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What to do and Not to Do to Best Support Your Child Starting An Instrument

Tips for Parents You can help your child to succeed in band by supporting him in his efforts. Parental support is a crucial element in success, not only in band, but in all school activities. Help your child by obtaining the necessary equipment and music, encouraging practice, attending all performances...

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Children Who Take Music Lessons Have Higher IQs

from Business Insider Some researchers believe that learning to play an instrument directly causes increases in general intelligence. Others acknowledge that music training can cause small increases in IQ, and that there is indeed a relationship between music lessons and substantial differences in intelligence. But they also say significant differences...

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International Scales - now featured on Golden Music's Professional Folders - Free

Coming in August, we'll have the international scales on our Professional Folders. The notes used in Western music—or, more accurately, the relationships between the notes used in Western music—have a strange power. Bobby McFerrin demonstrated this dramatically by showing that an audience somehow knows what notes to sing when he jumps around the...

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The Three Person Violin

The Triolin is an acoustic bowed metal instrument designed and built by Hal Rammel in 1991. He has described it as a nail violin gone awry. Thin metal rods sit perpendicular in a circular arrangement on the top surface of a triangular wooden resonator and the instrument is held in...

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D'Addatio NS Micro clip on tuners keep getting smaller

We've been selling D’Addario NS Micro clip-on tuners for a few years now because they are small enough to leave on the head stocks of instruments without getting in the way of playing or when the ukuleles are stored in their cases. D’Addario have a new version of the NS Micro tuner...

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The Health Benefits of Drumming

Science has made it quite clear that drumming has some profound and holistic uses to enhance physical, mental and emotional health, as demonstrated in a series of studies and research papers. Immune boosting and stress reducing: Drumming has been found to increase immunity whilst reducing stress, a condition which plagues the  9-5 work-centric...

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