James Blunt Piano Sold at £1,200

The old Chappell piano, which Blunt used for funeral favourite Goodbye My Lover and wedding favourite You’re Beautiful, was snapped up by a doting dad for his six-year-old daughter. His ballad You’re Beautiful reached No 1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 in 2006, making Blunt the first British artist to top the US singles…

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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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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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The Latest Piano News 29-06-2007

1. Alkanian and Isaacholbrook played an amazing duet classical piano piece with only right hands. I watched the video, it will at least take us Pianologist 1-2 weeks of daily practice to pull off something like that. They played it synchronized and terribly quick tempo. You can watch the video here. 2. There is an…

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Quick Piano Link 11-06-2007

Artist Shannon Goff made a piano using cardboard. Nicely done! Esta wrote about the four most important piano scales in learning to play: major scales, natural minor scales, melodic minor scales, harmonic minor scale. Rob Trucks shared his experience with Hiromi, the Japanese 28-years-old pretty pianist. (pretty?) Another 5-year-old piano prodigy. Watch the video here.…

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The Most Expensive Piano Ever: Swarovski Piano at Auction!

This is a Swarovski-Bosendorfer semi-concert grand piano plastered with 8,000 hand-cut Swarovski crystals, making it the most expensive piano ever auctioned at Ebay.com. You can buy it now priced at US$750,000. The auction is scheduled to end on 7th June 2007. It is located at Las Vegas but you can grab it without additional shipping…

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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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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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How to Take Care of Your Piano

Thanks to LifeSpy who wrote about How to Take Care of Your Piano. Summary of the 4 tips mention: Mind where to place it – place it at dry spot Keep it out of the weather – piano wood may get warped in the cooling and heating process. Exposure to constant humidity changes can cause…

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