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    Dennis Dooley
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    @DennisDooley

    One of my piano friends brought this piano to my attention. I can’t decide if I like this or not. It is quite different. What do you think?
    Una Corda Piano

    #16634

    Milan Zamazal
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    @pdm

    Interesting. I listened to Frahm’s music last week by coincidence, for the first time. I didn’t know he uses such special instruments. Thanks for sharing.

    #16637

    Dennis Dooley
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    @DennisDooley

    Hi Milan,

    My piano friends and I are having a discussion about the advantage of playing the Una Corda piano. Some think that seeing the hammers in motion is an advantage in producing a nice sound as it also adds a visual dimention. Maybe that is the reason we sometimes see people playing an upright acoustic piano with the front panel removed. Interesting.

    Take care,

    #17787

    Benjamin van Beek
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    @BenjaminvanBeek

    I don’t know about una corda piano, but taking the front panel away from an upright piano is not – in my case – to see the hammers moving but to hear the overwhelming beauty and brightness of the sound that is mostly muted by the front panel.

    #17794

    Dennis Dooley
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    @DennisDooley

    @benjaminvanbeek

    I agree, Benjamin. The sound is very different when the front panel is removed. It is the same with a grand piano where there is a huge difference in the sound depending on the lid being fully open or completely closed. The quality of the sound of a piano adds considerably to my enjoyment of a piano performance.

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