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Two guitars, a saxophone and a violin.

Picking Up a Second Musical Instrument

by Phil Barrow June 26, 2017 Helpful Tips

Picking up a second musical instrument is easier than you think. And there are so many benefits of knowing how

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A male guitar teacher encourages his young female student to practice.

How to Encourage Practice, Even on Sunny Days

by Phil Barrow May 29, 2017 Helpful Tips, Practice

Like most skills, learning a new instrument doesn’t just happen overnight. Learning a new skill such as strumming a guitar

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A young boy plays on his electric drum kit.

Choosing the Right Instrument for You

by Phil Barrow April 24, 2017 Getting Started, Helpful Tips, Music

Do you dream of being able to play a musical instrument, but not quite sure of what to choose? Picking

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A pianist performs an upbeat pop song on his electric keyboard.

Make Music Fun by Learning Pop Songs

by Phil Barrow April 10, 2017 Helpful Tips

Pop is one of the world’s most beloved styles of music. With high energy, upbeat vibes and a full range

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A young girl anxiously looks through a curtain.

Getting Over Stage Fright

by Phil Barrow February 20, 2017 Helpful Tips, Motivation

No matter your age, stage fright is something that so many of us experience. Shaky legs, sweaty palms – whether

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Closeup of a bassist playing his bass guitar.

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Hands

by Phil Barrow January 23, 2017 Helpful Tips

There’s nothing quite as painful (both literally and figuratively) as not being able to jam out on an instrument until

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A young asian girl performing on her violin at a music recital.

How to Prepare for Your First Recital

by Phil Barrow January 06, 2017 Helpful Tips, Motivation

An upcoming recital can bring out a lot of emotions in a person, especially if it’s your first recital. You

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Birds on power lines artistically representing musical notation.

How to Read Guitar Tabs

by Phil Barrow December 08, 2016 Guitar, Helpful Tips, How To

So you want to learn the guitar. You search the web for the intro to “Smoke on the Water” and

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A young girl practices a piece on her acoustic guitar.

What is a Good Age to Start Lessons?

by Phil Barrow November 10, 2016 Getting Started, Helpful Tips, Lessons

Music is the universal language that can reach beyond just about any barrier, including age. Learning to create beautiful sounds

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A closeup shot of piano keys and wood.

How to Take Care of Your Piano

by Phil Barrow September 09, 2015 Helpful Tips, Piano

Whether you’re an accomplished pianist or a promising student that has decided to take the plunge and purchase your first

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