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Little sidebar here about cheese and doughnuts... When I still lived in Switzerland, there was a hilarious book called "The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss." There was actually a large set, and most every country was represented. The iron
Piano Forum
I have a 1902 V with newer Ronsen hammers and strings from about 1970. It has the original action. It sounds and feels lovely. I suspect that your feelings about this piano will depend upon your preferred repertoire. I think they are ethereal but n
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: MOYD 2015 by Zerlina @ Yesterday at 10:27 PM

I would like to join the merry MOYD throng and commit to daily practice. Count me in! I am going away Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd - 25th.)
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: AMEB Piano for Leisure series by Beth_Frances @ Yesterday at 10:18 PM

No worries! I got a naughty kid to play "The Perfect Nanny" from ShowTime Popular at his schools end of year Musical Evening last year. I hope at least one person in the audience shared my little joke hehe.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: BEST FOR CARRYING AROUND? by gracegren @ Yesterday at 10:06 PM

I recently did some research on the RD-64 and it is on my list for a new stage piano. I really like the SuperNatural piano sounds, and this appears to be a solid type of stage piano with the basic sounds one would need on a gig. What is impressive
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Some Interesting Students this Week..... by Polyphonist @ Yesterday at 08:57 PM

Originally Posted By AZNpianoOriginally Posted By pianoman9Student #1 (6 years old): He would actually nudge me with his arm when I was trying to show him how to play something, so great was his desire to play instead of just watch and listen. Fun
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts "Y'outta Praise him" by Robert Glasper by Music Me @ Yesterday at 08:49 PM

Hello to all - Any body out here have a transcription of this amazing composition by Robert Glasper? It is from his recording "In My element." If anybody out here knows where I can get it, I would be forever grateful. Thanks.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A question about scales by fizikisto @ Yesterday at 08:42 PM

Yes, The notes of the A minor chord are A-C-E. This is what is known as the root position of the A-minor chord (with the A on the bottom) Imagine playing A-C-E-A (where the latter A is the note one octave higher than the first A) That would als
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Minuet in G Bach by Ataru074 @ Yesterday at 08:33 PM

Originally Posted By BrianDXAt least this piece doesn't have pedaling. And you absolutely nailed the aspects of what makes pieces like this so hard. think how nice will be when you'll start the real Bach and not Petzold :p :p :p :p :p
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Jump to new posts Re: Improvisation (this one has some markings) by JoelW @ Yesterday at 08:27 PM

Revised version. I removed a couple measures before the coda that I decided just don't work. It actually fits on two pages consequently.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand -- 9 extra keys question by PhilipInChina @ Yesterday at 07:45 PM

What about the venerable 275? I think that has 3 extra keys.
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Jump to new posts Re: 23 yo Steinway M Versus Brand New Yamaha C2X by BrianDX @ Yesterday at 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By StartwithBachHi All. So I tried the new C2X, and it was more than I could want! I knew that was the one when I sat down and played. I played everything from Bach to Chopin to Jon Schmidt to see how it performed. Beautiful touch,
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Toronto Tier 1 piano search - let the fun begin! by Withindale @ Yesterday at 07:18 PM

Quote:Windward, you ought to add a Shigeru Kawai and an Estonia to this fine mix. Not to mention Yamaha CF4/CF6.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: playing by ear by Rerun @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

Irving Berlin never sight read, Errol Garner either, and read Berlin primarily played just the black keys using the Key of F#.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Are there any great piano works that are not hard to play? by pianoloverus @ Yesterday at 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By Louis PodestaThe test is quite simple, for me anyway. I just ask the pianist to play the "Little Shephard," from the Children's Corner Suite, or any short Debussy Prelude from Book I. Then, I ask them to play a short
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Regular tunings or only when it's out of tune? by joe80 @ Yesterday at 06:05 PM

Basically get it tuned as often as you can afford. There's no need to get it done say, every week or every month, but you want to try and avoid it starting to howl. I have my piano tuned every 2 to 4 months, and the variance in whether it's 2 mont
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New NY Steinway vs. New Shigeru SK6 by joe80 @ Yesterday at 05:47 PM

Yeah that's true - European pianos really need to be mellower (generalisation I know), otherwise they can sound unbearable (another generalisation, but it's largely my experience). American pianos seem to be able to cope with being bright and sound
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Stephen Heller Vingt-cinq etudes faciles, op.45 by John v.d.Brook @ Yesterday at 05:46 PM

Sounds like the Kabalevsky Toccatina might be way too easy for her, but I really like teaching it as it sure does give students a healthy dose of inverted triads, and also a chance to learn how to express a nifty left hand melody, while keeping the R
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ok, let's swing Hanon #1 by John v.d.Brook @ Yesterday at 05:29 PM

As terrible and suckie as Hannon is, there are actually some interesting jazz versions out there. I'm too lazy to go through my totally disorganized music library and search out the title of one really good edition.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: "Dyno" ? by Charles Cohen @ Yesterday at 05:23 PM

Thanks! A whole new area to research! And Lounge Lizard might be just the right tool . . . .Charles
Adult Beginners Forum
I'm starting on "Got Those Blues". It doesn't seem particularly difficult but this is the first time I am really feeling the limitations of my unweighted keyboard. You just can't vary the volume while you're playing with one of those.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Daily report / Inspiring each other by Johan B @ Yesterday at 04:23 PM

25 april Playing only Haydn today..........Sonates from series Hoboken 15, 16, and 17. Can't stop playing........ Regards, Johan B
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: MP11 dead on arrival by Jack Elliott @ Yesterday at 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By Alan TrippJack, that is what mine looked like as well, though this "upgrade design," I'm fairly sure, is just Kawai carefully bending the component since it takes up less vertical space at a ~45 degree angle than a 90 d
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yes. It depends on how cleverly the re-allocation software works. A few years ago, synths and other keyboards only had 4, 5, 6, or if you were very rich, 8 note polyphony, and you could do a lot even with that - and 16 voices even if it was working i
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Fundamental Keys Support Site by LS35A @ Yesterday at 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By soundsquireThanks for the gentle prodding fizi. I just ordered the first edition book. Support the cause. Worst case scenario Rachel gets the second edition stuff out before I finish the first edition...which would be a good
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