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    I don't know how about you, but I prefer to practice in the morning. Not today though! So, I am joining you in the evening today with our piano quests Let's have some progress done PLAY!
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    I love my mornings. Piano to start the day. Play! Find your perfect time to play! For me it is morning. How about you?
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    I had my morning practice already. Are you ready to play today? PLAY
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    Back to the piano after fasting weekend. I hope you had a chance to play... not like me. But today is a different story at least for me. PLAY!
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    Unfortunately, I have to stop doing what I am doing. I took yesterday old piece of material I was playing Canon in C, simplified version, and tried to play it with those soft touches trying to get p and pp and it was somehow almost impossible. More it was unsteady and one note was all right, next not, but then tried again, and those notes I played before right, at least I think they were right, did not sound right. So, I went today to the community center where they have an old piano, but still quite all right and checked: is it only me and my skills or maybe it is piano. And? Well, though I still am on the learning curve, the piano started to respond to me. Way better than my old RUTH. Few questions you might willing to answer ladies and gentlemen:

    So, is there a point of learning on the broken piano? I am sure it is not. But it leads to another question:
    What possibly I can do with the bad piano? Is there anything I could do to not sabotage my effort? What to practice on it?

    I am truly on the quest now to get new piano! It will not be easy but I have to do it. Thanks for any inputs you can share to keep this train going. Thanks. Jaro
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    You will buy a Yamaha or a Kawai upright no more than 10 years old. I prefer the Yamaha. That's it and keep going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    You will buy a Yamaha or a Kawai upright no more than 10 years old. I prefer the Yamaha. That's it and keep going.
    Saturday, I am going to check pianos. Quite a trip but they have plenty. So, I hope I will choose my new friend for the next few years. Still digital, but for sure it will be better than RUTH is. The budget for it will be a bit tricky, but I have already some ideas to make it happen. So, fingers crossed that in the next two weeks or so I will get my new friend. Nice Christmas gift for myself ... and you as well b'cos I believe my motivation to play and practice will rise up a lot. And of course, PLAY today. I will join you when I get my new friend. And again, I need to find the right name for her. I am pretty sure it will be quite easy once I see her.

    By the way, thanks to all of you who helped me so far in reaching this stage of my piano journey. I really appreciate it. I hope one day, in some way, I will repay your kindness. For now, I can only send my warmest thoughts towards you: SENT
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    Excited about my trip tomorrow. Possibly will meet my new piano I still can't practice, but once I have my new Lady chosen I will do everything possible to have her home as soon as possible. SO EXCITED PLAY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    You will buy a Yamaha or a Kawai upright no more than 10 years old. I prefer the Yamaha. That's it and keep going.
    Hi did you mean Acoustic Yamaha or Kawai upright? Or digital.
    I tried those pianos today, I mean mostly digital, and decent ones start from around 4k. Those which are around 2k have the keyboard working more or less as Ruth's (my piano), but keys are better somehow, bigger gaps between black keys, I can actually quite easily hit them without problems. But the way keys work, is still a bit not what we get in acoustic pianos. Though I must say, best in that feature, how the keys work I mean, KAWAI would be my winner (4k).
    Somehow I did not like or resonate with sounds from Yamaha. Kind of strange filling with Rolands too. But this may be because I spend there like three hours playing on them. Well, next trip is required.

    Oh, and of course I couldn't resist playing on acoustic pianos 15-25k worth. WHAT A PLEASURE. And most important I could apply there and work on my piano and pianissimo, and straight away I felt the connection with the piano - well at least I felt something there.

    So, to assume. In about two years I am going to invest in an acoustic piano. Will start saving for it straight away.
    But what to do now? Go with imperfect 2K pianos? Maybe adopt some acoustic piano, and practice less but on an acoustic piano?
    Well, the amount of new information and experience got me lost a bit. I am pretty sure the best things will happen. But, as always appreciate your advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Hi did you mean Acoustic Yamaha or Kawai upright? Or digital.
    I tried those pianos today, I mean mostly digital, and decent ones start from around 4k. Those which are around 2k have the keyboard working more or less as Ruth's (my piano), but keys are better somehow, bigger gaps between black keys, I can actually quite easily hit them without problems. But the way keys work, is still a bit not what we get in acoustic pianos. Though I must say, best in that feature, how the keys work I mean, KAWAI would be my winner (4k).
    Somehow I did not like or resonate with sounds from Yamaha. Kind of strange filling with Rolands too. But this may be because I spend there like three hours playing on them. Well, next trip is required.

    Oh, and of course I couldn't resist playing on acoustic pianos 15-25k worth. WHAT A PLEASURE. And most important I could apply there and work on my piano and pianissimo, and straight away I felt the connection with the piano - well at least I felt something there.

    So, to assume. In about two years I am going to invest in an acoustic piano. Will start saving for it straight away.
    But what to do now? Go with imperfect 2K pianos? Maybe adopt some acoustic piano, and practice less but on an acoustic piano?
    Well, the amount of new information and experience got me lost a bit. I am pretty sure the best things will happen. But, as always appreciate your advice
    I mean acoustic! Don't throw your money for (almost) the nothing. Make your savings and buy the right instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    I mean acoustic! Don't throw your money for (almost) the nothing. Make your savings and buy the right instrument.
    Acoustic and electric pianos are completely different instruments. You might as well say, Don't throw your money away on a zither or a contra bassoon! Make your savings and buy an acoustic piano!

    A sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. After all, look at all the great music that has been written for the acoustic piano. I am very happy with my Yamaha 5'3" G1 'baby' grand, my piano since early childhood. Fully refurbished and certified from a reputable dealer, a used one will cost about $10K. But I have seen private sellers unloading them for $1,500 or less. You need to check the condition of a used piano and factor in the cost of a technician and professional piano mover (do not hire amateurs or try to move it yourself). For under $4K, you should be able to very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluteman View Post
    Acoustic and electric pianos are completely different instruments.
    How so are they different?
    Last edited by Krummhorn; Dec-09-2021 at 22:09. Reason: Added words to meet the minimum requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morsing View Post
    How so are they different?
    Sound. Also, action and feel. There are now some highly sophisticated electric pianos designed to come as close to the real thing as possible, but they cost as much as the real thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Back to the piano after fasting weekend. I hope you had a chance to play... not like me. But today is a different story at least for me. PLAY!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Excited about my trip tomorrow. Possibly will meet my new piano I still can't practice, but once I have my new Lady chosen I will do everything possible to have her home as soon as possible. SO EXCITED PLAY!
    How are things Jaro, not ill I hope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    How are things Jaro, not ill I hope?
    Hi, Sorry I wasn't here for some time. I had to stop for a while whatever I was doing to move forward. Oh, and no, I wasn't sick. It was something else. I had to clean my mind from any distractions to find my heart again. Don't want to be too deep in here in that but I am back in the saddle again. A few more days to get the feeling of which horse I want to ride. Regarding piano, I have to stick with RUTH (my piano) for a while since I have to change a few things in other areas, but it will work well in the future. Sometimes it is good to stop before we make another step. Anyway, thanks for asking. And How are you, my friend? Are you all right?
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