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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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Your Child’s First Piano Lessons – Pt.3: Does My Child Need To Practice Every Day?

In this article, we continue our conversation with Yumi Sasada on the practicalities of home practicing and parent involvement. What we would like to discuss in this piece is whether your child needs to practice every day. Contributed by Yumi Sasada for the Roland Japan Blog One thought that comes to mind when we hear…

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Your Child’s First Piano Lessons – Pt.2: Why Do People Learn The Piano?

Once their child is enrolled in a pre-school or kindergarten, one of the things that parents may fret over is the potential learning activities for their children. Typically, most of us feel a bit anxious before starting something new. So before your child begins taking lessons, we would like to give you some useful tips….

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Your Child’s First Piano Lessons – Pt.1: How Soon Should My Child Start Taking Lessons?

Once their child is enrolled in a pre-school or kindergarten, one of the things that parents may fret over is the potential learning activities for their children. Typically, most of us feel a bit anxious before starting something new. So before your child begins taking lessons, we would like to give you some useful tips….

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Improve Your Aural Skills With Piano Partner 2

When it comes to playing the piano, (or any instrument!), your aural skills are one of the best things you can develop. Developing your aural skills can lead to better playing and better performances. If you’re playing with an ensemble, your ability to play with other musicians will increase as well. Plus, if you ever…

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How To Assist Your Child’s Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided…

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The Magic Touch – A Brief History of RD Series

From the start, Roland has always strived to create the ultimate electronic piano feel and sound. This aim has been clear from our earliest days, beginning with the release of the legendary EP-30. Appearing just two years after Roland formed in 1972, the EP-30 was a groundbreaking instrument as it was the world’s first touch…

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How To Connect Your Roland Piano To Bluetooth

Congratulations on your new Roland piano! You can get more out of your Roland piano by connecting via Bluetooth to your smart device. Here is your step-by-step guide. Contributed by Hiyori Matsushima for Roland Corporation Australia DP-603 / HP603 / HP605 / LX-7 / LX-17 / GP-607 FP-30 / F-140R  RP-501R  FP-90 The first thing…

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Styles and Modes for Piano

Piano is one of the most versatile and beautiful sounding instruments. Simple in its design and playability, the sound of the piano appears across a wide range of musical genres. From classical recitals, to smooth jazz, rock, country and so much more, the piano can handle most styles with ease. A pianist who is “across”…

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I Used To Play The Piano

As ubiquitous as after-school sports or dance classes, piano lessons are part of nearly everyone’s childhood. While music is undoubtedly a fantastic thing to learn, life can sometimes get in the way of further development. As a child, there’s the thrill of more active pursuits or adventures outdoors. As a teenager and young adult there’s…

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Digital Sheet Music Guide

Trundling off to school each morning as a child with a heavy backpack slung over my shoulder, I’d often wonder…why am I carrying so many textbooks and folders!? How many of these will I really need today!? Will I even make it to school without collapsing from this load? Contributed by Mark van der Sluis…