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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: Paul678 I can get amateurs to do it for about $80 or so, but then I risk messing up the finish. Actually, you risk more than that. Professional movers get hurt all the time. It's not something that should be entrusted to an u
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Jump to new posts Re: Best way to dispose of an old piano? by Retsacnal @ 07/26/14 10:26 PM

That fire video was kinda crazy! How much is a cast iron frame worth? Sell the house and leave it for the new owners. Another option might be to bury it--that could intrigue future archeologists.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Grands then playing The New Roland by bnolsen @ 07/26/14 10:25 PM

CNC machines do wonders for manufacturing complex things like acoustic piano parts, etc. For solid body electric instruments like electric guitars and basses the quality and consistency of low end instruments has dramatically improved. People are s
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning a piano lower than standard pitch by KJLien @ 07/26/14 10:24 PM

I personally have an older upright piano that I got at a church rummage sale. It was 200 cents, or a whole tone, flat when I got it. It's taken me a while to bring it up to 440, but it stays pretty well now and sounds good when tuned to standard pitc
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Wow! $200.00 to move a piano is dirt cheap in my area.
Adult Beginners Forum
Thanks so much for the warm welcome everyone. :-) I had a breakthrough yesterday and managed to play the C major scale with both hands at the same time (I have been struggling with this) and then I even surprised myself and managed the G major scale
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland RD 800 by Kawai James @ 07/26/14 10:17 PM

Congrats Pete! Now, time to ditch that horrible X-stand... ;p James x
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Best way to dispose of an old piano? by Dave B @ 07/26/14 10:16 PM

Grab a 3 lb hammer and have some fun... might want to wear safety goggles. Enjoy
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
...is the cost of the move can be more than the price of the piano. The pros here in Tucson charge about $200. I can get amateurs to do it for about $80 or so, but then I risk messing up the finish. Of course, if the finish is messed up already,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Thanks Chris, I have not yet seen your simulator. I will try it.
Pianist Corner
It's really sweet to play on a wonderful piano in a wonderful room, because the instrument and room help you so much, but... unless we can afford to only ever play on the best pianos in the best rooms, one must contend with reality as well Glad you
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: proutOriginally Posted By: OlekRaphael, what I think is that even if octave types are interesting to have some reperes, t-he way we are dealing with them by comparing beats is not so accurate, an also say nothing about the "
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: C.Bechstein vs. Bechstein by Retsacnal @ 07/26/14 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: PhilipInChinaOriginally Posted By: terminaldegreeKarl and Joe, Although I am familiar with historically significant recordings on old Bluthners and Bechsteins, and agree that those sounds are unique, I completely disagree that
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: chambermusic, partners... by BruceD @ 07/26/14 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: laguna_greg[...Well, I got older and wiser. So now, everybody has to buy their own parts. If they don't bring their parts to rehearsal, then the "rehearsal" doesn't take place and we blame the guilty party. Not me.
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: Anti-academic arrogance. by gsmonks @ 07/26/14 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By: TararexI agree with that last sentence. Which perfectly illustrates my point.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Interview with Arnaldo Cohen by Dave B @ 07/26/14 09:54 PM

Very interesting ... Thank you.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Mac mini for software pianos? by Mta88 @ 07/26/14 09:51 PM

Might just end up sticking with windows and update my processor and motherboard. That will certainly be more cost effective. But I am tiring of windows... I always seem to get viruses despite having good virus programs. Atuzi virus is particula
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Partial strength - hammer voicing or soundboard ? by Chris Leslie @ 07/26/14 09:51 PM

Rafael, try to use the simulator application I sent you and a few others. Adjust the relative partial intensities so that P1 only is greater than 0, select no iH, select the two notes you wish to hear and then "play". Then modify one of
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Mac mini for software pianos? by Mta88 @ 07/26/14 09:49 PM

I'm in no rush so I'll wait for the update. Was just curious about the fusion drive mostly but the external thunderbolt makes a lot more sense . Thanks for all the replies. The computer I'm running right now is pretty good. Aging processor but i
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: SSRS by ShiroKuro @ 07/26/14 09:48 PM

Thought I'd give an update on how sight-reading is going with SSRS. Here's my current sight-reading practice menu: 1) KO #3 (playing the B and Db scales HT with eyes closed) 2) KO #4 modified: Instead of doing all the chords (major, minor, diminis
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: July Concert Program - Signup and Planning Thread by hreichgott @ 07/26/14 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Piano DougWhy not "overbook" the way airlines and hotels do? Damon points out that all of the e-citals here have had dropouts. If you were to overbook by, say, 25%, you would end up closer to a full recital. Better
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Noisy keys on a 2 years old Casio PX-135 by EnGee @ 07/26/14 09:47 PM

Thanks rpw for your reply. What do you think about the video I posted? Do you think the solution will only last for a short time? If it is so, then I won't be bothered and just use my Midi controller (spongy synth keys) when I need silent playing. I
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Common pitfalls during learning stages? by hreichgott @ 07/26/14 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Povermistakes start to appear, usually at random places unexpectedly Try playing passages many times *correctly*. Don't just fix it once and move on, get it right like 20 times. When preparing for performance I often take the pi
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Practicing with rhythms or slow practice? by hreichgott @ 07/26/14 09:43 PM

For me, practice in rhythms is very good for evenness, which is my main rhythmic issue. It's also great for speeding up tempo in difficult passages. Slow practice is what I use to establish any change I'm making: choosing an articulation, getting sp
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hailun Owners in Austin Texas? by Gatsbee13 @ 07/26/14 09:42 PM

Haven't seen a lot of threads lately on Hailun. A couple of years back, there were quite a few topics on them.. Was it all just hype? Or are they still going strong.
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