accidentals in music

Accidentals In Music: What They Are and How They Work

The word “accidentals” is sort of a misnomer within the world of music. When most people think about accidents, they […]

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Ear Training for Musicians: A How To Guide

Music is rare in the fact that it’s one of the most powerful things in the world even though it’s […]

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Ukulele Chord Chart: All The Chords You Need to Play Popular Songs

If you’re looking for an easy introduction to music, the ukulele is a phenomenal place to start. This amazing instrument […]

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7th Chords: What They Are and How to Build Them

If you play music casually and aren’t familiar with basic music theory you might not be privy to the amazing […]

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Understanding Lead Sheet Notation

What is Lead Sheet Notation?   If you have any experience performing jazz, or any other style of popular music, […]

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Writing Guitar Riffs

A catchy guitar riff has the power to stay in a listener’s head for decades. Riffs from songs like “Daytripper” […]

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Understanding Time Signatures in Music

If you don’t read music, you might not be privy to the world of time signatures. Time signatures are simple […]

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Key Signatures: What They Are and How They Work

The music theory term “key signatures” is something that has the power to bore musicians and non-musical people alike. It […]

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Guitar Scales Chart: Major, Minor, Pentatonic, and Blues

Learning how to play scales is probably not what most beginning guitar students think about when they dream about playing […]

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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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