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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...

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...

Balance Music Classes With Job
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How To Balance Music Classes With Your Job

Maintaining a regular practice routine can be very challenging when a full-time (or even part-time!) job is needed. Your current job can also have a big effect on you by the end of the day. If you have a physically demanding job, it can wear you out to the point of exhaustion. If yours is...

Giving Back To The Community As A Musician
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How To Give Back To Your Community As A Musician

While there are so may ways to give back to your local community, there’s just something special about being able to make someone smile through your musical abilities. Here are some great ways you can help your community through your music: Join a charitable organization Being able to volunteer for a music-related charity in your...

Buying Your First Guitar
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3 Tips To Consider Before Buying Your First Guitar

Are you planning to buy your first guitar soon? You’re in for a wonderful musical journey! It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the choices—should you go acoustic or electric? what price point should you choose? Nylon strings or steel?—but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the points to consider...

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Dealing With Performance Anxiety: Part Two

We covered the basics of handling performance anxiety on  the last post, but this time we’ll be focusing on all the different ways you can rehearse and train to minimize your nerves as much as possible. Comprehensive Rehearsing Practicing to improve technique is all well and good, but rehearsing your actualy performance as you would...

performance anxiety
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Dealing With Performance Anxiety: Part One

No matter what you call it—whether it’s performance anxiety, stage fright, pre-show nerves, or the jitters—getting anxious before a performance is extremely normal among musicians and other performers. The symptoms we experience range from the mildly annoying to the disabling, and it can turn what should be a delightful show into a painful slog. With...

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How Making Music Reduces Stress

No matter what month of the year it is, stress can be a big part of our daily lives. It negatively affects both our physical and mental well-being, whether we’re busy with our jobs, school or social lives. This is why we should do our best to set aside time to relieve our stress, and...

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