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Jump to new posts Re: Minnesota Marty... by Piano World @ 3 minutes 50 seconds ago

I'm saddened whenever we lose one of our own, maybe a little more so when it's a colorful character like Marty. My condolences to his friends and family. MM and I exchanged our fair share of emails and PMs over the years, I'd always hoped to have a
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: KAWAI MP7 THREAD by voxpops @ 7 minutes 5 seconds ago

I hope both you and your son enjoy your MP7, Eric. Best deal out there, IMO!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Original method for harmonic hearing development by keystring @ 7 minutes 25 seconds ago

Quote:Let's not talk theoretically! Pick up a melodca (WITHOUT mouthpiece) and try to do it; and then compare the effect of singing with piano sound . Question: what will You do being in the park? I do not own a melodica, so I literally cannot do th
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts issues with my new VPC 1 by JJRP @ 9 minutes 57 seconds ago

Hi guys, sorry for a downer for a first thread but I'm just having some problems with my new VPC 1. One of the reasons I chose it was the fact that the vpc action is reputed to have less noise and rattle than the cheaper alternatives (I tend to prac
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Sight-reading books or resources for a beginner? by Doritos Flavoured @ 10 minutes 59 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Giancarlo RoblesI have been taking classes for five months now you won't be able to read Dickens just after being alphabetized (some people not even long after that) you're still learning to recognize individual letters on th
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: MP11 Experience by lolatu @ 21 minutes 56 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: paninoNow I recorded pure sustaining by using the right pedal and was always wondering about the short sustain before. My pedal is a faulty one and I have serious problems with half-pedaling-sound without stepping on it. Maybe I
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Cleaning strings by Emmery @ 23 minutes 30 seconds ago

don't fix what isn't broken is what I say. If there is no visable rust or dirt on them leave them alone. Do not use any cleaners on them, especially anything with oil or silicone. Have your tuner/technician give it a look over next time they are w
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Typical % markup on price dealer pays for a piano by Furtwangler @ 27 minutes 2 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusIt's generally been said that the dealer cost of a piano is ABOUT half of what a customer pays. What is the typical manufacturer cost to build a piano compared to what the dealer's wholesale cost is? I realize that
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Prepared piano by Emmery @ 31 minutes 45 seconds ago

There are some artists who will do interesting things with the piano outside of conventionally playing it, Chick Corea comes to mind. I had the opportunity to tune for him back in the late 80's when he performed in Toronto with a 4 string quartet.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Anybody know roughly the age of this Bosendorfer 200 by Sam4 @ 34 minutes 50 seconds ago

When I said I reckoned the K189 was better it was my personal preference, although I have not tried this 200 so obviously my opinion just now is based on how much I liked the Schimmel. I know Bosendorfer is in a whole different league but I have p
Organs - Electronic (B3 etc.), Pipe & Theatre
Jump to new posts Hammond Repair? by tjbron @ 35 minutes 10 seconds ago

Hi all, I do a little posting in the piano forum (mostly lurk), but this is my first foray into the organ side. My wife's grandparents live in Billings, Montana, and had a plumbing issue which flooded their house, including their Hammond organ. U
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: How do you cope? by Pover @ 42 minutes 56 seconds ago

Thanks for the support guys. I really wish this doesn't seem like I'm looking for attention or anything, I just wanted to talk about it and the significance of music to me... Reminder: Always treat your loved ones well! Don't let a silly argument abo
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Arghhh!!! by anamnesis @ 47 minutes 15 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: musiccr8rWonderful thread, thanks for launching it. And thanks to all who have chimed in....very valuable stuff. I think I was audibly mm-hmmm'ing every one of your points, Argh, including the crazy tendency to overlook a key si
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: A brisk Fall day, a room to myself, and a large piano. by sophial @ 53 minutes 9 seconds ago

Two Snowflakes, does this mean you've switched teachers permanently?
Piano Teachers Forum
Well, the OP has been here 6 years and made 280 posts, all but a handful within the past year, all but a handfull on the Piano Tuner and Technicians forum. So he's not really a stranger, just not a prolific poster on this forum. The topic is not wi
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Misguided expectations of rebuild? by chasingrainbows @ 57 minutes 50 seconds ago

This is my overall impression aside from the keys that sound "dead" or "twangy." It sounds like a rebuilt "old" piano. Does that make sense? Is that possible that a completely rebuilt piano could still sound old?
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Stumbled across this today - Hiromi by pianolearnerstride @ Today at 11:23 AM

Amazing player, and I really like the music she composes. She mixes up a lot of things... jazz, fusion, prog rock, classical.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: The traditional one month to recital thread by piano_primo_1 @ Today at 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: paraphrased ShiroKuro Also, I would like to gently remind everyone that the ABF Recitals would not have gotten off the ground were it not for the hard work, dedication, and participation of numerous members. The ABF Recitals d
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Thanks for the clarification, Isaac. Our counting methods are the same. 3.5 to 4.5 swings seems quite tight to me (but I'm always eager to learn or be corrected), and this had prompted me to ask about the counting method.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Is this a real Steinway? by Carbonblob @ Today at 10:51 AM

Hi, I saw the same thing BDB saw. It's hard to tell but the profile above the cheek block differs too. Could be the picture though. They sure look alike though.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Piano/Organ for small church by joflah @ Today at 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Frédéric L About adapters, one problem is that many adapter are made to plug a keyboard to a PC (USB host), but adapters to plug a keyboard to a module (USB device) are more rare. The USB-to-MIDI adapter I have, and those I s
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I am NOT up to date with all this, but if you go the software route with a GOOD keyboard, e.g. Kawai VPC there are a couple of things to bear in mind a) The "open" architecture allows updates/upgrades over time as technology follows Moore's
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: VPC1 with IOS device by Jdjeb @ Today at 10:09 AM

Hi, Dose anyone know if the ipad/iphone now works with the ac adapter or do you still need a powered hub? Also if it dose need a hub dose it need to be powered? Cheers Jon
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Some Questions About "Piano Magic" by dmd @ Today at 10:06 AM

Originally Posted By: newbertOriginally Posted By: RerunOriginally Posted By: newbertI'm an adult beginner who has taken up piano after a 45 year lapse. As a child I had a few years of formal piano instruction, which taught me to read music and play
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha C3X worth it? by iLaw @ Today at 10:02 AM

I think you'd enjoy reading Yamaha Corporation's 2013 Annual Report Larry.
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