How to Train Your Ear

How to Train Your Ear

Numerous people have marveled at their friend or acquaintance who can compose a song or just listen to a piece of music and immediately sing it or play it back. However, did you know that anyone, even you, can do this if you have a basic understanding of music and some ear training?  As good as this piece of news is, how exactly can you train your ear? Is there a specific ear training exercise or technique you should do …

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What Instrument Should You Learn

What Instrument Should You Learn

You know you want to learn music, but what instrument should you start on? The piano seems like the default, but guitar and drums are so cool! Maybe you could start more than one? Is it ok to start with something other than the piano? Let’s look into this question a little deeper. Piano as Your First Instrument The piano is a very versatile instrument, it has its place in classical music, pop, jazz, and just about everything else. No …

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7 Steps to a Successful Music Routine

7 Steps to a Successful Music Routine

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You are on your way to your weekly music lesson and you cringe from the guilt of knowing you barely…kind of…sort of…did not practice your music this week. Or if you have children: “Johnny, did you practice your music this week?” He replies, “kinda…” You know this means a solid “no.” This seems to happen all too often, right? Each weekly lesson we make another broken promise to our music teacher that we …

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