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Just about anything Czerny composed is available on IMSLP where there should be a choice of editions of some of his more popular works. Perhaps there you could find one with more legible print than that found in the editions you bought. Some that I found are in conventional, "modern" printings.
They are free, of course, and you could print out only the particular exercises and studies that you need to work on, rather than print out an entire volume of such works.
My 5 years old daughter is learning piano. First we bought very cheap acoustic upright to check how would it be. Then we go for digital Yamaha clp785. There are many apps to help learn for kids and she can play silently. But digital will never be real instrument with soul. So we decided to buy second piano - Yamaha U3A from 1986. It’s sounds much better then any digital.
Now we have all advantages of digital and acoustic in our home
I don't know about Canada, but in the USA the major manufacturers have a minimum advertised price that is somewhat lower than MSRP. Authorized dealers are prohibited from advertising lower than that price. So most online retailers end up advertising at that same MAP price, though not all.
Retailers are allowed to discount the minimum advertised price if you call them directly. This is often hinted at in the online listing with language about calling directly for special deals. Supply chain problems being what they are post-Covid, that practice is less common now though MAP pricing still seems to be common.
A price match guarantee implies that if you did get a discount from MAP by calling/visiting a dealer directly, the matching dealer would match that price (if you called or visited them). More generally I'd interpret it as another way of saying that they're willing to negotiate at less than MAP, if you contact them directly.
Pre-Covid it was easy to call around and get various offers that you could compare or negotiate. Post-Covid, I was offered an instrument at MAP that was in stock that day (after waiting on back-order for six months at another retailer), and I took it without a second thought.
Hi Steven, thank you so much posting this long message for us. I need to read it several times to absorb the enormous information you have written. I feel so amazed you could put up all the parameters of a piano’s characteristic so decently and scientifically and together with 2 other testers to reduce personal bias. And the chart is really helpful too. That’s amazing and I really salute you!!! I am a new member in this forum and knowing so many piano experts like you and other fellow members is an eye opening experience for me, thanks all of you!!
I have also been searching for my own dream grand piano for the past 12 months and eventually choosing a Shigeru Kawai SK2L. It’ the maximum size that could be moved up through my apartment’s stairway although I recon a SK3 is even much better. I feel really upset when realised I need to downgrade the choice. Actually, I almost reached a point to cancel the deal but the shop manager is patience enough to contact me numerous times in the following weeks to discuss my concern. Now the SK2 has arrived at my home since May 2022. What I could say is it’s still a magnificent piano on its own. Every time I played this instrument, it’s the same feeling as you have described in your finding, so thank you once again for writing it down so meticulously, cheers !
wow what a beauty! Yes that SK2 we played sounded huge! Nothing short in its size. Congratulations!
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I kindly ask to subscribe to my kid's channel now which one is your favorite?
I tend not to pick favorites between kids.
Seriously though, the A192 and the Shigeru sound great despite the suboptimal quality of the recording. They really stand out IMO.
LOL yeah... it pretty matched our live experience. The recorder were placed on the right corner, too close and treble heavy - but the gain and location were the same. I somehow have to turn the volume down of A190 by 3db, it somehow is the loudest of all.
About the table. Many teachers would say that the goal of such tables is to inform the player on WHAT NOTES to play for each ornament, but that the written rhythm is only an approximation and should not be taken literally. What do you think of that?
I think it's relative to the tempo of the piece and the time values of the notes in the piece. For example, Courante conforms with the time values of the notes illustrated in the ornament table. La Vilageoise (The Villager), however, which is another Rameau piece I plan to record, soon, is another matter. It's a Rondeau, so, fast-paced. Take the first trill in the piece, which is in the 3rd measure. It's on an eighth note, which is immediately followed by another eighth note, so the sixteenth notes shown in the ornament table for a trill (cadence) aren't going to work, as two notes don't make a trill. Eight 64th notes would be ridiculous, so it has to be four notes, and thus four 32nd notes, instead of the 16th notes used to illustrate the ornament table. These trills are quick shakes, dat-dat-dat-das, so no time to alternate fingers:
I agree with seeker. If anyone finds this situation of not yet feeling comfortable or competent enough at the piano ----- then you're not alone. As long as you keep at it - no matter how much time it takes, you will indeed get better and better - to a point where beginners will wonder ---- 'how do you do that?!!!'. Unless somebody is a talent/savant/miracle - where these people often put in hard yards as well ------ the rest of us really do have to put in extra hard yards to learn and develop. Just keeping at it for as long as it takes, will get results that will impress you (ourselves). But it shouldn't really be about impressing ourselves (even though surprising ourselves in indeed enjoyable and can be so satisfying and pleasant) or impressing anybody. It should just be about for the love of piano and love of music - and enjoying the learning and applying of the fascinating theory and patterns that the people found/developed over the years, and even making your own music, or playing other music in the way that somebody else wrote it, or even in the way that you want to play it - having fun and relaxation etc. And being able to share what we learned with others, including playing music and the piano for somebody to hear and enjoy. Even helping and teaching others.
Simple Interval inversions. Up 4th and down a 5th are the same note. Same with all interval up a 2nd down 7th, up a 3rd down a 6th and so on. Also notice interval inversions all add up to 9. Up a 4th down a 5th 4 + 5 = 9, up a 7th down a 2nd 7 + 2 = 9 and so on. A lot of math in music.
Can you flesh this out with some examples? As it stands it could be confusing.
Just hope on your keyboard and check it out. Play a C now play the G above it how many notes is that it's 5 up a fifth. Now go back to C now go down to the G below, count the note 4 down a 4th. Up a 5th 5 and down a 4th 4, 4 + 5 = 9 that just a trick we were taught in school to check ourselves with. Do again this time with a 3rd. C up to E is three notes up a 3rd. Now C down to E count the notes 6. 3 + 6 = 9.
Try that with all the notes of the C scale you'll see the same thing. A lot of math appears in music.
Thanks all! This information is super helpful. I’ll give them all a contact. Seems that the price given is pretty reasonable.
Indeed I’m trying to get the information of the number of steps at the pick-up location. A bit hard since I’m out of the country at the moment but will go there in-person in July, I’ve shot the owners a message and asked for photos in advance so let’s see. Every moving company has their own calculations on steps and size range for pricing as well.
if he gets 70,000 per concert, that's 7 million dollars a year, under the table, meet and greets, private lessons, stock tips, closer to 10 million, he can't do these circuits when he's older, so he has to cash in now.
Are you making up the 70K figure or do you know it as a fact? I very much doubt he gives private lessons, and no one knows enough to always make money in the stock market. I don't think pianists get paid under the table or for meet and greets.
I very much doubt his reason for playing so many concerts is "to cash in now". I'm sure he's intelligent enough to weight the pros and cons of an extremely heavy concert schedule. He is probably already quite wealthy and can definitely continue playing for many decades if he remains healthy and has the desire.
He's not going to be playing 100 concerts/year when he's 70 but he won't have to. You make it sound like he only has ten more years when he can make money from concerts which is, of course, not the case.