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A Musical Window To Our World: South & Central Asia

In our third article following our armchair travels across the world, we find ourselves still in Asia but we have moved from the Far East to South and Central Asia to begin our musical explorations in this region. Geographically this area encompasses a vast array of mountains, deserts and grassy steppes. Culturally it [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:10:29+00:00May 13th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window To Our World: The Far East

In this second article following our armchair travels across the world, we find ourselves visiting the Far East. Historically this area was termed the Orient, which comes from the Latin word ‘oriens’ meaning ‘east’ or ‘rise’. Japan is referred to as ‘The Land of The Rising Sun’ as evidenced by their flag [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:14:17+00:00April 25th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window To Our World: Oceania

Armchair travel can provide us with the opportunity to have a little insight into people’s lives across the world. We begin our travels the furthest East we can go - Oceania, and in each successive article, we will wind our way westwards across the globe. We shine the spotlight on the music of Oceania [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:14:38+00:00April 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Effects of Music on the Body and Mind

In these times of great uncertainty, turmoil and mental anxiety, I hope that this article will provide an anchor in the midst of the storm. In all cultures, across time, across mountains, rivers and plains, music has been a pillar of every society. This is a fascinating thought! Although music encompasses us all, it is [...]

By |2020-03-30T11:25:13+00:00March 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Can you Teach Yourself to Play the Piano?

Many people who are considering learning to play the piano often ask if they can teach themselves or do piano lessons with a teacher offer the best route? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of learning to play the piano by yourself and offer some suggestions for getting started.   Your [...]

By |2020-03-11T11:47:43+00:00March 11th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What Age Is Best to Start Piano Lessons?

If you’d like to learn how to play the piano, you may be wondering “What age is best to start piano lessons?” Although there are varying thoughts and opinions on this question, it is always possible to start learning, whether you’re young or old. That said, here are some important aspects to consider.   What [...]

By |2020-03-14T16:52:53+00:00February 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

OllysPianoSheets Copyright Licensing

I've been thinking a lot about copyright recently and have been troubled by the contradiction that copying from hardcopy books is usually illegal, yet unlimited copying and distributing of digital sheet music is often allowed and even encouraged. Some publishers offer a slightly more expensive 'Studio Licence' version of the download, but it's the same [...]

By |2020-02-09T12:11:32+00:00January 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments