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


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



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Have you bought a keyboard or digital piano second hand, or otherwise mislaid the original manual? Get our occasional newsletter... Fear not, because with just a little searching online, you can most likely find it. Manufacturers are generally fairly happy to allow manuals to be downloaded — after all, they’re […]

Where can I download a manual for my music keyboard ...



Get our occasional newsletter... Our guide on how to label and write notes on the piano keyboard is great for older children and adults who don’t yet wish to learn traditional musical notation, but it may still be too complicated for much younger children. Introduction If you are keen to […]

How to teach young children to play music keyboard using ...


Get our occasional newsletter... Would you like to be able to play some of the most famous and popular traditional children’s songs, or even teach your child to play them? If so, take a look at our guide to playing a number of traditional nursery rhymes that have proved popular […]

How to Play Popular Traditional Children’s Songs on Piano and ...




Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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 […]

The Holly and the Ivy: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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... Strictly speaking, as far as […]

All Through the Night: Mastering Songs on the Piano and ...




Get our occasional newsletter... Updated September 2018 Yamaha has marked the Tyros 5 as discontinued, meaning it will no longer be manufacturing this model. It now effectively considers the Tyros line of arranger workstations to be at an end, with the likes of the Genos and higher-end PSR-S models stepping […]

Yamaha Tyros comparison: Tyros5 v Tyros4 v Tyros3 v Tyros2 ...



Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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. How to play […]

Away in a Manger: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...




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Standard musical notation might at first look confusing, but really it’s very logical. This guide will hep you to read, interpret and play all but the most complicated printed music. Get our occasional newsletter... How to label and write notes on the piano keyboard: a basic guide Staves and Clefs […]

How to read printed music: a basic primer for pianists ...


How to play Amazing Grace on the piano keyboard - mastering songs
Get our occasional newsletter... Following our popular Christmas carol piano tutorials we’re now taking a look at some other classic pieces of music that will sound great on the piano or keyboard, regardless of your skill level. So, dive in and learn how to play Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace: Introduction […]

How to play Amazing Grace on the piano keyboard








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Are you looking for a music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s Keyboard Instrument Get our occasional newsletter... Here are my ten recommendations of piano books for kids. They will help your child learn how to play the piano and keyboard, including identifying and playing notes […]

10 books to help your child learn to play piano ...





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If you want the lowdown on Yamaha’s new portable digital piano, the P155, then look no further. Here are complete specifications, pictures, and comparison with Yamaha’s earlier P series instruments. Get our occasional newsletter... Overview The Yamaha P155 features samples taken directly from the CFIIIS 9-foot grand piano Uses Yamaha’s […]

Yamaha P155 digital piano: Complete specifications and gallery


10 toy pianos you and your child will love - instruments for kids 3
Get our occasional newsletter... Are you looking for a more serious music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Not got the space or budget for your budding Rachmaninov to play a full-size piano? Or do you want something smaller and more colourful for […]

Ten toy pianos you and your child will love!



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? Get our occasional newsletter... Here are ten tips to ensure you’re prepared and confident for the big day. 1. Be prepared Most people like to know […]

Christmas carol concert: ten tips for preparing pianists



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April 2017: Massive Update in this brand new article: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Check it out! Get our occasional newsletter... Updated 10th August 2013 The keyboard buyers’ guide I wrote a couple of years ago stands as a good introduction to buying a keyboard instrument for adults. In […]

My First Keyboard: Buying a child’s first electronic keyboard instrument



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Get our occasional newsletter... Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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 View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. Silent Night: An […]

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


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Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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. The second carol […]

O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis): Mastering Christmas Carols ...


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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. This article has […]

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Attempt 2): Mastering Christmas Carols ...



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Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads 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. Update: Please forgive […]

O Little Town of Bethlehem: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...









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With the Christmas holiday season now less than a month away, there is often a call for the pianists and keyboard players to play seasonal favourites and carols. Get our occasional newsletter... So, I’m providing a growing collection of links that might be of use to keyboard musicians, including resource […]

Christmas songs and pianist resources