learn to play Flight of the Bumblebee on the piano as featured in Lang Lang's performance in the Channel 4 Show 'The Piano'. . Piano Lessons made easy with the LUMI Keys & App

Play like Lang Lang in Channel 4’s “The Piano”

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15th March 2023

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World famous virtuoso Lang Lang took to the street piano in London’s St Pancras station to wow passers by with an incredible performance. Inspired by the Channel 4 tv series The Piano which sought to discover the UK’s best street pianists on which he was a judge, Lang Lang decided to give the public a jaw dropping musical treat together with his wife Gina Alice, who is also a remarkable pianist. 

Chinese pianist Lang Lang chose an electrifying repertoire of classical showstoppers which showcased his impressive talent. He played Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, Brahm’s Hungarian Dance and Liszt’s Liebesträume. And - excitingly for LUMI users - you can recreate Lang Lang’s concert in the comfort of your own home with your LUMI Keys and the LUMI app. 

The finale of The Piano airs on Channel 4 this evening with a finalists’ concert in London’s Royal Festival Hall. Get practising your LUMI and perhaps you can secure your place in next year’s final! 

Learning to play Liszt’s Liebestraume

Diving into the world of classical piano can feel like a daunting task, but learning to play Liszt's Liebesträume can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you be introduced to the beautiful, romantic melodies that have captured the hearts of countless music enthusiasts, but you'll also find yourself immersed in a journey of musical discovery and self-improvement. As you progress through the piece, you'll notice your skills and understanding of music deepening, and that friendly feeling of accomplishment will just keep growing.

So why not grab your LUMI Keys and get ready to embark on this incredible adventure? With a little determination and perseverance, Liebesträume will soon be yours to enjoy, and you'll have a wonderful musical story to share with friends and family

Learning to play Flight of the Bumblebee

Learning to play the iconic Flight of the Bumblebee on the piano can indeed be challenging, but with dedication and the right learning method , it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. 

The piece, composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, is known for its rapid tempo and intricate fingerwork, which requires a great deal of practice and dexterity. However, don't let that intimidate you! The key to mastering this piece lies in starting slow and gradually building up speed, while maintaining accuracy and control. Many pianists find that breaking the piece down into sections and tackling each part individually can make the entire process more manageable.  This comes easy with the LUMI Keys and App learning system; you can slow down and follow sections of the piece easily, letting the lights and interactive prompts guide you.  

Remember, patience and persistence are crucial in learning how to play Flight of the Bumblebee, and the sense of accomplishment you'll feel once you've mastered it will be well worth the effort!

Have some fun with Brahms Hungarian Dance

Playing the Brahms Hungarian Dance on piano can be a fun and challenging experience, especially for those who have yet to explore the genre. Learning to play this iconic piece of music can be daunting at first but, with practice and dedication, it is an achievable goal. As you learn more about the composition and its nuances, you will begin to understand how virtuosic pieces like this can bring together the different elements of music theory that you have been learning. With enough practice, you will soon be able to play the Brahms Hungarian Dance on piano just like a virtuoso! So don't be afraid to challenge yourself and get practising - it's worth it in the end. 

15th March 2023

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