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Seventh chords explained

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Today we’re going to explore seventh chords, how they are constructed, how they sound, along with song suggestions that include different types of seventh chords and how you can incorporate them into your arrangements.  As a pianist, being introduced to seventh chords years ago was an eye-opener … Continue reading Seventh chords explained

Alesis Introduce Harmony 32 Portable Keyboard

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Ever wanted to get into playing the keyboard but don’t know where to start? Alesis’ Harmony 32 packs an arsenal of premium keyboard features into an ultra-portable, go-anywhere footprint that makes your decision a no brainer!  Don’t let the Harmony 32’s small size fool you – … Continue reading Alesis Introduce Harmony 32 Portable Keyboard

Piano games! Spice up your practice with Chrome Music Lab

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Chrome Music Lab is an exceptional project from Google that will get your creative juices flowing and your inner composer composing. It’s an ideal assistant for those who want to train their ear or who simply don’t have access to a standard physical keyboard. Play around for … Continue reading Piano games! Spice up your practice with Chrome Music Lab

Running and jumping – scales and arpeggios

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Most western music is built using scales and arpeggios.  There are two basic pattern types: major and minor.  By learning to play them, you improve your finger strength and develop an understanding of the different key signatures.  You’ll find learning a song gets a lot quicker once … Continue reading Running and jumping – scales and arpeggios

Why is technique so important when playing the piano?

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Practicing with proper piano technique can be a difficult habit to develop. But, once you get in the groove of paying attention to your hands, posture, breathing, and tension level your progress on the piano will skyrocket! Once you learn to relax, your hands will fly over … Continue reading Why is technique so important when playing the piano?

Learning piano as an adult: a guide

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips It’s a common misconception that your ability to learn new things and pick up new skills is truncated, diminished, or otherwise compromised once you reach adulthood. You hear about classical and pop musicians getting their start on the piano at age three or five or seven and … Continue reading Learning piano as an adult: a guide

M-Audio® Updates Renowned Keystation Series With Keystation 88 MK3 USB Midi Keyboard Controller

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of their new Keystation 88 MK3 USB/MIDI keyboard controller. This new addition to the best-selling Keystation family brings 88 velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive … Continue reading M-Audio® Updates Renowned Keystation Series With Keystation 88 MK3 USB Midi Keyboard Controller

Yamaha and Jamie Cullum Inspire Music Making By Donating A Very Special Grand Piano To Worthy Cause

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Fresh from winning an Ivor Novello award for his track ‘The Age of Anxiety’, world-renowned musician Jamie Cullum has joined forces with Yamaha in a unique initiative that will see his beloved Yamaha S6 grand piano going to a good cause. Whilst a new Yamaha S6 would … Continue reading Yamaha and Jamie Cullum Inspire Music Making By Donating A Very Special Grand Piano To Worthy Cause

Eventide Takes Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio Generate Polysynth

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Take chaos to the next level with Generate, a marquee polysynth developed by Newfangled Audio and distributed by Eventide. Generate combines all the features expected in a first-class synthesizer with revolutionary chaotic oscillators to create beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, … Continue reading Eventide Takes Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio Generate Polysynth

Arturia Releases KeyStep 37

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News KeyStep 37 is a controller evolved to meet the creative needs of musicians across the board. Intuitive appointments like Chord mode, Scale mode, and real-time LED note feedback make it the perfect option for beginner beat-makers and composers. Instant MIDI CC control, advanced connectivity and a … Continue reading Arturia Releases KeyStep 37

Korg Krome EX Copper Now Available

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Now available in a brand-new color, the KROME EX synthesizer is a real workhorse that features high-quality sounds you can use right away with an emphasis on “future basics”—all packed into a lightweight, portable design. This is a special-edition KROME EX that sports a vibrant copper-coloured … Continue reading Korg Krome EX Copper Now Available

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