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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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Piano Chord Chart: Basic Chords and Intervals

If you’re new to the piano, the idea of learning how to play chords might seem like a difficult task. […]

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Basic Music Theory: A Guide to Keys, Chords, Progressions, and More!

I have to confess something: Maybe it’s just nostalgia getting to me, but after a decade since graduating from college […]

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Singing Scales: 4 Scales Every Singer Should Know

As a voice teacher of students diverse in age and experience level, I’ve undoubtedly heard more requests for learning and […]

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Piano Terminology: Top Terms to Know for Beginning Pianists

Learning an instrument the like piano can be a challenging undertaking filled with exercises, symbols, and terms that might seem […]

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Soloing Over Rhythm Changes

Though his career was relatively short, George Gershwin is remembered as one of the most prolific composers of the 20th […]

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Jazz Scales: The Augmented Scale

The Augmented Scale Last time, we talked about the blues scale and how it is often the first “jazz” scale […]

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