Saving a few bucks by buying one online is unlikely to get you a piano you will love forever. Do yourself a favor; let a reliable local dealer help you find a quality piano, and pay him a fair price.
Jazz musicians are a treasure trove of sensational anecdotes and idiosyncratic characters. In this quiz, test your knowledge of some of the lesser-known facts about the people who pioneered this wild genre.
Some of the most powerful moments in music occur when the song or piece shifts from one key to another, or modulates. A modulation usually takes the melody higher, and the trip to the new key can be as brief or extended as the composer chooses. It is a tricky technique that will take a lot of practice to master.
Left-handed people negotiate a predominantly right-handed world on a daily basis: from scissors to the stick shift, the world has been designed and manufactured towards the righty. And musical instruments are no exception.
Fleck is perhaps the most well-known banjo player on the planet. He’s traveled to Africa to study the banjo’s origins, and championed the instrument’s evolution, playing everything from jazz fusion to classical.
“My parents were very musical, so it was natural when we were kids to sing together all the time,” says second eldest son Jason, 42. The family performed at church functions and small events around their hometown of Taylorsville, Utah. “My mom always had a way of making whatever it was sound like the biggest […]
“When the doctors told me the news, my world stopped,” says LynnMarie Rink, a Grammy-nominated artist and entertainer, who began a journey she did not wish to take. “I was frozen. I thought my life was over—and my career. I even wished it were over. But in that ‘frozen’ period, I slowly began to write, […]
With Bela Fleck as the cover story, a History of the Banjo two-page spread, and a banjo contest we’re running until August 15, our August issue is sure to please any banjo lover. But don’t worry: we haven’t forgotten about the rest of you! Other stories include Antique Piano Restoration tips for anyone interested in […]