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10 Essential Fitness Exercises for Musicians


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Whether a singer or instrumentalist, as musicians we have a lot to consider: tone, breathing, timing, etc. With so much on our minds we can forget...

Improve Your Musical Rhythm with These Metronome Exercises


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One of the best ways to develop a stronger sense of rhythm and timing is by practicing basic clapping exercises with the metronome. All you need...

Creative Practice with the Metronome


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A few years ago I had the privilege of taking a lesson with jazz drumming legend Joe Morello.   Mr. Morello’s time feel and note placement were...

Why The Roman Numerals?


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You may have run across some sheet music or transcriptions that use Roman numerals instead of chord names. Even if you haven’t yet, you’ll be...

How to practice music


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No matter which instrument you are trying to master, there are some basic considerations you may want to keep in mind. RHYTHM In order to...

Minimal, Effective Guitar Practice


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At times it can be a struggle for a musician to fit daily practice in around friends, family and employment. An obvious truth is that the more...

The Importance of the Metronome to Guitar Players


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The metronome is a very important tool for all musicians, especially guitarists. Many guitarists are self-taught, more than most players of other...

Perseverance in Practice


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Perseverance in practice is absolutely, 100% fundamental. Persisting and moving past what you previously found difficult or impossible, is what lets...

Using Your Metronome Effectively Practice Tips and Techniques


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Nearly every music student has been told by their teacher to "Practice with a metronome."  Metronome practice is arguably the most effective way to...

Timing is everything…


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There are some of us in the guitar playing community who just enjoy a strum every now and again (who doesn’t?) and then others who like to put a...

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