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by chuckles
30 Apr 2004, 05:05
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Teaching chords
Replies: 3
Views: 5234

At grave risk of heresy :lol:, might I suggest a keyboard with smaller keys? One of those cheap casio keyboards in my opinion would entertain a child for quite a while. Alright, the main negative bit is it's not a piano. BUT, if it spurs the child on to play the piano once he/she begins to appreciat...
by chuckles
30 Apr 2004, 05:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How do I become a piano tech/tuner?
Replies: 1
Views: 3526

How do I become a piano tech/tuner?

Hi all! Am currently abroad in another career, but have been wondering about a change. If I wanted to pursue being a Piano Tech in the UK/Eire what's really the best way to go about doing it? Where should I look to getting my training? What sort of qualifications should I aim for? Generally is it ha...
by chuckles
30 Apr 2004, 04:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 'New' Spencer Piano (circa late 1980's)
Replies: 4
Views: 9551

Thanks

Thanks, Barrie, that's very helpful. The picture - if I recall correctly that's exactly how the piano in question looked like except that it had 'Spencer' stencilled on it instead. So it's most likely made in Gloucester by Bentley and not knocked up in China or Korea. That's probably good isn't it ?...
by chuckles
29 Apr 2004, 11:56
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Learning by Listening
Replies: 6
Views: 10347

Playing by ear... it's not easy but...

Re: Ad libbing a song... You might want to have a look at this book, been looking for a book like this for quite a while. How to Play Piano Despite Years of Lessons : What Music Is and How to Make It at Home by Ward Cannel and Fred Marx http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385142633/qid=10...
by chuckles
28 Apr 2004, 06:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuning and temperament
Replies: 1
Views: 2898

Tuning and temperament

Could I trouble the techs and tuners amongst you out there for some clarification? I understand that nowadays most pianos are tuned to equal temperament, but I also the process is largely aural and by instinct and experience and allowances have to be made for the overtones or partials. How is 'equal...
by chuckles
28 Apr 2004, 06:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: new KAWAI KX21 - production run ending? or Second hand U1
Replies: 0
Views: 6823

new KAWAI KX21 - production run ending? or Second hand U1

Dear All I happen to be in Oz at present and am shopping around for a proper 'real' piano - on a budget of course, ideally I'd like to spend less than 1500 quid or so. I went into one of the big dealers locally the other day and they had these Kawai KX21 verticals (studios) on 'sale' which they were...
by chuckles
28 Apr 2004, 05:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 'New' Spencer Piano (circa late 1980's)
Replies: 4
Views: 9551

'New' Spencer Piano (circa late 1980's)

Dear All, I wonder if anyone in the know knows anything about vertical Spencer pianos made AFTER 1942 (when the orginal Spencer company ceased business I gather). Basically, 1. where it was made? (I have suspicions the far east) 2. history and average quality, problems if known. One of my relatives ...