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#2108361 - 06/26/13 12:31 PM To tune or not to tune...
Rollin shoulders Offline
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Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 51
Loc: WNY

I wanted to hear some of your input on my "minor" dilemma:
I had a HORRIBLE experience with my past tuner, who did a very poor job. I've been using my keyboard ever since. However, I realize I'd practice more if I actually used an actual piano. My keyboard makes me not want to practice but I do it anyways.
For the past 6 months roughly, I've been VERY Interested in playing cello, I had one before and sold it, but deeply regret it because I realized I was playing it wrong.
I've been saving up money for a cello but now I'm stuck between two options:
should I pay to get the piano retuned? Or should I wait and buy a cello?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I figured I'd give it a shot.
Thanks for your input!
Jeffrey
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#2108553 - 06/26/13 05:04 PM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
Steve Nixon Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 216
Loc: Chicago
I'm not sure where you're located but in Chicago piano tunings run between ($80-120). That's a very small price to pay to enjoy playing on a real acoustic piano. Look for a new tuner and just move on smile

A new cello will cost way more than that.

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#2108756 - 06/26/13 09:58 PM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
Thomas Williams Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 66
Loc: NJ, USA
Depends on whether you're more interested in playing piano or cello. wink Of course, only you can make that call.
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#2109066 - 06/27/13 12:50 PM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
Rollin shoulders Offline
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Registered: 08/16/11
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Loc: WNY
Steve- That's actually the same price around my area (Western New York), apparently my piano also will need a pitch raise and a tuning, so basically I'll be paying as much as I can for a cello!

Thomas- I was actually just talking to a friend about this, I want an instrument to practice and lose track of time. Because I'm practicing on a keyboard and not an actual piano, I don't "feel" as close to it or feel like practicing on it. I'll play my out of tune piano just for the action and comparison... and my keyboard doesn't compare!

I want to get a cello to see if I achieve that worry-free focused practice. I also love the sound of it. With piano I have not achieved that so far... When I was younger I did, but I just get discouraged easily I guess.
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#2109224 - 06/27/13 06:18 PM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
KurtZ Offline
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 1600
Loc: The Heart of Screenland
Having played 'cello for five years and piano for about 4 I can tell you that 'cello is harder, more frustrating and takes much longer to get lost in than piano. Tune your piano and have at it. Losing the worry is up to you, not the instrument.

Unless it comes from a friend of family, there is not playable, get lost in the sound cello that can be had for the cost of a pitch raise/tuning. Playable for a beginner starts at $400-600. Something to last five years is more like $1300-2000.

Kurt
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#2111516 - 07/02/13 11:20 AM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
Charles Cohen Offline
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Registered: 12/26/12
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Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
What digital piano are you using? Perhaps an upgrade would help?

. Charles

Bias -- I have a Casio PX-350, and no acoustic piano.
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#2114420 - 07/08/13 12:12 AM Re: To tune or not to tune... [Re: Rollin shoulders]
Rollin shoulders Offline
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Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 51
Loc: WNY
Kurt- my first instrument was guitar which to this day I can just pick up and play, kind of like riding a bike. I'm starting to get discouraged and thinking that stringed instruments are more my "thing", but I don't want to give up. Thank you so much for your insight.

Charles- I have a Casio Cdp-100. It's not really the greatest in terms of sound at all, I usually have it plugged in midi and running through vst so I can actually get an agreeable sound.. -_-..

I just need to get my piano tuned!!!
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