Music Expression – The Marks on Musical Sheets

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Music expression is the surface details of musical sound. Thus, it is how the music is played or expressed. Why do people listen to music? It is because music’s expression grabs our attention and evokes our emotional response. In order to read, write, or understand music, one must learn the expression signs, words, and abbreviations, … Read more

Piano Scales Explained

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In this post, we are going over some basics of piano scales, including major scales and minor scales. First of all, let’s start with what a scale is. In music, a scale is a series of eight successive notes, with the eighth note duplicating the first. The notes in a piano scale are arranged systematically … Read more

Tempo and Rhythm – Are They Different?

tempo and rhythm

Tempo and rhythm are essential to every piece of music. On the other hand, you may find that the terms tempo and rhythm are confusing because they often refer to the play speed of a song. However, they are different. Rhythm gives the structure of a piece of music, while tempo controls the speed of … Read more

What are the Tone Characteristics?

Tone Characteristics

As part of the music fundamentals, it is crucial to understand the tone. A tone is a musical sound. A tone has four characteristics: In this article, we are exploring more details of the tone characteristics and how Western music notation marks these characteristics. The Music Note Piano 101 introduces the Staff, the Clefs, and … Read more

Piano 101 – Learning Piano Starts From Here

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In this Piano 101 post, we will explain the musical notation and pitch. Learning music is actually a really fun undertaking, regardless of whether the learner is a child or an adult. In reality, the piano is a friendly instrument to start with, especially for learning music fundamentals. In addition, check out 7 Beginner Piano … Read more

History of Western Music & Timeline

history of western music

For music lovers and those who are curious about the history of Western music, this post provides a brief overview and timeline. Music has been a part of human history for thousands of years. People evidently made some types of music even in ancient times. Moreover, music was influential in the lives of the people … Read more

Who Invented the Piano? A Piano Story


The piano is one of the world’s most popular musical instruments. Have you ever wondered who invented the piano? It was Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua, Italy, who invented the first piano with modern hammer action. Cristofori had been appointed in 1688 to the Florentine court of Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici to care for … Read more

Piano Repairs: The Basics

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Most likely, piano repairs are necessities in the pianos’ lifespan. Even though most pianos last many decades, as with everything else, pianos may have problems that require repairs. Furthermore, acoustic and digital pianos will have very different problems. Acoustic Pianos For your piano to generate the most outstanding sound possible, you must tune it once … Read more