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comment Why is the piano such a commonly used instrument?
Reed organs sound "churchy" and are associated with little old ladies and hymn-singing. They are OK for some of the maudlin songs of the late 19th century like "In The Baggage Coach Ahead" and "She's More To Be Pitied Than Censured" but those songs went out of style. Ragtime and fast dance music just don't work on a reed organ. (Mine is a 1906 Estey, about as standard as they come.)
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answered When learning scales, is it important to know which key is being pressed when?
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comment playing softly - full grand piano
Yes, each key needs to be separately adjusted. There are leather and felt pads involved, which pack down over time, and are sensitive to changes in humidity.
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comment Were the Goldbergs meant to be played in one go?
Rachmaninoff wasn't so lucky. He wrote the Eighteenth Variation (as featured in the movie "Groundhog Day").
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