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Piano Fingering Exercises: Scales, Chords, and More

The piano is an instrument capable of producing an impressive variety functions within music. Musicians use the piano’s keyboard to […]

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Piano Technique: The Importance of Good Playing Habits

The piano is the world’s most popular instrument for some good reasons. It’s incredibly dynamic, features an astounding range, and […]

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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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The Benefits of Classical Voice Training

I’ve been told (like so many young children who seem to possess some vocal talent) that I learned to sing […]

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Mixing Basics: Intro to Audio Mixing

There are two instances when you need to mix audio: when an album is being recorded and when a band […]

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Intro to Jazz Bass Technique

There’s a famous story about the great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown waking up and, while still in bed, going over […]

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Why Drummers Use Stick Control

One of the most enduring and venerated method books for drummers is Stick Control for the Snare Drummer by George […]

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Belt Mix Untangled: A 5-Step Guide

Have you ever tried to learn a new song and found yourself straining to reach certain pitches, resorting to “shout-singing” […]

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Cello Technique Exercises

Cello technique exercises are part of every cellist’s practice routine. Different teachers will suggest various approaches and methods, but there […]

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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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