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Taking Music Beyond the Scales – A Look at Arpeggios

In the major scale there are eight notes. From the root note all the way to the next root note an octave higher.

Making Music Easy: Practical Ways To Learn Scales – Learning Scales As Numbers

There are twelve keys in music, and for each key there are eight corresponding notes in the scale. A lot of notes to remember, you might think. That would certainly appear to be the case after all, if you are in the key of E major you will have to learn a chord progression that uses several chords from that key, then, when you want to move to An major scale, you have to learn a whole new set of chords that correspond to that key.

Understanding Music Theory In Practice

When studying music theory, especially if you do not have many years of experience with a musical instrument can be complex, vague and paralyzing. As Quincy Jones once put it “paralysis through analysis.” This is why it is of the utmost importance to ensure that any thing you learn in music theoretically must be applied to your chosen instrument.

How to Make Good Use of Scales and Chord Patterns When Playing Music by Ear

It appears that musicians are able to miraculously pick out songs and chord progressions instantly by ear. It follows on that for the less experienced musician and the lay person this is a seemingly impossible task. However, playing by ear is not as difficult as many people suspect and in the following article I propose to outline a few techniques that will enable you to play by ear with much more ease.

The Importance of Musical Intonation and How Using Triads Can Help

For guitarists there are a variety of exercises ranging from legato studies through to chromatics that touch upon intonation, but is it sufficient to improve intonation for guitarists? Brass and wind players have to spend the most time out of all musicians touching up on the sharpness of their notes and pitch, what with the margin for error being so great in their instrument of choice. But for many guitarists the rush to learn new material and the blanketing safety net of guitar effects make intonation an easy but essential practice to overlook.

How To Play The Guitar Right From The Start With The Stuff You Need

If you want to learn how to play the guitar there are a few material things that you need right from the start. This article is a description of the stuff you will need to learn the guitar quickly.

How To Play The Guitar Right From The Start With The 3 D’s

If you want to learn how to play the guitar there are a few things that you need to consider right from the start. As a beginner guitarist you need to have certain things and do certain things if you want to learn how to play the guitar with the least amount of frustration.

3 Tips for Organists: How to Avoid Frustration When Practicing the Organ

Every organist wants to see great results from practicing the organ playing. However, if the results are not as good or if they cannot be achieved fast enough, some people might feel disappointed and frustrated. Practicing with this feeling is not going to help them to advance in organ playing. What they need is to overcome the frustration and focus on what is important. In this article, I will give you 3 tips which might help you to avoid frustration when playing the organ.

3 Tips for Organists: How Not to Get Frustrated When Practicing Organ

Have you experienced frustration when practicing organ playing? This feeling can arise from incorrect practice habits and can inhibit the advancement of an organist. Moreover, many organists after feeling frustrated may skip practice sessions for a long time and eventually quit practicing the organ altogether. In this article, I will give you 3 tips which will help you not to get frustrated when practicing the organ.

5 Technique Hacks: A Cheat Sheet For Piano Or Keyboard Beginners

When learning any musical instrument there are always tricks and hacks for beginners to push your skills forward. It isn’t always necessary to plug away at endless amounts of theory worksheets and books to become a competent keyboard or piano player. If you want to learn keyboard or piano but don’t want to have the pressure of learning the theory you can quickly turn your passion and love of music into a success by learning practical hacks so you progress in a shorter period of time.

It’s All About the Rhythm!

The importance of rhythm in music can hardly be understated. Without rhythm, how do you dance and how do you know when the chorus is coming?

Organ Playing: How to Play Widor’s Toccata?

Toccata for organ from the 5th symphony by Charles-Marie Widor is one of the most popular organ works, second to only Bach’s D minor toccata. Rapid tempo, perpetual toccata figuration and splendid harmonies make it a perfect piece for recital, postlude, or wedding recessional. It is a dream for many organists to be able to play this piece. In this article, I will give you tips on playing Widor’s toccata on the organ.

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