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Building this site

Publicerat den 9 maj 2018, kl. 1.44 Comments kommentarer ()
Hi all you folks who has been supporting my website and blog! I appreciate all the positive comments. This site is build by myself through the company Its actually quite easy to follow the instructions even if you, as I am, is a beginner in this design field.
Then I will be back with new discussions and ideas about teaching and practicing piano.
All the best!

Pianolessons on iPad!!!

Publicerat den 4 september 2017, kl. 3.14 Comments kommentarer ()
Pianolessons on iPad!!!

Who would come up with an idea to teach piano with 3 persons playing with mostly
index finger och a small iPad.
It exists.
Is this the future? Watch and react!


Nytt stagepiano Roland RD-800

Publicerat den 16 maj 2014, kl. 2.13 Comments kommentarer ()
Ack, ja. Ett piano för scenbruk som fortfarande inte har  releasefunktion kopplad till anslaget. Detta är den enskilt största skillnaden på att spela på digitalpiano och akustiskt piano.  Hur svårt kan det vara? Koppla releaselängden till anslaget.  Det vimlar av parametrar att ställa in. Man har behållt tempereringsmöjligheter såsom "Renstämning" - varför i hela världen. Musik före "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier" spelar man knappast på ett stagepiano?
I stället har man då tagit bort stretchfunktionen - en funktion som, förenklat uttryckt,  stretchar stämningen i de högre oktaverna. Alla som spelat med blåsorkestrar och träblås i synnerhet inser vilken ovärderlig nytta man haft av denna funktion.
Om ändå tillverkarna kunde tala med musiker om de redskap vi använder och betalar.

Digital pianos vs acoustic pianos

Publicerat den 30 september 2012, kl. 12.31 Comments kommentarer ()
Acoustic piano versus digital piano.   Over the years as musician and teacher I’ve often seen, specially the last 10 years, that students who play jazz or rock piano have difficulties with pain in both back, shoulders and arms. Since I’ve experienced the same sensations playing on digital pianos and/or synthesizers I see an explanation to these symptoms connected to those instruments.     

   1. The digital piano has a fixed release. On some pianos you can choose how long release you want but you can’t affect it while playing. As a pianist you want to control that yourself and be able to vary the release depending on what you are playing. For instance a jazz-pianist playing swing-phrases can use a relaxed portato on a real piano and the sound would be almost legato as a result of the use of accents. On a digital piano you will have to “stay longer” on each key to get the same result – or else it will sound staccato-like. This will lead to tensions in your arms.     

   2. You can’t expand the sound differently on a single tone on a digital piano. All anticipations of notes will be very flat and non-expanding.   3. If you repeat a chord with sustainpedal down with similar attack on each chord the volume doesn’t increase as I does on an acoustic instrument. 

   3. The key sensitivity is related to key velocity and much more sensitive than on a normal piano. The dynamic range within a fixed volume is not big – you tend to use the volume knob to get the result you want. It’s also impossible to press a key without resulting in a sound. Instinctively a lot of pianists block their elbows tight to the body and play only from the wrist – you can call this a “wood-pecker-attack”. Shoulder pain is an obvious result of this technique. 

   4. Last but not least: the manufacturers of digital pianos are trying very hard to sample more and more characteristics from the pianos. This leads to possibilities to incorporate pedal-sounds (actually sounds from the pedal mechanics!!) All this is to please the pianist – you could say that most samples of pianosounds are built on the impression of the piano from the pianists listening point. A lot of keyboardsound are implemented. That’s because they want us, the musicians, to recognize the sound from the playing position. Then you take that sound and amplify – that’s not what you here from an acoustic instrument – not even if you put a microphone over the strings!      

Varför är det så tröttande att spela digitalpiano?

Publicerat den 12 september 2011, kl. 14.15 Comments kommentarer ()
Jo, för att tillverkarna av digitalpiano inte förstått att man vid ett akustiskt instrument kan variera releasen. Ett digitalpiano har en fast release (den kan visserligen varieras i en inställningspanel på vissa modeller - men den går inte att variera när man spelar.) Detta är en enorm brist i uttrycksmöjligheterna. Framförallt innebär det att man frestas ligga kvar längre på klaviaturen för att få rätt "sväng. I min undervisning har jag sett hur detta orsakat problem med värk i leder. Om ni mäste använda digitalpianon, se då till att ni har en modell med ställbar release. Lägg sedan in samma ljud i flera banker med olika release - beroende på vilket tempo ni skall spela i. Jag kommer att lägga ut ljudfiler som illustrerar detta så småningom.