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Offline perprocrastinate

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«Reply #400 on: March 01, 2013, 10:19:34 PM »


That piano looks a lot like mine at home. Is it a Yamaha T118?

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«Reply #401 on: March 02, 2013, 02:30:53 AM »
Idk, actually it is a b1pe! I like it, but it needs a voicing setup. Sounds gross without the mute.
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«Reply #402 on: March 02, 2013, 07:05:33 AM »
@chopin2015:
Do you have stone walls? My U1 was horrible when I put it against a hard wall. So I put  thick matress between the piano and the wall and it sounds nice now :)

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«Reply #403 on: March 02, 2013, 04:18:55 PM »
I wish I had stone walls! Lol

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«Reply #404 on: March 02, 2013, 09:03:59 PM »
I wish I had stone walls! Lol



Well, mine are not stone either but concrete. The effect to an upright is the same though...

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«Reply #405 on: March 02, 2013, 09:42:27 PM »
Ah! Ok, im glad theyre plaster walls....
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«Reply #406 on: March 02, 2013, 09:46:34 PM »
Ah! Ok, im glad theyre plaster walls....

You have plaster walls  ???
Plaster is used to coat walls, but there normally has to be something inside to keep the wall up  ;D

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«Reply #407 on: March 02, 2013, 09:48:52 PM »
You have plaster walls  ???
Plaster is used to coat walls, but there normally has to be something inside to keep the wall up  ;D

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«Reply #408 on: March 03, 2013, 04:45:19 PM »
Well, mine are not stone either but concrete. The effect to an upright is the same though...

What effect are talking about? I always put acoustic (upright) pianos closer to inside walls where possible to minimize temperature changes.

The term, plaster walls, is a linguistic convention referring to a composition wall with wood studs, lath or dry wall, and three coats of plaster. For the exterior walls a moisture sealer (3M film, etc.) is added as the first layer.

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«Reply #409 on: March 03, 2013, 05:10:05 PM »
What effect are talking about? I always put acoustic (upright) pianos closer to inside walls where possible to minimize temperature changes.




In my experience if you put an upright piano towards a very hard solid wall the sound becomes harsh and too loud.

The wall behind my piano is solid hard concrete even though it is not an exterior wall. So something has to be between the piano and the wall, otherwise it will sound horrible.

Plaster is commonly used here to cover concrete walls.

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«Reply #410 on: March 03, 2013, 05:21:15 PM »
So were going to pick up this organ with a leslie, and when I first emailed the guy, I said:can I have your organ, please?
He first responded with:my fiancee says no.
Bahaha

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«Reply #411 on: March 03, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »


Latest dusty old book.

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«Reply #412 on: March 04, 2013, 02:44:11 AM »
In my experience if you put an upright piano towards a very hard solid wall the sound becomes harsh and too loud.

The wall behind my piano is solid hard concrete even though it is not an exterior wall. So something has to be between the piano and the wall, otherwise it will sound horrible.

Plaster is commonly used here to cover concrete walls.

I bet it will sound pretty bad against those solid walls. Our plaster walls will reverberate so at certain volume levels they become part of the total sound.
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«Reply #413 on: March 05, 2013, 04:06:07 PM »
Should be coming in the mail today:




I really like Bärenreiter, very nice print quality. I'm starting work on K330 right now since I haven't played any Mozart in quite some time. I didn't mean to order both volumes, but I accidentally ordered the first one instead of the second since I had them both up on my computer, and by the time I realized, it had already shipped so I couldn't cancel the order. I ordered the second one, and was going to return the first once it arrived, but then I realized that after exorbitant shipping costs, I'd be wasting over $10 on that mistake, and since I wanted the first volume, I might as well just keep it. Maybe I should accidentally order music more often ;)

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«Reply #414 on: March 05, 2013, 04:41:12 PM »
Should be coming in the mail today:




I really like Bärenreiter, very nice print quality. I'm starting work on K330 right now since I haven't played any Mozart in quite some time. I didn't mean to order both volumes, but I accidentally ordered the first one instead of the second since I had them both up on my computer, and by the time I realized, it had already shipped so I couldn't cancel the order. I ordered the second one, and was going to return the first once it arrived, but then I realized that after exorbitant shipping costs, I'd be wasting over $10 on that mistake, and since I wanted the first volume, I might as well just keep it. Maybe I should accidentally order music more often ;)

Thats a good one, are you gonna read through it?
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«Reply #415 on: March 05, 2013, 05:47:32 PM »
Thats a good one, are you gonna read through it?

Hahaha eventually. Luckily, Mozart sonatas are written pretty clearly and not too difficult to sightread, so I might bump it up the list.

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«Reply #416 on: March 08, 2013, 06:01:42 AM »
Got this for free. Has rotating speakers, check out the footboard. Needs tooooons of tlc.

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«Reply #417 on: March 08, 2013, 08:16:08 AM »
Nice bit of firewood there
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«Reply #418 on: March 08, 2013, 03:45:48 PM »
These were all the rage in churches when I got my first job. most of them didn't want to go for a Hammond because it was too "popular." That didn't stop the Christian Scientists...
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«Reply #419 on: March 12, 2013, 04:24:48 PM »


Bartók Suite, Op. 14, for playing next term.



Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, because I'm terrible at taking advice from people who know more than me.


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«Reply #420 on: March 12, 2013, 11:21:41 PM »
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, because I'm terrible at taking advice from people who know more than me.

Haha. That's why I have a copy, too.  ;D
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«Reply #421 on: March 17, 2013, 07:47:45 PM »


Interesting.
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«Reply #422 on: March 17, 2013, 07:50:03 PM »


Can't stop buying Concertos.

I have tried.

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«Reply #423 on: March 19, 2013, 03:02:37 AM »
Holst, G   Solo Piano Music
Vaughan Williams, R   Birthday Gifts
Vaughan Williams, R   Charterhouse Suite
Vaughan Williams, R   Suite of Six Short Pieces
Vaughan Williams, R   A Little Piano Book
Elgar, E   An Elgar Piano Collection
Delius, F   Collected Edition: Works for Piano
Delius, F   Album for Piano

If the upcoming Ashes series goes as badly as our lot's current Indian debacle, I'll play through the lot in one sitting.  >:(
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«Reply #424 on: March 19, 2013, 05:53:25 AM »
Got this for free. Has rotating speakers, check out the footboard. Needs tooooons of tlc.



If you could add MIDI that would be cool.  You could do a lot by hooking it up to a computer and using virtual organs. 

How does it play as is?
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«Reply #425 on: March 19, 2013, 03:20:28 PM »
If you could add MIDI that would be cool.  You could do a lot by hooking it up to a computer and using virtual organs. 

How does it play as is?

Oh, yeah, that totally would be! I think they have midi kits that work really well with ableton. My friend made a midi trigger box in electronics 3 class.

Good thing i took those classes because this thing tuens on, leslie works, but the keyboard doesnt make any sound. I have to clean and possibly reattach the contact circuits and maybe its just not hooked up to output from keyboard to speakers anymore because someone was using the leslie as an amp. Either way, i have not found the time for it yet.

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«Reply #426 on: March 19, 2013, 08:10:28 PM »
Also, bought Weber concert piece in f moll henle
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«Reply #427 on: March 19, 2013, 08:50:37 PM »
Damned good choice.

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«Reply #428 on: March 19, 2013, 09:58:36 PM »
Damned good choice.

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Thanks! You have expensive taste...lol
Can you recommend a performance to reference to?
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«Reply #429 on: March 31, 2013, 07:28:53 PM »


Not just me that is mad about banjo.

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«Reply #430 on: March 31, 2013, 07:31:04 PM »


No idea. I don't pay a great deal of attention to what I buy.

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«Reply #431 on: March 31, 2013, 07:33:14 PM »
Thanks! You have expensive taste...lol
Can you recommend a performance to reference to?

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/al.asp?al=CDA66729

I would rec this one as you get both PC's as well.

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«Reply #432 on: March 31, 2013, 07:43:01 PM »
Spent far too much today buying scores I probably won't be able to play for a couple of years...Kabalevsky and Shostakovich...I just got this sudden urge to have some more recent Russian music and these two appeal to me most...

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«Reply #433 on: March 31, 2013, 08:13:25 PM »
Time to tackle this awesome suite! Hopefully it will get me closer to playing his sonata.


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«Reply #434 on: April 01, 2013, 03:34:27 PM »
Oh, yeah, that totally would be! I think they have midi kits that work really well with ableton. My friend made a midi trigger box in electronics 3 class.

Good thing i took those classes because this thing tuens on, leslie works, but the keyboard doesnt make any sound. I have to clean and possibly reattach the contact circuits and maybe its just not hooked up to output from keyboard to speakers anymore because someone was using the leslie as an amp. Either way, i have not found the time for it yet.

Did you get it to work yet? I just realized that leslies hook up to the console in a very special way. You may need to get the schematic diagram. I never personally plugged them together. The stage crew always had the system ready to go. I do remember that it involves special plugs that only go one way.
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«Reply #435 on: April 01, 2013, 07:40:58 PM »


I wonder what postie will bring me tomorrow.

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«Reply #436 on: April 02, 2013, 12:13:52 AM »
I wonder what postie will bring me tomorrow.

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«Reply #437 on: April 02, 2013, 07:02:51 AM »
I once got 7 concertos in 1 day and postie did not look too pleased.

I was though.

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«Reply #438 on: April 12, 2013, 02:21:11 PM »
Kabalevsky 4 preludes op 5 Sikorski
Rameau Pieces de Clavecin Bärenreiter/Jacobi

Chopin Ballades Wiener Urtext/Ekier
How did I know about Mayla's challenge? At least this edition makes them look almost playable  :)
(But I didn't really get them to play them, just to sit on the shelf and remind me how much there is to do...)

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«Reply #439 on: April 12, 2013, 03:12:50 PM »

Olympus LS-20M HD Video and Audio Recorder.



Got this too BTW...cute cadget...I hope the SD card is large enough for my Ballade for Mayla  ;D

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«Reply #440 on: April 12, 2013, 03:23:07 PM »
Got this too BTW...cute cadget...I hope the SD card is large enough for my Ballade for Mayla  ;D

Me too. I need an entry as well.
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«Reply #441 on: April 12, 2013, 04:06:33 PM »
Theory of Harmony by Arnold Schoenberg.

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«Reply #442 on: April 13, 2013, 05:10:54 AM »
Did you get it to work yet? I just realized that leslies hook up to the console in a very special way. You may need to get the schematic diagram. I never personally plugged them together. The stage crew always had the system ready to go. I do remember that it involves special plugs that only go one way.

Nah, school is not out yet...I don't have the time! Thanks for the info, I am sure it is not too complicated, it is a circuit-powered leslie, so the main connection to the leslie is via ground and power relay. There is definitely a break associated with the keyboard output because the on-board speakers are not getting signal, either...

Check out my new project/practice tool!  It was a gift and is very special to me!
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«Reply #443 on: April 14, 2013, 09:53:38 PM »


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«Reply #444 on: April 16, 2013, 03:29:02 AM »
Check out my new project/practice tool!  It was a gift and is very special to me!


Interesting!  How much work does it need?
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«Reply #445 on: April 16, 2013, 04:07:37 AM »
Interesting!  How much work does it need?

the function of it is fine. it is from 1890, so it needs refinishing and conditioning. My dad does all that, so he will help!
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«Reply #446 on: May 13, 2013, 04:22:04 PM »

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«Reply #447 on: May 25, 2013, 06:15:31 PM »


Just got me a 2nd hand Ome Columbine.

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«Reply #448 on: May 25, 2013, 07:09:19 PM »


Just got me a 2nd hand Ome Columbine.

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Looks delicious :)

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«Reply #449 on: May 25, 2013, 07:12:23 PM »
If it was made of fudge, i would eat it.

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