Michel Camilo From Within Transcription

I couldn’t forget the day I first saw this video a few years back, showing michel camilo and his band firing away on  this song “from within”, in the ground breaking latin music documentary video Calle 54.  It was a jaw dropping, feet tapping experience for me, and I am sure that goes for many musicians out there…

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Get Free CD and a backlink from Pianologist

We are giving away limited edition of KCLau’s solo album. KCLAU???: Kite Shepherd????????????????????????,????????. Soothing new age. Clean vocal accompanied by the most soothing music arrangement. KCLAU ???: Simple Melody ?????Simple melody with jazzy arrangement and piano chops. Vocal done in Chinese language. You can’t hardly find such kind of music in chinese music scene. A…

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How Much Should Pianist Charge?

Thanks to Collaborative Piano Blog for pointing me to this Freelance Calculator. As a freelance musician, the calculator actually help to estimate what is the hourly rate I should charge my client. After the calculation, this is the result: Am I charging too low sometimes? What’s your hourly rate?   Related Articles: Top Five Most…

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Inverted Juggling on a Piano

It is amazing to see this entertainer juggling on a piano. Moreover, he actually juggles nice sounding music pieces. Some of the notes are even played 3rd apart simultaneously. Take a look at this video. Related Articles: Ghost Playing the Piano

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The Intelligent Player System: Pianodisc iQ

iQ is the latest innovation from PianoDisc. The center of the iQ system is PianoDisc’s patented 88-note SilentDrive™ playback system. SilentDrive’s electronics are virtually invisible in the piano yet they control all aspects of a performance from key to pedal response. iQ can be operated by your choice of devices. You can use an MP3…

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Free Songwriting Tips Roundup #1

I personally read 5-10 other music related blogs. There aren’t many out there. Here are some links to great article published recently. If you are interested to start a music related blog, refer this informative post on 5 Easy Steps to Host Your Own WordPress Blog Jeff wrote an article about taking listener on a…

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We Work hard to Play Fur Elise

Those who learn piano probably had played Fur Elise in their lesson. Now we know that Rewsnat from Pianologist doesn’t know how to play that simple song. In order to cope with his embarrassment, we are digging all the possible ways to play Fur Elise. At the end, we never realize that there are actually…

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Top Characteristics of a Great Love Song

Writing a great love song is almost every song writer’s aim. What define a great love song? Best-selling hits – Great love songs should be a best-selling hit, earning lots of money Killer Hook and catchy melody – it hooks the first-time-audience and result in wanting to hear more of it Original Element – it…

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How to Fatten a Sound in a Mix

I was doing mixing lately on my upcoming album. So I actually did some research on mixing a song. Sometimes when I hear a sound so thin that I really want to fatten it up (sometimes referred as ‘phat’ sound). It was taught in mixing using the visual imaging method. The secret is quite simple:…

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