Things you need to know when you’re getting your first keyboard or digital piano

 

A digital piano is an instrument that is becoming increasingly popular among adults and children alike. It is the perfect tool to help someone discover his creativity, and it will help any young mind grow healthy and even more capable than one who wasn’t exposed to music.

The market offers countless models to choose from, and that could be quite confusing. To help you make a well-thought buying decision, we’ve explored in detail some of the things that can guide you to the perfect model for you and your needs.

If the piano you are buying is something you plan to use for a long time, or if you’re buying it for a child, then you should pay attention to the width of the keys. The standard size of 23 mm is the best because it can fit most finger types and sizes, which is good if you have a child who is growing steadily. This way, playing the instrument will be comfortable and pain-free.

The size is also essential if you are a teacher and you give lessons at home to many students, young or old. It will allow you to use the same instrument, and nobody will complain that the keys are too small for them. The fabulous thing about newer digital piano models is that they have keys that are perfectly sized, meaning playing songs will be natural and enjoyable.

Another thing to double check before purchasing a product like this is if it has one or more pedals. Make sure it has the sustain pedal since it will allow you to play any modern song. Otherwise, you will be stuck with the classic compositions, which are limiting if you are someone very creative.

An element that is crucial and is often overlooked is the number of keys the digital piano has. You might want a standard keyboard which has 88 weighted keys, or a model with fewer keys, which should be easier to play by amateurs. If you have to decide between an expensive product that has a lot of keys and a cheaper one that has less than the standard number of 88, always go for the one that suits you best.

Also, if the product comes with extra features, that means it is something to consider buying. An additional speaker is always welcome, and preset tunes can be very helpful when you want to teach yourself how to play this instrument.

These are the main notes that you need to take if you want to make an informed buy. The technology behind digital pianos is getting better and better, and they are starting to gain ground and even outperform traditional pianos. So buy yours and start creating timeless pieces that will be loved by entire generations.

 

My favorite country music singers

 

Country music is the type you either absolutely love or hate. I don’t think there is anything in between when it comes to listening to country music, although some people declare some country songs are bearable.

And, even though we live in a modern world where synthetic sounds and autotune can be added to make your voice sound better, there are still some authentic music players that appeal to real sounds and instruments to deliver their message.

However, we cannot say that country music remained immune to the paradigm changes regarding the consumers’ taste in music. Thus, we now hear plenty of songs influenced by the country current with fresh touches of pop, folk, rock, and even pop or hip-hop.

As a result, I reckon the country music is more appealing to the youngsters now that has been in the past, and there are certainly plenty of talented country music singers and bands who should be taken into account. Here are my top picks.

 

Johnny Cash

He is one of the most notorious country musicians in the world and has changed the music industry in the 50s. He was an avid country music player but he also experimented with various sounds and music genres throughout his career. He recorded some of his most popular songs for Columbia back in the 60s, but he continued to push the boundaries of music each year.

 

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the feminine version of Johnny Cash as she is definitely the most well-known feminine country music performer in the world. She is a talented singer, actress, and one of the best songwriters in the world. She continues to deliver long moments of pure bliss and happiness to her fans while her smile and beauty remain breathtaking even after decades in the spotlight.

Dolly Parton is also the godmother of the famous pop singer and child prodigy Miley Cyrus, and their performances together are simply amazing. Dolly’s most famous song will certainly remain “Jolene” that received many reinterpretations and covers over the years, even by her goddaughter, Miley.

 

Taylor Swift

Younger generations of country musicians continue to appear and, even though Taylor Swift has since taken on a pop road in her career, her musical beginnings remain tied down to country music. Taylor Swift remains one of the most popular country and pop figures in the world, and her million fans army has inspired more children to pick up country music and start making a feature for their own.

 

The Dead South

Even though they are mainly credited for playing folk and bluegrass, in my opinion, the Dead South is certainly one of the most promising country bands in recent history. Their sound is fresh and clean. Their voices are deep and penetrating. Their looks are certainly manly. And the banjo makes the difference.

 

What do music and wellness have in common?

 

Music is a big part of our lives. No matter what we do we can’t seem to live without our favorite tunes. According to several researchers, music has a deep impact on our body and brain because it has the ability to change our mood. Plus, it enables us to deal with stress easier and makes us healthier and happier. It’s a faster and simpler way to improve our lives.

Neuroscientists claim that music can benefit our entire body. However, it all depends on the relationship we have with music and the type of music we typically listen to.

We all know that feeling we get whenever a song from our favorite band comes on the radio. We suddenly feel a rash of joy and we remember something happier from our life. Therapists use the same method to cure depression. Music therapy can boost the way human body responds to antidepressant medication. On top of this, the music that we listen can actually reduce the heartbeat and lower the heart pressure, especially in women that suffer from depression and anxiety.

There’s not a single person that doesn’t complain about stress. We are exposed to so many stressful situations throughout the day that we find it difficult to cope with. Because of this, we damage our health so it’s vital that we release the bad negativity somehow. One way is through music. Simply allow yourself 10 minutes of relaxations while you close your eyes and listen to your favorite jam. This practice will lower your increased blood pressure and get you rid of stress in no time. You can make a certain playlist on your smartphone and listen to it while you’re at work, in our office.

As we grow older, we tend to experience symptoms of insomnia more often. If you’ve already been using sleeping pills you might want to try something more natural. If you play some quiet music before bedtime, you’ll fall asleep easier and sleep better. There are interesting mobile apps that you can download that allow you to choose from an entire library of music content. You can set up a timer and let your mind empty for a good night sleep.

You’ve probably noticed on your last dentist appointment that you were given headphones to listen to music while the doctor looked at your teeth. Those weren’t offered you for the sole purpose to disable you from hearing the dreaded dental tools. The music that you hear can take the pain away. It’s like your brain suddenly shifts from one place to another making you feel nothing but joy.

Most people are either too tired or too lazy to start a new fitness workout. You can play some music while making crunches and push-ups if you don’t feel like training. Music can motivate you and let you achieve those body goals you’ve always dreamed of.