5 Ways to Memorize Music

Memorization, visualization and repetition are all parts of a daily practice routine. After days, weeks and months of such practicing, our fingers start to take over and we spend less time looking at the music and simply playing. This means we have memorized what we are practicing. What if we are pressed for time and ...

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5 Air Travel Tips for Musicians

We have all heard our fair share of horror stories when it comes to musicians traveling. While a musical instrument is on many airlines considered a personal item, there is still a strong chance that an airline representative will feel obliged to not grant airplane entry with a musical instrument. With guitars and cellos smashed ...
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5 Tips on How Singing Can Improve Your Playing!

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘music is like a song’? How about ‘just sing the phrase’? These sayings are there for a reason. When we play an instrument, especially a one that does not require us to breathe in before playing a phrase, such as the guitar and the piano, it can easily happen ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Polka

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 polka, originally ...
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5 Ways to Memorize Music

Memorization, visualization and repetition are all parts of a daily practice routine. After days, weeks and months of such practicing, our fingers start to take over and we spend less time looking at the music and simply playing. This means we have memorized what we are practicing. What if we are pressed for time and ...
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5 Air Travel Tips for Musicians

We have all heard our fair share of horror stories when it comes to musicians traveling. While a musical instrument is on many airlines considered a personal item, there is still a strong chance that an airline representative will feel obliged to not grant airplane entry with a musical instrument. With guitars and cellos smashed ...
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5 Tips on How Singing Can Improve Your Playing!

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘music is like a song’? How about ‘just sing the phrase’? These sayings are there for a reason. When we play an instrument, especially a one that does not require us to breathe in before playing a phrase, such as the guitar and the piano, it can easily happen ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Polka

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 polka, originally ...
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5 Things For A Successful Recording Session

Recording sessions are the ultimate microscope for any musician. How many times have we gone into a studio, played what we thought was a good take, listened back, only to be completely disappointed by what we heard? Then the repeating of take after take, leaving us completely fatigued by the end, feeling empty and disappointed. ...
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Rhythm Through Diversity: Gamelan

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 gamelan, the ...
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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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