Tips to Learn Chord Progressions

Tips to Learn Chord Progressions

After learning the parts of the guitar, the name of each string, and your first few notes and melodies, the next thing beginners usually learn is their first couple of chords. That is, at least how I first learned to play guitar. If this sounds like you, we are here...

The Carillon – Keyboard Instruments

A carillon is an idiophone percussion instrument played with a keyboard. It consists of at least 23 cast bronze bells suspended in chromatic order and sounded harmoniously together.  The word carillon derives from the Old French “carignon” (a variant...

The Piano – Keyboard Instruments

A variety of keyboard instruments existed before the piano. For instance, the hammered dulcimer was the first widely used stringed musical instrument. It holds the credit of being a forerunner of the later piano. It has appeared in the Middle East, Southwest Asia,...

The Contrabassoon – Woodwind Instruments

In Austria and Germany, records of the contrabassoon’s precursors exist as early as 1590. At this time, the increasing popularity of doubling the bass line resulted in the development of lower-pitched dulcians. Octavebass, quintfaggot, and quartfaggot are some...
5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

So you’re a composer, huh? What’s your real job? You must be really good with classical music… Are you sick of hearing this? Me too. Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Early in your composing practice, especially when facing obstacles and...