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Finding Motivation
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Finding Motivation

Every musician, particularly beginners, can sometimes find it hard to practice, and will often ask themselves questions such as “Can I find the time?” “Is it worth the time?” or “Will it really help me improve?” As an accomplished musician who’s struggled through those numerous questions, I’m here to tell you that the answer to...

Gig Guide
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Gig Guide

Getting your first gig may seem like a  difficult task, but if you look closely enough in your area, it can be a lot simpler than you may think. Perhaps just asking the owner of a restaurant that you regularly frequent, or emailing a couple of businesses in the area will open the door– opportunity...

Plan to Succeed
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Plan to Succeed

If you’ve ever tackled a big project before, you know that a step-by-step plan can really save the day. From home repair to balancing your budget, focusing only on the end result could leave you feeling like you don’t know where to start. Grab your big ideas head-on by breaking big goals down into smaller...

non-musical activities improve musical ability
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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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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...

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