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Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :( (Read 1151 times)

Offline flashyfingers

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Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
« on: June 26, 2015, 04:17:11 PM »
Why does it feel better and safer to have the mute on? I also really do prefer a heavy action, or I guess a slower response...what do you all think?

Maybe it's the amount of hammer vs key counterweight? I'm not sure what I am saying, because I am speaking intuitively.  >:(
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Offline thalbergmad

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Re: Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
«Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 05:30:17 PM »
I'm not sure what I am saying

You are probably not alone.

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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
«Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 06:43:21 PM »
Perhaps because with the mute you don't have to hear yourself, and can work out technical kinks alone.
I'd advise against this, as you're completely ignoring your end goal.
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Re: Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
«Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 12:47:08 PM »
@chopinlover,

True. I often practice without the mute, as well...but with noise canceling or shooting headphones. This probably diminishes the bass tones more than anything, and helps with...??????

@thal

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Offline j_menz

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Re: Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
«Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 01:31:27 PM »
True. I often practice without the mute, as well...but with noise canceling or shooting headphones. This probably diminishes the bass tones more than anything, and helps with...


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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Help! I can't stop practicing with a mute :(
«Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 08:56:39 PM »
If you're a pianist, often you're bound to piss off your neighbors anyways :P As long as you're within your legal right, I say, "practice the opening chords to the Tchaikovsky 1 all day!".
Actually, don't. You can only hear a bombastic D flat chord so many times...
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