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Manuel Marino Music Composer

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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

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A recent acquisition at the Cantos Foundation ...

A recent acquisition at the Cantos Foundation museum of keyboard & electronic instruments. KORG donated these beauties to the Cantos Foundation. I’ll admit. I SQUEEEE many many times tonight. Visited the Cantos tonight and got a lovely tour of the facilities. Took a lot of pictures & videos. what is ‘squeeee’? the sound a musical geeky fan girl makes when confronted with blinky lights and keyboards and patch cables and mod wheels and a lot of electronics. kinda sounds like ‘gleeeee’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Keyboarding is a wonderful talent, and the ability to play perfectly has advantages in almost every aspect of music. It serves as an ideal instrument for beginners, and one can learn to play the keyboard independently or with the guidance of an instructor.

A keyboard consists of a collection of keys that produce musical notes when struck. There are 88 keys arranged sequentially, starting from the lowest on the left and ending with the highest on the right. In the middle is the note middle C, while the treble clef is positioned to the right and the bass clef to the left. The player typically sits behind the instrument and employs both hands simultaneously.

The piano and organ are the most widely recognized instruments with a keyboard. There are also modern electronic versions that are smaller in size and easier to transport. Several other instruments, such as the xylophone, share the same key layout and note progression. Keyboards play an integral role in any orchestra or band, often providing the foundational melody while other instruments harmonize and create contrasts.

Compared to stringed, woodwind, or brass instruments, keyboards are easier to comprehend as the keys correspond to the notes on a musical score. For instance, an E is located adjacent to the F on the keyboard and positioned below it on the staff. The notes in both the treble and bass clefs are grouped together, and all sharps and flats are played by striking the black keys.

It is ideal to begin learning at a young age, preferably between 5 and 10 years old. However, adult learners can also become proficient players with proper instruction.

There are various learning methods, and it is important to find the one that suits you best. If you have the means, one-on-one instruction with a qualified instructor is a highly effective approach. Group classes are sometimes available, which can help reduce costs. To ensure successful learning, it is crucial to have your own instrument at home and practice daily.

Your instructor should not only be well-qualified and experienced but also someone who makes you feel at ease and helps build your confidence. You can search online or consult your local phone directory to find an instructor, or ask for personal recommendations from friends and family.

If you prefer self-learning, you can explore your local library, bookstore, or music shop for instructional guides or DVDs. These resources will provide you with the fundamental skills and are suitable for anyone who enjoys independent learning. To discover online classes, conduct an internet search and explore various websites. Many of them offer free and comprehensive instruction.

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