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Christmas Present for a Pianist

Discussion in 'Musicians' started by the_fuzz, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. the_fuzz

    the_fuzz Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Was hoping someone here would be able to help.

    My wife loves the piano and plays it probably about 2-3 hours a day. We recently got a new Baby grand and I was trying to think of a Christmas present for a "pianist"

    Anyone have any ideas - BTW I know nothing about piano.........

    She already has a nice chair/seat and obviously a nice piano, so I have no idea what else a pianist would want?
     
  2. othy

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    Sheet music.

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    the_fuzz

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    yeah, I thought about that but I wouldn't know what "music" - she plays modern music like radiohead, coldplay, I guess I would look for modern sheet music??

    Can anyone recommend any good store - physical or online?
     
  4. PsydFX

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    How about something like a nice metronome that matches the finish of the baby grand?
     
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    yeah, she already has one.

    I think I might just go a few nice sheet music books or similar
     
  6. mshagg

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    A nice, well matched lamp?
     
  7. BigandY

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    See if you can find a phrase trainer

    I know they make them for guitar but not sure about piano
     
  8. akashra

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    Tuning fork.
    A good duster/cloth to get in between the keys.
    A nice rack on which to organise sheet music.
    Blank sheet music paper.
    A lamp for reading music.
    Piano lessons.
     
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    the_fuzz

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    In regards to the lamp - thought about that, but she hates the idea of anything sitting on it, so it would have to be a floor lamp - might have a look

    I thought about the sheet music rack - any good stores to buy one from?
     
  10. tired

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    One of those Beethoven style head statues but of her head :leet:
     
  11. tompee

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    One does not simply
    tune a piano
     
  12. fishman_71

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    I studied piano for 10 years until I switched to voice so I'm a little out of it, but I would have said a gift voucher to Allans until recently, so no.

    Visit your local music shop and see if they do sheet music for piano, or find a piece/composer/group she loves and get some random piece of their's perhaps.

    alternatively
    www.themusicshop.com.au (incredible selection, search engine difficulty score is 10)
    www.sheetmusic.com (also incredible selection)
    www.bookdeository.co.uk (not so well organised)

    and
    http://www.blanksheetmusic.net/ (what it says on the label :) )
     

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