Pianos and Discrimination

Though we have all heard rumours about the smaller sized keyboard designed by Steinway especially for use by the legendary virtuoso Joseph Hoffman (1876-1924) today we live in a generically sized piano world. All major manufacturers produce instruments designed for comfortable use by performers blessed with hands that are larger than a certain dimension.… Read more

Perfect Pulse

Perfect pitch is widely discussed amongst musicians as a rare but extremely useful ability whereby notes can be instantly identified, played, or sung back- without any given reference pitch. For individuals blessed with this skill, traditional aural tests seem effortless.

Perfect pitchers find it easy to immediately identify the keys of tonal pieces played.… Read more

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