2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.9 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Petrof Pianos
Petrof Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

Who's Online Now
31 registered members (Balcon, aphexdisklavier, dima5222, ECBetancor, Fer15, BachToTheFuture, EVC2017, 9 invisible), 259 guests, and 306 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Favorite Piano Brand [Re: tomasino] #1206325 05/26/09 07:03 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 23,630
BruceD Offline
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 23,630
Originally Posted by tomasino
It's quite interesting. There appears to be a distinctly different set of attitudes--biases, if you like--between the regular contributors to the piano forum and the pianist corner. I wonder why.


One possible answer to that question may be that a number of those who post opinions about piano brands and personal preferences in the Piano Forum are very knowledgeable about many brands because they have had experience with many brands. They list their favourites from a wide base of experience.

I would guess that some of those posting on this thread so far have much more limited experience with a variety of even major brands manufactured and hence the comparison doesn't seem to be valid - maybe.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items, digital piano dolly, music theme party goods
Piano accessories and music gift items, digital piano dolly, music theme party goods, and more!
Re: Favorite Piano Brand [Re: BruceD] #1206336 05/26/09 07:18 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,163
S
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,163
Bruce, I think that points up what's ultimately so inane and invalid about any "My Favorite" thread. Unless one has comprehensive familiarity with the depth and breadth of the array of elements comprising a field, there's no basis for declaring any particular item your favorite—only that you like it.

I'd love to see a Favorite Scarlatti Sonata thread, or even Favorite Chopin Mazurka. How many people are knowledgeable enough about all of them legitimately to select a "favorite"? I would wager that for lots of us, our would-be favorite object in any category that's not small and circumscribed is something we haven't yet experienced.

Steven

Re: Favorite Piano Brand [Re: sotto voce] #1206348 05/26/09 07:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 625
X
xxmynameisjohnxx Offline
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
X
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 625
I agree with Steven, I haven't played enough pianos to really know. Despite that, every Steinway I've played has had incredible sound, especially my teacher's when she opened the lid for me last lesson when I played for her and another student, it made me sound so much better!
The nicest piano I've played though was my church's Mason and Hamlin, oh my gosh...I decided I had to play the second page of Clair De Lune on it [all the chords with octave hits in the bass] and my God....it sounded beautiful. It made me want to cry.
I like Yamaha's, but don't have enough experience with their nicer models to really say if they belong in my favorites.

Last edited by xxmynameisjohnxx; 05/26/09 07:29 PM.

Chopin: Nocturne No. 15 in Fm. Op. 55 no.1.
Re: Favorite Piano Brand [Re: sotto voce] #1206368 05/26/09 08:27 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 23,630
BruceD Offline
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 23,630
Originally Posted by sotto voce
Bruce, I think that points up what's ultimately so inane and invalid about any "My Favorite" thread. Unless one has comprehensive familiarity with the depth and breadth of the array of elements comprising a field, there's no basis for declaring any particular item your favorite—only that you like it.


Perhaps a version of your above quote should be programmed to be posted, automatically, at the beginning of every "My/your favourite/best [whatever] thread. While I don't often hesitate to be grouchy and crotchety as befits my station in life, I have heretofore resisted the response : "Yes, but how well do you really know the other 31 Sonatas, 103 Symphonies, 600+ songs, 81 makes of pianos", etc., etc. frown

Cheers!


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
Re: Favorite Piano Brand [Re: Kawaigirl1] #1206376 05/26/09 08:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,733
Janus K. Sachs Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,733
At 6.7 billion and counting, I suppose absolutely no one is qualified to name their favorite person in the world.

And really, anyone who answers that query with their significant other/spouse/whathaveyou should be shot. Then the answers of those who remain would carry a little more weight.


Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Hand Sanitizer for Musicians
Hand Sanitizer for Musicians
Musician's Hand Sanitizer available in our online store (and our Maple Street Music shop in Cornish Maine). Antibacterial, 62% ethyl alcohol. Hand Sanitizer for Musicians
Tons more music related products in our online store!
(ad)
Pianoforall
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Roland PHA-4 Standard
by memtrix - 04/02/20 05:09 AM
Ellis Marsalis RIP
by dogperson - 04/02/20 03:33 AM
Damper and other issues
by D.P. - 04/01/20 11:35 PM
Open Studio Jazz classes are on sale
by newer player - 04/01/20 10:36 PM
Open Studio Jazz_classes on sale
by newer player - 04/01/20 10:35 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics197,858
Posts2,941,159
Members96,443
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3