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by bartgovaert
01 Aug 2015, 20:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano - tuning recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 852

New piano - tuning recommendation

So I finally got my act together and traded up the Kawai K2 with a brand new Kawai K500. And it is indeed a great instrument. Just a quick question - the instrument was tuned before delivery and it sound more or less OK to me, though not perfect. When do you think would be the best time for a first ...
by bartgovaert
01 May 2015, 23:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: K500 anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: K500 anyone

Vernon, I am in London. A store (outside London) has offered me a part exchange: K500 for 4.5k + the K2 (which is in quite good shape). It seems like a good deal but still quite a bit of money. I have tried to sell the K2 myself but no luck.
by bartgovaert
12 Apr 2015, 18:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: K500 anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

K500 anyone

Has anyone played the newish Kawai K500? I need to upgrade our current piano (Kawai K2) and I generally like the Kawai sound/action. If you have played on of them, would you recommend? Are they a clear improvement on the K3/K5? I am planning to play around a bit at Jaques Samuel but I have not had t...
by bartgovaert
27 Aug 2013, 00:08
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Scarlatti
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: Scarlatti

Thanks I will look at the Peters edition - I agree cost is a relative thing. I will also look at the Kalmus edition.
by bartgovaert
25 Aug 2013, 17:12
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Scarlatti
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Scarlatti

Hello everyone:

Does anybody know if there is a vaguely affordable edition of the complete Scarlatti sonatas?

I have the Schirmer Kirkpatrick 60 sonatas, as well as the Dover 4 volumes, but I still miss some.

Alternatively, are there other good selections recommended.

Thanks

Bart
by bartgovaert
05 May 2013, 21:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Adding a silent option to a piano - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: Adding a silent option to a piano - any tips?

OK that is all great info. Turns out our regular tuner knows how to install these Gabor systems, so that is probably what we do (personally, I just about manage to swap a light bulb, but that is about the extend of my DIY skills).

Thanks

Bart
by bartgovaert
30 Apr 2013, 00:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Adding a silent option to a piano - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Adding a silent option to a piano - any tips?

Folks, As we are moving to a new house, I am going to need a piano with a silent option. I was hoping to do a part exchange of our K2 into a silent K3 or U1, but it seems in the current economic climate no vendors are really interested in part exchanges. So I am looking at converting our K2, adding ...
by bartgovaert
06 Feb 2013, 15:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6218

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

seniorminnion I went through the same decision process as yourself a few years ago and ended up buying a new K2. This is about 4 years ago. We have been very happy with it, I would say that we are between grades 2 and 6 in our house. It has a really nice sound and action (but not as good as the K5 a...
by bartgovaert
01 Feb 2013, 15:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano upgrade + trade in
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Piano upgrade + trade in

I know there are a fair amount of people from the trade here - please advise. I few years ago we bought a Kawai K2 and we have been very happy with it ever since. We are now considering to move to a place where noise could be an issue, so I am considering getting a silent piano. I think I'd go for a...
by bartgovaert
25 Dec 2011, 21:49
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos?
Replies: 11
Views: 6768

Re: Best digital pianos?

In the end, we went for the Yamaha Modus H01 which is an excellent instrument and everybody is very happy with is.
by bartgovaert
23 Oct 2011, 23:48
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Scarlatti K404
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: Scarlatti K404

Actually I found it in Google Books - Great Keyboard Sonatas series III - should available second hand.
by bartgovaert
23 Oct 2011, 23:36
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Scarlatti K404
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Scarlatti K404

Hello,

Does anyone know about a commercially available edition of Scarlatti K404 (in A Major)? I have the Sixty Sonatas book, which is very nice but it does not include this one.

Bart
by bartgovaert
13 Sep 2011, 19:44
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos?
Replies: 11
Views: 6768

Re: Best digital pianos?

The looks are not that important, it needs to be a good piano, I think I will focus on the Yamaha's. Thanks for all the tips so far.
by bartgovaert
07 Sep 2011, 21:45
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos?
Replies: 11
Views: 6768

Re: Best digital pianos?

Lets say that it can cost a few grand, I am sure I would get away with 5K, probably a bit more. (One of our other offices has an accoustic Yamaha grand)
by bartgovaert
07 Sep 2011, 21:01
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos?
Replies: 11
Views: 6768

Best digital pianos?

Folks, We need to get a new digital piano at work. The good thing is that we'd like to pay to get a very good instrument. The bad thing is that I need to handle this and I do not really know about digitals. So, collective wisdom, what would be the best models you can get if you want to have the best...
by bartgovaert
29 Jun 2011, 00:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K2
Replies: 13
Views: 7251

Re: Kawai K2

K2 is a nice piano, I bought one a few years ago, and very happy with it. My only regret is that I did not buy the K3.
by bartgovaert
23 Oct 2010, 01:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Kawai vs 2nd Hand Chappell
Replies: 17
Views: 5940

Re: New Kawai vs 2nd Hand Chappell

I bought a K2 2 years ago, and it is a beautiful piano. K3 is quite a step up though.
by bartgovaert
10 Oct 2010, 22:13
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: bach - Menuet in G 116
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

bach - Menuet in G 116

This very nice piece is part of the ABRSM grade 3 syllabus (to be phased out this year). However, it is also part of Keyboard Anthology Third Series Book 1 - Grades 1 and 2 (also published by ABRSM) So ... either these grades are a bit fluid. Or "standards have slipped" ... Any other suggestions? It...
by bartgovaert
19 Sep 2010, 14:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Classical guitar for piano players ... nails
Replies: 4
Views: 2095

Classical guitar for piano players ... nails

Hello: Do we have people who play both piano and classical guitar? I have been playing piano for approx 3 year and loving it. Now also started learning classical guitar. Which is all good and well ... except for finger nails. In summary: Piano: keep your nails short (as I have been nail biting for m...
by bartgovaert
19 Sep 2010, 14:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: First Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: First Piano

(second time I try posting a reply). Scott, You can negotiate quite a lot on new list prices. Kawai K2 is a very nice piano, the list price is approx 4K but you should be able to get it for 3K (outside London). One thing you will have to deal with, as a classical guitar player, is nails. I play pian...