Monthly Archives: January 2016

What Is The Best Way To Learn The Guitar? Navigating A Sea Of Options!

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments that people want to learn. I hear people ask “What is the best way to learn the guitar?” all the time. It  would be pretty simple if there was a quick answer to this question and we could all learn to play the guitar the same way. Unfortunately this is not the case. The method we choose depends on a variety of factors.

In todays post I would like to discuss the various options available to those who have decided to pick up the guitar. If you have read previous posts of mine you will know that I believe we are never too old to learn to play an instrument and the guitar is no different. However, our age may affect our motive or the reason we want to learn to play an instrument. For the guitar this may also affect the route you take in order to become a proficient guitar player.

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The Most Popular Instruments Used In Jazz Music

There is a variety of instruments used in jazz music but there are several instruments that remain the most popular choice for jazz musicians and composers. Many people like to choose their instrument based on the type of music they like to play. If you like jazz and is looking to pick up an instrument continue reading to discover which instruments are best suited or most popular in the world of jazz.

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Choosing Music Lessons For Kids: The Do’s and Don’ts!




Choosing music lessons for kids can be an exciting and sometimes daunting task. Many parents want to get their children involved in music, especially if they have read the numerous articles that discuss the importance of music for children. Unfortunately it is not as simple as it may seem. If the wrong decision is made then it is quite possible that money will be wasted in the long run.

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Trumpet Cleaning Tips! Easily Keep Your Trumpet In Tip Top Shape

As a long time trumpet player I have searched the internet thousands of times  in search of  trumpet cleaning tips. Every musician or instructor will have there own opinions and ideas regarding how one should go about such a task. However, most will agree that cleaning your trumpet is one of the most important things you should do to give it a long and productive life of creating music. Over the years I have used this research to come up with my own method of cleaning my instrument. Cleaning your trumpet will not only prolong its life but also keep it looking shinny and smelling pretty.

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What Is A Music Ensemble? Endless Possibilities Explored

What is a music ensemble
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What is a music ensemble is a question that many people new to music may ask at one time or another. When I left high school and entered university as a young music student I was unaware of the variety of musical groups that could be created. I knew of the common groups of instruments and the sound that they created but never realized that there was such a variety of possibilities. I was quickly introduced to the endless possibilities and opportunities that were available to me as an instrumentalist. I became aware that I could play my instrument in ensembles that had a variety of sizes and genres. I was no longer confined to the concert band that I knew as a young high school musician. 

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