Steinway Q2 2007 5% increase in Piano Sales

Steinway piano sales increases. This is due to the currency translation, oversea shipments of Steinway grand pianos were up 23%. To my knowledge, when we talk about grand piano, Steinway is the leading brand. I won’t get one for myself until the day I own a bigger house. The excerpt from report: WALTHAM, Mass., Aug.…

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Avril Lavigne isn’t really a Songwriter?

Chantal Kreviazuk is the behind the scene songwriter who pens hits with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne. “I mean, Avril, songwriter? Avril doesn’t really sit and write songs byherself or anything. Avril will also cross the ethical line, and no onesays anything,” Kreviazuk — who was not included on Lavigne’s…

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Instrument Pro is giving Discount on Korg’s Products

Just want to inform you that InstrumentPro is offering 10% off all Korg Products, with coupon code KORG. This offer is valid through Friday, August 31st. If you are looking for a beginner’s digital piano, Korg SP 300 88 Key Portable Digital Piano w 30 Sounds Speakers is only selling for US$999.00. Use the coupon…

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Songwriters & Musician Collaborations at BeAnIdol.com

I am a Be An Idol (aka BNI) member since 2005. I also personally met the website founder, Leslie Fong once in Kuala Lumpur for a very long supper after mid night. He is really a nice guy. I posted  some songs there and got a tons of constructive feedbacks from other songwriters and musicians.…

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Useful Tool to Find Frequency of Pitches

Click on the image and you will be directed to a website which shows you a spread of piano keys. This tool is not that impressive nor cool. But it is an easy reference page for you to find which octave the notes are in, what is the name of a specific note, what is the MIDI code for it, and also the real frequency of the pitch. If you use Cakewalk Sonar or other DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), you will be able to find all these information. However, this is still a very useful tool if you just need a fast reference.

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ChordStudio Desktop Music Arranger | Mouse Click Arrangement

ChordStudio is a free site that let you create a full length music arrangement with just a few clicks using your computer mouse.

1.click chords from the chord chart
2. select the instruments: guitar, drums, piano, organ etc
3. hit play and your arrangement will play repetitively. This probably just take a few seconds to accomplish
4. tempo is adjustable
5. different verse, bridge and chorus can be arrange using the Page Order field.

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Melodic Range of Pop Songwriting | Make sure We Can Sing!

Songwriting is one of the reason that keep me working as a musician. It engages so much creative moments and satisfaction when you complete something that’s highly enjoyable. After you have set up the perfect environment for creative songwriting session, and applied one of the 10 different approaches to write an effective melody, now let’s…

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Train your Ear Online at GOOD-EAR.com

Undeniably, a pair of good listening ears is the most needed skill of a great musician. Good listening means you are able to hear deep into the music, hear through the notes, grab the relation between pitches, or even identify the absolute pitch. Here is a great site that let you train your ear online.…

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Piano Squall Game & Anime Music | CD Review

Michael Gluck, better known by his stage name Piano Squall released his first album on piano music. He is classically trained concert pianist and performs regularly for charity since 2003. Read the review of his album. Some facts about this album GAME: 17 songs from various games and anime 1 original work range from lively…

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