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Originally Posted By DameMyra.....And it should also be noted that one of our very own here on PW is performing this week in the quarterfinals. YES! -- fnork! (Martin Malmgren) Originally Posted By J Joe TownleyI get that it was said in half-jest,
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Jump to new posts Re: playing another instrument alongside piano ? by SpinelleRouge @ 04/12/15 12:47 AM

I started on the piano and picked up the violin a few years later. The year I sat for my 'O'-levels, I also took the ABRSM Grades 5 and 8 exams. Crazy time. I've recently returned to playing both instruments, and began with a community orchestra last
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Jump to new posts Re: A Piano Competition for the Broken-Hearted Pianist? by J Joe Townley @ 04/12/15 12:44 AM

Sorry to disappoint you, DameMyra. Never heard of it. Call me uninformed. But nothing worse, pretty please?
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Jump to new posts Re: Not Getting Any Better At Runs? by hreichgott @ 04/12/15 12:11 AM

Dwscamel, You're welcome, I hope it helps. I have been very focused on problems with my own thumbs recently so it is at the top of my mind. Let us know how you get on.
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Fr�d�ric-ChopinWell I can play the E minor, A major and C minor Chopin preludes (though I'm not sure I play them perfectly, just play them). So skip the notebook and go straight into the little preludes? What do you think a
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Jump to new posts Re: NEW PIANO arrives in Berkeley.. on video!! by shirlkirsten @ 04/11/15 11:54 PM

Thanks for your kind feedback. Very appreciated. Adult students are a very rewarding group of pupils, for whom I have great respect.
Adult Beginners Forum
This is the general order of difficulty my teacher gave me. Not sure where the Small Preludes and Fughettas fit into this. 1. Notebook for ana magdalena bach 2. Two-part inventions 3. Three-part inventions (sinfonias) 4. French Suites 5. English Sui
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Jump to new posts Re: Assistance with a Piano for My Daughter by backto_study_piano @ 04/11/15 11:47 PM

I'd agree with other's comments - check out other brands as well. A U3 would be fine. Plenty of people went through University with U3 pianos or equivalents (or lesser pianos) - here, most institutions have U3 YAMAHA or KAWAI equivalent practice ro
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By BrianDXI hope that any callouses that develop on my fingers will NOT impact any aspects of my piano studies.Well, I can't speak for all, but I have encountered no difficulty on the piano due to the callouses.On the contrary, my l
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts J.S. Bach - Prelude in C Major BWV 924 by noobpianist90 @ 04/11/15 11:43 PM

The first of the little preludes from the notebook for WF Bach
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Jump to new posts Re: A piano, a donation, a project... Warning: Long post! by TwoSnowflakes @ 04/11/15 11:40 PM

In general, Louis, I'm not entirely certain what causes you to speak to me in such a dismissive, belittling manner but I'd rather you didn't. You've done the same at other times when you have had occasion to speak to me directly. I am not a terribl
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I'm not sure what the point of this post is. To trash the competition? To trash the 2012 winner? To question the integrity of the jury? I'm surprised the OP has not heard of the Honens since it's been around for over 20 years and is pretty well reg
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Jump to new posts Re: A piano, a donation, a project... Warning: Long post! by TwoSnowflakes @ 04/11/15 11:34 PM

Who said the piano was an historical instrument? I said the family had a nostalgic connection to it, and nowhere did I say it had any bearing on its external value. At best, it's worth exactly what any other Steinway of its vintage would be. Somew
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Hi Gary, I don't understand why you feel at war with everybody else. If your method is really great, why not publish it complete with your exact teaching specifications? I think it's good to play a lot for your students. Do you sometimes let them pl
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Jump to new posts Re: "Lamentation" by Steve Chandler @ 04/11/15 11:20 PM

It's charming little piece. I just don't hear much lamentation. The dictionary.com definition of a lament (using the term as a noun) is: 5. an expression of grief or sorrow. 6. a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song;
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Jump to new posts "Amazing Grace" on "new" Kawai piano by look_alive @ 04/11/15 11:07 PM

So glad to finally have a "new" piano... at least new to me. This is a 1986 5'7" Kawai Ge-2. Just moved in and needs another tuning for sure, but I love her. And the dog, too. This is your typical southern baptist, chord-heavy arr
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Jump to new posts Re: "Time" from the movie Inception by look_alive @ 04/11/15 10:59 PM

Very nice. Is this your own arrangement?
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
MIDI sequence tracks on a keyboard eat into the polyphony just as if you were playing it with your hands. No you don't get 64 voices per track... though that would be most excellent. In this day and age it's easy enough to get a DAW and record the a
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: How do you approach getting your work performed? by Steve Chandler @ 04/11/15 10:51 PM

Forget about a midi. You need reasonably computer music productions skills and have produced a good recording. You need a clean publisher ready score. You need to network. It never hurts to join a group, even if it's just a community chorus. Voluntee
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Jump to new posts Re: My new Kawai GE-2... I'm in love! by look_alive @ 04/11/15 10:47 PM

It's been a few months, but I thought I'd share a short video of the Kawai GE-2 in action. It was tuned a month after it was moved in and now, a month later, it definitely needs another tuning. It's taking some time getting adjusted to its surroundi
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By John v.d.Brook CM is only available in California, not in the rest of the USA, nor in Canada, nor overseas. This may be the world's finest program, but its limited availability rules it out for most of us. Believe it or not: C
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By toyboy I tend to go for the simpler answers, and also avoid too much double-guessing (although in my personal life it tends to be the opposite!). I see these Tweets/p.o.v. of Lisitsa for what they are - a burst of emotion for so
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Jump to new posts Re: Toronto Symphony cancels Valentina Lisitsa by gooddog @ 04/11/15 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By toyboyRead or re-read Artur Rubinstein's auto-bios and tell me you can't find similar self-destructive crazy things he did. (And I only mention him because he was so honest about them.) It's been years since I read them but I don
Pianist Corner
Just found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpeh4gJVnrc Background music: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22, Chopin Piano performed by Ms Gwhyneth Chen Published by Chi Mei Fine Art Co. Ltd Edit: Oh no, the best part at t
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Toronto Symphony cancels Valentina Lisitsa by ChopinAddict @ 04/11/15 09:33 PM

The Customs House in Sydney has been controversial for having swastikas on the floor. It had been designed before the Nazis of course, but they haven't changed the floor yet, although some people who don't know the meaning of the swastikas before the
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