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New Modal SKULPTsynth SE Announced

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, is proud to release SKULPTsynth SE. Based on the heritage of the original SKUPTsynthesiser, it inherits a slim form factor, but comes with traditionally coloured, black and white touch keypads, easier to read front panel descriptors and improved built … Continue reading New Modal SKULPTsynth SE Announced

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Arturia introduce evolution of cutting-edge softsynth: Pigments 3

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News On April 20th 2021 at 6 PM CEST, Arturia will unveil the latest version of their state-of-the-art softsynth; Pigments 3 promises to redefine the softsynth game, bringing new sound engines, FX, advanced routing, and much more – while retaining its unparalleled ease of use and signature … Continue reading Arturia introduce evolution of cutting-edge softsynth: Pigments 3

Tempo markings: Introduction to musical tempos

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Have you ever looked at a piece of music and wondered what all the Italian words at the top are supposed to mean? Words like allegro or andante or maybe even vivace? Have you seen this written on a metronome before? These words are all terms for … Continue reading Tempo markings: Introduction to musical tempos

GEWA Announce New Digital Pianos UP365 & UP385

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News With its digital pianos “Made in Germany”, GEWA music has already been sending a clear signal for several years in the direction of ultra-modern and sustainable instrument manufacturing at its location in Adorf, Vogtl. Germany. Together with highly specialized suppliers from the region, a series of … Continue reading GEWA Announce New Digital Pianos UP365 & UP385

Where the theory meets the piano: why it’s important

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips You might think of music theory as a purely abstract concept. After all, isn’t theory reserved for the realm of intangible objects? What good is a theory in the real world? What benefit is there to learning music theory if it isn’t ever used in real music … Continue reading Where the theory meets the piano: why it’s important

Roland F701 Digital Piano Wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Roland, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announced today that the Roland F701 Digital Piano, the most compact of Roland’s upright pianos, has won a Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2021 for its soft, inviting design and commanding performance. As one … Continue reading Roland F701 Digital Piano Wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

Amélie soundtrack and more: famous piano music from movies to learn

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing we wanted to celebrate a few popular tunes, such as the Amélie soundtrack, that you can learn to play on Skoove. Whether you’re just beginning with us or further along, we know you will enjoy delving into famous piano … Continue reading Amélie soundtrack and more: famous piano music from movies to learn

Digital piano vs keyboard: What’s the difference?

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips So you want to play the piano? Great! You have made an excellent choice. However, now you are faced with another choice: should you start with a digital piano or a keyboard? Maybe at this point, you don’t even know the difference between the two. After all, … Continue reading Digital piano vs keyboard: What’s the difference?

Tracktion Launches Hyperion Plugin

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Tracktion Corporation is proud to present Hyperion, an inspirational, multi-layer, modular synthesizer, designed and coded by Paul Carter AKA Wavesequencer. See launch video below. A child of the eighties, developer Paul Carter, took his inspiration for Hyperion from electronic music artists like Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre and … Continue reading Tracktion Launches Hyperion Plugin

Casio launches new Casiotone range

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of musical instruments, has today announced the release of its new Casiotone range with three new models available – the CT-S1, the CT-S400, and the LK-S450. All purposefully designed for everyday music-makers, the new Casiotone line-up … Continue reading Casio launches new Casiotone range

How to use arpeggios to enhance your piano playing

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips What is an arpeggio? The term Arpeggio has its roots In the Italian word arpeggiare, which means to play on the harp. A harpist plucks the strings one by one to play individual notes and chords, which is where the technique gets its name from. However, this … Continue reading How to use arpeggios to enhance your piano playing

Roland Celebrates #404DAY with Livestream

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News For #404DAY 2021, Roland, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products,will celebrate lo-fi beat culture and the Roland SP-404 sampler series with a total takeover of its SYNTH + AIRA Facebook channel. On Friday, April 4, 2021, Roland will stream extended sets … Continue reading Roland Celebrates #404DAY with Livestream

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