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The Beat This Dead Horse Thread
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OK, folks, here's where we can all flog to death those subjects that come up over and over again at the ABF. Digital vs. acoustic? This is the spot. Method books versus literature....self-taught vs teachers? Yes, even the great recital editing debate. Grab a stick and start whacking away. No rules here, but you get extra credit if you use only quotes from previous lively discussions to illustrate your points.....no reason to reinvent any of these wheels.



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let's play Fur Elise?


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Originally Posted by Doritos Flavoured
let's play Fur Elise?


lets play Fur Elise (full version) before my next lesson, laugh


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laugh JimF

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So multiple editing of your recital piece (without telling anyone) is super OK? smirk


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If you post them in this thread and this thread alone yes grin

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Can we do WNG action parts again and again and again and again ?
Can we ?, can we ?, can we ? - - Oh PLEEEEEEAZE !!!!!

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I'll be darn JimF;

I think you've come up with Piano World's version of group therapy! grin


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I like plastic action parts and plywood case parts, MDF board too.
Also midi files, nothing like the mechanical PRECISION of a well sequenced performance, lets get the human factors (mostly ERRORS) OUT of all musical performances.

Have at it Guys 'n Gals.

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PS Case resonances ? Yeah, could we just GET RID OF that annoying wooden box that physical pianos have ? I'm too old to dance on the lid now anyway and the rattles annoy me.

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I love digital piano's with an un-weighted action and a midi input port. It's such a great tool for editing my Chopin pieces based on notes picked from Rubinsteins recordings.

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Is the horse dead because the rebuilders want to use authentic 19th century glue ?
Nothing like the RICH TIMBRE of hide glue.
(With all its problems)

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Here's a picture of my hands. They are small, and I can barely reach a 10th. Can I still play Rachmaninoff pieces?

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My fingers won't lay flat like Horowitz - if I have them surgically corrected will I be able to play like that ?

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how many months of lessons do I need before I get really good?

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I have been studying piano for three weeks and have learned "Happy Birthday" and "Brother John" by memory. I can't read music sheets, don't understand music theory and don't want to learn either one. Also I can't afford a teacher. However, I love Chopin's Polonaise in Ab, Opus 53 and wonder if it's too difficult to tackle next. I can practice eight to ten hours daily if needed... how long will it take me to learn to play this? confused

P.S. I want to do this for a recital next month.


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Originally Posted by R_B
Can we do WNG action parts again and again and again and again ?
Can we ?, can we ?, can we ? - - Oh PLEEEEEEAZE !!!!!


For the 100th times, people, please post your piano (instrument) questions and comments on the Piano Forum. This is the ABF Forum where we discuss playing the piano, and beating dead horse, apparently. smile

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Originally Posted by R_B
I like plastic action parts and plywood case parts, MDF board too.
Also midi files, nothing like the mechanical PRECISION of a well sequenced performance, lets get the human factors (mostly ERRORS) OUT of all musical performances.

Have at it Guys 'n Gals.

Flame retardant clothing ON.

PS Case resonances ? Yeah, could we just GET RID OF that annoying wooden box that physical pianos have ? I'm too old to dance on the lid now anyway and the rattles annoy me.


See my previous post, for the 101th time, redirect you comments and questions about the piano (instrument) to the Piano Forum. Thanks! shocked

Hey I'm liking this beating dead horse thing.

Oh, while I'm at it. People quit asking so many questions. Just SEARCH for all your answers. EVERY SINGLE QUESTIONS have been answered in the last 10 years and the posts are there forever. JUST do a SEARCH. Oh, wait a minute, that's what they say in the Pianist Corner. Not here. Nevermind.

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Originally Posted by Ragdoll
I have been studying piano for three weeks and have learned "Happy Birthday" and "Brother John" by memory. I can't read music sheets, don't understand music theory and don't want to learn either one. Also I can't afford a teacher. However, I love Chopin's Polonaise in Ab, Opus 53 and wonder if it's too difficult to tackle next. I can practice eight to ten hours daily if needed... how long will it take me to learn to play this? confused

P.S. I want to do this for a recital next month.


Ragdoll,

Perhaps you are a bit too ambitious with your choice of music. Besides Chopin is for the weak. You need to get back to basics, and learn the Liszt Transcendental Etudes. You may also try to play some Hanon, at the fastest tempo possible. For next month's recital, try something easier like some Rachmaninoff. thumb

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Dead Steinhorses are the only kind worth beating!!!


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Originally Posted by Emissary52
Dead Steinhorses are the only kind worth beating!!!


NOooooooo!

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