which is which). The point is tha
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