The difference between tied notes and slurred notes in music can cause confusion—which is not surprising, since they are both noted the exact same way! Both slurs and ties are indicated with arc-shaped lines placed either above a grouping of notes (if the notes’ stems are pointing down) or below a grouping of notes (if the stems are pointing up).
The holiday season is a time for numerous music events, late nights, and celebrations. Here are 9 tips to avoid a hoarse voice during the holidays:
This 100% reproducible collection of Music Soduko for Kids has 64 Sudoku puzzles (18 four-square, 20 easy six-square and 28 medium six-square) and offers students a fun gateway into music learning. The symbols and characters used are drawn from a variety of music subject areas such as notes and dynamics, to letters representing instruments, composers […]
Music notation is a language that has been developing for thousands of years; even the manner in which we read music today has been around for several centuries. In learning to read music, we encounter basic symbols for pitch, duration, and timing. As we advance, we learn about dynamics, expression, timbre, and even special effects. […]
“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception. … I see my life in terms of music.” —Albert Einstein Einstein considered playing […]
RS Berkeley’s Tri All is a new multiple purpose hygienic trial/training tool for beginning band students. Designed in the USA for individual use, the Tri All is one device that can be used to teach flute, trumpet, trombone/baritone, and clarinet/saxophone. The Tri All is made from non-toxic materials, includes individually wrapped/sealed reed, and promotes good […]
If you want to get into playing the piano, it’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of how the instrument works. Before you even sit down at the piano bench, or sign up for lessons, educating yourself about the instrument gives you a base to start from, and may even help you decide if it’s the right choice of instrument for you.
In its commitment to help school band and music programs continue while adhering to health and safety standards, Gator is now offering instrument and face cover solutions that follow recommendations from the NFHS (National Federation of State High Schools) study. Gator’s product designs incorporated the study findings and insights. Gator’s new double-layered wind instrument face […]
Excelcia Music Publishing recently launched its first Jazz Ensemble music release with 15 new and inspiring tunes from well-known composers as well as talented newcomers. Recognizing these unusual times, the release comes with the publisher’s state-of-the art digital catalog which provides unprecedented assistance to educators to listen, plan and select new jazz ensemble music, including features […]
Efficient and organized practicing is a determining factor in a musician’s overall technical and musical progress on the instrument. Although this article mainly focuses on proper practicing techniques for string performers in classical music, any instrumentalist performing in diverse musical genres can also take advantage of this general practicing approach. Everyone has heard of the […]