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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:03 pm 
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richard66 wrote:
Several of you mention the right hand in The Butterfly and this is a good point, though I am afraid with an upright the risk is depressing the keys and no sound coming. The same applies for The Angel.


I completely understand your problem (from direct personal experience), but I do suggest that you won't have that problem on a better upright. The upright I practice on (apart from that it needs tuning) is a good instrument and I have no problem producing a consistent and even pp (in fact, I often find it easier than on some grands), but there are some uprights where it's really hard to go below mf without the risk you mention above, of no sound. They simply aren't very good pianos, or have been badly maintained.


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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Maybe Richard can take off the front of his piano and then strap on a harness that can hold his music. A little like this. Just raise it up and put the music on top.

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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:06 pm 
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Or print the sheets out small and dangle them from his silly hat.

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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:28 pm 
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the solution is to memorise, not a bad thing either.

I will need to look on the net for microphones. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:32 pm 
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But I don't wear hats indoors! :shock: My mother taught me gentlemen do't do it. :)

Actually, at present the stand on the piano is too low and I place the scores on a lectern which is then placed on top of the open lid., rather at the same level where they would be on a grand piano.

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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
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Is the piano placed with its back against a wall? You'll get a very different sound if you can move the piano away from the wall and put the microphones/recorder behind the piano.

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 Post subject: Re: New submission for the evaluation of the board
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Yes, Alexander, it is against the wall. I was thinking of moving it, but I cannot at present. Besider quality of sound, it is, logically, the only place I can place the recorder so that it is not with one of the microphones closer to the sound source than the other.

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