Questions tagged [piano]

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Was Cortot right about Etude op. 10 no. 1?

I was reading through Cortot's edition of Chopin's op. 10 no. 1 etude "Waterfall" (link) and on bar 25 (page 10) he gives this note: referring to these bars: I was shocked to see this ...
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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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Do the notes of triads created from key signatures stay within that signature

F sharp minor has F# G# A B C# D E and finally ending on F# again I know chord progressions follow as Major minor minor major major minor diminished But my g# minor triad goes G# B D# but D sharp ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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