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Play By Ear: A Quick Guide for Beginning Musicians

We generally group musicians into two categories: those who can read music, and those who play by ear. Like many […]

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The Songwriting Process: Finding Your Voice

To non-musicians, the act of writing songs sometimes can seem as challenging and foreign as designing an aircraft meant to […]

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Easy Guitar Chords and How to Play Them

When you’re just starting out and learning the fundamentals of playing the guitar and some easy guitar chords, it is […]

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How to Play Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” Saxophone Solo

Clarence Clemons was a prolific American saxophone player. He is most notable for his extensive work with Bruce Springsteen and […]

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A Young Violist’s Guide to Buying a Viola

By now, if you or your child have been studying viola for any amount of time, you are probably familiar […]

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Soloing Over “Autumn Leaves”

“Autumn Leaves” is one of those standards that everyone knows. It’s one of the first standards that every jazz student […]

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Vocal Exercises for Singers: Breathing and Beginner Exercises

Even the most novice of singers are familiar with a certain number of warm-ups and vocal exercises for singers, whether […]

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Soloing Over Blues Changes

As is the case with all of my articles, I feel obligated to start by saying that the following information […]

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I Will Follow You Into The Dark Chords for Guitar

Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” was an unexpected hit off the band’s 2005 album […]

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Tips for Recording Live Music

While there are countless different methods to record live music, the principles of recording are universally similar. Recording live music […]

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