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By Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music This is the time of year where college bound students are getting ready for college auditions. Students not far behind them are making the decision to peruse music or not. Something I try to do with all my students making these decisions is to be as realistic as possible with them. Too often I find that most students have...

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One of the toughest way to sing is to learn how to sing Opera, the strength and passion that the voice manages to have is almost unbelievable. There are specific ways to train the voice and be able to sing with such powerful sound. However one of the most important things to understand about opera singers is that they don't use microphones, so the way that...

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There are many new young musicians this time of year, probably because their parents got their children a new guitar, they are filled with excitement and wish to be the best right away, if you know someone, or have children that are desperate to be profesional musicians this tips are for you. Fingers on Strings It may be a siple thing, but in the beginning, no one...

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Being a virtuoso has a lot to do with something that is near magical, sometimes some techniques and compositions come from a place that can hardly be copied, that's why is so easy to know when someone is being replaced in a band, someone that really made it shine, and the new person filling the spot feels like an imitation. There are two interesting subjects that...

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When everyone thinks of Christmas, there is a song that always starts in their heads, a song that has been adapted worldwide and has become part of the Christmas spirit, this is "Jingle Bells". It's interesting to think that this composition has been able to stay alive for so many years, every year it comes as if it's tradition in the whole world to sing or...

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