Category: "Miscellany & Merriment"


‘Less is More’ – One Chord Songs

Written by Gordon Harvey & Gretta Dunn on

I once attended a workshop with the British singer Sheila Chandra in which she sang a whole bunch of songs from various world cultures over a two-note drone. It was amazing the rich variety of sounds that flowed from such…

Notable Portrayals of Musicians & Composers in Film

Written by Daniel Kielman on

The Playground has previously posted a list of some of films worth watching in which our favorite instrument, the Piano, was featured prominently. Following up on that post, I’d like to share some notable films that not only featured pianos,…

A Piano Day Wishlist

Written by Daniel Kielman on

March 29, 2017 isn’t just any ordinary day when it comes to the world of Piano. A worldwide group of likeminded individuals decided that because this day is the 88th day of the year it would only make sense to…

Seasonal Songs – 2016

Written by Gordon Harvey on

We’ve already shared our favourite songs from seasonal celebrations, so for something different, we thought we’d celebrate the seasons themselves, with some of our favourite songs for each season. See which ones transport you to another time of year. Here…

Painted Pianos

Written by Stephanie Iadanza on

Some human beings just can’t get enough creativity. It’s not enough to have the most amazing music machine to play, now it seems there’s the irresistible urge to get visually creative with it as well! Perhaps inspired by the wonderful…