A Beginner’s Guide to the Ukulele

When a beginner musician decides to pick up an instrument for the first time, the thought of starting with the ukulele may not cross their minds. However, the ukelele can be a great instrument to start with, especially if you are unsure of where to begin as a musician. The reason for this is that

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Simple Tricks to Improve Your Rhythm When Learning Drums

Being able to play in time is an essential part of being a drummer. This incorporates both one’s rhythm and sense of pace within a song or even a practice exercise. Don’t let it get you down if your rhythm feels off when you are first learning the drums, the drums can be very difficult

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Top 3 Places To See Live Entertainment In Phoenix

While attending a concert or seeing live music of any kind is fun in itself, the venue can make all the difference. Here in Arizona, there are a variety of great venues where one can go to see live music, especially now that things are starting to open back up following the pandemic. These venues

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Why the Piano can be a Good Place to Start

Picking an instrument to start learning may sometimes feel like an overwhelming decision to make. After all, there are a variety of options including the guitar, bass, drums and classical instruments. However, what not many people know is that the piano can be a great instrument for beginners to start playing on and a great

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A Guide to Electric Guitar Pickups

Electric guitar pickups are an essential part of getting the tone you want out of your instrument. Along with the different strings, pedals, wood types, amps and more that guitarists try, guitar pickups are key when it comes to the sound your instrument produces. Unfortunately for some musicians, getting into and learning more about guitar

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How to be Prepared for Your First Show

Playing your first show is a memory that will last forever. Whether it was for a group of friends, a diverse audience or even parents, a first show is a huge milestone in a musician’s career. That being said, the first time you play a set in front of an audience can be very nerve-racking

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Conquering Stage Fright

Conquering Stage Fright in the World of Music

When it comes to playing live shows or even just playing in front of people you know, stage fright can hold a lot of musicians back in a variety of ways. By definition, stage fright is the nervous or anxious feelings that come along before or during a performance in front of an audience. Although

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Understanding the Classical Guitar

When people first have the idea of learning the guitar, their minds often go to the thought of the acoustic or electric guitar. What many people don’t usually think of is the classical guitar. While still considered acoustic guitars, classical guitars are not exactly the same as your standard acoustic guitar. Although learning all types

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Increase Test Scores With Music Lessons

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to find the time and money for activities. But investing in your child’s education is always worth it. In this blog post, you’ll learn why music lessons are a great way to increase test scores! Music is one of those things that can bring joy

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How to Take Better Care of Your Gear as a Guitarist

Let’s be honest, the gear that is out there for guitarists to buy can be very expensive in some instances. This includes amps, pedals, cases, guitars and so much more. For some musicians, purchasing a new piece of gear can be a long-awaited and well-deserved moment. That is why when you get your hands on

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The Benefits of Learning Music Theory

Music theory can be described as the common language understood by musicians in regards to composition. Understanding this language can lead to endless possibilities when it comes to writing, playing and listening to all of the different types of music. When people hear the term “music theory,” one’s mind may go straight to the thought

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What Should I be Practicing?

If you are just starting out as a musician or even consider yourself to be an advanced player, you may be asking yourself: what should I be practicing? There are so many components to learning an instrument like the guitar that you might begin to feel like you are just going over the same concepts

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WHY SMA

At Scottsdale Music Academy we make it our mission to ensure nothing stands in the way of musical expression. Our team of music pros has been where you are and understands just how hard learning music can be. Through our many years of experience, expert training, and plenty of trial and error along the way, we’ve mastered the art of music…and you can, too.

With custom and interactive music lessons, the freedom to learn how and when you want, and a team of real-life musicians by your side throughout it all, we make learning an instrument fun, easy, and foolproof.

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