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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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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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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