Great Piano and Keyboard Features For Learners

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Starting to play can be tricky, but thankfully, there are lots of great piano and keyboard features to make things easier… Like all of the best things in life, learning how to play the piano or keyboard doesn’t come without effort, determination and a bit of discipline. These three things don’t often spell ‘fun’. However,… Read More

Looking For A Nord Keyboard In Northern Ireland?

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Now, there’s another Nord Keyboard dealer in Northern Ireland… A while ago, we reported here that our Bangor store was the only Nord Keyboard dealer in Northern Ireland. Now, I have to report that this is no longer the case… Thankfully, this is because our (fairly) new Belfast store is now also a Nord stockist!… Read More

Rhodes Piano, Its History And Getting The Best Of Its Sounds

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The Rhodes Piano is truly a musical icon – here’s a potted history, and where to get the most authentic Rhodes sounds… There are very few modern instruments whose sound changed music forever. I guess you would put the Stratocaster, Telecaster and P-Bass, in that bracket, along with the Les Paul. The Rhodes Piano, however,… Read More

Yamaha Tyros 5 Things We’d Like to See

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Yamaha Tyros Arranger Keyboard : 5 Things on our Wish List The Tyros 5 (as we expect it to be called) is (like Tyros 2, Tyros 3, and Tyros 4) one of the most anticipated instruments in the keyboard world. As Yamaha’s flagship arranger keyboard, every generation has featured the cutting edge of its technologies…. Read More

New Yamaha Products at Musikmesse 2013

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As always, there was a huge selection of new Yamaha Products at Musikmesse 2013 – here are some highlights… Yamaha’s presence at Musikmesse is always huge (the brand generally has an entire hall to itself) and 2013 was no different. There was a comprehensive range of new products on display, in all of its many… Read More

New Nord Products Set For Musikmesse 2013 Launch

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They promised a new synth, and now its here, along with more new Nord Products, too… Everybody’s favourite Swedish synth brand has treated us to a selection of new, red treats at Musikmesse 2013. With an all new synth, piano, drum module and drum trigger pad, they’re really spoiling us. Here’s a summary of the… Read More

NAMM Show 2013

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The New Year celebrations may have only just subsided, but brace yourself – the NAMM Show 2013 is imminent… It’s that time of year again, and the NAMM Show 2013 is nearly upon us. Whilst non-musicians might bemoan the passing of the seasonal festivities, musicians can rejoice in the fact that January promises a festival… Read More

Yamaha PSR-S950 – Bert Smorenburg Tour at Dawsons

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Experience the new Yamaha PSR-S950 with leading demonstrator Bert Smorenburg at our Reading and Manchester stores The Yamaha PSR-S950 keyboard is an arranger workstation of the kind that Yamaha has spent decades perfecting. Packed with Super Articulation sounds and Mega Voice accompaniments, the PSR-S950 is capable of delivering high quality performances in just about any… Read More

Ed Balls Demonstrates his Piano Abilities on a Keyboard from Dawsons

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Ed Balls found the time to demonstrate his piano playing skills at the party conference, on a keyboard from Dawsons… They say that great music transcends all cultural and political boundaries, and when the guys from LBC radio visited Dawsons Manchester asking for the loan of a keyboard for Ed Balls to demonstrate his piano… Read More

Nord Electro 4 HP Keyboard Announced

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The new Nord Electro 4 HP – the perfect, portable gigging machine for keys players The new Nord Electro 4 HP has been unveiled, providing the technology of the Electro 4, in the lightweight hammer action HP design. The Nord Electro has long been a first choice for gigging keys players, providing as it does,… Read More