Casio America, Inc., this month has teamed up with Notes for Notes (N4N) — a non-profit organization that builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs and youth facilities giving youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free — to gift more than 10 keyboards and digital pianos […]
One of the basic tenets of improving as a musician — and keeping your playing fun — is to continue to learn and play new music and avoid playing the same songs over and over. But to play new songs you have to find new music to play. There’s a lot of music publishers out […]
The piano was invented around 1700 in Italy by harpsichord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, who worked with the Florentine Court of the Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici. Cristofori named his invention gravicèmbalo col piano e forte, which means “harpsichord with loud and soft.” It was later shortened to “fortepiano” and finally to just “piano.” […]
Casio America, Inc., has announced the release of the new Casiotone CT-S200, a reimagining of the classic Casiotone electronic keyboard (CT-201), which debuted in 1980. The new CT-S200 packs the nostalgia of the original into an ultra-compact and modern design with enhanced features. The CT-S200 (available in red, black and white), offers 61 full-size keys, […]
Get started playing your favorite songs with this jam-packed video. You’ll learn the basic chords (I, IV, and V) at the heart of countless tunes, how to arrange (invert) them for maximum effect, and how to make it all come alive with rhythm and bass line. Virtually a complete course in one crystal-clear tutorial.
Whether you are an advanced piano player or just starting out, there is always that voice in the back of your head wondering if you’ve been practicing enough. So how much is enough?
This article is about the importance of chord knowledge as a pianist – what chords are, what they’re for, and all the ways good chord knowledge can help you as both piano player and musician in general.