Piano Video Competition

Posted by Bold Apps on

VIDEO YOUTUBE COMPETITION
Come and join our competition and get a chance to win a 50% voucher in store.
All you have to do is send in a video of you playing your favourite film soundtrack on a piano. This can be music from any film that you choose. We will feature every video on our Tesoro Nero Piano Company Youtube Channel  
We will promote your video and you never know, you might get famous!
Just send the video to our email address: info@tesoronero.com
Please subscribe to our youtube channel here to get the latest news on the competition and to see all the entries. 
Good Luck
info@tesoronero.com 
03332206025

 

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Where should I put my baby grand piano?

Posted by Craig Manchester on

Adding a Tesoro Nero Baby Grand Piano to a room immediately gives the room elegance and sophistication. There is definitely an art in placing a baby grand piano in a room and it does actually need quite a lot of thought. Here are the three main issues to consider when thinking about placing your piano; Sound and Pleasure, Aesthetically Placed, Direct Sunlight and Heating 

Sound and Pleasure

This basically means where are you most likely to get the best sound acoustically from your piano. Even though it is a baby grand piano they are still powerful and they can create a lot of sound. Ideally a place with a high ceiling and hard floor like stone or tile. This would enhance the rich and crisp sound of the piano. 

Aesthetically Placed

Where would it just look the best. Tesoro Nero Bay Grand Pianos are definitely a high impact visual object so I would suggest that you give it pride of place in a room and do not hide it away somewhere.

Direct Sunlight and heating

Pianos shouldn't really be in direct sunlight as it can affect the colouring of the piano. It is also important not to have the piano too near a radiator or fire as the constant changes in temperature will make the piano very slightly grow and shrink which will effect the tuning of the strings. 

 

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Playing the piano is good for your mind

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If you are looking for more ways to enrich your life, adding musical skills is a great way to do so. Anyone can learn to play the piano, and this hobby helps with the development of skills that make will make you a more talented and cultured individual. In fact, playing piano has many health benefits, both mental and physical.

 

  • Improvement in the classroom – Those who participate in piano lessons tend to be highly intelligent in the classroom. Research done at McGill University in Montreal, Canada found that grade school students that studied piano for 3 years scored higher on test of general and spatial cognitive areas than their peers. These skills aid well in the mathematics area, therefore helping these students with their schoolwork.
  • Improves neural connections – Neurons transmit and process information in the brain. According to a study performed at Northwestern University, playing piano adds to neural connections. Neural firings happen when music is being played, suggesting that playing instruments like the piano may hold the key to higher brain function.
  • Broadens vocabulary – In a 2009 study published in the journal Psychology in Music, an in-depth experiment found that students that had music in their academic curriculum had significantly better vocabulary and verbal sequencing than those who did not.
  • Reduces stress – Playing piano allows you to get away from the stresses of daily life and focus your mind on your technique and the music. One study revealed that those that chose to play the keyboard to relax had a significantly higher reversal of stress genes at the end of the study than those that chose other techniques. It was concluded that playing music such as the piano could become a rational stress reducing therapy recognized by health and fitness professionals.
  • Foster hand/eye coordination – When playing the piano you often have to read as you play. This trains your eyes and hands to work closely together. You hands also develop independent coordination. Each hand performs entirely different movements and has to learn to work together stimulating multiple parts of the brain. Hand/eye coordination is a very beneficial skill to acquire for it can improve your reaction time and productivity. Through this activity you can also strengthen neural pathways between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
  • Aids in language development – According to research done by San Raffaele University in Milan, Spain, children that learn music before the age of 7 have much larger vocabularies which aids not online in language development but in learning foreign languages as well. It has been found that adults with musical background such as piano training in their youth learned foreign language quicker and more efficiently than those that didn’t. The brain activity that is acquired at youth through music continues to benefit through adulthood.
  • Increases human growth hormone – Playing piano can increase the production of HGH in an individual; particularly for older adults. Human growth hormones are linked to reduction of the aches and pains where feel that come with age. A study done at the University of Miami found that the test group of people who took keyboard lessons had significantly higher levels of HGH than the control group that did not. Increased HGH production leads to slowed progression of osteoporosis, increased energy levels, sexual function and muscle mass.
  • Split concentration – Learning how to get your hands to work together may be difficult at first but as you practice it will become second nature. Playing piano allows you develop the ability to focus on multiple things simultaneously. To play the piano you must coordinate your hand movements as well as read the music in front of you which requires a lot of focus. The split concentration you develop from piano can be applied to life situations as well such as multi-tasking.
  • Aural awareness – Many people that aren’t involved in any type of musical hobby may have difficulty recognizing different pitches and chords. Once you grasp the basic concept of playing scales and other technical routines you will be able to explore the different variations of sound, rhythm, and the complementary of melodies and harmonies. Aural awareness is not only good for your ears but is great exercise for your brain as well.
  • Inspires creativity: Playing the piano requires you to be creative every time you play. Research done by Vanderbilt University psychologist found that musicians use a creative technique known as divergent thinking which requires you to use both sides of your brain. Every time you play you are using both sides to correlate your hands and read music. Exercising this technique constantly is why musicians tend to be more creative thinkers allowing them to be better able think outside the box when it comes to problem solving.
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TESORO NERO - ONLINE PIANO LESSONS

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Well this is so exciting, I am very happy to announce that we are able to offer online piano lessons now. 

If you sign up for the lessons this will include: 

  • Online consultation to assess your level of playing and what you would like to get out of the lessons and what you would like to learn.
  • Piano Lesson video sent to you every week for you to practice. 
  • Regular inspiration piano playing video recommendations.

Honestly, i have been looking forward to offering this service so if you would like to learn the piano from scratch or you would like to learn those elusive jazz chords then please do sign up for the lessons and I would love to be your teacher.

Sign Up Here - £3.20 / week:

https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000XH52PVC3

Your Sincerely, 

Craig 

 

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Incredible Sparkly Grand Piano

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This was just a pleasure to do from start to finish. The piano is a fantastic grand piano which we have brought back to life. The sound is so warm and powerful. 

This is the first sparkly piano we have done and it really does look amazing. The best thing about it is that it really comes alive a night the sparkles really shine. See this first image is the piano on day light: 

and here is a picture at night:

We cant wait to do another one so please do get in touch and we can supply you with an incredible sparkly grand piano. 

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