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Backing Tracks: A Powerful Practice Tool

Backing Tracks: A Powerful Practice Tool

Learning to play a musical instrument is difficult. It requires time, dedication, and a lot of practice. To get the most out of each practice session, it’s wise to include a variety of exercises to challenge your musical intuition. One of the best...

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5 Reasons to Begin Adult Music Lessons

5 Reasons to Begin Adult Music Lessons

Learning to play a new musical instrument usually has the reputation of being a young person’s game. Just like learning a different language, learning to play an instrument is generally seen as something someone does during their formative...

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7 Ways Music Helps Parents and Children bond

7 Ways Music Helps Parents and Children bond

As we have discussed many times before, music has a special way of bringing people together—and that includes parents and children, of course! There’s something pure and magical about how music captures a child’s attention and connects...

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Indoor vs Outdoor Concerts: Pros & Cons

Indoor vs Outdoor Concerts: Pros & Cons

The summer concert season is nearly upon us! And with it come all sorts of opportunities! But this begs an interesting question: Are outdoor or indoor concerts better? The truth is that both come with their own charms and challenges. Join us as we...

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The Role of AI in Music Lessons

The Role of AI in Music Lessons

The moment generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools were made available for the general public to use, their impact was felt across industries. And music education is no different. Traditional teaching methods, while still tried and true, are...

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7 Benefits of Listening to Music for Older Adults

7 Benefits of Listening to Music for Older Adults

According to recent research at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University, “the brains of older adults feel a sense of reward when listening to music, even if it’s a song they don’t particularly like.” Sarah Faber,...

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Performance: Good for Music, Good For Life

Performance: Good for Music, Good For Life

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about the many benefits of a life of music. We’ve covered a lot of mental benefits of playing and more than a few physical benefits of playing. Moreover, we’ve even touched on a handful of...

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9 Reasons You Should Study Music Theory

9 Reasons You Should Study Music Theory

Learning to play music requires a lot of different lessons to get it right. However, music theory is one aspect of learning music that is sometimes overlooked. Some consider it too difficult, complicated, or unnecessary for the casual player. So,...

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The Science of Music & Sound

The Science of Music & Sound

The art of making music is arguably one of the oldest forms of creative work humanity has. It’s easy to imagine early humans clapping hands and banging rocks to a rudimentary rhythm as a friend in the neighbouring cave decorated their walls...

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10 Benefits of Music for Special Needs Kids

10 Benefits of Music for Special Needs Kids

Music is a vital element of every human society. As we’ve discussed over and over, music brings us together, helps us relax, and can even bring back both happy and melancholy memories in an instant. But more than that, music is a language...

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