How are piano players brain different than anyone else’s?
The piano is indeed a beautiful musical instrument. Isn’t it? To reach the ultimate aural perfection, piano players typically spend hundreds of hours for practicing different scales and phrases. While mastering these skills, these players develop an absolutely unique brain capacity. According to a recent scientific research, it has been proved that piano players’ brains are quite unique and different from others. Please keep reading and reveal six reasons that prove why pianists have a better brain structure.
What To Look For When Purchasing A Used Piano
The piano is one of the most popular and famous musical instruments across the globe. It has been played by some of the famous musicians, but is also one of the starter instruments that most newbies both young and old learn music on. The piano is a complex and large instrument that is often accompanied by a hefty price tag. This is why the market for a used piano is generally larger than for brand new ones. Although they may not be in their best condition, there are some benefits why you should consider buying a used piano. Here are some of the top pros and cons of purchasing a used piano.
Since the year 1900 when Yamaha built its first piano in Japan, it has consistently led various methods to improve its piano-making tradition. Its methods of making pianos have for years been very effective and satisfactory for all of its users. It releases pianos of the best quality and tone. The company has a history of producing some of the finest pianos. Yamaha uses better materials and designs to keep the standard of their products sky high. Today we are going to explore the different types of Yamaha pianos. Continue reading
By Terry Liebowitz
SPECIAL TO THE FORUM
The Gift of Music
“When pianos are on the wish list for the Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAF), Bob is our resident angel,” exclaimed FOundation President Mary Ann De-Grazia. Continue reading
I have been offering piano lessons to teenagers for quite some time now. Most of the teenagers I come across express little to no interest at all towards learning on how to play the instrument. However, in most cases at least for me, this stage is short-lived. From the many years, I have spent teaching teenagers on how to play the piano, I’ve come to learn the secret that will help them get motivated to learn the piano. The primary secret is connecting with your teen students in a way that will make them feel valued and understood. Continue reading
Taking piano lessons as an adult can feel like a doubting task to many, but one worth bearing through the initial hesitation. Leaning how to play the piano as a child is very different compared to learning as an adult. Piano lessons for adults are generally more fun than it is for kids. This is primarily because adults who take piano lessons do so because they really want to, which is certainly not true for kids that take the lessons because their parents want to. However, that is not the only reason why adults should take piano lessons. Here are some more benefits of taking piano lessons as an adult. Continue reading
Music and singing play an integral part of our culture. You will find that music is present in many aspects of our lives: movies, television, celebrations, holidays, worship, military ceremonies, and government. At home, music can become an important part of our culture- a natural part of our daily experience. Right from birth, parents use music as a way of soothing the child and showing them love and care. Parents can continue to build on these natural instincts by learning how music can positively impact a child’s development. Studies have shown that music and music training provide a wealth of benefits to children. Read on to find some of the benefits of music in early childhood. Continue reading
Investing in a piano is not a simple decision as it costs you a lot and it’s definitely a big investment in your life. For you to keep your piano for years and in good running condition, it’s important that you provide proper care for it. A piano is just like any other equipment or furniture at home and requires care and an appropriate way of cleaning. There are a number of things you need to know before you try to clean your piano. Read on to find out. Continue reading
Yamaha announced their latest piano in their series of AvantGrand pianos known as the NU1X. The NU1X is the successor to its very successful NU1 upright hybrid piano. The company has made some major updates to the AvantGrand NU1X as described in June 2013 by keyboard magazine. Some of the updates include the new gold standard that is in a self-contained but compact acoustic piano replacement. This feature elevates the piano playing experience to a level of quality that is unmatched in an instrument of this form. Continue reading
Yamaha’s new Clavinova CSP Digital Piano is something that’s never been seen before! It is the world’s first piano that is able to scan a user’s music library on a smart tablet and transfer those notes and chords to the piano in the form of lights. Even if you have never played the piano before, owners of this Clavinova will now be able to follow the stream of lights and play the tune to their favorite songs! Continue reading