Comedian, "It's how I tell 'em".
Pianomaker, "It's how I build 'em".
Reminds me of something one of my college professors told me regarding writing research papers. She said, "tell em' what ya gonna tell em', then tell em', then tell em' what ya told em'".
Emery, when it comes to acoustic pianos, I'm not sure there are specific, definitive answers to a lot of our questions; vagueness and fogginess seems to be the norm. There are just so many variables, and even our physical hearing abilities are not all the same.
I was listening to some of my piano recordings from about 10 years ago recently; it was some of my original songs and arrangements. I was playing my former Tokai G180 (5'10') grand piano, my first grand. As I listened to the recordings, on a CD I had made of some of my original songs, I thought to myself, wow, that Tokai G180 piano sounded good, very good; why did I get rid of that piano?
Also, my playing and singing sounded good to me, very good (if I should say such a thing
It seems that my former piano, and my piano playing abilities sounded better 10 years ago, than it does now.
My takeaway from that? My best days as a piano player and musician wannabe are likely behind me rather than ahead of me. Or, I forgot how good I was back then...
Please forgive the selfish conceit. This post was about comedians telling how to tell em', so I told em'.
I told em' what I thought and how I felt
Despite the hand that I was dealt
Nevertheless, we learn from the past
And move on toward new goals that may or may not last
Our life's experiences teach us a lot
Whether we drag our feet or give it all we got
We move on and press forward as a general rule
Finding the answers to our questions, and use it as a tool
But even so, the human experience is fraught with mystery
No matter how much we examine or study history
However, life is still a blessing and a wonderful gift
As we do the best we can though circumstances shift
Another thought for now, at least
Hopefully one that will put our mind at peace
Whether our piano has enough sustain, or remains without
We have much to be thankful for, no doubt