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How to learn piano chord progression (with chart to print out)

By Colin Forrester There are many piano methods, especially online piano guides start you off learning chords straight away. In my opinion, this is not the correct way to learn the piano. You should learn the value of notes, rhythm, musical terms, posture, and everything else that has been previously […]

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How to maintain good health & fitness as a musician

Watch your posture    If you are learning/play a musical instrument, take note, your body is sacred. This is because the act requires certain physical movements as well as a level of endurance, strength and flexibility, especially in practice where repetition is the norm. At the core of any good […]

The Benefits of Music Instruction in Schools

     Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  By Marcela De Vivo Art and music are usually the first programs to be cut from the school budget. Considered to not be an integral part of learning skills and information that would be useful in the future (on the job, out in […]

9 top tips for performing well in music exams

The word “exam” strikes fear in the hearts of many. Of course it doesn’t have to be that way if you approach it with the right attitude. 1. Prepare as well as you can so that whatever the result, you can truly say you did your very best. Sometimes not […]

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9 top tips for performing well in music exams

The word “exam” strikes fear in the hearts of many. Of course it doesn’t have to be that way if you approach it with the right attitude. 1. Prepare as well as you can so that whatever the result, you can truly say you did your very best. Sometimes not […]

Music improvisation tips for teachers and pupils

One of the most important aspects in teaching improvisation is to create a situation where the pupil feels safe from negativity. They have to feel that errors are part of the learning process. This in turn, will build confidence and trust – the most important aspect in a teacher-pupil relationship. […]

List of musical dynamics, articulations and their meanings

Dynamics and articulation are about how each note is played. Without incorporating these into your playing, music will sound ‘one-dimensional’. Below is a list of what you must know to take your performances to the next level. Dynamics Dynamics are indicators of the relative intensity or volume of a musical […]