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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What is a Metronome and How Do You Use One?

Somewhere lurking around in my music studio is a dusty old wooden metronome. It hasn’t seen the light of day in quite a while. A metronome is a device designed to make a clicking sound at regular intervals so that musicians can practice with a guide to keep them in time.  It can be set…

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Polyphony on digital pianos – how much is enough?

Polyphony on digital pianos is the maximum number of notes that a keybord can sound simultaneously. It can be 16, 32, 64, 128 or 256 notes. But how much is enough? This is a good question to ask when considering purchasing a digital piano. It doesn’t make a difference how good your digital piano sounds…

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Top digital piano brands

So you decided to learn playing piano. That’s cool! But how to choose the instrument? There are plenty of articles on the internet, and I will also tell you my experience and advice you some good options in my blog. As you know nowadays you don’t need to buy acoustic piano or grand piano, there…

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