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Using iPad apps to learn Piano

Does anyone use the iPad or other computer software to help them learn to play the piano?

I asked this question at my tumblr blog – which I have just to have a presence on tumblr. 31 more words


The Theory of Music-Part I: Major Scales and Interval Training


There are a lot of resources out there for learning how to make music, but many of them focus purely on music theory, which is fine, but some folks don’t understand it. 2,148 more words


Why Summer is a Great Time for Lessons

There are quite a few reasons for taking lessons in the summer, none the least of which is the fact that the weather is better. Having taught students with a wide variety of ages for a few decades now, it seems that most school-age kids tend to take the summer off from lessons. 209 more words

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The Well Rounded Musician

A guest post by Pamela Rose

Much is said about nurturing the “well rounded musician”. Examining boards, conservatoires and teachers aspire to nurturing them. What is one exactly? 1,132 more words

Adding colour to the diminished scale

It is easy to slip into the idea, from studying harmony textbooks, that the only way to form scale-tone chords is to make stacks starting upward from each note, skipping every other note. 427 more words

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