What do you get when you combine an acoustic grand piano with a digital audio workstation outfitted with a touchscreen Mac? The Cunningham Composer!
As we're getting ready to launch my new Online School for Popular Piano, I thought it might be helpful to have a tutorial on using your iPad to make videos for the interactive lessons.
I received a lovely message on Facebook from Guy Bacos, a Canadian pianist and composer, who was gracious enough to share some of his compositions with me. Check out "Christmas Chimes", his sumptuous suite of Christmas carols set for 2 pianos!
I play some challenging Rachmaninoff to put two similar-sized pianos - a 5'10" Cunningham and a 5'8" Yamaha G2 - to the ultimate tonal test.
There's no better way to get to know the sound of a piano than to compare it to another side by side. That's exactly what we're trying to do with this new web series, "Piano Tastings".