How to play piano with no strings attached
Just because the piano is a great tool for teaching and playing, doesn’t mean it should always be played with no hands on the strings.
A new book from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) suggests a way to use the piano in a way that allows people to relax and enjoy themselves without the hands of the pianist.
In the new book, titled Piano Man, the book’s author Matthew Whitaker describes a method that relies on the piano’s unique sound, which is known as the “piano scale”.
“The piano’s sound has a very specific quality that is unique to it,” Mr Whitaker said.
“We think this has to do with the fact that it has to sound exactly like the music it is playing.”
The sound of a piano has to be very distinct from the sound of the music that you are playing.
So it has the ability to produce a very distinctive sound that makes the music much more distinct.
“Mr Whitaker has previously written about the unique sounds of piano playing.
The book’s main theme is about the soundscapes of different music and the importance of the piano for that.”
One of the themes that is really exciting for me is the soundscape of different types of music,” Mr Whiteaker said in a press release.”
I was listening to a new orchestral work and I was struck by how different the sound was from the music.
“What was so exciting was that the music was coming from a source that was not just the piano, but was actually from a different instrument as well.”
It was really exciting to find out that there were other sounds in the music as well.
“Piano Man: The Soundscape of Musical Sounds from a Different Instrument, is published by UNSW Press and available to pre-order from December 13.
Topics:arts-and-entertainment,arts-museums-and/or-culture,music,united-statesFirst posted January 21, 2018 10:56:25Contact Emma RochonMore stories from New South Welsh