In-Tune, the Piano World Newsletter
February 2018 Issue
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|A NOTE About Links in our Newsletter:
The email service we use to send our newsletter (called Active Campaign) creates custom links in order to track data from our emails.
I’ve seen quite a few new members indicate they found us from PianoTV.net, so our thanks to Allysia for mentioning
A short Welcome Post Here
And of course a warm welcome to all of our new members. We’ve had nearly 500 new members join since the last newsletter.
If you know someone who likes the piano, please recommend they join our piano forums.
The Piano Forums on Piano World are not just one forum, there are in fact several, each with a specific target.
The following is a brief description of our most popular forums.
The 2018 NAMM show is over.
If you aren’t familiar with the NAMM show, it’s the biggest show of the year (in the U.S.) for manufacturers and
Where You There?
Unfortunately I didn’t get to attend this year, but I know a number of our members did.
Did you know you can easily view a list of the current active topics in the forums?
You can view active topics from the last 24 hours, the last 48 hours, or the last 7 days.
Here is an example of the current active topics from the last seven days
You can find the Active Topics link at the top of the page, or just use the link I provided above.
We love piano parties! If you are planning to hold one, please let us know.
Piano parties are a great way to share your love of playing (and listening) and an opportunity to get
non-players or haven’t played in years people interested. If you find yourself in the area of southwest Maine let me know, we
love to host piano parties whether it’s for two people or forty two.
2013 it was Brussels, Belgium
Not sure if there are pictures from Bulgaria?
We’ve also hosted a tour of European Piano Makers (2011), a Piano Cruise , a Piano Crawl (NY), and
Not sure what a piano party is?
Check out the links above, and this forum
Also, see this
We now have a special sub-forum under the Piano Forum specifically as a place for posts about members getting a new (to them) piano.
I love reading the threads posted by members who have finally purchased their piano.
And if you’ve found Piano World and/or the Forums to be helpful, we’d love to know that too.
Unfortunately these posts get buried quickly as new threads get created.
If you recently got a piano, or you know of a thread where someone is talking about getting their new piano, please let me know. I’d love to move the threads to this one central place for all to share in the joy of owning and playing a piano.
The New Piano Owners forum lives here , right under the primary Piano Forum.
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What’s Happening on the Piano Forums?
You can also choose other options like past 24 or 48 hours, active posts, unanswered posts.
In Our Online Store!
Have you visited our online store for music lovers?
PianoSupplies.com is a division of Piano World.
Sales in our online store help support Piano World.
Right now we have some Clearance Items on Sale
We also sell benches,lamps, cushions, music related party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment and so much more.
And we offer free shipping on Jansen Artist Benches* and CocoWeb Piano Lamps* (*contiguous U.S.)
I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours
(Show Us Your Piano Room Pictures)
This thread has been running for ten years now!
Every once in a while someone discovers it and adds pictures of their own Piano/Music room.
If you haven’t posted yours yet, please feel free to add them. We don’t care if you only have a keyboard sitting on a table or
If you would like to add your pictures to this thread PLEASE be sure to upload your pictures to our servers (see Posting Pictures on the Piano Forums below). Otherwise they may just disappear some day, as you will see in some of the posts in this thread.
And why is this important? Please see this post
Keeping Piano World and the Piano Forums going is a challenge. I get up every day thinking I need to find
That’s why we (Kathy and I) so appreciate it when one of our members/guests wants to show their support.
The support of our advertisers and sales in our online store (along with some piano tunings) is how
If you you’d like to show your support some other way, please visit our Support page.
Keep in mind one of the best ways you can help is to spread the word about Piano World and the Piano Forums.
And if you know someone in the southwest Maine or southeast New Hampshire area, tell them you know a really good piano tuner
Do you know of a particularly good thread you think others would enjoy?
Send me an email with a link to the thread (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send it from within the thread itself.
And if you find one that would make a really good addition to one of our FAQ areas, please let me know that too.
Waring International Piano Competition
Over $30,000 in prize money plus performance opportunities.
Junior (12 and under) and Intermediate (13-17) Competition
March 24th to April 1st, 2019
VIII Piano Bridges International Competition for Amateur Pianists
will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 1-7, 2018.
We welcome amateur pianists aged 17 and above from all countries,
Remember, if you know of any piano concerts, competitions, or events … let us know!
You can post in this section of the piano forums (and/or email us). Don’t forget to keep an eye on the forum below for
Have you visited the member recordings forums?
This is a great place to hear some of your fellow forums members.
The other is under the Fun Stuff category and contains hundreds of recordings of all types of wonderful music.
Here in the north it’s winter, we’ve already had temperatures as low as 15 degrees below zero (F).
On goes the heat, and down goes the humidity in your house, often WAY down.
This is bad for you as a human, and bad for your poor piano. In fact many manufacturers of high end pianos have a clause in their
Two Words – Relative Humidity
In winter, your furnace heats the air in your house and, by doing so, lowers its relative humidity. That makes the air dry.
Relative Humidity (RH) indicates the amount of water vapor, in percent, actually in the air compared to the maximum
A whole house humidifier would be ideal for you and your piano, but if your house isn’t already
If neither of these is practical, ask your piano tuner-technician about a system made specifically for your piano.
The Dampp Chaser / Piano Life Saver is one such system (there are other). Be sure your piano tech is experienced
By the way, for those of you are coming into your summer season (or tropical areas) the problem is the
The systems installed in the piano are also helpful in places like churches and schools
Did you know your piano should be tuned at least twice a year?
As a piano tuner I sometimes receive calls from
And how do you make music on a piano? By whacking those strings with felt wrapped
Yes, your piano needs to be tuned.
And it isn’t just playing that knocks your piano out of tune, changes in temperature and humidity are major factors.
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