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Non-Musical Activities That Improve Musical Ability

One common misconception that many people have is that musical ability is something you either have or you don’t. Musical skill is definitely something that can be improved upon and strengthened with consistent practice, just like everything else. Even the most popular and iconic artists had to spend thousands of hours practicing, spending days upon...

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How Learning an Instrument Benefits the Brain

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato Playing an instrument involves all of our senses, leading scientists to conclude that music can result in long-lasting changes in the brain. While listening to music...

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How Exercise Helps You Be a Better Musician

It’s a great habit to spend more time practicing your musical instrument, but don’t neglect your physical health! Exercise is definitely a good way to stay healthy. As musicians, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle will also help in building up stamina and endurance to be able to give your best performance every time. Here are some...

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Benefits Of Performing In Music Recitals

Music recitals are a vital part of the performing arts world and students who take part in them often consider the events to be the highlight of their experience. Giving effective performances is an important skill that participants will learn, but students will do best if they are encouraged to join and not forced. Despite...

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How To Practice Music More Effectively

We all know that practice makes perfect. With regular exercise of a certain skill, being proficient in the activity is inevitable. How often should we practice in order to improve? How does one become truly proficient? Here is a list of ways on how to practice music better: PRACTICE SMARTER, NOT LONGER “Practice with your...

How To Memorize A Performance Piece
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How To Memorize A Performance Piece

Ever wonder how musicians in an orchestra memorize their performance piece? How do school bands memorize their sets? Whatever the genre, many musicians tend to forget at one point or another. In order to avoid this mishap, practicing is essential. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”! Here are 4 methods that musicians use to memorize a...

How To Choose The Right Instrument For You
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How To Choose The Right Instrument For You

Starting to take an interest in musical instruments, but still unsure of what to choose? Picking the right instrument only seems tough at first, but as long as you feel comfortable playing it and enjoy the music you make, you’ll never go wrong. One tip is to also consider whether an instrument will help and motivate you to practice...

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Why You Should Take Singing Lessons

Let’s get one thing straight: singing lessons are for everyone. You read that right! Anyone can learn how to sing. Not everyone will be a prodigy or a legendary vocalist, but everyone can learn how to sing in their own unique style. Practicing our own unique instrument—our voice—will yield definite results. Like any other instrument,...

Choosing An Instrument For Your Child
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What To Consider When Choosing An instrument For Your Child

Your child is finally taking an interest in playing a musical instrument! Children are easily attracted to music; it arouses their curiosity by nature and they will easily develop a love for it. One child might like the booming of the drums while the other might like a violin, a saxophone or even an oboe!...

How To Learn The Guitar - Theory and Practice
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How To Learn The Guitar: Theory and Practice

Learning the ropes of the guitar must be done both in theory and in practice — the mental and the physical/application side, respectively. The best way to learn the guitar is to distinguish the theory side and the physical side of guitar learning and to focus on one side first as opposed to practicing them...

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