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Buying A Piano and Accessories

Ourselves as well as most piano teachers would usually recommend students to purchase their own piano so that they are able to practice when they are at home. However, pianos can vary vastly from style, size, cost and so forth. Regardless, a medium-sized upright piano...

Reading Music Notes – Accidentals and Key Changes

One thing that you should take note of is that not all songs are written based upon concert pitch. Concert pitch also means songs are written in the key of C major, which contains all and only the white notes on the piano. If all music were written in this key, the...

Reading Music Notes – Names of Notes

It is actually a pretty good idea to learn the names of the music notes. Such notes are named according to their pitch. For the concert pitch scale of C major (the scale that only has the white piano keys on it), it consists of 8 notes. In ascending order, they are C...

Reading Music Notes – Rhythm and Note Durations

As most piano players would be aware of, there are different durations of notes. In today’s contemporary music, you will typically see the following basic note durations, whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note and sixteenth note. For most of...

Reading Music Notes – Sound and Pitch

Did you know that all sounds are caused by the vibrations of air molecules? The sound waves in air molecules derive from some kind of vibrating object such as a musical instrument or a person’s vocal chords. In music terms, we regard the frequency (the number of...

22-Year-Old Pianist Wins German Music Competition

Age is just a number. Frank Dupree, a 22-year-old pianist from Rastatt proved that despite his young age, he was still able to win the 40th annual German Music Competition. Founded way back in 1975, the German Music Competition (DMW), organised by the non-profit...