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Jump to new posts Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course by TonyB @ Yesterday at 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By fizikistoCongratulations TonyB! You're kicking butt and taking names. I probably need to start doing more with the metronome. I use it a bit, but I think I could do more. The metronome can be a harsh mistress. . As f
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Jump to new posts Re: Kenya burns stockpile of ivory by JohnSprung @ Yesterday at 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By Retsacnal.... I continue to consider replacing them with something synthetic. ... Me, too. I want to go with powder blue naturals and bright maroon sharps, just to make it clear it's not ivory or ebony. Another reason not to
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Estonia 168 vs Shigeru Kawai SK-2 by ZBGM0 @ Yesterday at 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By Mark...I bought a new Estonia 190 in 2008 and had to sell it because of terrible metallic overtones. Nothing the dealer did to it in attempt to fix it worked. So glad its gone... Can you confirm that overtone sounded like an ol
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bleichröder Berlin - does it exist? by Jean Claude @ Yesterday at 08:51 PM

The name does not appear in the Pierce Piano Atlas which lists virtually all names of piano manufacturers over the last 200 years or so. If you can, look inside the piano and see if there is a name on the frame and if it is the same as that on the
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai CA67 SK Concert decay bug (Kawai James?) by mcoll @ Yesterday at 08:42 PM

Ok, my bad. I have just based my assumption on the recorded sample that you posted but it's very possible that in front of the piano, in context, I'd feel differently. Didn't have the chance to test first hand so I was just raising a (wrong) possibil
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Backposts by Bob @ Yesterday at 08:41 PM

In my experience, a piano with heavy, oversize backposts holds a tuning better than those pianos with lightweight back posts. Examples of pianos with larger back posts would be Steinway uprights, Essex EUP, Baldwin 243, Institutional Yamaha and K
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Soundboard braces by Bob @ Yesterday at 08:24 PM

Also search "riblets" add on ribs to increase soundboard stiffness. http://www.fandrich.com/index.php?&location=tools
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Was Chopin a Spy? by ChatNoir @ Yesterday at 07:58 PM

Anybody remember Sam's piano in "Casablanca" where Rick hid the transport visas? Pianos are good for so many things.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Baldwin grand advice by Retsacnal @ Yesterday at 07:43 PM

Since I bought my M, I've been sort of watching the "Baldwin market" in my region. My anecdotal observations are that there are fewer up for sale, and that prices have krept up too. The prices aren't completely stratified by model either,
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By David Farley...three types of students: a) The ones who were basically talented at being talented. They could have chosen to study anything and be a success at it, but they happened to choose music... This gives me a new way
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Half an hour in your shoes by Whizbang @ Yesterday at 07:20 PM

Originally Posted By keystringWell these parents "helped" by telling the child to go on to the next measure, which he then "practised" the same way He couldn't really start the second measure. From my listening point downstairs,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Steinway &Sons D, how to repair action rails? by BDB @ Yesterday at 07:05 PM

Centennial D stringing scale: 14-1/2 - 4 15 - 4 15-1/2 - 4 16 - 9 16-1/2 - 6 17 - 8 17-1/2 - 6 18 - 8 19 - 8 20 - 4 21 - 4
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Printed piano music by Isabelle1949 @ Yesterday at 07:04 PM

Sinophilia, I took snap shots of music and cropped out the junk. Will se how it works on my iPad. Also picked up reading glasses at 2.5 power. My regular glasses are the near, far and in between kind, so to use the reading part I had to arch my ne
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Let's Talk Weddings by ClsscLib @ Yesterday at 07:03 PM

Robin, how wonderful that you're doing the PianoWorld Milan shindig! I would drop everything and go, except that we have already booked a flat on Victoria Island for a getaway then. Have fun!
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: How to test a used piano before buying? by mcoll @ Yesterday at 07:01 PM

I remember liking the PHA2, it's a very nimble, agile action. But it is maybe a bit firmer than some would like and it does have a rather hard bottom. Anyway, it was nice. But the PHA IV premium/concert is a bit softer, even if maybe it feels a littl
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: THERE WASN”T A 30 DAY recital WARNING BELL!!!! by Isabelle1949 @ Yesterday at 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By piano_primo_1Or I missed it…but I wanted to do something like this …. Need to relearn that one.... So I’ll make for something else by the 14th. The Solfeggietto was like the fourth piece Iearned af
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 42 --- Call For Submissions by UnderConstruction @ Yesterday at 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By wouter79Quote: 10. UnderConstruction - Sonata 14 (Beethoven) The FULL sonata? Including the 3rd part? Yes, I went a little nuts... Although, not the FULL Sonata strictly speaking as I skipped some of the repeats. Still, i
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Mozart, difficult to play? by joe80 @ Yesterday at 06:53 PM

Basically it requires a certain purity of tone and accuracy of touch, and sense of space that all music requires, but that is more exposed in Mozart. Of course, Haydn, Clementi, Beethoven, Chopin even, can all fall into that category for certain work
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Diabelli Variations blog by nhpianos @ Yesterday at 06:52 PM

Not sure what happened, but doing what I can to correct it.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Learning Journal: Chopin Ballade No. 1 Op. 23 by Music Me @ Yesterday at 06:44 PM

Watched "The Pianist" last night. It was on right before I went to sleep. I couldn't stay up to watch the part where he plays the Ballade. I thought of you watching it for the first time. Music is everything!
MY NEW PIANO or KEYBOARD! - Share Your Story!
Jump to new posts Re: New Bosendorfer 214 CS by joe80 @ Yesterday at 05:59 PM

So lucky! Bösendorfer 214 is one of my all time favourite pianos.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2016 by raubucho @ Yesterday at 05:41 PM

Welcome aboard, Remchi. I listened/watched your recordings. You are doing a lot of things right, very impressive for only 2 months. Keep up the good work. Sinophilia, I really liked both of your dances, particularly the Glinka. And, your piano sound
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ex-terrible sight readers --> now great readers! by JohnSprung @ Yesterday at 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By Greener "Those who take up music as a profession will be likely using sight-reading skills all the time (as teachers, accompanists or chamber musicians, or jobbing pianists in restaurants etc), and memory skills hardly at al
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: NEW Yamaha GC2 by joe80 @ Yesterday at 05:25 PM

Ah good, I'm so pleased you bought the C2X and not the GC2. The C2X is an excellent piano.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New Piano vs Fully Rebuilt Differences? by JohnSprung @ Yesterday at 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By phantomFive ..., it just took longer. A rebuilder using software today can do in a few hours what would have taken decades of mathematics in the first half of the 20th century. Scale design for a one-off rebuild today can the
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