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Just some hypothetical stuff smile
Imagine that you have to chose between 2 options:
A) you will have possibility to practice not more than 1 hour daily, but on a great instrument (new Steinway etc., - think of an instrument you consider as "great" personally)
B) you will have possibility to practice as long as you wish daily, but on a cheap instrument (lowest price digital slab, old grandma's upright etc.)

What would you chose?


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Why not both?

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Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
Just some hypothetical stuff smile
Imagine that you have to chose between 2 options:
A) you will have possibility to practice not more than 1 hour daily, but on a great instrument (new Steinway etc., - think of an instrument you consider as "great" personally)
B) you will have possibility to practice as long as you wish daily, but on a cheap instrument (lowest price digital slab, old grandma's upright etc.)

What would you chose?

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What would I choose?

A. I would choose a Steinway, because the sound would keep me wanting to play and practice.

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If I was young, I would choose A, but at my age, I choose B.

(As a young person, I had a much more busy life, more friends to see, more leisure-time activities to explore. I also had many more years left.)


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Right now I would choose A. I don’t have time for B.

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A. I'd have to have a really efficient practice strategy, and probably have to learn the music away from the piano.

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I have done B and feel it hindered my progress.

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I will sale A and with the money I'll buy a better B and a trip to visit the Star wars Galaxy's Edge.



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Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
B) you will have possibility to practice as long as you wish daily, but on a cheap instrument (lowest price digital slab, old grandma's upright etc.) What would you chose?

I actually inherited Grandma’s old upright, so I choose B, as it is still in pretty good shape and plays quite nicely. In fact as much as I like my FP30 - Grandma’s old upright still plays better and more authentically than almost all digital under US$2,000. But if B = the lowest priced digital slab, then forget it - I’ll take the 1 hour on the Steinway instead.


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Are you likely to practice e for more than an hour per day? Does the 1 hour come with specific time constraints that may be problematic? If so, B, if not, A.


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Option A for me, i think one hour a day isn't that bad.

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Why not both?


Because in order to afford A I have to have a job. (I also need to keep my job to have health insurance.)


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I'm going to pick A. An hour is enough for someone with my potential and my easily injured wrists...

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I'd go for A, the great sound. I'm sure the limitation of 1 hour would force one to focus smile


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I would choose B. Better to start low and aim high. Then start off high and come back to reality. Now if I could eventually own the Steinway I would choose A. wink

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All you old farts who chose A are forgetting (of course!) that you (ok, We) soon will be unable to hear the difference between pianos A and B! cry


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A, most definitely!

Reasons:

1. It would be SO MUCH more motivating
2. I don't have time for more than one hour a day anyway.
3. I rarely make use of replaying my own recordings, so easy recording facility is not that important.
4. I intend to maintain the ability to hear the difference for decades to come. wink

But, if the "great piano" is far away, whereas the "cheap piano" is in my home, I would choose B for convenience.


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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
All you old farts who chose A are forgetting (of course!) that you (ok, We) soon will be unable to hear the difference between pianos A and B! cry



I would choose A as well. I soon might not hear the difference, but my brain would know I have a top notch piano (at least until the brain goes too).



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Since the question is hypothetical, I would desperately look for hypothetical option "C".

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