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Guess this piano #184900
01/26/09 01:40 AM
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Can anybody tell what piano was used in these recordings?

Please be kind and note that they were posted for the sheer fun of being able to do it (my first attempt at recording and uploading) and curiosity about whether anyone guesses right---rather than the artistic quality of the performances.

classical
nonclassical

PS Can you tell I really don't like classical music?

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Re: Guess this piano #184901
01/26/09 03:35 AM
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These occasional "guess the piano" posts are really odd to my mind. I defy anyone to make an accurate determination of pianos that are home recorded on amateur equipment, compressed, and then played through the very limited capabilities of a computer.


Currently playing 2017 C212 with carbon fibre soundboard, WNG action. Working on Bach, Beethoven, Grieg mainly.
Re: Guess this piano #184902
01/26/09 09:22 AM
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Nice playing Doogs - both classical and pop. You certainly do deserve a nice piano to be playing on! I know it has been a long journey for you.

I have an idea which piano it is but will let others make their suggestions first.

First two notes in the classical piece made my decision.

It sounds nice BTW!

I'll have to figure out how to do the boxnet thing. Was it hard?


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
Re: Guess this piano #184903
01/26/09 02:38 PM
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Where did you record them? I'm guessing it was the one you said you were waiting to try...7 footer given your preferences, hard to tell though because nothing was played in the lowest section of the piano.

And I think the POINT of these threads is that perhaps owners of similar pianos once listening to the recording could say "that sounds like mine", but I think, in agreeing with AJB, that it is probably otherwise difficult if not impossible to tell.

Nice playing, nevertheless.


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


Re: Guess this piano #184904
01/27/09 09:55 PM
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i think it's a yamaha


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Re: Guess this piano #184905
01/27/09 10:02 PM
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Quote
Originally posted by AJB:
These occasional "guess the piano" posts are really odd to my mind. I defy anyone to make an accurate determination of pianos that are home recorded on amateur equipment, compressed, and then played through the very limited capabilities of a computer.
Yes, and we gave up analog recordings for low sampling rate CD's and then reduced the rate even further to MP3s.

Ain't technology wonderful.

Nonetheless, I still enjoy hearing our forum members play even if I really don't have a clue what the instrument is.

Nicely done Doogs.


Doug

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
Re: Guess this piano #184906
01/28/09 07:19 PM
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♪oron♪o, on♪ario, canada...
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♪oron♪o, on♪ario, canada...
It's a Mason & Hamlin D 1922.


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Re: Guess this piano #184907
01/29/09 12:48 AM
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I am guessing an asian piano by the treble tone. Possibly a good chinese piano such as a Pearl River or a Korean Sohmer. Don't think it is a Yamaha or Kawai. If it is, it needs regulated and voiced. Nice playing though. It definitely is not a Mason Hamlin or Steinway.

Let us know, I am curious.

Respectfully,


WILLIAM C. HAUGHT, President/CEO, TMU, Inc. a National Marketing Company servicing the piano, furniture and floor covering industry. Retired President of Broadway Piano Company of Manhattan. 30 + years experience in retail sales and management.
Re: Guess this piano #184908
01/31/09 11:43 AM
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First of all, AJB, did you even listen to the recordings? Compressed to MP3 and played through a computer, yeah, but they were not home recorded on amateur equipment. This was a professional job. Perhaps it could have been enhanced a bit, but it was professional.

You guys are all wrong.

It was a Steinway B. And one of the lovelier ones I have experienced.

Re: Guess this piano #184909
01/31/09 11:48 AM
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It sounds to me like a digital! It's got a harsh twang that my ear doesn't much like.

Hope I'm wrong! Did this one other time and guessed that a grand was an old clunker! Opps! laugh


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Re: Guess this piano #184910
01/31/09 11:52 AM
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I feel stupid. I have no experience with pianos and have always thought I had a good ear, but there's just no way I could tell the difference between pianos unless it was blatantly obvious! Guess that means I'll be saving money by not feeling the urge to buy the "best" piano!

Beautiful playing, BTW. Someday I'd like to be able to play like that!
Becky G.

Re: Guess this piano #184911
01/31/09 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by beckaboo71:
I feel stupid. I have no experience with pianos and have always thought I had a good ear, but there's just no way I could tell the difference between pianos unless it was blatantly obvious! Guess that means I'll be saving money by not feeling the urge to buy the "best" piano!

Beautiful playing, BTW. Someday I'd like to be able to play like that!
Becky G.
Like others have mentioned previously, it is hard to tell from a recording the extent of a pianos capabilities. You should still get the best one you can afford because when playing them you'll probably hear and feel a difference.


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



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