Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Piano Buyer Tips - Instant Videos

Welcome to Piano Talk Newsletter!

My name is Eben Goresko. I am the editor of Piano Talk.

Just below I have some very informative Piano Buyers Videos that you can view right away! If you have have further questions about topics covered in the videos, please feel free to contact me at .

Latest News:

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Piano Buying Videos

Do you want to learn more about how you can save when Buying Your Next Piano? Are you buying your first piano or looking to upgrade to another instrument?

I recently interviewed Tobin Rockley to get some answers to these and other questions so he could share with you some of his expertise. With this valuable information you learn crucial piano buying tips, before you even walk into the store.

Tobin Rockley - of Rockley Music (, located in Lakewood, Colorado (just outside of Denver.)

Here are the Piano Buying questions:

How can you get the best value for your money? - things to keep in mind
How can you avoid Sales Hype? - Buying (from a dealer) Strategies
How can you car for your piano?
Electronic vs Acoustic Piano; Which should you buy?
Why should you buy a piano at all?

Coming Up In Next Piano Talk:

Did you ever think of buying or selling your piano through Craigs List?

Many piano buyers or sellers consider and use Craigs List, which is a very popular means of buying and selling hard goods, TO SELL THEIR PIANO.

Craigs List is a great resource but what do you need to know or think about before you use it? In the next Piano Talk Newsletter, I will pass onto you some of my insights and wisdom for you.

In addition:
  1. Commentary about music and education that I hope you will find interesting
  2. A revealing video of Rocky Ridge Music Center
  3. The latest piano buying price sheets
  4. My performance of Maple Leaf Rag on my 100 year old Mason & Hamlin AA.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to any questions or constructive feedback you may want to offer. I can be reached at

See you soon!!

1 comment:

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Piano Rhythm Techniques

Rhythm is an essential ingredient of music. A musician must know how to create alluring tunes and must possess the

sense of rhythm.

A pianist can play the right keys but if the timing is not right, then music can be meaningless and unpleasant to the


Here are a few ways to keep steady rhythms:

1. Loud counts!
Another way in learning rhythm and keeping track of it is counting out loud. Counting loudly makes our minds

comprehend the rhythm pattern and it is imprinted in our minds. If a pianist begins to count the rhythm in a musical

composition from one to four and then repeats it again and again, then the rhythm begins to flow into the keys of the

piano, as well. A pianist can relate the notes to the beats, in the music scores, easily, when he/she keeps count of the


2. Clap, Tap, catch rhythm!

A person can grasp the intricate musical rhythms by clapping one's hands, clapping on one's laps and by tapping one's

feet. This is an effective way in learning rhythm. Sometimes the rhythm in a song, changes in the middle of the song.

This can be challenging but a pianist or a musician can get back in rhythm by clapping or
tapping. When one plays on complicated music composition, one can take some time to clap and get back one's

rhythm and timing.

3. Imaginary piano!

To get accustomed to the rhythms, playing on an imaginary piano is of immense help. A piano player can select a

song and then play an imaginary piano. The rhythms can be played on an imaginary piano. This exercise allows a

pianist to understand musical rhythm patterns better. A pianist who has learnt the art of playing on an imaginary

piano can grasp the beats, even if the music slows down or speeds up and he can play on time.

4. Rhythm Accompaniment/Metronome
Do you have a keyboard that comes with rhythm accompaniment?
This is no doubt one of the best way to keep a piano player rhythmically straight!
You are probably aware that most piano player are solo player.
We don't get to play in a band or an orchestra. The best way to imitate an ensemble setting is by using a rhythm

accompaniment tool.

Yoke Wong
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