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Dream Theatres Jordan Rudess’ new band OrKeyStra

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

OrKeystra is Jordan Rudess’ new project. Here you are lucky enough to see what very few people saw at the Korg booth of NAMM 2015. Jordan along with Eren Başbuğ, Marco Parisi & Elijah Wood debuted both their new group and the amazing new Korg Kronos 2 WorkStation. If you were at 2015...

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The Streetly SFX Console Expansion Pack For M-Tron Pro

Monday, March 30th, 2015

G-Force Software and Streetly Electronics, are delighted to bring you the original Mellotron® MKII SFX library in all its glory. Introduced in 1965, the Mellotron MKII SFX console allowed live dubbing of an enormous range of the most popular and essential sounds for film and TV, 1260 in all, directly...

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AAS releases the Strum GS‑2 acoustic guitar plug-in – get a discount.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

It’s with excitement that Applied Acoustics Systems are offering ouy keyboard teachers a 20% reduction on the release of Strum GS‑2, an all-new version of its award-wining guitar track production plug-in. Strum GS‑2 reproduces the sound of acoustic guitars and also the playing techniques of...

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Arturia’s advanced AudioFuse achieves technical excellence par excellence!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Having blown musical minds and opened ears when unveiling its AudioFuse at The NAMM Show 2015, in January in Anaheim, California, today music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to reveal what makes this next-generation audio interface technically tick (all the boxes)…


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10 Golden Rules On Doing Your Accounts

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Pianists and keyboard players don’t tend to be too keen on doing their tax returns, so here is some basic advise for dealing with the HMRC when planning and doing your self assessment. Most self employed piano teachers start their tax Year from 5th April so now is a good time to start planning...

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Legendary Pianist Don Robertson Dies

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Pianist and songwriter Don Robertson, whose songs were sung by Elvis Presley and Charley Pride, has died at age 92. Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as “I Don’t Hurt Anymore,” “Please Help Me I’m Falling” and “Does...

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Learn To Play Day 2015 – Officially The Best Ever

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Learn To Play Day 2015 was officially the biggest ever with the highest number of venues taking part, the largest number of lessons given and even one person who flew in from Russia for the event! This year, one hundred and twenty nine venues, up more than 10% from last year, gave more than twelve...

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Pianists Here Is Your Chance To Play A Major Festival

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Are you a lapsed pianist?  Regret giving up your beloved keyboard?  Well now’s your chance to put things right and go centre-stage at one of the UK’s most popular music festivals starring alongside headline acts including Van Morrison, Chaka Khan and Hugh Masekela. Jazz FM and Yamaha...

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Your thoughts on Pianist Lang Lang.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

We pieced together some comments that you had been saying regarding the Chinese piano player Lang Lang. Here are some of the things you have been saying on a piano blog: Lang Lang is an absolute disgrace to pianists today. And it sickens me when i hear him treat the composers that i respect so much....

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Piano Player Gary Barlow To Pen Musical

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Pianist and Take That star Gary Barlow is to write a new musical based on The Calendar Girls,he has revealed. The singer-songwriter’s project tells the story of eleven members of the WI in Rylstone, North Yorkshire, who posed nude for a charity calendar in 1999. Their efforts inspired a hit...

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MU disappointed at BBC Trust findings

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

The Musicians’ Union has expressed disappointment at the BBC Trust’s conclusions from its service licence review of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and Asian Network, which were published yesterday. In particular the MU is concerned about the proposal to drastically reduce the coverage...

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Interview with producer Tony Visconti

Friday, March 20th, 2015

As David Bowie’s producer since before the Space Oddity album – and sonic architect for everyone from Marc Bolan to Morrissey – Tony Visconti has the world’s ultimate desk job. In this exclusive interview, he talked Bowie, Berlin, the brutal modern industry – and why he won’t be seeing...

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Vince Clarke keeps tuneful tracks tuned with CV/Gate tuning system

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Keyboard and synth-pop Svengali Vince Clarke is proud to announce that he will be releasing a series of creative and utilitarian modules for the ever-present Eurorack small-format modular system under the namesake Clarke company name, designed and built to exacting standards in close collaboration...

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The legendary Korg analog synthesizer that transformed its age is back.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The ARP Odyssey was an analog synthesizer originally produced in 1972 by the American manufacturer ARP Instruments, Inc. that quickly garnered a faithful following among musicians. Well respected for its high value, ease to play and portability, the ARP Odyssey had undergone several improvements during...

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Our Keyboard Teachers can get a free copy of Korgs Kaoss DJ Intro.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Korg has a long history of making DJ equipment, but they haven’t released anything in that space for a while. For the world’s first review, DJcityTV’s Mojaxx examines their new Kaoss DJ controller, which is designed for Serato DJ Intro. Is it a better choice for experienced DJs rather...

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