How to sit at the piano?
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to sit at the instrument correctly so that there are no problems with posture, technique, and sound production. When landing at the…

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Music constructs the brain
Brain scans have allowed scientists to reveal how years of music practice change the brains of professional musicians. So, it was shown that the brain of musicians in certain areas…

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How do I treat my vocal cords when I lose my voice?
The first thing you should understand for yourself, as with any disease, treatment started in time after a cold will lead to recovery much faster. Therefore, as soon as you…

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Types of strokes. How to play staccato, Legato and non Legato

In the previous lessons, you have already learned how to sit correctly at the piano (link) and got acquainted with its device (link). Now the most pleasant part is the contact with the keyboard.

At first glance, there is nothing difficult about putting your hand on the piano. But in fact, even at this stage, there may be errors that are better to eliminate immediately. To avoid deflection of the fingers, place the handle in the center of the palm, thus forming a dome of the hand. This is the most correct and natural position of the hand to play the piano. Continue reading

10 most difficult pieces for piano

You were given a life sentence and there is only a piano in the cell? Then we have something for you… from Liszt to Scriabin-10 of the most technically complex works ever written for the piano.

1.Franz Liszt-La Companella

The work La Campanella, which means “bell” in Italian, is a piano transcription of the eponymous violin piece by Niccolo Paganini. The etude is considered one of the most complex compositions ever written for the piano. Continue reading

Why does the piano have 88 keys?

The standard piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black. But who decided that this number would be the norm and why?

Before the invention of the piano, composers wrote music for the harpsichord, which has only 60 keys. This meant that all their works were limited to the five-octave range of this instrument.

Around 1700, Italian master instrumentalist Bartolomeo Cristofori decided that it was time to update the harpsichord, and came up with a new keyboard instrument with a percussion mechanism. Cristofori worked at the court of Ferdinando de ‘ Medici, where he was the Keeper of musical instruments. Continue reading

How to take low notes?
Most vocalists don't pay enough attention to getting their voice to take low notes clean and deep. However, if your specialty is jazz or pop vocals, low notes will help…

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At what age should I start learning to play the piano?
Playing the piano improves coordination, relieves stress, and improves brain plasticity. It doesn't matter if you start playing at 6, 14, or 65. However, some benefits are particularly important for…

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Is it possible to develop an ear for music?
We use a musical ear, and, very accurate, constantly. Without it, we wouldn't recognize people by their voices. But we can tell a lot more about our interlocutor by the…

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10 most difficult pieces for piano
You were given a life sentence and there is only a piano in the cell? Then we have something for you... from Liszt to Scriabin-10 of the most technically complex…

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