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?
Space is a consideration for many people when they consider buying a piano. Many people now live in cramped apartments and small houses. Pianos are big, and it’s important that you do your research before buying one to make sure that you actually have the space for it. When most manufacturers advertise their pianos, they focus … Read more How wide is a piano?
While this blog is mainly about learning how to play, maintain and learn the piano, this topic is worth talking about. Chances are, even if you don’t want to quit the piano, you’re going to end up needing to sell a piano at some point or another. Perhaps you’ve slaved away at your trusty old … Read more Where to sell a piano
Digital pianos are great. They offer you a substantial musical experience that rivals some acoustic pianos, without the volume, the bulk or the significant maintenance cost that comes with an acoustic piano. However, a digital piano, in my opinion, is nothing without a quality pair of headphones. Sure, you can use the headphones that came … Read more The 5 Best Headphones for a Digital Piano
The short answer: somewhere between $70,000 and $150,000.For many musicians, a Steinway grand piano is their dream piano. Most serious musicians have played one and recognise them to be some of the very best pianos that exist. While there are more expensive pianos, namely luxury models by Bosendorfer and Fazioli, the Steinway represents the goal … Read more How much does a Steinway grand piano cost?
Most pianists are generally aware of what the two most common pedals on a piano do; the left pedal makes the sound softer, and the right pedal sustains the sound, making it longer. But many pianists are very confused by the middle pedal. Many simply don’t know how to use it, what it does or … Read more What does the middle pedal on a piano do?
Tuning a piano is one of the most important things you can do for your piano. It’s one of the key aspects of owning and maintaining a piano, but very few actually understand what it does and why do it. So why do you need to tune a piano?Tuning a piano doesn’t just involve making … Read more Why do you need to tune a piano?
This is a common question when it comes to learning any instrument. Sure, you’ve bought yourself a piano, got a teacher, maybe signed up to an app like Flowkey or Simply Piano. But how long will it take for you to actually be able to say “yes, I can play the piano?” You’ve made a … Read more How long does it take to learn the piano?
If you’ve got an acoustic piano, you will definitely have been there. One of your keys starts to stick. It’s one of the most frustrating things about owning a piano, and while it doesn’t generally happen too often, you may find yourself troubled by it if you live in a warm or humid climate. In … Read more How to fix stuck piano keys