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Re: Seiler ED-168 vs Kawai GL-30 vs Baldwin BP165 vs Yamaha C1 tre corda 1 minute ago
Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by tre corda
Psssssk! "I am talking of the furniture type of drawers"

Well, I'm glad you came back and made that clarification, Ms. tre corda. When I first read your other comment about "drawers" I thought you might be from the south instead of the west coast. smile

The Seiler pianos in the videos do sound lovely.

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Piano Photo Gallery - Pictures of Pianos Jump to new posts
mozart concerto 20 Serge88 4 minutes ago
concerto 20
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Re: Decisions, decisions terminaldegree 5 minutes ago
Would it be possible to sell the Samick shortly afterward (if you didn't like it, or it became problematic), without hurting anyone's feelings? Perhaps the price that + your Kawai would fetch would yield a better piano, should that be your goal.

If the action has the problems that Mr. McMorrow is talking about, it's going to be a time-intensive fix for a technician, and won't come cheap. I recently ran across one of these (different brand name, same maker) from the 1990s that I was able to treat the worst offenders with a specific chemical, but this is a stop-gap solution that I don't expect to last terribly long...and it was on a "free" piano where expectations were low.

It may be worth having your technician check out the piano before accepting it, if you can find a delicate way to do that.
There is no such thing as a piano from 1988 in what I'd call "pristine condition". Or at least, I've never seen it...pianos don't get better with age.
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Re: Who is #1 Steinway restoration specialist? Rich Galassini 10 minutes ago
Originally Posted by oldMH
Ron at Action Piano in Pearland, Texas is exceptional. He was chosen by Steinway to train their rebuilding staff some years ago.

While I don't know Ron or Action Piano, I can think of no reason why S&S would hire any outsider, let alone an independent tech. from Texas, to train anyone in their facility.

Please explain.
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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2021 dogperson 17 minutes ago
Hi Greta
I listened to two: granados and Fuchs, as they were unfamiliar to me. Really great job thumb thumb
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Re: Casio GP 310/510 vs. Yamaha NU1X Evalon 28 minutes ago
Hi all,

@eddiepiano: I have been reading through the thread and congrats on making a choice of DP. Some journey it seems ;-)

A slightly off-topic question relating to your Roland FP-30 which is more along my budget allowances: Can the FP-30 only be connected to the computer via bluetooth (for using Pianoteq or Galaxy Pianos) or is there another way? I've been skimming through the user manual but cannot see another way of connecting it ... ??

Enjoy playing ... smile


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Re: International Chopin Competition Megathread johnlewisgrant 30 minutes ago
Trip down memory lane. The E Minor recording I grew up with. (That's how OLD I am!)

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Re: Still Yamaha CLP-990 for "piano feel"? EB5AGV 42 minutes ago
I went the VPC1 route 15 months ago and have never looked back!
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Re: Prokofiev on a Fazioli MrSh4nkly 43 minutes ago
Originally Posted by brdwyguy
PSS an aside - this kid/human being is AWESOME!
Ain't kiddin' either.
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Repinning Bridges EvanH 59 minutes ago
I'm a small-town tuner working on improving my technical/repair skills, and setting up to some practice restringing in my shop before getting anywhere near doing the procedure on a client's piano. There's a bridge question on this grand that I can't find a clear answer to and would appreciate your expertise. When restringing, is it standard to replace bridge pins even if the bridge does not need repair? This instrument has one or two pins where there's some minor splitting, and I can epoxy and repin that. But the remainder of the bridge is in good shape, except that the pins themselves appear to have rust and corrosion on them. If I replace the old pins, do I need to worry about increasing the size of the pins to ensure a tight fit in the old holes, or is the answer a complete epoxy and re-drill job? All of my references deal with what to do when the bridge is damaged, but are less clear on what to do when the bridge seems solid but the pins are in poor shape. Thank you for your thoughts!
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Re: Bad damping after reglue - harmonics leaking N W 1 hour ago
There are those of us who consider adjusting dampers properly to be the hardest job in piano work. So be patient with yourself and stick to trying to get one right before touching any others.
Sometimes the top of the damper looks seated but the lower being invisible is not. Use a screwdriver against the lower part to seat it well. But there are so many possible areas of "negotiation" to negotiate.
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Re: Tips for developing dynamic finger independence RubberFingers 1 hour ago
Concentrate also on articulation ā€” the subject should have a distinguishing pattern of legato, portato and staccato used at every entry. This takes slow practice. I think this is better than playing the subject louder.
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Re: How not to overthink Ido 1 hour ago
Generally, there's a lot to think about. The notes, the dynamics, the connection between LH and RH parts, the phrasing and timing... But you can't process it all at the same time, at least not as a beginner. So the trick is to make some of it automatic - e.g. after repeating a phrase X times, the notes themselves are engrained in muscle memory (even if you're still reading it from the sheet). Then you explicitly work on the rhythm/dynamics of that phrase and they become somewhat engrained, etc.

Eventually when you perform the piece you try to bring out the general lines of the music rather than focusing on the little details.

So there's a lot of thinking going on, you just need to focus it on the aspect you're currently working on. If the teacher is trying to make you get the rhythm right - focus on that and forget about the rest for a moment.
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Re: Silent Piano or Hybrid . . . spanishbuddha 1 hour ago
Originally Posted by pianogabe
Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
I too am or have been considering an acoustic, originally a K500 which I have played, but lately a K300 which I have not. But that opens up the problem of maintaining reasonable levels of humidity, tuning, and managing the limitation of just one piano sound so that for variety I would have to get a slab DP or controller for iPad sounds.

I can recommend the silent version of the K300 if you'd like to keep the advantages of a digital, but also want an acoustic action + sound. It can confirm though what you say about humidity. I recently bought both a humidifier and dehumidifier for my K300, otherwise the large humidity variation in my home (between 30% and 70%) affects the tuning of the piano too much. And tuning is about 95 euros each time (once/twice a year). So there are definitely added costs. The dehumidifier is also quite noisy, so you can only run it for a longer duration if you are not around (or at night).
Thanks. As part of this restlessness I looked a bit into humidifiers. I already have a small portable one and yes it's noisy. Someone else on another thread recommended this one from Meaco as being quite quiet. I/you would have to figure out if it's good enough for the room/space.
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Re: Ave Verum Corpus Mozart/Liszt David-G 2 hours ago
It is a Steinway. You can see the name on the fallboard - and also, I went to Olafsson's recent Mozart recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, where he played this piece, and that was on a Steinway. I agree it might sound good on a Bluthner - I shall have to get the score, and then I can try it out! I think it would also sound good on my 1804 Broadwood - but I might have to alter those extreme bass notes!

It was, by the way, an astonishing recital - I thought it was a miracle of Mozart interpretation. On that basis, I would not hesitate to recommend getting the CD.

The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and that is still available for another 9 days, here. Highly recommended! Olfafsson's transcription of the Adagio from the Adagio of the G minor String Quintet is particularly moving.
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Re: Will I ever be able to play some classical music? FarmGirl 2 hours ago
Yes you can.
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Digital Pianos - Electronic Pianos - Synths & Keyboards Jump to new posts
Re: Monitors! Do they all sound the same? EB5AGV 2 hours ago
Which Adam monitors did you listen to?. I use a pair of A7X and love them.

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Re: Schirmer Piano Collections Sam S 2 hours ago
As others have said, Schirmer editions are "old and busted". Sort of like me, since I was using them 50 years ago. I wouldn't buy a Schirmer edition, but many of them are available on imslp for free. If you need free - go for it.

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Re: Garritan CFX frustrating me Mta88 3 hours ago
Thanks for that screenshot will definitely try it. Cfx is abating the purchase more vst fever lately lolll.

Between modern U and CFX I think Iā€™m good.

Been cheating on piano with a little bit of guitar lately too frown

I feel so bad lol

Thanks for the replies guys very useful
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Re: Hoffmann Piano: almost a broken heart Gaius 3 hours ago
Looks amazing! I played this instrument in Bechstein center in Poland and I was absolutely stunned by the beauty of its sound, its general quality and fantastic action. I was rather considering buying Bechstein Imposant or Bechstein classic 124, but actually I am now wondering if it is really worth it to spend this amount od money when I can buy such a good piano for less than 12k $.
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Piano Teachers Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Difficult student Dantheboogieguy 3 hours ago
Originally Posted by TimR
It's hard to know which are your needs and which are your wishes, wants, and whims.
well said! It's such an important thing to say! It really is!

Originally Posted by dogperson
There are inaccuracies in your post above. Classical students are discouraged from memorizing EVERYTHING. not discouraged from memorizing. The reason Is that good reading skills are developed by actually reading a lot of music.
i myself discourage people from trying memorize. The best things is to understand the music at first.
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Re: Bench delivered from Jansens Piano Benches (non-Jansen) Stubbie 3 hours ago
Your bench looks very much like my bench, but maybe all mechanically adjustable benches look alike? There is absolutely no manufacturer's ID on my bench, so no idea who made it. It came with the piano when I purchased it in 2015.

The bench has been excellent. Sturdy, no squeaks, no wear on the seat. I'm happy with it.
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Re: KDP-120 D6-G6 Notes Sound Bad vagfilm 4 hours ago
+1 on what Charles Cohen suggested...
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Re: Former Yamaha P120 owners, which replacement did you take ? EB5AGV 4 hours ago
Welcome to the forum!

I think a logical thing, if going again to buy an slab, could be the Yamaha P-515.

But I went from a DGX660 (which could be said similar piano-wise to P125 and so cousin of P120) to a Kawai VPC1 controller plus several VSTs and an acoustic Yamaha U3H

So... You need to decide by yourself wink
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Re: Engraving music yourself? bennevis 5 hours ago
If you have a lot of time on your hands and have nothing better to do (like practising your scales & arpeggios smirk ), then re-writing perfectly legible printed music (I recommend by hand, like JSB) to suit yourself is fine. Personally, I'd spend the time writing my own original music - by hand, on manuscript paper, the way it's been done since time immemorial. As I can read what I write (though most people can't - it's on a par with Beethoven's in terms of legibility whistle), I don't need electronic means.

Actually, I don't have any electronic means of writing music, which is probably why all my music is perfectly playable (if you have the requisite technique), unlike some so-called composers who - because it's so quick & easy - chuck notes onto their computer screen which look impressive but are impossible to play or simply sound awful. But if they can't play themselves, it doesn't matter.......
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