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The Yamaha P-45 uses a "GHS" action. It's not particularly "thumpy", or "clickey".

Sorbothane vibration dampers, between the piano and its stand, might be enough to quiet it down. Very simple to do.

There are YouTube videos on how to build a vibration-damping platform -- with tennis-ball isolators -- for drums or DP's. But you need some woodworking skills, and tools.


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Originally Posted by Dave Androos

Thank you.I think what you are referring to is ERT (Exposure and response therapy) which is designed to continually expose you to your obsession until your anxiety levels decrease.
[quick addition: i did try drawing but I have no ability for it. I did do some splashy pollock-style painting though which was fun!]

Ah, thank you for that clarification. I think my daughter's therapist lumped it all under the term CBT. As for art, it is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, except for those dumb big squares of red or blue. I don't see that as art, only a way for rich people to brag about their ability to fork over $1 million. But I digress...

Good luck with everything. It sounds like you have a handle on this. Seriously, if you can ride on a BUS, you can do this. Wouldn't catch me on one of those things unless I had a paper bag for all the hyperventilating I would be doing. wink

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I am late to the thread. I can tell my story. I had a crazy neighbor, and also suffer from mental health challenges. A couple of things that I did were to put a towel underneath the keyboard that sits on a hard desk. I would play when I knew the neighbor was not there.

I bought a portable unit that I could take to the local park and play. It is an Irig 37 pro, about $200 USD. Also needs an Ipad or laptop, and perhaps Bluetooth speakers. The whole kit, Irig, Ipad, speaker weighs less than 7 pounds (3 kg). and fits in a large tote bag. While not a piano, and 37 keys is extremely limited, it does make music.

I also belong to a group where we practice CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). My involvement with Recovery International has changed my life. It is mostly U.S. based. Meetings are free (give what you want) and open to all adults.

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I wanted to share an update on this, although I'm slightly anxious to as I feel it may curse it! I was sitting at home on Friday, eating my dinner, when a van pulled up outside. I peered through the curtains and saw my neighbour loading his possessions into it. He had promised/threatened to move out in the past but I'd given up hope of it happening. Only after speaking to my next door neighbour did I receive confirmation that he was indeed moving out. I don't want to celebrate too heavily yet in case he returns for whatever reason. I am tentatively celebrating! After a couple of weeks I will perhaps be a bit more jubilant!

I set up my DP in my lounge for the first time in months and spent yesterday afternoon working on a new piece (Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition [Promenade] in case you're interested!) Felt like heaven!

Thank you all so much for your contributions to this thread. It meant a great deal to me over this past week.

I only found out at the weekend that he's given another of my neighbours in the building a nervous breakdown with his behaviour. It's not on is it folks? Look after your neighbours smile x

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That is great news! Hope you are able to continue playing your DP and that it brings you great joy!


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Try smoking weed. Or getting drunk.

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Originally Posted by lean to tail
Try smoking weed. Or getting drunk.

I was wondering when a qualified doctor of psychology was going to contribute to the thread. smirk Guessing the poster is joking but just in case.....please don't go this route if you're experiencing similar issues unless you want to kick yourself while you're down. I tried both in the past. Neither work and often they compound your misery. Seek therapy instead.

If anyone is reading this at a later date and wants to talk to someone who can hopefully understand what you're going through, PM me and I'll give you my contact info. smile


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Dave I'm so glad that things look like they are changing for the better for you, I really wish the best for you.

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Yay! Great news about your neighbour moving!

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Dave I'm so glad that things look like they are changing for the better for you, I really wish the best for you.

Thanks mate

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Yay! Great news about your neighbour moving!

Thanks. I'll need a couple of weeks before I can really relax about it, but so far so good smile


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