A really good theme tune can lift any TV show, and one with a prominent piano accompaniment is (in our opinion) extra special. While there are plenty of high-tech electronic and fully orchestrated compositions, here are our selection of the best piano-centric programme theme tunes. Not every piece features the […]

Best Piano-Based TV Theme Tunes


Biographical Wilhelm Bachaus was born at Leipsic, March 24, 1884, two years before the death of Franz Liszt. Nine years younger than Josef Hofmann and a trifle more than one-half the age of Paderewski he represents a different decade from that of other pianists included in this work. Bachaus studied […]

Wilhelm Bachaus: The Pianist of Tomorrow


Pepito Arriola
Biography Pepito Arriola was born on the 14th of December, 1897. A careful investigation of his ancestry reveals that no less than twelve of his forefathers and relations have been pronouncedly musical. His father was a physician, but his mother was a musician. His early musical training was given to […]

Pepito Arriola: The Story of a Wonder Child


See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. See Him Lying On A Bed of Straw (Calypso Carol): An Introduction See Him Lying On A Bed of Straw (Calypso Carol) is written and played here in the key of C Major, and has a 4/4 time signature. See Him Lying […]

See Him Lying On A Bed Of Straw (Calypso Carol): ...




See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. As With Gladness Men of Old: An Introduction As With Gladness Men of Old is written and played here in the key of G Major, and has a 4/4 time signature. As With Gladness Men of Old: Main Melody As With Gladness […]

As With Gladness Men of Old: Mastering Christmas Carols on ...


See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear: An Introduction It Came Upon The Midnight Clear is written and played here in the key of F Major, and has a 4/4 time signature. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear: Main Melody Take a moment […]

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear: Mastering Christmas Carols on ...


See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. Once In Royal David’s City: An Introduction Once In Royal David’s City is written and played here in the key of G Major, and has a 4/4 time signature. Once In Royal David’s City: Main Melody The melody of Once In Royal […]

Once In Royal David’s City: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...



See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. I Saw Three Ships: An Introduction I Saw Three Ships is written and played here in the key of G Major, and has a 6/8 time signature. It could be written in 3/4 waltz time but having a six quaver measure length […]

I Saw Three Ships: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...


See the complete series of Mastering Christmas Carols. The First Noel: An Introduction The First Noel (also spelled The First Nowell) is written and played here in the key of C Major, and has a 3/4 (waltz) time signature. The First Noel: Main Melody It’s worth taking a moment to […]

The First Noel: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano and ...


The Original MODXs In 2016, two years after Yamaha’s mammoth MONTAGE arrived on the scene, impressive in both features and price tag, came the first baby siblings in the form of the MODX arranger workstations keyboards. Featuring many of the same impressive sound engines, controls and functions, they were a […]

Yamaha MODX and MODX+ arranger workstation keyboards: All six models ...


In this article we take a look and compare the features and specifications of the thirteen models of Korg’s Pa*X line of synthesisers. There are thirteen models comprising eight distinct models with various key count variations on some. The Pa1X was launched in 2003 so we are now looking at […]

Korg PaX Series comparison: All thirteen models compared



In this article we look at the classic Christian hymn “The Lord’s My Shepherd” which was credited to Jessie Irvine, based on text from Psalm 23. A classic hymn already well-known but shared with a wider audience when it was a chosen hymn at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II […]

Hymn Tutorial: The Lord’s My Shepherd


In this article we look at the classic Christian hymn “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended” (St Clement) which was written in the 19th century by John Ellerton and then subsequently revised/arranged by both Clement Scholefield and James O’Donnell. A classic hymn most likely made known to a wider […]

Hymn Tutorial: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (St ...


Digital pianos have made it much easier for anyone with an interest in learning to play the piano to get started, but there is a bewildering array of instruments to choose from and a significant price range to go with them. If you’re just starting out as a beginning or […]

Entry-level digital pianos compared: best for 2022


Yamaha introduced the first two models in its more compact and portable P Series of digital pianos in 1994, and now nearly thirty years on there have been twenty models in the entire line, with four currently on sale and sixteen discontinued. Portable may be a relative term in comparison […]

Yamaha P Series digital piano comparison



Update: We’ve had a response from SeeMusic developer, Peter Shannon with the reasons behind the price increase. Here it is with our response. We’ve been a fan of the SeeMusic app for a while now, after finally discovering what was driving those cool piano performance and tutorial videos on the […]

SeeMusic skyrockets monthly subscription by 450% with nothing new to ...


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of? Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: What Are Little Boys Made ...


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Ride a Cock-Horse. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Ride a Cock-Horse


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Oranges and Lemons



Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Little Bo Peep


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Yankee Doodle. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to print […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Yankee Doodle


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Jack and Jill



Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Girls and Boys Come Out to Play. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Girls and Boys Come Out ...


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Dickory, Dickory, Dock. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Dickory, Dickory, Dock


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Little Miss Muffet


Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Georgy Porgy. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to print […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Georgy Porgy



Part of our nursery rhymes series. Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Oh Where, Oh Where Is My Little Dog Gone. Original Printed Score This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is […]

Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Oh Where, Oh Where Is ...


Structure A one octave G harmonic minor scale is made up from the eight notes G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F# and G. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a […]

How To Play the G Harmonic Minor Scale on a ...


Structure A one octave A harmonic minor scale is made up from the eight notes A, B, C, D, E, F, G# and A. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a […]

How To Play the A Harmonic Minor Scale on a ...


Structure A one octave Bb harmonic minor scale is made up from the eight notes Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Gb, A and Bb. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a […]

How To Play the B Flat Harmonic Minor Scale on ...



Structure A one octave B harmonic minor scale is made up from the eight notes B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A#, B. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a piano […]

How To Play the B Harmonic Minor Scale on a ...


Structure A one octave C harmonic minor scale is made up from the eight notes C, D, Eb F, G, Ab, B natural and C. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on […]

How To Play the C Harmonic Minor Scale on a ...


Structure A one octave Db Major scale is made up from the eight notes Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, C and Db. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a piano […]

How to Play the Db Major Scale on a Piano ...


Structure A one octave C# Major scale is made up from the eight notes C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, B# and C#. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a piano […]

How to Play the C# Major Scale on a Piano ...



Structure A one octave Gb Major scale is made up from the eight notes Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, F and Gb. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Here are the notes of one octave depicted on a piano […]

How To Play the G Flat Major Scale on a ...


Structure A one octave F# Major scale is made up from the eight notes F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E# and F#. This can be extended across the keyboard as required for two, three or four octave scales. Yes, I did say E#. Technically this is correct, even though […]

How To Play the F Sharp Major Scale on a ...


Structure C Flat Major is, in keyboard and finger positioning at least, the same scale as B Major, but theoretically it is a different scale and is required for many reasons. You can read more about it in this excellent article Why Use C Flat? for more details. A one […]

How To Play the C Flat Major Scale on a ...


For nearly 40 years, Yamaha has created a host of portable musical keyboard instruments under the “PSR” branding. This article sheds light on those models, from 1984 when the first “PortaTone” models emerged, right up to the present day with versatile, high-technology instruments good for both beginners and seasoned keyboard […]

Yamaha PSR “PortaTone” Models 1984-2022