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#395461 - 12/12/07 06:43 AM The best tools/resources for the piano
Turfer Offline
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Registered: 04/11/07
Posts: 19
Loc: Australia
Just a discussion I was having with a mate of mine what are the best tools/resources for the piano, just wondering if anyone else had any ideas.

Best that I came up with were a metronome, tuner, scales etc. and of course, sheet music and a piano!

Feel free to post any ideas. If you know of any tools or resources that have helped you in piano playing, then please post them below!

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#395462 - 12/12/07 06:54 AM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Loc: Europe
Knowing repertoire (though CDs, or recitals, or anything really).
Being able to do a simplified even analysis of the piece you're playing.

Hmm... cn't think of anything else really that you didn't mention. :-/

#395463 - 12/12/07 07:49 AM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Japan
In addition to the above:

Mini CD/MD system with record function.

Colored pencil attached on the score stand or on string round neck.

Adjustable piano bench.

Highlighter pens.


I got everything except the adjustable piano bench so I use firm cushions. The photocopier is useful to copy music that you later will work on and want to write over or blank out without ruining the score.

That's all I can come up with at the present unless of course you add an answering machine on your phone and a snack tray.
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#395464 - 12/12/07 12:06 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 4896
Loc: Puyallup, Washington
Have you guys got enough light to see with? There is never enough light when I sit down to play someone's piano.

And, I prefer to have my cat nearby at home.

And, I dust and polish it and wipe keys off - you got to have your cleaning tools out occasionally.

#395465 - 12/12/07 12:12 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Music eyeglasses.

A good tech.

Additional players, such as an orchestra or a string quartet.
Semipro Tech

#395466 - 12/12/07 02:08 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 1501
Loc: Champaign, IL
Originally posted by BDB:
Music eyeglasses.

Additional players, such as an orchestra or a string quartet. [/b]
Man... those are things I've been after... (the musicians)

What are music eyeglasses, though?
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#395467 - 12/12/07 02:38 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Glasses focused at a distance where you put the music.
Semipro Tech

#395468 - 12/12/07 02:44 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2721
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
A laptop computer

Internet access

A Zoom H4 or H2 recorder

Sheetmusic archive



Audacity recording software

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#395469 - 12/12/07 05:51 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
kyliec Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 77
Wow the Amazing Slow Downer looks pretty cool - never seen this before , thanks

#395470 - 12/12/07 06:19 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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Registered: 04/20/06
Posts: 442
Band in a Box

#395471 - 12/12/07 06:54 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
MrFrench Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 34
Loc: Lyon, France
"Transcribe" by Seventh String - helps to slow down and transcribe music too
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#395472 - 12/12/07 08:10 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
thepianist2008 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 191
Loc: NY
Blank staff paper (please try composing if you haven't, it's really rewarding)
A video camera
A notebook (practice log)
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#395473 - 12/12/07 11:45 PM Re: The best tools/resources for the piano
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