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by sw1tch73ch
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Courses
Topic: Hanon The virtuoso Pianist Exercise 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: Hanon The virtuoso Pianist Exercise 1

She says "That's how your play your Right Hand Pattern"
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Real piano
Replies: 11
Views: 5904

Re: Real piano

The current best tech for converting an acoustic to MIDI is essentially an 88 pickup system similar to the six pickups used on an electric guitar. Basically, every set of strings (up to three strings per key) have a pickup. When that set of strings are struck, the pickup activates. Even that isn't a...
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: My starter setup - Upgraded now to Kawai CA-58
Replies: 11
Views: 1936

Re: My starter setup

Nice setup.

Regarding the X Stand - I have long legs and do knock into those when I use them (at least the double braced X stands like yours). A z-stand or in my case, a furniture stand, keeps my knees out of trouble.
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: User Q & A
Topic: Misrepresentation
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Misrepresentation

Furthermore, to your point, John, the player system on the piano has to be able to transmit MIDI data outward. A standard player system receives data for automatic performance. But the Disklavier pianos do work well with Playground. Andrew Good catch. I was using, perhaps inadvisably, the player sy...
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: User Q & A
Topic: Is this forum for the community?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Is this forum for the community?

I'm not an admin, but I can say this forum is for social interaction even more than it is for troubleshooting and customer feedback. Explore the other topics and you find many are about users like us encouraging each other, or offering user based advice (like what kind of pianos we like, and other t...
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rookie question on memory of notes on staff
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Rookie question on memory of notes on staff

Hello Paul. I used the landmark system to learn to recognize the notes on sheet music. I do also do as SJunior22 says and visualize the location on the piano keyboard of each note as I am reading. This is all very slow at first, but will build up skill and speed in time. I started at the very beginn...
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to piano playing - need an advice for 2 handed playing practise
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: New to piano playing - need an advice for 2 handed playing practise

Playing slowly is my technique for conquering two hands together. I go slower than the default slow speed. Then I speed up in small increments, keeping at the edge of being able to keep up with it. As I become comfortable at a given tempo, it is time to speed up again. All the way up to full tempo.
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pending sign up- questions please
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Pending sign up- questions please

While I do use a Windows Tablet computer, I think a Laptop would be fine. Excellent even. You have the mouse (touch pad) and keyboard right there handy.
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Piano question: Casio PX160 vs Yamaha P45
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Piano question: Casio PX160 vs Yamaha P45

You can use the StudioLogic controller with Playground Sessions. It should be an excellent experience even. The P45 and PX160 are both entry level instruments and the StudioLogic 88 should be equal to and perhaps better for the feel of the action.
by sw1tch73ch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swung Notes and Version 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Swung Notes and Version 3?

That is something I've thought about before, too. I don't know how they'd implement swung notes, given they are personal and nearly unique to the performer doing the swing. The scoring part needs a "Objective" standard to grade by. When you perform outside the app, swing away.