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  • 3 Proven Ways to Tune Your Guitar

    Posted January 21st, 2019

    Nothing ruins a song like a guitar that’s out of tune. The truth is you can take all the guitar lessons in the world and practice for hours on end, but if your guitar isn’t properly tuned, then none of that matters. It’s a bit like having a really expensive car, but never washing it! Luckily, tuning ...

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  • Why You Need a Guitar Practice Routine

    Posted January 17th, 2019

    If you’re currently learning to play the guitar, you’ve no doubt heard your parents or guitar lesson instructor say how important it is to practice. After all, that’s the only way to become a better guitar player! While everyone knows this in theory, few know how to successfully incorporate practice int...

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  • Why You Should Learn to Play an Instrument in 2019

    Posted January 2nd, 2019

    Another year is almost upon us! That means another year to learn new skills, tackle long-lost dreams, and create more experiences. When considering your New Year’s resolutions this year, be sure to add learning an instrument to the top of your list. In addition to being a fun and rewarding hobby, playing an...

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  • Best Gifts For Musicians

    Posted December 13th, 2018

    The holidays are right around the corner—and you know what that means—it’s gift-giving time! If you have a musician in your life, we know just what to get them this holiday season. We’ve compiled a special gift guide created specifically with musicians in mind. No matter what instrument they play or wh...

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  • The Dos and Don’ts of Playing the Keyboard

    Posted December 4th, 2018

    Unfortunately, there’s no step-by-step training manual when it comes to playing the keyboard. There are, however, certain dos and don’ts of the craft. To help you become the best keyboard player you can be, we’ve assembled a list of the most common rules to follow when first learning to play the keyboard...

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  • Learn About Different Types of Drumsticks

    Posted November 20th, 2018

    If you’re taking drum lessons you probably know that a variety of drum types exist, but if you’re new to playing drums you might not know that a variety of drumsticks also exist. Each different type of drumstick serves a specific purpose and is often used for only certain genres of music. Here you’ll lea...

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  • 4 Tips On How To Start A Band

    Posted November 14th, 2018

    Playing in a band is a natural next step after you’ve mastered the basics and advance your skills with music lessons. But many musicians don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding bandmates and playing as a group. If you’ve dreamed of playing in a band, but can’t find one to join, here’s your...

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  • Songwriting 101:Tips For Composing Your Own Music

    Posted October 22nd, 2018

    Playing the guitar and songwriting go hand in hand. While not all guitarists write their own songs, many do (like Taylor Swift, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran). If you’ve never written a song before, it can seem like a daunting endeavor, but luckily we’ve prepared this handy dandy list of tips to help get you s...

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  • What Our Students Are Saying

    Posted October 20th, 2018

    Check out what our students are saying about their lesson experience! It’s easy to say we have the best music lessons in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley but it’s always better to hear it from students and parents that are taking lessons. Give us a call to schedule a trial lesson and see fo...

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  • Learn The “Hendrix Chord”

    Posted October 16th, 2018

    I can’t think of a another time that a guitar chord was referred to by the arstist that used it more than name the actual name of the chord. The E7 #9 chord is uesed every where, but in Jimi Hendrix defenitly made this a part of his sound. This chord is commonly referred to as ‘The Hendrix Chord...

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