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Principals of Basic Drum Beats for Rock, Part 1

In spite of the seemingly limitless variety one can find in rock drumming, there are also virtually ubiquitous commonalities. In […]

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Listening to Jazz: A Beginner’s Guide

Listening to Jazz Music   I have to begin this post with a disclaimer: this article may “ruin” listening to […]

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History of the Flute: Antiquity to the Middle Ages

So you’ve been learning to play the flute. You’ve probably seen and heard the flute in music your whole life. […]

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Reading Music for Beginners: Rhythm and The Staff

Learning how to read music is probably pretty low on the priority list of many musicians. How can something as […]

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2016 Musika Recitals Recap

It’s been a great year for Musika Recitals! We started holding annual spring recitals in NYC 14 years ago, and […]

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Beginners Guide to Recording Studio Equipment

The past several decades have seen an evolution in music technology and gear, and now there are generations worth of […]

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How To Find The Motivation To Practice

There is no way to learn how to play an instrument without sitting down and practicing over and over again. […]

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Jazz Exercises for the Saxophone: Advanced Studies in 12 Keys

Introduction to the Final Part of the Series    This blog post is the fourth and final part of a […]

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Suzuki Institute 101: A Beginners Guide to Summer Institutes

When summer rolls around, something many music families and teachers look forward to is the annual Suzuki institute. Now, this […]

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Can’t Buy Me Love Chords: 3 Open-String Minor Chords in Action

In the last installment we used Hey Joe to work on 5 open string major chords. If only major chords […]

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