Slow to respond Keys

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Slow to respond Keys

Post by Georgina10 » 16 Feb 2008, 21:21

Hello

My 11 year old daughter is learning to play the piano. We have a 1930 Weber baby grand piano. She is grade one level. She complains that when she has to play 'loud and fast' it is very hard on the piano as you have to press the keys so far down ( not like her teacher's piano). I do not play and do not know if it is that age of the piano that is a problem or my daughters playing!

The piano is tuned regularly. Any suggestions would be greatly received.

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Catherine :
Please could somebody give me advice on piano verses the keyboard, for my 10 year old daughter to practise the piano. She has just passed her prep test. I understand you can buy keyboards that are touch sensitive and have weighted keys are these any good?

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Post by Brumtuner » 16 Feb 2008, 21:26

If I were you, I'd ask your tuner if he/she can do anything like, for instance, tie helium ballons to the dampers and key backs, regulate it, whatever.

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Post by Brumtuner » 16 Feb 2008, 21:27

Just kidding about the ballons. I meant 'balloons'.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Feb 2008, 22:08

Yes, ask yout tuner what s/he thinks of the touch of the piano.It might need regulating or - more expensively - recentring. Or helium balloons, of course...

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Post by Brumtuner » 16 Feb 2008, 22:13

Helium-filled ballons in cars are odd, they accelerate faster than the car and brake sharper too.

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Re: Slow to respond Keys

Post by Barrie Heaton » 17 Feb 2008, 11:06

Georgina10 wrote:Hello


The piano is tuned regularly. Any suggestions would be greatly received.

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Catherine :
Is her piano teachers piano a keyboard or an upright Grands do have heaver touch than uprights also she may find that the depth of touch on your piano is deeper than the teachers

Your piano tuner can advise However, I am finding that quite a lot of piano tuners don't want to do any work other than tuning theses days


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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Feb 2008, 16:11

And some of us would rather do no work at all! :)

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 17 Feb 2008, 19:23

Gill the Piano wrote:And some of us would rather do no work at all! :)
Is that not to do with the beer your serve down south "gut rot"
:twisted:

As he drinks the last dregs of a bottle of "Brahma" a Beer from Brazil you can't much more south that that



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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Feb 2008, 17:16

It is indeed to do with our beer; it's so good, you don't want to leave it to go to work. It isn't half beer, half froth like the beer Oop North, see... :twisted:

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