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What for life without “pianina“?

Here and children grew up, tricky began to ask questions. You think for a long time of with what with advantage to occupy the child how to fill up his time that:

If to most of parents hardly has to be counted on the last point, then from the first five it is possible to cut out a certain compromise. Let`s say the child successfully passed a drawing circle, and you already re-stuck wall-paper in the room. Now sport. Business is necessary, all pro. Even grandmothers agree to carry the grandson in turn. But it is not enough. The child needs something “as a hobby“. Perhaps, it is music?

A here still Sofya Alfredovna some repeats that the child has a unique hearing. And if you have Van Gogh`s ear for music, and you by music passed in the childhood, then and in this case will reflect. And if is not present - that God ordered. It was necessary to choose the tool.

Violin, violinist... Somehow confuses. Speak, the first several years parents of the pupil should listen to sharp false sounds instead of music.

Clarinet... it is a pity for teeth.

Guitar? A guitar - it is good. But it is somehow frivolous, nonfundamental.

A here grand piano! King of tools. Solidly. Only heavy it is sick and takes places much.

Then piano. Generally, the same, and is much more compact and is popular., in an orchestra the pianist is the closest to the conductor sits, and it is visible it best of all. And at neighbors from above someone the second month of “Groundhog“ torments. Than we it is worse? We it is better! It is solved! Let`s give on a piano.

here in a family conversation on begins

I about what, actually, and this article, that is about a piano is written.

the Husband gloomy remembers

how they in army six together dragged to the commander old “Chord“ on the 7th floor, and takes a position contra, hypothetically inclining nevertheless to a violin or a clarinet (he, obviously, does not know, as in this case in a year - another the piano again - will be required).

the Grandmother, certainly, firmly pro, but vaguely feels a certain melancholy, looking at a favourite dresser, and understanding that there is no other place in the room for a piano just. And the son-in-law dreams to throw out him long ago!

you as the person who got used “to settle“ thinly family situations you understand what on it can be played, having dragged the husband on the party. But grandmother? And here the wise thought comes: it is necessary to buy electronic “keys“. And it is inexpensive, and lungs - took an armpit and incurred, and it is not necessary to adjust, and is not afraid of drafts.

of Feet!

A it is serious now.

should answer Us with

several questions.

at the beginning of an era of blossoming of electronic music discussion about whether will die off acoustic tools under the pressure of electronic simulants arose. It would seem, conveniently, rather cheap, and the sound can be elicited what you will wish. Without going into technical details how samples, one may say, that “are stitched“, really, having chosen the program, you will elicit sounds of concrete, maybe, unique acoustic tool from “toy“. But all of you press equally conditional button (though it is frequent also cunning, equipped with dynamic sensors). That is the key distinguishes blow force, and the car gives to the corresponding loudness a sound (and and there is nothing to speak about a timbre - opportunities boundless).


But “hulk“, that is manual feeling - absolutely not adequately traditional mechanics. I speak about so-called “nakhdruk“ - the term famous more to adjusters, than musicians. In other words, at the time of return of a hammer in the movement of a key hardly noticeable “failure“ behind which the key falls still approximately by 2 mm in a free wheeling is felt.

this moment is extremely important

For pianists. Increase this parameter - the keyboard “will lose“ in depth and dynamic properties, reduce - will become viscous, inconvenient. I will dare to claim that any electronic keyboard analog has no such opportunities, including also latest models in which keys hang the centers on pins, as in traditional mechanics.

one more “sacral“ aspect Exists. Between fingers of the performer and the sounding string, say, a grand piano the intermediary one - the wooden, checked by time mechanism, as they say, simple and honest.

the Musician gets used to feelings, begins to feel the tool, as if gets used to it, and there is an invisible communication (a sound as continuation of a finger of the pianist). This communication is felt sometimes by the listeners sitting in the hall. Moreover, they join in this contact, there is already a communication between the performer and the hall. It cannot be measured or explained, it can only be felt. Those who were at “live“ concerts of great performers will understand me.

When intermediaries become too much (electronic schemes, the processor, the modulator, amplifier, etc.), this communication is torn, music “grows stiff“. I mean, of course, not music in general, that is not any music. Because as Ilf and Petrov`s famous character spoke:“ To whom and mare bride“.

What from this follows?

In - the first, classical musicians remained are faithful to the acoustic tools, and the fortepianostroyeniye still takes the place and perfectly develops, without entering competitive fight against production of digital fellows. Electronic musical instruments occupied the quite reasonable niche, and the discussion mentioned above by itself stopped. All kept the own opinion.

In - the second, hardly all dream to make the great maestro of the child, having deprived of it the childhood (and differently will not leave). But any serious teacher will not undertake to train the child on an electronic piano. He will not be able just to “deliver“ it a hand.

Plus to everything, the powerful program stuffing distracts the opportunities from real exercises without which you will not learn to play. And inclusion of additional sound effects in the plain exercises immerses the child in a kind of that hateful virtual reality which has with real skill nothing in common.

All these problems are absent in communication with the “live“ traditional tool.

If you read up

still, and it did not become boring for you, allow to thank you and to congratulate itself. It will be simpler further.

So, you decided to buy a piano. What to choose? Domestic or import? New or second-hand?

Strangely enough, the analogy to purchase of the car arises with

here. The domestic fortepianostroyeniye is very similar to domestic automotive industry. Obviously, it is better to buy the foreign car second-hand (to a certain extent), than new “Lada“. Yes patriots and adherents of the Russian automotive industry will forgive me.

the Most reliable and durable are pianos of the Czech production, the benefit in their Soviet period was delivered much. These are tools of firms Petrof, Weinbach, Rosler, Sholze.

the German pianos are good

too, but concede in the plan of durability and often bear in themselves big problems (I mean small-sized tools of times of GDR: Ronisch, Geer, Zimmermann, etc. About pre-war pianos conversation special. The German pianos 10 - 30kh of the XX century can be carried to the category of rarities. And though finishing their mind can cost decent money, they are worth it. However, the price for a complete repair and a restavryation can be lower, than the cost of new, even domestic piano.

not to offend domestic producer at all, it is necessary to tell that for a start the child can quite manage our “Lyrics“, “Dawn“, etc. The main argument - their low price in the secondary market. And matter is not that their quality absolutely “any“. It was let simply out them at the time of the USSR much, and now the offer advances demand.

Many give to

a piano for nothing as superfluous. And here it is necessary to be attentive. Not to peck on low cost, and that can cost dearer. Professional loaders bear a piano together easily and with a smile. And here independently to take out it on a garbage can (if it is stuff) it is problematic, and it is a pity to pay money for it.

As to be? Answer simple: not to take, and to watch that is beautiful that inside. However, here you need consultation of the expert.

If you already bought a piano, it is very important where you will put it. Categorically it is impossible to put the tool near heating devices, on direct drafts, at external walls (especially in houses from cast concrete). The best place - a corner, distant from a window, but not on the “door-a window“ line.

humidity of air is of Great importance for a system of the tool. Optimum conditions are museum 60% of humidity. But constantly to observe this value it is unreal. Therefore you watch that, especially did not fall to winter time, humidity lower than 40%. It is possible to support her by means of the artificial humidifiers, and also natural, i.e. flowers or an aquarium. As for a notorious can with water in a piano, it is conversation special. It is better to do without it, of course. But the tool rassushenny once as “the water addict“, will need it almost constantly.

As for control of a piano, its frequency depends on as far as the tool steadily holds a system as intensively he is exploited, and also from a state of environment what it was already told about. On average, the standard norms - 1 - 2 time in a year at occupations near 2kh hours a day. However, it individually.

Some a grief - parents (from those to which the bear everything is stepped on an ear) do not invite the adjuster while or keys do not cease “to answer“, or the poor child will not go on strike. And playing the untuned piano leads to a number of sad consequences:

I Hope, you will not allow such relation to musical occupations of the child, and let his progress will be to you the best award for all your efforts!