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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
92 registered (ando, AndrewJCW, AZNpiano, accordeur, 23 invisible), 1094 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* 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 Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 6162
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-XLII
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: 832
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!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Normal Sound decay vs. Ringing...how to differentiate?
by Ludwig016
05/30/16 07:44 PM
500$ to spend - need help with choosing digital piano
by AlexHerrmann
05/30/16 07:14 PM
New Roland HP/LX Series Firmware
by Jay Roland
05/30/16 03:50 PM
Belmont U. Free Sight Reading Material
by scgrant
05/30/16 12:29 PM
I'm Confessing That I Love You
by T E Bekken
05/30/16 11:25 AM
Forum Stats
83,823 Registered Members
44 Forums
173,034 Topics
2,529,364 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission