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Yesterday at 09:32 PM
I always thought the goal of these piano vsts was to make you think you are playing are real acoustic grand, not a recording of one. ...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 09:18 PM
Hi Joe, I have a soft gator case without wheels but I also have a dolly with rubber wheels that have air in them to soften the ride. They both fit in my Honda insight....
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
I know someone who started from scratch at 38 and passed grade 8 in 5 years. I think commitment is necessary but not sufficient, you need a certain amount of talent to ever play at grade 8 standard as an adult. Maybe something like the top 10% of adults, in terms of "piano a...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by zrtf90 I used to recommend Pletnev's version of this set of pieces but I think Lisitsa's are better now for study. Have you heard her play this collection and in particular this waltz? Pletnev's Waltz start at 11:00, Lisitsa's at 13:55. I listened to thos...
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
Westney's book is excellent and I highly recommend it for the adult student at any level of playing....
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 08:36 PM
Originally Posted by TimVApologies if this was in the many that worov posted above. Some of them did not have catalog numbers on them. Actually I didn't mentionned that one. Thank you for bringing it up....
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 08:32 PM
Like pianists, perhaps to a lesser extent, violinists are blessed with lots of music written for the instrument. You also get to play music written more exclusive for violinists like Paganini, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Kreisler etc. For a start, have a look at the AMEB exams syllab...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 07:55 PM
Thanks for all the replies - good to know it's a simple, single midi cord setup. Gombessa, going full VST for the VPC is certainly a nice option - I just figured I could use the MP7's wide array of sounds (at least initially), then as DonZon mentioned, add a VST if/when more soun...
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
QuoteIf you can only get 5/6 bars a week up to speed this would still support Bruce's comment. And isn't it incredibly boring to practice such a small amount of music over and over for a week? It could well be that I am not skilled enough to finish it properly yet but I will try...
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 06:58 PM
A staccato low note or octave, followed by a leap across a rest and caught in the pedal, is a certain kind of "ringy" accent or articulation, at least as far as I'm concerned. Hard to explain. Mostly, however, it gives permission to "pick up and move" with th...
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Yesterday at 06:56 PM
SonatainfSharp, That was lovely! I poked around a bit and really enjoyed this one also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvZbPFpldWY Thanks for sharing!...
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Piano Forum
Yesterday at 06:48 PM
Frank: Many, many thanks for your very prompt reply to my query. You suggested solution works! Regards,...
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Yesterday at 06:44 PM
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
I have ordered the CLP-685 and expecting it to arrive in early June! I will report back with the results once it comes....
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Composer's Lounge
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
This is a piece I wrote and performed in my 3rd year of University, the title means Ornithology but I thought Fuglafræði is bit a bit nicer and less confusing as there is already a jazz song of the same name. (It's an Icelandic word as I am Half Icelandic) The piece tries to r...
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MY NEW PIANO or KEYBOARD! - Share Your Story!
Yesterday at 06:18 PM
For practicing the HM hydraulic is the greatest bench I've ever used. Of course everybody who comes to my house asks why I have a weight bench next to the piano....
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Adult Beginners Forum
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by PeakskiOriginally Posted by Roganpage 27 Question! At these early stages there are these relatively easy pieces to play. Teaching you the very basics. How well are you meant to be playing a basic piece before moving on? Once or twice without error, or rea...
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
Originally Posted by VidOriginally Posted by BruceDVid: If you are writing of Variation XVIII, (and even if you aren't) I wonder how many realize that Variation XVIII is the theme inverted, until it's pointed out to them. Ingenious! In spite of that inverted theme being popula...
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Yesterday at 05:44 PM
I think we have squeezed all the juice out of this one. So I am just posting to say we are, now, full up, if you expect accomodation....
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Piano Photo Gallery - Pictures of Pianos
Yesterday at 05:32 PM
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 05:30 PM
Someone who spoon-feeds their students and ultimately doesn't teach them how to think independently and to learn how to solve problems on their own. Someone who teaches their own interpretation of a work, over and over (that's how all of the teacher's students can sound the same)...
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Yesterday at 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by ando You can't post a link ending in .html in image tags. The html link above is a page of its own, in which pictures are viewable. I was able to right click on your picture, copy the image address and then use that to put the image tags around it. It's a bu...
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Pianist Corner
Yesterday at 05:12 PM
Here is the passage in question; I forgot to indicate that the passage is in B-flat major. Regards, ...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 04:53 PM
Hi GuitarGeorge, not sure whether you made a decision yet, but since I play-tested exactly these two pianos today for about an hour, I thought I'd chip in. Although maybe it's not too helpful since the only thing I can tell you is there is nothing objectively better/worse between...
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Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
Thanks Luciano for the detail and transparency here I'm sure it has zero impact on playability (I've seen way more key height difference in acoustic pianos). Best of luck in your new business!...
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