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Why Your Child Should Start Learning an Instrument

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

There may be a reason why musos think they have it all. Studies show that adults with some childhood musical experience perform better on selected cognitive tests than adults who had never studied music, and this advantage seems to become more prominent as we age.


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5 Steps to Creating a Cool Music Video on a Tight Budget

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Creating good music videos is not an easy thing to do. Making videos on a low budget is even more difficult. One thing remains, no matter how big your budget is – the process of making music videos is always the same. When starting to work in this field, a person needs to learn to get the most out of the ...

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A Beginner's Guide to Becoming an Online Album Reviewer

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I’d like to thank Thomas J. West for sharing this information with his great readers. His blog is a great resource within the industry and there are a lot of great resources such as this piece on finding a music career for your personality type...

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5 Epic Guitar Riffs Explained

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)


The following is a guest article featuring a hands-on approach to performing popular rock guitar material.

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How To Keep Yourself Motivated When Starting To Learn To Play A Musical Instrument

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The following is a guest article by Kevin Maddox on behalf of Mann's Music, with some tips for music practice, a popular category of my blog.

When you first start playing an instrument, it can be hard to maintain your motivation; you may find that you’re just not moving forward as quickly as you mi...

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How Music Helps Us To Reduce Stress

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The following is a guest article written by freelance music journalist Liza Patrick, whose work can be found on Tickets Move ( and many other premium music blogs across the english-speaking world.

Music is always around us in one form or the other. No matter we visit the restaurants, shopping malls, cafés, offices, parties and weddings, we can never e...

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The Power Of Music

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The following is a guest article.

Like so many children, I rebelled when it came to taking music lessons. I would not practice no matter how insistent my parents were. Like so many adults, I have lived to regret it. I did become a ballet dancer, which is closely related to the love of music, but I wish I had learned to play an instrument.

This is why I am overjoyed t...

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Sing Your Heart Out - 5 Ways To Have A Different Kind Of School Tour Experience

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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Editor's note: This is a guest article featuring some interesting alternatives for teachers and paren...

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Best Online Tools for Musicians

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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The following article is a guest post from Elaine Hirsch, who has contributed to on several previous occasions.

New software and the rise of the Internet have made it easier than ever for artists to earn money with their music while gaining an audience and improving their sound. There are many online tools now available to music...

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How to Use Google+ Hangouts to Teach Music

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)

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The following is an article written by guest author Elaine Hirsch.

Online social networking platform Google+ is catching the attention of educators thanks to highly intuitive features like Circles, Sparks, and Hangouts. Stanford University researchers have considered creating Circles for their master'sdegree progr...

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