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2014-05-14 23:05:54

Unique Electromechanical Device Interfaces Computers to Percussion Instruments Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 iGnonn introduces its newly designed ST-1 striker unit. The striker has a cradle that holds a musical instrument drumstick or mallet. An electromechanical actuator swings the drumstick to strike the instrument under computer control. It can be used to play drums, cymbals, chimes, bells, and most other percussion instruments. The ST-1 striker is powered by iGnonn’s CB-2...

2014-05-09 23:06:23

Practice System Gains International Recognition for Form and Function Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Yamaha SILENT Brass™ practice systems for trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn and French horn, introduced at the 2014 NAMM Show, have won three prestigious design awards, including the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design, the iF Product Design Award and the Good Design Gold Award. The Red Dot Design Award for Product Design is bestowed by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and...

2014-05-08 23:15:41

IK Multimedia pioneers affordable motion-tracking technology to control music apps using iOS devices with simple hand gestures. Sunrise, FL (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 IK Multimedia, the innovator in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPad and iPhone, is proud to announce that iRing™, the first motion controller for music apps and more, is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide. First presented at CES 2014, iRing is an affordable, wearable technology system...

2014-05-07 23:09:58

Yamaha Portable Grand Function and Built-In Yamaha Education Suite Enables Students to Teach Themselves Piano on a Portable Instrument That Sounds like a Full-Size Grand Piano Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Yamaha announces today that the PSR-E443 portable keyboard, which offers comprehensive tools for beginners as well as those ready to take to the stage, is now shipping. The model’s learning features include the Yamaha Portable Grand function and the built-in Yamaha Education...

2014-03-20 23:23:49

New Joint Venture between Lucidpianos.com and Blüthner Piano Company Malaga, Spain - Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In January of this year Lucid Piano Company based in Malaga, Spain entered into a design joint venture agreement with the famous German piano company Blüthner, working together so as to manufacture its line of transparent and semi transparent pianos. This partnership with Blüthner not only allows us to dramatically increase production, so as to meet...

2014-02-12 23:24:17

Top classical artist Simone Dinnerstein conducts a remote lesson from Ballou High School to students at the Ellington School. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Yamaha Corporation of America welcomed District of Columbia public schools as the first public school district in the nation to offer its students Yamaha’s interactive piano distance learning technology, allowing them to remotely interface with master teachers and performers from anywhere throughout the country or around...

2014-02-06 16:25:08

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schoenhut Piano Company, the leader in the world of toy pianos since 1872, has teamed up with the award winning kid's TV series RAGGS to release the updated version of the signature Twinkle Tunes Piano Book along with a Limited Edition Raggs Twinkle Tunes Piano Book and interchangeable Raggs Songbooks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/NY60754 ) New items will be available to order during Toy Fair 2014. The...

Bizarre Da Vinci Instrument
2013-11-20 11:55:48

[ Watch The Video: Leonardo da Vinci's Weird Piano Heard For The First Time ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba? A 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci invention that had never been played – until now. On Monday, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki staged the first-ever public performance of the viola organista – an instrument conceived by da Vinci during the Renaissance and...

2013-08-15 23:19:15

More Encores From the Festival to Be Available in the Coming Months NEWPORT, R.I. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Yamaha Corporation of America presented 13 artist DisklavierTV™ performances from the 2013 Newport Music Festival—the largest number of performances of its kind undertaken to date at the famed summer classical music event. DisklavierTV, powered by Yamaha’s proprietary RemoteLive™ technology captures an artist’s performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage,...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'