Keyboard & Pianos

Piano has contributed greatly to modern and classical music and it was first created in early 1700s. It has originated from a harpsichord and since has taken on different forms of grand piano, upright piano, digital pianos and finally keyboards and synthesizers as well as hybrid pianos. Piano is one of the most popular instruments and also makes a beautiful piece of furniture that looks great in any home. So here are 10 interesting facts that you may or may not have known about the piano.

When learning to play the keyboard, you will notice that a lot of musical pieces and predominantly songs are based around certain chords. So if you do know your basic chords you can already play most pop songs. I have put together some basic chord theory for you, so that you can start playing along to your favourite songs and improvise further on these. I do hope this is helpful for a beginner, however, feel free to comment below if anything seems confusing or if you would like me to provide any additional information.

This has always been a burning question when choosing your instrument. Will a digital piano be able to replace the sound and feel of an acoustic? What are the main differences and which one is best for me? I have compared the two piano versions similarly and put together a helpful chart to answer the commonly asked questions and most importantly - point you towards the right instrument.

If you are keen to learn to play piano, but don't have the time or money for lessons - don't worry! There are plenty of helpful, fun and educational tutorials available for free that will help you make the first steps whether you are looking to learn classical piano and theory or just wish to play for leisure. I have put together a selection of my personal YouTube favourites.

Acoustic pianos have been one of the most popular instruments for centuries, however, in recent years, the technology of digital pianos and keyboards has blossomed and a some of the new features can seem a little confusing. We explain the most common terms and difference between the electric pianos/keyboards and hope this will guide you through buying your own digital piano or a keyboard or let you fully experiment with the world of options your instrument can provide.