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You have certainly worked hard for your success, Sharra. But, it sure looks like you are there, at last. Love the dog on the bench! Are you going to post recordings for us, once everything settles down? I would hope. Hey--- I should take my own advice.


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Congratulations on the new piano. Cinta clearly approves.


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Originally Posted by twocats
Congrats! Beautiful piano and cute dog!!

Regarding the weight, next time your tech comes I would also ask them to check if they also think it's heavy. If it's the piano and not you, they may be able to do something about it. Please don't overdo it and injure yourself!

I sometimes use the ForScore app on my big iPad and I bought a PageFlip Firefly to do page turns with my feet. I'm really not used to it and barely use it though (plus then I have to figure out how to scan all my scores into PDF). My biggest complaint is that I would like to hold my foot on it and then raise/lower to turn pages, so that I can keep my foot in the same spot and not lose track of where the device is. I can use it that way but it'll do a page flip to start and then I have to turn the page back. I asked the company about it but they brushed me off... Anyway, aside from that I do think it's a pretty good device, and there are cheaper options available. I always look for used on eBay to save some money smile

I'll ask the tech, hopefully it's something that can be tweaked. Thanks for the recommendation! I looked into PageFlip but they look pretty expensive for something that's used to only turn pages. I didn't think of checking eBay out, but I might be able to find one cheaper there. Regarding your printed scores, you can probably download PDF versions - I'm usually able to find free ones.

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You have certainly worked hard for your success, Sharra. But, it sure looks like you are there, at last. Love the dog on the bench! Are you going to post recordings for us, once everything settles down? I would hope. Hey--- I should take my own advice.

Thanks, Jeff! I'm not sure if I'll post recordings - maybe, but it's gonna take a while before I'm up to speed again! LOL


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Congratulations on the new piano. Cinta clearly approves.

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Congrats on the new piano!!! Looks gorgeous!

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Congrats on the new piano!!! Looks gorgeous!

Thanks Fibbi! smile

Also because someone mentioned earlier in the thread that on Piano Buyer it says that this Petrof doesn't have Renner action, I double checked and took this photo. On the Petrof website it says that this P122 model does have Renner action but the model there is a slightly updated version.

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Congrats on the new piano!!! Looks gorgeous!

Thanks Fibbi! smile

Also because someone mentioned earlier in the thread that on Piano Buyer it says that this Petrof doesn't have Renner action, I double checked and took this photo. On the Petrof website it says that this P122 model does have Renner action but the model there is a slightly updated version.

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Looks good inside and out! Congratulations again! smile

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Congratulations on the beautiful Petrof and adorable dog.

You can adapt to a heavier action. Take your time, relax, take frequent breaks, don’t overdo it. It can be easier for some to play more softly with a somewhat heavier action. It will build your strength for playing piano.


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Looks good inside and out! Congratulations again! smile

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Thanks, Rick! It really does look pristine on the inside, I'm glad that I decided to buy it!


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Congratulations on the beautiful Petrof and adorable dog.

You can adapt to a heavier action. Take your time, relax, take frequent breaks, don’t overdo it. It can be easier for some to play more softly with a somewhat heavier action. It will build your strength for playing piano.

Thank You! Well, I sliced my thumb open with a razor yesterday so no more playing for a few days at least! I'm having some trouble with repeated notes/trills - I'm not sure if it's because of the heavier action, my technique, or if it's something I need to get the tech to try to fix.

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Well, I sliced my thumb open with a razor yesterday so no more playing for a few days at least!

So sorry to hear about your thumb. Hope it didn't need stiches. If not, some Neosporin Ointment and a band-aid will help get you healed up quickly. But you can go ahead and play some without your thumb, maybe? Practice with one hand for a few days at least. smile

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Well, I sliced my thumb open with a razor yesterday so no more playing for a few days at least!

So sorry to hear about your thumb. Hope it didn't need stiches. If not, some Neosporin Ointment and a band-aid will help get you healed up quickly. But you can go ahead and play some without your thumb, maybe? Practice with one hand for a few days at least. smile

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Thanks, Rick! That's a good idea, I hadn't thought of practicing just my left hand only. Thumb is band-aided now, after I managed to stop the bleeding!

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