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by AroundAgain
09 Sep 2011, 20:22
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos?
Replies: 11
Views: 6776

Re: Best digital pianos?

Hi I did a lot of research for a Digital Piano a few months ago BUT, certainly not at the high end level, unfortunately! Neither am I claiming to be an expert. However, it seems Yamaha are well reputed; Kawai too. I favoured the Roland when I was choosing mine and, apparently, they are very well rep...
by AroundAgain
29 Aug 2011, 18:28
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Trinity Guildhall Piano 2012-2014 Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Re: Trinity Guildhall Piano 2012-2014 Video

Thanks, Alan
I have recently been trying to find these, so your post is very timely!
Cheers
:piano;
by AroundAgain
16 Jun 2011, 22:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!
Replies: 29
Views: 4840

Re: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!

I'm amazed, Gill. I believe you - but isn't that crazy, to say nothing of lack of respect for your skills! Only by reading this thread have I ever appreciated the need of quiet for a piano tuner, as I have never had a piano (my parents did but I was never there when it was tuned) and so I was very i...
by AroundAgain
16 Jun 2011, 19:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!
Replies: 29
Views: 4840

Re: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!

The problem with situations like that is the tuner books the appointment but the staff do not have a clue that silence is required. It is up to the staff to arrange a time for the tuner when it is best for him not to get too much noise. To be honest, I think the responsibility must come down to the...
by AroundAgain
13 Jun 2011, 11:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!
Replies: 29
Views: 4840

Re: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!

Yes, I prefer absolute silence aswell, but never get it!! I tune a reasonably good piano for a rest home, ... its murder trying to tune. This morning, at the Residential Home where my father is, a Piano Tuner arrived as I was leaving. I was immediately reminded of this thread - the Morning Service ...
by AroundAgain
04 Jun 2011, 12:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!
Replies: 29
Views: 4840

Re: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!

they then shuffle their way in with their zimmer frames!! - expecting me to do some kind of concert. Ahhh! It would the the highlight of their week to see something going on ;) and, of course, a expect concert. What else do you do with a piano??? Yes, bet you do have some good tales ... :) :piano;
by AroundAgain
04 Jun 2011, 12:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Restore shine to ivory keys?
Replies: 35
Views: 39841

Re: Restore shine to ivory keys?

It might be worth checking if there is any alcohol content in the baby wipes as often there isn't, because they are to be used on baby's bum, etc.

Don't know that that makes any difference to the solution, though.

Sorry this has happened. Hope anyone else takes notice not to use wipes.
by AroundAgain
26 May 2011, 19:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Upright Piano cradle thingy
Replies: 7
Views: 2493

Re: Upright Piano cradle thingy

Well, did we really need all the changes during the past century anyway, eh?

I think you're probably better off, Gill :lol:
by AroundAgain
26 May 2011, 18:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Just bought a piano off of ebay (uh oh!)
Replies: 34
Views: 8085

Re: Just bought a piano off of ebay (uh oh!)

I'm very pleased to read the OP isn't a 'wind up'. I do hope nobody has taken offence. My comments were merely my thoughts. I do hope you get full refund of any monies paid re ebay transaction. Yes, I do hope you will post the outcome as it will be of interest to us, and also, perhaps of use to anyo...
by AroundAgain
26 May 2011, 11:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Just bought a piano off of ebay (uh oh!)
Replies: 34
Views: 8085

Re: Just bought a piano off of ebay (uh oh!)

I'm afraid my gut feeling is that this thread is a 'wind up'. :lol:
Of course, I could well be wrong but my instinct is often right ...
Cheers
by AroundAgain
21 May 2011, 19:57
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Success - at long last!
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

Re: Success - at long last!

Sounds like congratulations are in order !!!

Well done :piano;

:D
by AroundAgain
13 May 2011, 20:23
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Loss of confidence
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: Loss of confidence

I've played my piano in the buff you know!
I'm not sure that we want to know about that ... , do we??? :roll: :roll: :lol: :oops: :piano;
by AroundAgain
12 May 2011, 18:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Loss of confidence
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: Loss of confidence

Hi DaveBrun Please don't dispair!!! I went away for 8 days over Easter. The family I stayed with had a keyboard so, although I hadn't taken my books and couldn't remember how to play any of the tunes, I did practice scales and so forth. However, once back home, I couldn't play anything with any sugg...
by AroundAgain
12 May 2011, 14:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Loss of confidence
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: Loss of confidence

Hi there You've clearly worked hard and achieved ... For that you should be congratulating yourself. You've proved you have learning ability so hopefully this is just a 'blip', and you will feel better about it all very soon. I can understand what you mean though. I've just turned 60 (Oh no!!!) and ...
by AroundAgain
12 May 2011, 09:31
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Clavinova - faulty E & A sharp
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Re: Clavinova - faulty E & A sharp

Hi You don't say what part of the country you are in, so hard to recommend a music shop. I was in Millers, Cambridge, yesterday and they would be my first thought to ask advice. Presumably, any decent shop selling digital pianos will have somewhere for repairs. They will surely have been asked this ...
by AroundAgain
12 May 2011, 09:10
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Clavinova - faulty E & A sharp
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Re: Clavinova - faulty E & A sharp

Hi You say your Clavinova is 'recently acquired' so does that mean recently bought, in which case it will be under warranty. If second hand and/or out of warranty then obviously a different situation. Have you tried contacting music shops who sell digital pianos and ask where they would seek such ad...
by AroundAgain
07 May 2011, 20:18
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

Re: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted

Again, thanks My apologies. I think I should have typed CLP430 and not 420 - don't think there is such a model. My mistake !!! I would love to hear your opinion of the CLP430 once you have had opportunity to try it out. My local music shop doesn't have it available; a music shop in a city further af...
by AroundAgain
07 May 2011, 17:48
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

Re: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted

Thanks, NewAge That's very useful reading. I have to say, the digital pianos that I have played, in the local music shop (Yamaha 161, Roland F110 and *201), I didn't notice any noise from the keys. I am only slightly aware of keys on my little Casio keyboard. I suspect key noise won't be too much of...
by AroundAgain
07 May 2011, 15:23
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

Re: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm most likely to go for Clavanovia or Roland. I'm pleased to hear the better models tend to have less key noise! I have re-read your 'edited' sentence and it make more sense to me now. thanks for that clarification. Have you had opportunity to play the newer model, CLP4...
by AroundAgain
07 May 2011, 13:46
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

Re: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted

Hi Markymark Are you saying that 'noisy keys' are more of an issue in the better quality digital pianos? I had assumed it would be the other way around so am very interested to know. As you may already know, I am looking around for a digital piano so this is cleary something I will need to be aware ...
by AroundAgain
06 May 2011, 13:37
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Upgrading to a digital Piano
Replies: 5
Views: 5295

Re: Upgrading to a digital Piano

Whoops! No offence intended. Advice and/or opinions most welcomed from others too!
Sincere apologies for that ommision
J
by AroundAgain
06 May 2011, 13:36
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Upgrading to a digital Piano
Replies: 5
Views: 5295

Re: Upgrading to a digital Piano

Hi I realise I'm resurrecting an 'old' post but I am very interested to know how you (rv88uk) are getting on with your CLP340. You will have had it about 18 months now. I have recently started piano lessons (nearly 3 mths ago). I got to Grade 3 as a child but then stopped, unfortunately. Acquiring a...
by AroundAgain
28 Apr 2011, 21:45
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

Re: Digital piano key noise - real facts wanted

Hi Dan Welcome ... Yes, I'm a new member too! I can't help regarding your key noise, I'm afraid but, regarding going into these music shops to try the instruments and feeling daunted, my feeling is that these music shops must surely understand that you need to try out instruments, ie digital pianos ...
by AroundAgain
20 Apr 2011, 01:32
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: P95 Delivery delayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6168

Re: P95 Delivery delayed

Hi Yes, it does look good, and fits nicely there. Thanks for letting us know about it and why you chose it. I think it will be a month or so before I decide on getting something. I am using a little Casio keyboard just now so it would be lovely to get something more like a piano. However, it does me...
by AroundAgain
18 Apr 2011, 23:41
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: P95 Delivery delayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6168

Re: P95 Delivery delayed

Hi My 'little' Casio keyboard has only 66 keys (I think; haven't counted them) - 5 octaves, so not a 'full set', as it were! Yes, good idea to try the Digital Piano forum. Sorry to have hijacked this forum - had meant to post a 'New Topic'. My mistake; sincere apologies. Nice to 'meet' you PianoLove...
by AroundAgain
18 Apr 2011, 22:30
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: P95 Delivery delayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6168

Re: P95 Delivery delayed

Hi folks May I, firstly, say 'hello'. This is my first post here. I have recently started piano lessons again, 50yrs on from having got to Grade 3 as a child, so a lot of re-learning to do, having only a little (5 octave, very light touch) Casio keyboard at the moment! May I ask Paddy what he liked ...