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Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By: keystringI've never had been the parent of a twerp ;), but if my child were taking lessons I'd be concerned with how he will be continuing after the studio closes down. Are you thinking of recommending any teachers - or have yo
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Reading Chord Cheat Sheets?! by PianoGamer @ 11/17/14 08:28 PM

Hi guys, So I'm trying to learn Michael Buble's version of All I Want for Christmas is You, which seems relatively simple (compared to the original), plus it's in a male key + jazzy arrangement. The "tutorial" online has the chords writt
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by harpon @ 11/17/14 08:27 PM

I'm making an older piano go a little farther down the line. adamp88 your first answer WAS sarcastic. Fine IGNORE me PLEASE PROMISE!
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by harpon @ 11/17/14 08:22 PM

Oh no - STOP please! I've seen this attitude on so many forums. You should get with the fiddle luthiers and have a Truly Snooty Party, and try some non-election day! I had a little fun with B&D above after he jumped all over one of my posts in
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by adamp88 @ 11/17/14 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: harpon Hey that's a good quip or an assumption at best, but what would be your advice otherwise, and be specific. Because actually I'm trying to make this as simple as possible-. My specific advice is the same advice you've
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What is considered new? by MiguelAngel07 @ 11/17/14 08:14 PM

Markarian, that is another good example that illustrates the question of who should ultimately bear the "depreciation penalties" associated with "new old stock" transactions: Should the dealer take the "hit" in the firs
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by harpon @ 11/17/14 08:12 PM

Ok - your other post got lost in the succession of posts I appreciate the Baldwin flange advice, and that's about where my approach is now- if I can buy some time with another assembly- I may, I'm not tied to doing the work once for someone els
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha CLP PayPal by Kawai James @ 11/17/14 08:10 PM

Some may do, but why not just pay with a credit card?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: GEM RP800 or KAWAI CA15 or BLUTHNER EKLAVIER1-2 by Kawai James @ 11/17/14 08:09 PM

Originally Posted By: AtlantisHeroKawai James, Do you have any idea about Ketron GP-1? Sorry, I am not familiar with this model. Kind regards, James x
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by harpon @ 11/17/14 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: David JensonOriginally Posted By: harponOriginally Posted By: Dan CasdorphBe sure to orient the grain properly in the new shank or shank piece. and...? Yes. Orienting the grain is important. Make sure you do that. OK I'll l
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What is considered new? by Markarian @ 11/17/14 08:06 PM

You know, there are always twists to this. An excellent example is that I saw a listing recently from a major online retailer who were selling a 2008 Steinway D that had never been uncrated until now. I don't know exactly how that happens in the firs
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by harpon @ 11/17/14 08:05 PM

So how about- I get a new hammer head too- then I have a new working part perhaps, but the old still intact, and I can have that worked on at leisure, without the piano being down for any real time otherwise- I'm only out $15 for the part and some
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawaii CN 25/34/35 versus Yamaha CLP 535 by Kawai James @ 11/17/14 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: tnsettlemoI have the Yamaha P155 with the GH action and a Kawai MP7 with their RH2. I am selling the Kawai because I just don't agree with the people that think the RH2 action is closer to the real deal. In my opinion, the Yamah
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Chickering Piano by Markarian @ 11/17/14 08:03 PM

Yeah, don't junk the Chickering before you have a rebuilder take a peek at it. I played both a nine-footer and a tiny baby grand Chickering and I thought they were impressive. +1 to the posts above. An old Chickering is right up there with an old Ste
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by David Jenson @ 11/17/14 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: harpon I'm faced with the prospect of throwing money at someone who may be incompetent or know even less than I. I'm going to withdraw my suggestion that you call a tech. 'Best of luck.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What is considered new? by MiguelAngel07 @ 11/17/14 07:59 PM

How is depreciation taken into account by potential buyers when negotiating the purchase of an used piano that was originally purchased as "new old stock"? As an hypothetical example, let say that in 2010 I purchased a "new" pian
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is This Piano Worth Re-habing? by newbert @ 11/17/14 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BDBSummers & Son does not show up in the Piano Atlas, which probably means it was an inexpensive spinet made for and sold by a local company, what is known as a stencil piano, because the name was just stenciled on it. That
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Booked a Trial Lesson by earlofmar @ 11/17/14 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Haunted KeysI might have a teacher! I contacted a music school and arranged for a trial lesson with one of the teachers there. I'm not really sure what to expect, though I'm guessing it will be more of a 'meet and greet'/'ge
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by David Jenson @ 11/17/14 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: harponOriginally Posted By: Dan CasdorphBe sure to orient the grain properly in the new shank or shank piece. and...? Yes. Orienting the grain is important. Make sure you do that.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is This Piano Worth Re-habing? by Markarian @ 11/17/14 07:59 PM

What I was trying to say earlier is that spinets and even console pianos don't have the kind of dynamic action that allows a musician a lot of nuance and variation in playing, like a grand does. Modern digital pianos are meant to emulate concert gran
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is This Piano Worth Re-habing? by JohnSprung @ 11/17/14 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: newbertAre you saying that, since it's a spinet, it's not really salvageable? Or more expensive to rehabilitate than a console would be? In any case, I have no intention of selling it. It can be salvaged. It will be more ex
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawaii CN 25/34/35 versus Yamaha CLP 535 by Kawai James @ 11/17/14 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben Boule- USB + Midi (CN24 has just Midi, CN25 has just USB? The CN24 featured just MIDI IN/OUT connectors. The CN25 and CN35 feature both MIDI IN/OUT connectors and a 'USB to Host' port. The CN35 also features a 'USB to Devi
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is This Piano Worth Re-habing? by BDB @ 11/17/14 07:56 PM

Summers & Son does not show up in the Piano Atlas, which probably means it was an inexpensive spinet made for and sold by a local company, what is known as a stencil piano, because the name was just stenciled on it. That makes it less likely to b
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why would one hammer be loose? by David Jenson @ 11/17/14 07:55 PM

If you repin, repair, or replace the flange, you keep the original Baldwin butt with the factory fitted hammer-shank and hammer. The alignment and regulation is preserved. If you don't know how to do the flange repair get it done by someone who does.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Brand New by earlofmar @ 11/17/14 07:55 PM

you should have a look at fundamentalkeys.com. This book has been recommended by some of the PW members as a well rounded introduction to classical music with an emphasis on building technical ability. There is also the Alfred All In One books (mixt
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