ICYMI: Talking Tech with Harry Connick, Jr.
Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform, go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners musician. Harry Connick junior wants to teach you how to play the piano. He just signed a deal with playground sessions nap, which is co owned by Quincy Jones beach, you how to play the piano is in service that cost ten dollars a month. Let's listen in to my conversation with Harry Connick junior here on talking tech all about learning to play the piano. So I'm wearing a playground sessions, which I know you're familiar with and it uses innovative technology that I haven't really seen before. So explain have a piano works. How reading music works. They also have instructors I'm one of the instructors takes people from. I mean as basic as a possibly gets, you know, talking to people who have never played don't think they can play don't think they have any musical ability, all and walks them through some very basic fundamental concepts of playing all the way through some more intermediate and advanced concepts. So it uses a whole bunch of different ways to engage people. And I gotta tell you. It's it's extremely cool. It's it's kind of a dictating and you kinda learn without realize you're learning. So as it's it's a it's a very exciting new frontier that I'm proud to be a part of in a nutshell is basically giving you numbers for the notes and in knowing that that might see is one in my e may be three or five or whatever. And just associating those numbers with the note. Is that where you begin that's part of it for sure. But I even go back or the map some people, you know, look at the piano keyboard, and they see, you know, all of those black and white notes, and they are intimidated by that I talk about the fact that there's only twelve of those notes in just a block of notes that repeats, you know, over and over again in. I mean, we go back to to those kinds of basics in in like even people that I know that I've seen that particular lesson. You know, you have to assume that most people love music almost everybody loves music in most people know nothing about it. And in you have to you have to remember that like when I was a kid. I knew nothing about music when I was three or four years old, and I was experienced I got I got a chance to had a lot of exposure to, you know, other than listening to the radio most people don't really know how it works. And if you break it down to a really really prime. Mary and fundamental level with the type of enthusiasm invert of that that, you know, somebody like me has I think it's possible to you know, fire some of those synapses in people's brains and get them to think about it in a way, they haven't thought about it before let me quickly ask you the name of my podcast is called talking tech. Are you a tech enthusiasts? You tell me what you bring with you on tour. What are some of the gadgets you like to play with? Well, you know, I I love technology. I got a patent on a system of reading music about probably nineteen or so years ago, and we haven't used sheet music on my bandstand, since then we we have a we developed a software that allows on musicians to read off of the screen, and you know, to change, you know, at the on a dime. Really whatever song. I I need him to play. So, you know, people are starting to catch on to that technology in you know, I'm I write all of my scores on on. My computer so technology plays a really big part in in. What I do. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA day. You have been listening to talking tech. Thanks to Harry Connick. Police have strategy to show on apple podcast, these favorite us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks, everyone. For listening. Sometimes having a great idea is the easy part getting people to hear about your idea. Not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks artificial design intelligence creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. You can choose from over five hundred stunning templates or start from scratch just answer a few questions about your business to get started wicks provides you with an all in one business solution to grow your online presence. Plus all sites include Bilton SEO tools. So you can easily get found online. And in search engines like Google and Bing, build a website of your very own with wicks today. And if you go to wigs dot com and use our code talking. You'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans, you'll get more storage, a free domain for a year and much more. That's wicks w I x dot com promo code talking for ten percent off your premium plan.