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The 3 Keys to Benefitting from Composing & Improvising, Part 2: The What

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Mark Meritt on

  Creating your own original music is one of the most beneficial aspects of studying an instrument and being a musician. In Part 1, I talked about two of the three keys to reaping those benefits. First was understanding why…

Recording Yourself, Part Three – How To Record Yourself

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Credit: http://www.intuneaudio.ca/ In the last two articles, we talked about the benefits of recording yourself and what to listen for when reviewing your recorded efforts. In this installment, we’ll discuss some practicalities of making recordings. Even if you’re simply making…

Pride of Place – Songs We Share for National Celebrations

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Elizabeth Gaikwad on

Credit: college.usatoday.com We hope all our Teachers and Students in the United States are enjoying 4th of July celebrations. But why not spread the national pride further afield? We enlisted the help of the wonderful Elizabeth Gaikwad to create some simple…

Recording Yourself, Part Two – What to Listen For

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Credit: http://sepeusz.blogspot.com.au/   In the first instalment of this series, we talked about the value and benefits of recording yourself.  It’s amazing what you’ll notice about your playing when you listen back to it without the distraction of having to…

The 3 Keys to Benefitting from Composing & Improvising, Part 1: The Why & How

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Mark Meritt on

Credit: Fabrizio Paterlini – The Art of the Piano Creating your own original music is one of the most beneficial aspects of studying an instrument and being a musician, even if you’re not especially interested in becoming a composer or…