Piano

This section provides a variety of information about both acoustic pianos and digital pianos, as well as restoration, modifications, playing technique, advice on lessons, and more.



Yamaha is showing off its expanded range of SH and SG2 Silent Pianos at this year’s NAMM. Get our occasional newsletter... Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and jam away without disturbing others. They can also be played like any […]

Yamaha SH and SG2 Silent Pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha has unveiled the first design of Bösendorfer’s new Marquetry Series of grand pianos, including the 200-SP Hummingbird pictured here. Get our occasional newsletter... Marquetry is the use of many pieces of different types of wood veneer to create images and has long been viewed a symbol of wealth. Many […]

Bösendorfer Marquetry Series Grand Pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha has announced the US availability of its b Series upright pianos, touted to be the most affordable instruments in Yamaha’s acoustic piano line. Get our occasional newsletter... The Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance and incorporates exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a more sensible […]

Yamaha b Series Acoustic and “Silent” upright pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha has used this year’s NAMM show to unveil its Disklavier subscription service. Get our occasional newsletter... The Disklavier Music Network is a multimedia service allowing owners of E3 and Mark IV Disklavier performance reproducing pianos to receive streamed live concerts and musical broadcasts, as well as on-demand entertainment and […]

Yamaha Disklavier Network unveiled [NAMM13]


Yamaha will use this year’s NAMM show to display the Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano. Get our occasional newsletter... The 200DE3 is the first non-Yamaha piano to feature the company’s award-winning Disklavier performance reproducing technology, which is integrated inside the new model as part of its meticulous, handcrafted manufacturing process. […]

Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano [NAMM13]




Have you ever wondered exactly what makes up good piano playing technique? What sets apart the virtuoso pianist from the mere mortal? Or why some pianists develop injuries? Get our occasional newsletter... Researchers from the University of Southampton are hoping to answer some of those questions as they set to […]

Science of piano playing to be revealed with 3D mapping ...


Alesis Cadenza angled view
Alesis has shown off the latest addition to its line of digital pianos. The Cadenza features 88 hammer-action graded weight keys and a range of simple controls designed to allow the pianist to concentrate on the performance. Get our occasional newsletter... The Cadenza features eight stereo voices, and although Alesis […]

Alesis Cadenza digital piano unveiled







Bösendorfer Klimt Artist Series grand piano
Bösendorfer has announced its Model 200 SPGK “Klimt”, the first in a new line of “Artist Series” acoustic grand pianos. Get our occasional newsletter... This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. This new model features: The Klimt model will be limited to a […]

Bösendorfer creates first “Artist Series” piano [NAMM12]






Roland RP301R Digital Piano USB port
Roland has introduced the RP301 and RP301R digital pianos, both featuring its SuperNATURAL sound technology, Ivory Feel-G keyboard and a number of features designed to make piano playing more fun and rewarding. Get our occasional newsletter... We don’t have the detailed specifications for each model, but it seems that the […]

Roland intros RP301 and RP301R digital pianos [NAMM12]




Roland HP507 Digital Piano USB closeup
Hot on the heels of Roland’s LX-15 announcement come three upright digital pianos in the new HP500 series. Get our occasional newsletter... By now you’ll be fairly familiar with Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound technology. It’s appeared in many of Roland’s newer digital pianos including all in the HP300 series (the HP302, […]

Roland intros HP500 Series of digital pianos [NAMM12]


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Roland has introduced its LX-15 digital piano, building on the technology found in the LX-10 and LX-10F. Get our occasional newsletter... Featuring the SuperNATURAL sound engine with Soundboard Behaviour system, it offers organic sound and expressive potential. The Acoustic Projection system delivers a natural, multi-dimensional sound, with a range of […]

Roland intros LX-15 upright digital piano [NAMM12]






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

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



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Get our occasional newsletter... 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 A very popular Christmas song is “Jingle Bells“. Here’s how to play a […]

Jingle Bells: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and Keyboard


Get our occasional newsletter... 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 A very popular Christmas song is “Let It Snow”. Here’s how to play […]

Let It Snow: Mastering Christmas Songs on the 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. Another popular carol […]

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




Josh Charles, Casio’s Privia spokesperson, has announced his new single “Life Ain’t Fair”, co-written with Milton L. Brown. Get our occasional newsletter... Written using a Privia PX-3 digital piano Charles says, “‘Life Ain’t Fair’ is a song that speaks for what is happening to the socio-economic state of our country, […]

Josh Charles releases “Life Ain’t Fair” using Casio Privia PX-3




Next Saturday, 8th October, 7.30pm, Merseyside composer Alexandra Dariescu will premiere her new piano work Mesmerism at the Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead. Get our occasional newsletter... Mesmerism was commissioned from Oxton-born composer, Emily Howard, by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra (LMO), to celebrate the orchestra’s 60th anniversary year. Mark […]

Mesmerism: Alexandra Dariescu to premiere work in Merseyside





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Get our occasional newsletter... When it’s not creating million dollar piano art, Bösendorfer may be readying limited edition grand pianos to mark important musical anniversaries. Already creating 27 Mozart Edition pianos, marking 250 years since the birth of the great composer, Bösendorfer is now ready to create unique pianos celebrating […]

Bösendorfer creates Liszt 200th anniversary grand piano





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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 ...



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Based on last autumn’s flagship Roland RD-700NX digital piano but at a lower price point comes the RD-300NX. Get our occasional newsletter... This new digital piano features the same SuperNATURAL piano sound engine as found on last year’s four models, together with new electric piano sounds, a Sound Focus feature, […]

Roland RD-300NX digital piano: SuperNATURAL flagship on economy [NAMM11]