Articles Tagged As Keyboards

Exercises to Strengthen the Fourth and Fifth Fingers

Learn how to better control these problematic digits.

History Of The Organ

A remarkable keyboard that’s had a major impact on music across the ages.

How to Transform a Lead Sheet Into a Performance

Only given the melody and chords? No problem.

How Sheet Music Can Improve Your Playing Skills

It’s more than just a way to play your favorite songs.

Buying Your First Digital Keyboard

Here’s how to navigate the many options out there.

How to Play Octaves on Piano and Keyboard

Here’s the correct technique to avoid straining your hand or arm.

Exploring Latin Rhythms

Add authentic accompaniment for bossa nova, samba, salsa and more.

Back to School Gift Ideas

Inspirational and practical music products for students.

10 Great Arpeggios for Left and Right Hand

Add these colorful and unique runs to your playing vocabulary.

How to Use Keyboard Pedals

Learn how to incorporate pedals into your performance.

The Basics of Stride Piano

How to adapt this classic style to your keyboard playing.

Five Tips For Playing Rock and Roll Piano

Learn how to play in the style of this classic genre.

Layering Digital Keyboard Sounds

Exploring the best sound combinations.

How to Play Electric Piano, Clavinet and Organ Sounds

Here are the best ways to adapt your playing style to these three types of sounds.

How to Create Flowing Keyboard Accompaniments

Learn how to create arpeggiated backings.

Navigating a Score

Learn to follow the road map of a written piece of music.

What are MIDI Songs?

Add a whole new dimension to your digital keyboard.

Expand Your Digital Keyboard, Expand Your Music

Resources galore for getting the most from your Yamaha keyboard.

Spotlight on the Yamaha PSR-E360 Portable Keyboard

This feature-rich instrument provides a great way to learn to play.

Learning to Solo

How do you go about making up a piano or keyboard solo to play over a chord or a song section?

Adding Keyboard Fills

How to go beyond just playing the melody.

What to Do When There’s No Bass Player, Part 2

Add more movement to your left-hand bass playing with walking bass lines.

What to Do When There’s No Bass Player, Part 1

How to cover keys and bass at the same time.

Playing Well With Others

Performing with a singer or as part of a band requires a very different approach.

How to Transpose

Especially when working with singers, you’ll need this important skill.

Top 10 Piano and Digital Keyboard Practice Tips

Practicing is not performing — approach it with purpose for the best results.

What’s the Difference Between a Digital Keyboard and a Digital Piano?

They may seem the same at first glance … but they’re not.

Reharmonizing Songs, Part 3

A deep dive into finding alternate chords for your songs.

Celebrate Your Musical Heritage with the PSR-A5000

Meeting the musical needs of an ethnically diverse population.

Reharmonizing Songs, Part 2

Advanced concepts for changing chords.

Reharmonizing Songs, Part 1

Adding alternate harmony to a song is a great way to make it your own.

Playing By Ear, Part 2

How to learn songs by listening to them.

Playing By Ear, Part 1

How to learn songs by listening to them.

Jazz Chord Voicings, Part 3

Using color tones to create inner voice movement.

Jazz Chord Voicings, Part 2

Diving deeper into jazz voicings.

The Timeless Connection

Jackie Miclau on how music brings people together.

Jazz Chord Voicings, Part 1

Exploring sophisticated harmonies and voicings.

Introducing the PSR-SX600 Arranger Workstation

A great partner for musicians at any level.

Pop/Rock Chord Voicings, Part 3

Octave-based melodies, arpeggiations and rolling notes.

Pop/Rock Chord Voicings, Part 2

Add color to your pop/rock chords.

Pop/Rock Chord Voicings, Part 1

How to construct and play chords in pop and rock styles.

Functional Harmony, Part 2

A deep dive into Dominant seventh chords.

Bring Music Into Your Home This Mother’s Day

Help your child build a fulfilling life through musical experience.

Functional Harmony, Part 1

Using tension and release to enhance chord progressions.

The Basics Of Chordal Harmony

Understanding chords and harmonic function.

Creative Ways to Practice with a Metronome

Think a click is boring? Think again.

Step Up to a Better Keyboard, Part 1: Feel and Sound

“Good enough” isn’t always good enough.

How to Improve Your Piano and Digital Keyboard Technique, Part 2

Work on those things that you’ll actually incorporate into your playing.

How to Improve Your Piano and Digital Keyboard Technique, Part 1

Work on those things that you will actually incorporate into your playing.

San Holo: Dancing to His Own Tune

This electronic artist finds his own path to success, with a little help from an old Yamaha keyboard.

Piano and Digital Keyboard Warm Up

Preparing your body, mind and fingers before practicing and playing.

Super Articulation, Part 2: Guitar and Clarinet Voices

These keyboard voices can really come to life when you know how.

Back To School!

Choosing the best keyboard for your kids.

Making Music with Multi Pads

Four buttons that do a lot.

Super Articulation, Part 1: Saxophone Voices

These keyboard voices can really come to life when you know how.

Mastering CP

Take a deep dive into the CP73/88.

Using Registrations

This handy feature is a real time-saver.

Using Dropbox to Load New Songs Into Smart Pianist and Chord Tracker

An iOS® tutorial on adding songs other than those in your iTunes® library.

The Magic of Wireless LAN and Chord Tracker

Take a song you love and play it back in any musical style.

Chord Tracker and the Sonogenic Keytar – Part 2: The Hardware

Magic happens when you interconnect this dynamic duo.

Chord Tracker and the Sonogenic keytar, Part 1: The Software

Analyze the songs in your music library and unlock their secrets.

Assignable Controllers

Streamline your workflow with this cool feature.

Genos MIDI Recording, Part 2

Learn how to use Multi Recording mode.

Genos MIDI Recording, Part 1

Ready to dive in and do some Quick Recording?

Mastering AI Fingered Mode

Free up your hands and let Genos predict your chords for you.

Creating EDM in Genos

Explore Dance and ElectroHouse and learn how to build energy in your arrangement.

Creating Country Music and Blues in Genos

From the Nashville sound to Chicago style blues, Genos has you covered.

What Playing Keyboards Means to Me

The lowest moments in your life can yield the sweetest music.

Creating a Movie Score and a Ballad in Genos

It really is an orchestra in a box!

Genos Styles and Multipad Presets

Two of the most powerful features in this powerhouse of a keyboard.

Passing the Baton

The PSR-EW300 builds on the legacy of the most popular portable keyboard in history.

Learn to Play Your Favorite Songs

Even if you don’t read music or chord charts, now you can perform the soundtrack of your life.

How to Turn Your Keyboard Into a Music Player

Endless ways to get more enjoyment from your instrument.

PSR-E263 Looks Little, Plays Big

One music educator finds what she’s looking for in a portable keyboard.

Choosing the Right Keyboard on a Budget

What you need to know about starter digital keyboards.

How Portable Keyboards Can Keep Your Child Engaged in Music

Features to keep your child’s interest while they continue to learn.

Choosing an Educational Gift That’s Fun but Not a Toy

Giving the lasting gift of music: a kid-friendly keyboard – the Yamaha PSR-E453.

How to Get Your Portable Keyboard Back to Sounding Like a Piano

Segue from complex sound to purely piano with the Portable Grand Button.

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