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by scirocco
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: ASIO problems with new Windows 10 updates
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: ASIO problems with new Windows 10 updates

Can you workaround by not using the PC to generate the MIDI audio at all? Personally I find all of the PC based audio selections annoyingly laggy and slow. I just let my Yamaha play through its speakers or else use my open earbud headphones. I turn the piano volume down to zero in the Playground Ses...
by scirocco
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Both hands coordination
Replies: 9
Views: 5002

Re: Both hands coordination

I see a lot of people recommending Hanon so have been trying out the first one or two myself. I'm not quite up to the standard of this guy yet...:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mnxstPyphA Al the Hanon exercises are available here for free download if you want to try them out before buying the bo...
by scirocco
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Both hands coordination
Replies: 9
Views: 5002

Re: Both hands coordination

That's good to hear, I'll check it out, because that is one thing that seems to be a bit lacking in PS rookie bootcamp. I've just started Grade 1 piano as well as using Playground Sessions and the very first two songs in the workbook are canons/rounds where both hands are playing the same very simpl...
by scirocco
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Intermediate lessons: please re-think how you group song fragments
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: Intermediate lessons: please re-think how you group song fragments

You're best to contact them on Facebook. Forums are mostly dead as means of communication these days. The community group page is the most active.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/playgro ... ons/about/
by scirocco
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Hot Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: Hot Keys

On PC/Windows you hit the C key to restart the song (at whatever section within the song you are up to). Hitting the D key takes you to the next section within the song. You get this option when you get your score after playing the section - the options are written in the window that pops up with yo...
by scirocco
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: So what's next?
Replies: 16
Views: 6324

Re: So what's next?

I don't think it's any more sinister than just the way the internet has evolved. Like others here, I've old enough to have been around forums during the great old days when they were the facebook of the internet. But people our age are probably not really Playground Sessions core market. You only ha...
by scirocco
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: can't get started
Replies: 5
Views: 2789

Re: can't get started

I just use iphone earbuds plugged into the piano (using an adaptor plug). They are open enough that you can hear the music from the speakers on your your tablet or whatever at the same time. Plus I find them more comfortable than full size headphones being so much lighter. No need for any mixers or ...
by scirocco
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Incorrect info on lessons completed
Replies: 8
Views: 3117

Re: Incorrect info on lessons completed

I third it.
by scirocco
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Not written which lesson are practicing
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: Not written which lesson are practicing

I agree, this is a bit of an annoyance. The chapter, or name of the sub-lesson within the lesson is shown, but not the overall song that is going on.
by scirocco
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Pop Song Requests
Topic: Because The Night - 10,000 Maniacs (some others too)
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Because The Night - 10,000 Maniacs (some others too)

Another vote for Because the Night please.

I wonder if it might be too difficult, though. I'm trying to learn it from a Springsteen songbook and it's way above anything I'm likely to be able to play for a fair while yet. Has some beautiful chord progressions though.