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Re: DP for children [Re: Egret] #2879961
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So now this is Bedding World? Maybe bedding retailers will advertise here? And the extra money will forestall Frank's paid-subscription model? smile

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
So now this is Bedding World? Maybe bedding retailers will advertise here? And the extra money will forestall Frank's paid-subscription model? smile

I call dibs on the piano-bed! thumb


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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: DP for children [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2879968
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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So now this is Bedding World? Maybe bedding retailers will advertise here? And the extra money will forestall Frank's paid-subscription model? smile

I call dibs on the piano-bed! thumb


I call dibs on the Sheet Music Bed sheets smile


All these years playing and I still consider myself a novice.
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Now the question becomes do the sheets have a compact folded action or are they elongated...................


All these years playing and I still consider myself a novice.
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Originally Posted by EPW
Now the question becomes do the sheets have a compact folded action or are they elongated...................


Let’s just say that there is no action when one is one foot from the ceiling.

Last edited by LarryK; 08/15/19 05:11 PM.

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Re: DP for children [Re: LarryK] #2879975
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Originally Posted by LarryK
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Now the question becomes do the sheets have a compact folded action or are they elongated...................


Let’s just say that there is no action when one is one foot from the ceiling.

Aha! So that's why your former friend cut you off. You insinuated that nothing was happening in his bed? wink


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"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: DP for children [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2879979
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by EPW
Now the question becomes do the sheets have a compact folded action or are they elongated...................


Let’s just say that there is no action when one is one foot from the ceiling.

Aha! So that's why your former friend cut you off. You insinuated that nothing was happening in his bed? wink


LOL, they had two kids so something happened somewhere. I guess I appeared to be ungrateful for the room, sigh. I can often come up with the wrong thing to say, sort of know it is wrong, but say it anyway, realizing a second after I have said it that I should not have said it.


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LOL, they had two kids so something happened somewhere. I guess I appeared to be ungrateful for the room, sigh. I can often come up with the wrong thing to say, sort of know it is wrong, but say it anyway, realizing a second after I have said it that I should not have said it.

I've been there myself many of times smile


All these years playing and I still consider myself a novice.
Re: DP for children [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2879997
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by magicpiano
Personally, in your place, I would spend not more than € 5-600 for a slab piano (something like a Yamaha P125 or a Roland FP-30 are good products) and then, after some years, if my daughter would want to continue on this road, I would sell the slab piano and upgrade to a better cabinet-style one (or maybe an acoustic!).

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And in this case, it should be my daughter to make the choice, based on how she feels about the different keyboard actions and sound timbres of the many DP models.

+1!!!! thumb


+1.

. . . Who is the "she" who doesn't think that a "slab piano" is a piano at all?

If it's your daughter, she probably doesn't know enough, yet, to make the judgement. If it's a teacher, she's wrong (IMHO):

. . .The only difference between a "slab DP" (e.g., a Roland FP-90) and a similar "cabinet DP" is in their
. . . amplifiers and speakers:

. . . . If you wish, you can add good amps and speakers to a "slab DP", and still save money against
. . . the similar cabinet DP from the same maker.

Including your daughter in the decision is psychologically useful:

. . . She's more likely to play an instrument that she helped to choose.

But the parameters of the decision ("budget", especially!) are set by you, not by her.


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Re: DP for children [Re: Egret] #2880007
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It's funny that some piano teachers know so much about pianism and so little about pianos.

Re: DP for children [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2880021
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by LarryK
...it’s just depth and height that are different, and those dimensions don’t matter much, in my opinion.

Depends on the style. When every inch counts like the interior re-design I just kicked off, vertical space also matters. For example, my designer talked to me today about putting my queen bed on a 6' platform to recover the space under it. I never had a bunk bed as a child but I get to call dibs on the top bunk as an adult! Woot!


Well, I don’t know why I didn’t post this right away, but, I think the solution to your problem is a Murphy bed that folds up against a wall. I had one when I lived in a studio in DC and it was brilliant. I had room for a little dining area during the day and could push everything aside to pull down the bed at night


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Re: DP for children [Re: LarryK] #2880053
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Originally Posted by LarryK
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Originally Posted by LarryK
...it’s just depth and height that are different, and those dimensions don’t matter much, in my opinion.

Depends on the style. When every inch counts like the interior re-design I just kicked off, vertical space also matters. For example, my designer talked to me today about putting my queen bed on a 6' platform to recover the space under it. I never had a bunk bed as a child but I get to call dibs on the top bunk as an adult! Woot!


Well, I don’t know why I didn’t post this right away, but, I think the solution to your problem is a Murphy bed that folds up against a wall. I had one when I lived in a studio in DC and it was brilliant. I had room for a little dining area during the day and could push everything aside to pull down the bed at night

This was the picture my new interior designer showed me when she introduced the idea yesterday.
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(...and MacMacMac, there is a piano in there somewhere... look harder! wink )


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"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: DP for children [Re: Egret] #2880073
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Nice minimalistic design, but I would not like having to do some stairs to go to bed. And I would not like to risk banging my head to the ceiling when I get up.

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Originally Posted by magicpiano
Nice minimalistic design, but I would not like having to do some stairs to go to bed.

This would be for the flat in Washington DC. In our maisonette in the Amsterdam grachtenpand, our bed is on the 4th floor up a very narrow and steep spiral staircase from the 3rd. So going up to bed is already 'a thing' in one place, why not make it the same in DC too?

(obligatory: ... that is, thinking of pianos as we go up the stairs to bed!)


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Sorry, but I don't like those steep spiral staircase either. They would make my head spin like... like a spiral staircase... and if I were a little tipsy after a party it could be a problem to go to bed... laugh

P.S.: I think those 5 stair steps in the above picture are better than a steep spiral staircase...

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Originally Posted by magicpiano
Sorry, but I don't like those steep spiral staircase either. They would make my head spin like... like a spiral staircase... and if I were a little tipsy after a party it could be a problem to go to bed... laugh

Fortunately, there is a handrail for those of us who are teetotaller, and I've been known to drag myself up the handrail to go to bed once or twice (or maybe a few more times! wink )

(...all while thinking of pianos, to be sure!)


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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
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Well, isn’t that last step too low and with a lamp on that step, it would only be a matter of time before I put my foot in it or kicked it off the step.

Anyway, I figured out the real solution to your problem. Sell the studio and buy a one bedroom. Voilà! Problem solved.


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Originally Posted by LarryK
Anyway, I figured out the real solution to your problem. Sell the studio and buy a one bedroom. Voilà! Problem solved.

5 years and I will be selling the business and moving to either Paris grin or Amsterdam cry anyways (and dreaming of pianos MacMacMac... dreaming of pianos)


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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
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by LarryK
Anyway, I figured out the real solution to your problem. Sell the studio and buy a one bedroom. Voilà! Problem solved.

5 years and I will be selling the business and moving to either Paris grin or Amsterdam cry anyways (and dreaming of pianos MacMacMac... dreaming of pianos)


Five years is a long time to be stuck in a studio. The price differential between a studio and a one bedroom can’t be that great and DC prices aren’t as high as NYC prices.


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