Category : Pianos

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What to Know Before Buying a Used Piano

Buying a used piano is like buying a used car; it is a big investment and you want to make sure you are in possession of its history. That is why just like a car, it is important that you ask the used piano seller about its background. This can consist of the brand, model,

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The Science and Artistry of Bechstein Pianos

It is that heady mix of German engineering, craftsmanship and attention to detail that makes Bechstein pianos unique in the world of piano making. At Bechstein, a highly trained and experienced team of engineers, wood technicians, concert tuners and voicing specialists work closely to produce an instrument that is truly world class. The combination of

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The Benefits of Regular Piano Tuning

Often, people will only begin to care for their piano when they see that it is starting to deteriorate in sound, aesthetic or overall playing quality. What they don’t realise is that is much more beneficial to have their pianos tuned and examined regularly regardless of whether or not there is an issue with the

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Yamaha launches Clavinova CSP

Last month Yamaha launched the new Clavinova CSP making it available for purchase at retail outlets. It is a product that is believed will revolutionise the industry, embracing new technologies and coupling it with traditional artistry. The CSP is the first digital piano which is able to be completely controlled through a smart device whether

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When Should You Tune Your Piano?

Like fine china, your piano should be handled delicately and treated with respect. It does not take much for a piano to go out of tune and so you should be extremely mindful of tuning your piano regularly, ensure proper storage and handling.     The typical culprit of an untuned piano is the surrounding

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The Markson Pianos Jazz Night at the Spice of Life: Elchin Shirinov & Alex Munks’ ‘Flying Machines’

13th July doors open from 6pm for food music from 8-11pm … For our latest Jazz night we present internationally acclaimed Azerbaijani pianist ELCHIN SHIRINOV who brings his unique approach to ethno-jazz. Shirinov – who comes from the Azerbaijani folk tradition – belongs to the new generation of Azerbaijani jazz musicians who combine elements of

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Charlie The Piano Tuner: Our Role

About nine months ago Markson Pianos were approached by a film production company and asked if we could supply pianos for Florence Foster Jenkins, a film being made in the UK.  They were very specific.  There were six pianos in all.  They wanted a concert grand, two smaller grands and several uprights for specific location

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Karl Ferre – Musician

“My grandmother was born in 1898 and I remember her bottle green piano.  When she was sixty-two  years old she moved to the 26th floor of a tower block. The building was new; it was one of those towers put up in the 1960’s.  It was in Edmonton, I was a young boy at the

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The Yamaha Disklavier Enspire

I was given the opportunity to experience the Disklavier Enspire with the European launch at this years 2016 Musik Messe. Here are a few key points to give you an idea of the huge leap Yamaha have made: Welcomes an app that lets you seamlessly control the piano from multiple rooms through your Apple or Android devices. Makes CD quality recording straight

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