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  • The 5 Best Music Venues in Arizona

    Posted July 20th, 2017

    1. The trunk space Opened in April 2004, The Trunk Space is an all ages concert venue. They feature a wide range of musicians from different backgrounds and ages. Only original material is played here. If you are in a local band or musician, you may be able to book a gig there, simply by attending one of their...

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  • “Melodrama” Album Review

    Posted June 27th, 2017

    [2min Read] Earlier this month, 20-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde released her second studio album, Melodrama. Highly anticipated from her last album Pure Heroine, Melodrama explores the powerful stages felt during a breakup. Lorde’s voice fits well with synthetic drum beats and intense piano, showing grow...

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  • Learn The First Lick-Stairway Heaven Solo [VIDEO]

    Posted June 27th, 2017

    What can we say about Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” that hasn’t already been said? It’s an enormously influential song from Page & Plant, one that has inspired young guitarists everywhere to step up their game with acoustic and electric guitar playing.   The Internet has opened so many di...

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  • AMAZING NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY

    Posted June 14th, 2017

    Throughout the course of our lives, many find solace in music. It can move you in ways nothing else can. Certain bands bring certain emotions to a person, and people interpret the thoughts of musicians in different ways. From listening to so much music in such a short amount of time, I frequently discover art...

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  • Rockin’ the Bass Guitar into a Band

    Posted June 13th, 2017

    Are you one of those music kids who wants to get into a band? If so, then taking bass lessons in Scottsdale might be the quickest route into a band. Solid, dependable bass players are always in demand in Phoenix music groups – a quick look at the Craigslist ads for bass players tell that tale. Bass play...

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  • [VIDEO] LEARN YOUR OPEN STRINGS-2 MIN

    Posted June 10th, 2017

    Learning how to play guitar really starts with the strings. Beginner guitarists need to know the difference between a high E and a low E string, and how to fit these into your musical foundation.   Our owner and lead instructor John walks us through the video below with a basic understanding of how open ...

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  • Music Lessons this Summer

    Posted June 6th, 2017

    Summer is a great time of year to slow down work activities, take vacations, and relax more in the warm sunshine. But summer is also a time when music students slow down their music practicing and rehearsing. But this is a practice we recommend against, as it could hurt the musical momentum that has been built...

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  • Mac Demarco- ‘This Old Dog’ Album Review

    Posted May 31st, 2017

    By: SMA Student Veronica Fedri This year brings another batch of new and interesting music, but one of the most stand out artists of this year is Mac Demarco.  On May 5, 2017, his third studio album This Old Dog was released. The four singles off of this LP set the tone for the rest of the album. Unlike previ...

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  • Bang on the Drums All Day

    Posted May 22nd, 2017

    You know you’ve got a great rhythm. You see it in your finger snaps, your walking, your attention to sounds and patterns. If you are one of those kids or grownups who likes a great beat and responds well to it, then you might be the right person to take drum lessons in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Music Academy ...

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  • Winning at Music Instruction!

    Posted May 9th, 2017

    Month in and month out, our music instructors at Scottsdale Music Academy work hard to teach students how best to learn and get good on an instrument. The music learning process doesn’t happen overnight. So it’s in this learning time that our instructors and students find certain moments of music magic to ...

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