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
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 and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
134 registered (accordeur, aeroseb, ajeales, alerique, Alexander Borro, agraffe, 29 invisible), 1838 Guests and 6 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
#2102425 - 06/14/13 11:15 AM Its a Mini Grand
wj3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Salem, Or/Las Vegas, Nv
My wonderful, beautiful Wife bought me a new (to me) Roland KR-115M mini grand piano for my Fathers day, birthday, and Christmas presents (for the next 20 years). Its three years old and in perfect condition. I am so excited. It will be delivered by next Wednesday. I can't wait.........Pictures to follow. I wonder if it will improve my playing?????


Edited by wj3 (06/14/13 11:18 AM)
_________________________
wj3

2010 Roland KR-115m, Yamaha clp-430
Working on Alfred Adult AIO 3 Super Special sorta song,Simply Joplin Bethena,Solace,Burgmuller, Stardust


Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2102434 - 06/14/13 11:26 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
malkin Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3650
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Originally Posted By: wj3
... I wonder if it will improve my playing?????


Of course it will!
_________________________
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

Top
#2102438 - 06/14/13 11:36 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
Andy Platt Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2489
Loc: Virginia, USA
Not that I know much about this piano, but it appears to be similar to the Yamaha models where they have a much more realistic action on a digital? Assuming that's the case, it should actually improve your playing because it will allow you to interact with the keyboard better, better dynamics, etc.. You'll have to let us know!
_________________________
  • Debussy - Le Petit Nègre, L. 114
  • Haydn - Sonata in Gm, Hob. XVI/44

Kawai K3

Top
#2102439 - 06/14/13 11:38 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
Saranoya Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 795
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
I used to have a Roland RD-150 digital stage piano, and I loved it. In fact, the sound of it was so good that when I actually started considering the purchase of an accoustic piano, I found I couldn't live with the way an upright sounds anymore. I'm sure you'll absolutely adore it. And so will your wife.

I don't really get the point of the 'mini grand' form factor, though. Seems to me if you're getting a DP anyway, you're better off getting the one with the smallest possible footprint. But that's just my opinion.

Enjoy!
_________________________
Beginner with some priors since 9/2012

Top
#2102467 - 06/14/13 12:31 PM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
casinitaly Online   blank


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5954
Loc: Italy
How very exciting! Of course it will improve you playing because you're going to be so enchanted with it, you're going to be play a LOT MORE.

Have fun!
_________________________


XVIII-XL
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
#2102482 - 06/14/13 12:59 PM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
peterws Online   content
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 4973
Loc: Northern England.
Just sayin . . it looks bloody good . . . Lucky you!
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes � but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
#2102728 - 06/15/13 01:27 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
earlofmar Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2580
Loc: Australia
good on you, you lucky so and so........might send this post to my wife
_________________________
If this life is a simulation can I not be in the easy version where Bach was a drummer

XL, XXXVIII-9-XXX

Top
#2102772 - 06/15/13 04:10 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 2197
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Congratulations. It's cute, it's beautiful, it's a show piece for your home. I don't know just how good it is. I'm sure it's a real good DP. I also don't know what you've been playing. Am sure it will improve your playing from my experience with my humble, old, but good setup. Makes playing more realistic. I look forward to the pictures.
_________________________
Ron
Your brain is a sponge. Keep it wet. Mary Gae George
The focus of your personal practice is discipline. Not numbers. Scott Sonnon

Top
#2102800 - 06/15/13 06:52 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
BillM Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 1582
Loc: Maryland
wj3 - Congratulations! I also am the proud owner of a Roland digital grand. I have had it for about 6 years and love it as much as the day I got it. I play it hard most days and so far the only maintenance I've done is to dust it.

I am wishing you many years of enjoyment from this fine instrument.
_________________________
BillM (formerly b528nf7)
Roland KR-17M
Clavinova CLP-150
Piano Vocals of Old Guy Tunes

Top
#2102831 - 06/15/13 09:25 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 13541
Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
How exciting to get a new instrument! And yes, your playing will definitely improve. First, you will be inspired to play more on it, and secondly, because it's a higher end digital, they really go all-out on the action to give you a more realistic piano feel and much more control. I would love to see pics and perhaps hear a recording? laugh
_________________________
private piano/voice teacher FT



Top
#2102844 - 06/15/13 10:11 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: BillM]
peterws Online   content
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 4973
Loc: Northern England.
"I play it hard most days and so far the only maintenance I've done is to dust it."

Too much information, Bill! You might want to sell it one day . . . .ha ha
_________________________
"I'm playing all the right notes � but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe

""

Top
#2103577 - 06/16/13 10:34 PM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
FarmGirl Online   content

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2219
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Congratulations! I can relate. I slept under the grand surrounded by my dogs only for the first night. It was a bit uncomfortable so I stopped doing it. What was most fun for me was the process of understanding her. Was amazed that she could do so much more. She has many more variety of voices and is much more responsive than my old upright. Pretty soon i was making all kinds of personal connections with her. My husband thinks I am crazy but I believe you too will start making personal connections with your piano. I'm very happy for you.
_________________________
Solo - Beethoven Op 14 #2, Mendelssohn Op 16 three fantasies #2 scherzo allegro Vivace, Bach Toccata in E minor, BWV914 and Scriabin Op 11 #2

Top
#2103749 - 06/17/13 09:39 AM Re: Its a Mini Grand [Re: wj3]
wj3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Salem, Or/Las Vegas, Nv
Its coming today!!!!!!!! The store called and my new baby will be delivered tonight between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. Yea!!!!!!! I'll take pictures......
_________________________
wj3

2010 Roland KR-115m, Yamaha clp-430
Working on Alfred Adult AIO 3 Super Special sorta song,Simply Joplin Bethena,Solace,Burgmuller, Stardust


Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad 125) Sweetwater $5700 Giveaway
Sweetwater Giveaway
(ad) Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos - Learn More
(ad) Summer Keys
Summer Keys, a Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Improv question
by imustlearn
14 minutes 28 seconds ago
"A Smaller Piano for Bigger Artistry" (7/8ths Keyboard)
by Thrill Science
52 minutes 2 seconds ago
Help with buying a grand piano!
by Mcnuffles
Today at 03:51 PM
MP11 sound same as CA97?
by Chris Warren
Today at 03:13 PM
How much does it cost to ship DP to Kawai for repairs?
by 8 Octaves
Today at 03:06 PM
Forum Stats
82,589 Registered Members
44 Forums
170,506 Topics
2,495,364 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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