How to Play the Piano by Ear

Traditionally, people who learn the piano also learn to read sheet music as this is a convenient way to learn how to play songs. But now and then someone by-passes learning to read music in favor of playing by ear. Usually these tend to be self-taught pianists. Playing the piano “by ear” really just means…

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How to Promote Your Original Piano Works

Being a pianist is a wonderful thing. You spend your days learning, creating and playing beautiful music. More importantly, playing the piano makes your life better and it definitely makes other people happy. Yes, being a pianist is a wonderful and noble profession. Unfortunately, these days piano is not as popular as it once was….

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5 Common Mistakes Made by Piano Beginners

There are certain things beginners do that hold them back from progressing on the piano as fast as they could.  Here, we look at the most common of those mistakes. Beginners look at their hands instead of looking up at their sheet music The instinct is natural – we are doing complex movements with our…

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How Piano Teachers Are Adapting Due To COVID-19

Music teachers, particularly those that have in-home piano studios, have had a tough break since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, rendering in-person lessons unsafe. Piano teachers have had to pivot their way of teaching to adapt in ways that were never utilized before. One of the most important takeaways from this time, though, is that we…

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What are the pedals for and do I need one?

The pedals on a piano are an integral part of the piano, but they are quite often overlooked. If you’re starting out on your journey of learning the piano, you might be wondering what they are for – and if you have an electronic piano that didn’t come with a pedal, you might be wondering…

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6 Piano Learning Myths Debunked

Very often you find a lot of reasons not to start something new in your life. This is normal, because we all are used to live in our comfort zone. Piano learning is not an exception. I’ve collected 6 piano learning myths which many people think of instead of just trying to start. You can’t…

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Reasons Why People Give Up Learning the Piano

There can be many reasons why people give up playing the piano ranging from lack of time to injured wrist. But there are some very common reasons that crop up again and again and some of these reasons are avoidable. Adults and children tend to give up learning the piano for different reasons. We’re going…

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How to Look After Your Piano

So, do you love your piano? Is it a brand new glossy one just beginning its journey – or maybe it’s a pre-loved piano sporting the scars of a few decades of music making? Or it’s a modern electronic piano which you have for gigs and travelling? I’ve had many acoustic pianos in my life,…

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The History (Evolution) of the Piano

Until the piano was invented, musical keyboards were organs or clavichords with very small keyboards and keys that just played at one volume with very little resonance. The piano was invented by the Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori, around 1700. He invented the hammer and escapement action, which enabled the piano player to control the volume of…

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