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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2721216
03/14/18 07:05 PM
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From my work experience , one person is the manager of the "hangout" and must share their desktop screen with others to see what is being coordinated, though -other//you - can use a web-cam when playing talking etc , but still, it is one at a time with a manager/coordinator so to speak in managing the meet up..

I'm responding because I like the idea of getting the feel of other areas, and maybe even "getting" others experiences in the process of different cultures , countries and areas- who are pianists. But, honestly I can't see an easy workaround with a "goto" hangout.

MAYBE...A ."post a video" and have a free chat setup contributors. e.g. a chat session lasting a couple hours .[after submitting ], but not a goto..

I'd even be willing to do a sample video of how i would do one submit if it ever would occur.

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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2721219
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I'm interested.
U.S., Eastern Standard Time (but I'm not an early riser).

I would still encourage people to host or participate in as many in-person piano gatherings as possible.
There's something about sharing music, food & drink, and conversation (between performances) that enhances the experience.

But I do understand the challenges of putting piano parties together.

Speaking of which, we (Kathy and I) are discussing putting together another European Piano Tour like we did in 2011.
I've been contacted by a few people expressing an interest in participating, more on this later.

I see a few different ideas about the app to use for streaming video/audio live.
I would suggest anyone planning to participate test the apps well ahead of time. Bandwidth and speed will be a factor.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2721310
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I am not familiar with Google Hangouts, but with Zoom all of the participants can be seen and speak at the same time. One person does have to host the meeting, and they can switch the main screen to the person performing, and everyone is in little screens at the top. The way we get around the 40 minute limit is we simply restart the meeting when it cuts off. That gives you another 40 minutes. There is no lag with Zoom, and it has worked well for the performance workshops I have done. I am quite willing to try Google Hangouts though.

Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2721812
03/16/18 05:54 PM
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just thought I'd throw this out there...it's free and easy to use and has group chats.
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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2721899
03/17/18 05:16 AM
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I'm going to be away for a week or so but will check in on mobile. Let's hope for a date in mid April?


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: piano_primo_1] #2723012
03/20/18 07:14 PM
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ICQ was very popular 20 years ago, I didn't now it was still alive.

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Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
just thought I'd throw this out there...it's free and easy to use and has group chats.
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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2723356
03/21/18 09:53 PM
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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2723923
03/24/18 09:30 AM
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Another option-
I think this might work if a few steps are taken by who'd would want to join.
--it’d still be free, meaning no charge involved and secure!—
FIRST 3 STEPS OPTIONAL
Step 1 [for ease of deleting everything in one step]
First if you don’t have “Firefox” , download it.
From there create a separate profile from default in case you decide you want to delete the whole shebang.
On the desktop, click the properties of the firefox icon and add a “switch”
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After quotation marks add “-p –no-remote” without quotation marks
Thus when you click on your desktop icon you can add a profile.
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That’s step 1 completed.

Step 2.
Register for a mail.com account and use your pianoworld “handle” to register the mail.
You don’t need a cell or telephone for this process.
All mail is online.
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Step 3.
Register with stride free- STRIDE.COM
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And Login as per instructions given: “check email”… etc…
Once you’re logged in it’ll ask you to join a group.
Choose or type
“Virtual-piano-gather rooms”
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go to settings and make sure you handle is the same as you pianoworld name, and type “Pianoworld member” for ‘organization”
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Almost DONE!!!!!
You’re there!
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You could either 1. chat 2.do videos live or 3.meet with up to 20 people in one room!
But, if that’s not enough add another room or meeting during the session for more people.
That’s all I have …..but I’d like to try this out , for fun anyway!!! Even if it doesn’t work, it was worth a try!
Note to cover all time zones a session would have to be open for a 4 hour period preferably on a weekend, (1pm to 5pm EST) that would cover zones from California, USA-7:00 PDT to Moscow, +3:00 MSK, everyone having at least 2 hours to do “live” video.
You can see how it’d fit the timezones below.
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at 1 pm EST, USA
it is
9am Calif , USA
5pm London, England
9pm Moscow
SO that was work....who knows I'll probably not make it if it does come about smile
Maybe it's too complicated.. .


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2723979
03/24/18 01:02 PM
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Whew. That’s complicated at first glance!!
I will have some time tomorrow to look into it.
For me, it would gave to be a Saturday as I can’t play my acoustic on Sunday.
Of course if the majority are available on Sunday- go for it.
If I get it going I would love to test it with someone!


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724022
03/24/18 05:24 PM
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I'm willing for a 10 min test run next Saturday, i work nights, so it has to be short. for a test
I'd figure afterwards if a success, I'll post a first virtual piano bar thread, and leave the rest, as far as dates ( like every 6 months?) to who'd ever plan the rest or popular vote.
Still, I'd post one pre recorded vid of something about where I live, a recipe or something akin. that's limited to 5 mins in the thread.
Also note that stride allows you to download the app to an android , so you can have two cams at once.( I Ithink but haven't tried on my smart phone yet.)


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: piano_primo_1] #2724027
03/24/18 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
I'm willing for a 10 min test run next Saturday, i work nights, so it has to be short. for a test

Great!

What time (your time zone) would work for you?
If I get it working I will pm you to organize.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724035
03/24/18 06:35 PM
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Forgot it was Easter Sunday! Sorry ! how about Monday 2pm est 4 2 2018?

Last edited by piano_primo_1; 03/24/18 06:38 PM.

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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724040
03/24/18 07:11 PM
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Pianoprimo - I just got back from a week away. I tried Zoom with my kids and it worked very well, very easy to use. I'm wondering we can start with this? Maybe just get a logon that is the same as our user name here and invite people? I downloaded the app on my iPhone, but will try next to use the computer as the audio and video quality are better.

Next Sat can work for me - how is 11 am EST? That's 8 am PST, 4 pm in London. Can organize and let everyone introduce and play a few minute, possibly in order below, except I'll be happy to go last smile.

We have 11 below. Who's in?? smile

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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724051
03/24/18 08:12 PM
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I wish I could join you next weekend, but I'll be out of town on vacation starting Friday smile


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724067
03/24/18 09:21 PM
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I'm sure Zoom is fine ,but it's too steep for my budget, and frankly would rather pay pianoworld than a video conferencing tool, besdies, at most Stride is 3.99 a month with more features . So that being said I'm out.
Honestly I'veo only used google hangouts and GoTO) both are costly . but either way if you check out Stride .. maybe let me know


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: piano_primo_1] #2724070
03/24/18 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
I'm sure Zoom is fine ,but it's too steep for my budget, and frankly would rather pay pianoworld than a video conferencing tool, besdies, at most Stride is 3.99 a month with more features . So that being said I'm out.


I am looking at Zoom now, and it is FREE for 100 participants to use for 40 minutes at a time. FREE is not much of a budget buster??


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724072
03/24/18 09:33 PM
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well seems like you won't catch all the time zones. but let me know after a test run.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724073
03/24/18 09:34 PM
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Zoom is free.

It's true, I don't have any special attachment to any platform, but the above steps seemed complicated. Zoom is free for 100 participants. I tried w my kids and it worked. All I had to do was invite them and I installed it on my phone for free. I also set up a user name but the recipients just needed to be invited by phone number or email. You might even be able to log on with a meeting ID.


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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724075
03/24/18 09:39 PM
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I'm not against zoom, just not familiar with it- but will check it out.

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Looking at the features Zoom does look pretty good ..like the virtual background feature !

Yet with stride, you can make the initial meeting public then private thereafter if everything works out

Importantly though the original idea was yours , so I'll be happy to test for short period just not on this week end, e.g. Sat or Sun- preferrable after Easter like Monday .

Last edited by piano_primo_1; 03/24/18 10:18 PM. Reason: clarity

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Re: Online Piano Party [Re: cmb13] #2724213
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Yes I just realized it's a holiday weekend; maybe some more advanced notice would be better. If anyone would like a brief test run next Sat at above time, let me know.


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