Questions tagged [piano]

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Need help with figuring out how to play a weird part in the piece. The bass clef is weird

When looking at this part of the music, I saw the part in the bass clef and I didn't know how to play, it seems like I need 3 hands to play this part of the piece so I didn't know what to do. Please ...
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Liszt's 1st and Beethoven's 5th

I don't even qualify as an amateur when it comes to music analysis, but I do sometimes hear similar contours across pieces. This is such a case. Is there any criticism that suggests an allusion in the ...
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Piano Dynamics problem

I have a problem with the dynamics of my upright piano. When the sustain pedal is pushed the piano can't play piano or anything close to that, but when I don't press the sustain pedal it's fine. ...
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Who Were Art Tatum's Influences?

Art Tatum is one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz piano. He propelled the music forward perhaps more than any other jazz pianist. Specifically, Art was known for his ...
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Chopin's Etude Op. 25, Nr. 2

I am having a hard time to play this etude quietly when I increase the speed to full tempo. I play it fast and relaxed but still my right hand seems too loud at that speed. Especially the first two ...
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Digital Piano Midi Latency Problem

I'm connecting Casio cdp-230r to PC(windows 7) using Ableton 10 and I'm experiencing massive Latency. Sound driver: ASIO4ALL(I've also tried with audio interface+ASIO). I know about reducing ...
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Fingerings for Chromatic Third Scales on the Piano

Can someone enumerate the main fingerings for major (... → C-E → C♯-F → …) and minor (... → C-E♭ → C♯-E → …) chromatic third scales? I've heard that Czerny, Moszkowski, Chopin and Godowski each had ...
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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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Computer doesn't receive proper sustain pedal MIDI signals from digital piano?

When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a ...
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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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Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 vs. Cold Mountain- Ada Plays

I am intrigued and puzzled by these two pieces of music and their similarities: Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 28 1st movement in A major, Op. 101 This one is in A ...
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Midi Clip breaks Sustain Pedal on my Piano Track

I'm not sure what's happening but this one clip, whenever I play it or change anything in it just seems to turn off all sustain on my piano and it's driving me insane, I don't know what's causing it......
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playing basic tunes on piano reading sheet music using chords

I’m an accomplished jazz trombonist and not actively playing anymore. I would like help improving my piano playing especially my left hand chord fingering. I can sight read and play just about ...
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Why does the Fazioli F308 have a 4th pedal that's like an upright “soft” pedal?

According to Fazioli's website, the F308 concert grand has a 4th pedal... It is endowed with a fourth pedal invented by Fazioli. Located to the left of the three traditional pedals, it reduces the ...
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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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Chords Piano Right Hand

Is there a diagram of all chords with the same melody note on top? with voice leading? with 7th? Eb G C | E G C | E A C | F A C | F A D | F# A D | b3 5 1. 3 5 1. 3 6 1. When one is ...
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Piano fingering for basic triads in B flat major

I'm trying to re-train my hand to use better fingerings. Recently I looked at my fingering for something very basic: primary triads. I want to adapt the fingering for all 24 keys and both hands. I ...
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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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How can I transcribe 'Fine and Mellow' by 'Jose James' on the piano?

I am trying to transcribe 'Fine and Mellow' by 'Jose James' and at 3:25 the piano plays a short solo. I am finding it difficult to transcribe this however as even slowing the song way down it still ...
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Roland pt-3100 Piano with Yamaha HS50M Troubleshooting

My friend lent me his pair of Yamaha HS50M monitors to output my Roland pt-3100 digital piano (2 x speakers to L and R phone output). He instructed me to buy balanced cables for the setup so I bought ...
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Diminished scale fingering on piano

What do you think about fingering of diminished scale on piano RH, C Db Eb... 1231 2134? In one forum I read that standard is 123 13 123. But didn't see "my" fingering anywhere. What do you think ...
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Grand Piano Cracked Soft Pedal, Possible Missing Parts for Soft and Sustain Pedals

I have a 1912 Symphonic baby grand piano and I noticed two problems. This question is a two-parter: I noticed at the top of the beam for the soft pedal, the wooden piece is cracked (link to image: ...
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How to play accents at beginning for measure on piano?

According to what I know, the first beat has an accent on it. What if the score indicates explicitly an accent? Is that note supposed to be much more accentuated than usual?
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Can my fingering be improved?

I'm a beginner at piano, was wondering if my fingering for this piece can be improved Can my fingerings for the chords be improved? The melody part? I'm especially unsure about the section of the red ...
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Does a Dirty Piano on the Inside Affect Action and Sound?

I have researched this question with no results. All I find are tutorials on cleaning pianos, but nothing about the effect dirt and dust have on a piano. I have a Symphonic baby grand piano made in ...
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Finding more information on an unknown upright piano

I recently chatted with a friend about their family's very out-of-tune upright piano and jokingly said that I could take the retuning into my own hands and that I would just need the right tuning ...
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I am Learning to play Bach 846 prelude on piano but when I play the second note of the triplet it doesn't always sound why

I am trying to use the rolling hand method but sometimes the second note of the triplet doesn't always sound why
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Piano Repertoire List

I'm a senior in high school, getting ready to start college this fall. I'm majoring in music so I am trying to put together a repertoire list and need some advice on how to construct it. Here are ...
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Sustain Pedal with half-damper on Casio CDP135

Does anyone know if there is a sustain pedal (with half-damper effect) compatible with Casio CDP-135? Im gonna buy the unit but cant find a pedal with half damper effect to go with it. Thank you
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Pianist thinking about picking up xylophone or glockenspiel

I used to be a very good pianist (instructor-taught for many years; hours of practice every day. Put me in a room with a piano I just cannot leave it alone) but due to an accident and other ...
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Yamaha YDP 163 touch too hard

I have a 2 years old Yamaha YDP 163, and it is very hard to play on it. I did the coin test, and it was around 100g on middle C, around 80g in the higher range, and 120-150g in the lower range. ...
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How can I practice/utilize bigger and more emotional hand movements when playing the piano?

Whenever I watch a good piano player, I notice their arms and hands move a lot and it looks very smooth and emotional. Then when I record myself playing, I notice my hands often look stiff and they ...
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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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Can I use a midi-keyboard without pc?

I am planning to buy a piano keyboard with weighted keys. I searched on Amazon and found these two -- https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Hammer-88-Hammer-Action-Controller/dp/B0714D3DVN/ref=sr_1_1?s=...