“When the curtain opened on a group of knock-kneed and long-braided Lolitas jumping up and down … the storm broke…They came for Scheherazade, or for Cleopatra. And they saw Le Sacre du Printemps. They were very shocked. They were very naïve and stupid people.” This was what Igor Stravinski saw from his chair in the Paris theatre when The Rite Of Spring’s debuted, 100 years ago this week. The famous ballet caused a huge riot within the audience who came to see the much anticipated new production by Sergei Diaghlive’s Beallets Russes. They were shouting, fist fighting and even throwing items on the dancers. The new show was definitely challenging for the audience; Nijinsky’s choreography was difficult to take. There … Continued
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We’re happy to announce of the arrival of new pieces in our store! We just got a collection of compositions that are suitable for piano beginners, year 1 and 2. The pieces were published by Alfred Music Publishing and we hope to get more music from them soon. So check out our store, under First Steps in Classical Piano, and start practicing! List of the compositions arrived: The Ghost Who Couldn’t Say “boo!” – June C. Montgomery Jolly Old St. Nicholas / Pachelbel’s Canon – George Peter Tingley The Midnight Ride – W. T. Skye Garcia Valse Romantique – Dennis Alexander Beneath The Cross Of Jesus – Frederic C. Maker/Arr. Martha Mier Be Still, My Soul – Traditional Hymn/Arr. Dennis … Continued
Hi everyone, Here’s a short and easy step by step guide on how to upload your PDF files to Tonara. Before you start, make sure that the score is in portrait format. 1. Go to the file source (DropBox folder/ eMail/ web page/ other) 2. Tap the PDF file to open it 3. Tap anywhere in the file to show the top menu 4. Tap the share icon on the top left – a popup will open, with an “Open with Tonara” icon in it 5. Tap “Open with Tonara” to enter Tonara with the PDF import popup 6. Fill in the details in the popup window and tap Done. Told you it’s simple. Feel free to contact us for … Continued
Here in Tonara, we care about the earth and nature a lot (hey, less people are buying and using paper in the digital age, isn’t it?). Here at Tonara, we care about the earth and nature a lot. Today, on Earth Day 2013, let’s stop and think for a second about our obligation to the planet. How can we help save it, and improve what we leave to the generations that follow us. Nature has always been an important theme in the art world. Some of the greatest works of art were created in humble homage to the world that surrounds us and the mysteries of nature, and with good reason. Who among us can go look outside your window … Continued
Ok, we’ve landed in Frankfurt and went to see our booth in MusikMesse. We’ll be staying in #3.1 b21 and you’re more than welcome to stop and say hi and watch one of our live demonstrations featuring Ron Regev on white(!) piano! See you all there!
Folks, We’re all decked out in our 007 best to get in the mood to play Adele’s Skyfall (now available in our store!). None of us measure up to Adele, but we like to try :). Other arrivals in our store are the soulful and beautiful When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars, and the powerful Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys. At Last by Etta James is also new, and works well with our tuxes. More new pieces are available in our Tonara-store, check them out (click here if you are reading this on your iPad). And now, pour the Martinis, stirred, of course. It’s time for another round of Bond. James Bond.
Hey Tonara Musicians! We’ve got big news! A few days ago, we launched a new version of our application, which allows you to import your own sheet music into the Tonara application. Just open a PDF document from a web browse, an email, DropBox, Google Drive, etc, and it will appear in the application. Once in the application, you can add and edit information about the score such as the composer, title, and genre. This will all be saved on your iPad, and there for you whenever you want it. If you’re excited about getting your scores in the Tonara library, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve also added support for blue tooth pedals so that you can continue … Continued
In the new 2.5 version, we’ve integrated a new feature – PDFs upload. While you can upload the PDF from various of sources (Web Browser, eMail message, DropBox and other apps), you can also flip the pages with an external food pedal such as Airturn or PageFlip. Aside for our Tonara Magic feature of turning the pages automatically, Sheet music that was purchased on our store (Tonara Magic Sheet Music) can also be controlled by the pedal, just turn Tonara Magic off. Pages within the PDFs can be flipped by the food pedal, but the Tonara Magic feature will not be enabled there. We’ve prepared step-by-step guides on how to pair your AirTurn and PageFlip with your iPad device, it’s … Continued
Hey everyone, Just a quick to let you all know that the new version of Tonara, 2.0.3, is out. In this version we made a few serious improvements to the app, such as the store’s speed — and fixed a few important other bugs. We also added a full translation of Tonara in French and German, so make sure you’ll upgrade your version, especially if you are a user of those languages! We’ll soon release a new version, with some EXCITING new features. We all know how everybody likes surprises… So make sure you update now to the new version today and soon we’ll announce the big news! Team Tonara
As you may know, we’ve started a Sunday Morning Playlist tradition where we collect song suggestions from the Tonara team members. We pick a theme each week and assemble a killer playlist that revolves around rock, pop and classical music. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay updated on a new playlist every week and on new instructional videos by hitting the subscribe button here. And now, our playlist. Enjoy! New additions to the playlist and overall recommendations for next week’s theme are always welcome! Have a great week everyone Yair and Team Tonara p.s. Have you taken our survey yet? We give away $500 in gift cards to Guitar Center!