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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 05:52 AM
Originally Posted by luckiest_charm I want to know, in all honesty, in as harsh, direct and upfront words as necessary, that whether a person starting to play at 17 and giving it all they've got, for as long as it takes, would be enough to develop enough skills to be considered a...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 05:51 AM
I have this book: piano music for one hand It has quite a few easier pieces for left hand as well....
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 05:36 AM
Take a look at these: List of Piano works for the left hand You can practice difficult pieces in slow tempo. Good luck with your hand! I read that massage and passive motion is doing wonders in case of tendonitis....
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Piano Forum
02/16/18 05:32 AM
Quotehigh end features of fine pianos will be democratized Perhaps to an extent -- at least until there is a truly viable replacement for wood in soundboards at the high end of the product line. Wood is inherently a variable material. As a result there is a limit on the abilit...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 05:23 AM
Originally Posted by OshoOriginally Posted by propianistDigital piano manufacturers are mostly unwilling to concede that even their best digital pianos' internal sounds actually suck and pale in comparison to the best software pianos. I agree that even their best digital pianos'...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 05:20 AM
01. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Liebestraum Shepherd, that was truly beautiful! I have heard Liebestraum played by professionals many times, but honestly, I never enjoyed it more. It is a bit of a thrill to hear “one of our own” take on a masterpiece like this and succeed so well. I ...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 05:03 AM
Thanks, Zoe! Yes, I plan to do a recording of Sweet Sorrow. I plan to record whatever RCM 5 pieces I work on. I hope to record Prelude in D flat soon as well. The sonatina by Beethoven (and list B in general) take a bit longer ;0...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 05:01 AM
That was a nice read Propianist!...
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Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
02/16/18 05:01 AM
How do you remove this burnt wax from rusty strings without breaking them apart (I've already tried scraping with a screw driver and easily broke 2 strings) Is there some kind of spray/material that will melt it off the strings without bruising the wood? ...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 04:59 AM
Originally Posted by propianistDigital piano manufacturers are mostly unwilling to concede that even their best digital pianos' internal sounds actually suck and pale in comparison to the best software pianos. I agree that even their best digital pianos' internal sounds suck and...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 04:54 AM
Digital piano manufacturers are mostly unwilling to concede that even their best digital pianos' internal sounds actually suck and pale in comparison to the best software pianos. The sheer GB size has quite a lot to do with that because hardware DPs only have pitiful small amoun...
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Pianist Corner
02/16/18 04:49 AM
Originally Posted by kevinbTo be fair, "difficulty" doesn't always lie in the number of note-heads in the bar, or the fiddliness of the fingering, or the insane tempo. There's plenty of music I can "play," in the sense that I can put the music on the stand and...
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Piano Forum
02/16/18 04:45 AM
Maintenance has been mentioned, but what about quality of materials and assembly? I play weekly a Young Chang grand that undoubtedly was bought (by a country club) because it is pretty. But the piano is beat up because it is used by whomever has a meeting (I play for Rotary Club ...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 04:31 AM
Thanks dogperson, I did order one piece called rhapsody for the left hand by her and a nocturne for the left hand by Catherine Rollin. I just wish I could listen to them first. I actually did find the one by Rollin on you tube after I ordered it. I have a lesson tomorrow and will...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 04:24 AM
Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclistHere is an updated URL for my recital piece this month as well. Currently working on Prelude in D Flat Major by Catherine Rollin and Sonatina in F Major (Anh 5, No 2) by Beethoven. 1. Study in C (Op. 65, No. 3) - Albert Loeschhorn - Pianist M...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 04:20 AM
Oh my I need to catch up to all the great recordings everybody has done. Here's some comments on the latest ones I have listened to/watched: barbaram: Most excellent on On-Off Boogie! Great fun! BitSpirit: She Won't Listen; Another great and fun sounding piece. GoldmanT: I lov...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 04:07 AM
Originally Posted by QazsedcftOriginally Posted by RaggedKeyPresserOriginally Posted by fishandchipsI time-travel 200 years to take lessons from Beethoven. He's kind of a jerk though. I do the same with Czerny, but he's easier to get along with. Remember, it's the Czerny that c...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 04:06 AM
That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing the find. We had a long debate on how Pianist mode works in the NV10 announcement thread. Specifically, whether Pianist mode using 'high resolution MIDI' internally or not. There was a ton of speculation (by others and I) on how th...
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Piano Forum
02/16/18 04:04 AM
Originally Posted by CyberGeneI work as a software engineer I teach software engineering. One of our mantras is never reinvent the wheel. You'd be better off putting in some overtime and buying a high-quality digital with your extra earnings! That said, I think I understand that...
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Pianist Corner
02/16/18 03:57 AM
Just to emphasize the 2 aspects of playing: the technical aspect getting the right notes with an accurate count & "interpretation". What every pianist has to do is learn to get the right notes. On top of that hand gestures that look graceful than being too mechanic...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
02/16/18 03:52 AM
After reading through all the complex reasoning presented here as to why the piano makers should (or should not) build VST-capable pianos ... I'm inclined to think the answer is fairly simple. If Y, K, or R were to consider making such a piano, he'd have to ask: How many more pi...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 03:52 AM
Originally Posted by SwissMSThat is a nice piece ZoeCalgary. Great job! Thanks SwissMS! :-)...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 03:50 AM
Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclistThat was nice, Zoe. Sounds like a fun piece to play! Rollin is new to me, I just started a piece by her last week called Prelude in D Flat Major. Fun stuff Hi bSharp(C)yclist, Rollin is new to me also. I hope to be doing several pieces from ...
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Adult Beginners Forum
02/16/18 03:49 AM
Melody Bober has a series called ‘Grand One Hand Solos’ at almost every skill level I haven’t played this series but she does a good job with what I have played...
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Piano Forum
02/16/18 03:40 AM
Originally Posted by pianoloverusOriginally Posted by RetsacnalHave you read Grand Obsession? There's just something about taking these Grotrians home...If I remember correctly the problem with that piano was with the tuning. The original tuner/voicer had used a Schubert tuning...
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