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Ways to Improve Piano Sight Reading

I have listed some guidelines below that I use to maintain and improve the piano sight reading skills of my […]

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Jazz Exercises for the Saxophone: Thinking in 12 Keys

A Couple of Hypothetical Situations   You’re at a family gathering, maybe a family reunion or a grandparent’s 80th birthday […]

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How Music Theory Can Improve Your Songwriting

For some musicians, music theory is one of those phrases that inspires anxiety, dread, and even panic, and it’s no […]

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Open-String Guitar Chords: Introducing the CAGED Chords

Open-String Guitar Chords That Every Player Must Know Introducing the CAGED Chords The nature of learning guitar is slower than […]

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The Kodály Approach – More than Hand Signs

When thinking back on early music experiences, we often reminisce about the elementary school days. Those memories could be filled […]

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Jazz Exercises for the Saxophone: An Introduction to Playing in 12 Keys

The Relevance of Playing in 12 Keys to Both Jazz and Non-Jazz Musicians   During the 1940s, the Bebop Era […]

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Reading Music and Reading Words Are Very Similar

Learning how to read music – specifically, sight reading music – is one of the most difficult things that a […]

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Why Music Theory Still Matters for Musicians

Music theory is oftentimes the bane of beginning musician’s existence. It’s complex, some of the vocabulary is, frankly, antiquated and […]

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Can You Learn Perfect Pitch?

Perfect pitch refers to an ability that some people have that allows them to identify musical notes almost flawlessly with […]

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Intro to Music Theory with Emphasis on Guitar: Modes and Scales

Introduction In this post we will learn what comprises scales, how scales relate to modes, and how to utilize modes […]

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