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Music Lesson Gifts for Christmas

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Music Lesson Gifts for Christmas

With music instruments given for Christmas the supporting group needs to think about music lessons. This article covers what we consider some of the best options for getting your new musician off to the right start learning music for the long term satisfaction. We suggest giving these lessons as additional gifts or follow up gifts. Music Lessons as Christmas Gifts Finding a mentor and teacher can be a bit of a trail as you begin your search, it's often hard to understand that your intent here...

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Need To Learn Music Quickly

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Need To Learn Music Quickly

I recently had an email exchange with a student and they were in a real pickle to learn so much music in such a short period of time to be able to participate in a school band. He wanted to know how they could possibility achieve such a goal with the music course we offered. To help you them out, I offered some suggestions. The full course is offered as a full onetime download (fundamentals music course) and covers what he was looking to learn and more. Scales and Modes We talked about scales...

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Names of Music Notes

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Names of Music Notes

The names of music notes will be one of the first things that those new to music begin to question. Stating the notes as letters from A to G is easy and straight forward. There you have it you’ve learned music note names by understanding that they are given the names of the first seven letters of the English alphabet. Names of Music Notes but No Symbolic System Here’s the problem, you haven’t related them to a symbolic system yet. That’s really what the underlining question is about, not the...

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Music Learning Process to Get to Performance

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Music Learning Process to Get to Performance

The Music Learning Process is explained in a 3 or 4 step process. In a simple 3 step, that process is learn it, work it, own it, which is reviewed in the music learning methods summary. In a 4 step process there is an ability to further subdivide the own it concept. A New Music Learning Process? I just attended my daughter’s concert where she is so privileged to study with my original mentor and teacher.  The music study still progresses along the same steps for music theory as outlined in our...

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Learn Music Note Symbols

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What does it take to learn music note symbols? In its simplest form all it takes is an open mind and a willingness to follow an easy structure of instruction. The music note symbol is nothing more than a way to communicate information about tone and time.  Therefore music is a language and the notes are the alphabet to convey the words of the language. Notes combine in sequences to form scales and chords, and in the music language these are building blocks for the words. Why It’s Hard To...

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