Monthly Archives: October 2008



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A new “bite splint”, which is operated by placing it in the mouth, could make it possible for those without use of their legs/feet to control the damper (sustain) pedal on a piano. For more than 20 years, there have been electromagnetic pedal controls for paraplegic pianists – mostly accident […]

New bite splint allows paraplegics to control piano damper pedal


So, you’ve been asked to accompany the carol singing at your local school, church, social club, in the community, or even on the streets? Here are ten tips to ensure you’re prepared and confident for the big day. 1. Be prepared Most people like to know well in advance exactly […]

Christmas carol concert: ten tips for preparing pianists



Since this article was written, these two models have been superseded by later YPT models. Yamaha has introduced two new keyboards aimed at the home user. The YPT-210 and YPT-310 both offer 61 fully touch-sensitive keys, 32 notes of polyphony, Yamaha’s “Portable Grand” feature, Yamaha Education Suite including nine-step piano […]

Yamaha introduces two new home keyboards: YPT-210 and YPT-310