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Now Appearing!! #1287374
10/15/09 07:19 AM
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Franklin MA USA
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Ladies and Gentlemen - may I introduce - myself! Hi my name is Diane, I'm 57 and have been taking lessons for 13 months -. I love it! I don't have my own piano yet, but I've been shopping for a few weeks and have narrowed my choices down to 3 DP's - Roland LX10, Roland HP 207 or Yamaha CLP 380. I am so excited anticipating my purchase that I can't practice! I have a portable 76 key Yamaha, got it for $50 at a yard sale, and have been doing ok,but when I'm on my teacher's piano - HUGE difference! I am going to be spending a lot of time lurking as I don't have anything to offer yet, but I'm so glad to have found this forum.


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: di52] #1287395
10/15/09 07:56 AM
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How very exciting. Welcome to the forum. Not sure I should be welcoming as I've only been posting for a little while, but it seems like the friendly thing to do smile You won't know yourself when you get a new piano, makes practice such a pleasure that you need to be careful to remember to eat, go to bed etc. I love my piano 3hearts

Sorry about that it's just that i've been keeping an eye out for an excuse to use that love heart smiley - not much use in a discussion on articulation in 18C menuets or such like.

Did you ever learn piano before this particular stint?

Cheers!
Canonie


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: Canonie] #1287410
10/15/09 08:17 AM
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Welcome Diane to PW. It's a great meeting point.
About the models you are considering, I think all of them are great. I am the happy owner of a HP207 but on that league it all comes to personal preferences, IMHO.
I started learning almost a year ago, so we might be experiencing similar difficulties and joys.

Best wishes on choosing your new piano
Manuel




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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: mcasl] #1287419
10/15/09 08:34 AM
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Welcome to the forum Diane! There's nothing better (or worse!) than that sense of anticipation while waiting for a new piano to arrive. We'll be looking forward to hearing some of your recordings in the future.

Welcome again!


Greg
Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: BB Player] #1287438
10/15/09 09:06 AM
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Welcome Diane! Isn't it fun, looking forward to getting a nice new toy? I found that my practice became much more rewarding when I switched from my starter keyboard to a DP with nicely weighted keys.

What motivated you to start learning to play? Was it a long-deferred dream or a spontaneous inspiration? And what kind of music to you want to learn to play?


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: di52] #1287514
10/15/09 11:04 AM
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Hello and welcome!

CLP380 is a very nice digital and one I was tempted to get a while back. Looking forward to having you around..

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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: TTigg] #1287568
10/15/09 12:12 PM
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Welcome! I can't offer any advice on DPs, but I can say that this is a great place to hang out and learn new things. Hope you enjoy!
Cheers!

CMohr


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: CMohr] #1287623
10/15/09 01:24 PM
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Welcome aboard Diane. I'm new here myself, glad there are more and more people joining each day. This is an awesome community!

I played on a 76key-er for the first 4months of my lessons , but as you've noticed the major difference between that and my teacher's Steinway was a big hinderence in my progression. I bought a DP much as you are doing and it lasted me the better part of a year. My practice time went up alot as my progress increased immensely as well. I was fortunate enough to have an acoustic just fell into my lap then and was on that for 2yrs (it was an improvement over the DP, but not a major one). My new Kawai finally arrives this Saturday and I'm stoked to say the least.


Happy playing!
RXB

Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: RX-Blak] #1287717
10/15/09 03:54 PM
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Welcome Diane. Another newbie here. Also now playing a cheaper keyboard and thinking about upgrading to a DP. Can I ask what attracted you to these particular models?

Enjoy whichever one you choose!


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: di52] #1287723
10/15/09 04:02 PM
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Hi & welcome Diane. Good luck with the piano shopping!








Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: Strings & Wood] #1287762
10/15/09 05:02 PM
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Hi Diane, and, welcome to the ABF!

I like your introduction, by-the-way!

Plus, I can feel your excitment and joy regarding your piano lessons and the possibility of getting a real piano!!

Best regards!

Rick


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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: Rickster] #1287766
10/15/09 05:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum Diane.

Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: HomeInMyShoes] #1287916
10/15/09 09:41 PM
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Hi Diane, and WELCOME! smile Good luck with the piano search... try to relax and enjoy it (and remember, there's tons of great info here, and at the pianobuyer.com website, linked on the right!)


Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: saerra] #1287992
10/16/09 12:48 AM
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Welcome Diane!

I am relatively new to this forum, but I have already been enjoying the monthly Piano Bar threads so much, that I am not leaving this place any time soon smile

I am 40 and returning to piano after ~25 year 'break', re-learning it again, and enjoying every minute of it. I consider myself as an early intermediate, and I play classical music mostly. I can understand your excitement very well! thumb

2 months ago I bought HP207, and I love it. I considered CLP380, which was also good, but 25% more expensive than HP207, plus I loved the 'touch' on HP207. My old piano was CVP-109, and it pales in comparison with HP207.


Tatiana

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Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: tatiana110] #1288067
10/16/09 07:23 AM
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Hey Diane,

It's so cool to hear from so many in similar circumstances. I purchased my piano about a year ago and has been the best purchase of my life. It was such a difference going from a keyboard to a piano. Did you say if you are new to the piano or are you returning player?

Re: Now Appearing!! [Re: Fabiano] #1288360
10/16/09 04:05 PM
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I can empathize with the $50 piano bit smile My first "piano" in 30 years was an old Wurlitzer "electronic" piano - it was like a dollhouse piano - a short keyboard, but in a piece of furniture that imitated an upright, and it made music with electrical pieces of medal like on an African thumb piano laugh It also had a headset - one of those with the airline-pilot kind of ear pieces - big bulky things. I bought it from a friend who needed grocery money. I played on it for 8 years before I found a 1905 upright in a thrift store.

Let us know what you buy - and congratulations on sticking with it with your $50 bargain!

Cathy



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