Tag Archives: Arts

Inversions

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

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Using Media to Learn

Here’s a quick tip for a fun way to find new learning resources.  Spend some time on Pinterest!  There is a wealth of ideas out there on how to keep your study interesting. Try searching:  Piano lessons, piano apps, music … Continue reading

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Better than Flashcards

Okay, I found pretty much what I was looking for.  Better than flashcards is a FREE game you can download to your computer that will scroll notes across the screen for you to identify.  Like one of my students explained, … Continue reading

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Can Harry Potter Play Piano?

I don’t think so, but Jarrod Radnich can.  Here is an awesome performance of a popular song.  Watching a performance is a great way to get yourself in the mood to practice.  Or even to reward yourself for a good … Continue reading

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Jon Schmidt goes viral

We are lucky to have such a fun composer and performer somewhat locally.  Joh Schmidt is a favorite with many of my teen and older students.  Our local music store put together an awesome music video.  They did a brilliant … Continue reading

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Music Power – Strengths and Limits

One of the things that really influenced the way I look at music was my grandmother’s constant reading and study about the effects of music and the brain.  Some things they knew about how music affected us were proved correct … Continue reading

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Fun Site of the Day – Music Exploratorium

Have you ever wanted to visit a cool museum, but didn’t know where to find one?  Or didn’t have the time to drive clear across the country to visit the one you wanted?  Try a virtual museum.  There are a … Continue reading

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