A pre-dawn digital piano work-out (Yamaha Arius 141)

Digitals have a snug and secure place in my new, pint-size Bezerkeley apartment. It’s because noise ordinances drastically alter my playing opportunities. I can’t practice after 10 p.m. or before 9 a.m.

So how do I handle unbridled musical passion in the off hours?

Simple! I grab the nearest set of earphones, and saddle up with my Yamaha Arius 141 digital console.

No infomercial, please!


Yesterday, an old Haydn Sonata in D Major, (Hob XVI 37 ) dating to my high school days, popped back into my life, and to say that it was technically challenging would be an understatement.

Yet, the closest I’d get my hands on it, was at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m.

Not a problem…

With Sennheisers within easy reach, I was in full gear in my cozy space.

So here’s a snatch of video with technique-based applications to the Haydn.

And now Papa’s sonata, in the light of day, as played on my Steinway:




About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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2 Responses to A pre-dawn digital piano work-out (Yamaha Arius 141)

  1. Johan says:

    Well, I own an Arius YDP 161. I wait on my 2nd hand Rameau acoustic to be delivered end of the month. After reading this, i will surely keep it to play on moments when it should be quit in the house.
    PS: Perhaps any experience on this brand of piano?


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