Pianist is the internationally renowned piano magazine for people who love to play the piano. You don’t just read it – you play it too. More than 30 pages of specially selected sheet music, for players of all levels, are accompanied by the sound files, so you can play along.
Inside you’ll find interviews with top concert pianists, full-length features on current issues, CD and sheet music reviews, Q&As, teaching tips, readers’ letters, concert highlights and so on – all that one expects from a top music magazine. The added bonus comes in the form of more than 30 pages of specially selected sheet music for players of all levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced – plus sound files for every score – just touch the ‘play’ button on each page and hear how the piece should sound.
The sheet music section – with pieces from Baroque to Bacharach – comes with expert notes on technique and interpretation.
Specially recorded sound files come free with every issue, so that you can listen to the pieces inside the Scores section before you sit down and learn them.
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Ratings and Reviews
There is a wide variety of entertainment in each issue. I learn tips from letters to the editor, techniques from the staff, personalities from the featured interviews.
However, even without all of that each issue would still be worth the price of the publication if all I got out of it were the 40 pages of scores. The range of difficulty, from beginner to advanced, make these perfect for my sight reading practice, and they have become even better once the editors realized that popular song music is every bit as much music as the classical stuff and started to include popular pieces in the scores.
My only criticism is that when they publish something they call a review of pianos, it is a collection of manufacturer's advertising material, hardly a review in the usual sense of the word, and typically only of makes and models that are out of the reach of the average individual. You can read the same material in each manufacturer's website, and believe it or not.
If you are a good enough pianist to warrant the purchase of a piano costing north of six figures, you won't do it based on manufacturer propaganda. If you are wealthy enough for the six figure piano but don't play, who cares what the reviews say; it's only a status symbol at that point.
Goldmine of knowledge
I have enjoyed this digital magazine for several years and have found it to be a valuable resource. There is still material beyond my skill level, but it will thus continue to provide me material to use as I progress. Thanks to all the people who make this magazine possible!
A treasure trove of information
I am an adult piano student. Discovering this magazine has been a real find. I enjoy this interactive magazine chockfull of helpful and entertaining articles on practice techniques, interesting interviews of accomplished pianists and music pieces for all levels with instructional guidance. Extremely well done!
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- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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