It’s easy to see how music enhances our lives every day; but did you know that musical education plays an important role in early childhood education and has lifelong benefits to our physical, mental, and social well-being? In this article, we will explore the positive impacts of music education and look at how tech innovations are making it easier than ever to gain those benefits by learning to play a musical instrument.
Music and the brain
Musical training can have a dramatic impact on the ...
While it’s true that jazz music is on the decline, it’s still around and kicking! And in fact, 2017 proved to be an exciting year for jazz guitar enthusiasts. Based on factors such as tour schedules, recording releases, and media buzz, here are the top 4 contenders for best jazz guitarists of 2017.
1. John McLaughlin
In 2017, jazz fusion pioneer John McLaughlin capped his 50-year career with a Grammy-winning performance and an ecstatic farewell U.S. tour. Following the March recording of Live...
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Beyond reducing your consumption of resources and energy, the next best lifestyle strategy for decreasing your impact to help slow climate change is to reuse as much as possible. To find the carbon savings of reusing a particular item rather than throwing it in the trash, numerous factors must be considered – and it can get pretty complicated.
As with many areas of life, left-handed people face challenges when it comes to playing the guitar. Standard guitars are built so the right hand does all the picking and strumming while the left hand does all the fretting and chord barring. But that didn’t stop these five famous lefties from picking up the guitar, getting creative with it, and making history!
So, you’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but you’re concerned that you may have passed the optimal age. Or perhaps you have a child who you would like to get started learning guitar at a young age. And now you’ve got to wondering, what is the best age to start learning guitar?
With vinyl record sales in the United States having increased by a whopping 1200 percent over the past decade, it’s official: the vinyl revival that began in the early 2000s isn’t just a fad, it’s a major trend.
So what’s the story with the big comeback of vinyl records?
One great way to learn more songs on the guitar is to listen for chord progressions. Fortunately, when it comes to modern pop music, there’s a surprisingly ubiquitous chord progression that, if you listen to it, seems to crop up just about everywhere.
Joining a harvest share program is a wonderful way to buy local and help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. A commitment to community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a commitment to local food diversity and sustainable farming practices, as well as to eating fresh, wholesome, delicious food.
If you are looking ways to buy smart so you can help fight climate change, consider purchasing fewer household cleaning products. Despite the constant commercial messaging from behemoth consumer product companies hawking the new-and-improved, extra-added cleaning power of their latest offerings, you don’t need that much cleaning power—or a different specialized product for every task.
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The heat is on in Detroit, so Avis Ford has some important tips on how to beat the heat inside your car.
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Your engine's power comes from a constant series of gas explosions sparked by the ignition system. A car's electrical system also powers essential components such as the ignition system, starter, headlights, sensors, instrument panel and engine control unit along with a growing list of other electronic gadgets such as air conditioners, stereos and navigation systems