Musical Notes

Should I Be Practicing?

It's summer and a time for fun in the sun, pool time and maybe some video games; but if you are a musician or wanting to learn to play an instrument, there is something else you need to take account of and that is PRACTICE! Every day! You think that the greats like Mozart, Beethoven, Schroeder, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn or Buddy Rich got as good as they did by NOT practicing a lot? We have a free PDF flowchart that we would like to share with you about when you should be practicing; Should I Be Practicing? Look over it, and let us know what you think, and remember: don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong! #learnmusic #teachmusic#homeschoolmusic #homemusiceducation #practice

How to Choose A Viola

How to Choose A Viola
Are you or your child(ren) wanting to learn to play the viola? You have come to the right place for that; we have a handy chart that will guide you through choosing the right size viola for you and/or your child(ren). You can access this handy guide right here: How to choose a Viola

How To Chose A Violin

How To Chose A Violin
Are you or your child(ren) wanting to learn to play the violin? You have come to the right place for that; we have a handy chart that will guide you through choosing the right size violin for you and/or your child(ren). You can access this handy guide right here: How to choose a violin

Joy!

There is joy in making music #learnmusic #teachmusic #homemusiceducation #homemusictools

What Music Can Do

 Music can bring us joy and comfort, even when we are at our lowest #music #musichasnoage 

 

Most Common Misconceptions About Posture In Viola/Violin Playing

Have you wanted to learn to play the violin or viola? If you have, here is a snippet from a post about how to correctly hold and play these beautiful instruments:

"Have you ever noticed how many string players tend to carry themselves with a curvature of the spine and sloping  shoulders and back, even when not playing the instrument? Its amazing how we can develop physical habits unconsciously. The thing is, you’d never see a dancer develop a slumping posture over time. Sure its in their skill sets to develop a super fit body but its also part of their skill sets to learn how to use the body optimally.  When you think about it, why shouldn’t such considerations as optimal body movement be part of a string players skill sets?"

To read more, head over to Rozanna's Violins blog here; also check out the violin's from Rozanna's Violin's here; she is also available for lessons. #violins #violas #homemusiceducation #learnmusic #teachmusic

Music Makers

Dream in music, talk in music, breathe music #learnmusic #teachmusic #homemusiceducation #homemusictools

Practice, practice, practice!

Why is it important to practice? Here's a comparison of practice versus non-practice:

 

Student 1: Practices 20 minutes a night, 5 nights a week Student 2: Practices between 3 and 4 minutes a night or even not at all 
Student 1: In one week of practice, that equates to 100 minutes of practice Student 2: In one week of practice, that equates to between 15 and 20 minutes of practice. 
Student 1: In one month of practice, that equates out to 400 minutes of practice Student 2: In one week of practice, that equates out to between 60 and 80 minutes of practice
 Which student would be a better player? Would know more? Expect to be successful in music?

 

Let us know what your thoughts are and how long your child practices a day (or night as the case may be)!

Let Music....

Let music lead you to something unique #learnmusic #homeschoolmusic #homemusiceducation

 

Tommy H. Winner of the Alfreds Kids Guitar Starter Pack, Electric Edition Contest

Home Music Tools is proud to help Tommy H. (winner of the Alfreds Kids Guitar Starter Pack, Electric Edition) start on the road to learning the guitar and getting a great music education. #learnmusic #teachmusic#homemusiceducation #homemusictools