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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

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Understanding the C major chord: Inversions and fingerings

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The C major chord is often the first chord that anyone learns how to play on the piano. This is of course because the key of C major has no sharps and no flats, allowing for anyone to be able to sit down and merely avoid playing … Continue reading Understanding the C major chord: Inversions and fingerings

Learning the G major chord on piano

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning chords is the first step to truly understanding how to play the piano, and approaching different types of music as a pianist. With pure understanding and chord knowledge, the entire world of music playing and music making will open as you learn your different major chords, … Continue reading Learning the G major chord on piano

Learning how to play the B minor chord on piano

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Knowing how to play every type of chord is an important part of learning how to play the piano well, because you will often see song chords with just written out barre chords for piano, and for a different instrument, where you will be expected to play … Continue reading Learning how to play the B minor chord on piano

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

Learn to identify bad habits on the piano

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Practicing the piano should be a fun, exciting, and enjoyable experience. However, it is useful to take a step back on occasion and examine the habits you develop around piano practice. How often do you do this? This week, we will explore a range of bad habits … Continue reading Learn to identify bad habits on the piano

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

Korg Excited To Announce New Pa5X Professional Arranger

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Featuring a brushed aluminium body with wooden side panels, Pa5X boasts a detailed and immersive adjustable colour touch screen, supported by an array of intuitive hands-on controls. More than 2,200 professionally crafted sounds are powered by an expanded EDS-XP sound engine; these sit alongside more than … Continue reading Korg Excited To Announce New Pa5X Professional Arranger

How to play the best songs with easy piano chords

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips   The best part of learning to play the piano is when you can finally find songs to play with simple chords. There’s great joy in playing a fun song with a simple piano arrangement, or looking through simple chord charts and making music. Finding things to … Continue reading How to play the best songs with easy piano chords

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