Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Infographic: "Learning to Think Like an Artist" - Art is Good!


How learning art is good for us?
What do we learn from art?
  1. Art stimulates both sides of the brain and creates a holistic world view.
  2. Children who do art are better readers and excel in math and science.
  3. Children express themselves and learn about who they are. Their art is unique.
  4. Arts builds self-esteem and is empowering.
  5. Art is something to share. It builds connections to friends, family and community.
  6. Art teaches risk taking and learning from one's mistake.
  7. Art teaches the use and care of tools.
  8. Art develops hand-eye coordination and builds a relationship to the material world.
  9. Art teaches open-ended thinking and creates an environment of questions rather than answers.
  10. Art teaches children that there be more than one solution to the same problem.
  11. Art nurtures the human soul.
  12. 33% of children are visual learners.
  13. Art develops focus and increases the attention.
  14. Art provides a way, a common ground to reach across racial stereotypes, social barriers, and prejudices.
  15. Art steps out of the limitation of time (everlasting) and allows a child to be present in the moment.
  16. Art is beautiful.
  17. Art open the heart and mind to possibilities.
  18. Art is mysterious, enchanting, amazing, mesmerizing, and something all children easily do while adults often find it difficult.
  19. When art is integrated with other curriculum areas, children become more engaged in the learning process.
  20. Children can share and reflect on their art to learn about themselves, each other, and the world that they live in.
  21. Art teaches one to explore playfully, without preconceived plan, learning from accidents, and being surprised.
  22. Art awakens the imaginations and allows the magic in.
  23. Art creates direct observational skills, learning to see more closely than "ordinary" looking and seeing things that otherwise might not be seen.
  24. The beginning of recorded history is directly connected to cave paintings and sculptures.
  25. Art develops instinct and intuition. 
  26. A Pablo Picasso paintings sold for 104 million dollars.

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You don’t need a high class education to find “meaning” of art. Art either speaks to you or it doesn’t. If a piece does not move you, or hold meaning in your heart, why should you bother with it at all if art is an expression of yourself?

Any form of expression that moves you; a sight, image, visual, sound that strikes any emotion inside you. To me, art is personal and emotional. In traditional times people had more classic tastes and were very likely moved by an image of a beautiful lady. As society changed so did what people viewed as beautiful. 

Art is a way of expression that comes from the heart and soul to create one’s identity. Art does not specifically have to be a picture that that an “artist” drew. Art can be anything, from a spectacular masterpiece to the simplest body movement, it is all art.  Art can be done by anyone and anything, all it takes is the two simple factors of the heart and soul.

Art is created through human emotions and no matter if those emotions are negative or positive the outcome is…BEAUTIFUL. A world within itself, with a language we could all understand.

So, did you "see" art in life all around you? 
Open your heart and mind, then be inspired! 

"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and endure very much"
- William Hazlitt -

Friday, January 25, 2013

Piano Sheet Mr. Bean's Theme (Original & Animated Series)

(Original & Animated Series)


Mr. Bean is a British comedy television programme series of 14 twenty-five-minute episodes written by and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master's degree at Oxford University, the series follows the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body", in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process. Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humor of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations.

The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a childish and self-centered buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone in his small flat in Highbury, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually wears a digital calculator watch. Mr. Bean rarely speaks, and when he does, it is generally only a few mumbled words which are in a comically low-pitched voice. His first name (he names himself "Bean" to others) and profession, if any, are never mentioned. In the first film adaptation, "Mr." appears on his passport in the "first name" field, and he is shown employed as a guard at London's National Gallery. In Mr. Bean's Holiday, however, his name is listed on his passport as "Rowan", the actor's first name.

Mr. Bean often seems unaware of basic aspects of the way the world works, and the programme usually features his attempts at what would normally be considered simple tasks, such as going swimming, using a television set, redecorating or going to church. The humor largely comes from his original (and often absurd) solutions to problems and his total disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness, and occasional malevolence.

Mr. Bean "Piano Player"


The first episode of the original Mr. Bean series starring Rowan Atkinson was first broadcast on 1st January 1990. Since then Mr. Bean has become known all over the world. Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll, there were only 14 episodes ever made.

The original series emerged from Rowan Atkinson's stage revues of the 1980's which featured the silent odd-ball. Rowan Atkinson's comic acting genius has created a highly original work for television. The Mr. Bean series has been sold to 190 territories worldwide and has won an International Emmy and the Golden Rose of Montreux.


In 2002 the character was transformed into an animated series of 26 half hour episodes. The series remains entirely faithful to the original Mr. Bean, with the character still living very much in the real world. Rowan Atkinson provides all of Mr. Bean's vocal sounds.

The Animated Series has heralded a new era for one of the UK's most successful characters of all time. Rowan Atkinson worked on the transformation to animated character and acted out every episode in front of the cameras so that the animators could capture the unique movement of Britain's most infamous character.

Characters from the original live action series included Mr. Bean, Irma Gobb, Teddy, and the mysterious driver of the Reliant Supervan, with the new addition of Mrs. Wicket, Bean's landlady, and her evil cat Scrapper.

The series again featured little actual dialogue, with most being either little sound bites or mumbling and mild slapstick. Rowan Atkinson provided the voice for Bean; additionally, all of the animated Bean actions are taken from Atkinson himself.


Like the live action series, there isn't much talking. But I think it's wonderful that Rowan Atkinson supplies what mumblings there is for Mr. Bean. And you've got to love his horrid landlady Mrs.Wicket when she yells "BEAN" at the top of her lungs. (She makes him do all the house and yard work and her grocery shopping; does she give him a break on the rent?!) The plots are terrific.

The animation style is brilliant. Very refreshing. Kind of a retro style with regards to the simplified backgrounds. Really nice colors. The trees are like the ones in Looney Tunes or Pink Panther cartoons. The characters are superbly drawn, capturing the rubbery facial expressions of Rowan Atkinson. I like the heavy outlines on the characters to set them off from the backgrounds, and I find it amusing that their feet aren't attached to their legs, lol.

Mr. Bean "Learn How To Play Piano"

Mr. Bean "Having a Piano Lesson"

There are some clear differences between live action and animated "Mr. Bean" material, which is not a bad thing. "Mr. Bean: The Animated Series" has less of the realistic sitcom style that the original series has, and sometimes has more of a fantasy touch to it, an example being the episodes involving Bean having encounters with animals, definitely cartoon-style animals. Since this is a cartoon, it makes sense that it has more cartoon-style qualities. The show also has different theme music (piano music instead of choir music this time). The two also have their similarities. Like before, the humor here is pretty visual. The animated Mr. Bean does make more sounds and mumble more than the original live action version of the character does, but it's still mostly about the visual humor, and as a fan of the original series, it's a must watch series!


Mr. Bean features a choral theme tune written by Howard Goodall and performed by the Choir of Southwark Cathedral (later Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford). 
The words sung during the title sequences are in Latin:
  • Ecce homo qui est faba – "Behold the man who is a bean" (sung at beginning) 
  • Finis partis primae – "End of part one" (sung before the advertisement break) 
  • Pars secunda – "Part two" (sung after the advertisement break) 
  • Vale homo qui est faba – "Farewell, man who is a bean" (sung at end)
Watch "Ecce Homo Qui Est Faba"

The theme was later released on Goodall's album Choral Works. Goodall also wrote an accompanying music track for many episodes. The first episode of Mr. Bean did not feature the choral theme tune, but instead an up-beat instrumental piece, also composed by Howard Goodall, which was more an incidental tune than a theme. It was used while Bean drove between locations intimidating the blue Reliant, and as such, was sometimes heard in later episodes whenever Bean's nemesis is seen.

Mr. Bean "Chariots of Fire" with London Symphony Orchestra
(Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Olympics)

Mr Bean featured in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics playing the Chariots of Fire theme (by Vangelis) with the London Sympony Orchestra. The arrangement for the event was by Howard Goodall.

Download the piano sheet of Mr Bean's Theme (animated series) Page 1 & Page 2
Download the MP3 of Mr Bean's Theme (animated series) HERE
Listen to the music & sibelius film score HERE  

Watch Mr. Bean's Theme


Ecce homo qui est faba 
Ecce homo qui est faba 

Vale homo qui est faba 
qui est faba qui est faba 
Vale homo qui est faba 
Vale homo qui est faba 
qui est faba 

Behold the man who is a bean. 
Farewell the man who is a bean.
Download the piano sheet of Howard Goodall "Ecce Homo" HERE
Download the MP3 of Howard Goodall "Ecce Homo" HERE 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Piano Sheets & Lyrics "Misty Mountains" (OST. The Hobbit)

(OST. THE HOBBIT: Unexpected Journey)
- Song of the Lonely Mountain - 

"Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold"
is a poem found within the chapter "An Unexpected Party" of The Hobbit.

The song is called “Misty Mountains (Cold)”
composed by Howard Shore, written by J. R. R. Tolkien.
A song of returning to Erebor is sung by Thorin Oakenshield - the Heirs of Durin 

(Richard Armitage) & the dwarves during the Unexpected Party at Bag End.
Neil Finn also sings a variation of the song entitled "Song of the Lonely Mountain"
in the ending credits of the film. 

Thorin Oakenshield
Thorin's harp... was a beautiful golden harp, and when Thorin struck it the music began all at once, so sudden and sweet that Bilbo forgot everything else, and was swept away into dark lands under strange moons, far over The Water and very far from his hobbit-hole under The Hill....

The dark filled all the room, and the fire died down, and the shadows were lost, and still they played on. And suddenly first one and then another began to sing as they played, deep-throated singing of the dwarves in the deep places of their ancient homes....

watch the video here:

Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old,
We must away, ere break of day,
To seek our pale enchanted gold.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells,
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gleaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught,
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, on twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.

Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old,
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.

Goblets they carved there for themselves,
And harps of gold, where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.

The pines were roaring on the heights,
The wind was moaning in the night,
The fire was red, it flaming spread,
The trees like torches blazed with light.

The bells were ringing in the dale,
And men looked up with faces pale.
The dragon's ire, more fierce than fire,
Laid low their towers and houses frail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moon.
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled the hall to dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

Far over the Misty Mountains grim,
To dungeons deep and caverns dim,
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!

The wind was on the withered heath,
But in the forest stirred no leaf:
There shadows lay be night or day,
And dark things silent crept beneath.

The wind came down from mountains cold,
And like a tide it roared and rolled.
The branches groaned, the forest moaned,
And leaves were laid upon the mould.

The wind went on from West to East;
All movement in the forest ceased.
But shrill and harsh across the marsh,
Its whistling voices were released.

The grasses hissed, their tassels bent,
The reeds were rattling--on it went.
O'er shaken pool under heavens cool,
Where racing clouds were torn and rent.

It passed the Lonely Mountain bare,
And swept above the dragon's lair:
There black and dark lay boulders stark,
And flying smoke was in the air.

It left the world and took its flight
Over the wide seas of the night.
The moon set sale upon the gale,
And stars were fanned to leaping light.

Under the Mountain dark and tall,
The King has come unto his hall!
His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread,
And ever so his foes shall fall!

The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
The arrow swift, the Gate is strong.
The heart is bold that looks on gold;
The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

On silver necklaces they strung
The light of stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, from twisted wire
The melody of harps they wrung.

The mountain throne once more is freed!
O! Wandering folk, the summons heed!
Come haste! Come haste! Across the waste!
The king of freind and kin has need.

Now call we over the mountains cold,
'Come back unto the caverns old!'
Here at the gates the king awaits,
His hands are rich with gems and gold.

The king has come unto his hall
Under the Mountain dark and tall.
The Wyrm of Dread is slain and dead,
And ever so our foes shall fall!

Farewell we call to hearth and hall!
Though wind may blow and rain may fall,
We must away, ere break of day
Far over the wood and mountain tall.

To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell
In glades beneath the misty fell.
Through moor and waste we ride in haste,
And whither then we cannot tell.

With foes ahead, behind us dread,
Beneath the sky shall be our bed,
Until at last our toil be passed,
Our journey done, our errand sped.

We must away! We must away!
We ride before the break of day!

"...there is much else that may be told." Glóin
download the piano sheet, click HERE
download the MP3, click HERE


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


With its resonant tone and classic good looks, 
the GM-10K is an impressive addition to your home or studio. 

The GM-10K offers the same attention to detail and quality found in Kawai's larger pianos – in a petite size to fit any room.
The action design and components are comparable to those in our GE and RX Series pianos to provide outstanding touch and playability. 

A real grand piano 
Measuring 150cm in length, the GM-10 offers the same attention to detail and quality found in Kawai's larger pianos - in a petite size to fit any room. The action design and components are comparable to those in our GE and RX Series pianos to provide outstanding touch and playability. With it's resonant tone and classic good looks, the GM-10 will be an impressive addition to any home. 

Exclusive Ultra-Responsive Action 
Kawai's "Ultra-Responsive Action" stands alone in providing the finest combination of strength, stability, precision and reliability. Hammer heads are made with 100% premium wool felt. To make the action resistant to climatic and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, we pioneered the use of aluminium action rails, aluminium hammer rest rails and precision parts made of extremely stable, low-friction ABS Styran. 

Full Sostenuto Pedal 
Unlike many baby grands that have only a bass sustain pedal, the GM-10 Grand allows you to sustain the first played notes, then play staccato over the rest of the keyboard. This is a function normally found only on larger grands. 

Steel reinforced, Anti-Warp Keyslip 
The GM and GE Series keyslips are reinforced with a heavy-guage steel inside liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the inside of the keyslip.

Steel reinforced Keybed  
The GM and GE Series keybeds are made of extremely strong, laminated hardwoods.  
Kawai also reinforces each keybed with an underside steel support beam for maximum stability. 


Laminated beams of Matoa 
All GM and GE Series beams are made of Matoa, one of the world’s hardest woods. Our cross-banded LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) construction method creates beams that are many times stronger and more durable than beams made of solid wood. 

Multi-Laminate Pinblock 
GM and GE Series pinblocks are laminated with a minimum of 11 cross-banded layers of hard rock maple. Lamination provides more strength, greater pressure and more balanced torque on the tuning pins for superior tuning stability.

“Ultra Responsive” with ABS Styran Action Parts & Carbon Jack
Premium Spruce
5'0" (150 cm)
59" (150 cm)
40" (102 cm)
595 lbs. (270 kg)
Key Surfaces
Hammer Moulding
Lid Prop
Center Pedal
Music Rack
Sliding Music Rack (Adjustable)
Steel Reinforced
Anti-warp Keyslip
Adjustable Music Desk
Caster Typ
Center Pedal
(Full Sostenuto Pedal)
Black Polished
Additional Finishes
Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin, Mahogany Polish, Mahogany Satin, French Provincial Mahogany Polish


Carbon fiber is enabling advancement
in aeronautics, athletic performance, automobiles, building structures
– and, of course, musical instruments.
At Kawai, we are proud to be the leader in advancing the piano art form. 

Consider how carbon fiber enhances the playing experience:

  • DURABILITY—ABS-Carbon parts are more durable than traditional wood-based action parts and 90% stronger, meaning less maintenance and parts replacement.
  • SPEED—Because ABS-Carbon is lighter, the action is approximately 25% faster. Keys depress and return more swiftly, providing increased repetition and playing speed
  • POWER—The added rigidity of ABS-Carbon provides more power with less effort; so the piano responds to a lighter touch, making it easier to play.
  • CONTROL—The meticulous redesign of the Millennium III Action offers superb control for the player. It is now easier than ever to maintain control for pianissimo playing.


Key Benefits Of The Millennium III Upright Action

  • Stronger - The infusion of carbon fiber into ABS increased the strength of the material by 90%. This enabled ABS-Carbon parts to be stronger, even though they were made lighter in weight.
  • Faster - With lighter ABS-Carbon parts, the Millennium III Action was made faster– approximately 25% faster than a conventional wooden action.
  • Greater Power - ABS-Carbon is more rigid and sends more energy to the hammer with every keystroke, providing more power with less effort.
  • Better Control - The jack is redesigned with a microscopic surface texture to provide unparalleled control for pianissimo playing.


Carbon fiber has been referred to as the lightest and strongest material on the face of the Earth. In other words, for its weight, carbon fiber is the strongest material you can find. Leading products all around us incorporate carbon fiber-based materials with far-reaching benefits. In Kawai pianos, the lighter design (made possible by carbon fiber) makes the Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless to play without affecting tone. In addition, ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, offering pianists more power with less effort. The exceptional consistency of ABS-Carbon provides these benefits over many years, something conventional wood components are unable to deliver.

While certainly ideal for the important sound-producing elements of a piano, wood is less than ideal for many of the critical components found in a piano's action. Wood is susceptible to breakage from continual stress and can shrink and swell dramatically with changes in climate. This results in inconsistency over time, often requiring costly maintenance to keep a piano working properly. For years, the only alternative was to “treat the symptoms” by replacing failing wood parts and making continual adjustments.

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