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Similar thread, but for Spanish and other languages: Length of Piano; What Does Cola Mean
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Jump to new posts Need recommendations to modify my 52" upright. by Vivanco @ 03/01/15 01:03 PM

I have a 30-year-old US 50, should I change the strings? Should I change the hammers to an American hammer like Ronson? Can I get a deeper and better base if I change the strings from the stock original ones??
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By LarryManThe salesman said that even acoustic pianos of 3000 euros have better action and sound than of a digital of the same price range. I am wondering if such a statement is correct .......Actually what I had in mind, was at
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Etude op.10 no.2 by verqueue @ 03/01/15 12:06 PM

Your tempo is good, I don't see any reason why you want to play it faster. I don't know why pianists want to play everything so fast, music isn't a competition in being quicker. I like your performance, sound and pace is nice. You should work more
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Approaching Jazz Chords by gracegren @ 03/01/15 11:22 AM

Yes, so far, shell chords are easy. I have a transcription of All The Things You Are using shell chords, and, really, just need to look at the chord symbol. Could just as well use the Real Book. Better to memorize it, as I did for bass. For an ea
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: DIGITAL PIANO "PRICES PAID" by WillMedic @ 03/01/15 11:12 AM

USER LOCATION: Plymouth, UK MAKE: Kawai MODEL: CS-4 CONDITION: New PRICE PAID: £1409 (price matched to usual online price- £60 extra for stool) DELIVERY CHARGE: Free to ground floor with home installation by owner (trained piano restorer/technicia
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Jump to new posts Steinberg UR22 – customer reviews by 9190 @ 03/01/15 11:12 AM

I see a lot of people have Steinberg UR22 audio interface. I checked it on Thomann and general rating is high, very popular. For me it has bonus: Cubase AI in the package, which is more than enough for my purposes, I think. But I found one of the
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tuning stability by David Jenson @ 03/01/15 11:11 AM

Tuning stability, like a unicorn, is a large mythological beast. No matter how carefully and solidly a piano is tuned, a cold snap, or a heat wave can affect the humidity and swing a piano noticeably out of tune. Whole house humidification systems, a
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Question to Montrealers by kanadajin @ 03/01/15 09:57 AM

No worries, they are still there and open for business on Jean-Talon, next to the market (I was there about 2 months ago). Their web site has been under re-construction for several months (since late summer/early fall I think), so is not a reliable i
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Zarenbourg by Waldorf by ElmerJFudd @ 03/01/15 09:24 AM

According to Sweetwater, the Zarenbourg will arrive in the US, spring 2015. Quote:Arriving in the U.S. The Spring! After a long wait, the Waldorf Zarenbourg will finally be making it's US debut later this year. If you are interested in reservi
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Recently bought a used FP on a Swiss auction site. The piano suffered from crackling sounds or sometimes no sound at all. Have found a guy who replaced the caps on the motherboard (11 in total). Afterwards still crackling sound. Did some good cleanin
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My guess is it felt like a Steinway i.e. deeper keydip and heavier touch weight. He even told Fontana to sneak off to, heaven forbid, Erard's!
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Jump to new posts Re: a real beauty . . . by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 06:58 AM

That 1862 Bechstein is a nice one but it doesn't seem to always record very well . . . it sounds good in those two links. When it comes to the older pianos I tend to go mostly for the Erards. This one from the 1850s sounds pretty good for a 160 or
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Verbier Festival interviews by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 06:47 AM

Originally Posted By pianoloverusOriginally Posted By Michael SayersI looked for Alessio Bax in the collection of interviews. I know that Alessio has performed there but maybe I am just not very adept at YouTube searches. In one of your threads, pi
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Jump to new posts Re: My new grand, room suggestions? by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 06:00 AM

I hope that if any neighbors share a wall that it is quite robust! I have memories of piano "battles" from my distant past. Nothing is better than practicing from midnight to about 4am when all is quiet and still. Neighbors do not always
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: IvoryII hardware questions by dire tonic @ 03/01/15 03:52 AM

Cpu overload and/or an optimistic latency setting normally manifests itself as pops, clicks or crackles. Distortion is normally associated with audio clipping - quite a different sound. Try raising the latency of the asio buffer and see if that red
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha YDP-S51 or Roland F130R? by Jasper E. @ 03/01/15 03:48 AM

@markalien: I am in a similar dilemma: Roland F-130R or Casio PX-860/AP-460. I could collect a number of hints -- including what to check personally when I can get finally into a showroom with one of the Casios (not yet available in my country). Mos
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Jump to new posts Eric Clapton - Layla - Derek And The Dominos by Mr. Pianoman @ 03/01/15 03:14 AM

Here's my piano instrumental cover of Layla by Eric Clapton / Derek And The Dominos. In the beginning, I played the more slowly version of Eric Clapton's MTV Unplugged version, the second part is leaned on the original version by Derek And The Domino
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Jump to new posts Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends by Mr. Pianoman @ 03/01/15 03:08 AM

Here's one of my other piano rehearsals, I recorded the last few days. With A Little Help From My Friends is one of my favorite songs by Joe Cocker, although the original one is created by the Beatles. Hope you enjoy my piano version ;-)
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Jump to new posts Re: Linkin Park - Numb (Piano Cover) by Mr. Pianoman @ 03/01/15 03:05 AM

I've done a new piano cover of Numb while one of my last rehearsals. This time, I played on a Kawai acoustic piano. Hope you enjoy the video.
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts Re: People help the people (Birdy)-Piano Cover by Mr. Pianoman @ 03/01/15 03:00 AM

Very soulful, just wonderful!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Learning Prokofiev 7 - Eek! by SiFi @ 03/01/15 02:19 AM

Originally Posted By ShostyThat first excerpt that you posted is the hardest part of the whole piece. Difficult to memorize, uncomfortable to play because of the 9ths, and musically, it's right in the middle of a page of fury. You can't slow down w
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What to do about dry skin? by wouter79 @ 03/01/15 01:52 AM

Originally Posted By MarkarianOriginally Posted By wouter79How about a whole-room humidifier? Then you also don't need a dampp-chaser. I had this conversation at length when I first got my piano. I would have to take pictures, but the piano sits un
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Anyone worked on yamaha hybrid pianos? N1, N2, N3, NU1 by Saskatuner @ 03/01/15 01:27 AM

Hello all, new to this forum. I'm a technician in Moose Jaw, SK. Canada Since the advent of the N1, N2, & N3's, has anyone been asked to regulate the action to lighten it up? I hear they're very heavy. Has anyone been reluctant to open one u
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