Synthesiser – the history!

The synthesisers been the icon of many a 1980’s music fan. Indeed, Chase Music were iconic for them back in the day. They did not, however, find themselves fame properly until Yamaha (who are, of course, now widely known for their fantastic range of digital pianos and keyboards) released the Synth DX7.

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Synth – the icon of the 1980’s

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Man completes TEN HOUR piano marathon for charity

A man deeply affected by the deteroation of his music teacher to Motor Neurone Disease has just completed a ten hour digital piano playing marathon, to raise thousands of pounds for the MND charity.

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Ten hours and much ear ringing later…Barrie Crawford completes piano marathon to raise money for MND

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Piano that teaches you to play through use of iPad!

Have you ever found that learning to play the piano is a daunting, tiring task? Or that they are too expensive? One smart hopes to eliminate these problems, by trying to offer them itself.

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the One Smart piano aim to teach piano through the use of an iPad

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Piano playing robot stuns with Stevie Wonder recital

Technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the past century. We recently saw a self-playing piano in the streets of Cambridge. Now, however, we have an  actual robot pianist.

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Children who practice piano deemed more successful as adults

Many of us may know how to tickle the ivories on the digital piano, and play the odd tune. Some of us may not have the first clue. Others may have been learning as a child. New research has now shown that those who did have lessons as children, tend to go on to be more succesful later on in life.

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Learning piano has been proven to be beneficial in adult life

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Why learning musical instruments is so beneficial

If you’re a musician of any sort, then you’ll probably agree that learning to play a musical instrument is fun. It can be hours of entertainment, wether you are a student at school learning digital piano, in a band on the guitar, or just taking up a hobby. It does, however, come with so many other benefits.

 

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tickling the ivories – but why is learning how to play an instrument so rewarding?

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Robot piano can play any song of its own accord

It can play over 400 songs with the swipe of a finger. Eidelweiss, the Cambridge company that brought to you the worlds first design-your-own digital piano, have upped their game. Meet the robot piano. The Eidellweis Self Play uses a designated iPod with a vast back catalogue, and it plays the tunes.

 

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Enjoying the music – Cambridge shoppers dance along to self-playing piano

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Digital Pianos – the lowdown

Musics always changing. Digital pianos are the present and future. They are everywhere you go, wether you realise is or not. But what makes the digital piano so much superior to that of its predessors?  As Bob Dylan said, the times are a changing, and more and more people are choosing digital over acoustic. The facts are simple, really. Below are the highlighted reasons why you, too, should join the digital piano era.

 

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Digital piano – the way forward.

 

 

 

 

 

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80’s replica Synth app released for iOs

If you’re a fan of synthesizers, you’ll know that Chase were infamous for the selling of them throughout the 1980’s – the synth decade. If you’re also a fan of apps, you may also be aware that the likes of Korg already have their own synthesizer app for iOs.

Now, however, there is a new kid on the block. New York-based group Electro-Harmonix have introduced the Mini-Synthesizer EH-1600  to iPhone and iPad, which is basically a digital re-creation of an authentic 80’s analog synth.

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Sweet synth-phony…Electro-Harmonicks recreate 80s snyth for iPad and iPhones

 

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Musical movement helps teach piano

Musical movement at your fingertips. That’s how the company behind this revolutionary new concept describe it. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the digital piano in a fun and new-age way, then look no further than Andante. Learn to play the keys by watching these dancing holograms quite literally walk across the keys.

 

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Musical movement at your fingertips – holograms help teach piano

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