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comment How does the piano middle pedal work? Is there a standard symbol for it?
Remarkable piece of engineering! Thank you very much for the schematics. Although it may be slightly different depending on the maker, I now understand how (and why) it works!
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comment How does the piano middle pedal work? Is there a standard symbol for it?
Thanks for the notation on the sost. pedal, Reina, but I know I have a sostenuto pedal, and I know how and when to use it. What I do not know is how it actually works, mechanically. Probably this is not very explicit in my question, I will edit it. Good answer though, +1! :)
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comment How does the piano middle pedal work? Is there a standard symbol for it?
@BrianSlesinsky I have just edited the question, specifying the middle pedal.
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Specified which middle pedal I'm talking about.
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comment How do classical composers write music?
@DrMayhem I don't know why, but I can't believe that they were not gifted. IMHO they were gifted AND worked really hard, and that's why they're who they're.
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comment How do classical composers write music?
+1 for the good detailed answer, but I would add that the big ones (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, etc...) are geniuses! That's why they're the "big ones".
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comment How many keys should I require for a keyboard for ABRSM piano exams?
@JoshFields That's true, you're absolutely right about the "serious" student with a 61 keyboard on mind. I didn't notice. Well, never mind, looks like the question owner forgot the topic... When you have a chance, go check out the new clavinova 400 series, they are awesome!
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comment How many keys should I require for a keyboard for ABRSM piano exams?
@JoshFields, I would agree with you if Yamaha didn't change their sound engine in the new Clavinovas. The new RGE engine is simply amazing, comparing the new with the old engine is like comparing wine and water, it is not possible. Plus, the Graded Hammer is ok, but the GH3 is way better! The feel is about the same, but the behavior is much closer to a grand piano than the GH. As I said in my first post, for a serious piano student (not just a weekend hobby) those extras are a must in my opinion.
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comment How many keys should I require for a keyboard for ABRSM piano exams?
@Kidburla, you can buy a digital piano without a cabinet. For instance, you can take the Yamaha P-155, it is a 88key graded hammer digital piano, without a cabinet. Of course the sound will not be as good as a clavinova, since the cabinet provides a lot of space for the speakers and amplifiers. Another very important feature is the key action featured in your keyboard. I will edit my answer with some info and some personal recommendations.
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