Sep 11, 2019 • 9 min read
Let's take a quick look at the history and facts about the 10 most famous pianos manufacturers: Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Fazioli, Kawai, Bechstein, Baldwin, Blüthner, Mason & Hamlin, and Stuart & Sons.
Aug 31, 2019 • 10 min read
A deep dive into one of the most famous musical genres of all, the waltz. Based on a dance with the same name, waltzes are deeply rooted in western culture with some celebrated pop examples.
Aug 1, 2019 • 14 min read
Most classical composers are now recognized as true geniuses, whom no one would dare criticize. But when they were alive that was a whole different story. Let's take a look at some of classical music's worst reviews.
Aug 1, 2019 • 12 min read
If composers like Chopin were alive today they would certainly be making a lot of money, but that was not always the case in their lifetime. Chopin's letters give us a sneak peek into his finances and how much he actually made.
Jul 4, 2019 • 7 min read
A deeper look into the Bach's family from the perspective of who kept it all together: the talented and forgotten Anna Magdalena Bach.
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min read
Two of the most influential and celebrated pianists and composers of all time crossed paths in an event that is largely unknown to the public. Franz Liszt describes in detail his meeting with Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1823.
Jun 9, 2019 • 10 min read
The word ‘Prelude’ comes directly from the Latin praeludere – "to play beforehand". And that, for several centuries, was its function.
May 20, 2019 • 6 min read
Maybe you've heard about these two terms, may not. Regardless, you have for sure listened and/or played them many many times. Let's dive in to understand what they are!
May 8, 2019 • 4 min read
Whether you play piano, guitar or any other instrument, chances are you have heard about chords. If symbols such as C7 or G°b5 make you scratch your head then you've come to the right place!
May 2, 2019 • 12 min read
The men on this list have created some beautiful and complex music, yet they were troubled souls, whose eccentricities and obsessions led to some decidedly odd behavior.
Apr 28, 2019 • 6 min read
Let's talk about imposter’s syndrome and the culture of fear in music: sensations that make you feel you just aren't good enough.
Apr 27, 2019 • 5 min read
Played by great composers like Mozart and Bach, the harpsichord has been forgotten and gradually disappeared from the mainstream musical scene with the rise of the piano.