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Offline janice

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, but  Can someone help me find a website?
« on: August 27, 2002, 07:56:58 AM »
Hey all,
Does anybody know of a web address for a group called "Piano For A Better Life" (I'm not sure if this is the name or not.)  But it is a group that is sort of like "Save the Whales" (don't laugh!)  Well, it's kind of an "anti-digital pianos" group.  Has anyone heard of it and does this group have a web address?  Thanks! :)
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Re: , but  Can someone help me find a website?
«Reply #1 on: September 02, 2002, 12:31:05 AM »
I've never heard of them.  Are digital pianos trying to "take over" or something?  What's to oppose?
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Re: , but  Can someone help me find a website?
«Reply #2 on: September 15, 2002, 02:35:23 PM »
I was just wondering if anybody ever heard of it, and if they know if they have a website.  I couldn't think of any other way to describe it except to say that it's kind of like "save the whales", but for pianos! :P  Oh well!  Yeah, digital pianos ARE trying to take over in some places (churches, etc.).  All of you here on this forum TRULY KNOW that something electronic can never even come close to matching the real thing.  Personally, I've found that the ONLY redeemimg quality of a digital piano is the fact that you can turn off the volume and practice in silence.  You can really learn alot about your playing, when you do this!  My church has one, and when I'm going to play a solo, I go early and warm up in silence.  People are freaked out by this!  Add to that the fact that I talk to myself when I practice!  I'm lucky they haven't hauled me off to the loony farm yet! ;D
       Seriously though. the name of the group is "Piano(s) for a Better Life" or something like that."  If anybody knows anything, can you either post it or send a PM?  Thanks!  Peace! :)
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Re: , but  Can someone help me find a website?
«Reply #3 on: February 19, 2003, 01:21:40 AM »
I am not familiar with "Piano for a Better Life" or whatever it is, but there is a "save the whales" organization for the organ-- Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA).  Electronic organs have been trying for decades to usurp the throne of the pipe organ-- the King of Instruments-- and they've been around for a lot longer time than digital pianos!

While I have a great love for conventional pianos and organs, it should be noted that I am not against electronic instruments.  I indeed have a particular fascination with the possibilities of elctronic organs and synthesizers, but if electronic and acoustic instruments were at war against each other I would be be allied with the latter.

The piano and the pipe organ are not in any great immediate danger, but we do need to guard the safety of their future.  SO COME ON, EVERYONE!  WE MUST SAVE THE WHALES!
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