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Solid Wood Guitars vs Laminated Wood

A solid wood guitar has typically is made from good quality tonewoods. Simply tonewood is the wood within the guitar’s construction that contributes to its overall tone. In the case of an acoustic, this is largely the guitar body, the top or soundboard and the back...

How do I change a right handed guitar to left handed?

It is always better to purchase the correct guitar to suit whether you are left or right handed. However is not always possible to buy the guitar you love in a left handed version. In order to basically convert an acoustic guitar a couple of things must be changed....

What Is The Difference Between a Piano and a Keyboard?

What is the difference between a piano and a keyboard? Why does one cost £1000's more than the other and how do the insides differ to make them sound different to each other? Essentially a keyboard and a piano are two different musical instruments. They have the same...

How Do Pianists Play With Both Hands?

Watching someone play piano is mesmerising isn't it? How on earth do they play with both hands at once and whats more, how do they read music for two different hands at once and produce something so brilliant and beautiful? For many people who will have attempted to...

Easiest Instrument To Learn

Learning an instrument is a fantastic way to escape every day life, even for a few minutes and is a sure way to impress your family and friends. But a lot of people have the worry that they won't be able to learn to play a musical instrument because they didn't start...

How Do Digital Pianos Work?

A piano is a beautiful instrument and one that takes years of playing to get good at. The luxury of owning a real piano is not feasible for many people as a tradition strung piano takes up a LOT of room, is incredibly heavy and requires maintenance and care to keep it...

The Best Hans Zimmer Music Compilations

Hans Zimmer is one of my favourite film music composers. I first discovered him because of Christopher Nolan - I loved Batman Begins (and the Dark Knight even more) and have watched many films where Zimmer was the composer. He is probably the most underrated of film...

Is a Piano a String Instrument?

This is a somewhat debated question all around the world! Is a Piano a string instrument? Yes and No The Piano does actually have strings. Inside there are strings attributed to every single key on the piano. When you hit a key with your finger, it causes a...

How Many Keys Does a Piano Have?

The number of keys on a full sized piano is 88.  There are a number of different sized pianos and keyboards, but the standard full size is 88. 52 white keys d 36 black keys - Seven octaves plus a minor third, from A0 to C8.     Why has my keyboard or piano...

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