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Topic: Sweet Piano!  (Read 1746 times)

Offline EthanT

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Sweet Piano!
on: May 30, 2004, 02:32:42 AM
Ok I had this piano competition in London, and I had to play on a really really really nice piano... I was too nervous to care what the name of it was, and that's why now I do care, because it was sooo good! It even had 2 extra keys at the bottom, (which were colored black).

It was probably the best piano ive ever touched, and i must know what it's called!

(thank god i didnt break a key!)

Offline EthanT

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 02:33:31 AM
err break a string.. man do i really type this bad?

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004, 02:35:55 AM
Fazioli

Offline Saturn

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #3 on: May 30, 2004, 04:29:49 AM
The only pianos I've ever known to have the extra bass notes are Bosendorfers.

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #4 on: May 30, 2004, 07:41:57 AM
yeah, it probably was a bosendorfer.  lucky son of a b..
:DDonjuan

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #5 on: May 30, 2004, 01:51:55 PM
Hm EthanT,
i think i might have been a Bosendorfer.
The one in my conservatory has more than 2 extra keys at the bottom coloured in black, more like an octave.
The sound is stupendous. and i could use it for daily practise  ;D. Oh no, its going to be hard going back to my old upright i can tell you!!
edouard

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #6 on: May 30, 2004, 07:42:09 PM
You get to practise daily on a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand?  Man, you are going to get spoiled...
donjuan

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #7 on: May 31, 2004, 02:24:37 AM
Bosendorfer...funny name, but I wanna see it, actually more like hear it...how much $$$?

I'm guessing close to $120,000 US, even if they are for sale.

I also want to see a Malmshjo. ::) ::) ::)

Offline faulty_damper

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #8 on: June 01, 2004, 03:09:01 PM
So what's so great about having those extra keys?  Does anyone compose with those notes?  I doubt it.  But it would make for some nice bass tones.  I need an octave of those black keys.  Hopefully, someone would compose some great works so that those black keys would later be white keys.

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Re: Sweet Piano!
Reply #9 on: June 01, 2004, 03:54:07 PM
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So what's so great about having those extra keys?  Does anyone compose with those notes?  I doubt it.  But it would make for some nice bass tones.  I need an octave of those black keys.  Hopefully, someone would compose some great works so that those black keys would later be white keys.


There actually have been some pieces composed for the extra notes, though nothing very famous.  The extra notes just aren't common enough to become a regular addition to the piano.  If you could get steinway and yamaha to include them, then maybe.  For now, they're mainly for added resonance.

And there's a lot of them.  The concert grand goes all the way down to a C.
 

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