5 Hacks to Step Up Your Practice Sessions

Most of us practice a couple of hours a day, five to seven days a week. That’s a lot of time and energy spent on improving our playing, so we want to be sure we’re getting the most out of every practice session. When I started playing bass guitar in 2006, I thought that if ...

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5 Ways to Tackle Playing Fatigue

Who doesn’t love to play for hours at a time? Or at least until our body starts to ache. How many of us have experienced lower back pain and hand fatigue, but never properly addressed ways of tackling these issues? Today we will discuss a couple of quick solutions, in hopes that these help us ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Capoeira

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different musical forms and this week we will explore capoeira, a ...
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5 Music Memorization Techniques

It is 5 minutes till showtime, and you are quickly going over the last few phrases of the program in your mind. The clock ticks and it’s time to hit the stage. The concert starts and you launch into an hour and a half long performance. Suddenly you swim in a sea of notes, navigating ...
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5 Hacks to Step Up Your Practice Sessions

Most of us practice a couple of hours a day, five to seven days a week. That’s a lot of time and energy spent on improving our playing, so we want to be sure we’re getting the most out of every practice session. When I started playing bass guitar in 2006, I thought that if ...
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5 Ways to Tackle Playing Fatigue

Who doesn’t love to play for hours at a time? Or at least until our body starts to ache. How many of us have experienced lower back pain and hand fatigue, but never properly addressed ways of tackling these issues? Today we will discuss a couple of quick solutions, in hopes that these help us ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Capoeira

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different musical forms and this week we will explore capoeira, a ...
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5 Music Memorization Techniques

It is 5 minutes till showtime, and you are quickly going over the last few phrases of the program in your mind. The clock ticks and it’s time to hit the stage. The concert starts and you launch into an hour and a half long performance. Suddenly you swim in a sea of notes, navigating ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Turkish Makam

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different musical forms and this week we will explore the ‘Turkish ...
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5 Things for a Successful Concert

We practice. And practice. Then, practice some more. Suddenly, it’s time to perform. How many times has it happened to the best of us, that even after countless hours of perfecting our playing, we still feel underprepared? Don’t worry, this is very common, and an experienced performer will know of a couple of tricks to ...
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5 Things To Make Practice More Fun

Countless hours of scales, running arpeggios up and down, and the clock just tiks and toks. The teacher told you to put in those 2 hours of practice, but the time isn’t moving any faster. What to do to make the session more fun and for the time to pass in a blink of an ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Fandango

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different musical forms and this week we will explore the fandango, ...
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5 Things Not To Do When Practicing

We often think about what we have to achieve and what is imperative that we do when practicing, but do we ever think what not to do? Bad habits are hard to unlearn and can cause learning disorders and physical disabilities over time. Let’s look at 5 common ‘don’ts’ when practicing an instrument. BAD POSTURE ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Gypsy Jazz

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different musical forms and this week we will explore the style ...
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5 Easy Remedies for Practice Fatigue

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you were incredibly inspired to practice more than usual? Have you compared practice sheets with your musician friends, in an age old competition of who brought more practice hours in this week? Do you enjoy playing your instrument daily but haven’t had proper instruction on how ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Hora

Another week and another Rhythm Through Diversity, a fun musical trivia section on Metronome Online, where we explore music and dance through the development of cultural and social etiquette, history, and background of people in diverse communities. The cultures around the world showcase many different dance forms and this week we will explore a dance ...
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