Scale Fingering for Piano

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Introduction Scales and scale fingering can seem daunting to students starting out on the piano. But if we take a broad look at all piano scales, we discover that all scale fingering falls into one of only three patterns. Once …

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How to write a tie in music (music notation)

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Introduction This article assumes that you are already familiar with what a tie is and its function in music. The focus here will be to highlight the rules surrounding the correct way to write ties in music notation. This might …

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Easy Czerny Etudes (piano)

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Introduction Carl Czerny was an Austrian pianist, teacher, and composer of Czech origin who lived from 1791 to 1857. Over his lifetime, he wrote many works for the piano (over a 1000) and many of these are widely used today …

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The 3 Easiest Mozart Sonatas (piano)

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Introduction Let’s begin with a disclaimer – there is no such thing as an easy Mozart sonata (or even an easy sonata for that matter, which are by their nature complex, multi-movement works). That being said, it doesn’t mean that …

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What is a pickup measure in music (and how it works)

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Introduction If you’ve ever read sheet music, you’ve undoubtedly come across a pickup measure (aka anacrusis/upbeat/incomplete measure). And while you may have a general idea of what these are all about, perhaps you still have some unanswered questions about them …

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The 3 Easiest Chopin Waltzes (piano)

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Introduction Although Chopin is known to have written a total of about 20 waltzes, most of them require a pre-advanced to advanced mastery of the piano to be able to perform comfortably. Luckily, there are 3 that are easier than …

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An Illustrated Guide to Child Guitar Sizes

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Introduction If your child is about to start guitar lessons, you might wonder what the right guitar size for them is, given all the available options. This guide is designed to help you answer this question, with lots of other …

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Online vs. In-Person Music Lessons

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Introduction Like it or not, online learning is the new reality for millions of people around the world – and it’s here to stay! Music lessons have certainly not escaped this new trend, but the question many music teachers, students, …

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