Features

This section has longer articles on various aspects of the piano and synth, including playing technique, improvisation, composition, theory, practice, and preparing for performances.


The biggest names with the latest products in pianos, synths, digital music, sampling, DJ and more, announced at Winter NAMM 2018. Get our occasional newsletter... Stay tuned to this page for a summary of the most interesting new launches and links to more details. Acoustic Pianos Bösendorfer Bösendorfer Dragonfly grand […]

NAMM 2018 Roundup


My Daily Improvisations for January 2018. Get our occasional newsletter... 1 Jan 2018 2 Jan 2018 3 Jan 2018 4 Jan 2018 5 Jan 2018 6 Jan 2018 7 Jan 2018 8 Jan 2018 9 Jan 2018 10 Jan 2018 11 Jan 2018 12 Jan 2018 13 Jan 2018 14 […]

PSImprov January 2018








This year’s NAMM Show runs from January 23-26 in Anaheim, California. We’ll cover all the news from the show on this page. Get our occasional newsletter... Apps Casio Chordana Tap and Viewer iOS Apps Korg Gadget: 15 synths and drum machines on iPad Audio Korg DS-DAC-100 1-bit USB digital/analog converter […]

NAMM 2014



Introduction The Apple iPad is quickly becoming a go-to portable music device for many musicians, whether they’re composing, sequencing, performing, DJing, notating, or crafting sounds. Get our occasional newsletter... Thanks to the iOS 4.2 upgrade, MIDI is now very much a feature of all iOS devices. There’s now a huge […]

How to connect a music keyboard to your iPad



Here’s our pick of the best places online to find free (and hopefully legal) printable piano music manuscripts. Get our occasional newsletter... MusOpen Musopen is a non-profit organisation focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. This includes copyright-free sheet music. Musopen features […]

Where to find free printed piano music






101 Colorful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Keyboard Instruments
Get our occasional newsletter... 1. Cute little wooden organ with crooked keys. 2. Green musical keyboard instrument from the USSR, circa 1990. 3. Cute yellow 1-octave keyboard with strap. 4. Yellow elephant dual keyboard. 5. Funky-looking “Xylomatic”. I’d love to see how this works. 6. Lovely green and purple toy […]

101 Colourful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Instruments [GALLERY]


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. As part of our mastering Christmas carols on piano and keyboard […]

Angels From The Realms Of Glory: Mastering Christmas Carols on ...



Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. Silent Night: An Introduction Silent Night is written and played here […]

Silent Night (A Major): Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. As part of our mastering Christmas carols on piano and keyboard […]

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. As part of our mastering Christmas carols on piano and keyboard […]

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night: Mastering Christmas Carols ...



Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. As part of our mastering Christmas carols on piano and keyboard […]

We Three Kings of Orient Are: Mastering Christmas Carols on ...





Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “O Christmas Tree” (also known as “O Tannenbaum”). Introduction Here, […]

O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum): Mastering Christmas Songs on the ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “In The Bleak Mid-Winter”. In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Introduction Here, […]

In The Bleak Mid-Winter: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Have Yourself A Merry […]

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Mastering Christmas Songs on ...



Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “Auld Lang Syne“. Auld Lang Syne: Introduction Here, Auld Lang Syne is written and played in the key of D Major, and has […]

Auld Lang Syne: Mastering Songs on the Piano and Keyboard


Get our occasional newsletter... Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Introduction Here, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer […]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano ...


How to play White Christmas on the piano and keyboard - mastering Christmas songs 1
Get our occasional newsletter... Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “White Christmas“. White Christmas: Introduction Here, White Christmas is written […]

White Christmas: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and Keyboard



Get our occasional newsletter... Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “Winter Wonderland”, offering free downloadable PDF and PNG image files, […]

Winter Wonderland: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and Keyboard


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... This guide will show you how to play simple arrangements of “Frosty the Snowman”. Introduction Here, Frosty the Snowman is written […]

Frosty the Snowman: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. A popular carol in our series on mastering Christmas Carols on […]

Joy to the World: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...




How to play Jingle Bells on the piano and keyboard - mastering Christmas songs 1
Get our occasional newsletter... Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions A very popular Christmas song is “Jingle Bells“. Here’s how to play a simple arrangement of it. Jingle Bells: Introduction Here, […]

Jingle Bells: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and Keyboard


Get our occasional newsletter... Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions A very popular Christmas song is “Let It Snow”. Here’s how to play a simple arrangement of it. Introduction Here, Let […]

Let It Snow: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and ...



Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. Another popular carol in our series on mastering Christmas Carols on […]

Ding Dong Merrily On High: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...


Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions Get our occasional newsletter... View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. Another popular carol in our series on mastering Christmas Carols on […]

Good King Wenceslas: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano and ...




Feeling patriotic? Have an event where it would be good to play the United States’ National Anthem music? Here are some simple free piano/keyboard arrangements for The Star-Spangled Banner. Get our occasional newsletter... Introduction The Star-Spangled Banner is written here in B-flat major. This is the key I’ve most often […]

How To Play The USA’s National Anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner) ...


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Circuit bending. It sounds really cool and just a tiny bit dangerous. It will certainly void your warranty, but that’s OK because it’s often done on old electronics equipment that would otherwise probably end up on the scrap heap. Get our occasional newsletter... That’s what I assumed about circuit bending. […]

Circuit Bending: A Basic Guide and Resource List




You’ve just bought the perfect keyboard. Now it’s time to accessorise! Get our occasional newsletter... Forget the bling factor that normally goes with fashion accessorising. These accessories are all practical additions to your stash of equipment, helping you to play better, sound better and protect your prized instrument. Read on […]

Essential Accessories for Keyboard Players