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New Instruments, New Pedagogical Technique and Other Advances in Music


Two steps to take if you want to explore your interest in music while a pandemic is occurring

If a pandemic is occurring, then you probably have plenty of free time on your hands. If you'd like to use this extra time to explore your interest in music, here are the steps you can take to do this. Use an instrument rental service If you suspect you might enjoy playing certain instruments, but you don't know for sure, because you've never had a chance to try them out, then you should hire them from an instrument rental business rather than just buying these instruments straight off the bat. Read More 

Learning Guitar: Ways to Improve Your Playing

If you're looking to take your guitar playing to the next level, you've come to the right place. This article will detail the steps you need to take to develop your skills. Read on to find out more. Record your playing It has never been easier to record yourself playing your instrument. Most mobile phones now have some form of recording app built into them. Many operating systems also have in-built recording software. Read More 

Weighing the Benefits of Weighted Keys on Your Keyboard

Although most modern keyboards come with spring-loaded keys, which means that they will return to their usual horizontal position after you have released pressure from them, a typical digital piano will have weighted keys instead. If you are a novice who is just starting out with keyboard playing, then either system will be suitable. However, as you progress, you may find it preferable to opt for one or the other. Which approach is best for you and what are the pros and cons of choosing a keyboard with weighted keys? Read More 

Choosing a guitar for your child to start learning music

If your child is to start learning guitar, one of the first things to consider is choosing an instrument so that your child can keep up with their home practice. Here are some questions to consider as you decide the best option. Choosing the right size Children can start on a quarter-size guitar if they start as a very young, pre-school aged child. The half-sized guitars are often suited children in the first few years of school, after which students move to a three-quarter sized guitar before finally taking on a full size guitar. Read More 

How to Take Care of Your Saxophone

You may be wondering how to take care of your new saxophone so that it lasts for a very long time. This article discusses some tips that you can use to ensure that your precious instrument keeps performing reliably for the longest time possible. Know When to Eat Never eat any food or sugary substance such as sweets or take fizzy drinks just before you play your saxophone. You should also avoid consuming any food or sugary drink as you play the instrument. Read More 

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New Instruments, New Pedagogical Technique and Other Advances in Music

Humans have been making music for as long as they have existed. In fact, you could easily argue that humans (just as many other animals do) made music before they even evolved into being humans. However, although it is older than ancient, music keeps evolving and changing. Humans are always driven to make new sounds in new ways. Hi, my name is Caitlyn, and I love music. I also love to see what's new and interesting. To help me organise my thoughts, I decided to create a blog. In this space, I am going to post news, facts and ideas relating to a range of musical concepts with a focus on the new and exciting.

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Two steps to take if you want to explore your interest in music while a pandemic is occurring
6 May 2020

If a pandemic is occurring, then you probably have

Learning Guitar: Ways to Improve Your Playing
27 March 2020

If you're looking to take your guitar playing to t

Weighing the Benefits of Weighted Keys on Your Keyboard
17 April 2019

Although most modern keyboards come with spring-lo

Choosing a guitar for your child to start learning music
29 September 2015

If your child is to start learning guitar, one of

How to Take Care of Your Saxophone
10 June 2015

You may be wondering how to take care of your new