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Can Your Child Benefit From Learning An Instrument? We Take A Look.

In Music by Craig Smith

When children come home from school enthusiastic about playing a guitar or other musical instruments, we all let out a collective moan. Very few of us look forward to the prospect of listening to a youngster practice a screechy violin or tunelessly practice the recorder; nevertheless, once they crack it, it may be thrilling to watch and hear what they have accomplished. There are also a number of benefits that are readily apparent for youngsters …

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Ultimate Hobbies For Music Lovers

In Music by Craig Smith

If you have always had a passion for music then there are many careers and hobbies you can get into. It isn’t just always about playing an instrument, there are plenty of other ideas out there. It is all about finding the right one for you and once you have that enjoyment then you will never want to let it go. Check out the list below for all your music-loving hobbies.  Learn an Instrument The …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: How to Boost Your Confidence In Time For Your Next Gig

In Music by Craig Smith

Ask any musician and they will tell you they have experienced stage fright at some point in their career. It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you sell out arenas and stadiums worldwide or are coming up to your first ever gig in your local bar, it’s understandable to feel nervous. These nerves can get the better of you, causing you to make mistakes that do not represent your genuine talent. If you have a …

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How to Maximize Your Potential for Success as a Musician

In Music by Craig Smith

Are you interested in taking steps to maximise your potential in the music industry? This is a highly competitive sector and every year thousands of people try to find a footing selling their art. Here are some of the key possibilities that you should explore here that can help you get the results that you deserve.  Expand Your Reach First, you should think about expanding your reach as a musician. You need to consider how …

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Three concepts to level up your guitar playing

In Guitar Blog, Music by Craig Smith

As guitarists, we are notorious for learning just enough to get by and calling it a day, trusting that a few minor pentatonic boxes will be enough to carry us through anything that comes our way! This is mainly because learning guitar music theory methodically can be difficult, the way the fretboard is laid out is unintuitive when compared to the piano which makes working through these lessons tedious for many players who early on …

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How Your Child Can Benefit From Learning a Musical Instrument

In Music by Craig Smith

The kids coming out of school waving permission slips for a musical instrument makes us all moan. We do not love the prospect of listening to a child practice a high pitched violin or noisily rehearsing the recorder, but if they get the hang of it, the results can be amazing. Aside from the obvious advantages of learning a musical instrument, there are several other advantages to be gained. Apart from being a pleasurable hobby, …

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How To Get Your Kids Enthusiastic About Learning The Guitar

In Guitar Blog, Interviews and Insights by Craig Smith

Getting your little one to appreciate guitar playing means getting them to appreciate good music. Learning the guitar, just like any other musical instrument, holds so many health benefits. It helps boost confidence, enhances your creativity, and gives you a different avenue to express your emotions, among other numerous benefits. Learning to play the guitar can be a great and fun experience for your kids. It gives them something they can hold on to even …

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Music, Its Good For You!

In Interviews and Insights, Music by Craig Smith

The power of music is, quite frankly, mind-blowing. It is amazing how we can play a song, and within 30 seconds, our mood can change. Whether it is a slow love song or an upbeat summer jam, it can transport us to a different place entirely, completely impacting our emotions. This is something that you can use to your advantage, giving you the all-important pick-me-up whenever you need it. Music can lift your spirits when …

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Performing Artists and Mental Health During COVID

In Music by Craig Smith

Performing artists are probably on the top list of professionals greatly affected by Covid 19. For over a year, life has never been the same as many entertainment spots shut their doors, affecting the artists’ livelihood. Many performing artists started 2020 with a fully booked schedule to wake up one day to a lockdown that led to a total cancellation of most events booked for the year.  Photo Credit Wendy Wei from Pexels The virus …

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Four Essential Tips For Learning An Instrument

In Guitar Blog, Interviews and Insights, Music by Craig Smith

Learning an instrument can be a very fulfilling skill to have, and depending on the instrument, it might open you up to a number of opportunities in life. When learning an instrument there are some essential tips that are worth learning in order to be successful. Here are four essential tips for learning an instrument. Invest In A Decent Instrument The first thing you want to do is to make sure the instrument you’re investing …