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Dr. John’s Birthday – November 21, 1940

Dr. John’s Birthday – November 21, 1940

| November 22, 2012 | Reply

Happy Birthday Dr. John!   Official website of Dr. John the Night (Nite) Tripper Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr. (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John (also Dr. John Creaux, or Dr. John the Night Tripper), is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as […]

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An Awsome Performance on the Piano

An Awsome Performance on the Piano

| November 16, 2012 | Reply

Take a few minutes to watch how much fun this six year old little boy from China has playing the piano.

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Jazz Pianist at 85 Gets Big Break

Jazz Pianist at 85 Gets Big Break

| October 31, 2012 | Reply

This is a follow up to “Am I too old to learn…”  Follow the link to the NPR story about 85 year old jazz pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop.  There you’ll find several sound clips of his piano playing…  “Back in the 1930s, Boyd Lee Dunlop taught himself to play music on a broken piano left […]

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Am I Too Old to Learn an Instrument?

Am I Too Old to Learn an Instrument?

| October 30, 2012 | Reply

"I wish I would have listenend to Mom and practiced more."  I wish I had kept up with the piano….   As a piano tuner I have heard this again and again… That is always followed by, "Am I too old…."     Am I Too Old to Learn an Instrument? by Marty Buttwinick Have […]

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Piano Tweets – Beautiful Music in 140 Notes

Piano Tweets – Beautiful Music in 140 Notes

| July 24, 2012 | Reply

So much can be said in 140 characters.  Twitter forces us to be concise.  But what about music?  The temptation is to play and play and play – too much; as if more will be better.  Hear the beauty expressed in 140 notes in compositions where each note counts. PianoTweets Click on the picture to […]

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Slide Show: Christopher Payne in the Steinway Piano Factory : The New Yorker

Slide Show: Christopher Payne in the Steinway Piano Factory : The New Yorker

| July 23, 2012 | Reply

Not only is the piano as an instrument art, and a conveyor of art, but the visual look of the piano as it is being made gives the “piano as art” an entirely new dimension. Slide Show: Christopher Payne in the Steinway Piano Factory : The New Yorker “Opening today at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, “One […]

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Many Hands Make Cool Music

Many Hands Make Cool Music

| July 21, 2012 | Reply

Want to be let in on a secret?  Ever wonder what goes on when a couple of guys with a little too much energy hang out together in a piano shop?  Check out this most unusual way of playing the piano…. The Piano Guys A couple months ago the 5 of us were gathered round […]

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Tacky???

Tacky???

| July 7, 2012 | Reply

What happens when a 10-year-old sticks thumbtacks in all the piano hammers? Do his parents punish him? No, he becomes sought-after performer Volker Bertelman. He changed his name to Hauschka (maybe because his mother is still trying to track him down), and now plays the “prepared” piano, that is, a piano modified by strange and […]

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Happy 4th to Everyone – For your Enjoyment

Happy 4th to Everyone – For your Enjoyment

| July 4, 2012 | Reply

Here are several songs that will hopefully inspire you this Independence Day 2012. The first is from an appearance of Ray Charles on the Dick Cavett Show 40 years ago. The second is from the Rob Mullins Band.

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Now Anyone Can Play – Anywhere “play me I’m yours”

Now Anyone Can Play – Anywhere “play me I’m yours”

| July 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

Imagine the fun at being able to sit down at a piano on a street corner, or public square, or wherever and just play. Learn of some remarkable stories inspired by these “street pianos”. The inspiration of artist Luke Jerram, pianos have appeared in cities around the world.   Out and About in Paris: “Play […]

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