A Song For You by Donny Hathaway

A Song For You

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What is a piano? A musical instrument with a keyboard as its main part played by the means of the keys of the keyboard is known as a piano. This instrument ranks among the most used and most well known musical instruments through out the world. The use of the piano is especially rampant in any form of classical Western music. The instrument used to be the most common musical instrument to be found in 18th and 19th century homes and playing piano used to be the regular form of entertainment. In modern times the piano is regularly used for performances and ensemble employment. It is also a regular as an accompaniment for the contemporary music being produced today. Recently, it has become more of a fad to take piano lesson. Playing piano is also known to aid music composition and rehearsal and hence the piano is popularly used for these purposes. (More...) Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 18, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music." His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet, "Where Is the Love" in 1973. Six years later, his body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide. Hathaway, the son of Drusella Huntley, was born in Chicago. He lived with his grandmother, Martha Pitts, also known as Martha Crumwell, in the Carr Square housing project, in St Louis. Hathaway began singing in a church choir with his grandmother, a professional gospel singer, at the age of three. He graduated from Vashon High School in 1963. He studied music on a fine arts scholarship at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
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A Song For You

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Why Need a Tuned Piano? Piano lesson, apart from guiding people how to play piano, also provides tips on the maintenance and upkeep of the instrument. Tuning a piano takes quite a lot of time and thus canโ€™t be done regularly but it is very essential to keep the piano playing in a good condition. If the piano goes kaput, it will absolutely lose its resale value. The piano is quite complicated a device and if a part goes sub-par the overall quality of music gets hampered. The most evident symptom of a damaged piano is its out-of-tune strings. Piano tutorial advise not to get irritated with the jarring sound but rather try tuning the piano as that helps prevent serious damage. One must not wait for the piano to go out of tune but keep tuning it at regular intervals of time. A constant tension has to be mentioned in between the strings so as to ensure the well being of the various delicate parts of the piano that arenโ€™t easily procurable and rather expensive to repair. (More...)