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

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

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

Roland A-88 and Roland A-49 Controller Keyboards Overview

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The Roland A-88 and Roland A-49 add two controllers with high quality keyboards and performance to its range Two new controller keyboards have been announced as a part of its Roland connect 2012 product launch: the Roland A-88 and Roland A-49. Roland is no stranger to this area of music technology. It has been producing… Read More

Yamaha Tyros 4 10th Anniversary Special Edition Unveiled

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Please note: This model is no longer current. For up to date Tyros information please click here. The Yamaha Tyros 4 10th Anniversary Special Edition is launched, with even more stunning voices The Yamaha Tyros 4 10th Anniversary Special Edition has been revealed, and it offers even more high quality sounds than ever before. Celebrating… Read More

Nord Electro 4D Review

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Ten years old, but is the new version worth a slice of cake? We investigate in our Nord Electro 4D review Getting musicians to agree on things is often a thankless task. It could be Fender vs. Gibson, Jazz vs. Metal, Digital vs. Analogue- you name it, they’ve argued about it. Just ask anyone in… Read More