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Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: Summer Composition Competition 2014 by Steve Chandler @ 07/27/14 10:23 PM

I thought I'd bump this thread since I've finished and recorded my piece and need to remember how to submit it. Do we still need to submit the score in musicXML or will a pdf do?
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: This sounds like Satie? by hreichgott @ 07/27/14 09:24 PM

I kinda see what the person means about Satie (try the Gnossiennes) but basically this piece is structured like pop music: repetitive broken chord figuration in a repeating chord progression, with increasing liberties taken in the melodic voice. Mayb
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Remembering what to play by TimR @ 07/27/14 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Sweet06 What do you do when you read? Because I'm inclined to say memorization happens in ANY type of reading. Perhaps, but that's not what I'm talking about Think about what happens when you learn a lesson piece well Did
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Originally Posted By: toddyHowever, Sound Cloud also puts its own layer if 'modulation' to the sound. This doesn't sound so good - wispy distortion. I suppose it uses low resolution for storage of the files......fair enough since it's free Yes, I b
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Grands then playing The New Roland by johnlewisgrant @ 07/27/14 08:02 PM

We've become so acclimatized to the Steinway D sound, both German and American, recorded and in performance, that our ears may not always like hearing something different (whether it is better or worse, such things being in the end quite "subjec
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Digital piano/keyboard with lighter keys? by peterws @ 07/27/14 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: GabriellaaThanks. The digital piano I have is Yamaha P105... I don't really like it to be honest... Doesnt quite feel good to play on.. The DGX 650 will have the same keyboard feel to your P105 I imagine. There`s not many
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: July Piano Bar and techy question by peterws @ 07/27/14 05:49 PM

ladypayne Enjoyed both arrangements. The first was cleaner, the second had more ambience/atmosphere. You could use these as a prelude to something else . .
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Need help and advice please! by bennevis @ 07/27/14 04:19 PM

My last teacher (who took me on towards diploma after I'd finished secondary school and started university, and therefore had to leave my previous teacher who'd taken me to Grade 8 ABRSM) had a way with words, suitable for a young adult (or old teena
Piano Teachers Forum
It was Anders Ericsson's research about practicing that I praised in my blog and referenced in your link. (dating back to 1993) I did not agree with the Meta researcher who held an opposing point of view on the podcast.. (Dr. Brooke Macnamara)
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question by turandot @ 07/27/14 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: DancerJIs anything wrong with, say B3? I liked the sound. Nothing whatsoever. The B series has not been on the US market very long. We used to get the T series from Yamaha's Chinese factory. Europe got the B series from Yamah
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland RD 800 by Marko in Boston @ 07/27/14 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: voxpops So much time, money and hassle could be saved if manufacturers would just engage with a bunch of real performing musicians before they commit to production. Plain and simple - best post of 2014.
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Memoirs ! ( Impromptu in C# ) by bharatbash @ 07/27/14 02:40 PM

Greetings ! I was reminiscing about my old days and long lost mates, and this is what i wrote with those thoughts : http://soundcloud.com/bharat-ssarma/memoirs It's in the key of C sharp. All improvised and in one take. Pardon the background noi
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: rock accompaniment block chords - 7ths by tim treford @ 07/27/14 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By: synthplayer But I was just curious, aren't there times in rock songs where you'd WANT that thuddy sound and play all tones of the 7th in the right hand like in my example above? Hi there In my opinion, a lot of good things are
Members Recordings - Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Scriabin: Sonata #2 in g-sharp minor, op. 19 by Emanuel Ravelli @ 07/27/14 02:10 PM

This is a wonderful performance -- the turbulence and tenderness so characteristic of early Scriabin come shining through in your interpretation. I'm not sure why you think of this as a work in progress. Only a few false notes here and there; when
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Increasing practice time by gynnis @ 07/27/14 02:06 PM

I think it's pretty dependent on the child and personality. I started lessons at age 5. My mother was a good pianist (she played Rach 3 when in her teens), so I had plenty of encouragement. My teacher at the time gave me a notebook to record my pr
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Re: My compositions by ValexRs @ 07/27/14 02:05 PM

Thank you bharatbash!
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Practice Rooms in Tokyo, Japan by A443 @ 07/27/14 12:53 PM

Shinjuku is one of my favourite areas of the city; I've spent a lot of time there. There is an awesome ramen shop in Shinjuku that serves the most outstanding Ramen (http://www.n-nagi.com/store/shinjuku). I'm usually in Japan in the fall/winter and
Just For The Fun of It
Jump to new posts Cable TV meets the internet by Theresad @ 07/27/14 12:24 PM

I feel like Pluto.tv does a good job of making it seem like youíre still watching TV - but itís internet content, and there's an app, and it's free. For some strange reason, I really like the concept of channels and shows, even if it is, ultimately,
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Not sure about the weight issue. Older pianos tended to be pretty heavy. My 1896 6'4" Hallet and Davis weighed nearly 1100 pounds. It was built like a lumber yard. The same with the larger Mason and Hamlin's. More modern pianos with better
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: I'm Back!! by Music Me @ 07/27/14 11:07 AM

Good for you! May you enjoy your new found health physically and emotionally with playing as well.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Need recommendations for where to buy a piano? by terminaldegree @ 07/27/14 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: swpianoI'm not having any luck yet in private sellers which I'm more included to buy it from as it would be a lot cheaper than from a piano store. As for restored Steinways, I'm not sure how good they would be. I tried a very
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Everett X-type action by BillJZ @ 07/27/14 10:58 AM

I'm looking to find an Everett console to buy/refurbish. I have read that some older pianos have a unique action, sometimes referred to as an "X-type". Any idea when this was used? Is it a problem in terms of repair? If so, could I easily r
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Common pitfalls during learning stages? by Pover @ 07/27/14 10:05 AM

Thanks for all the ideas till now guys. @Art Vandelay: I think you're right. Because after I finish learning the piece I don't concentrate on it as much since I know I can already play it. Maybe the less than ideal concentration is one cause for thi
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Ex-Veteran wants to return, is it possible ? by Peter K. Mose @ 07/27/14 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Spektre What I want to eventually do is to teach piano on a semi-professional basis. Currently I'm awaiting to start teachers college and I'm not sure how I will be able to balance that lifestyle with a piano lifestyle. I'm
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: chambermusic, partners... by jdw @ 07/27/14 07:55 AM

Just thinking, as someone who plays flute, that the other instrumentalists may often be frustrated by not having access to the whole score. They might wish for it, but it's not always that easy to obtain, especially on short notice. For workshops, ba
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