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Presenting You… Our New 1000-Video Gallery!

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Hi Guys,

I have fantastic news to tell you! Not only have we redesigned all the graphics of our community, but we also added a brand NEW Piano gallery with over 1,000 videos.

Yes! You’ve heard it loud and clear… ONE THOUSAND videos!!!

In striving to give you the best that we can do, the redesigning of website is not only the “What’s Hot” in our Community. As you may notice, our community place took a step forward. We still adopted the same color and theme and then simply enhance the functions and features and made a little twist around the template, so that users can browse our Community place in a smooth sailing ambiance.

We’ve also added the Video Gallery feature that enables the user to search a vast variety from our video library in all genres. With over 1,000 videos already added and ready to view, we have categorized them in order to sort your preferred interests. This gallery includes a selection of over a hundred master classes from the greatest pianists of all time (Martha Argerich, Daniel Baremboim, Andras Schiff – to name a few) and hundreds of professional piano performances (covering from Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Schuman, Liszt, Rachmaninoff to Miles Davis, Ray Charles – music for all tastes).

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When you log-in, you are automatically taken into our default Community page. You can browse directly to video gallery by using the Community menu, or scroll down and find the “Tags In…” section, where the videos are categorized by a tag cloud form. By clicking the “more tags” link located in the bottom you will be led to the Video Library, where you can choose either by the names of greatest pianists (Glenn Gould, Horowitz, Argerich, Baremboim, Arrau, Yundi Li, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Van Cliburn, Cortot,  Sviatoslav Richter
- just to name a few) great musical pieces (sonatas, waltz, preludes, concertos), or genres (Classical, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Reggae – you name it!).

Piano Video Gallery

Another option is to scroll down a little more and you can see the “Featured Videos”, which typically have thumbnails preview on the Top Videos and the Most Viewed videos.

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Great Musical Pieces

Can’t get over with Debussy’s Clair de Lune? Or maybe Beethoven’s Symphonies keeps rebounding over and over in your head? Then why not hop over to our Video Library and listen to their videos.

Great Pianists – Favorite For All Time

Watch the videos of your favorite pianist straight from YouTube and with no hassle at all. View Billy Evans’ soothing rhythmic jazz of Beautiful Love to classical Alice in Wonderland Trio. Listen to Sviatoslav Richter’s revived Beethoven’s sonatas. Venture through classical virtuoso pianist, Vladimir Horowitz’s in video as he gives life to Chopin’s Mazurka. Or perhaps, you like Albert Cortot playing César Franck’s Prelude. You can pick your own preference!

By Genres

If, by chance, you do not know any of the music geniuses, then why not browse them through genres? While new aspiring and amateur musicians or pianists do not like to study old, brainy, and historical folks in a boring way, why not listen their performances and find out which genre they belong to as well as impressing your teacher on what you’ve learned?

Classic. These videos contain all the classical masterpieces. Either played by the original composers or revived by great pianists, these musical pieces never grow old.

Check out:

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major OP. 53 “Waldstein”

Chopin’s Nocturne

Blues. Influence by different piano players, blues can be catchy or melodic.

Check out:

Bill Evans Trio – My Romance

Eeco Rijken Rapp – Masterclass Ermelo Boogie Woogie

Jazz. Originated way back from 1920’s, it has been popular with its dance music. Some musicians styled these pieces into improvised harmony.

Check out:

Ballad. They are often distinguished by its slow, despairing, and romantic movements.

Check out:

Keith Jarrett – I Love You Porgy

Piano Master Classes

We also have master class videos in our library. Check out the list:

Master Classes List 1

Master Classes List 2

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We are not going to throw a party for this. We just simply want to welcome you to our new environment and let you try out our fresh Video Library features.

Drop some comments and feedback regarding our new look, as well as our new Video Library. We will appreciate it. See you next time folks. Enjoy!

;-)

Rod Schejtman
CEO & Founder of The Piano Encyclopedia


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