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Offline mingusmonk

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piano practice vacation
« on: March 05, 2013, 01:09:53 AM »
Does anyone have a suggestion for finding pianos to practice on while vacationing?  Does anyone call up churches or piano dealers or try college piano rooms?  How do you keep your fingers in shape?
in the works:
beethoven appassionata
bach wtcI a minor
shostakovich prelude and fugue 24 d minor
kapustin etudes 3/6 toccatina/pastoral
4 chopin nocturnes

Offline thalbergmad

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Re: piano practice vacation
«Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »
I take a couple of banjos with me on holiday to keep my fingers moving.

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Offline pianist1976

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Re: piano practice vacation
«Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 10:08:52 AM »
I usually take one month a year resting of piano on summer as I think it's very beneficial (following Arrau's and Hofmann's advice). But for other vacations when I need to be in shape I think owning a lightweight portable digital piano for carrying in a bag and an X type stand is (for me) the best solution. Casio, Korg, Yamaha and Roland make a few interesting machines.