Where is the Best Place in the House to Put a Piano?
Buying a piano is a big investment -- so it's important to care for it so it will last for years. Learn what to keep in mind for piano placement in this guest post by teacher Timothy S...
So you went and splurged on your first piano. Even though you can't exactly play the piano right now. Or maybe you can and your purchase is less a splurge than an investment because some initial lessons have convinced you that some real musical talent resides in your home. Even few of those w
Stuck Writing Lyrics? Maybe iOS 8's Autocomplete Feature Can Help
Songwriting can be tricky when the perfect word is just out of reach, a sentiment that songwriter Jonathan Mann must know all too well. Mann has been writing a song a day for over five years, which is no small feat.
For one of his most recent compositions, Mann took a backseat as a lyricist and let his iPhone 6 do the talking. Using only the autocomplete feature on his phone, Jonathan Mann managed to write an astonishingly catchy tune!
Of course, the resulting song doesn't make a lot o
Jam Along to JPop: 6 Fun Songs to Help You Learn Japanese
While language lessons are the best, most effective way to learn Japanese, you can learn faster and have more fun when you listen to popular Japanese music.
J-Pop (Japanese pop) is great for beginning Japanese students because the songs have simple lyrics and catchy rhythms. Plus, Jpop has taken Japan, and the rest of the world by storm, so you may already be familiar with some of the most popular songs and Jpop artists.
Get ready to learn Japanese vocabulary and impress your friends a
5 Things You Didn't Know About the Japanese Language
Learning Japanese can be fun, and it can also be useful for traveling or job hunting. No matter how old you are, picking up a new language is easier than you think, even a language like Japanese.
Here are five things you didn't know about the Japanese language.
1. Japanese Phonetics Are Easy to Learn
Japanese words are relatively easy to pronounce since there are only 46 different sounds. Learning to make these sounds is simple and easy to remember with practice.
Once you have maste
Piano Tips and Techniques: Playing Glissandos
There are many musical terms that you will hear when learning to play any instrument, and the piano is no exception. You probably started off with terms related to tempo, such as largo and allegro, and progressed accordingly. You will learn new terms at every level, so maybe you have already heard the word glissando. Even if you havent heard of the term, you probably have heard a glissando in music. For example, Jerry Lee Lewiss song "Great Balls of Fire" uses glissandos.
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