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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807300
01/27/19 09:57 AM
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Pianist is about the only paper reading I do, but I also have a digital subscription. The digital version is not bad in the Pocketmags app, and you have digital access to the score demonstration recordings.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: ClsscLib] #2807301
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Originally Posted by ClsscLib
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I checked out the sample issue in iPad format. Interesting, but too oriented towards classical music for me. If it included even a few Great American Songbook/ Showtunes etc, I'd be much more inclined to subscribe.


Actually, Pianist has published some of the finest intermediate-level arrangements of Great American Songbook works and other showtunes that I’ve ever seen. Those have been my very favorite scores from the magazine.

They don’t do a great one every single issue, but certainly every few issues they do.

For example, look at issue 105 for the Torme/Wells “Christmas Song”, or issue 103 for Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” and Weill’s “September Song.” There are a lot of other great examples that I could cite.


Thank you for pointing this out to me. I'll take a look at those issues.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807302
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There are often discounts and sales on the digital subscription - I think they just had one. Otherwise it's pretty expensive, at €39.99.

Pianist has its own app, so it's not subject to Zinio's glitches, for instance. I download it on my iPad Pro 12.9" for the music and to my iPad mini to read the articles. The audio is embedded in the download, so you can also listen to the recordings offline, if needed. I listen while following the score and I never had problems. Resolution is very high, unlike International Piano, where scores are barely readable.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807308
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Here is a link to the complete score list across all issues. At the bottom of the blog post there is a link to a pdf file, which has a section for modern scores.

https://www.pianistmagazine.com/news/pianists-complete-list-of-scores/


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: sinophilia] #2807310
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
There are often discounts and sales on the digital subscription - I think they just had one. Otherwise it's pretty expensive, at €39.99.

Pianist has its own app, so it's not subject to Zinio's glitches, for instance. I download it on my iPad Pro 12.9" for the music and to my iPad mini to read the articles. The audio is embedded in the download, so you can also listen to the recordings offline, if needed. I listen while following the score and I never had problems. Resolution is very high, unlike International Piano, where scores are barely readable.

I also want to speak up about the quality of Pianist Magazine's app. Love being able to click to jump to the score and hit the play button to have Chenyin Li play it for me.

I've done away with all my paper subscriptions. I found that I didn't read any of them. Never at hand when I have the time to read. Much better in a tablet for when I am on the go. I couldn't do it on a phone though. Too small a screen and I am flipping the page too much.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: ClsscLib] #2807311
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Originally Posted by ClsscLib
Pianist is about the only paper reading I do, but I also have a digital subscription. The digital version is not bad in the Pocketmags app, and you have digital access to the score demonstration recordings.


For Android, there is the PocketMag app and the Pianist app. I think it's the same for Apple. For whatever reason, the Pianist app works better for me than the PocketMag app. Sometimes, the PocketMag app doesn't work at all, just hangs smirk


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807316
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I also subscribe digitally and am very happy with it.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2807382
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Originally Posted by ClsscLib
Pianist is about the only paper reading I do, but I also have a digital subscription. The digital version is not bad in the Pocketmags app, and you have digital access to the score demonstration recordings.


For Android, there is the PocketMag app and the Pianist app. I think it's the same for Apple. For whatever reason, the Pianist app works better for me than the PocketMag app. Sometimes, the PocketMag app doesn't work at all, just hangs smirk


When I try to open the Pianist app it seems to want to route me to PocketMags. Anyone else having this experience?


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Sam S] #2807551
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Originally Posted by Sam S
What do you guys/gals in the US do for a subscription? Pretty pricy for a retired guy. There is one bookstore in a local town that carries it, but I only rarely get over there to buy one. Its $13.75 US off the rack. A subscription is about $80, which is about the same price. The digital version is the bargain I guess, at about $46. But the few times that I have subscribed to a digital magazine I have not enjoyed the experience...

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I don't know if it helps much, but ExpressMag has it for $59 for the year: https://www.expressmag.com/en-us/magazines/product/description/pianist/680/

That's how I get my subscription.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Chrispy] #2807552
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Originally Posted by squidbot
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What do you guys/gals in the US do for a subscription? Pretty pricy for a retired guy. There is one bookstore in a local town that carries it, but I only rarely get over there to buy one. Its $13.75 US off the rack. A subscription is about $80, which is about the same price. The digital version is the bargain I guess, at about $46. But the few times that I have subscribed to a digital magazine I have not enjoyed the experience...

Sam

I don't know if it helps much, but ExpressMag has it for $59 for the year: https://www.expressmag.com/en-us/magazines/product/description/pianist/680/

That's how I get my subscription.

Thanks Squidbot! That's a great price for the paper magazine. More than 25% off is always a good discount smile


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807556
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Can anyone who subscribes to both Pianist magazine and International Piano magazine compare the two for us? I haven't ever seen an issue of the latter, but looking through info on the Internet and a sample table of contents, I thought it seemed less appropriate for beginners than Pianist magazine. Is this right?


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2807560
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
It's a nice magazine. I've struggled to try to buy the really old back issues back to issue #1. They are available for collectors (not from the publisher of course), but none that I've found come with the CDs. And the CDs were always a big feature of the magazine. Unfortunately, the online back issues only go back a few years, so no help there.


I done this with guitar mags and have a library of them now. The few really old ones i have are cool. Ive gotten a few digital back issues of Pianist with plans for more. I really like it and Keyboard magazine.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807570
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Tyrone, I'd looked at International Piano, and the music and technique do seem geared for a bit more advanced audience. It also has a lot more "pianist fandom" type stuff, which I'm less interested in.

As an aside, I also got a subscription to Clavier's Piano Explorer for my son who absolutely loves it. It's what piqued his interest in composing (they have compositions by kids features in each issue.) https://pianoexplorer.net/

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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Chrispy] #2807577
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Originally Posted by squidbot
It also has a lot more "pianist fandom" type stuff, which I'm less interested in.

Now that you mention it, it did seem more like a fan mag, although this is perhaps only a difference of degree - Pianist magazine also has its fan sections and a famous pianist on the cover of every issue.

Originally Posted by squidbot
As an aside, I also got a subscription to Clavier's Piano Explorer for my son who absolutely loves it. It's what piqued his interest in composing (they have compositions by kids features in each issue.) https://pianoexplorer.net/

Interesting. It seems most of the piano magazines are no more - following the long, slow decline of pianos in general. Looking on eBay, I see that historically, there were a dozen different piano magazines. It seems like there are only these 3 left now.


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Pianoperformance] #2807591
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You guys will be the death of me. I just subscribed to International Piano, too.

*shakes fist at TS*


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Originally Posted by squidbot
Originally Posted by Sam S
What do you guys/gals in the US do for a subscription? Pretty pricy for a retired guy. There is one bookstore in a local town that carries it, but I only rarely get over there to buy one. Its $13.75 US off the rack. A subscription is about $80, which is about the same price. The digital version is the bargain I guess, at about $46. But the few times that I have subscribed to a digital magazine I have not enjoyed the experience...

Sam


I don't know if it helps much, but ExpressMag has it for $59 for the year: https://www.expressmag.com/en-us/magazines/product/description/pianist/680/

That's how I get my subscription.


Thanks Squidbot! Looks like I have to subscribe now!

Sam

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Originally Posted by Sibylle
You guys will be the death of me. I just subscribed to International Piano, too.

*shakes fist at TS*

Me? LOL. What was it that did it? When I said, "fan mag?" grin


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"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2807639
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Me? LOL. What was it that did it? When I said, "fan mag?" grin

No, when you mentioned it. Because I’d been blissfully unaware of its existence until then grin

You could redeem yourself by completely illegally copying and sending me any articles from past editions about Kissin or Pogorelich or Berezowky... *winning smile*


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Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Sibylle] #2807643
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
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Me? LOL. What was it that did it? When I said, "fan mag?" grin

No, when you mentioned it. Because I’d been blissfully unaware of its existence until then grin

You could redeem yourself by completely illegally copying and sending me any articles from past editions about Kissin or Pogorelich or Berezowky... *winning smile*

Sorry, no can do as I don't have any issues smile or I might be tempted to redeem myself. Squidbot's brief comparison above was enough to suggest to me that this mag might be put off for a time. But who knows. Maybe I will end up ordering it too at some point, although sinophilia has said in the thread above that the digital edition of International Piano is no good, and I'm almost entirely digital these days - just don't have the space for paper, especially of stuff I want to keep long-term.


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"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Pianist magazine [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2807647
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International Piano does not include many scores, just one or a few related pieces, and they're usually contemporary. On one hand it's nice because you get unusual, copyrighted stuff, but they're almost all fairly advanced pieces. Also, there are no "lessons" and no teaching videos in it - just a single article on technique.

As I said, the image quality of scores was always very poor - but in the last issue it was much better, so they may have fixed that.

I like to receive both magazines, because they come out on alternate months! So at the end of each month I always have one or the other to download laugh


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