By: Tony Mazzocchi Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide Hopefully your child will begin a musical instrument through their school music program. If so, when they bring home their instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day… ...It is an opportunity... …Perhaps one of the greatest opportunities in your child’s life thus far. Photo: Victoria Chamberlin, victoriachamberlin.com If you are like me, you want your kid(s) to complete their K-1
Music is one of the greatest joys on Earth. From those who play it to those who listen to it, it is a driving force and accompaniment for so many things in life. Many of us do not need scientific evidence to know it enhances our lives, but to learn of such evidence is surely important, especially for those who could benefit from it most. Previous research has already found that music can serve as medicine, capable of treating symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, an
This is a great article which explains simply how to read sheet music. Parents who have children who play music and have no idea how they can make sense of the lines, dots and squiggles on their music page, will find this article very useful. Worth a read.
Explains it all very simply. A good and easy read. Surprise your child with how expert you are. Make a comment. Let us know if you found it useful. Author | Source: http://www.musicnotes.com/blog/2014/04/11/how-to-read-s
The Difference Between Brass and Woodwind Instruments Source: http://thevault.musicarts.com/the-difference-between-brass-and-woodwind-instruments/ In musical orchestra and marching bands, the instruments are divided into different groups based on the sound they make and the voice they play in the band. In every marching band and orchestra there are two distinct groups of wind instruments: brass and woodwind. Although the two are similar in some aspects, there are many charact
The multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading”. Earlier this year, industry giant Lumosity was fined $2m, and ordered to refund thousands of customers who were duped by false claims that the company’s products improve general mental abilities and slow the progression
Is Practice a four letter word in your house? Are their frequent arguments over the lack of this essential part of learning an instrument? As a parent of 3 children, all of whom learnt an instrument at some point in their early years, I know all too well the frustration of trying to instil the necessity of a practice routine and even harder, enforcing it! In a blog post by Anastasia Tsioulcas on NPRmusic website, titled “Getting Kids to Practice- Without Tears or Tantrums, An