New Audiovisual Study Tool at Piano Street

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http://www.pianostreet.com/search/audiovisual-study-tool.php

A new, revolutionary tool that allows you to learn piano pieces faster, broaden your repertoire knowledge, improve your interpretational skills or to simply immerse yourself in the refined art of classical piano music, has finally arrived!

The AST integrates Piano Street’s sheet music library with the leading video and music streaming services YouTube, Spotify and Naxos and allows you to listen to recordings of pieces while following along in the scores. The recordings are carefully selected by the Piano Street Team to ensure that the performances are of professional reference standard and provide a diversified selection in terms of interpretational styles.

Try it out now!

Try the two free samples available on this page.

Ted Springett Dream Piano for Sale

Ted Springett Portrait

Ted Springett by Thomas Elite Art – http://thomaseliteart.com.au/gallery/ted-springett-oam/

Southern Highlands businessman Ted Springett was well known not only for his business ventures and love of community, but also his passion for music.

A long-time friend of Theme & Variations Piano Services, it was always Ted’s dream to own a magnificent piano from the stunning collection of Steinway & Sons grand pianos, and for him this became a reality many years ago when he purchased his first Steinway & Sons piano, a model B-211. In 2008, Ted took the opportunity to upgrade to a full model D-274 concert grand piano after it was first used in the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition.

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You don’t have to go far to learn just how much of an impact Ted Springett and his family have had on the Bowral community and its surrounds. Simply typing Ted’s name into a Google search will reveal page after page testifying to Ted’s community spirit and his ongoing efforts to give back to the community through the establishment of the Springett Foundation, donation of property to various community ventures and much more.

Aged 92, Ted Springett passed away at the end of 2012, and it is his family’s wish that his beloved Steinway piano be made available to somebody who can truly appreciate and love the instrument.

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If you would like to make an appointment to view and play the piano, please contact Theme & Variations Willoughby showroom on (02) 9958 9888 or email steinway@themeandvariations.com.au

Source:  http://www.themeandvariations.com.au/front-page/2013/03/a-legends-piano-returns-to-tv/

Metronomes

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The metronome is an instrument that is used for marking musical tempo. Many different forms have been in use since the first was created in 1696.

The traditional style and the most common now in use is the clockwork driven metronome, which was patented by Maelzel in 1815.

These metronomes are in the shape of a pyramid and have a pendulum that swings back and forth on a pivot and makes a ticking sound. The speed is adjusted by moving a sliding weight. Some metronomes have a bell sound which can be added to the clicking rhythm and made strike on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 6th beat.

The main purpose of the metronome is to establish an appropriate tempo for a piece of music and to maintain consistency of tempo through a work or an excercise.

At The Piano Workshop we offer a large selection of metronomes, including the German made Wittner metronomes.

http://thepianoworkshop.com.au/products/13-metronomes

Dr Miriam Hyde AO, OBE

Dr Miriam Hyde AO, OBE, was an Australian composer, poet, music educator and pianist. She was born in Adelaide on January 15th 1913 and died January 11, 2005. Miriam Hyde composed works for piano, songs, orchestra and she also had books of poetry published, and wrote an autobiography.

.Miriam Hyde

Titanic Piano

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The RMS Titanic was a ship orchestrated to be grander than any other. Feed your interest on Titanic‘s music: the numbers listed in the White Star Line Songbook, discussion on the identity of Titanic‘s band members, and the performance venues including the art case pianos on board.

http://titanicpiano.blogspot.com.au/

Byron Janis

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“The moment I began playing the Yamaha CFX piano I could tell that it had a resonance, purity of tone and an ideal action, unique among pianos. The CFX allows me to play with the utmost artistic expression, nuance and control. It is simply a superb instrument.”
Byron Janis