In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter

September 2008

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In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.

Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

Piano World Founder Heads South!

I've spent most of my life (so far) living in New England. However, a couple of weeks ago I made some major changes, and moved to Southeast Florida (Pompano Beach)!

This is all part of an effort to start a new life, which unfortunately means leaving one behind. There is always the possibility that I'll move back North some day, but for now I need to put my life together down here.

You can read about the move down and see some pictures here.. Movin, Movin

Of course along with the changes comes the expenses (lawyer, moving expenses, setting up in a new place, etc.). So ... if you are a fan of Piano World and/or the Piano Forums, your continued support would be appreciated :-).
I will be looking to pick up some piano tuning business in the area too, so keep me in mind.

Feel free to purchase something from our online store (, or if you are in a piano-related business, Advertise on our site(s).
For more options, see our Support page.

And by all means, let me know if you are organizing a forums party/gathering in the area.
I'm in the Pompano Beach/FT Lauderdale/Miami area, but I also have friends in Hillsboro, Cocoa, Tampa/St Pete, and Homosassa.
And yes, you can still contact me via or the Piano World phone number (had it moved to a cell phone).

I mean CPU, as in our new server is up and running now.
It is an 8 CPU Sun Microsystem server with 8GB or ram. Costing us a bit more money to operate, but should help alleviate some of the bottlenecks we were experiencing, particularly when the forums traffic is heavy.

There is a Thread About the Server here if you care to comment

Speaking of numbers...We set a New Visitor Record in a one hour period: Our visitor record is now 4405, set on August 25, 2008 11:37 AM.
Maine Piano Forums Party - Mainly a Success

Judging from the pictures and reports posted in the Maine Piano Party thread, the gathering was a rousing success... Pictures and Reports

Long time member KathyK opened her home to a bunch of our members (many of whom I've known for years).
Sorry I missed this one, but it was right after I'd moved and I just couldn't get back up North that quickly. I'll make sure I make the next one if they do it again.

If you are thinking of hosting a piano party, please be sure to post about it here Post Your Party Info
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The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...

For those of you who follow the ABF recitals (or participate), here is the thread for the 11th Recital.... 11th ABF Recital

If you are an adult beginner and haven't followed the recitals, check it out. I think it is wonderful how everyone gets together and helps each other with encouragement and suggestions.
Has the web impacted your piano playing in a positive or negative way or neither?

Read the Thread Here
I thought this was an interesting question. Of course, we hope the piano forums have been some small help to you. Personally I've found the Web in general to be like any other source of information. Some of it is very useful, some not-so-much. I do however like the inter activity.
Famous Pianists Daily Practice Routine?

Read Thread Here
Good question. We have a fair number of concert pianist among our members, maybe they could post some answers for us.
ACMA Concert Sat. Sept. 13

I know, cutting this one a little close. I'd intended to put out a newsletter before this but got tied up making my move.
ACMA (The Amateur Classical Musician's Association) is very proud to announce its first Anniversary Concert on Saturday, September 13th 2008.
Concert Details Here

Post your concert, recital, and competition news Here
Check out our Events Calendar Here
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The 2007 PTG International Tour Report

This makes for some interesting reading. It is a report from a PTG member who participated in the International Tour.
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Misc. & Fun Stuff

OT: Singles Ad (in our "Just for the Fun of It" forum)... Singles

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Starting chamber music group- Claremont, CA Chamber Group

Written improv in Mozart sonatas repeat sections?? Comments on Mozart

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Reminder, when Posting Pictures on the Forums PLEASE use our uploader, or if you have a lot of pictures, send them to me. Too many good pictures disappear because they were linked to photobucket or one of the other services, and the users account closed.

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In Closing

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