Tag: piano

Whether you’re sitting down at the piano for the first time, or have been playing for years and looking for some fresh inspiration, our archive of piano articles has something for you. For more help getting started on piano, check out Soundfly’s free course Building Blocks of Piano.

  • How to Create the Unmistakable Keyboard Sound in “Everything in Its Right Place”

    How to Create the Unmistakable Keyboard Sound in “Everything in Its Right Place”

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  Today we’re going to learn how to emulate that classic warm keyboard sound that starts Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place” in just a couple of steps. A couple of notes: First, we’ll be working […]

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  • Top 5 Plugins to Get Amazingly Realistic Digital Piano Sounds

    Top 5 Plugins to Get Amazingly Realistic Digital Piano Sounds

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. As a piano player, I used to detest the idea of digital pianos replacing the need for acoustic craftsmanship. While I still think that there will never be an equal […]

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  • 7 Ways to Get a Free Piano

    7 Ways to Get a Free Piano

    Think a piano is way outside your budget? Think again! Free pianos are everywhere if you know where to look…

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  • 4 Tips to Get Better at Playing and Singing Simultaneously

    If you want to be an active professional musician, you should learn to sing. It’s an incredibly beneficial skill for your ear development, and it’s a lot of fun as well! There are tons of benefits to being able to sing and play an instrument at the same time. For musicians that are primarily instrumentalists, […]

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  • 4 Enormous Instruments Taking Music to New Lows

    4 Enormous Instruments Taking Music to New Lows

    Here at Soundfly HQ we love instrument innovation. We’ve hit PVC pipes with flip flops and tuned the spokes of a bicycle wheel, all in the name of creativity. So of course we take notice when we find musicians going the extra mile to get just the right tone out of their instrument. In this case, musicians are innovating to great […]

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  • Four Musicians Who Are Reinventing the Piano

    Four Musicians Who Are Reinventing the Piano

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. We at Soundfly love the piano. In many ways, it’s the Mother of Modern Instruments, a musical Khaleesi that’s ruled the stage for hundreds of years. Since its birth in […]

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  • Keyboard Buyer’s Guide

    Keyboard Buyer’s Guide

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. So you’ve been checking out some piano lessons online (shameless plug: our beginner piano courses are totally free!) and you’ve decided to dive into the deep end. Congratulations! […]

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  • Off Notes: It’s a Party!

    Off Notes: It’s a Party!

    Happy Friday! This week’s Off Notes is a festive one. We’ve got a series of musical celebrations lined up — from a subterranean hullabaloo over Bach the elder’s 330th birthday, to the upcoming global observance of music’s newest holiday, Piano Day, to an awards show for a digital age — we have a lot to […]

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  • Eunbi Kim on the Vulnerability of Performance

    Eunbi Kim on the Vulnerability of Performance

    Eunbi Kim is a classical pianist with a flare for chasing down some pretty unexpected projects and, in the process, flipping the typical path of a concert performer right on its head. When I first met Eunbi, she had just returned from premiering Murakami Music in Houston, TX to rave reviews (like this one in the Houston Chronicle). Her multidisciplinary project explores the […]

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