About Arwen

Arwen is a keen piano enthusiast and loves the instrument. She is also a student of marketing and loves creative work!

Feeling Blue(s)


Many often use the piano, or any instrument for that matter, as a way to deal with sadness. Feeling Blue is an idiom used to describe the experience of sadness or melancholy. There are endless possible reasons as to why one might feel this way… Do you know that this feeling sparked a whole new music genre? That genre is none other than the Blues. Blues is a popular genre that can be played on various instruments. The piano is the perfect instrument for playing this music style. Whether it is part of a band or solo. Let us dive [...]

Feeling Blue(s)2024-07-01T20:47:58+01:00

Profiles of Legendary Piano Makers: Steinway, Yamaha, and Beyond


A lot of piano brands carry legacies from generations ago, where one person or group took a risk in the world of the unknown. Some failed, some succeeded. Yet there are some that are still legendary brands to this day. Let’s look at some of the most famous and well-known piano brands. Steinway & Sons Probably the most popular piano brand ever, Steinway & Sons has built a prestige legacy, having obtained many professional musicians to use their piano. Concert pianists often prefer this renowned brand for their performances. What makes this brand different from the others? Why choose Steinway? [...]

Profiles of Legendary Piano Makers: Steinway, Yamaha, and Beyond2024-07-01T20:54:26+01:00

Delving Deeper Into the World of Jazz


Jazz - a beautiful genre where unique rhythmic melodies come alive and improvisation plays a key role in this type of music. There s much to uncover about about this genre, so let us jump right into the world of jazz. History In the late 19th century, in a place called New Orleans, jazz was born. New Orleans, situated along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of Louisiana, is a port city where many people from all over the world would meet. Thus having the opportunity to experience the nightlife this city had to offer and celebrate different ethnic groups [...]

Delving Deeper Into the World of Jazz2024-06-03T20:09:27+01:00

5 Fascinating Facts About the Piano You Probably Didn’t Know


The piano is often overlooked when it comes to interesting facts and new information. Nevertheless, here are 5 facts worth the read. 1. Pianos Have Been Sent to Space Before If I was sent to space, I’d definitely take an instrument with me to pass the time if I could. Ed Lu seized the opportunity to take an electric piano to space with him and play it. Lu graduated with an electrical engineering degree and was later chosen to partake in NASA's astronaut program. Three years later he was sent into space. On his third time going to space, Lu used [...]

5 Fascinating Facts About the Piano You Probably Didn’t Know2024-06-04T09:34:37+01:00

Famous Pianists in History


Only a few get it right to create a name for themselves. Even less achieve a name so significant that people still speak of it long after they have passed. Many pianists dared to achieve something so great and leave a legacy behind, and many failed. Yet, as of today, there are a bunch of pianists who are still quite popular in the music industry, even if they have passed. I like to call them Music Legends. The fact that they have helped shape music played with a piano, and the piano itself, to what it is today - How [...]

Famous Pianists in History2024-05-01T19:31:07+01:00

The Psychology Behind Playing Piano


Have you ever listened to a tune so enjoyable you lost yourself in the music? If you ask a sportsperson why they play their sport, they would usually answer with this: “It’s fun and I enjoy it”. Yet most of them ignore the fact that although the sport itself is physical, there is a mental aspect to it too. Furthermore, it offers an escape to a stress-free headspace. Many use sports to flee from reality and get lost in the bliss of doing what they love. The same concept can be applied to when playing the piano. I believe even more [...]

The Psychology Behind Playing Piano2024-04-27T00:08:00+01:00

Piano Styles: Journey Through Diverse Musical Landscapes!


Our everyday lives are filled with music. Whether it is at home during one of your jam sessions, through the radio in the car on your way to the store or even just in public spaces such as restaurants and so much more! There are over 1300 music styles and genres in the world. As time moves on and technology advances, it is clear that the listener's taste in music and preferences change too. Technology has a massive impact on what we listen to. Luckily we do not have to call the tune about which genre to listen to. This article [...]

Piano Styles: Journey Through Diverse Musical Landscapes!2024-04-08T20:07:11+01:00

Piano Performance: Overcome Your Stage Fright


Stage fright should not hinder one from performing in front of an audience. Yet it is very much a reality. Did you know there are ways to help overcome it? Brief Background on Public Piano Performances and How Technology Changed them The first ever public piano concert in history was performed by Johann Christian Bach in 1768, London. J.C Bach is the youngest son of the well known J.S. Bach. This public performance was the start of many of its kind. J.C. Bach, like his father, was a very gifted musician and composed many works during his life. The Opera became [...]

Piano Performance: Overcome Your Stage Fright2024-03-26T10:03:17+00:00

The Surprising Pros and Cons of Playing Piano: Why It’s Still Worth Pursuing


In a world full of screens and gadgets, the classic piano shines bright as a symbol of creativity and hard work. This beautiful instrument, with its keys of black and white, takes both players and listeners on a magical ride filled with deep feelings and smart discoveries. But, learning to play the piano isn't always easy. This article explores the many good things and a few tough spots about diving into piano playing, showing why, even with its ups and downs, it's still a journey worth taking. The Benefits of Playing Piano 1. Enhanced Cognitive Abilities Studies have repeatedly confirmed that [...]

The Surprising Pros and Cons of Playing Piano: Why It’s Still Worth Pursuing2024-03-07T15:11:16+00:00

How Does a Piano Work?


When you tend to look at the how and why of things, you grow a deeper understanding and grow in knowledge. Nevertheless, whether you approach life with a deeper or shallow outlook, have you ever wondered how a piano works? The Piano is considered one of the most intricate instruments in existence due to its many complex components, parts and pieces that make up the instrument. It is also one of the easiest instruments to start learning, due to getting a direct sound response when applying pressure to any of the keys- regardless of skill. Most other instruments require specific methods [...]

How Does a Piano Work?2024-03-07T15:09:13+00:00
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