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#1948171 - 08/23/12 10:30 PM My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn!  
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Today I paid off and brought home my RD300NX. It was Christmas today! I also sold my old cheap casio digital to the local pawn shop and finished paying off my Dr. Dre Beats headphones. Took until 10:00pm tonight to get it set up and ready for me to play.

OMG, I love her! What a beautiful piano! It blew my old accoustic right out the window. Playing was very tough. The keys are super heavy compared to anything else I've ever played on. Playing took way more out of me than usual. I can feel how uneven my playing is. I'm hesitent (mind you the keys are also farther apart then usual.) My tone and dynamics are outright terrible. I'm so impressed! I will make excellent progress on it. And the sound. WOW. Not what I would think a mere digital could produce.

I bought it without trying it. I tried a different Roland model in the store. So tonight was all new!

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#1948176 - 08/23/12 10:37 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations! Looks really nice! I'm sure you'll love it and have lots of fun! Love seeing the pictures!
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#1948180 - 08/23/12 10:55 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congrats, Becca! Rolands are great. I still hack around on mine from time to time. May you have many happy hours playing it!

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#1948181 - 08/23/12 10:57 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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smile Great Start! I see Alfred in there wink why I am not surprised baffles me.


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#1948196 - 08/23/12 11:37 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Enjoy, Becca. Roland beats the pants off Casio in terms of touch and tone. Of course, it's quite a bit more expensive so it should do.


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#1948226 - 08/24/12 01:12 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations! Your space looks amazing! I have no doubts you are going to enjoy and have fun!!


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#1948316 - 08/24/12 07:01 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations Becca! Lots of fun times are ahead for you for years to come!



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#1948321 - 08/24/12 07:11 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: griffin2417]  
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Congrats Becca! There is nothing better for motivating practice that a new piano. Have fun!!

#1948323 - 08/24/12 07:13 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations to you and Roland. I hope you have many happy years together. You took the chance and won.


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#1948350 - 08/24/12 08:36 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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I'm delighted for you, Becca.

Enjoy!



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#1948385 - 08/24/12 09:35 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Terrific! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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#1948492 - 08/24/12 12:26 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Excellent news old girl, you deserve it, youve waited long enough and worked hard to scrimp and scrape to get it... bravo.

Cant wait to hear you play, looking great.




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#1948504 - 08/24/12 12:40 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: Rostosky]  
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That's great. Becca. There's almost no better feeling than welcoming home your new instrument. Cheers.

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#1948507 - 08/24/12 12:42 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Becca
Congrats on your new piano!
I know you'll enjoy playing a lot more.
I did the same - from a casio to a roland in May and my playing has improved a lot.

#1948523 - 08/24/12 01:03 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations! Have lots of fun with your new best friend laugh


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#1948528 - 08/24/12 01:17 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congrats! I got that exact keyboard to replace my old one when it died on me. Played a show with it the next day! Of course I was worried how it would do. I love it! Always been a fan of Roland. I like that board because of it's heavy action. I thought it was even heavier than the 700's action.

As far as the evenness of tone and dynamics, you can set the touch to match your playing style. I often change the velocity response to a heavier setting because the factory usually puts it on a lighter touch, assuming people have less finger strength. Almost always when I get a new keyboard, it gets loud before I want it to. Experiment with the settings, it might not be you.

Enjoy!


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#1948640 - 08/24/12 04:48 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Thanks everyone! I'm still in awe. LOL

Thanks Brian. I haven't even scraped the surface of settings. LOL One baby step at a time. smile


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#1949781 - 08/27/12 11:29 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Well I figured out what the problem is. I'm too high up! Time to cut the bench again. frown We tried rasing the stand for the board and it put it around my shoulders on the next setting! LOL. I felt like a little kid.

It's still a heavy action, but fixing my seating should reduce my arm and shoulder fatigue.. I hope.. LOL


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#1950066 - 08/27/12 08:50 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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good luck, BeccaBb. My (piano-related) life was improved considerably when a friend loaned me an adjustable bench. Sitting at the right height is so important. I can't wait to hear some recordings from your new piano :-)

#1971845 - 10/11/12 01:31 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Just wanted to say thanks to Brian! I remembered you had said to change the touch on the settings as that might be the problem. Well I finally got frustrated enough that I went through the book and changed my setting to heavy. Turns out the medium is also too light for me. I can FINALLY get P, or PP from it. (Haven't tried the PPP yet. lol)

I've also ordered a high end drummer seat today, as I'm still having sitting issues. It's nicely padded, and adjusts! So when it arrives I hope it will put this issue to rest once and for all! smile

I'm hoping my first recording will be in November smile


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#1971926 - 10/11/12 03:52 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations! What an exciting day! Wishing you many wonderful happy moments with your new piano!


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#1972020 - 10/11/12 06:42 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congrats Becca- you and your Roland will surely have some good times together!


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#1972046 - 10/11/12 08:02 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Originally Posted by BeccaBb
I've also ordered a high end drummer seat today . . .

Hey 'Becca,

Normally I am not allowed to post on this particular Forum, but I just noticed this thread (delayed reaction!), and wanted to duly congratulate you on the new "baby".

Your "drummer seat" is called a throne. I suppose if it is real high end it might be called a Royal Throne!

Ed



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#1972285 - 10/12/12 11:25 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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LMAO thanks Ed! I can't wait for the hubby to come home and tell him I bought a throne to go with the mistress!


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#1972320 - 10/12/12 12:46 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations. There are some Rolands at my teacher's studio; occasionally I'll practice on one if I'm waiting. I'm not sure on the model (Roland 700 series I think) but I find them very light to the touch and my acoustic (Kawai K3) is hardly known for having a heavy touch.

Strange you find this so heavy!


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#1973094 - 10/14/12 09:09 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Awhile ago my hubby suggested I turn the living room into my music room since we use the basement more like the living room to begin with. So yesterday we went shopping. I bought a carpet, some cloth and some tacks and presto! Instead fun room! For full pictures follow the link otherwise here's just a few...

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#1973117 - 10/14/12 10:04 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Andy, I think I found it heavy at first because my old acoustic is so light. It's very worn out and they keys feel as if they have no weight. Now that I've adjusted to my new board somewhat, I had to change the setting to a heavier touch. Mind you, the 4" grands I tried out felt just as light as my acoustic so maybe it's just me. smile


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#1973271 - 10/14/12 05:38 PM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Congratulations Becca. Now you'll want to play and play and play. Can't wait to hear it.


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#1973514 - 10/15/12 08:53 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Originally Posted by BeccaBb


I'm hoping my first recording will be in November smile


Just in time for the next recital!! Congratulations, BeccaBb on your new piano! smile


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#1973526 - 10/15/12 09:23 AM Re: My dream piano is here and man I have a lot to learn! [Re: BeccaBb]  
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Originally Posted by BeccaBb
Mind you, the 4" grands I tried out felt just as light as my acoustic so maybe it's just me. smile

Yes, I would imagine that a four inch grand would have a light touch.


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