Timeless Japanese poems revived for digital piano

They’re reaped in deep history and culture, and now timeless Japanese Waka poems, dating back from the 13th century, are being revived for a   modern day instrument – the digital piano.

Japanese waka poems have been revived for the digital piano era
Reaped in history…13th century poems revived for digital piano

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Pokemon pianist takes internet by storm

You have to be living under the rock if you haven’t heard about Pokemon Go! The recent  app, involving everybodys favourite 90’s cartoon monstors has taken the world by storm, and doesn’t it just keep on growing. Pokemons now even taking the internet by storm in the world of digital piano!

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Syrian pianist refugee a sell-out in Germany

A refugee forced to flee Syria, leaving behind his family and friends is now performing to sell-out piano concert crowds in Germany.

concert worthy, Aeman Ahmed now plays to sell-out crowds
war torn…Aeman Ahmad played piano around the rubble of Syria

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Piano teacher still hitting the right notes at 93!

The year was 1938, and the second world war had yet to begin. A young, 16 year old Frieda Hart began as a teacher to give piano lessons to those around her, in her small mid west American town. 78 years later, at the ripe of age of 93, and she continues to do the same.

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Still playing – 98 year old Frieda Hart is thought to be the worlds oldest piano teacher

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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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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 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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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.

 

musics best on a digital piano
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.

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

 

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