Author: Robert Hinds

Keyboard for Christmas

88 key piano Christmas Present

In selecting a piano keyboard to be given as a Christmas present, we considered two main criteria. It had to be (1) an excellent performer and provide a real piano experience and (2) be available at a reasonable price. And…

Interesting facts about pianos

grand piano

Invented some 200 years ago, in Italy. Based on the harpsichord, they differed in that a hammer struck the string where’s the harpsichord plucked the string. Incidentally the harpsichord was based on the harp. That change in how the note…

Instruments with a Keyboard

harpsichord

In the world of keyboards everyone knows the piano and its derivatives, grand piano, upright piano. But we thought it would be fun to look at other instruments that also have keyboards. Starting with the mechanical keyboards Celesta The world…