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Depeche Mode’s Peter Gordeno reveals his stadium-filling Roland rig

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Depeche Mode’s Peter Gordeno reveals his stadium-filling Roland rig

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With just hours to go until showtime at Prague’s Eden Arena, Peter Gordeno of Depeche Mode slipped an Access All Areas pass around Roland’s neck and invited us to soundcheck. Armed with tunes that span from 1989’s Personal Jesus to this year’s Where’s The Revolution, the Essex trio are the dark lords of British synth-pop – so it’s no surprise that their live rig is a treasure-trove of Roland gear. “We’re a very electronic band,” explains Peter in this behind-the-scenes video interview, “and sometimes we even have three keyboard players playing.”     Now, you’ll get right into the heart…

3 Pieces of Advice on Buying Your Child’s First Piano

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3 Pieces of Advice on Buying Your Child’s First Piano

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Buying your first piano can be a daunting task, especially if you are not a pianist or musician yourself. It can be difficult to determine which piano to buy or whether you should invest in purchasing a piano at all. Contributed by Hiyori Matsushima for the Roland Australia Blog During my years of working in music retail, selling…

The Best Digital Pianos Under £1500

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The Best Digital Pianos Under £1500

It can be a bit of a challenge deciding which piano to buy if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Roland have an excellent reputation for building quality instruments and have a great selection of digital pianos under £1500. But, before we take a look at them… Why choose a digital piano? There’s a…

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The Best Digital Pianos Under £1000

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The Best Digital Pianos Under £1000

It can be a bit of a challenge finding a great digital piano for under £1000 when you’re first starting out. Roland have an excellent reputation for building quality instruments and they have a few exceptional digital pianos in this price range. But, before we take a look at them… Why choose a digital piano?…

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10 Essential Videos Tips for Learning Piano

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10 Essential Videos Tips for Learning Piano

Here are 10 essentail tips for starting to learn piano that will have you playing better straight away! Learning to play the piano doesn’t have to be hard. The following series of lessons put together by Roland and Pianist Magazine’s Tim Stein will show you a wealth of practice techniques and exercises that will help…

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Should My Child Practice Piano Everyday?

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Should My Child Practice Piano Everyday?

In this article, we speak with Yumi Sasada on the practicalities of home practicing and parent involvement. What are the advantages of regular practice and should my child practice piano everyday? “For young children, piano lessons will not involve things that place a huge burden on them. While we hope that children practice every day,…

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What Age Can A Child Start Piano Lessons?

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What Age Can A Child Start Piano Lessons?

Recently, we asked Yumi Sasada the question, ‘ What age can a child start piano lessons? ‘. As an experienced trainer of piano teachers and the owner of a piano school, Ms Sasada explained that every child is different and that there are several determining factors to be considered. What age can a child start…

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Fun Games To Play With Your Child On Piano

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Fun Games To Play With Your Child On Piano

Would you like to help your child learn piano? Here is a selection of fun games to play with your child on piano that will have them mastering the basics in no time. One of the many wonderful benefits of the piano is that it is considered an umbrella instrument. This means you can absorb…

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Preparing For Piano Recitals And Performances

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Preparing For Piano Recitals And Performances

Most students who learn to play the piano will encounter at least once, and possibly multiple times, the experience of preparing for piano recitals, concerts, auditions and exams. And if we really think about it, we can see that a recital is a unique occasion. The student is bringing music, the most sublime and beautiful…

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Best Apps For Learning Piano

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Best Apps For Learning Piano

You might have heard the saying: there’s an app for that. When it comes to apps for learning the piano, the options can feel endless. Here’s a summary of some of the best apps for learning piano, that your kids will enjoy using. The use of smartphones and iPads has skyrocketing during the last decade….

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Improve Your Aural Skills With Piano Partner 2

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Improve Your Aural Skills With Piano Partner 2

The Roland Piano Partner 2 is a free piano app designed to help you learn piano and develop your aural skills. Developing your aural skills can lead to better playing and better performances. If you’re playing with an ensemble, your ability to play with other musicians will increase as well. Plus, if you ever decide…

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