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December 14, 2019 at 7:55pm

Ready to 🤘🤘🤘 ROCK ON Rockschool Recital & Young Achiever Awards Presentation 2019 featuring students from Cristofori Music School on this Sunday 15 Dec 2019!

👉 Rock n Roll Performance by Cristofori Music School’ students on exciting repertoires featured from Rockschool exam syllabus! 😱

👉 Hottest Hit Tunes playing on Drums, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals and more!
🎼🥁 🎸 🎹 🎤 🎧🎼

Come & join us on Rockschool Recitals & Young... See More

Ready to 🤘🤘🤘 ROCK ON Rockschool Recital & Young Achiever Awards Presentation 2019 featuring students from Cristofori Music School on this Sunday 15 Dec 2019!

👉 Rock n Roll Performance by Cristofori Music School’ students on exciting repertoires featured from Rockschool exam syllabus! 😱

👉 Hottest Hit Tunes playing on Drums, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals and more!
🎼🥁 🎸 🎹 🎤 🎧🎼

Come & join us on Rockschool Recitals & Young Achiever Awards Presentation 2019! 🙌🙌🙌

#RockSchool #recital #cristofori #performing #event

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December 14, 2019 at 7:31pm

Calling all families in the North of Singapore! The Season of Giving is back at our Year-End SALE! This is a perfect occasion to surprise your loved ones with the gift of music and visit our exciting piano roadshow to try instruments that will be on tempting offer!

U.P to 24 months Instalment (0% interest) option available for UOB credit cardholders!

PM us to plan your visit as stocks are limited and this event is NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Calling all families in the North of Singapore! The Season of Giving is back at our Year-End SALE! This is a perfect occasion to surprise your loved ones with the gift of music and visit our exciting piano roadshow to try instruments that will be on tempting offer!

U.P to 24 months Instalment (0% interest) option available for UOB credit cardholders!

PM us to plan your visit as stocks are limited and this event is NOT TO BE MISSED!

#aureus #sales #promotion #BuyPiano #parent #teacher #roadshow #event

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December 14, 2019 at 7:10pm

If you could see Fats Domino’s piano today, you might think he had been kind enough to donate one of his signature grands to the museum for its music collection. That is, if you were unaware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago, including Domino’s home.

Curators from the Louisiana State Museum raised $35,000 to have it reassembled and restored.

Despite the painstaking restoration, the white grand piano is unplayable. It is this last fact that makes the... See More

If you could see Fats Domino’s piano today, you might think he had been kind enough to donate one of his signature grands to the museum for its music collection. That is, if you were unaware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago, including Domino’s home.

Curators from the Louisiana State Museum raised $35,000 to have it reassembled and restored.

Despite the painstaking restoration, the white grand piano is unplayable. It is this last fact that makes the story of this instrument such a powerful metaphor for New Orleans since Katrina.

#katrina #steinway #restoration #repair #FatsDominos #grand

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December 14, 2019 at 3:56am

It is a myth that only serious musicians needs to have their pianos voiced. In reality, all pianos need to be voiced periodically, even those used by novice pianists. When a pianist is just starting to learn to play, it is important that a properly-voiced instrument is used so that she is able to discern between notes based purely on her playing. This reduces the number of variables that she has to handle in her learning journey.

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It is a myth that only serious musicians needs to have their pianos voiced. In reality, all pianos need to be voiced periodically, even those used by novice pianists. When a pianist is just starting to learn to play, it is important that a properly-voiced instrument is used so that she is able to discern between notes based purely on her playing. This reduces the number of variables that she has to handle in her learning journey.

#maintenance #care #voicing #tuning #repair #technician #tuner

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December 13, 2019 at 9:40pm
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December 13, 2019 at 11:33am

By the late 19th century, designers were still tinkering with piano design.

The Hungarian musician Paul von Jankó introduced what came to be called the Jankó keyboard, which was shorter across but had several horizontal rows of keys like stripes across the instrument.

In 1911, an Australian designer insisted the piano of the future would have a curved keyboard with longer keys.

Is a piano still a piano if you play it with your feet?

The next question, then, is... See More

By the late 19th century, designers were still tinkering with piano design.

The Hungarian musician Paul von Jankó introduced what came to be called the Jankó keyboard, which was shorter across but had several horizontal rows of keys like stripes across the instrument.

In 1911, an Australian designer insisted the piano of the future would have a curved keyboard with longer keys.

Is a piano still a piano if you play it with your feet?

The next question, then, is when does a piano stop being a piano?

These days a phone can be a camera and a publishing system and a map and a diary and a recording device. And yet we still call it a phone. Even when it's a metronome. Even, yes, when it's a piano.

#evolution

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December 12, 2019 at 7:46pm

New research identifies one subset of the population that disproportionately possesses those precise abilities: trained, experienced musicians.

Such people gave stellar performances on standardized tests measuring fluid intelligence, which the researchers define as "the ability to think abstractly and solve problems."

The results "add support to the mounting evidence of the positive relationship between music training and cognitive function."

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New research identifies one subset of the population that disproportionately possesses those precise abilities: trained, experienced musicians.

Such people gave stellar performances on standardized tests measuring fluid intelligence, which the researchers define as "the ability to think abstractly and solve problems."

The results "add support to the mounting evidence of the positive relationship between music training and cognitive function."

#brain #research #cognitive

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December 11, 2019 at 10:36pm

The Red Piano is an all-request, high energy piano bar that offers live music every night of the week. Tuesday through Sunday we open the doors at noon, with a revolving schedule of local talent playing from 2pm-5pm.

Jason Libs kicks off at 5 until 8pm followed by a monthly featured artist that we fly in from all across the USA. Monday night we give the piano players a night off so that we can bring you "Church on Monday" - our blues night that showcases the best talent on the Central... See More

The Red Piano is an all-request, high energy piano bar that offers live music every night of the week. Tuesday through Sunday we open the doors at noon, with a revolving schedule of local talent playing from 2pm-5pm.

Jason Libs kicks off at 5 until 8pm followed by a monthly featured artist that we fly in from all across the USA. Monday night we give the piano players a night off so that we can bring you "Church on Monday" - our blues night that showcases the best talent on the Central Coast.

Come on your own and make friends, or bring the whole gang with you...The Red Piano is going to be a great night out.

#bar #PianoBar #LiveMusic #live #performing

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December 11, 2019 at 10:34pm

The Montgomery Advertiser has run a report stating that two explosive devices were recently found at a property in the city of Millbrook (Alabama, US).

Authorities received a call from a man who said he had discovered two suspicious devices when cleaning his piano.

#bomb

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December 11, 2019 at 10:28pm

To use new ivory on a new piano is intolerable at a time when poachers are killing about 17,000 elephants a year and environmental concerns are at the forefront of most thinking people's agendas.

Despite the scourge of poaching, piano maker Bechstein has used ivory on a golden salon grand commissioned for its 160th anniversary and based on a replica of the original gilded piano Carl Bechstein created for Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. It took a team of 90 workers more than 2... See More

To use new ivory on a new piano is intolerable at a time when poachers are killing about 17,000 elephants a year and environmental concerns are at the forefront of most thinking people's agendas.

Despite the scourge of poaching, piano maker Bechstein has used ivory on a golden salon grand commissioned for its 160th anniversary and based on a replica of the original gilded piano Carl Bechstein created for Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. It took a team of 90 workers more than 2,500 hours to recreate the elaborate instrument. It is finished with 24-carat gold leaf, carved from century-old Italian wood and finished with - legally sourced - ivory keys.

#bechstein #ivory #environment

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December 11, 2019 at 10:25pm

1. You could never have pretty, long fingernails
2. Your teacher would hit your knuckles with a ruler or a pencil or... anything, as long as it hurt
3. You had to miss your favourite TV shows to practise
...
5. "WHY DIDN'T YOU PRACTISE YOUR SCALES?"
6. You were forced to play only classical pieces
...

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1. You could never have pretty, long fingernails
2. Your teacher would hit your knuckles with a ruler or a pencil or... anything, as long as it hurt
3. You had to miss your favourite TV shows to practise
...
5. "WHY DIDN'T YOU PRACTISE YOUR SCALES?"
6. You were forced to play only classical pieces
...

#fun #learning #childhood #teacher #teaching #nightmares

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December 11, 2019 at 10:06pm

Musical ability relies heavily on procedural memory, which aids in the performance of specific tasks, like juggling or playing piano, and which can be done almost unconsciously after they’ve been mastered.

Once you learn to ride a bike, the ability to do so recedes to levels below conscious awareness.

But memory is imperfect. One main reason performers can suddenly and unexpectedly forget a piece of a music is because of memory retrieval. One thing that causes retrieval... See More

Musical ability relies heavily on procedural memory, which aids in the performance of specific tasks, like juggling or playing piano, and which can be done almost unconsciously after they’ve been mastered.

Once you learn to ride a bike, the ability to do so recedes to levels below conscious awareness.

But memory is imperfect. One main reason performers can suddenly and unexpectedly forget a piece of a music is because of memory retrieval. One thing that causes retrieval problems is stress or performance anxiety or the pressure we put on ourselves.

#forget #memory #parent #teacher

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December 11, 2019 at 10:01pm

One of the latest public pianos placed in Singapore.

Check out our map of public pianos for the full list.

#PublicPianos #StreetPianos

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December 10, 2019 at 1:29pm

Aging poses unique challenges for the musician. When our bodies become less resilient it’s more difficult to adapt to the strenuous nature of our professions.

We’re more prone to injury in part due to muscle, bone, tendon, and ligament changes when our bodies slow down. Aging causes bones to become less stable, and the strength, size, and endurance of muscle tissue erodes.

Body composition changes as we age. Body fat increases, while muscle mass decreases.

We might also... See More

Aging poses unique challenges for the musician. When our bodies become less resilient it’s more difficult to adapt to the strenuous nature of our professions.

We’re more prone to injury in part due to muscle, bone, tendon, and ligament changes when our bodies slow down. Aging causes bones to become less stable, and the strength, size, and endurance of muscle tissue erodes.

Body composition changes as we age. Body fat increases, while muscle mass decreases.

We might also become de-conditioned, even though we know we should exercise more to maintain strength and fluidity.

All of these issues contribute to reaching maximum exposure.

#aging #health #career #challenges

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December 8, 2019 at 11:28pm

Star conductor Zubin Mehta took the stage in Tel Aviv on Sunday (Oct 20) for an emotional final performance as music director of the Israel Philharmonic, retiring after 50 years with the orchestra.

The 83-year-old, who underwent treatment for a cancerous tumour last year and walked with a cane, earned a long standing ovation from the packed house as he said "goodbye to my family," as he put it in an interview beforehand.

The final performance included Liszt's Piano Concerto No... See More

Star conductor Zubin Mehta took the stage in Tel Aviv on Sunday (Oct 20) for an emotional final performance as music director of the Israel Philharmonic, retiring after 50 years with the orchestra.

The 83-year-old, who underwent treatment for a cancerous tumour last year and walked with a cane, earned a long standing ovation from the packed house as he said "goodbye to my family," as he put it in an interview beforehand.

The final performance included Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mahler's Symphony No. 2, known as Resurrection, at the Mediterranean city's Charles Bronfman Auditorium.

#ZubinMehta #conductor #orchestra #philharmonic

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December 8, 2019 at 11:27pm

Zubin Mehta was only 25 years old when he first conducted the Israel Philharmonic. Over half a century later, he's passing the baton to a fast-rising Israeli maestro some 53 years his junior.

The 83-year-old Indian conductor capped off thousands of performances as music director of the renowned symphony orchestra in a series of farewell concerts in Tel Aviv this week, making way for Lahav Shani, 30, to take the reins.

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Zubin Mehta was only 25 years old when he first conducted the Israel Philharmonic. Over half a century later, he's passing the baton to a fast-rising Israeli maestro some 53 years his junior.

The 83-year-old Indian conductor capped off thousands of performances as music director of the renowned symphony orchestra in a series of farewell concerts in Tel Aviv this week, making way for Lahav Shani, 30, to take the reins.

#ZubinMehta #conductor #orchestra #philharmonic

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December 8, 2019 at 11:25pm

This year’s President’s Star Charity (PSC) has raised a record-breaking S$10,471,294.

The two-hour show on Sunday (Nov 10) was hosted by Glenda Chong and Chua Enlai and featured segments by a number of performers, including Mediacorp Young Talents Project 2019 winners who accompanied artistes Kym Ng and Evelyn Tan for a redux of the song The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng.

This was a tribute to PSC founder and late former President Ong Teng Cheong who had performed a... See More

This year’s President’s Star Charity (PSC) has raised a record-breaking S$10,471,294.

The two-hour show on Sunday (Nov 10) was hosted by Glenda Chong and Chua Enlai and featured segments by a number of performers, including Mediacorp Young Talents Project 2019 winners who accompanied artistes Kym Ng and Evelyn Tan for a redux of the song The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng.

This was a tribute to PSC founder and late former President Ong Teng Cheong who had performed a piano version of the ballad at PSC 1999.

#PSC #charity #TeresaTeng #YTP2019 #tribute #OngTengCheong #PresidentsStarCharity #event

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December 8, 2019 at 11:21pm

The medal will be awarded to Ms. Hewitt in recognition of her international standing and contribution to Wigmore Hall over the past 35 years.

Pianist Angela Hewitt is set to be awarded the Wigmore Medal in a ceremony on 2 June 2020. The medal will be presented immediately after the final concert of her Bach Odyssey – a four-season survey of the composer’s complete keyboard works, across 12 concerts, which began in 2016. Her next performance of the Odyssey will be at Wigmore Hall on 28... See More

The medal will be awarded to Ms. Hewitt in recognition of her international standing and contribution to Wigmore Hall over the past 35 years.

Pianist Angela Hewitt is set to be awarded the Wigmore Medal in a ceremony on 2 June 2020. The medal will be presented immediately after the final concert of her Bach Odyssey – a four-season survey of the composer’s complete keyboard works, across 12 concerts, which began in 2016. Her next performance of the Odyssey will be at Wigmore Hall on 28 March.

The Canadian pianist has given over 80 performances at Wigmore Hall since her debut back in 1985. It has been a mainstay venue throughout her career. The Wigmore Medal will be awarded to Hewitt in the same year that she receives the City of Leipzig Bach Medal – the first woman and only the second pianist to receive the award.

#AngelaHewitt #WigmoreHall #WigmoreMedal #CityofLeipzigBachMedal #bach

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December 8, 2019 at 11:18pm

The marathon will take place at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 31 May 2020 in celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary

Krystian Zimerman is set to perform all five of Beethoven's piano concertos in Amsterdam this coming May. He will perform the concertos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and will be under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno, who is currently the chief conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

All five of the piano concertos will be played one... See More

The marathon will take place at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 31 May 2020 in celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary

Krystian Zimerman is set to perform all five of Beethoven's piano concertos in Amsterdam this coming May. He will perform the concertos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and will be under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno, who is currently the chief conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

All five of the piano concertos will be played one after the other in what is expected to be a four-and-a-half-hour performance. A marathon indeed!

#beethoven #anniversary #celebration #KrystianZimerman #concerto #RoyalConcertgebouwOrchestra #GustavoGimeno #marathon

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December 8, 2019 at 11:17pm

A rather unusual instrument has just been put up for sale on eBay. Its a grand piano that has been restyled to look like the Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars, of course).

The piano featured in Piano Player’s video “Ultimate Star Wars Medley”.

The starting bid is 7,500 USD, but the eBay auction closed with the Millennium Falcon Piano failing to receive any bids.

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A rather unusual instrument has just been put up for sale on eBay. Its a grand piano that has been restyled to look like the Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars, of course).

The piano featured in Piano Player’s video “Ultimate Star Wars Medley”.

The starting bid is 7,500 USD, but the eBay auction closed with the Millennium Falcon Piano failing to receive any bids.

#eBay #MillenniumFalcon #StarWars #SonyaBelousova #PlayerPiano #sales #auction

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December 8, 2019 at 11:14pm

Player Piano, the YouTube music series created by director Tom Grey and pianist/composer Sonya Belousova, releases an amazing medley of classic Star Wars music.

Watch Belousova mimic an entire orchestra with just two hands and her piano keys as she plays her beautiful, original arrangements of our favourite music from Star Wars (including The Main Title, Duel of The Fates, The Imperial March and Princess Leia’s Theme).

Three awesome custom pianos: the Millennium Falcon, a "... See More

Player Piano, the YouTube music series created by director Tom Grey and pianist/composer Sonya Belousova, releases an amazing medley of classic Star Wars music.

Watch Belousova mimic an entire orchestra with just two hands and her piano keys as she plays her beautiful, original arrangements of our favourite music from Star Wars (including The Main Title, Duel of The Fates, The Imperial March and Princess Leia’s Theme).

Three awesome custom pianos: the Millennium Falcon, a "Dark Side" piano, and R2-D2, are definitely eye candies for pianists-cum-star-wars-fans. Who would have thought the pianos could be transformed to look like that!

#StarWars #JohnWilliams #SonyaBelousova #MillenniumFalcon #R2D2 #ImperialMarch #PrincessLeia #PlayerPiano #cover

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October 27, 2019 at 4:08pm

There is an obvious Star Wars fever on a global scale this December 2015. Straits Times reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated a record US$238 million (S$364.34 million) in US and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend as fans of the space saga packed cinemas, according to Walt Disney Co estimates on Sunday (20 Dec 2015).

Once more in the limelight is John Williams, who is the composer for all seven Star Wars saga films. And musicians around the world celebrate Star... See More

There is an obvious Star Wars fever on a global scale this December 2015. Straits Times reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated a record US$238 million (S$364.34 million) in US and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend as fans of the space saga packed cinemas, according to Walt Disney Co estimates on Sunday (20 Dec 2015).

Once more in the limelight is John Williams, who is the composer for all seven Star Wars saga films. And musicians around the world celebrate Star Wars music in many ways.

#StarWars #ForceAwakens #JohnWilliams

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December 8, 2019 at 11:12pm
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December 8, 2019 at 11:06pm

Waves Ltd. have just released their latest piano plugin which features the Fazioli F228 from London’s Metropolis Studios. They’ve called it the Grand Rhapsody Piano.

The Waves Grand Rhapsody costs just 29 US dollars – a saving of 159,971 USD on a Fazioli F228 – and you don’t have to tune it.

#samples #fazioli... See More

Waves Ltd. have just released their latest piano plugin which features the Fazioli F228 from London’s Metropolis Studios. They’ve called it the Grand Rhapsody Piano.

The Waves Grand Rhapsody costs just 29 US dollars – a saving of 159,971 USD on a Fazioli F228 – and you don’t have to tune it.

#samples #fazioli #plugin #software

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December 8, 2019 at 11:00pm

Trinity Chimes performed by Erika

[Event]
Pianovers Meetup #63
17 Dec 2017
ThePiano.SG

[Trinity Chimes]
By Walter Decker

#pianovers #PianoversMeetup #PianoversMeetup63 #... See More

Trinity Chimes performed by Erika

[Event]
Pianovers Meetup #63
17 Dec 2017
ThePiano.SG

[Trinity Chimes]
By Walter Decker

#pianovers #PianoversMeetup #PianoversMeetup63 #christmas

 

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