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Grand piano has one damper malfunction

I am a part time piano technician. While tuning a client's piano, I came across one note that sustains even after key is released. I immediately spotted one damper that does not come down firmly on ...
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How to fix out of tune octave on Casio PX-A100?

I just sold my Casio PX-A100 and the buyer found out that the on the last octave keys are out of tune, tried going to default settings. Out of tune keys - A,B,C - the last keys of the keyboard + weird ...
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97-keys piano in Finale

How could I obtain a 97-keys piano in Finale26 MakeMusic? I'm using Steinway D Concert Grand Piano: for GPO5. In this site I found the instruction in order to solve my problem, but I don't manage to ...
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Is it safe to pre-tension soft pedal on Yamaha U1 to lower volume?

I bought a 1960s Yamaha U1 about a year ago, and really like it. However, it's slightly too loud for the room it's in. I noticed it has a wing nut on the soft pedal that can be loosened, and this ...
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How do you trinity grades align with RCM grades

I have been doing Trinity piano grades for the past 5 years. I am currently in grade 5. I want to learn a piece called "Waltz in C-Sharp Minor"(op. 64, no. 2) by Chopin. However, as it is ...
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What is this harmony in this pokemon battle theme?

Fair warning: I'm more-or-less a complete neophyte when it comes to music theory. I Bede's theme from Pokemon Sword/Shield, there's a piano riffing in a descending manner in the harmony in a really ...
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What are Rachmaninoff's most difficult chords for the right and left hand?

Context: My teacher and I were playing some AI generated music which included some chords that were quite difficult if not impossible to play. We started speculating about what are the most difficult ...
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Debussy Prelude "le vent dans la plaine" - Practice tricks

I will soon try to start another prelude by Claude Debussy. So far I played: Danseuses de Delphes Voiles Des pas sur la neige La fille aux cheveux de lin La cathédrale engloutie Now I want to start ...
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Piano fingering for left hand

What's in your opinion the best fingering for left hand: Tempo: 180 This is m. 12 of Attack On Titan Opening 1 - "Guren No Yumiya", from MuseScore.
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Per Mozart piano concerto 21

Explain the infinity symbol w/ sharp above and flat below and sometimes fingering is printed? Is this similar to a trill of ascending and descending half steps?
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Why does my Alesia Melody 61 Keyboard keys replay itself after I release the key?

I press down on my keyboard key and it repeats the sound. I press it, it makes the sound, but then when I release it and lift my finger off of it it plays the sound again. I don’t know what’s wrong ...
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Yamaha CLP-295GP: adjust “program change” parameter

I have taken the position of Organist/Pianist at my church and have “inherited” the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-295GP. I am in the process of hooking up the organ (1100+ pipe with MIDI) and Clavinova to PC ...
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How to combine Split mode with Octave Piano instrument on Yamaha keyboards?

I am trying to combine the Split feature with the Octave Piano instrument on my Yamaha PSR-E363*. I want to press a single key with my left hand to play an octave chord while my right hand operates as ...
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Audio Connection Issues - Recording

I have a Yamaha P45 that has a midi to USB connection, Abelton Live 11, Sapphire Solo Studio and I use Playground Sessions APP on a Dell Laptop to learn and practice piano. I can get the piano ...
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Casio CT-X8000IN not working blank blue screen

I have a Casio CT-X8000IN which I bought from India. It was working good for 6-7 months, but then I realized it has a lot of dust in it. I opened it and found out there was a lot of a dust, I cleared ...
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Fourth finger curling back towards the palm of my hand

I'm trying to play, with my right hand, A4 E3 D3 E3 C3. The score suggests the 5th finger on A, and the three first fingers on C, D, E, that is 5,3,2,3,1. I'm able to play it comfortably but I notice ...
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Computer compatible keyboard for synthesizer? Where to start?

I'm slightly familiar with stackexchange culture...so take note I am not asking for a product suggestion. My son is getting into music and I wanted to get him a keyboard that can be interfaced with a ...
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Dampp-chaser Piano Life Saver System Placement

I have a model P2 35 Wurlitzer. I would like to know where to place a Dampp-Chaser Piano Life Saver System on it... I tried to research where the bar with cord goes, no luck
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Why such a difference in balance adding 1 instrument?

I am writing a canon for piano quintet and I notice I'm getting a lot of balance issues. When it starts with 2 measures of piano solo, of course there are no such issues. I introduce new variations ...
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

In this measure, two voices play the same note (one head, 2 stems). Is it just for style or should I play the note louder to imitate 2 notes being played?
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What specific wrist movement had A. Brendel in mind for playing syncopated notes?

In his book A Pianist's A-Z A. Brendel writes: [This is my clumsy translation from a non-English edition. If you have a proper English quote, please replace this with it.] syncopation "...
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What metrics can be used to determine good technique/posture?

I am feeling a bit inspired by using physical laws to guide technique, like how Newton's laws are used here to give guidelines for bow hold: https://www.violinist.com/blog/fjt/20215/28767/. My idea is ...
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brahms requiem - two pianos, 4 hands version?

Our small church was recently bequeathed a fine 7 foot grand, which pairs incredibly nicely with our current 7 foot grand. I’m thinking of an inaugural concert, featuring the Brahms Requiem, ...
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That middle pedal on piano

Given that the middle pedal, when there is a middle one, has a very different use on each side of the Atlantic - sustain on the left, practice on the right- and it features in some answers on this ...
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Digital Piano/Electronic Keyboard replacement key

I completely snapped one of the unweighted keys on my digital piano/keyboard. After a bit of searching on the internet, I can't find where I might order a replacement key to switch the broken one out ...
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Learning the Rach 3 coming from Rach 2

I performed the first movement of the Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 when I was younger (no orchestra, orchestra arrangement played by a second piano). For someone who has played the 1st movement of the ...
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Midi controlled metronome?

For piano practice (Roland RD 88), I would like a metronome I can control with MIDI foot pedal/ switches (Roland FC-300). It's most important to me to adjust the tempo with an expression pedal CC, and ...
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Alligator crawl rhythm

How to play this rhythm? And what does it mean? Moderato [ half note = c.66 ] Thanks in advance.
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