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#1957135 - 09/10/12 08:22 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Rickster]
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Registered: 10/03/10
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Loc: So Cal
Originally Posted By: Rickster
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

Some times I think my piano playing is getting better, much better... then I hear someone play who really know how, and I have second thoughts... smile

Either way, it's still a lot of fun!

Rick

Dont you hate that..

Sam, doesnt look like you'll ever be satisfied.. im trying to get off searching craigslist so often but its hard.. almost bought a kawai GS-30 in Orange county for $4500 with disklavier... the guy called me as i was first person to email him but i didnt pick up.. called him back an hour later and it was sold.. oh well, there will always be great deals out there..


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#1957158 - 09/10/12 09:39 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
The cycle is endless, as it should be.


+1!
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#1957174 - 09/10/12 10:33 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Your piano looks wonderful--like new. I really like the polished ebony myself which is what I bought a few weeks ago.

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#1957355 - 09/11/12 09:43 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Awesome! Congratulations, and really, a great find!

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#1957367 - 09/11/12 10:16 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Registered: 08/31/11
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Loc: Ohio, USA

Congratulations, Sam! It looks gorgeous.

In my neck of the woods there's one of these, a 1990, "lightly used and well cared for" advertised on craigslist for $17K. I'd say you got a deal, can't wait to hear how it sounds once you get it tuned/etc!
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#1958106 - 09/13/12 12:29 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Well, you asked for it, so here it is!

Before Tuning (MAJOR apologies to your ears right about now...)

After Tuning

Action still needs a nice bit of regulation, but the piano sounds fantastic!
Apologies for the shoddy playing. I need to practice this bit slowly, but this is good enough for a demonstration.
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#1958165 - 09/13/12 07:18 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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yeah tuning helps smile

'after' sounds very nice.
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#1958207 - 09/13/12 09:34 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Rickster]
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Registered: 07/29/11
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Sam - she is a lovely piano and it great condition!
You have really inspired me to see what I could have achieved in two years if I had had a teacher throughout and been more dedicated...this has to change. I feel a bit emotional now...
I love my piano and want to play him better. My money fortunes should be cha\nging for the better shortly as I am on the way to being self employed.I already have numb erts of piano teachers to call. Piano is tuned and ready! smile
Very good wishes to you. x


P.S Errr.. let's get this straight- you went from beginner to playing Fantasy Impromptu in just two years???!!! Blimey you must be ultra talented! I have an ultra simple version in a new piano book (BEGINNERS) and am too scared to try it LOL.


Edited by EdwardianPiano (09/13/12 09:56 AM)
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#1958209 - 09/13/12 09:52 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Teodor]
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Originally Posted By: Teodor
Originally Posted By: piano joy
Congrats- it's beautiful and, personally, I think high gloss is more elegant and (this I know for a fact as I am an expert cleaning person, genetically ) easier to clean!

smile

Enjoy!
(I do wish someone would post a pic of some dumpy old piano they have so I could feel better....oh well, it's all good)


There you go, it looks a bit worse than in the pic laugh




Aww you have an overdamped one like mine. Perhaps my sign in name gives you a clue as to my sentiments regarding older/antique pianos- I love them with a passion and find them charming and full of character. I will have to post my dear old Piano's photo sometime.
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#1958213 - 09/13/12 10:01 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Originally Posted By: Sam Rose
Well, you asked for it, so here it is!

Before Tuning (MAJOR apologies to your ears right about now...)

After Tuning

Action still needs a nice bit of regulation, but the piano sounds fantastic!
Apologies for the shoddy playing. I need to practice this bit slowly, but this is good enough for a demonstration.


Sam- your playing is very very good- in places you are up to the right speed and have the feeling captured. I know I cannot play this but it is one of my fave pieces of music and listen to it loads.I also listen to Yundi Li playing it who in my opinion plays it the best! And in parts you have got it like him! Keep at it Sam- you will have it perfect all the way through soon- in parts you are already there. I love your playing.
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#1975396 - 10/18/12 08:21 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Rickster]
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 234
Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Congratulations on this fantastic grand, Sam! That's the same one Birba's got. Don't know how old his is, though. PAS? Sounds like an addiction! LOL Sure you shouldn't be joining PAS Anonymous, my friend? But $9K for this pretty grand is a steal, I dare say. I suppose it's now all tuned up. Sounded pretty good when you played Shawshank on it. You'll have years of fun on it ...that's if you don't sell it and get an even grander grand soon!

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#1975399 - 10/18/12 08:39 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Thanks Choo! Shawshank was actually recorded on the old grand laugh
This one sounds even nicer! I have to get some things polished up so I can record it. Hopefully it will be in time for the next recital.
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#1975712 - 10/19/12 01:03 PM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Rickster]
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Southwest
And if you're taking classes or lessons, your teacher/instructor/professor, points out ways to improve your technique, phrasing, timing, and dynamics. My playing does improve but I am far more aware of all my mistakes so the journey continues. The thing that bothers me the most is the "plateau". I'll be stuck for some time and then suddenly, I'll "get it" and really improve. The frustration of being stuck is well worth the pay-off in improvement, but it takes some of the fun out of practicing. Thank heavens I have a beautiful piano to keep me motivated....which is how I justified my PAS. My friends and family just roll their eyes. grin
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#2349448 - 11/13/14 04:33 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Loc: Leicestershire, UK
Sam this piano is marvelous and the sound is beautiful. I can see this post is a couple of years old now so I'm sure you've been enjoying it since the purchase!
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#2349486 - 11/13/14 07:49 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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Since this two year old thread has re-surfaced, and someone asked what I meant by 'as your ear gets better, your playing sounds worse to yourself'

I simply meant that as you listen more carefully, and your awareness raises, the first thing that happens is the true quality of your playing is revealed to yourself, and gives you the basis from which to work. In response to that, your playing then gets better.

Sam, are you still on the site posting? You should post more vids!

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#2349497 - 11/13/14 08:28 AM Re: Help! I've got piano acquisition syndrome! New Yamaha C3! [Re: Sam Rose]
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I owned a C3 and brought it with me to the Netherlands when I moved here 20 years ago. It was a very responsive piano ... and a very loud and bright piano which I modified somewhat to my taste.
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