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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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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…

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What Do I Need To Know When I’m In A Piano Shop?

Once you’ve looked at some pianos online, the only way to truly find your perfect piano is to try them out. You really can’t beat going into a music shop and trying a few side by side; but once you’re in the store which areas should you be testing and what questions should you ask?…

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Connecting A Digital Piano To A Computer

While many digital pianos have built-in tools for learning and making music, you can expand your possibilities even further through your PC. A digital piano can be easily connected to your Windows or Mac computer opening up a universe of music education, composition, and recording software to explore. Contributed by Roland UK One of the…

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Bluetooth Could Change The Way You Play Piano

Contributed by Roland UK You’ve heard of Bluetooth: the technology that allows short-distance wireless data exchange without a spaghetti junction. You’ve probably already used it for hands-free calls or on your wireless keyboard. But what you might not realise is how Bluetooth could change the way you play piano – because there’s never been a…

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Basics of Playing Piano

Learning to play the piano doesn’t have to be hard.  The following series of lessons put together by Roland and Pianist Magazine’s Tim Stein will show you a wealth of practice techniques and exercises that will help beginner pianists refine and perfect their performance. Lesson 1: Seating and Posture Lesson 2: Hand Shape and Hand…