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Jump to new posts Re: Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery by bkw58 @ 07/16/14 03:17 AM

Originally Posted By: KlavimaniacDear Steinway gurus, Does any of you know this model? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191241771596&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 Furthermore can you come up with a solution to the obvious
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Jump to new posts Re: Commercial worth of music... by Nikolas @ 07/16/14 03:11 AM

haha! It's still very rare, isn't it? Still, when I moved in London to finish off my studies, I immediately found out that there were composers who were getting commissions, were teaching, were being very happy, and yet were not on Deutsche gram
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: Starr KeysNow that's what I call flow! I love classically influenced cocktail music, always have, because of all those romantic old movies. And you just did a great job of showing us just how much skill can go into playing it,
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Jump to new posts Re: Commercial worth of music... by phantomFive @ 07/16/14 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By: NikolasOriginally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: NikolasWell... In my defense Grieg, Chopin and Beethoven did it first! Yes, and there's no shame in being a lesser mortal than Grieg, Chopin, and Beethoven. It just m
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Why and why not adding lead weight to key by Zjones4 @ 07/16/14 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Gene NelsonOlek- If you want more power - stronger tone - why not weight the hammer? 1/2 gram of brass or lead rod in the moulding does wonders. It will make your touch heavier by 5 or six times the 1/2 gram and it is easier to
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Casio Privia PX850 by Charles Cohen @ 07/16/14 02:52 AM

Originally Posted By: MathematicianHow does PX850 compare to Kawai ES100? Which one has heavier keys? I'm looking for a dp with the heaviest keys in the $1000 price range. OK -- I get to ask the question: . . . Why? You might try a P155, which
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Opinions on Kawai KDP-90's? by Charles Cohen @ 07/16/14 02:46 AM

Don't worry -- it'll be fine. There was a recent thread in which somebody said, basically: . . . You want to buy something which makes you happy, . . . and which you'll keep for a few years. The KDP-90 fits the bill. Unlike a Steinway grand, it's
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I'm running Pianoteq (which has very moderate CPU-speed requirements) on an Acer Aspire laptop. CPU : Intel core i5, 2.6 GHz Memory (RAM): 6 Gbytes O/S : Windows 8.1 I found that the internal soundcard gave me good results. There's no discerna
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Squeaking dampers on 1940 Upright by Goof @ 07/16/14 02:25 AM

I thought I'd try to set all my dampers to move off at the same time - quite a task ! Well all back together and there was a squeak when the sustain pedal was depressed. The obvious culprit was the bushing, or rather the remains of, where the ve
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I have tuned one or two of them. The capo bar makes them difficult to mute. Baldwin uprights also had them. Why do you care? Surely you are not contemplating buying a piano that far away. You undoubtedly could find one closer.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Commercial worth of music... by Nikolas @ 07/16/14 01:50 AM

Ando: As I said... looking forward. And may it all go well! On everything else you say. Yes, I think that it's part of what I've been thinking. You may be brilliant in fussing different elements (and frankly I'm a fan of everything you listed as a
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery by Klavimaniac @ 07/16/14 01:48 AM

Dear Steinway gurus, Does any of you know this model? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191241771596&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 Furthermore can you come up with a solution to the obvious discrepancy of the ebonized seri
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Theoretical tuning sequence by DoelKees @ 07/16/14 01:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Mark Cerisano, RPTHey Kees, Two beats are created that are identical in frequency and 180 degrees out of phase. They are positive pressure waves so they can never add up to zero anywhere. Beats are not pressure waves. Kees
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Commercial worth of music... by Nikolas @ 07/16/14 01:34 AM

Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: NikolasWell... In my defense Grieg, Chopin and Beethoven did it first! Yes, and there's no shame in being a lesser mortal than Grieg, Chopin, and Beethoven. It just means you might need to find a
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: Atrys So, like before, models carry with them a varying degree of certainty based on the proposition sum; learning just happens to be something that we have a decent model of. We really do not have a very good model at all, w
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery by Klavimaniac @ 07/16/14 01:02 AM

Dear Steinway gurus, Does any of you know this model? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191241771596&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 Furthermore can you come up with a solution to the obvious discrepancy of the ebonized seri
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Public Domain, Level 1 by Goomer Piles @ 07/16/14 12:57 AM

If you mean 'Scenes From Childhood' by Schumann - and if you like Schumann - check out his Album for the Young, Op. 68. It's actually intended for beginners, whereas Scenes From Childhood is not.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Damper Regulation difficulty by DoelKees @ 07/16/14 12:57 AM

Originally Posted By: SMHaleyOriginally Posted By: DoelKees When I play harpsichord music on the piano (Bach of course) I always miss the ability to articulate the end of notes, which on a harpsichord has a definite thud associated with it whereas on
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: Francisco Scalco Except we don't know if it is a circle! Think of a model as an argument from a series of propositions. If all of our propositions are true, the model must be true. The uncertainty of truth shows when any scie
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Theoretical tuning sequence by DoelKees @ 07/16/14 12:18 AM

In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BrcWplvGJY it is claimed (around 38s) that the final chord (F2F4A4C5F5) shows beat masking of the M3. Here's the final chord: final chord. To me the 7bps of the F2F4A4 is very clear and not masked a
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is the new crop better than the old??? by outo @ 07/16/14 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: AtrysThe technique of contemporary pianists is absolutely superior to those of the past. Yet I often find the ones from the past more pleasing to listen to. So whatever the contemporary pianists do better does not necessarily
Adult Beginners Forum
Starr Are you considering returning to PianoMagic? If so, that would be fantastic! I remember you helped me soooooo much when you were a member. I knew absolutely nothing about playing when I first joined, I definitely was a true beginner. I love Pia
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Theoretical tuning sequence by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 07/15/14 11:51 PM

Originally Posted By: GadzarOriginally Posted By: Mark Cerisano, RPTYes, it is a kind of second pass. If it drifts again, it doesn't drift as much since things are all settling down as we go along. The real benefit is that, as I said, all notes don'
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: New York Times Article on Practice Making Perfect? by Francisco Scalco @ 07/15/14 11:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Atrys Imagine a drawn circle is the one true version of the truth. Now, our "model" of the truth is a pentagon. We do more research and gather more data, and more points are added to our pentagon; soon, it becomes a h
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Theoretical tuning sequence by Mark Cerisano, RPT @ 07/15/14 11:42 PM

Hey Kees, I get what your saying, but what about this: Two beats are created that are identical in frequency and 180 degrees out of phase. They are positive pressure waves so they can never add up to zero anywhere. BUT, they can add up to a consta
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