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Yamaha YDP-142: a Review of the Yamaha YDP 142 Digital Piano

A few weeks ago I was in the market for new teaching piano and I looked around quite a few different music shops and either things were out of my price range – I didn’t want to pay huge amounts of money – or they didn’t sound or feel particularly good. Then I came across the Yamaha YDP-142. Now, I’ve been a big fan of Yamaha digital pianos for years; the last Yamaha piano I had lasted me for 16 years and it was utterly fantastic!

So when it came to replacing it after it finally died I did a bit of research and came across the YDP-142. It sounds and feels like a real piano which you might expect from a digital piano but, as a piano teacher, I teach many people who have digital pianos and some of them don’t feel particularly good. They just don’t have the different levels of graduation of sound that you get with something more expensive. Anyway, see the video below for the full review. Your comments are, as always, appreciated…
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A Note Reading Overview

Learning to read music notation can be a daunting task. In order to help, I have produced three videos dealing with reading music which I am delighted to offer you for free.

The first is all about learning the notes of the treble clef and can be found here. The second takes a look at the bass clef and can be found here.

The third gives you an overview of how the notes of the two clefs relate to each other.
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Reading the Notes of the Bass Clef

Learning to read music notation can be a daunting task. In order to help, I have produced three videos dealing with reading music which I am delighted to offer you for free.

The first is all about learning the notes of the treble clef and can be found here.

The second teaches you how to read and memorise the notes of the bass clef or left hand notes if you are learning piano.
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