Author Archive: Phil Heiliger

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Don’t Over-analyze!  Get started now…

Don’t Over-analyze! Get started now…

| June 25, 2012 | Reply

You’ve thought – let’s get the kids a piano.  Heck, I’d like to have a piano.  So you start to look online for just the right instrument.  You buy a book that will help you find that “perfect” piano.  You find the addresses of all the local piano stores. And, the more you look the […]

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All this music from one piano….

All this music from one piano….

| January 23, 2010 | Reply

“Carol of the Bells” like you’ve never heard it before. This composer pulls off an ethereal, echoing version of the popular Christmas song by running a continuous loop through a laptop, then adding layer upon layer of sound and technique. The sound is so captivating you’ll never believe it’s machine-driven. [youtube 4aHOHErWms8]

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Now you can hear it…

Now you can hear it…

| January 22, 2010 | Reply

The Helpinstill Piano Sensor is the only magnetic pickup made for piano. Every unit has been handcrafted since Elton John bought the first one in 1972. The inventor, electrical engineer and musician Ezra Charles Helpinstill, crafted his first unit for his own use while he was in college. He says more products are on the […]

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Jazz – A great way to learn…

Jazz – A great way to learn…

| January 22, 2010 | Reply

Because sometimes a cyber teacher is the best teacher of all…check out these online, interactive, streaming video, jazz piano lessons. From jazz theory and composition to improvisation and licks, it’s on this site, with some free sample lessons as a starter. Founded in August 2007, this site now has a worldwide following. Online – Interactive […]

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The final verse…

The final verse…

| January 22, 2010 | Reply

This will either make you laugh or make you wince. Watch what happens when a horrible-sounding upright piano is fed through an SSI shredder. In just two minutes, the song is, well, over. [youtube PJzG7CSYg3U]

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The piano juggler…

The piano juggler…

| January 22, 2010 | Reply

Meet Daniel Menendez, a.k.a. “the piano juggler.” No, he’s not tossing pianos into the air. He’s juggling balls that hit a keyboard. If you don’t think he could possibly make music, wait until you hear his “Five Ball Song.” If this guy’s bouncing piano tunes don’t make you laugh, his maniacal giggle will. – Susan […]

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A new way to exercise – musically….

A new way to exercise – musically….

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

If we make it more fun to take the stairs, will more people do it? Proponents of the “fun theory” think so. But how do pianos fit in? Watch this 2-minute video and see how, when people can tickle the ivories (and tickle their funny bones) they’ll take the stairs. Turns out that music – […]

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