Category Archives: Piano and Keyboard

It’s all in the hands: balance, dynamics, and tone

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning how to balance your hands on the piano is an important skill to develop. Developing solid and consistent control over your tone, dynamics, and articulation is a skill that is not built overnight. It takes months and years of practice to build a strong sound on … Continue reading It’s all in the hands: balance, dynamics, and tone

Oberheim Begins Shipping OB-X8 Eight-Voice Analog Synthesizer

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Oberheim today began shipping the OB-X8: an eight-voice polyphonic analog synth that combines the classic sound and key features of the legendary OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 products from the 1980s – including all of the original presets that gave them their signature sounds.   “It’s an exciting … Continue reading Oberheim Begins Shipping OB-X8 Eight-Voice Analog Synthesizer

Update on Erica Synths Pērkons HD-01

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Erica Synths has secured all necessary parts for production run of second batch, despite component and supply chain challenges. Riga, Latvia, July 7, 2022 — Erica Synths announces production updates to Pērkons HD-01, its unique live production and sound design desktop instrument. Firstly, despite global shortages, the … Continue reading Update on Erica Synths Pērkons HD-01

Sail the seas with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The music for the 2003 Walt Disney Productions film Pirates of the Caribbean is fun, energetic, and full of catchy melodies and harmonies. The film is based off the Pirates of the Caribbean themed rides at Disney’s amusement parks and has since blossomed into a multi-film franchise … Continue reading Sail the seas with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme