Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1490343 - 08/07/10 05:41 PM European piano forums?
JohSBach Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/29/10
Posts: 15
Loc: The Netherlands
Before I joined in on this forum, I have been looking for European (e.g. Dutch) forums on the subject of piano playing. But the few of them that were still alive, attracted only very few people and were actually kinda sleeping as well.

Does anyone know why the PW forum seems to be almost the only popular forum on this topic? Is it typical American to discuss such a thing as playing the piano? Might Europeans mainly practice music instead of talking about it? smile

I really wonder what the secret of this forum is, and why it is the only "hyperactive" one (I can hardly keep up with all the new posts for one day!). Did anyone else notice this quite exclusive status of the PW forum?
_________________________

2006 Fazioli 228 | 1904 Kemble 135 | 1906 Mannborg Harmonium | Roland XP-50 | Casio Privia PX-330

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1490358 - 08/07/10 06:07 PM Re: European piano forums? [Re: JohSBach]
eweiss Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 2393
Loc: Beautiful San Diego, CA
There's no magic formula. Most forum members are lurkers and won't post. But, there are always a few regulars who can't wait to offer up their views and opinions. These are the people you want on your forum because eventually, they'll get the lurkers to join in.

Starting a forum is easy. Getting members to participate can be difficult which is why some suggest creating your own sock puppets (false members) to generate topics and conversation.
_________________________
Play New Age Piano
http://www.quiescencemusic.com

Top
#1496689 - 08/15/10 06:54 PM Re: European piano forums? [Re: eweiss]
casinitaly Online   content

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4964
Loc: Italy
I think that part of the reason is that in Europe (at least in Italy) the cost of being on line is higher than it is in the US and Canada. Fewer people have computers in their homes, and Italians, in general, don't participate in forums, the culture for doing so hasn't developed yet.
I know I'm making pretty broad statements, but that's my take based on my experience and knowledge.

I've found some Italian piano forums, but they're pretty flat and not much happens. They are no where near as useful as this place!!
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIV
Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#1497048 - 08/16/10 11:45 AM Re: European piano forums? [Re: casinitaly]
WinsomeAllegretto Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 828
I don't think this is necessarily an "American" piano forum. Yeah it is in English, but there are people from all over the world on here. Even lots of Dutch people. A lot of people know English, so that makes it easier for lots of people to be able to communicate.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
140 registered (accordeur, 88 Fingers Jeff, AEMontoya, A Guy, 36251, 38 invisible), 1392 Guests and 20 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76007 Members
42 Forums
157167 Topics
2308268 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Stravinsky - Valse pour les enfants
by Peter071
27 minutes 20 seconds ago
Recommend me a slab keyboard with full grand touch.
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 05:24 PM
What's the value of my piano?
by Athos
Today at 04:51 PM
Portable keyboard stand for Kawai ES7
by gbitw
Today at 04:24 PM
Recital Piece to go with Fur Elise
by eccp19
Today at 03:22 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission