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Entries from May 2012

Babies Benefit From Music Lessons Before Walking and Talking

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Babies Benefit From Music Lessons Before Walking and Talking

Being a new parent, it seems like there is an unlimited choice of classes for babies who can’t even walk or talk yet. From infant yoga to art, I can’t help but feel a bit silly paying $20 for  and hour to make my baby more flexible when she can already put both of her […]

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Tags: Music Science

Guitar Practice Warmups – #2 Chromatic Scale

May 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Guitar Practice Warmups – #2 Chromatic Scale

Last week I talked about the chromatic scale being played across the 6 strings. This week I want to talk more about that and some ways to practice it. Do this: -Lay all you fingers across the 6the string -One Finger per fret (so 1st finger on 1st fret, 2nd finger on second fret etc) […]

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Tags: Guitar Practice

Jim Campilongo at The Living Room – NYC Guitarists

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Jim Campilongo at The Living Room – NYC Guitarists

On May 11th we made a post on venues in New York City. We didn’t talk much about specific musicians but will review some of them over the next few weeks. My first addition to the list is Jim Campilongo and his trio with STEPHAN CRUMP on upright bass and TONY MASON drums. They play […]

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Tags: NYC Concert Reviews · NYC Music Venues

Guitar Practice Warmups – #1 Chromatic Scale

May 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Guitar Practice Warmups – #1 Chromatic Scale

Most of my guitar students have about an hour a day to practice. So all students of course want to know what is the best way to spend this time. I like to compare it to sports; if you want to be a good basketball player, you don’t just run out on the court and […]

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Tags: Guitar Practice

M. Ward at Webster Hall – Concert Review

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on M. Ward at Webster Hall – Concert Review

The night started at Webster Hall Studio walking into a basement from the 80’s.  The band was rocking out with a bit of glam and a lot of new wave. A few songs were enough to fill the pallet.  When I entered Webster Hall, the feel was much different, not to mention little room to […]

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Tags: NYC Concert Reviews

How To Stay Inspired To Learn Music In New York City

May 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on How To Stay Inspired To Learn Music In New York City

Whether you are just starting out on your instrument or are a professional musician, nothing is more important than keeping yourself inspired. One of the best ways to do this while also having fun, is to see live music. Outside of the big concert halls like Carnegie and the stadium size venues, below are some […]

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Tags: NYC Music Venues