Guitar Nails: Shape and Length

A pick or plectrum is an essential part of any finger style guitarist’s toolkit for playing. There is something about the touch with the string, the push into it, and the release, which makes the plectrum really pluck. However, when we hold a pick we are typically limited to a single line formation, along with ...

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Right Hand Guitar Accuracy Exercises

Playing guitar is not easy. There are so many micro-mechanisms that need to sync up just right for the tone, the speed, and the overall performance to sound as it should. With the keyboard it is as easy as pressing a single key to make a decent sound, but with the guitar, so many things ...
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Birth Of Music Societies

Music societies have historically been organizations that promoted music in various ways. The concept of categorizing music as one type versus another is a relatively contemporary perspective (e.g. classical, jazz, world, etc.), and so the diverse societies that support different types of music are a relatively modern setup. Music societies typically known as guilds of ...
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Music And Social Impact

Music has long been deemed a social tool and since the dawn of mankind it has had an impact on our society. From communication to entertainment, from secret messaging to cozy backgrounds, music is everywhere, and has the power to build bridges between peoples. It is the single tool that can communicate across any border, ...
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Guitar Nails: Shape and Length

A pick or plectrum is an essential part of any finger style guitarist’s toolkit for playing. There is something about the touch with the string, the push into it, and the release, which makes the plectrum really pluck. However, when we hold a pick we are typically limited to a single line formation, along with ...
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Right Hand Guitar Accuracy Exercises

Playing guitar is not easy. There are so many micro-mechanisms that need to sync up just right for the tone, the speed, and the overall performance to sound as it should. With the keyboard it is as easy as pressing a single key to make a decent sound, but with the guitar, so many things ...
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Birth Of Music Societies

Music societies have historically been organizations that promoted music in various ways. The concept of categorizing music as one type versus another is a relatively contemporary perspective (e.g. classical, jazz, world, etc.), and so the diverse societies that support different types of music are a relatively modern setup. Music societies typically known as guilds of ...
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Music And Social Impact

Music has long been deemed a social tool and since the dawn of mankind it has had an impact on our society. From communication to entertainment, from secret messaging to cozy backgrounds, music is everywhere, and has the power to build bridges between peoples. It is the single tool that can communicate across any border, ...
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Temperaments in Music

Ever since the dawn of time and the birth of the first ever instrument, a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute, we have tried to understand sound. From production to communication, and from aesthetics to physics, we have been fascinated for centuries by what we call music. Music can be produced in many ways, and also organized in ...
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Common Tempo Markings Used in Music

Ah, the age old question for any musician writing original music or interpreting existing music. What is tempo? Is tempo a feeling? Is it speed? Is it a consideration of how one measure links to the other? Or is it how much time we take in between phrases, and how much space we are able ...
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How Tempo is Used in Music

Ah, the age old question for any musician writing original music or interpreting existing music. What is tempo? Is tempo a feeling? Is it speed? Is it a consideration of how one measure links to the other? Or is it how much time we take in between phrases, and how much space we are able ...
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Networking in the Music Biz

Do you remember that first moment when you heard a tune that really made an impression on you? Or the first time you picked up your guitar, played the first note on the piano, or sung your first phrase? Those are beautiful moments that make us fall in love with music in the first place. ...
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5 Ways to Navigate Memory Slips

Ah, the memory slips. We don’t want them, we don’t like them, but somehow they creep up every now and then and make our presence on stage that much more awkward. Or even worse, they grow from simple bumps on the road to hills that we cannot conquer and we simply must skip the section ...
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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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