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Jump to new posts Re: Learning to play the piano by grace_note @ 06/30/15 01:12 AM

Even if you can't afford (or your parents can't/won't pay for) lessons, just play! There are so many online resources. Just search them out. You can record your stuff for peer review/feedback...there's always a way.
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Jump to new posts Re: Accenting beats by outo @ 06/30/15 12:44 AM

Originally Posted By MeddenOriginally Posted By HakkiIt is easier to understand this if you try to sing the passage. Only someone who has never heard me sing would say that....'Mr Monotone', my wife calls me. To emulate my singing, just hold down the
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Jump to new posts Re: Why C major scale is the hardest one? by Nahum @ 06/30/15 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By indigo_daveB harmonic minor - RH 123 1234 LH 4321 4321 In moderate tempo, I prefer in the right hand 23 123 13 -13 123 13 to avoid not very convenient 234, where a longest finger is located on white key between blacks.
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Jump to new posts Re: Boston amateur competition by fuzzy8balls @ 06/29/15 11:50 PM

Just in case anyone's interested, here's a video of all my performances at this competition: Preliminary Round 2015.06.12 0:04 Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9, No. 3 5:45 Schumann - Abegg Variations Op. 1 Semifinal Round 2015.06.13 13:40 Ravel - Jeux d'eau
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g minor, op 23 by Isabelle1949 @ 06/29/15 10:42 PM

Jane, that was beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this.
Member Recordings
Enjoy my piano cover https://youtu.be/3a4RzYiWL4k
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By Tim AdriansonSam, a quick question -- I've completed recording of all my intended submissions, and presently have each one in MP3 format on Box.com, as well as the TASCAM originals, in WAV format, on my private computer Will it
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Liszt Paysage by ChrisKeys @ 06/29/15 09:25 PM

Very nice performance!
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Jump to new posts Re: Piano not tuned for years by Jzw @ 06/29/15 08:53 PM

Hi Hydn 20. Just curious if you bought the Yamaha. I am in the same boat. As mentioned in another post, I am getting a Steinway m. It has been rarely used for the past 8 years since it was bought. The russian technician told me it would need fine tun
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Jump to new posts Allegro from Bach Trio Sonata 1 (E Flat Major) by johnlewisgrant @ 06/29/15 07:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jELJsEgYVBQ&index=1&list=PLP5BZzcdRkq0zO0dfrE3ZIGMcQTQQ9XTj Stradal's solo piano version (with my little additions), breaking all known rules of good taste and propriety, this is midi-edited in the extreme.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By SMHaleyOriginally Posted By David JensonI can't help but groan inwardly a little when I see posts like this. I've learned to quickly check octaves end to end now before giving a tuning estimate. A rash of DIY ETD app tooners has
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Spacestation v3 keyboard amp for AP sounds by Dave Ferris @ 06/29/15 06:36 PM

The tone will definitely be less hi-fi and detailed with the SS then either your EVs, and of course the Adams. It's all whether you can be happy with the sonic compromise over the convenience factor, along with (and I still find this subjective) bei
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Jump to new posts Re: Why cleaning the piano room doesn't work by Arghhh @ 06/29/15 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By cefinowIs it just physically putting away things, or sorting through them and deciding what needs to be done with them? I always find that more difficult! I had gotten through the initial sorting of the papers, and then had
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Here's better recording, it's closer to the stage, right in front of it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pnmoglenpym3e...g-moll.wav?dl=0 Thank you for your input, I appreciate it. I've loved this concert since the first time I've heard it, it's one of my
Adult Beginners Forum
Sign-up List: Leigh Harline - "When You Wish Upon a Star" - 1940 - Sam S Harold Arlen and E. Harburg - "Over the Rainbow" - SwissMS Bent Fabricius-Bjerre - "Matador" - Jytte (this is written 1978, but as a 1930s tune for
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Finding out where a keyboard is made. by Charles Cohen @ 06/29/15 04:32 PM

Quote:. . . Paying for return shipping costs when a $1500 board feels cheap and noisy gets real old real fast! . . . But you'll be returning it to the _dealer_, not to the factory! So "where is it made?" doesn't affect your return-shipp
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Interesting Indiegogo X-Key Air Keyboard by Charles Cohen @ 06/29/15 04:24 PM

Quote: . . . The real-size piano keys feel just like a concert piano. . . . Maybe a bit of exaggeration, there? <g> The USB "Xkey" model is in production, at a reasonable price. Sweetwater, among others, has it. Making a Bluetoo
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Jump to new posts Re: Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin by ChrisKeys @ 06/29/15 02:15 PM

Thanks, jdw. I messed up the final grace-note run at the end, but I'm trying to post only "true" performances, i.e. single takes without doing any splicing. If I recorded the same piece tomorrow, the slips would show up somewhere else.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Replacing a string by JohnSprung @ 06/29/15 02:10 PM

Are these the original strings from 1927? Is there a reason why this particular one went bad? If the whole string set is EOL, piecemeal replacement could be a waste of money. It may be wiser to save up and go for a complete rebuild. If the root
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Problems with Disklavier midi in-out by tosko @ 06/29/15 12:56 PM

Thank you everybody. I am trying to go to yahoo groups. I have the owner's membership group approbation, I will post the ask there.
Piano Forum
Pass on it and keep looking. This thing sounds like a turd. If this is your budget range, go digital and save yourself the headache. Casio Privia or Yamaha P Series or Kawai ES100
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Whispers Ear Training sign-up thread. by keystring @ 06/29/15 12:33 PM

CYCLE 7 Difficulty - Beginner Length - 8 bars Time signature - 3/4 Recommended metronome mark - 138 to the quarter Composer - Polyphonist 1 - PianoStudent88 - COMPLETED 2 - Greener - COMPLETE 3 - hreichgott - COMPLETE 4 - 5 -
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: best baby grand by KurtZ @ 06/29/15 11:54 AM

There was an article in Piano Buyer about really small, ca. 5 foot, grands. They found a few that clearly punched above their weight class. I remember the Ritueller being one of them. You might like to read that article to get some other names
Piano Forum
Your Baldwin L sounds great, Chris! As well as your playing! Enjoy! Rick
FAQ - Piano Forum
Jump to new posts New Grand - Carpet Underneath?? by richpink @ 06/29/15 10:01 AM

Hi, I hope to purchase a used grand piano soon and wanted opinions about putting a carpet underneath? Also, and pardon my ignorance, will I be able to roll the piano so that I could put a carpet underneath after it is in place? Do cups under the
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