Buying the Right Strings for Your Guitar

Strings are an obvious essential facet of all guitars, but some players may not know the difference between different string types, brands and gauges. Although the variety of strings may not seem like a big deal, they can make all the difference in the world in how you play and how you sound. That is

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A Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Amplifiers

Amplifiers for electric and acoustic guitars are arguably the most necessary gear for any guitar player to have. Although they are essential pieces of a musician’s arsenal, there are a variety of amplifiers out there. Figuring out the differences between the abundance of guitar amplifiers may help you figure out exactly what you need to

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Picking an Electric Guitar That’s Right for You

Finding the right guitar can sometimes feel like an endless search for the perfect instrument. There is such a variety of guitar manufacturers, body styles and features that may end up overwhelming you as you try to find a guitar that suits your needs. Making sure your instrument is what you want or even need

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Breaking Down Some of the Most Popular Types of Guitar Pedals

Guitar pedals have proven to be an absolutely essential part of any guitarist’s arsenal of gear. They allow you to expand on the effects that are programmed into your amp and to experiment with a large variety of different sounds and effects. While there are lots of guitar pedals out there, getting started with a

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Increase Your Desire to Practice by Removing Barriers

Breaking down certain barriers in regards to practice is very important, even if you are a beginner or a hardened musician. While breaking down barriers may mean a variety of things to different people, we will discuss what it means in terms of practicing and getting better at your instrument. Having an ease of accessibility

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Improve Your Live Performances

Tips for Improving Your Live Performances

Performing live can be one of the most exciting parts of being a musician. While musicians of all skill levels are able to perform live, increasing the quality of your live performance may help you on the road to becoming a great performer. Here are some tips for improving your live performances when it comes

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Songwriting Lessons Scottsdale

Tips for Beginner Songwriters

Songwriting can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding parts of the creative world of music. Especially for beginners, knowing where to start and what songwriting processes work best for you can be a huge step in the right direction. Taking your time and figuring out what methods suit you most is a great

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private and group music lessons

Individual or Group Lessons: What’s Best For Me?

When thinking about starting music lessons of any kind, you may be asking yourself if group or solo lessons are right for you. It may be intimidating at first, but picking the instruction style that works best for you is very important in the learning process. Whether you are a youth or an adult, there

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The Benefits of Learning an Instrument

Picking up a musical instrument for the first time may seem like a daunting task, but it comes with a variety of benefits. Although it may be difficult at the beginning, practicing and getting better at whatever instrument you choose will become a lifelong skill with lifelong benefits. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? According to a

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How To Stop Procrastinating For Good

Procrastination is a bad habit that we all succumb to from time to time. It may be easy and fun at the moment, but it ultimately derails goals and squashes productivity. To achieve your goals and succeed in your efforts—whether it be learning to play an instrument, becoming fluent in a new language, or conquering

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4 Ways to Spark Your Child’s Interest in Music

The benefits of music are well known, with several studies indicating a significant and positive impact on kids in particular. In fact, learning an instrument can help children develop discipline, good social skills, and boost self-esteem. If these sound like traits you’d like your child to develop, keep reading.  The truth is there are several

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Guitar Tone

Quick Tips to Improve Guitar Tone

Every guitar player dreams of attaining perfect tone. While guitar lessons and practice will get you close, sometimes you need a little something extra to give you that special edge. For those occasions, try one of the resources below or use a combination of each to find your perfect sound.   1. Take Advantage of Amps

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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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