Tag: Electronic Keyboard

Help Beat the Winter Blues by Learning to Play an Instrument

By: Luzerna Solon

It will be winter again before we know it! I am so happy, I cannot wait! What did you think, about what you just read? Do you feel the same way about winter time as I do? If you are like the average person, you probably thought this guy is wacko, or something.

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It’s just that I have enjoyed every season since I was a young child, to me they each have great things, and nothing is worse in one season over the other.Continue reading Help Beat the Winter Blues by Learning to Play an Instrument

How To Teach Yourself Piano Playing

By Chris Chew

As we all know, the piano is an elegant musical instrument that may look a wee bit intimidating to learn how to play it yourself. But if you want to save on expensive tuition fees, then you can teach yourself how to play piano as it can be done. This article will show you how to do it.

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First of all, you need to decide what style or what kind of pianist you want to be. If you aspire to be a concert pianist, then you need to learn the classical styles of great composers such as Beethoven or Mozart. To learn classical piano, you must be able to read notes and thus this form may be more difficult to teach yourself.

But if you only want to learn the piano so that you can accompany a singer or play songs that you have written yourself, then you can start by just learning how to play piano chords and add in the frills and thrills later as you get more proficient as a piano player. Of course, learning this way is much easier.Continue reading How To Teach Yourself Piano Playing

Choosing an Electronic Keyboard

By Lisa Beatty

Buying a keyboard can be a daunting task. The sheer number and range of electronic keyboards on the market today is astronomical. In fact the specifications, gadgets and buttons to press on even the most basic models of keyboard can be overwhelming. If you are a beginner or experienced musician it doesn’t matter, choosing the correct keyboard can be a skill in its own right.

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Keyboards differ from normal pianos in quite a few ways. A keyboard tries to mimic the layout and action of a normal piano. Large numbers of people in today’s market prefer the convenience and flexibility they keyboard offers over a traditional piano. Not only can you use a keyboard to create original and varied types of music without the need for multiple instruments will also today’s electronic keyboards actually can last longer and need less maintenance than traditional pianos.

Traditional pianos regularly need maintenance to be carried out by a professional piano tuner. Using a professional piano tuner has become more difficult as this profession is dying out. This also makes using one of these piano tuners expensive.Continue reading Choosing an Electronic Keyboard

Music Basics – Introduction

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Following is the first in a series of articles on a Music Basics Guide for the Beginning Musician. For those just starting out or unsure of some of the terminology used in music theory and practice, this provides a good reference for the history and terms used by musicians.

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By Jan Durrant

Hello! Welcome to the wonderful world of music.Continue reading Music Basics – Introduction

Gift Ideas For Music Lovers

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By Jane Karwoski

Do you know someone who loves music?

Well, there are some fantastic items on the market right now for the avid music fan.

MP3 players make great gifts for everyone. This fun and trendy technological invention allows the user the freedom to make and store his or her personal choice of songs for listening whenever or wherever they go. Also on the market are docking stations for Mp3 players for listening in the area of your choice. These items are very popular with the young set; but would certainly be appreciated by anyone who listens to music on a regular basis.

CD players always make great gifts for anyone. Portable, stand-alone, and mini versions of this item are available. Easy to operate and affordable, you can have one in every room of the house. Most players have the capability of playing CDs in all formats, but make sure you purchase one that plays mostly all the formats available especially if the recipient likes to record music from the computer to blank CDRs. I personally love to create compilation CDRs of my favorite tunes.Continue reading Gift Ideas For Music Lovers