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October 15, 2018 at 9:37am

Pianovers Meetup #98 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
21 Oct 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2015, registered players play for us
2015 - 2020, group picture
2020 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the... See More

Pianovers Meetup #98 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
21 Oct 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2015, registered players play for us
2015 - 2020, group picture
2020 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the following:
1. The title of the piece you want to play
2. The composer of the piece
3. The estimated playing time (e.g. 2m 20s)

[Additional Notes]
1. Registered players will play first, followed by non-registered players.
2. Each registered player has a maximum playing time of ~5min, not limited by the number of pieces.
3. For each Pianover Meetup, the list of registered players will be posted on our website. Thus, you can build a performing profile over time.

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Yos Rizal Setiawan

Keisha Anargya Devina & Dhafin Praditya Rizaldi - the pieces are to be confirmed

October 18, 2018 at 9:04pm
Grace Wong

Beethoven sonata no. 26 3rd movement ( no repeats) ~ 5mins

October 19, 2018 at 3:09pm
Rony Ang

童话 by 光良 (Michael Wong) - 3mins

October 19, 2018 at 3:46pm
Hiro

Valse brilliante op.34 no.1 Chopin

Friday, 19 October 2018 - 23:08
October 8, 2018 at 1:15pm

Piano Trivia Time #10 - Answer 10 TRUE/FALSE questions. Please provide your answer as a long string. For example: "FTFTTFTTFT"

TRUE OR FALSE
01. The Church Organ is a wind instrument while the Piano is a percussion instrument.
02. New pianos need fewer tunings than older pianos.
03. The world record for most number of people playing simultaneously on a piano is 16.
04. On a piano, the naturals have always been white, and the sharps/flats have always been black... See More

Piano Trivia Time #10 - Answer 10 TRUE/FALSE questions. Please provide your answer as a long string. For example: "FTFTTFTTFT"

TRUE OR FALSE
01. The Church Organ is a wind instrument while the Piano is a percussion instrument.
02. New pianos need fewer tunings than older pianos.
03. The world record for most number of people playing simultaneously on a piano is 16.
04. On a piano, the naturals have always been white, and the sharps/flats have always been black.
05. The piano has 88 keys and 88 strings.
06. There are 4 types of vertical pianos: spinet, console, studio, and upright.
07. Pythagoras the mathematician was credited as the person who discovered the perfect interval, which is a ratio of 2:1.
08. All pianos start on an A key, but there are pianos that go even lower than that.
09. Una corda means you must depress the soft pedal, which is usually the leftmost pedal.
10. ThePiano.SG website was officially launched on 8 Aug 2015.

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Jia hui

FFFFFTFFFF

October 10, 2018 at 1:26pm
Gavin Koh

Just like the game of Mastermind - 3 wrong, 7 correct.

October 10, 2018 at 2:08pm
Gavin Koh

The answer (which can be discussed further) is TFFFFTFTTF.

1) TRUE. The Church Organ IS a wind instrument that produces sound because of the passage of air through pipes, and because the... See More

The answer (which can be discussed further) is TFFFFTFTTF.

1) TRUE. The Church Organ IS a wind instrument that produces sound because of the passage of air through pipes, and because the piano has its key struck by hammers, it IS a percussion instrument. http://www.innovateus.net/content/there-difference-between-piano-and-organ

2) FALSE. New pianos needs the same (or more) number of tunings as older pianos. Piano strings have very high tension on them, and they just plain stretch as time passes. Hence, the need for tuning. http://www.betterpianoservice.com/how_often.html

3) FALSE. As of this writing, the world record for most number of people playing simultaneously on a piano is 21. Take a look at this feat achieved earlier this year in March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR3e71OO1tY

4) FALSE. Pianos by the original inventor - Bartolomeo Cristofori, were based on harpsichords. Cristofori's earliest pianos carried this same colour scheme: black naturals, and white sharps. You can read about it here: https://www.quora.com/Why-were-the-colors-of-the-piano-keys-reversed-in-...

5) FALSE. The piano does have 88 keys, but it has more than 88 strings. The treble pitches of a piano have three unison strings, the tenor range uses two unison strings, and the bass strings use only one string. The end result is that for 88 notes, there can be as many as 236 strings. http://www.piano.christophersmit.com/strings.html

6) TRUE. This statement is true; there are four types of vertical pianos: spinet, console, studio, and upright. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-difference-between-types-vertical-p...

7) FALSE. This part is true - Pythagoras the mathematician was credited as the person who discovered the perfect interval. However, the ratio of the perfect interval is 3:2, not 2:1. http://www.phys.uconn.edu/~gibson/Notes/Section3_2/Sec3_2.htm

8) TRUE. Not all pianos start on a very low A key. Bösendorfer pioneered the extension of the typical 88-key keyboard, creating the Imperial Grand (Model 290), which has 97 keys (eight octaves); this piano starts on an ultra-low C. Listen to the "Imperial" bass keys here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIOQ2Fwto8k

9) TRUE. Una corda (or rarely due corda) is used to signify that the soft pedal should be depressed. The leftmost pedal in a piano is usually the soft pedal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_pedal

10) FALSE. ThePiano.SG website was officially launched on 8 Aug 2014. The answer to this can be found on this page: https://www.thepiano.sg/about-us

October 15, 2018 at 11:28am

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