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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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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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The Haydn Trumpet Concerto

An Anniversary Celebration: The Haydn Trumpet Concerto The story of Haydn’s trumpet concerto and how it has been played since. […]

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Making Sense of Musical Genres

Anyone studying music will run into the term “genre” and, usually not long after doing so, will probably feel a […]

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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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Encouraging a Love of Music Outside the Classroom

It’s very important to foster a love of music both inside and outside of the classroom or lesson studio. Here […]

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