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A little over a year ago I started practicing the harp – an instrument that I had never touched before receiving a kit to build one for Christmas of 2018. By April of 2019 I had finished putting it together, installed the strings, and started working in a curriculum series. In late July of 2019 I bought a book of “easy” Christmas songs with the intention of playing a selection...

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Many times the topic of improvisation comes to mind in music, but it's usually tied to genres like Jazz and Rock, however, improvisation happened long before these two were even a genre. Musicians like Beethoven and Mozart would sometimes improvise and impress the audience with an unexpected yet natural turn in the performance. John Mortensen's Thoughts John Mortensen, author of "The Pianist's Guide to Historic Improvisation" ...

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The world of today has a big problem, which consists in blurring the line between a person's work as an artist and their personal lives, which in turn begs the question, do we judge artists by their deeds and who they are as a person or their work. Sometimes even actors suffer the consecuences of actions that are not their own, but characters they portrayed, which...

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There comes a point in the journey of a musician when it's not just about playing with an instrument and learning, there is a lot of trial and error, boring parts, persistence, necessary rest and a few more battles which sometimes can take a toll on creativity and the natural flow of composition and music making. This burn-out can come in many forms but the most...

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Every instrument gives us a chance to make unique music, and it's in the hands of the aspiring musician to sort of lean towards a personality or identity behind it. In this case we'll be going over some tips and thoughts surrounding the guitar. As any other instrument, frst you have to learn the basics, this means getting used to pressing down the strings correctly, then...

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