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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:49 PM
I'm glad they made all those spinets. I tune many of them. Folks buy them on Craigslist for $500 or less, and call me to raise the pitch. Money in the bank, and I can make them sound pretty good after a couple of visits....
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:46 PM
Get an appropriately sized piece of hardwood, make one cut at an angle (probably 5 degrees or so) . One side becomes the wedge. The other becomes the stop. Drill holes in the stop, and secure it to the piano in the proper location so the wedge is tight when banged in place....
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
A lot of good stuff here. Maybe one of the issues is "how do we learn", and, equally important, "how do we learn efficiently". There was a comment on another thread - was it Keselo's "Nothing is too Easy"? that spoke about the way children learn ...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
Composing is very simple. You come up with something, notate it if possible and there you have it: a composition. You don't even have to notate it as long as you can repeat it yourself. You don't even have to know how to read or write music in order to compose: a lot of well know...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 04:41 PM
Hi everyone, I just started my piano lessons. I told my teacher that I wanted to get the fundamentals right. So he says I can start learning to play scales. He taught me how to play C major scale. But there is one part I am not sure about. He said that for the right hand (ascend...
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by BDBAnother possibility is that the outer layer of lacquer has been sanded off. Thanks. And I will find out if the hammers are in any way the cause hopefully later today, when more time taking volume and sustain time measurements with both hammer strikes and p...
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 04:22 PM
How is it compare to steinway's Renner action or New York's accelerated action? Thanks James...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 04:21 PM
BTW, I have only had this piano maybe 3 months, so it's not from sustained use....
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 04:20 PM
Does anybody have a good number for tech support for Kawai? I would try that and let everyone know how that goes....
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:20 PM
Another possibility is that the outer layer of lacquer has been sanded off....
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by peterwsOriginally Posted by Rosewood17 FWIW Here are some photos of pianos that do not appear to have uniform gaps between the keys: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piano_Keyboard.jpg https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-piano-keyboa...
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by David-GI did take pictures. When I get back from holiday I will post them. I am looking forward to seeing them....
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:11 PM
Originally Posted by BDBIf it was a C & A piano, the hammers might have been replaced upon retirement, in which case they might need hardening in certain areas. Another good thought, and one which I already considered. However the owner of the dealership claims that nothing ...
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:09 PM
Interesting, Gene. How do you know if a soundboard is lacking in stiffness or if there is an impedance issue? Or is that simply determined empirically via trial and error attempts at remedying the problem?...
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Ed FooteGreetings, I have been putting new actions in pianos at a university for 40 years, and it seems like it only takes one semester in the practice rooms for an action to go through 99% of the mechanical breaking-in that it will ever do. In the teachin...
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 04:06 PM
If it was a C & A piano, the hammers might have been replaced upon retirement, in which case they might need hardening in certain areas....
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 04:03 PM
I did take pictures. When I get back from holiday I will post them....
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 04:01 PM
Originally Posted by VaibhavAre there any online resources available to learn these? Thevery first step is to look here: P.S. There are some geographical differences about the period: in Western theory, the period usually consists of two phrases; In Russian theory - from tw...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by malkinOriginally Posted by outo 1. There┬Ęs a difference between hard and impossible to master.Some skills or rather abilities just cannot be learned "well enough" by everyone, What is well enough is of course a matter of definition. 2. Sometimes ...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 03:41 PM
Originally Posted by Nordomus I just want to say that you are wrong here about Roland. It is actually hybrid keyboard containing both plastic and wood elements. Also there is escapement "simulation" like on most higher tier digital pianos. There's a bit of controversy...
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Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Yesterday at 03:40 PM
Perhaps this is a gross oversimplification but I though the Blues Scale was a simple pattern. Tonic - 3 half steps - 2 half steps - 1 half step - 1 half step - 3 half steps - 2 half steps....
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Yesterday at 03:39 PM
Originally Posted by SMA55Originally Posted by Gene NelsonKiller octave is a common term that describes it. However, don't give up on it so easy and don't discount the potential of a properly voiced hammer and regulated action. I have serviced pianos with similar issue and it was...
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 03:38 PM
Good job on the whole project, lbonini1! I was hoping that you might be able to sweat that project down to a more affordable price, considering that it was a small fraction of what moving a grand from one building to another, across town, involves. I was the know-nothing I was ...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 03:37 PM
Originally Posted by MorodieneOuto: I appreciate that you are trying to bring awareness of these issues, but we aren't talking about mastery of anything here. All I've said is improvement, and same with malkin, whereas you seem to want to focus on mastering things. Maybe that's y...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 03:32 PM
Originally Posted by Alan Shore 1. Touch/feel: Roland LX-17: feels and plays like a digital piano, nowhere near clp-685 and/or cs11 (no counterweight could be felt, no escapement action, mediocre key quality (full plastic), did not respond well at all to fast, repetitive notes li...
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