Stems And Dots: The Basics of Music Theory

Stringing Together Chords To Write Your Own Music
Every original artist has to search his or her soul in order to create new music. For some artists, writing music comes natural and easy. However, for the majority of musicians, writing new music is fun yet difficult. In this sense, you need a good understanding of music theory in order to write your own music. To be sure, you do not need to know every element of music theory in order to write a song. Moreover, you do Read the rest of this entry »

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Indispensable Sheet Music Resources For Piano Players

Indispensable Sheet Music Resources For Piano Players

The Benefits And Resources For Writing Your Own Music
First, sheet music is an indispensable method for piano songwriters. It allows professionals and students the ability to clearly articulate and administer their thoughts on paper. Sheet music has been around ever since Beethoven hit the seen hundreds of years ago. In this fashion, sheet music is one of the most profound and expressive forms of resources for any piano player or musician.

Learning Different Sheet Music Writing Techniques In Order To Improve Your Skills
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The Novice’s Guide To Woodwind Instruments

The woodwind family of instruments offers a number of great choices. However, the sheer number of available instruments can make choosing which to play difficult. Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular woodwind instruments.

Many people choose reed instruments. The clarinet is the most popular woodwind instrument, and bands generally have large clarinet sections. The clarinet can also be used in jazz bands, but the saxophone, another reed instrument, is the iconic instrument for jazz music. Both Read the rest of this entry »

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Top-Rated Sites For Free Music Lessons

With the abundance of free videos online that teach a variety of different instruments, there is no need to pay a private instructor hundreds of dollars a month for his services. Before you head down to your local music academy, take a look at these top-rated sites for free music lessons:

PianoNanny

PianoNanny is one of the best online tools for learning the piano. As students play through each lesson, the video on the website shows which keys to press and displays piano playing tips Read the rest of this entry »

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Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio

Getting to have a recording studio in your very own home is quite exciting as most people are not able to reap the benefits of such a privilege. First, you need to select a space that is away from a lot of distractions; the basement is often a suitable area. You will want to then sound proof the actual recording space. It would not work out to have a recording studio without sound proofing, after all!

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Five Must-Have Accessories For Serious Musicians

Beautiful music requires nothing more than a skilled musician and an instrument. On the other hand, there are several tools that can make life easier for serious music players. Here are some of the most helpful accessories that every musician should use.

1. Metronome

Even the best musicians are off-beat sometimes. A metronome is an excellent way to practice maintaining a steady rhythm.

2. Portable Tuner

Few things are more frustrating than listening to a song that is out of tune. Sharp or flat notes strain the ears Read the rest of this entry »

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The Right Words: A Beginner’s Guide To Writing Lyrics

If you’ve ever wanted to write your own song lyrics but have been having difficulty with it, you’re not alone. The good new is that there is, in fact, a process, and it’s actually easier than you might think.

If you’ve never written lyrics before, don’t panic. Take the process one step at a time. First, study the work of lyricists in the genres that you admire. What do you like about their writing? What don’t you like? Take note of techniques that they use that you may Read the rest of this entry »

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Finding The Perfect Instrument On A Budget

If you have a teenage son or daughter interested in the guitar, and you have to watch your budget, the first step is to find a good quality instrument for a good price. A common mistake that many people make is purchasing a lower quality instrument because the price is good. The problem, however, is that a poor quality instrument is difficult to play and a young beginner can quickly become frustrated and give up. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Market Your Original Music

The challenge for any new band or artist is to promote their music. The music industry is highly competitive. In order to be successful all new bands and artists have to learn how to promote their music. In some ways this Internet has made music promotion easier than ever. In other ways, however, the self-promotion tools of the Internet have made the environment more competitive. The best way to promote your original music is to combine Internet promotion Read the rest of this entry »

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