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solo piano 7 cover art

I just wanted to post this here, in case if some of you missed the link that was posted by Torley on the comments section couple posts below.

And also I think this artwork itself deserves a post of it’s own! ๐Ÿ™‚ … both the record cover art, and the music of course. The cover art painting is created by Wynter Bracken, and it cetainly is most amazing rendition of a SL scene. And then there is of course the contents of the record – the beautiful music by Torley. You can visit the links below to learn more about both, and also listen to the music! ๐Ÿ™‚

Flickr link to Torley solo piano 7 cover art.

Link to Torley solo piano 7 – 176 *LOVELY* solo piano music pieces for your enjoyment!

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Starting now in May, here is a new series introducing the SZ Pianofabrik endorsed artists, in form of little interviews, hopefully giving some insight how is it to be a performing artist in Second Life. And also give little information about their musical interests and passions, and hopefully provide an interesting reading for all of you who love piano music, and to go enjoy the live piano performances in SL! ๐Ÿ™‚

The first featured Artist of the Month, for May 2008, is Clarissima Schumann, a multitalented musician – with a long list of performances from all over the world and now in SL too. She forms a duo with her RL husband, and they perform together in Second Life too, as the Schumann Duo. I would like to encourage anyone who loves classical music to attend one of their performances and enjoy the music yourself.

I did interview Clarissima about her journey in Second Life so far, about her musical interests, and about how it is to be a performing musician in SL – so I will let her tell in her own words about these things and more!

How did you find out about Second Life, and how and when did you start in SL?
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I was posted a link today to one of the official tutorial videos from the SL Blog, that are done by Torley Linden. This one is from last november, and I missed it at the time when it was first released, but was kind of fun to see it now. ๐Ÿ™‚ … You can see lots of footage of the custom watermelon color SZ Pianofabrik piano on the video there. And also easy-to-understand tips to improve your SL performance, and footage from Windlight which was somewhat new back then! ๐Ÿ™‚

See it yourself below!

Click here to view the original Tip of the Week post.

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SZ Designs is opening a new shop in the most beautiful sim, Germania Seagull. This is absolute must place to visit by anyone enjoying serene and tranquil places, breathtaking sceneries, sailing in pictoresque waters and meeting friendly people.

The docks where the SZ Designs shop building is located, opens into a traditional looking port with seawalls protecting the boat slips, and voyaging further from the port allows you to sail on several sea sims, all with beautiful scenery.

Angel Baxter, who is developing the sims with Balthasar Trebuchet, explains that they are planning to officially open at 1st of May, but all visitors are of course heartily welcome to visit and explore before too. And I do recommend taking time to walk around the island, looking around, and experiencing the vistas – as there are so many amazing places at this sim. The pictures below speak better than thousand words, but visiting yourself is even better.

Angel also told that they have tried to achieve a mediterranean type of setting, mixed with just a little fantasy, but keeping it still real enough. And I can only say that they have certainly achieved in this. They do offer rental houses for people interested in moving in, and they also have very exciting plans for organizing sailing races, and other kinds of activities ranging from scuba diving to ballroom dances. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sailing at some other locations might be maybe slightly lower lag under certain conditions, but I can only say that this is the place for those who enjoy their sailing in breathtakingly beautiful scenery and setting.

To celebrate this opening of the SZ Designs shop, all merchandise is on sale 25% off – from 18th of April to 1st of May (only in SZD Germania Seagull shop) – so be sure to come and visit, and landmark and visit again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am proud to announce that SZ Pianofabrik is sponsoring the Music Academy Online weekly SLCN.TV show. They are featuring some of the most talented musicians, who perform in SL too, every week – and not only in form of concert or live performance, but also with most interesting interviews about the artists, their backgrounds and the music they perform. This gives the audience an unique insight into many aspects what makes the music of a particular artist and performer live and breathe. Both the interviews and of course the performances themselves show a dedication and love for music, and I can heartily recommend attending the shows at the Music Academy Online sim in SL.

Besides their presence in SL, the Music Academy Online also have a very comprehensive website – and you can also find their Second Life events calendar there. Besides the weekly live broadcast SLCN.TV show, they have lots of music related events going on each week, so be sure to check on their website what is happening. The sim also functions as an exhibition of past and contemporary music styles and eras, with lots of information on each.

I am recommending to go browse the archive of the SLCN.TV shows, you can find all the broadcast shows there at one place – and then of course visit the Music Academy Online venue in SL to see the next show yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Classical Piano Series

There is new set of playable piano sheet music available at SZ Pianofabrik – called the “Classical Piano Series”. This series features the masterpieces from the most famous classical music composers, mostly from the romantic era – and includes such pieces as “Fรผr Elise”, “Pathรฉtique” and “Moonlight” Sonatas from Beethoven, two “Arabesques” from Debussy, the “Gymnopedies” serie from Erik Satie, and much more.

The whole series include 12 full length piano pieces, that will play beautifully with the SZ Pianofabrik concert grand piano (and other pianos too). The songs can be bought individually, and the whole set is also available in an exquisite gift-wrapped package – which is also transferable, so you can hand it to the gift recipient. Or buy it for yourself as a gift ๐Ÿ™‚ …. as the whole set bought in the package is 37.5% cheaper than buying the pieces individually.

You can find the “Classical Piano Series” at SZ Pianofabrik, which is located at SZ Designs Interiore store at Caddo. Don’t forget to check out also the “Romantic Piano Series”, and the other piano sheet music that are available at the shelves next to the long wall, and of course the Model D series Concert Grand Pianos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Prim Perfect October Issue

Many of you might be familiar with Prim Perfect, the magazine to read for all about furniture designs and interior decoration in Second Life. They are featuring SZ Designs as part of a fun competition called Prim Perfect autumn Treasure Hunt. There are various interior design stores presented as clues to this treasure hunt, and the objective is to find the prim count of the item at display. The person answering the prim counts for most clues right will win a prize.

As clue #13 in the autumn Treasure Hunt, Prim Perfect magazine is featuring the SZ Pianofabrik Concert Grand Piano, Model D. Just as a little hint for those hunting the correct prim count of this piano – it is not most easy to find out just by right clicking the piano itself (.. because the piano is built of many separate pieces) … but the correct prim count can be found somewhere very close to the piano at SZ Designs Interiore store. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can grab your copy of Prim Perfect magazine for example on SL Exchange – or read more about the treasure hunt on the Prim Perfect blog and website. ๐Ÿ™‚

Prim Perfect Treasure Hunt

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