Acoustic Guitar Options for Advanced Guitar players

As a guitar player, it is sometimes common that you upgrade your gear as your skill level continues to increase. There are some instruments out there that are great for beginners and getting to know the instrument, but there is also gear out there that can better suit different players’ needs. This is especially true

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Great Tips to Make Your Practice More Productive

Practicing at home can be a challenge for musicians of all instruments involved in all types of music. It can be loaded with distractions, as well as a lack of routine that prohibits you from taking the next steps to becoming better. In order to be practicing successfully at home, you need to create an

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Buying Your First Drum Set

Drummers are one of the most important components of any band and learning the drums is arguably the best way to learn and increase your rhythmic skills. If you are a beginner musician and looking to learn the drums, buying your first kit can be very overwhelming. Luckily, buying your first drum set doesn’t have

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Tips on Choosing Your First Piano or Keyboard

Starting a new instrument, such as the Piano, can be very exciting for new musicians or even experienced musicians. It is a great instrument and can help you on your journey in understanding more about music theory, becoming a better overall musician and so much more. However, some players may not know what instrument in

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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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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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