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#1295080 - 10/27/09 08:07 PM Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)?  
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Larry Fine and I are looking for a few people to do occasional piano reviews for Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer. Could you be one of them?

We aren't looking for highly critical reviews, but rather ones that point out what the writers perceive to be the performance differences between selected brands. You should be able to express yourself clearly, but you needn't be a great writer. Larry will "polish" the article in consultation with you.

You must play well, and should have enough experience playing a variety of brands and models that you’re sensitive to the performance differences that can exist between them (and so that you don’t fall back on just one piano as the standard to which everything else is compared). You should live in an area where you have reasonably good access to a variety of brands and dealerships. We will choose the brands and models to be reviewed, and will make arrangements to have them available for you to play. You must reveal any affiliations that might color your review.

Here's your chance to be a famous author! Well . . . at least to see your name in print.


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#1295102 - 10/27/09 08:52 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: Steve Cohen]  
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oh that would be so fun - don't know if I'm qualified but I'd certainly love to try.

I can write in complete sentences and do now how to capitalize, etc.


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#1295119 - 10/27/09 09:34 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: apple*]  
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Originally Posted by apple*
oh that would be so fun - don't know if I'm qualified but I'd certainly love to try.

I can write in complete sentences and do know how to capitalize, etc.


And you have your own personal editor. grin

I, too, would love doing something like that. Alas, I cannot write in complete sentences nor do I live anywhere close to a wide variety of instruments.


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#1295125 - 10/27/09 09:53 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: TX-Dennis]  
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Alas, I'm biased. I like most pianos. smile

Oh, and I don't qualify as a great player, either. grin

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#1295187 - 10/28/09 12:15 AM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: Piano*Dad]  
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Oh to be a great player and to live near Piano Row!

#1295222 - 10/28/09 02:14 AM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: gutenberg]  
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How does one go about auditioning for this?


Recordings of my recent solo piano and piano/keyboard trio jazz standards.


#1295275 - 10/28/09 07:47 AM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: scepticalforumguy]  
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I have played many a great piano, but not enough skill to release their beauty. Darn, I can actually write sentences.


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#1295460 - 10/28/09 01:36 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: Louis H. Bousquet]  
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Hey, maybe I could review the Kawai models . . .

JUST KIDDING!

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#1295468 - 10/28/09 01:42 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: KawaiDon]  
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Do we get to keep our favorite??

#1295571 - 10/28/09 04:34 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Steve C., IMO turandot could do a good job with this. (I write well, but don't yet play well.)

A little guidance from you and Larry F. to all candidates re what should be included in their reviews would probably be helpful. I'm thinking about aspects such as overall timbre and differences - if any - when playing pianissimo or forte, differences between the registers, rate of decay, and quality of preparation on the audition day(s).


#1296118 - 10/29/09 03:29 PM Re: Are You a Great Player (and a wanna-be writer)? [Re: FogVilleLad]  
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I wanted to thank all of you who have responded to us on this thread, both posters and the many who PM'd me.

I have forwarded all this to Larry and he and we will make a choice soon.

We would like to make such reviews a somewhat regular feature in Piano Buyer, so if you are not choosen for this issue, we may call on you in the future.

For those of you who are just itching to write something, we haven't seen any reviews of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer. We would like to have the book reviewed for the general public, on Amazon.com, for the PTG, NAMM, etc. Maybe Frank would post a book review here on Piano World.

Any takers?



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