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Originally Posted By: TheHappyPianoMuseI'm chuckling a bit here. I adopted my cat from a local animal shelter. I was curious as to why the cat area had Mozart piped in ... all day. The director told me that "classical music calms the cats&
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Jazz Improvisation: Playing Outside of the Chord Changes by marcuslchoi @ Yesterday at 12:55 PM

If I could contribute anything here, I'd say a good way to play outside is just to play (quote) melodies that may not fit with the changes of the song you're playing. I've heard my teacher Jean-Michel Pilc quote Spain (in 4/4) over Someday My Prince
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Jump to new posts Re: trill RH: the LH goes too fast by Arghhh @ Yesterday at 12:52 PM

Make sure you are playing a measured trill, that is, a trill with a specified number of notes and not an unmeasured trill with a random number of notes. Choose two or possibly three notes in the RH per one LH eighth note.
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Transitioning from classical to jazz: Over the Rainbow by marcuslchoi @ Yesterday at 12:37 PM

Hi dire tonic, check out my latest post to see some swing! I was going for a different sound with this one
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Jump to new posts Christmas 2014 at Piano World Headquarters - Maine by Piano World @ Yesterday at 12:26 PM

Some pictures of our Christmas decorations here at Piano World headquarters in Parsonsfield, Maine Most of the decorating was done by Kathy. I added two new 20 amp circuits with outdoor outlets mostly to accommodate the lights :-) Now show us yours
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Jump to new posts Re: Kawai Digital Piano by Carbonblob @ Yesterday at 12:11 PM

Hey Kurtz, You must have been talking to the Yamaha tech who repaired my GT1! That's exactly what I ended up paying. The killer part is, I bought the Kawai before he finished repairs.......don't ask. I tried to rationalize that by thinking the next
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: New Kawai DP & RH3 action (CN35 & CN25) by mcoll @ Yesterday at 11:56 AM

Thanks! I'm still very much interested how the two actions compare. I expect the rh3 would be pretty close to what it should be now, with the counterweights. As for the trills, I just saw Kawai's demo video for the CN35 and the choice of music pretty
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Let's Talk Weddings by Piano World @ Yesterday at 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Exalted WombatOMG! Your family will have to be supported by the income of a jazz musician? Good luck with that :-) Can the children get a bit of chimney-sweeping work on the side? Or it may have to be back to the exotic dancing.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Blubbering and friction by rysowers @ Yesterday at 10:56 AM

Thanks Jean, I didn't realize that Israel Stein WAS the tech! It's a small world after all...
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Jump to new posts Merry Christmas from TromboneAl by TromboneAl @ Yesterday at 10:26 AM

Hi, Guys, Haven't been around much, but I'm still playing. Click here for your Christmas card from Al & Lena Click here for your 2014 Christmas card from Al & Lena.
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Jump to new posts Re: Ludovico Einaudi by CarlosCC @ Yesterday at 09:13 AM

UPDATE CONCERTS Thursday 08 January 2015 Ludovico Einaudi TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands Friday 09 January 2015 Ludovico Einaudi Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Sunday 11 January 2015 Ludovico Einaudi Leidse Schouwburg, Lei
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Jump to new posts Re: My 6 months anniversary, piano is so much fun :) by CarlosCC @ Yesterday at 08:57 AM

Congratulations!
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Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op 61 by Goomer Piles @ Yesterday at 08:15 AM

'Allegedly Chopin's final composition' ... said no-one ever about the Polonaise-Fantaisie.
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Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Etude "3rds" Op25 No6 by Goomer Piles @ Yesterday at 08:14 AM

I wouldn't waste a second on listening to this garbage, but I always read the first post for the hilarious self-assessments. They're kind of like a liner-notes equivalent of a politician saying, 'I've investigated myself and found no wrongdoing' - b
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Jump to new posts Re: Define "atmospheric" in piano music by wouter79 @ Yesterday at 08:03 AM

from the dictionary: > the pervading tone or mood of a place, situation, or creative work In music I think it's also whether you as the player capture and play the mood and support it with your playing. I think it's tightly connected with the
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Jump to new posts Re: Odd sound effect on old upright by wouter79 @ Yesterday at 07:49 AM

Interesting, normally I hear a pitch drop right after the attack. That is also what I expect as the string tension raises a little with the attack as the string gets longer (it's bending a bit) Is the pitch rise immediately after the attack or later
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Jump to new posts Re: Grieg Concerto (Competition Performance) by Derulux @ Yesterday at 06:50 AM

I only got a chance to listen to the first half so far, but I must congratulate you. Very, very well done! I will certainly listen to the rest this evening. Thank you for sharing!
Piano Forum
It was going ok until the trumpet came in. Ugh...
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
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Originally Posted By: doctor SI apologize for the above: I was rude. I listened to Paul Barton's Youtube tutorial on the Chopin Fantasy Impromptu, and in it he plays a little of the Moscheles impromptu. The similarity is very convincing. I supp
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
The missing fundamental can also be practically observed at the piano. eg: if you were to play a dominant 7th chord in 1st inversion, take Eb7 (so from lowest to highest note we have G,Bb,Db and Eb) you can think of these notes as representing the 5t
Pianist Corner
Doctor, so I guess there's just no way around it. I find myself playing less, and thinking more about what I can do in terms of extracurricular activities which might help me later on, when I do the elective (in the U.S.A, since I have to do it there
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: What to Practice, Given My Goal by A2mom @ Yesterday at 02:39 AM

I'd second Hugh's point about playing what you love on the piano so that you will love playing the piano. I wouldn't worry too much about it being the appropriate sequencing or perfect level(particularly if you are not bee-lining to Juilliard entran
Piano Forum
Originally Posted By: harponWere these "piano movers" or just movers who also move pianos. I'm not sure real "piano movers" can be found everywhere. Ordinary furniture movers are OK for uprights. For grands, you need real
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Which Treble Mute works the Best? by beethoven986 @ Yesterday at 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Chris LeslieSlight exageration, but definitely only two or three weeks worth of tuning a few year ago. Also, I wedged between adjacent unison strings alot, something that Papps wedges do well. Proper string spacing is a must. Pe
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