Making Music in the Desert: Rancho de la Luna

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Musicians are always looking for new ways to make and record music not only because it’s more fun, but because it allows new ideas to flow more easily. It’s no secret that when an artist or an academic or any person that creates things from nothing, they take a break or a walk, something to… Read more »

Music Through History: Civilization VI Soundtrack

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Sid Meier’s Civilization series is a videogame that serves as a history teacher and strategy simulator, this requires a big a mount of research from the developers in order to deliver the most precise records from the most important events in human history, from the prehistoric age to modern times. In Civilization VI one of… Read more »

Tomorrow’s World

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These days have been a test of emotional endurance for everyone, these are times when most people feel trapped and there is no way out, but we also have to make a stand and look towards a better tomorrow, and while we are in lockdown, we need to find ways to feel free, rather than… Read more »

Music Influence On Babies

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It is commonly known that babies tend to react positively to music in many ways, and sometimes it’s a way to make them relax and fall asleep as well as have some fun, however there are other lasting benefits that might interest some parents, uncles or any person who has an important little family member…. Read more »

Technology Tips for Virtual Lessons: Improve Your Online Lessons Experience

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by Robert Fisher, Catoctin School of Music With many music studios either launching or transitioning their students to online lessons full-time during this unprecedented pandemic, it has been a season of ingenuity and adaptability under pressure for music teachers. Most instructors have faced the new reality of embracing virtual lessons, through services such as Zoom,… Read more »

The Consequences Of Forcing Kids Into Music

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It goes without saying that children often need to be encouraged to discover the world and learn new things, this sometimes means that parents and teachers may feel in the need of forcing them to do things they don’t want to do in order for them to learn valuable lessons, but when is this the… Read more »

What is Sound

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As musicians, our most valuable sense is hearing, and while almost every human listens to the world in many ways, musicians understand sound better than anyone. This does not only affect how good musicians are at listening to music, it helps learning new languages and distinguishing certain sounds from one another, as an expert chef… Read more »

Music On The Road

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There is a special kind of feeling when it comes to listening to your favourite music while driving on your car, in a bus or any form of traveling from one point to another, music on the road gives a sense of determination , nostalgia and it cranks inspiration to a maximum level. This is… Read more »

History of The Piano

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One of the most complete instruments is the piano, this means that even by itself, it produces a full sound filled with bright tones and a great bass due to its incredible range. It also feels very good to play, which goes beyond just sound. Pianist John Cage talked about hs works in 1930s with… Read more »

Coping with Performance Anxiety

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by Jamey Mann, The Catoctin School of Music Performance anxiety is something that all performers, students, and teachers will have to deal with at some point. For many people anxiety is manageable and a normal part of performance. However, for others performance anxiety is near crippling and may keep a musician from reaching their full… Read more »