Pianists play their instruments as fast as experienced typists on a QWERTY keyboard
It is quite simple for pianists like the Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang: Whether it is music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky, they can play the piano quickly. Saarbrücken researchers transferred this ...
Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life
(AP)—Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods.
Internet-capable pianos may change the way students learn to play
In what may be a revolution in experiencing music, 19-year-old Russian pianist Osip Nikiforov is recording Chopin's Etude Op. 10, No. 1, without capturing any of its sound.
France's Pleyel piano maker plays final note
(AP)—Gone are its glory days, when Chopin composed concertos on its pianos. France's Pleyel piano maker is shutting its doors, unable to keep up with cheaper and more agile competition.
Piano plague in D minor
Why would 19th-century doctors want to ban piano lessons for girls? Did they truly believe that learning to play music could cause sexual and neurotic disorders? Or were there sociological reasons for picking ...
'Singing brains' offers epilepsy and schizophrenia clues
Studying the way a person's brain 'sings' could improve our understanding of conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia and help develop better treatments, scientists at Cardiff University have discovered.
Child composers should not be written off, says music scholar
(PhysOrg.com) -- Children as young as three have composed serious music which deserves to be ranked alongside more established works by older composers, a renowned music scholar has said.
Creating New Ways for Audiences to Participate in Performance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Music Professor Jason Freeman created Piano Etudes, a Web-based application that allows audiences to participate in the composition process.