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Jump to new posts Re: Days when it all goes wrong by _silvia_ @ 30 seconds ago

Today was an especially difficult day with work and the babies at home. It took a lot of effort to accomplish very little on both fronts, and it felt like a long battle. And then I had to get back to reading and writing for work again late in the eve
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: For when you've had it with music theory.... by Groove On @ 38 seconds ago

Originally Posted By pianoloverus... not enough to analyze even relatively simple music like Mozart no less the more harmonically complex music of later periods ... one will not be able to play it at a high level with only a minimal understanding of
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Piano Tastings Ep. 8: Grotrian at NAMM by Catlady @ 11 minutes 12 seconds ago

Hopefully just as short term "guests"!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: OT- another short story by ClsscLib @ 11 minutes 22 seconds ago

Originally Posted By JohnSprungSo the moral of the story is....?? You can't cheat an honest man.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Teaching a Four Year Old by malkin @ 16 minutes 47 seconds ago

Fun!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Themed Recital Discussion Thread by ClsscLib @ 17 minutes 53 seconds ago

Originally Posted By Moonsh1neMy mother always warned me not to play with others in ducts Not live, but perhaps taped?
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts [NEW] FloRida - I Don't Like It, I Love It (Piano Cover) by Amosdoll @ 18 minutes 4 seconds ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqDoHlb7g8&feature=youtu.be
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: What happened to Polyphonist? by ChopinAddict @ 18 minutes 24 seconds ago

I just wanted to start a thread yesterday when I noticed, but I didn't know how it would develop... I hope his ban is not permanent!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - The real deal? by fizikisto @ 20 minutes 31 seconds ago

I agree that the alfred's method relies a bit too heavily on chords and that the pieces can be a bit cheesy. I'm also a big fan of Rachel Jimenz's "Fundamental Keys" method, which I think in many ways suffers from the opposite problem (gre
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Problem with evenness in scales by fizikisto @ 39 minutes 42 seconds ago

I agree. if your technique is failing you, it likely means you are trying to go too fast too soon. Slow down, and work on getting it right. speed will come with relaxation and time. Also, note that you may find that your speed waxes and wanes.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: An alarming trend: Memorizing is out of fashion by TimR @ 40 minutes 58 seconds ago

Originally Posted By keystringOriginally Posted By TimRYeah, and he needs to buy a tuner. <evil grin> There's one guy who never learned his major scales! You are aware, I think, that Shankar played Indian music which deliberately uses micr
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: creaking sound from damper pedal mechanism... by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 42 minutes 37 seconds ago

The arc of motion of the pedal rod is from front to back, not side to side. So there is none to little sideways pressure the actuation of the pedal can exert on the trap lever. If the trap lever pivot pin holes are too loose, this will allow the leve
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Comparitive Latency of popular VIs... and the winner is... by sullivang @ 44 minutes 25 seconds ago

I botched that PDC explanaton a bit. With PDC on, and if Reaper treated the audio interface output latency as a "plugin latency", then it should in fact record the MIDI events earlier, to compensate, but as far as I can see, it doesn't. (wh
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Scales/Arpeggios/Block Chords Book? by Skylover @ 46 minutes 8 seconds ago

This one is in public domain and seens to be an excellent method: http://imslp.org/wiki/Master_School_of_Piano_Playing_and_Virtuosity_%28Jon%C3%A1s,_Alberto%29
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Help choosing stage piano by Marko in Boston @ Today at 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By petes1Originally Posted By ElmerJFuddYa, fair enough. Roland's FA-08 should be in the running. I'd love to put in the RD800, but it's over budget. It's an amazing beast but it also weighs a beast's weight. Love it for my smal
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: descending thirds with right hand by ChopinLives81 @ Today at 10:03 PM

Having just recently learned Chopin's Op.25 No.6 Etude, I can say that if your hands are relaxed and flexible, just about any fingering can be played legato. All the suggestions here would work provided you practice them a few times. I will add tho
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: yamaha c3x vs shigeru sk3 by Norbert @ Today at 09:59 PM

Quote:I have a friend and customer that owns both an Estonia L190 and a Kawai SK3 for several years. She is a piano teacher. While she certainly enjoys both, she prefers her Estonia (I can't resist the plug). She also often recommends Yamaha for her
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Seasonal warning by KurtZ @ Today at 09:53 PM

"If thine neighbor offends thee, buy each of his children a drum" Kurt
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A long over due update... by Les Koltvedt @ Today at 09:50 PM

Thanks for the kind words.... I miss everyone, not to mention the recitals....I would like to record some soon, with access to some NICE pianos at the store, which includes a Sauter Omega 220, Petrof 237 and my fav so far is the Hailun 218.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Sohmer Upright piano model 34A by dbf @ Today at 09:25 PM

There is a Sohmer upright piano - model 34A, serial number 149074 that is for sale by private owner who is asking $500 OBO. I have yet to see it, but the pics look like it's in good shape - no scratches or dents on exterior. I can't seem to locate th
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Wifi midi is sluggish... No where near capable at the moment of delivering the low latencies you will get with the USB cable. In other words, you'll play a key in the CLP and wait a moment for the software piano to react. A MacBook Pro is a great
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: "Ripples in the Harbor" by Music Me @ Today at 08:39 PM

Beautiful Very reminiscent of Michael Nyman's "The Piano" score. Can you give details of the Mics and Pre-amp? Sounds great.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tightening plate bolts on a grand by Ed Sutton @ Today at 08:29 PM

The simple, safe answer is don't do it. For a comprehensive answer, see Del Fandrich's article in the February 2015 Piano Technicians Journal. You can cause serious damage tightening bolts on some pianos.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Piano Movers Tightened a Leg Bolt too Tightly by pianoman9 @ Today at 08:17 PM

On my Chickering Brothers Acousticgrande. This caused the tip of the screw to penetrate the keybed and the key-frame, which froze it's position. No wonder the una corda pedal didn't work, and the action was hard to remove! This was a rookie move
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Spinets can be a challenge to tune, they can punish or reward you for "setting the pin" and getting the sl/nsl tension balance correct. Some test blows after tuning will show how you've done. I would almost be more concerned with gett
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What happened to Polyphonist?
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Sohmer Upright piano model 34A
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A long over due update...
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descending thirds with right hand
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