Standing proudly among other items of fine furniture, the piano is often considered to be the centerpiece of any room that it occupies. The exterior appearance of a piano contributes more to the overall aesthetic of playing and listening to music than arguably any other musical instrument does. The sound of hammers striking strings, resonating through solid spruce wood produce a series of warm vibrations that illuminate a room, leaving its audience members enchanted. The natural voice of an acoustic piano is truly unmistakable. A fine piano entices musicians to perform with spontaneity and passion, yet such unbridled expressiveness may not always be appropriate. Indeed, in certain environments, an acoustic piano can prove to be disturbing; the diligent tones of children practicing their scales, chords and arpeggios are unlikely to be welcomed by other family members wishing to watch television, while even the most gentle, soothing Chopin preludes have the potential to irritate neighbors if performed after an acceptable time.
Fortunately, Kawai’s AnyTime instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctive feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones. These new hybrid pianos provide exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness and digital flexibility. With the acoustic components muted, Kawai AnyTime pianos make use of their own unique digital technology, developed and refined at the Shigeru Kawai Research & Development Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, calling upon the finest hand-crafted Kawai EX Concert Grand piano to deliver an unmistakably warm, authentic tone and sound. Placed inside a purpose-built anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class instrument is meticulously analyzed and recorded by their Master Piano Artisan pioneers. The acoustic portrait of each note is later transformed into a highly precise three dimensional digital representation, employing Kawai's proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique recording process faithfully reproduces the broad dynamic range and sound spectrum of the original concert grand piano, while also providing the source for a rich selection of additional high-quality features and options.
With the instruments of the Kawai Anytime series, the dream of being able to freely play the piano pretty much any time that you please has now become a dream come true. In addition to the best features of an acoustic piano, the advantages of the built in digital technology allow you to practice and perform without disturbing anybody else. Players who desire the realistic feel of an acoustic piano can now do so with the privacy of headphones. Late night or early morning practice can be done without disturbing family or neighbors. Apartment living where piano practice is restricted to specific hours of the day is no longer a hindrance. Homes with limited space options, that must share a room with a piano, computers and other media devices for example, no longer present a problem either. It is now possible to possess the realistic velocity culture of the acoustic pianos as well when just playing privately with earphones - so in other words "Anytime you like." To learn more about these new instruments, you can go to Kawai’s website. Be sure to check out Sean O'Shea's demonstration video of these exciting new instruments from Kawai as well.
Greetings to Everyone and A Big Welcome to Infinity Music Studio! My name is Suzanne Brittania. I have been teaching piano and voice lessons for over 40 plus years. It is my hope that you will find all the following information, along with the music videos listed within my blog, to be very interesting, helpful and inspiring all throughout your own musical journey.
The videos listed below are of famous opera stars (that I performed with extensively all throughout my earlier musical career) especially during the 1950's and 60's.
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