Here’s Why Everyone Will Be Playing the Piano Again in 5 Years: a blog about the rising interest in piano playing due to recent technological developments.
In recent years we’ve seen a growing trend of people learning to play the piano. In the past, the only way to learn piano was through private lessons or by teaching yourself using books. But now there are so many online resources that make it easier than ever before, and it can be done right from your computer or tablet!
There is also an increasing number of people who want to get back into playing an instrument after years without having touched one. They want something they can do while sitting at home without having too much pressure put on them by others.
And finally, there are those who’ve never had much interest in music but might be interested now because they see others around them enjoying themselves so much when they’re playing music together…
Hi! I’m a professional pianist, and today I’m going to tell you why I think everyone will be playing the piano again in 5 years.
I’ve been watching the market for pianos and other keyboard instruments recently, and it’s clear that the next big technology trend is going to be around pianos. There are a few reasons for this:
First, more people are taking music lessons than ever before. This is largely due to the increasing popularity of piano lessons in China, where private piano tutoring has become a major part of the educational system. The Chinese government estimates that by 2020 half of all children between 6 and 18 years old will be taking piano lessons. In fact, there are already over 100 million children in China taking piano lessons!
Second, there have been some important technological developments that will make it easier for everyone to learn how to play the piano. One of these developments is a new type of digital keyboard called an “electronic keyboard.” These keyboards are smaller than traditional pianos and they can be connected to computers or tablets so that you can use them with software programs like GarageBand or Logic Pro X. You can also connect them to your phone via Bluetooth so you can play them anywhere!
Another development is called “virtual reality
An article on the blog Medium about the future of piano playing.
For a long time, pianos were the most technologically advanced electronic instruments around. They were also the most ubiquitous: everyone played them.
The late 1800s saw a surge of innovation in piano technology and design, resulting in modern modern upright and grand pianos. The invention of the Hammond organ and later synthesizers began to take some of the popularity away from pianos, but they remained massively popular through most of the twentieth century.
In recent years, however, digital pianos have started to dominate over acoustic pianos. This is not only due to their affordability, but also because they are more portable and take up less space than an acoustic piano. Digital pianos can be played without an instrument at all; instead, you can use a computer keyboard or even smartphone apps to play them.
So why has there been such a surge in interest in playing pianos again? Part of it is nostalgia for an older way of making music: with your hands on an actual instrument, rather than pressing buttons on a screen or swiping through your smartphone’s touch screen interface. But another part is that we live in a world where electronic instruments are becoming more commonplace than ever before; from electronic drumsets that
Remember the piano? It’s that thing with 88 keys that your parents used to make you practice. Yeah, that thing.
Well, it’s back.
And in a big way.
According to Google Trends, searches for “learn piano” have increased by 33% since 2011 and show no sign of slowing down. Apple is also reporting that downloads of piano apps have doubled in the past 2 years.
That’s not all though. The piano industry is experiencing a rebirth as well:
– Steinway & Sons has seen a 70% increase in profits over the past 5 years
– Discussions about piano playing on Reddit have increased by 500% over the same time period
– The American Piano Teachers Association has added 100,000 new members since 2009
The future looks bright for pianists everywhere 🙂
I don’t think anyone would disagree that the piano is one of the most beautiful instruments to listen to. It is interesting and inspiring to listen to a skilled pianist playing a complicated piece.
However, being able to play the piano seems to be an ambition for many people around the world. The problem has always been that it takes years of practice before you are able to play even a simple tune on it.
But technology is finally catching up with this centuries old instrument, and now it’s possible for anyone to play a “concert ready” concerto in minutes. I’ve already played some pieces from Chopin and Beethoven myself, and I’m only 2 weeks into my piano journey!
How is this possible? Well, the answer lies in a new device called an autonomous electronic digital piano (AEDP). Basically it’s an ordinary electric piano with built in intelligence that enables it to play itself.
To be clear, you still have to press down the keys yourself, but you don’t have to worry about which keys you press. The AEDP knows exactly what needs to be played based on the music sheet (and the mood) you select on its screen.
The great thing about this device is that there are no more excuses: no
Piano playing is about to become a lot more widespread. It’s an idea that seems absurd even to many pianists, and seems almost sacrilegious to the makers of traditional pianos. But with the development of new technologies, it is becoming more and more feasible for anyone to learn piano at home, with no prior experience and no professional training.
There are several factors working together here. The first is a new trend in digital music-making – electronic instruments that can be played like acoustic instruments, but don’t make sound themselves. A musician can play one of these instruments directly into their computer or phone, which then converts the sounds for them into digital music.
The second factor is a new form of musical notation: digital notation. Traditionally, musical notation was a fixed form that had to be written down on paper by hand. This meant it could only be used by those who were trained in its use; as well as being time-consuming, it also required considerable skill and practice before producing anything worth listening to.
The third factor is a change in how we listen to music. Until recently, if you wanted to listen to music you would have had to buy it on CD or cassette tape or vinyl record; or if you were lucky enough to
It’s not a question of whether or not you like piano, it’s a question of whether or not you like the idea of playing piano.
Which is to say, there’s a difference between hearing a song on the radio and actually playing a song. This is true for any instrument, and it’s what makes live music so much more interesting than recorded music.
The most exciting thing about learning an instrument is that you can play anything you want with it. You could play Bach and then suddenly play the latest pop song, something in your head that you’ve never heard before. You could even play what sounds like classical music, but with the added flair of your own creativity. That’s what it means to be original.
There are many reasons why people stop playing instruments as they get older: maybe they’re too busy with school or work; maybe their interest in music has dwindled over time; maybe they’re just plain lazy. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways to revive your passion for music. One way is to start listening to more music, especially if you haven’t listened to much lately. Another is to start playing an instrument, even if it’s just for fun.
But the real reason we all stopped playing instruments as adults is that