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Conquering Stage Fright

Anyone who is a performing musician, and in fact anyone who has given a speech or presented anything in front of an audience, has probably experienced what is commonly referred to as “stage fright.” At its core, stage fright is the fear of making mistakes or failing publicly. 594 more words

Music Education


Dad played the violin. Mom played the piano. They played duets before they had children. In my childhood memories, I only remember them playing together a couple of times. 671 more words

Personal Stories

Roger Linn On Drum Machine Groove And J Dilla's Off-Beat Sound

Music is fortunate to have inventors like Roger Linn. Linn has designed or co-designed a number of drum machines–such as the LM-1, the LinnDrum, the Akai MPC series of sampling workstations, and Tempest, a recent venture with Dave Smith. 730 more words

Creative Strategies

On The Influence Of One's Musical Teachers

In his New Yorker piece “Every Good Boy Does Fine”, pianist Jeremy Denk reflects on taking piano lessons from the time he first took up the instrument at the age five through his college years. 540 more words


Joel - Breakthrough!

Harmony 5ths, or 3rd-part harmonies, are the hardest notes to hit regularly, so true 3-part vocalists such as the Eagles are much less common than two-part. 206 more words

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