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This depends very much on the actual piano, and also on the acoustics of the room it is in. Opening the lid of an acoustic piano will reduce the muffling of high notes. There is usually some way to open the top of an upright piano, as well as a grand. Storing music books etc on top of a piano doesn't improve its sound quality! If you were playing a ...


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answers from Todd Wilcox and Noel Waters are essentially on the mark: you're hearing a number of different artifacts, some of them very old, some of them very new! The original recording has some flutter. It's likely taken from the optical audio track of a 16mm film reel, and every time the sprocket holes engage with the gears, there's a little jolt. ...


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I think the effect you are hearing is "Wow and Flutter" which is caused by a mechanical imperfection in the rotation speed of old turntables and tape decks. Wow describes the sound speeding up and slowing down in a regular way usually caused by off center or warped records, but it can also come from worn out equipment. Flutter describes the warbling sound ...


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There is an open-source project called CLAM. It has an application that automatically analyzes chords: http://clam-project.org/wiki/Chordata_tutorial There are also more advanced applications that are part of the CLAM suite that can do more complex analysis. Here is a demo of chordata:


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If you can stretch a tenth, you can sustain all the notes with your fingers if you really want to. Play the Db in bar 3 with your right hand, etc. Otherwise, just use the sustain pedal (possibly with a half-pedal half way through each bar) and don't fuss too much over it. If the piece as a whole sounds convincing, nobody will care if the notes literally ...


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Sad pianos are hard to find! The left hand accompaniment sounds to me like a normal piano, whereas the right hand tune has a lot of reverb, and perhaps some extra sparkle, due to enhanced eq.


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I'm pretty sure what you're hearing on this recording is a combination of the piano strings being slightly detuned and also the age of the recording adding a warble to the overall sound. It's possible that the piano was tuned perfectly and all that you're hearing is the recording quality being bad, but if you want that kind of sound, you get it by detuning ...


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Unless you want to imitate Wolfgang Mozart and play the middle part with your nose, there is no possible way to play this as notated (i.e. without noticeable arpeggio). It's simply a really bad error in this piano arrangement.


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I am a lefty and I always find playing almost all instruments including piano a bit difficult for the exact same reason as your question explains. Generally musical instruments are designed favourably to the right-handed people, because they represent the majority. So I think whether your music is played on the right side of the middle C or not, you are ...


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As the melody is usually in the r.h. it is usually played a little louder (more heavily) than the l.h. If there are several notes played in the l.h.,a chord for example, then that will overpower the r.h. notes, as they are drowned out by the l.h. It could be your piano, or possibly you are heavy handed with your l.h. It's all a bit relative, and experience ...


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One handwaving characteristic of the "root note" is that its frequency is the greatest common divisor of the chord notes. It takes a lot of handwaving since for one thing, with an equal-tempered tuning there is at best an approximate gcd (you have to use some scale with just intontation, and of course the choice of scale influences the result), for another, ...


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I think a lot depends on the type of music that you want to play. $600 can get you quite a good digital piano especially if you buy second hand, but at this price point the sound will only really be good for more up tempo classical music, rock music, or as accompaniment for pop songs. For these types of music the digital piano is probably preferable. Where ...



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