March 26, 2017 at 10:14am

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the... See More

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the mechanism of that of the toy piano's.

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Sng Yong Meng

This type of piano is a rare sight in Singapore! In fact, yours is the first such piano that I came across.

Thanks for hosting Pianovers Meetup #12 and giving so many of us a chance to... See More

This type of piano is a rare sight in Singapore! In fact, yours is the first such piano that I came across.

Thanks for hosting Pianovers Meetup #12 and giving so many of us a chance to actually play on it!

March 26, 2017 at 2:39pm
Goh Zensen

You are most welcome!

March 26, 2017 at 3:22pm
Liew Soo Hin

Very interesting piano!! Never seen one quite like it in sg

June 18, 2018 at 2:47am
May 29, 2018 at 11:33am
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Michael LS

Ya, I just learned in wiki. Ha. The Walking Stick in 1970. Never even heard of this movie.

May 30, 2018 at 11:06am
Susan Teo

Old movie!

June 3, 2018 at 12:04pm
Mabel Ong

Never watch the movie before. ? Think the song is more meaningful if you know the story behind?

June 5, 2018 at 11:55am
Susan Teo

Touching movie. Must watch!

June 17, 2018 at 1:57pm
May 31, 2018 at 3:00pm

I saw 2 pianos placed at tanjong pagar mrt there. So anyone can just play on them?

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Mabel Ong

Hehe. I'm too shy to play in public. Maybe never will.

June 5, 2018 at 11:56am
Michael LS

Mabel, there's always a first time. Try when there's no one around? Then, try again when there's one around?

June 8, 2018 at 3:50pm
Michael LS

Albert, your profile is impressive. You have played so many pieces!

June 17, 2018 at 1:06pm
Susan Teo

Sometimes, I see piano in hospital. Also public piano?

June 17, 2018 at 1:56pm
May 29, 2018 at 11:30am
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Michael LS

I heard the keys are heavier on a grand. Shouldn't it be more tiring instead?

June 8, 2018 at 3:49pm
Gavin Koh

Keys are indeed heavier on a grand but they have something called double escapement. Double escapement allows for quick play of repeated notes. If I remember correctly, the hammer does not fall... See More

Keys are indeed heavier on a grand but they have something called double escapement. Double escapement allows for quick play of repeated notes. If I remember correctly, the hammer does not fall completely, just partially.

June 8, 2018 at 7:20pm
Michael LS

Interesting. Double escapement. Gotta read up on that!

June 11, 2018 at 10:25am
Gavin Koh

Watching the double escapement action is way better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxuD3lWaCs

June 11, 2018 at 10:48am
November 8, 2017 at 8:36am

Just viewed the performance of this lady - impressed !

Btw, I usually hear this on the guitar instead. Probably my first, or perhaps second, time hearing it on the piano.

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Mabel Ong

Thanks Gavin for sharing! Amazing pieces.

You can play these?

May 30, 2018 at 12:29am
Gavin Koh

Yes. But the Alhambra piece is very tiring on anything but a grand. And, the Villanesca can be quite tricky. The Cavatina is easiest of the lot. Refer to the individual threads that discusses them... See More

Yes. But the Alhambra piece is very tiring on anything but a grand. And, the Villanesca can be quite tricky. The Cavatina is easiest of the lot. Refer to the individual threads that discusses them separately in the forums. Thanks.

May 30, 2018 at 1:45pm
Mabel Ong

Gavin, you mean it's not tiring to play on grand piano?

June 5, 2018 at 11:59am
Gavin Koh

Pse see my reply in the Alhambra thread.

June 5, 2018 at 1:49pm
June 3, 2018 at 6:29am

Excellent Transcriptions #1 - Debussy's Prélude à l'aprés-midi d'un faune, or Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is originally a symphonic poem for orchestra, but beautifully transcribed here for the piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbr7c2eRpUY

May 31, 2018 at 5:26pm

Time to share my fourth (I think) useful nugget of knowledge. Have you heard or seen arrangements by Mercuziopianist on Youtube?

Well, he actually has a full page of FREE scores arranged by him that is available for download at: https://mega.nz/#F!3BwFVQDT!KxeT8Wt426Y0XEKHHF8v2w

The 532 arrangements are quite... See More

Time to share my fourth (I think) useful nugget of knowledge. Have you heard or seen arrangements by Mercuziopianist on Youtube?

Well, he actually has a full page of FREE scores arranged by him that is available for download at: https://mega.nz/#F!3BwFVQDT!KxeT8Wt426Y0XEKHHF8v2w

The 532 arrangements are quite well done, so go and download what you need and play them at the next Pianover Meetup.

April 15, 2018 at 10:22pm

Should only technically-challenging pieces be deemed as being aesthetic? The following is a good read:

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Goh Zensen

I think I did post it here (via another thread). Once I've done the recording with our local soprano Karen Aw, I will post the entire video clip on Youtube (public domain).

May 30, 2018 at 8:30am
Gavin Koh

The Search function on the forums here is non-existent. You have to do it via Google. The link that Zensen mentions is this:... See More

The Search function on the forums here is non-existent. You have to do it via Google. The link that Zensen mentions is this: https://www.thepiano.sg/discussion/post/2017/11/29/1469-1511955896-275

May 30, 2018 at 9:05am
Michael LS

Thanks for link. Looking fwd to the recording Zensen mentioned.

May 30, 2018 at 11:01am
Goh Zensen

Thanks, Gavin!

May 31, 2018 at 8:59am
May 30, 2018 at 12:57pm

For Michael: Here's the third missing thread originally discussed under the Asturias video. Playing the Villanesca requires you to master the hand-crossing technique. Here is the piece being played by Pierre Morabia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyOMz4pQ7Y

April 30, 2018 at 9:42am

I can't believe it that the movie "Space Odyssey 2001" is 50 years old this April. Here is Also Sprach Zarathustra (a tone poem from Richard Strauss) which was featured prominently in the movie and played on the piano here by David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3u4ABksco

Do you know of any other classical piece being used in movies? Share below.

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May 27, 2018 at 4:32pm
Michael LS

Yes!! That's the one, very impressive with the part. The playing of the Tempest, the sequence of the notes, is the code to unlock the message that is hidden in a black key. How awesome!

May 27, 2018 at 11:25pm
Gavin Koh

Here's another one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw05bErme6Q - Beethoven's Appassionata was featured in the van Damme... See More

Here's another one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw05bErme6Q - Beethoven's Appassionata was featured in the van Damme action flick "Hard Target" where Lance Henriksen (of Aliens fame) and Arnold Vosloo (of Mummy fame) act.

May 30, 2018 at 6:53pm
Michael LS

Ah nice! Anyway, that song is out of reach to me. Too difficult for me.

May 28, 2018 at 8:38pm

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