A Long December by Counting Crows

A Long December

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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 can’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 aren’t easily procurable and rather expensive to repair. (More...) Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Counting Crows is an American rock band originating from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The group gained popularity in 1994 following the release of its debut album in 1993, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones". The band's influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band. They received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the song "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2. According to the official band website, Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Singer Adam Duritz (former member of the Bay Area band The Himalayans) and producer/guitarist David Bryson formed Counting Crows in San Francisco in 1991. In addition to his experience in The Himalayans, Duritz had contributed to recordings by the Bay Area group Sordid Humor ("Barbarossa"), though he was never a member. Counting Crows began as an acoustic duo, playing gigs in and around Berkeley and San Francisco.
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A Long December

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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...)