hand drums

Introduction to Hand Drums: Frame Drums

The world of hand drums is a vast one indeed, with distinct types emerging in all parts of the world […]

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What is ‘Concert Pitch’?

Concert pitch is a strange thing. Many professional musicians will spend their entire careers never having to deal with concert […]

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famous piano players

Famous Piano Players: 6 Innovative Players from Different Genres

The piano is an instrument that has altered music in monumental ways. Invented in Italy at the beginning of the […]

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cello repertoire

Mastering the Cello Repertoire: Twinkle Variations, Dvorak Concerto, and What Lies Between

Rich, warm, and vibrant—the cello repertoire we know today is compiled from centuries of compositions written by some of the […]

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female percussionists

Great Percussionists (Who Happen to be Women)

The follow-up to my last post, Great Drummers (Who Happen to be Women), seemed obvious- Great Percussionists (Who Happen to […]

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electric guitar

Blues Guitar: Origins and Fundamentals of Playing

If you’re a student learning how to play the guitar, getting familiar with blues music is essential.  You probably don’t […]

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Christmas Songs for Guitar: Easy Songs to Learn for the Holidays

Millions of people learn how to play the guitar every year because they know that with some hard work and […]

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rhythm guitar vs lead guitar

Rhythm Guitar vs Lead Guitar

Without a doubt, the guitar is the most popular instrument on the planet. Things like portability, approachability, and its versatile […]

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female drummers practice

Female Drummers: Great Drummers (Who Happen to be Women)

The importance of role models that an individual can strongly identify with is well-documented in all fields- but a cursory […]

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Parts of an Opera: A Quick Beginner’s Guide

If you read our previous opera post, “Opera Voice Types,” then you might be shocked to see another opera-centered article. […]

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