The Gift of Practice as Self-Care

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Give Yourself the Gift of Regularly Scheduled Practice Time by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music Self-care awareness is currently at an all-time high. It seems like every other article floating across my dashboard pertains to developing strategies to give your mind a rest, to practice personal-care rituals geared toward stress relief, or to… Read more »

The Blues, Sounds of America

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Blues is one of the most established genres that music has to offer, and it has influenced countless legends of music in Rock, Jazz and many other genres. The truth is, that every genre has to come from somewhere, for blues, it came from North America, and it was black music to the core. It… Read more »

Tips for Starting Artists/Bands

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Usually the hardest part in any creative process is the beginning, from where? How? And sometimes it turns into a monster big enough to discourage someone that used to have great hopes. In music, there are many similar questions, like what type of genre is my genre? Should I be alone or in a band?… Read more »

The Dark Side Of The Music Industry

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People that embrace music as an essential part of their lives, that is, as their job, end up in uncomfortable places that may make them think differently about something they used to love. This is not strange or new, and it happens with every form of art that gets involved with marketing, sales, and large… Read more »

Music Stores: More Than a Business

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When you go to a music store, there is a feeling of endless posibilities and as if you are were you belong as a musician. Of course it also depends on which store you find yourself in, but in many cases, it’s not just about selling products, it’s more about a community, where musicians can… Read more »

Educating Children’s Dreams

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It’s very well known that young children many times have big dreams, including becoming great successful musicians like their idols, and as teachers, the idea has to be always to get them closer to the dream as long as it’s alive, because sometimes, their goals change. Still that is their choice, to decide whether or… Read more »

Building a Violin

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Musical instruments go through different process of constructions, whether it is because of the nature of the instrument itself or the particular process of wood instruments like violins, guitars and more, in which the manufacturer does the work, this involves different types of wood and processes Violin Builder Terry Borman, a professional luthier shared his… Read more »

RetroWave: 80s in the XXI Century

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There is a lot of going back to the 80s happening since around 2010, and music has made sure to make the most of it. There has been shows such as Stranger Things, movies like Blade Runner 2049 and well known artist like The Weeknd that began using sounds from synths very 80s like. There… Read more »

Music History: Japan

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Despite all the connections and relationships between different cultures, there is still a big difference between the east and the west mostly between Western culture and Asian culture. While music is a place to share a universal language, there are many interesting differences in the way music developed since many centuries ago. According to britannica.com… Read more »