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Jump to new posts Re: why scales? by rocket88 @ 06/26/15 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By raskdogI get why we do scales. Scales exercise the fingers and reinforce key signatures. What I don't get is the need to do them in contrary motion like I need to do for my next exam. Seriously I really don't get the point. 1.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Music School" Transfers by malkin @ 06/26/15 07:11 PM

Do you communicate to the students and their parents exactly where and how their skills are lacking?
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Upright Gulbransen 1926 value by David Boyce @ 06/26/15 07:07 PM

Chris Leslie, I so agree with your "minimum intervention" approach. It just seems the most economically and ethically sensible. I don't have workshop facilities, but even if I did, the "conservative, tuneable, functional" approa
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway no 600000 ? by BDB @ 06/26/15 06:51 PM

Yes, it sounds better than some of the other pianos that people hear say sound better than Steinways, at least to my ears.
Pianist Corner
The world is big enough to encompass all kinds of people. Except for arrogance over what one has or not have.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: why scales? by raskdog @ 06/26/15 06:46 PM

I get why we do scales. Scales exercise the fingers and reinforce key signatures. What I don't get is the need to do them in contrary motion like I need to do for my next exam. Seriously I really don't get the point.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Music School" Transfers by AZNpiano @ 06/26/15 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By Brownskins Based on what you are saying, there is wisdom in joining competitions or even, auditioning with other piano schools, from time to time. This gives us perspective. Well, the kids have been tested via the CM system.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Music School" Transfers by AZNpiano @ 06/26/15 06:29 PM

It may very well be ignorance, coupled with complacency.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: why scales? by Doritos Flavoured @ 06/26/15 06:25 PM

playing scales and arpeggios do wonders for dextery and, more importantly, to develop complete control of the keyboard: your hands will know each nook and crany of this once wild and uncharted territory instinctively
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By qazsedcftSince it was 5 years ago and only Grade 1 I think it's best to start over from scratch. But I highly recommend a teacher. Hi True. But I would really like to know what topics etc ill be covering in book 1. I really w
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: grade 1 exam by fuji88 @ 06/26/15 06:17 PM

This is fantastic, congrats!
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By fuji88I don't know Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, but I own and have read all 3 Alfred's Adult All-in-One Course books. I think this series would be a great help to you, especially since you need to learn how to read the gra
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Upright Gulbransen 1926 value by Chris Leslie @ 06/26/15 06:15 PM

In my area there is a market for older pianos. The big old Gulbransen type of piano could sell for $1000 if it is in very good original condition which is rare. Normally they will be quite worn out but easy to sell for a few hundred if they are funct
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By Entheoa repeated theme (myth) here is that jazz musicians look down upon classical musicians. in my years spent in that genre (granted, quite some time ago) i can't remember hearing or reading about a 'cat' dissing a classical mu
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Hiring a tech to FIND a piano by terminaldegree @ 06/26/15 06:12 PM

Nah- just call any techs you know and ask if they know of any decent pianos for sale in your price range. They sometimes know who might be looking to upgrade or sell from their current clientele.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: OT, Tell us about yourself by nancyde @ 06/26/15 06:09 PM

Thanks for the kind welcome--I really appreciate it.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: grade 1 exam by qazsedcft @ 06/26/15 06:02 PM

Congratulations dmcgeown!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: grade 1 exam by Smurfette @ 06/26/15 05:49 PM

Well Done
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: tuning app by jshelton @ 06/26/15 05:45 PM

Thanks for your replies. Dirk's application is the one I was thinking of but I'll certainly look into the others mentioned.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Lubrication choices by David Boyce @ 06/26/15 05:30 PM

Yes but I want to know where Chris Warren is and who that technician is!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: advertising options for technicians by David Boyce @ 06/26/15 05:26 PM

Quote:I agree with the magnetic signs too, have them on my car, along with a plastic "take a card" box magnetically attached to the car (people do take the cards). I haven't tried the idea myself, but it strikes me that if you're having a
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By RonaldSteinwayYes, I am serious. If one has good hearing, one can just play whatever they can sing in their mind. It is not a struggle to improvise. I am not saying the improvisation will be good. If one does not have good heari
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Upright Gulbransen 1926 value by David Boyce @ 06/26/15 05:20 PM

Hear Hear to all the above!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I see that you're in Brazil. My daughter lives there, and she tells me that everything imported is expensive. So, point taken. Example: Xbox = $1200 USD equivalent!
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