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Going the Distance: Intro to Intervals

To confidently identify intervals, you’ll first need to master your understanding whole-steps and half-steps—also known as tones and semi-tones. A half-step (semi-tone) is two different notes with the smallest possible distance between them—for example, B up to C, or E down to Eb. Think of two frets right next to each other on a guitar, or two keys (including the black keys) right next to each other on the piano. A whole-step (tone) is made up of two half-steps—for example, B up to C#, or E down to D…

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences

Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales — Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals Complete Book of Scales Chords Arpeggios and Cadences by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick Lethco offers scale, chord, arpeggio, and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. […]

Gideon Waxman’s Ultimate Guide to Buying Cymbals

Cymbals play an integral part of a drummer’s set up, and they are a significant investment. With a cymbal purchase, you will have to be completely confident that sound is right for you and your music. They cannot be altered or tuned in the way that drums can. So it’s imperative to invest in cymbals that will compliment the styles of music you play! In this guide I aim to provide as much information as I can about cymbals to help educate you on how to choose the perfect cymbals that are right for you, and what you need to consider when looking to invest in new cymbals.

How to Practice Like a Pro

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 […]

Uke Can Do It! New book teaches kids how to play the ukulele

Popular YouTube sensation and award-winning children’s songwriter Emily Arrow has released a new book: Kid’s Guide to Learning the Ukulele: 24 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids. In this book, children will learn the fundamentals of the ukulele and practice 24 songs, games, and activities with Emily’s expert guidance. Learn how to hold, tune, […]

Money Beats with Rich Redmond

Even if you’ve never heard of the term, you know what it is. “Money beats” are the basic drumbeats that keep us grooving in pop, rock, country, dance hit after hit after hit. Rich Redmond is a guy who knows  thing or to about hits, because he’s been the drummer on 26 #1 hits. He knows the thing or two abut money beats, too. After all, he’s been the drummer on 26 #1 hits…..