Grand Vs. Upright Pianos: What’s The Difference?

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Grand and uprights are two of the primary types of pianos that you’ll want to become familiar with. To the inexperienced player, it might not mean much, but as you grow, you’ll find that the kind of piano you are using does matter, not only in sound and playability but other aspects such as space and maintenance. This guide will …

The Pros & Cons Of Digital Pianos

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Digital pianos have a lot to offer to anyone looking for their first piano or even seasoned pianists who are looking for something a little more accommodating for their homes. But are they without fault? This guide will lay down the pros and cons of digital pianos so you can decide if they are right for you and your needs. …

Ivory Keys: Why Pianos No Longer Use Them

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The words ebony and ivory are a couple of words that are typically synonymous with the piano, and it’s true – historically, the keys on the piano were made from these two materials. However, this tradition is no longer the case, and this article will explain why you probably won’t see a keyboard with ivories too often or at all …

How To Teach Yourself To Read Piano Sheet Music

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Sight-reading can be intimidating to a lot of beginner musicians, but by learning the basics of reading music and practicing this skill, you naturally will get better at it. I will be teaching you the fundamentals of reading music so that you can apply the knowledge to your everyday practice and eventually become fluent in sight-reading music while playing the …

A Beginner’s Guide To The Notes On The Piano

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Knowing what the notes are on the piano by heart is the most essential step to learning how to play this beautiful instrument. It will open doors to other foundational aspects of piano playing, and luckily, with a little bit of studying and memorization, you’ll be on the right track to becoming a great pianist. In this guide, I will …