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  • While most people play a musical instrument because they simply love making music, it’s worth pointing out that starting out at a young age has several positive side-effects on the brain. In other words, that starter kit that you got your kid for Christmas last year might yield some unexpected results in the long run!

  • Even if you’ve been drumming for a while, there’s a chance you’ve never thought about the way you hold your drumsticks. Since there are a few rules of thumb that can actually help you hone your skills, we’ve compiled a humble list of stick-based tips and tricks for you in this blog.

  • If you’ve already made it this far, then you’re probably already the proud owner of your very own cajon. You’ve seen or heard a cajon afficionado spitting beats and thought, “I can do that!” But now that you’re sitting astride your brand new percussion box, it’s already looking a little more complication than you first thought. Not to worry! Everyone starts somewhere, and since you’re here, this is where you’re going to start! In this friendly little blog, we’ll guide you through three awesome cajon beats that you can use as a foundation to expand your cajon-based skills. No theoretical knoweldge or the ability to read music required!

  • Violins are known for their beautiful and versatile sound, but they’re also complex instruments that require quite a bit of practice to master. Just like lessons, violins are often expensive, which is why a lot of people opt for a cheaper study model so they can find out if they like it enough to make a bigger financial investment once they have the basics down. For beginners and other dare-devils looking to step into the magical world of bow-string instruments, we hereby offer five useful violin tips.

  • Have you always wanted to learn to play the keyboard and are you finally ready to find out what you’d need to make a solid start? Awesome, because in this blog we’re going to give you a small list of the things you’ll need!

  • To make recordings on your computer, you need software. The natural thing to do would be to turn to a DAW, or digital audio workstation, which is used to produce music with the help of samples and virtual instruments. In the DAW universe, there are a lot of teams claiming they have the best software, and if you’ve never used one before, you might think they look quite complicated. To ease you in, I’ve written this blog that can help you find the perfect beginner DAW.

  • To end up as a drummer for a big band, you can’t escape beginning with a couple of basic rhythms. While the ones you’ll want to play are likely to depend on your stylistic preference, there are a few simple beginner drum rhythms that can be used in any style. In this blog, I’ll discuss four quintessential rhythms that offer endless experimentation and variation.

  • It makes sense to feel deeply impressed whenever you see and hear a musician play a complex piece of music reading it from a sheet of paper. A justifiable feeling on one hand, because it’s likely they have practiced and studied intensely to hone their skills. On the other hand, reading music actually isn’t all that difficult. No matter if you play piano, keyboard, guitar or drums, any instrument can be used to start with the basics, which include the commonly used C-major scale, also called the key of C. Don’t freak out now, it’s easier than you think!

  • Just like regular instruments, DJ gear is increasingly available in a purpose-built version for kids. From mixers and controllers to complete sets, young’uns have more and more to choose from every day. So what are the perfect introductory bits of DJ kit? In this blog, I’m going to tell you what your pride and joy needs to take their first steps into the world of DJing!

  • As a well seasoned online guitar teacher, Guest-blogger, Michel Penterman often gets asked the question: “Do I have to learn to read music to start playing the guitar, or can I use guitar tablature, or just learn all the chords?” In this blog, Michel sums up the pros and cons of each approach and offers a nice, simple conclusion!

  • Perhaps you’ve never played a musical instrument before or perhaps the uke will be your first instrument with strings. In either case, you might be wondering whether it’s difficult to learn to play the ukulele or not. The short answer is no, but, like most things in life, to get good you’ll need to practise. Go through the steps in this blog and you’ll be playing the ukulele in no time!

  • A keyboard and a digital piano look very similar to one another. This can make it confusing when you’re trying to decide which one to buy and you’re not really sure what the differences between them are. Read this blog and you’ll have all the information you need to make the right decision.

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