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Jun
16
comment Why is the piano such a commonly used instrument?
Reed organs sound "churchy" and are associated with little old ladies and hymn-singing. They are OK for some of the maudlin songs of the late 19th century like "In The Baggage Coach Ahead" and "She's More To Be Pitied Than Censured" but those songs went out of style. Ragtime and fast dance music just don't work on a reed organ. (Mine is a 1906 Estey, about as standard as they come.)
Jun
15
answered Why do blues musicians perform sitting?
May
25
answered Word for the entire chord progression of a song?
May
13
answered When learning scales, is it important to know which key is being pressed when?
Apr
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Apr
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Mar
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answered Instruments that challenge your ear
Mar
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comment playing softly - full grand piano
Yes, each key needs to be separately adjusted. There are leather and felt pads involved, which pack down over time, and are sensitive to changes in humidity.
Mar
2
comment Were the Goldbergs meant to be played in one go?
Rachmaninoff wasn't so lucky. He wrote the Eighteenth Variation (as featured in the movie "Groundhog Day").
Mar
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answered Were the Goldbergs meant to be played in one go?
Feb
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answered playing softly - full grand piano
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Feb
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answered Alternative ways to classify Instruments
Jan
17
comment How does a piano go out of tune?
Mr. Boy: Did you ever play a 12-string guitar?
Jan
17
comment What is actually involved in moving a piano?
What damage can you do moving an upright piano? The answer is simple: you can do a lot of damage to your floor!
Jan
14
answered What is actually involved in moving a piano?
Jan
13
answered Making a solar system piece out of Holst's “The Planets”
Dec
9
comment How does your brain learn to play the piano two-handed?
There are other skills that require this sort of coordination between the hands. Juggling, for instance. Eating with a knife and fork. Cutting hair, with a comb in one hand and scissors in the other.
Nov
26
answered Limits of Fortissimo and Pianissimo