Youtuber Shutian Cheng tackles monster piano pieces with ease in his "8 Levels of" series. With brief explanations of music theory and astonishing technique, Cheng plays sections of increasing difficulty from a composer. In the latest edition, Cheng takes on Bach.
A gentleman brandishing a guitar and a colorful blouse, who could easily sub-in for any member of Spinal Tap, falls back in his chair and crashes into a piano at the same moment Phil Collins beats the drums in the best part of the song "In The Air Tonight". The syncing of his thumping is… READ THE REST
"This is sports rather than music," says Hayato Sumino (aka Cateen). From the video description: BPM160: Easy BPM190: OK, I can play BPM220: My fingers will cramp… BPM250: I don't understand why my fingers are moving so fast READ THE REST
The great Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto—whose work has spanned the electronic pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra and numerous film scores to experimental ambient and contemporary classical—has released this magnificent live performance: "Playing the Piano for the Isolated." His special guest is Shamisen master Hidejiro Honjoh. "Music, work, and life all have a beginning and an… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST
Whether you're planning for a visit with the in-laws or trying to meet important deadlines at work, there's a lot of reasons to pull your hair out these days. And until you can drop everything you're doing and escape on a solo trip through Europe, you could really use something to take the edge off. … READ THE REST