Perfecting your sound is one of the most important actions one could practice. Whether you’ve already overcome the technical difficulties of the piece you are playing or you’re trying to improve your overall sound quality on scales and studies, it is important not to neglect this aspect of your playing. Practicing sound is not like practicing for a performance. In performance we always think forward into the future and only monitor what we just played. Our focus when practicing sound should be on the “now”. I discuss further the technique of practicing sound in the post the Beam of Light. In this post I like to share how I analyze mistakes and imperfections in the sound. I divide the sound … Continued
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Guest post by Eyal Kless When I want to describe a beautiful, attractive sound, I use words like ‘pure’, ‘clean’, ‘full’, ‘colorful’ and ‘unified’. As musicians, the quality of our sound is the most powerful expressive tool we have. However, I find that many students take their sound for granted, and focus their practice on playing either in tune or fast enough. As important as these issues are, nothing affects your listeners’ experience more than the sound that comes out of your instrument. It is your calling card, the manifestation of your artistic soul. With a good sound you can convince anyone to listen to you. Being in tune or technically correct will not help you, if in the process … Continued
Hey everybody We’re excited to announce a new version is out now! The new version introduces a new look, a new feel and a much better Tonara experience. Now, except for the new design, we now offer hundreds of free scores for your enjoyment. Just go to the Free Zone, and download ten new scores each week! AND, we’ve improved the recording function and made it much easier and intuitive. You can now have your playing session recorded both when using the Magic scores or your own uploaded scores. On the Magic scores, you’ll enjoy a synched playback and score following, while on a PDF score you’ll enjoy the automatic page turning in the right time! Download Tonara today!
Hey everybody We’re happy to announce the arrival of lots of new items to our online store. Among the new arrivals, we have new sheet music by Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Joe Jackson, Billy Joel, Beach Boys, Feist and many others. Also, to celebrate this 4th of July, our house musician Avi Moghrabi had written a great piano arrangement oh The Star Spangled Banner (click here if you read this on your iPad). More sheet music to celebrate this 4th of July can be found in our store. Just click the Browse Button>>Occasion and browse between Hymn, Patriotic or American.
“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
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 (Put a file in your DropBox folder/ open from an eMail message/ go to a 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 … 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.