MidiPiano: Play Piano with PC Computer Keyboard

There are quite a number of software, application or flash that will enable you to play piano with your computer keyboard. If you want to have a taste of playing the piano but don’t want to spend any money to buy yourself a music keyboard, please try out the MidiPiano. Up to date, the latest…

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Soundsnap: Free Online Sharing Sound Library

Soundsnap is a free online sound library. It is a huge community of sound designers, producers and music arrangers where they upload and share sounds sample free of charge. You heard me right — FREE!

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Tritone Substitution in Jazz Music

In jazz voicing, the 3rd note and the 7th note shows the character of a chord. So it is very common when a pianist is playing comping, he can omit the root and the fifth, and voices the chord mostly with 3rd and 7th. The reason these dominant seventh chords may be substituted for each other is that they share the two pitches that form a tritone in each chord (the third and seventh, albeit reversed). In a G7 chord, the third is B and the seventh is F. In the Db7 chord, the third is an F and the seventh is Cb (enharmonically B). Note that the interval between the third and seventh of a dominant seventh chord is itself a tritone. Hence, we got the name “tritone” which is 3 tones equal to three whole steps or 6 semitones apart.

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Piano News Around the Web 2007-07-12

1. James Blunt’s piano which he used to composed You’re Beautiful is up for sale at Bonhams’ in London. You’re Beautiful has become a UK wedding favourite — while Goodbye My Lover is a hit at funerals. I think it is better to auction the piano after the owner passed away. Look at how much…

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Pianologist Seldom Review Musical Gears

I like to read about the most recent release of musical gears such as software synthesizers, the latest keyboards, workstation, mixer etc. But to write a review about it, I find it very difficult to do because in Malaysia, we can hardly touch those gears or even see one displayed at the music store. We’ll most likely find some consumer range items, but not those pro audio gears. Nonetheless, I love to read news, reviews and listen to demo or watching the video about those hi-tech stuff.

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Night Cat Lead Guitarist Featured in my Album Track

I am still busy with day to day business and at the meanwhile, working on my up coming album. In order to create better music for my audience and supporters, I lucky enough to gain help from Conan Teo, the famous guitarist and band leader of Night Cat, Johor, Malaysia. I’ve known Conan for years…

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Learn Jazz Chord Voicing with 3-6-9

Jazz chord always comes with lots of tension. Tension is formed with the notes other than the normal basic triad. This video shows a simple but fantastic sounding voicing method. You just need to play 5 notes with your 10 fingers.

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How to Play Piano Accompaniment for Soloist

The piano is a very versatile instrument. You can play it as a solo instrument, or you can play accompaniment for soloist or vocalist. This makes the piano such a fun instrument to learn. In this article, you will find the most common rules, guide lines and method to play accompaniment.

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This week in the Piano world 5th July 2007

1. Chick Corea collaborate with another master of instrumentalist, Bela Fleck who plays the banjo release a collaboration CD and DVD titled The Enchantment. The music is written and recorded during their preparation for the recent tour. Both banjo and piano are percussion instruments with strings.You will hear some classical plus jazz elements. Track list:…

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