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World’s Largest Piano!

The Guinness World Record the Largest Piano goes to…DANIEL CZAPIEWSKI! Daniel is an architect in Poland that built the largest piano in the world measuring 20 feet and weighing nearly 2 tons! This record was recorded on December 30th, 2010. … Continue reading

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The Piano Guys – What Makes You Beautiful

Check out this innovative way to “play” the piano. I’m not sure I would do this with my own piano but it would be neat to try.

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Legato & Staccato Touches

For a beginning piano student learning to play legato and staccato can be very challenging. When singing, it is possible to sing true legato, but on a piano it is harder. This is because you have to physically press a … Continue reading

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A New Meaning to Word Painting

After studying music history I have learned to understand how composers use word painting. Word painting is a musical pictorialization where the music mirrors meaning of the words. This video explores a new approach of depicting a story.

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Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few

I just saw a live concert from this band Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few. It was wonderful to hear the variety of rhythmic beats, chordal colours, and perfect harmony. If you ever get the chance to see them in … Continue reading

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Piano Comedy

Here is a funny performance showcasing a creative approach to playing Rachmaninov’s large spaced chords.

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Wonderful Birthday Medley!

A modernized version of Happy Birthday that encompasses many great works including Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and more. Composer Andrew Johnson even has link to purchase the original score if you want to send someone a birthday wish in song.

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