One of the most neglected aspects of learning the piano nowadays is sight reading. One of the most useful, necessary skills when playing a musical instrument is sadly sidelined by most students and teachers because “it’s too hard,” or “it’s too much work to teach it properly.”Unfortunately, this has led to most pianists being unable to sight read properly. This problem is … Read more The Pianist’s Guide to Sight Reading
Whether you are a performer or a composer, there comes a time in most pianists’ lives when they need to record themselves playing. Maybe for an exam, or for an audition, or maybe you just want to hear what your playing sounds like. There are a number of ways you can record your piano, and not … Read more The Complete Guide to Recording a Piano at Home
Over the several hundreds of years the piano has taken to develop, the number of keys has changed dramatically, from as little as 32 keys when the piano was first developed, to up to 96 keys on a modern Bosendorfer Imperial. But why is this important to you when buying a piano today? Is it … Read more How many octaves on a piano?
If you’re in the market for an entry level digital piano, you’ve probably come across at least one of these two options. Yamaha is one of the most prolific manufacturers of digital pianos, and their range is so extensive that it’s sometimes difficult to choose between the different pianos they make. Fortunately, sites like mine are … Read more Yamaha P125 vs Yamaha P45
In this review we are going to take an in-depth review into the Yamaha P45. The Yamaha P45 is an entry-level, portable instrument released by Yamaha in 2015. It replaces the P35 in Yamaha’s “P” lineup. Yamaha makes lots of pianos in the “P” series, including the mid-range P125 which we’ve reviewed before, and the P515 … Read more Yamaha P45 (P71) Review: The Best Beginner Piano?
In this review, we’re going to take a thorough, in-depth look at the Korg LP380. This piano is an intermediate level slimline digital piano, priced in the middle of the market. However, it’s far from an average piano, and you get a lot for your money. The Korg LP380 is an upgrade from the LP350 and … Read more Korg LP380 Review: A Great Budget Option
Many people looking to buy a digital piano don’t really know where to start. There are so many models and variations on the market that it’s hard to know what sets them apart. However, I’m going to try to dispel a couple of these myths and breathe some clarity into what is a very confusing field. One … Read more What is polyphony on a digital piano?
Traditionally, this site has focused on review and informational articles on digital pianos. I’ve written some articles on upright pianos and acoustic pianos, but not much. I’d like to change that, as I believe there’s a significant portion of this blog’s readership that would benefit from review content around upright and acoustic pianos.In this article … Read more Yamaha U1 Review: The Best Upright Piano?
One of the great things about the internet is that it has allowed evolution and advancement in so many industries. For example, in business, tools like Slack and Zoom allow you to communicate with colleagues on the other side of the world as if they were in the same office. The music industry is no … Read more How do online piano lessons work?
“Scales.” The very word strikes fear into the hearts of piano students around the world. Why on earth would you want to practice scales, anyway? They’re so unbelievably boring and tedious that there couldn’t possibly be any benefit to practicing them. Why learn piano scales?If this sounds familiar, then you aren’t alone. I’ll confess that … Read more Why you need to practice your piano scales right now