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Digital Piano Terminology

Digital Piano Terminology

The digital piano is one of those instruments that offers endless possibilities when it comes to things that can be done with it from a musical standpoint. If you are starting out then a lot of the terms used in relation to digital pianos might seem alien or out of context. To make this journey easier, we have compiled a list of piano terminology that can come in handy.     Action This is what describes the way the keys...
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Piano Pedalling Techniques – From Beginner to Advanced

Piano Pedalling Techniques – From Beginner to Advanced

If you are a pianist who is just starting out or are an intermediate then you will have come across this situation where you listen to someone play and it just sounds exquisite but once you try to replicate the same piece of music, it sounds nowhere close to what you had heard. This is often down to the use of the piano pedals. They might look mundane but at the feet of a skilled pianist, they can create magic....
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10 Tips To Memorize Music

10 Tips To Memorize Music

Learning to play an instrument is a fun pass time and a good life skill. No matter what instrument you decide to learn though, you will need to memorize music. That also includes learning to sing. Memorizing isn’t always easy and memorizing music is included in that. How do you learn to memorize music?     Choose The Right Practice Area Sure, if you are in a band, you might end up playing in a loud environment. For most of...
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Is Playing The Piano A Brain Booster?

Is Playing The Piano A Brain Booster?

Many people say that playing the piano is a brain booster but they don’t know that there is actual proof behind it. The effect of playing the piano on the brain is something that has been thoroughly studied. Each study has shown a variety of benefits to the brain. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that playing the piano can boost your brain abilities.     Enhancing Your Ability To Multitask Playing the piano often requires your...
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Will AI in Music Replace the Composer and Improvisor

Will AI in Music Replace the Composer and Improvisor

There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a reality. We know that there have already been attempts to build computers that can ‘replicate’ the process of composition. The questions are, are they, and will they ever be any good? We know from the history of computing, that once standard operating systems become readily available and usable, then a host of new applications follow very quickly. When a similar level of hardware building blocks is available, then robotics...
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Technical Demands of Famous Pianists

Technical Demands of Famous Pianists

The hundred and fifty years between 1750 and 1900 were a period of incredible advancement; travel was revolutionised by the railways; the printing presses were able to distribute copies of everything cheaply, especially for music, from daily news to novels and piano scores; machinery changed the way we produced goods. Music was no different, and the composers developed existing forms of composition – sonata form, for example – to be almost unrecognisable from how they had been when Bach passed...
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Which Piano Brands do Top Concert Pianists Prefer

Which Piano Brands do Top Concert Pianists Prefer

There is no question that Steinway Grand Pianos dominate the concert halls of the world, and while these wondrous mechanical instruments made up of over 12,000 parts, are undoubtedly made by one of the best piano manufacturers, this has as much to do with their aggressive marketing and wooing of pianists and composers of note. But there is nothing new in this – Beethoven was chased by the English piano manufacturer, John Broadwood to have one of his pianos. Unfortunately,...
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