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  • How to Record a Piano

    The piano is the first instrument that many people learn, and whilst most will have learned at school it is a useful instrument to have at home to teach any budding musician the basics of reading sheet music or basic chord progressions. Keyboard are certainly useful to learn on, but for me there is nothing like the weight and feel of playing the real thing – so it might be worth checking to see if any pianos for sale in Los Angeles or wherever you may live.

  • Best Albums of 2012

    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

    The year 2012 may be consigned to the past, but the music it served up most definitely isn’t. There were some excellent breakthrough artists and some stunning albums, so if you’re in the mood to sit back and chill out – iPod in hand, Beats by DRE perched on ears -here are some of last […]

  • Learning an Instrument Online or Offline?

    Piano

    Learning an instrument is something which I believe everyone should do at some point in their life. Everyone has a different presence as to which instrument to learn, whether it is the guitar, the piano, the drums, or the oboe, but everyone should learn at least one. But with the internet being a open learning repository for just about anything, will YouTube suffice or should you be looking offline piano teachers?

  • Piano Recording: Software or Hardware?

    Steinway grand piano

    Recording a song has never been easier, with computers becoming ever more powerful and software synthesizers and samplers that take advantage of that power are improving all the time. But once you have recorded that first demo using just a basic keyboard and a laptop, when you want to record the final cut of that song do you still take the software route or do you find a Steinway rental piano?

  • Fandalism Offers a Cheaper Solution to Getting Your Music onto iTunes and Spotify

    Fandalism is a “social network for musicians” founded by serial entrepreneur Philip Kaplan. Now that in itself isn’t hugely interesting, but they are taking on companies like TuneCore and the recently sold CDBaby and vastly reducing the costs for musicians getting their music onto iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Rather than charging a set rate […]