The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys

Since their rise to fame a number of years ago, the Piano Guys have continued to release new songs and videos and their number of fans has continued to rise. They are currently underway with a US tour and many fans in the UK are hoping for the release of European tour dates in the near future. The Piano Guys continue to be one of the most popular classical and popular music mash up groups on the internet and hold much promise for the future. Continue reading “The Piano Guys”

Flight Of the Bumblebee

Aspiring pianists everywhere aim to one day be able to play the infamous Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This phenomenal piece of piano music is challenging for a number of reasons. The sheer speed at which it is normally played poses the biggest contest, but in order for the Flight of the Bumblebee to mimic the fast beating of a bumblebee’s wings, it really does need to be played at the speed of light. Along with the speed of the piece, it is a work of technicalities. The long chromatic passages ensure that only the most technically sound players will be able to master it!

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Piano Day

This year there are many events happening to celebrate Piano Day including piano concerts, showcases and even piano themed baking! The celebrations will take place on the 88th day of the year to celebrate the number of keys found on a piano – this year it happens to be on the 29th March and preparations are already well underway! Continue reading “Piano Day”

The Importance of Scales

Scales – the bane of every pianist’s life

At some point in every classical pianist’s life, they have been faced with scales. From a simple C major scale to fiendish chromatic scales in minor thirds, we all have to do them if we want to pass our piano exams with flying colours, but why?
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Time for a New Piano? Take a Look at the Kawai KDP-110!

Time for a new piano?

Is your piano old and tired? Has it seen better days? Are you in need of a beautiful new instrument? Well, there is no need to look any further because a beautiful brand new digital piano has been released from Kawai! The brand new 2018 model KDP-110 has just been released and is available to buy today from Chase Direct.

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David Beckham Supports PTSD.

David Beckham has recently been nominated by Director Guy Ritchie to partake in the 22 Million Push up challenge. The challenge is to honour servicemen and servicewomen who are currently suffering with PTSD and to remember those who it got the better of, resulting in heart-breaking suicide.

Not everyone is familiar with the term PTSD and many have never heard of this before; this is a mental condition which affects people of all ages and is a ‘memory filing error’.

If one were to Image result for david beckhamexperience a traumatising event, the mind would not file this memory until the danger has passed. Once the danger has eventually passed the mind will then present the memory and file this away with all senses attached to this including touch, taste, sound, vision, movement, and smell. However the initial presentation of the memory can be traumatising itself as this can be extremely real to the person experiencing this.

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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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Clavinova recognised as one of “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time”

The Yamaha Clavinova digital piano has fought off fierce competition, and been named on Time magazine’s list of “50 most influential gadgets of all times”.

Yamaha Clavinova named as one of Times 50 most influential gadgets
Fighting off fierce competition…the Clavinova has been named on Time’s list of 50 most inflential gadgets ever

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Scientist translates DNA into piano music

A science student from California has made a major breakthrough in the world of music – by translating DNA of a deadly disease into piano sheet music.

DNA for Huntingtons disease translated into piano music
The DNA for Huntingtons disease depicted as sheet music

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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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