Tag Archives: Music lesson

Posture

  As we’ve started working on our warm-ups, one of the first areas of focus is our posture.  Here are some of the tips we are working on.  Please feel free to add your favorite posture tips in the comment … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Practicing Tips – Top 10

Top 10 Practice Tips Before you practice, drink a glass of water and run around the block. Set a regular time and use it – don’t “cram.” Associate your practice time with something: ie. after breakfast, right before bed, at … Continue reading

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Be a Music Advocate

You probably already know that music is important to our society.  What we often struggle with is knowing what to do about it.  One great resource is the MENC website.  They have a lot of information about what is going … Continue reading

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Nine Blind Mice

Looking for a piece with universal appeal?   Try this one out.  We actually had a visitor to our home notice this on the piano and sit down and want to learn it.  After about 15 minutes of being totally absorbed … Continue reading

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