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Syntonic Comma is a small comma type interval between two musical notes, equal to the frequency ratio 81:80 (= 1.0125) (around 21.51 cents).

Two notes that differ by this interval would sound different from each other even to untrained ears, but would be close enough that they would be more likely interpreted as out-of-tune versions of the same note than as different notes.

The comma is also referred to as a Didymean comma because it is the amount by which Didymus corrected the... See More

Syntonic Comma is a small comma type interval between two musical notes, equal to the frequency ratio 81:80 (= 1.0125) (around 21.51 cents).

Two notes that differ by this interval would sound different from each other even to untrained ears, but would be close enough that they would be more likely interpreted as out-of-tune versions of the same note than as different notes.

The comma is also referred to as a Didymean comma because it is the amount by which Didymus corrected the Pythagorean major third (81:64, around 407.82 cents) to a just major third (5:4, around 386.31 cents).

#tuning #teacher #learning #theory #SyntonicComma

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Someone commented: "My music teacher in school taught me, Eastern music has quarter tones and third tones. When I recently looked up closer what just intonation of keys means, I found the syntonic comma. The syntonic comma is about a ninth tone. There is half, quarter, third and ninth, but no eighth note I'm aware of."

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Someone commented: "My music teacher in school taught me, Eastern music has quarter tones and third tones. When I recently looked up closer what just intonation of keys means, I found the syntonic comma. The syntonic comma is about a ninth tone. There is half, quarter, third and ninth, but no eighth note I'm aware of."

#QuarterTone #tuning #teacher #learning #theory #SyntonicComma

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A quarter tone is a pitch halfway between the usual notes of a chromatic scale or an interval about half as wide (aurally, or logarithmically) as a semitone, which itself is half a whole tone.

Quarter tones divide the octave by 50 cents each, and have 24 different pitches.

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A quarter tone is a pitch halfway between the usual notes of a chromatic scale or an interval about half as wide (aurally, or logarithmically) as a semitone, which itself is half a whole tone.

Quarter tones divide the octave by 50 cents each, and have 24 different pitches.

#QuarterTone #tuning #teacher #learning #theory

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This Sonata was written in the years 1946-47. Composed in the quarter tone system, it responds to a tone invented by Alois Hába.

#QuarterTone #sonata #AloisHaba #

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Obi keys/synth engine reprogrammed for 24-tone music.

One of the greatest strengths of synthesis over acoustic is the ability to program alternate tuning systems - any you can imagine.

Not all hardware synths can do this, though. It is the preserve of only a few - and one of the strengths of DSI instruments and the OB6 i.e. creating and installing your own tuning system on the synth.

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Obi keys/synth engine reprogrammed for 24-tone music.

One of the greatest strengths of synthesis over acoustic is the ability to program alternate tuning systems - any you can imagine.

Not all hardware synths can do this, though. It is the preserve of only a few - and one of the strengths of DSI instruments and the OB6 i.e. creating and installing your own tuning system on the synth.

#synthesis #dsi #TonalSystem #digital #tuning

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Stephen Hough on the Anxieties and Etiquette of a Life in Music.
Excerpted from "Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More"

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Stephen Hough on the Anxieties and Etiquette of a Life in Music.
Excerpted from "Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More"

#StephenHough #book #reading #teacher #learning #reference

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An image from video footage showing violinist Dagmar Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens during her brain surgery on Jan 31. She helped surgeons avoid damage to her brain during the operation to remove a tumour by playing her instrument.

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An image from video footage showing violinist Dagmar Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens during her brain surgery on Jan 31. She helped surgeons avoid damage to her brain during the operation to remove a tumour by playing her instrument.

#DagmarTurner #medical #operation #surgery #tumour #brain

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Elton John performed Candle in the Wind/Goodbye England's Rose on the piano at Princess Diana's Funeral, on September 6th, 1997.

#EltonJohn #PrincessDiana #funeral #live... See More

Elton John performed Candle in the Wind/Goodbye England's Rose on the piano at Princess Diana's Funeral, on September 6th, 1997.

#EltonJohn #PrincessDiana #funeral #live #teleprompter #performing #BernieTaupin #WestminsterAbbey

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British singer-songwriter Elton John said he was so worried about getting the words wrong when performing an adaptation of Candle In the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral that he had a teleprompter installed by the piano.

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British singer-songwriter Elton John said he was so worried about getting the words wrong when performing an adaptation of Candle In the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral that he had a teleprompter installed by the piano.

#EltonJohn #PrincessDiana #funeral #live #teleprompter #performing #BernieTaupin #WestminsterAbbey

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Comprising three rectangular blocks oriented around a central courtyard and 30m-long swimming pool, this house not only accommodates seven family members, but also holds several surprises too.

The living room, for example, is spacious enough to accommodate a grand piano, and affords excellent vantage points of the front garden, the courtyard and the swimming pool.

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Comprising three rectangular blocks oriented around a central courtyard and 30m-long swimming pool, this house not only accommodates seven family members, but also holds several surprises too.

The living room, for example, is spacious enough to accommodate a grand piano, and affords excellent vantage points of the front garden, the courtyard and the swimming pool.

#design #InteriorDesign #renovation #grand

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Music China is Asia’s main musical instrument trade fair. The exhibition took place last month (October) and attracted around 2,400 exhibitors from 34 countries, and more than 120,000 visitors from 80 different countries.

Two of the more impressive instruments on display were from Fazioli and Bechstein.

- Fazioli F183 Marco Polo
- C. Bechstein “The Sphinx”

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Music China is Asia’s main musical instrument trade fair. The exhibition took place last month (October) and attracted around 2,400 exhibitors from 34 countries, and more than 120,000 visitors from 80 different countries.

Two of the more impressive instruments on display were from Fazioli and Bechstein.

- Fazioli F183 Marco Polo
- C. Bechstein “The Sphinx”

#MusicChina #exhibition #event #fazioli #bechstein #MarcoPolo #sphinx #buy #parent #teacher

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Prosecutors are seeking 18 months' jail for a piano teacher with autism who was 19 when he molested a five-year-old student in the studio where he worked.

The man, now 22, had slipped his hand into her underwear and told her "remember this", and then scratched her, causing injuries that took two weeks to heal.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Gail Wong argued that while the offender was young, deterrence was the primary sentencing consideration as there was no causal link between his... See More

Prosecutors are seeking 18 months' jail for a piano teacher with autism who was 19 when he molested a five-year-old student in the studio where he worked.

The man, now 22, had slipped his hand into her underwear and told her "remember this", and then scratched her, causing injuries that took two weeks to heal.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Gail Wong argued that while the offender was young, deterrence was the primary sentencing consideration as there was no causal link between his autism spectrum disorder and the offence.

#teacher #parent #autism #crime #molest #lesson #offence

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I failed to pass my Grade 8 piano examination despite two attempts. By the time I called it quits, playing the piano had turned into a chore. There were more exciting activities for a teenager, like video games and football.

I am, thus, hesitant to inflict such a fate on my children. Not to mention the high cost of paying for lessons and buying a piano.

The One Light smart keyboard could be the answer for parents in similar straits. Or adults looking to pick up the skill... See More

I failed to pass my Grade 8 piano examination despite two attempts. By the time I called it quits, playing the piano had turned into a chore. There were more exciting activities for a teenager, like video games and football.

I am, thus, hesitant to inflict such a fate on my children. Not to mention the high cost of paying for lessons and buying a piano.

The One Light smart keyboard could be the answer for parents in similar straits. Or adults looking to pick up the skill without making a huge commitment.

#learning #teacher #parent #exam #digital #smart #langlang #OneSmartPiano

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Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has become a familiar figure with Singapore audiences over the years, with appearances at the Singapore International Piano Festival and Singapore Symphony Orchestra concerts.

His latest recital was, however, part of a year-long series organised by Altenburg Arts, but had the heady feel of the celebrated Piano Festival.

Hailed as one of the planet's foremost interpreters of Domenico Scarlatti, his recital opened with a selection of four sonatas by... See More

Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has become a familiar figure with Singapore audiences over the years, with appearances at the Singapore International Piano Festival and Singapore Symphony Orchestra concerts.

His latest recital was, however, part of a year-long series organised by Altenburg Arts, but had the heady feel of the celebrated Piano Festival.

Hailed as one of the planet's foremost interpreters of Domenico Scarlatti, his recital opened with a selection of four sonatas by the Italian baroque composer.

#YevgenySudbin #concert #recital #event #sso #sipf #DomenicoScarlatti #scarlatti #sonata #baroque

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For 17 years, Angela Hewitt, one of the world's foremost classical pianists, has been performing recitals and creating acclaimed recordings with a rare concert grand piano.

But their partnership has now ended. This week, she composed a eulogy for her beloved instrument, as full of emotion and longing as the music she once created with it.

Movers had dropped the piano, destroying it.

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For 17 years, Angela Hewitt, one of the world's foremost classical pianists, has been performing recitals and creating acclaimed recordings with a rare concert grand piano.

But their partnership has now ended. This week, she composed a eulogy for her beloved instrument, as full of emotion and longing as the music she once created with it.

Movers had dropped the piano, destroying it.

#AngelaHewitt #mover #accident #Fazioli #grand

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Alain Roche plays another concert on his piano upside down, this time in Munich.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #grand #performing #concert... See More

Alain Roche plays another concert on his piano upside down, this time in Munich.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #grand #performing #concert #recital

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Alain Roche played a piano hoisted up and above a hospital construction site and he explains why he did so here.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #grand #performing... See More

Alain Roche played a piano hoisted up and above a hospital construction site and he explains why he did so here.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #grand #performing #concert #recital

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Swiss Made - A Technical Challenge, Made With Swiss Invention And Precision.

Alain Roche, pianist-composer, imagined and invented the Piano Vertical in 2013.

Fernand Kummer, a piano player, developed a system that allows hammers to hit the strings exactly with the same accuracy as when the piano is in its usual position. He has created the only piano in the world capable of playing vertically.

A team of highly experienced specialists from around the country (engineers,... See More

Swiss Made - A Technical Challenge, Made With Swiss Invention And Precision.

Alain Roche, pianist-composer, imagined and invented the Piano Vertical in 2013.

Fernand Kummer, a piano player, developed a system that allows hammers to hit the strings exactly with the same accuracy as when the piano is in its usual position. He has created the only piano in the world capable of playing vertically.

A team of highly experienced specialists from around the country (engineers, choreographers, technicians, stage managers, tuner, manager, etc) are working on this project.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #FernandKummer #grand

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Swiss artist Alain Roche did just that at dawn last Friday, as he gave a piano concert at a construction site in Munich, Germany.

What was more impressive was how he did it - he and his grand piano were hanging vertically in mid-air, suspended from a crane.

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Swiss artist Alain Roche did just that at dawn last Friday, as he gave a piano concert at a construction site in Munich, Germany.

What was more impressive was how he did it - he and his grand piano were hanging vertically in mid-air, suspended from a crane.

#PianoVertical #AlainRoche #grand #performing #concert #recital

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For all the star-crossed lovers out there on Valentine's Day, here is the song "If", composed by David Gates from the group "Bread". The song starts off with these well-known lyrics:
"If a picture paints a thousand words
Then why can't I paint you?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE8JRFSHqWs

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For those interested in the score to "If", you can get it from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWBrQEK5W1w

February 14, 2020 at 11:19pm
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The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in... See More

The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. Using Roland’s latest PureAcoustic modelling software and their Acoustic Projection System a fully functioning GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano was constructed. And it was unveiled to the world at this week’s CES (2020) exhibition in Las Vegas.

#roland #competition #winner #grand #digital #JongChanKim #acoustic #exhibition #ces #ces2020

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An extremely rare, $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers dropped it while taking it out of a recording studio, Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt has revealed.

Hewitt, one of the world's leading classical pianists, said in a Facebook post that she had just finished recording Beethoven's piano variations in Berlin when the movers entered the studio control room to tell her they had dropped her handmade Fazioli piano.

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An extremely rare, $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers dropped it while taking it out of a recording studio, Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt has revealed.

Hewitt, one of the world's leading classical pianists, said in a Facebook post that she had just finished recording Beethoven's piano variations in Berlin when the movers entered the studio control room to tell her they had dropped her handmade Fazioli piano.

#AngelaHewitt #mover #accident #Fazioli #grand

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Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

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Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

#Bach #AnnaMagdalena #MariaBarbara #DoYouKnow