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tonebase – exclusive new online resource for pianists

9:24, 23rd October 2019

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Learn from the best pianists in the world: https://www.tonebase.co/piano

With its classical piano platform set for release on 1 November, tonebase brings to the music world a unique resource perfect for pianists and piano-lovers of all stripes. The tonebase team has built an ever-expanding library of intimate, in-depth tutorials taught by a growing roster of internationally acclaimed concert artists and professors.

Each video features an artist giving an engaging lesson directly to the viewer. The library covers the craft of piano playing in all its breadth: masterclasses on canonic repertoire pieces, skill-building lessons on technique and musicianship, and foundational courses for beginners, plus interviews and special features.

tonebase’s growing roster features 20th-century luminaries like Leon Fleisher; top conservatory professors including Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Berman, Arie Vardi and Rebecca Penneys; recitalists and recording artists such as Garrick Ohlsson, Simone Dinnerstein, John O’Conor, Barbara Nissman and Jon Kimura Parker; contemporary music specialists like Ursula Oppens; and up-and-coming virtuosi like Louis Schwizgebel, Claire Huangci, Andrew Tyson, Fei-Fei and many more!

Dedicated to building a comprehensive catalogue of lesson videos on pieces and technique, tonebase Piano already boasts lessons on repertoire from Bach to Ligeti, and everything in between. Its technical curriculum includes progressive courses on scale technique, a ten-part exercise regimen, as well as individual skills videos on everything from glissandi to pedalling.

With its innovative video player and interactive user interface, tonebase offers its users an enhanced learning experience. Follow along with a resizable score-viewer, enrich the lesson with pop-up ‘spotlights’ featuring definitions and links, download special urtext editions and supplementary exercises, speed up or slow down video, and navigate your way easily through each lesson. Experience it for yourself with these two free examples:

Garrick Ohlsson on Chopin – Etude Op 10/1

Claire Huangci on Scarlatti – Sonata K27

tonebase’s Netflix-style subscription model provides users worldwide with affordable access to premium streaming content, unlocking rare knowledge and insights from inside the walls of conservatories and the minds of concert pianists.

Through the union of technology and tradition, tonebase Piano contributes to perpetuating the rich cultural legacy of classical piano into the digital age.

Join our VIP list (CLICK HERE) to be the first to access lessons, courses and interviews with the brightest minds in classical piano.

tonebase.co/piano 

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