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Pandemic Practice: 3 Tips to Inspire You

Here are three tips to inspire you to keep practicing during the pandemic.  These are tough times, so you need to make this as easy as possible!  Treat daily music practice as self-care:  With all the...

The Handy-Dandy Transposition Chart

Does the prospect of transposing a melody or chords fill you with panic and dread?  I keep wishing someone would build a capo that would work on the piano, but my piano tuner says that wouldn’t...

You Get What You Give piano cover

Today I cover You Get What You Give by The New Radicals. At the start of the pandemic, this song played over and over in my head.  This song was a radio staple of the late 1990s and I have no idea how...

Re-sparking the Creative in 2021: An Invitation

Happy New Year!  As we tiptoe into this new year, I wanted to take a moment to reach out and share what’s on my mind. Honesty time:  2020 did not allow me much time or space to make much music...

The Unexpected Homeschooler: A Mid-Year Update

2020 brought about many unexpected new realities and for my family, choosing to take our son out of school to homeschool him, was ours.As I wrote in another blog post The Unexpected Homeschooler...

There’s More Than One Way to Split the Octave

If you are practicing repeated work like chords, scales, arpeggios, chord progressions or finger exercises, it is useful to practice through all 12 keys in different orders.  If you always practice in...

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