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5 Finger Warm-Ups
Start your practice session out right. My Music Olympiad provides a simple way to get your fingers and your brain moving. Focus on specific aspects of musicianship while working towards an Olympic style medal.
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Category Archives: Fun to Play Music
The quickest and easiest way to start composing is on the black keys. Create your own piece of music. All black keys are “right” notes, and each can precede or follow another. You do not need to write down the … Continue reading
Are you familiar with chord inversions? The concept of flipping a chord around into different positions is a fundamental concept in music theory. However, did you know that chord inversions are great ways to practice fingering in warm-ups, and also … Continue reading
One of my BIG pet peeves is that all our holidays seem to focus on candy! What would Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day, or even Christmas be without chocolate and candy? Add to that one of my other pet peeves – … Continue reading
Here is an unsolicited review of a very helpful music site. I recently was looking for some good sheet music for my students and I found http://www.makingmusicfun.net. This site not only has some fun arcade style games you can play, … Continue reading
It is always fun to have a few songs ready for Christmas or Halloween, or whatever! Here are some fun options from some of my favorite sites. Halloween: Play your normal pieces in minor! Or check out this one (early … Continue reading
Have some fun with these! 10. Play a slow, drowsy tune for about 16 bars and then pretend to lose your place. Its amazing that your awake and alert teacher can be so lost as well. 9. Sing along as … Continue reading