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The Secret Life of a Pianist – Part 1: Hidden Challenges


BY: PIANO

Words by ROBERT THIES     PIANO

The other day, a musician-friend of mine was praising on Facebook a recent performance by Yo-Yo Ma....

Creative Practice with the Metronome


BY: DRUMS

Words by CHARLES OSTLE     DRUMS

A few years ago I had the privilege of taking a lesson with jazz drumming legend Joe Morello. ...

Metronome Online's Favorite Music


BY: LIVE MUSIC

Words by ZACHARY R. HILL     LIVE MUSIC

If you have been fans of our site for a while you’ve probably noticed that we’ve made some...

Improve Your Musical Rhythm with These Metronome...


Words by     METRONOME & TIMING

One of the best ways to develop a stronger sense of rhythm and timing is by practicing basic...

Is Opera for Everyone?


Words by     LIVE MUSIC

The answer to the titular question is, of course, no.  There are some people – possibly even a...

Why The Roman Numerals?


Words by     PRACTICE TIPS

You may have run across some sheet music or transcriptions that use Roman numerals instead of chord...

The “sonority” of Andrés Segovia's Sound


Words by     GUITAR

The “sonority” of Andrés Segovia's sound so often commented on is in part caused by his use of...

How to practice music


Words by     METRONOME & TIMING

No matter which instrument you are trying to master, there are some basic considerations you may...

Minor Pentatonic Scale Phrasing Lesson #1


Words by     GUITAR

This week we are going to learn a simple device to help you build coherent phrases with the...

Minimal, Effective Guitar Practice


Words by     GUITAR

At times it can be a struggle for a musician to fit daily practice in around friends, family and...

The Importance of the Metronome to Guitar...


Words by     GUITAR

The metronome is a very important tool for all musicians, especially guitarists. Many guitarists...

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