Vocal Music Theory

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Applying Music Theory with Your Voice Using your voice as a musical instrument is just as challenging as playing one.  It’s not only that every instrument has to deal with the laws of music theory so does your voice. So if you sing and may want to compose songs, you should know the music theory associated with rhythm, notes, key signatures, scales, harmony, and the rest. Your Voice and Applying Music Theory  One of the musical concerns...

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Piano Instruction

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Techniques and Methods for Playing Piano Playing Instruction The piano is a fickle instrument which can sing with great pleasure or be harsh on the ears.  The section of the web site will be dedicated to bring you specific instruction and techniques related to playing the piano. Hopefully the instruction you find in the future pages of this section will provide you with the insight and knowledge to pursue mastery of the piano.  Scale Fingerings...

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Wind Instruments

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Applying Music Theory to Your Wind Instrument Whether you play the trumpet, clarinet – like my daughter, French horn, flute, or piccolo, they all have one thing in common.  It’s that every instrument has to deal with in the laws of music theory. So no matter what you play you should know rhythm, notes, key signatures, scales, harmony, and the rest. Applying music theory to your wind instrument is viewed by some as less effort than...

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Other Music Resources

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Mostly Free Resources An accumulation of recommended resources of products and services we have found which will enhance your music learning and playing experience and a few more things. We’ve included web sites, musicians, courses, software, providers of information and will add various other categories of products. The list provided here is what we believe at the Music Learning Workshop will be of value to you in either your music...

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Recommended Resources

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Links And Product Reviews An accumulation of recommended resources of products and services we have found which will enhance your music learning and playing experience and a few more things. We’ve included web sites, musicians, courses, software, providers of information, and will add various other categories of products. The list provided here is what we believe at the Music Learning Workshop will be of value to you in either your music...

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Guitar Styles

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by Alex Cortes Editor, Guitar Theory in Depth There are more guitar styles in today’s musical world than sheep in New Zealand! Yet, regardless of style or genre, the instrument is the same. Ok, granted -each style has its specific techniques. Each kind of guitar allows slightly different possibilities. Add electronics, and the number of sounds you can produce grows wildly. Basic Principles However, they all share the same basic...

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Sheet Music Plus

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Featured Merchant – Sheet Music Plus Shop Sheet Music Plus for the World’s largest selection of sheet music, songbooks, and guitar tabs. They have been around since 1997 offering musicians a full range of sheet music. They have fast delivery and use trained musicians for customer support and service. I have personally bought several compliation books at this store and recommend it as one of your go to sources for your songs and...

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Virtual Sheet Music

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Download High Quality Classical Sheet Music Free Sheet Music At Virtual Sheet Music you have access to free classical music downloads on a limited number of pieces of music. Many of these pieces are great works for specific instruments, but are available on a limited promotional basis. There is always something new to explore. Free Sheet Music, Free Manuscript Paper and Free iPhone/iPod Applications Purchase Option They have also the option to...

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Music Method Improvise For Real Review

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Today I’m providing an Improvise for Real review to more fully explain the incredible value music students can get by taking a new approach to learning improvisation. This is a new method and is an online product offering by David Reed. David has written a couple of fantastic articles about improvising myths for the Music Learning Blog. David and I have different opinions and approaches to learning music, but this is good because...

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Music Notation Software Guitar and Tablature

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 Making Guitar Scores Easy One the biggest issues guitar composers have is notation of their music in the tablature from. Now I enjoy the fret fingerings as a way to quickly learn the chord locations, but I’m a promoter of knowing your theory and not needing to be reminded every time you play what those chords are. However, many guitar players use only the tablature notation and having a software package that will allow you to work up...

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Music Notation Software High End

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Power House Scoring Your Music I use a fairly inexpensive mid range package and have good luck with it for my purposes. However, there are times I wish I had more options to work. These packages are the music notation software high end, top of the market, and fully capable. High end notation software will be the package of choice when completing a lot of scoring and arranging large pieces of music. Here we take a quick look at two of the big...

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Music Notation Software Inexpensive

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Handling the Basic Needs of Scoring In the music notation software inexpensive category you find good packages for the causal musician needing to score a few songs without a lot of the extra tools provided in the larger more expense packages. For the most part enough features are provided to accomplish 95% of what you will need to do with a notation program. I’ve used one of these packages very effectively for many years and a majority of...

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