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8 Tips for how to practice improvising music

“Improvising itself is essentially about breaking the rules of music, and once you know the rules and the concepts involved in music, with improvising you can then start to break...

Footswitch button types

Perhaps you have come across a vague and non-intuitive specification of footswitch buttons. The range of different buttons can be quite confusing: latching / non-latching, toggle / momentary. In this short...

What is Rhythm?

Rhythm is the sequence of sounds in time. In other common musical terms, it is also referred to as ritmo (Italian), rythme (French) and Rhythmus (German).

MIDI System Real-time Messages

We have already written a lot of posts on MIDI messages. We described how Channel Voice Messages work: Control Change, Program Change, Pitch Bend and Aftertouch. There was also a post about Channel Mode Messages....

New MIDI foot controllers

The long-awaited moment has finally arrived! We have released two standalone MIDI foot controllers: an expression pedal and a footswitch.

What do the three pedals on the piano?

Each acoustic keyboard instrument is equipped with two or three pedals, located at the bottom of the front of the instrument, within reach of the user’s legs. Why do pianos...