August 27, 2018 at 8:53pm

Keep this date free to see how ten odd participants have made use of what they’ve learnt in improvising their songs of choice. This concert is FREE, though we only have limited seats. Yong Meng and Elyn will be gracing it too! There will be a debrief at each performed piece so that the audience will be cognisant of the musical elements being infused in their improvisations. And feel free to interact and jam with them at the end of the concert, since instruments of various types will be... See More

Keep this date free to see how ten odd participants have made use of what they’ve learnt in improvising their songs of choice. This concert is FREE, though we only have limited seats. Yong Meng and Elyn will be gracing it too! There will be a debrief at each performed piece so that the audience will be cognisant of the musical elements being infused in their improvisations. And feel free to interact and jam with them at the end of the concert, since instruments of various types will be available there! RSVP your attendance by either sending me a PM or email me at acosean@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!

of 2
Adrian Huang

Nice.will be going.

August 28, 2018 at 3:17pm
Pek Siew Tin

Hope more ?luvers frens going ^+^??

September 3, 2018 at 3:01pm
August 27, 2018 at 8:32pm
of 6
Mabel Ong

Woah! I feel so motivated after watching the video.

August 28, 2018 at 1:41pm
Mabel Ong

I saw the first page of the scores following the link in the youtube. Wanna cry...

August 28, 2018 at 1:42pm
Adrian Huang

Lol.... of cos it’s gonna be hard ?

August 28, 2018 at 3:12pm
Mabel Ong

That's sooo BAD!!! ?

August 28, 2018 at 3:43pm
August 21, 2018 at 12:37am
of 1
Mabel Ong

Pianos look very nice! We should have a piano refurbishing service that changes a normal piano into something else like this here in sg. Will be interesting to know what other people wanna change... See More

Pianos look very nice! We should have a piano refurbishing service that changes a normal piano into something else like this here in sg. Will be interesting to know what other people wanna change it into.

For me, minion theme! You?

August 28, 2018 at 1:43pm
August 13, 2018 at 1:22pm

Piano Trivia Time #7 - Identify the piano composer who is associated with these two images. On a harder note, why and how do the images represent him?

of 7
Gavin Koh

In case you didn't know, the letters "B-A-C-H" in german nomenclature also refers to the Bach motif, a sequence of 4 notes that you may have heard in his music. Learn more about it in this fun... See More

In case you didn't know, the letters "B-A-C-H" in german nomenclature also refers to the Bach motif, a sequence of 4 notes that you may have heard in his music. Learn more about it in this fun video that tells us about the motif as well as hiding messages in music. Anyone up for musical espionage?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiS8gbkDISY

August 22, 2018 at 2:05am
Gavin Koh

Finally, to end this little puzzle entry, here is one of quite a few songs that actually features the B-A-C-H motif. It's Liszt's "Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H".
... See More

Finally, to end this little puzzle entry, here is one of quite a few songs that actually features the B-A-C-H motif. It's Liszt's "Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO1ZfJSOCvQ

August 22, 2018 at 2:15am
Carlyn Ng

Mind-blown!! Waaa..

Definitely won't be able to guess this right. Lolx.
So much knowledge to acquire. Thanks Gavin for sharing this, and many other interesting things.

August 23, 2018 at 12:56pm
Gavin Koh

Np.

August 23, 2018 at 1:31pm
July 29, 2018 at 3:07pm

Piano Trivia Time #5 - Which piece was John Denver's "Annie's Song" first 5 notes based upon (see video below) - name the composer and the classical piece? Name a Frank Sinatra song that is also based off this exact same classical piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbAn3wWV7bM

of 10
Gavin Koh

To round up this Trivia solution. You can play the piano version of "Moon Love" from this IMSLP download (starting from page 23):... See More

To round up this Trivia solution. You can play the piano version of "Moon Love" from this IMSLP download (starting from page 23): http://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d4/IMSLP08001-Tchaikovsky_-_...

July 31, 2018 at 5:40pm
Adrian Huang

thx Gavin for your very detailed answers! kudos to you for coming up with the piano trivia quizzes.

August 1, 2018 at 1:30am
Gavin Koh

No problem Adrian. Just glad that Pianover users will get to enjoy and learn something new from it.

August 1, 2018 at 2:15am
Carlyn Ng

Thanks Gavin! Although I didn't comment on all the posts, I read through most of them.

August 20, 2018 at 1:20pm
June 29, 2018 at 8:24am

Visited Museum of Music Making in San Diego. Lots of vintage pianos, organs, synths and other keyboard instruments like the celesta. Can only post limited photos owing to the forum's capacity. For full viewing (including all other instrumental types) please visit my Facebook album.

of 14
Goh Zensen

Haha of course! But my visit to the above museum in San Diego wasn't a deliberate one - since I had to go San Diego to visit my bro-in-law's family, I might as well look for interesting music-... See More

Haha of course! But my visit to the above museum in San Diego wasn't a deliberate one - since I had to go San Diego to visit my bro-in-law's family, I might as well look for interesting music-related venues in the vicinity.

July 17, 2018 at 1:35pm
Carlyn Ng

I'd think a trip to Europe to those famous classical piano composers' venues will be super ex!! ? Anyone got a rough estimate?

July 19, 2018 at 4:00pm
Gavin Koh

Well, there's a "14-Day Paris, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Bonn Tour from Paris in EnglishTour " that costs US$1272 (land cost only). If you go free and easy (driving from city to city), it should... See More

Well, there's a "14-Day Paris, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Bonn Tour from Paris in EnglishTour " that costs US$1272 (land cost only). If you go free and easy (driving from city to city), it should be somewhere there too, I suppose.
https://www.taketours.com/paris/14-day-paris-prague-budapest-vienna-bonn...

July 19, 2018 at 6:07pm
Carlyn Ng

It's the flight and accommodation costs that I'm worried abt. ?

August 20, 2018 at 7:54am
August 15, 2018 at 6:30pm

To sell your piano, list your piano at our Used Pianos page instead.

The forum here is for the general discussion of buying and selling used pianos. Example, what to look out for when buying a used piano.

July 19, 2018 at 9:50pm

Piano Trivia Time #4 - In which city can you find the oldest piano in existence on display today? How old is it and how many keys did it have?

of 9
Gavin Koh

?... You can hear the oldest piano being played here too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XDJ2O4P97I

July 29, 2018 at 2:02pm
Liew Soo Hin

I think the pianist will have immense pressure on him! What if he accidentally break a string or something!! The oldest piano!

Btw, what about those other pianos by famous composers? Are... See More

I think the pianist will have immense pressure on him! What if he accidentally break a string or something!! The oldest piano!

Btw, what about those other pianos by famous composers? Are they preserved or something?

August 11, 2018 at 11:27am
Gavin Koh

The piano tuner would also feel stressed repairing a broken string on such a pristine piano.

The pianos of famous composers are well preserved in museums. Here are just a few of them:

... See More

The piano tuner would also feel stressed repairing a broken string on such a pristine piano.

The pianos of famous composers are well preserved in museums. Here are just a few of them:

- Mozart's piano can be found at his home in Vienna.

- Chopin's only working piano can be found as part of the Cobbe collection of musical instruments displayed at Hatchlands, a country house run by Britain's National Trust in the southern English county of Surrey. Chopin's other pianos in Paris and Majorca do not work.

- At the Budapest museum dedicated to Liszt are two Chickering pianos and a Bösendorfer piano. There's also an Erard grand piano owned by Liszt during the last 15 years of his life at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

- You can find one of Beethoven's piano in Bonn at the museum dedicated to him.

August 12, 2018 at 2:33pm
Liew Soo Hin

Nice. Wonder how current pianists will feel playing on these preserved pianos. Ha.

August 11, 2018 at 1:32pm
April 14, 2018 at 10:04pm

Would we see piano-themed clothes on the E-Store? Frankly, would anyone be interested in these? (PS - Click on the camera icon to add an image. If you want to include more than 1 photo, they must be of the exact same dimensions. I think this website needs a manual somewhere.)

of 7
Michael LS

Haven't seen a gal wearing a big piano dress! ?

May 18, 2018 at 12:22pm
Linette Choo

Think I saw the top right at Suntec recently, together with many other piano-themed clothes.

July 29, 2018 at 1:04pm
Sng Yong Meng

Oh! Haha, we had a Pop-stall @ Suntec 404 on 21 and 22 July 2018. You might have passed by our stall! =)

August 3, 2018 at 2:59pm
Gavin Koh

LOL! No wonder, I thought Linette was mentioning about some new shop at Suntec. Kept scratching my head there for a while - like wow, which new boutique? Thanks for connecting the dots.

August 3, 2018 at 3:04pm
August 1, 2018 at 4:07pm

Music Mickey spotted at Raffles City.

Pages