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The Parents Guide for Kids Starting to Learn Piano

Every parent wants the best for their child and it's challenging to find positive activities that they will enjoy. Learning piano at a young age was one of the best things that I did in my life. I am grateful to my parents for supporting and encouraging me. Piano is aligned with improved memory, mathematics, social, creative, reading and comprehension skills. Simply put, playing piano encourages your child to use their brain, their physical coordination and their creativity. Above all, playing piano taught me the enjoyment of learning a new skill and the rewards of being disciplined. This in turn, helped me…

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The Best Digital Pianos Under $2000

It can be a bit of a challenge deciding which piano to buy if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Roland have an excellent reputation for building quality instruments and have a great selection of digital pianos under $2000. But, before we take a look at them… There’s a lot of information online about…

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The Best Digital Pianos Under $1000

It can be a bit of a challenge deciding which piano to buy when you’re first starting out. Roland have an excellent reputation for building quality instruments. Importantly,  they also have a few digital pianos for under $1000. But, before we take a look at them… There is a lot of information online about the…

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The Best Digital Pianos Under $1500

It can be a bit of a challenge deciding which piano to buy when you’re first starting out. Roland have an excellent reputation for building quality instruments and they have a few exceptional digital pianos for under $1500. But, before we take a look at them… There is a lot of information online about the…

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Which Battery Powered Amp Should I Choose?

Whether it’s for practice, performance or grab and go, battery powered amps can make your life easier and potentially save your gig. Roland make a wide range – from tiny, compact practice amps to busking amps for acoustic and electric guitar all the way up to mini-PA systems and keyboard amps. In this article, we’ll…

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TM-6 PRO vs SPD-SX: Which Is Right For Me?

When it comes to triggering samples and loops on stage or in the studio, the SPD-SX is hands-down the most popular instrument used today. It has become the standard sampling accessory at music venues and festivals the world over since its inception in 2003. While the popularity of the SPD-SX pad is undeniable, some musicians…

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Aerophone GO – A Student’s Perspective

Hello, I’m Caitlin and I’m a 15 year old saxophonist, pianist and clarinettist in Year 10 at Conservatorium High School in Sydney, Australia. I have played piano for 11 years, clarinet for 4 and saxophone for 6 months. Though I’m relatively new to the saxophone, I love playing and in two weeks will be sitting…

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Gig Ready Synths – Which One is Right for You?

Synthesizers have become an essential piece of the modern performer’s toolkit. No matter what genre of music you create or perform, chances are that the right performance synth will help you really kick things up a notch. With the overwhelming number of synths available however, comparing them can be a daunting task. That’s why it’s…

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BOSS KATANA – Choose Your Weapon

You probably already know how great Katana is – the proof is all over the internet and in the hands of users all over the globe since Katana took the amp world by storm in 2016. What you might be struggling to decide is – which Katana is right for me? And there’s absolutely no…

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The Top 5 Benefits of Digital Sheet Music for Pianists

Discover the Advantages of Reading Music on Mobile Devices and PCs The age of digital sheet music has arrived! Now, pianists and other musicians can take advantage of all the benefits from virtually any computer or mobile device. Whether you’re a teacher giving private lessons, a gigging musician, or a student just starting out, there’s…

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V-Drums for the Gigging Drummer

As drummers, we are told many things. Play in time. Drive the show. Keep it solid. Have great feel. Have a great time…and DON’T HIT SO HARD! Playing with quiet intensity is one of the most difficult things to achieve for any musician. It’s extra hard for acoustic drummers with no volume control knob! Contributed…