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Jump to new posts Re: Mark Taimaov, RIP by bennevis @ 11/30/16 05:23 AM

Taimanov's games were always colorful (like Larsen's), which is part of the reason why he lost 0-6 to Fischer, whereas Petrosian just tried to dig in, and bore Bobby into making risky moves. BTW, Taimanov's piano playing was colorful too .
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Five Most Difficult Piano Pieces (Classical) by DiarmuidD @ 11/30/16 05:22 AM

Liszt - Tarantella di Bravura d'après La muette de Portici i.e. not the one from the Années de pèlerinage (Italy). I've never heard a recording of this (and there are hardly any) where the pianist didn't cop out at some stage.
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
As learning to play the piano is establishing progressive skills, there are some general guidelines about difficulty level that can be applied. You might find the guidelines to difficulty ratings in the links below useful (but certainly not absolut
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Methods of boosting concentrationalong wio levels? by chopin_r_us @ 11/30/16 01:31 AM

Originally Posted By dmdOriginally Posted By chopin_r_usOriginally Posted By dmdModeration in all things ... that is the key. Even toxins? One man's toxin is another man's elixir. Much more likely one man's toxin is just not quite as toxic to ano
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Black Friday Sales by kickthetiger @ 11/30/16 12:12 AM

Sweetwater usually isn't the best place to bargain shop. Musician's friend still has 15% off with code 'cybermonday', down to ~$135 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/garritan-abbey-road-studios-cfx-concert-grand?
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Originally Posted By Rich GalassiniOk PF, A friend of mine who lives and works in Vienna says there is GREAT BBQ place about 6 blocks outside of the Opernring called "Brickmakers". It is a bar and serves Vienna's best BBQ (which frankly c
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Jump to new posts Re: Transitioning to digital piano? My dilemma by cphollis @ 11/29/16 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By ArthellI'm 28 years old today and was very active playing classical up until I was 20, including smaller performances. Then I moved abroad and didn't touch a piano for 8 years. Today I can barely play but I am serious in my wish
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The Walking Dead - Main Theme (Piano Cover + Tutorial) Any Walking Dead followers here? Enjoy my piano cover on The Walking Dead Main Theme, and perhaps learn it for yourself using my tutorial Piano Cover https://youtu.be/VtphFrEPSJw Pian
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Jump to new posts Re: Buying a Celesta by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 11/29/16 09:34 PM

Greg.field13 The pictures you posted look exactly like a Jenco Celeste. I rebuilt one for the local school district that the orchestra uses. It took some upgrading to get things quieter in the action and pedal. Some elements of the Jenco design I pre
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai CN35 and Roland HP504 by Kawai James @ 11/29/16 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By GoldmanTAlso, how much customising of the presets can be done on each piano? I'm guessing a lot on the Roland, but can the Kawai compete with that? Both Kawai and Roland offer a considerable amount of control over piano customis
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Jump to new posts Re: Pricing of new Yamaha U1 vs used U1 by runninglate @ 11/29/16 07:57 PM

Thanks! I guess I should send her back to check the serial numbers so we can confirm taht it really is a new piano.
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Jump to new posts I look for Arietta (Clementi) by ster100 @ 11/29/16 07:50 PM

But with fingersetting
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: E.T.A. Hoffmann Piano Sonata by Orange Soda King @ 11/29/16 07:47 PM

Thank you for introducing to me a new piece! You played it brilliantly, as always.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: MOYD 2016 by Palmpirate @ 11/29/16 07:46 PM

Thank you Swiss MS. It's not playing the piano that's the real problem. There are so many worse things to worry about then a cut finger ........not so bad that it co-incides with a trip though, so can't practice as I usually would anyway. I can alway
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
I tried Pianoteq (the trial version) with our Kawai CN35, which, was the CA models you mention, has line-in. It has four speakers. My impression is that the build-in sounds and the sound engine do a very good job in deciding which part of the sound
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Rachmaninoff prelude in D by Alexander Hanysz @ 11/29/16 04:55 PM

Thanks for listening so carefully! I'll have to go back now and pay attention to where I'm slowing down :-)
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Ravenscroft 275 Half pedaling by Morodiene @ 11/29/16 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By sirosStamkorg - I tried and could hear what you described. I play a chord with 5 notes, press pedal, release all keys and then slowly release the pedal. As soon as I get the pedal back to a little under 100 (my max half pedal ran
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Let's talk about the physical by Nahum @ 11/29/16 02:42 PM

Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Kawai ES 8 by dmd @ 11/29/16 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By FalschOriginally Posted By dmdOriginally Posted By FalschIf the ES8 outputs the incoming line-in sound through its own line-out, it is bad to install an ES8-Out -> Mixer -> ES8-In setup. You'll create a feedback loop. It
Legal Issues
Jump to new posts newest rules for importing antique pianos with ivories by Klavimaniac @ 11/29/16 01:25 PM

Can anyone update me on the newest rules on import from Europe of ivory clad antique pianos? According to below document it would be perfectly legal. However the Bestode dealer from Leeds in England just told me that they would have to remove the ke
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Colossus Piano for iOS devices by Digitalguy @ 11/29/16 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By Miguel Cabrera The ivory on PC kontakt Version perhaps has a good sound. more layers, half pedal, releases, etc In IOS, the sound is not bad, I like it too, but when I purchase in this dark piano in the colossus app, I encountere
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Dynamic Response by kaanguner @ 11/29/16 12:52 PM

Thanks to everyone for your input! This thread was really helpful!
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Charles CohenIf your plastic "reading glasses" are really comfortable for reading, they're probably too strong for using at the piano. Try a weaker pair. It's true that I have a hard time finding a weak enough, cheap en
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Same Pianist Different Piano What Happened? by Nikolas @ 11/29/16 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By MorodieneMany DPs - sampled ones as well - have the ability to adjust the sound quite a bit to suit a person's tastes. Still, I don't think any of them beat a software piano. Almost true. With the rare exceptions math are easy t
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Going crazy trying to clean 1965 black finish by Steve Senseney @ 11/29/16 12:36 PM

When they finished the case work of the piano, they may have finished the legs separately and attached them later. This could mean that the two finishes are not exactly the same.
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