How to Buy a Trumpet

How to Buy a Trumpet

However, buying a quality trumpet isn’t an easy task, especially if you’re buying one for the first time. You’ll wonder about what to look for and which brands are the best. Even if you’ve bought one before, there have likely been changes in the trumpet world since you last did.  In this guide, we’ll break down the categories of trumpets that you can purchase. We’ll also take a look at the most popular trumpets on the market.  Ready? Let’s dig …

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Best Trumpets for Beginners

Best Trumpets for Beginners

Trumpets are one of the most versatile musical instruments because you can play many different genres; from jazz music to classical music, a trumpet can do it all. However, having a faulty trumpet can be a huge issue, and it’ll hold you back from learning at your full potential. Shopping for any quality instrument isn’t an easy task, especially if you’re a beginner or a student and don’t know where to start. There’s no way to tell if the trumpet …

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Best Music Notation Software

Best Music Notation Software

You know we’ve come a long way with our technology when there’s a piece of software out there to make every tedious task that much less tiresome. Luckily for composers and songwriters, there’s a saturated market for music writing software programs to help with writing music. This means that you no longer have to manually engrave staff lines on sheet music or, God forbid, write them by hand. Instead, you can write music on your input device then print beautiful …

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Best Online Piano Lessons for Kids

Best Online Piano Lessons for Kids

If your little one has been exhibiting early signs of interest in playing piano and you’re searching for how to get them started on their piano journey, you’re on the right track.  Playing this timeless instrument can bring about a wealth of positive benefits for your child, ranging from creativity, self-expression, and hand-eye coordination all the way to time management and discipline.  But while some children naturally excel at playing piano, most require the help of piano lessons to unleash …

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How to Learn Music Fast

How to Learn Music Fast

Learning how to play music can be tricky. But by following these tips, you’ll be able to master playing your favorite songs in no time at all and become a better musician for it. So, let’s get started, shall we? Learn From Someone When you have someone to explain and help you learn and memorize music, you’ll start to gain knowledge and confidence, allowing you to take faster steps towards achieving your goal. This is, of course, once you get …

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How to Succeed As An Adult Beginner

How to Succeed As An Adult Beginner

Can you learn music as an adult? Of course you can. It’s not a question of is it possible or not, the question is how do you learn music as an adult. That’s a very different question that deserves some attention. Learning to play a musical instrument isn’t a skill that most people learn very quickly. It’s a complex fine motor skill that takes years of concentrated practice to become proficient. Children that acquire this skill almost always have a …

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How to Develop An Amazing Ear Without Interval Drills

How to Develop An Amazing Ear Without Interval Drills

Unfortunately, playing by ear is really hard for a lot of classical musicians. It’s something that they don’t typically learn. They can get by without it. If they do practice ear training, they try to improve their ear by repeating interval drills over and over again.  Is it possible to get a good ear this way? Well, yes. Very few people actually see this type of ear training through to a point that they can play music competently by ear …

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Muscle Memory is A Requirement For All Musicians

Muscle Memory is A requirement For All Musicians

If you’ve read around the internet, including this blog, muscle memory for musicians often gets a bad rap. It’s the worst kind of memory. Muscle memory causes memory slips, and you should never rely on it. It’s a horrible no good very bad thing! Avoid it at all costs. None of that is true. Muscle memory is actually needed more than any other type of memory. It’s just easy to acquire. What Exactly Is Muscle Memory? Muscle memory is referred …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Learning Piano

The Beginner’s Guide to Learning Piano

Ever watched Peter Bence in a piano cover tickling the keys with his fast fingers and thought, “That’s it! That’s exactly what I want to do”?  Chances are, if that reason or a similar one is your motive to learn how to play the piano, you’re older than the standard age people usually start learning piano. And that can be disappointing if you leave yourself to the beginner’s frustrating thought that musical instruments should be learned earlier in life.  Well, …

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Piano Hand and Sitting Posture and Why It’s Important

Piano Hand and Sitting Posture and Why It’s Important

Why you should you care about how you sit? It’s not about how you look. It’s about health and freedom of movement. Correcting posture issues can go a long way in relieving common pains and injuries while practicing. What is Piano Posture? I don’t know if “posture” is the best word to describe it. “Technique” may be a better term, but then it is often confused with actual technical facility, like playing quick and accurate scales or octaves. When I …

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