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).
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How to Read Music
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. […]
Multi-Purpose Beginning Band Tool
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 […]
Gator Releases Instrument Face Masks, Bell Covers for School Band and Music Programs
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 […]
Music Publisher Releases Inaugural Jazz Ensemble Music for Educators and Students
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 […]
Hal Leonard Helps Music Teachers Navigate the Distance Learning Landscape
All teachers that have been thrown into the uncharted territory of trying to teach young students from home have challenges, but music teachers may have even more challenges than most. A choir depends on multiple voices. A band requires lots of players, all with instruments that may or may not be home with the students. […]
Tips to Make Music Lessons More Effective for Kids
Music lessons for kids don’t have to be so drab. There are plenty of enjoyable training methods that can help your kids understand music better and appreciate it too.
Learn the Circle of Fourths
The January/February 2015 issue of Making Music revealed the magic of the circle of fifths—a visual way to learn the sharps and flats in each key signature, as well as the relationships between different keys. The circle of fifths is created by arranging pitches in intervals of ascending fifths, in a clock-like pattern. However, some […]
The 9 Practice Personalities – See Which One You Are
Making Music is here to break down the most common personalities for people when it comes to practicing. So what are you waiting for, check out the list below of the 9 practice personalities and see which one you fall under.
Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio: Affordable Home Recording Studio Software
The Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio is a cost-effective way to get started creating and recording your music