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Jump to new posts Re: Erard restoration advice by Maximillyan @ 06/28/15 06:14 AM

Originally Posted By Chris Leslie The Erard has original strings apart from a few replaced from broken strings over the ages. All wound strings original (Brass I think but not sure). Hammers original and not reshaped by request from the piano owner.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Finalizing a Song by qazsedcft @ 06/28/15 03:43 AM

Taping everything would be awkward if you have different note values in the same measure; e.g 3 quarter notes, then 2 sixteenths and an eighth. I usually just tap the beat note but it depends on the music. Sometimes I only tap the strong beat instead
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Liszt and Isolde by Arghhh @ 06/28/15 12:46 AM

Also change slightly where you strike the keys on the tremolos - move the hand in and out a bit. For the RH tremolos with two notes on top, I think I also had to switch from 5 to 4 while playing to get a better legato sound on the chord changes.
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Jump to new posts Re: Song Writing Software by pavanne1 @ 06/27/15 10:52 PM

I use Finale 2012 and I love it. I connect it to my midi keyboard and I use hyperscribe to input the notes. You have to be sure to set your note value input at eight notes, sixteenth notes are too unpredictable. Then you can set the click value and p
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Do you keep a stock of music books? by pavanne1 @ 06/27/15 10:36 PM

I use my own method Paloma Piano LLC, it's all online and printable. If anyone is interested check it out. There is a lot of free music on the site. If you need something right away for a new student you can download and print the first few lessons f
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Playing with both hands together by Ray OS @ 06/27/15 09:46 PM

Thank you for the further contributions! All very interesting. I wish there was a 'thank you' button for each post so I could give them individual thumbs-up.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Books and Movies - Non Instructional by Noonie @ 06/27/15 06:44 PM

Thanks for all of the recommendations. I got that Noah Adams book for 1 cent (plus shipping) - should have it in a few days. I also took out a bunch of movies from my library (Making of the Steinway - watched, very interesting; a couple of Glenn Go
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Key dip is around 10mm and sharps height around 12.5 because that is well for the hand of the pianist. Then the moment the white keys are level influence the touch sensation. And there are limits due to interactions between parts. One thing I not
Pianist Corner
Self direction. Independent problem solving. These things have come into focus more for me recently, as my interim "summer teacher" is very hands-off and lets me decide what to work on, how to work on it, and for how long. I'm having to
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Impossible chord or I just suck? by ShiroKuro @ 06/27/15 12:23 PM

To the OP, it sounds like you'll be able to play the lower G with your LH, so the original problem is solved. But I just wanted to comment on the thinking behind leaving out notes. The advice to leave out an octave note is good *in general* but it a
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Chord finder by Greener @ 06/27/15 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By JohnSprungInteresting -- I've been using a chord in "Begin the Beguine" that I wasn't sure how to put in lead sheet notation: C D F Bb C9sus4 is what this site proposes. Maybe add on a (-5) to say not to use the G.
My New Piano!
Jump to new posts Re: My new Shigeru Kawai SK-7 arrived by S.H.Lee @ 06/27/15 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By iceporky It's great to hear that your SK7 works great in your apartment. I had the same anxiety and relief when I bought my U3. Enjoy your playing! :-) Thanks, we own the whole building (you can say apartment), so only my fami
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Jump to new posts Re: Liszt - Sonata in B minor by Saffet @ 06/27/15 10:27 AM

First of all, those who dare to play this "beast" gets my praise. For me this is one piece which is beyond my reach. I congratulate you that overall you are playing the sonata in a form which deserves listening. Your tempos are tempting and
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Rerun I think that summed up ear playing pretty well keystring ... it's a laid back, no obsession approach to entertaining and being entertained. Try to imagine how little I care if someone plays a Billy Joel tune that isn't ton
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Jump to new posts Re: James Horner 1953-2015 by Rich Galassini @ 06/27/15 06:55 AM

James Horner will be missed. He was a great musician/orchestrator and I was a fan. One thing - I had always assumed he was either Irish or was of an Irish background. I thought I heard that in his music. It turns out from his obits. that he was bor
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: why scales? by qazsedcft @ 06/27/15 05:01 AM

Originally Posted By Isabelle1949 Teacher I had years ago had me do scales in thirds hands together and seems I remember one hand being almost on top of the other to do that. Am I remembering right, or am I losing it?? Well, thirds are just three w
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: A different recital by AZNpiano @ 06/27/15 03:52 AM

It's not ignorance if you don't know what "level" your kids are at. Those exam levels are arbitrary, anyway, and passing a level on any given day does NOT mean the student is truly "at" that level. And not all kids want to show
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts Re: Elvis Presley - Falling In Love With You by Mr. Pianoman @ 06/27/15 03:06 AM

Hey Johan, I wrote you a pm.
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts The Beatles - Yesterday by Mr. Pianoman @ 06/27/15 03:03 AM

My new piano cover is online. This time, I played the Beatles song Yesterday. According to Wikipedia, it's the most covered pop song ever ;-) Now I'm looking forward to your comments :-)
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Is fileuploader working? by Hakki @ 06/27/15 02:59 AM

Thank you very much Bruce ! Let's see. Here is Sergei Dorensky having a headache during round I of the XV Tchaikovsky competition.
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Jump to new posts Jury member by Hakki @ 06/27/15 02:54 AM

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Jump to new posts Re: Steinway no 600000 ? by Markarian @ 06/27/15 02:53 AM

Originally Posted By angga888Found this Steinway Fibonacci video from Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0vW_jYH8Ss Sounds excellent ! Aww! What a treat. And yes, that sounds like a good D. Give it to me.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "Music School" Transfers by AZNpiano @ 06/27/15 02:12 AM

Originally Posted By malkinDo you communicate to the students and their parents exactly where and how their skills are lacking? Where do I begin? I try to address one problem at a time. I've focused on fingering and rhythm, and we're not out of th
Pianist Corner
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Originally Posted By schwammerlI just stumbled upon this video of a very recent recording of a Seiler SE278CO by Pianoworks - Duluth (Atlanta). Seiler SE278CO For me at least it proves their are quite some alternatives for pianos on the concert s
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