Friday, December 31, 2010

Why A Piano Is Vital For Your Child's Education

You may be thinking to yourself "Why purchase a piano?" With the holidays coming to and end, the last thing you want to have running through your mind is more shopping. Your child has it all- the new ipod and the latest Wii game. But are any of these new gifts really expanding your child's education? 

According to a new nationwide survey conducted by the Gallup organization, 95 percent of Americans believe that music is a key component in a child’s well-rounded education. In fact, more than three quarters of those surveyed feel schools should mandate music education. They also concluded that having a musical instrument such as a piano, brings a family closer together.

                                       Important Piano Facts

  Yamaha Pianos – The Brand 
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bringing your old Piano to Life

Have you not gotten use out of your piano lately?  Is grandma’s baby grand just taking up space?    It’s time to bring your old piano into the modern era with PianoDisc.  PianoDisc is an add-on that can be applied to most pianos.  With PianoDisc you can hear music from your piano that sounds just like the original artist is playing it, only the piano plays itself! 

PianoDisc supports many kinds of formats including an ipod or a laptop with itunes.  That’s right; you can now control your PianoDisc library right from your mp3 player or laptop.  PianoDisc systems also include the QuietTime feature; which lets you jam out without disturbing others. While on QuietTime, PianoDisc sends the note directly to your headphones.  PianoDisc also lets you send keyboard and pedal data to computers, digital keyboards, sequencers and other MIDI devices.  Then you can play back or edit your work using music editing software. 
This opens up new options for your old piano.  Some people use their piano along with the PianoDisc software as a part of their recording studio.  So instead of buying a whole new instrument, enjoy the unique sound and characteristics of the piano you already own.  PianoDisc makes for the perfect mix of old and new.

Why should you have the Yamaha Disklavier player piano in your home?

Have you ever wanted to learn to play piano but didn’t know where to start?  Are you an experienced player who would like to play or sing along with thousands of different songs, and record audio, video, or both from your performances?  The Yamaha Disklavier can achieve all of this and more. Besides it being a complete system for home entertainment, it’s also a great instrument for the experienced player.

Wait a second, what is a player piano?

A player piano is a piano that can play itself!  They have actually been around since the late 1800’s, although the player pianos of old can’t compete with all of the features available on the Yamaha Disklavier today.  The Disklavier reproduces the sounds of the original artist down to the actual movements of the keys and pedals.  In addition to being able to play preloaded, downloaded, or songs from any media you have, it is also a fully functional piano, which makes it great for those of every skill level.

The Yamaha Disklavier has a touch screen graphical user interface, large internal music storage, and entertainment functions. You can record audio directly from the piano, and video by plugging in a standard camcorder.  The Pocket Remote Controller is great for singing along.  While the piano is doing its thing, you can sing along using the lyrics displayed on your TV or the Pocket Remote Controller, which works from anywhere in your home.  You can use vocal effects like echo, reverb, and chorus.  As far as output goes, you can use the built in speakers or external speakers like your existing home theatre system to hear the music and vocals complete with effects.

You can play or load music from the built in floppy disk, CD, or USB drives.  The Disklavier comes with hours of pre-loaded music, and can play along with hundreds of standard store-bought CDs.  The Disklavier piano can connect to the internet to stream songs from more than 10 different music channels.  There is also a library of thousands of songs where you can preview, purchase, and download songs directly to the piano so there is no need for a computer.

You can use the SmartKey feature even if you’ve never played a piano before!  It’s easy to follow along because the software partially depresses the next key in the melody, guiding you through the song at any speed.  The Disklavier is also great for practice; you can play using one hand while it takes care of the keys for the other on selected titles.  It can also vary the tempo, and play in ultra quiet or headphones mode so you can play at the volume that’s best for you and those around you. 

The Yamaha Disclavier seamlessly provides both excellent entertainment value while also being a top-notch instrument.  It easily becomes the centerpiece for parties because guests can enjoy live music or faithful recreations of many works just as the original artist intended it to sound.  Don’t miss out on this incredible experience, try one out for yourself today!

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