How to make piano practice fun

Learning the digital piano isn’t alwas riviting. The words “practicing” and “fun” don’t usually go together.  The facts are practice takes time, effort and an abundance of patience. But that doesn’t mean it always has to be boring. Below are some highlighted top tips to try and bring some fun back into tinkling those ivory keys!

Fun ways to make piano practicing bearable
Break the cycle of the dull piano practice, and make learning fun again

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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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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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Piano keys replaced by futuristic design

When you think of your average, run-of-the-mill digital piano, you think, of course, first and foremost of the keys. Those dazzling black and white ivories, tinkling away. However, the future is here, and it has different ideas. Meet the Seaboard Grand. The futuristic keyless digital piano, that uses continuous touch ‘key-waves’. The fretless piano of the future.

 

Keyless digital piano unveiled
Is it a washboard? Is it a plane? No, it’s a digital piano.

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Cambridge pianist pioneers create a build-your-own-piano

In a revolutionary twist for piano pioneers everywhere, a company in Cambridge have just designed the worlds very first create-your-own-piano.

 

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A first for the world – a create-your-own piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas from Chase

Merry Christmas from the team here at Chase Music!!

 

This year has been a year of electric pianos! We have seen the release of some lovely new digital pianos and the digital piano technology is as up to date as it ever has been and shows huge promise for the future.

 

Merry Christmas from Chase!!!

 

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