Piano Facts & Trivia – 100+ Facts About The Piano

The piano is not only one of the most popular instruments in the world, but also one of the most interesting (to me anyhow!) Here are some fascinating facts about the piano – there are around 100 to start off with, and lots more will be added over time!

Misc. Piano Facts
Piano History
Piano Types & Variations
Piano Care & Maintenance
Playing The Piano – Technique & Music
Piano Brands & Manufacturers
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Boss DB-60 Dr. Beat Metronome

The DB-60 is part of Boss’ popular range of metronomes, and offers a rich feature set.
Boss is a Japanese company that was founded by Roland in 1973 to manufacture guitar effects pedals. In more recent years it has branched out into other areas, including the manufacture of metronomes. Visit the official Boss website at http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/

DB-60 Specifications
Weight: 200g / 6oz
Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.9 x 8.4 x 2.2 cm / 5 1/8 x 3 5/16 x 0 7/8 inches
Colour: Black
Power: 2x …

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Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome

Boss is best known as a manufacturer of guitar effects pedals, but it also produces various other music products, including metronomes and rhythm machines. Boss was founded by the Roland Corporation of Japan in 1973, and has its headquarters in Hamamatsu. The company’s official site is at http://www.bosscorp.co.jp

Weight: 70g / 3oz
Dimensions (W x D x H): 61mm x 90mm x 20mm / 2-7/16 x 3-9/16 x 0-13/16 inches
Colour: Black
Power: CR2032 lithium battery
Model No: DB-30

The DB30 costs approximately £30 / $40, although this will vary …

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Wittner Taktell Cat Metronome

I love this metronome, which is a must for cat lovers! It is part of Wittner’s famous Taktell series of metronomes, and offers the usual Wittner quality in extra-cute packaging. This is one of a range of animal metronomes that also includes an owl and a penguin.
Wittner is a German company that was founded in 1895 by Gustav Wittner. The firm is renowned throughout the world for its high quality metronomes. As well as a large range of mechanical metronomes, Wittner also produces electronic metronomes …

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Matrix MR500 Quartz Metronome

Matrix manufactures a variety of metronomes and music-related products, and offers high-value alternatives to more expensive products.

Matrix MR-500 Metronome Specifications
Weight: 249g / 3.2oz
Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.5 x 11.2 x 13.5cm / 1 x 4.4 x 5.3 inches
Colour: Black
Power: Requires one 9V battery

At the time of writing, this metronome normally retails for about $20.


Electronic quartz circuitry for accuracy.
The dial control on the front is very easy to handle and intuitive to use. It has both numbers and general tempo markings, with a …

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Review of Learn and Master Piano

This is my detailed review of Learn and Master Piano, a self-teaching piano course from Legacy Learning Systems. I purchased this course recently, and am in the process of working my way through it. I’ll keep updating this review as I progress.
1. My Background
2. What Is Learn & Master Piano?
3. How The Course Works
4. My Impressions So Far
5. Summary – What I Liked and Disliked
6. Conclusion – Should You Buy It?

1. My Background
First, a bit about my background, since this will colour my perspective on …