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answered Instruments that challenge your ear
Mar
8
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
2
answered Were the Goldbergs meant to be played in one go?
Feb
27
answered playing softly - full grand piano
Feb
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
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
Oct
27
awarded  theory
Oct
6
comment How did “Mary had a little lamb” become popular blues?
I don't know if this is what started it, but it's the song the teacher assigns in Chubby Checker's 1959 novelty record "The Class".
Sep
23
answered Why does this harmonic minor scale notation use a natural sign?
Sep
22
answered Notation for a turn with a half step
Sep
15
comment Piano performance: slippery keys due to sweat of previous players
Yes, come to think of it, you may have to deal with your own sweat from the piece you played just before intermission! Now if you need to wipe off the keys between movements, I think you'd better do it yourself. It would look just as strange to call in the stagehand in the middle of your set as to wipe the keys yourself before you started playing your first piece.
Sep
14
answered Piano performance: slippery keys due to sweat of previous players
Sep
12
comment In “All we like sheep have gone astray,” are we laughing with Handel or at him?
But never a joke entry about the Bible, God, Jesus or any other sacred matter. The conservative establishment took religion extremely seriously. A joke in a secular Handel opera would not be out of place. A pun in a sacred work, like F# instead of F on the word "cross" (kreutz: sharp, cross) is fine; Bach did it all the time. But that's an erudite pun, not a silly pun.