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The Best Pieces of Classical Music

The Best Pieces of Classical Music

September is Classical Music Month, making this the perfect time to celebrate this timeless genre of music. Music has evolved tremendously over the past few centuries, but we’ve never forgotten about the compositions from years gone by. From Beethoven to Mozart, the history of classical music is quite extensive. Take a break from listening to…

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Songs to Play at Your Summer Get-Togethers

Songs to Play at Your Summer Get-Togethers

Summer is upon us, and chances are you are already planning to invite your friends and family over for a little get-together. Every summer party needs a good playlist, and there are plenty of great summertime songs you can choose from. Liven up your summer parties and barbeques by playing one of these fantastic summer…

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Can Music Make You More Productive?

Can Music Make You More Productive?

Have you ever seen coworkers using earbuds while they work? There are lots of people who listen to music while they are working. By listening to their favorite tunes, some people have found themselves getting more work done during the day. This raises an interesting question: does listening to music actually make you more productive?…

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Learning to Play the Guitar

Learning to Play the Guitar

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Whether it’s an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, almost everyone has seen someone play a guitar at some point in time. Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Use this guide to learn the ins and outs of…

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Enjoy Jazz Appreciation Month

Enjoy Jazz Appreciation Month

The origins of jazz can be traced back to African American communities in New Orleans. It found its roots from genres like ragtime and was quickly defined by its use of improvisation. Since April is National Jazz Month, let’s celebrate this popular genre of music by looking back at some of the most influential jazz…

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Love Playing Music? Form Your Own Band

Love Playing Music? Form Your Own Band

If you are passionate about playing music, you’ve probably toyed with the idea of forming your own band. Most musicians dream of performing in front of hundreds of people with like-minded individuals. Though it sounds like a simple process, creating and maintaining a musical group can be quite a challenge. If you are serious about…

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Top 5 Rock Songs of the 2010's

Top 5 Rock Songs of the 2010's 7

Rock has been a popular genre of music since its introduction back in the 1950’s. Though some criticized it for promoting anti-authority behavior, the genre has only grown in popularity over the years, leading to the creation of several subgenres. Rock music has left a strong impact on our society and to recognize this we…

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How Listening to Music Improves Your Health

How Listening to Music Improves Your Health 9

Did you know that listening to music can help you improve your overall health? Listening to music is an enjoyable pastime for many people, since it can mentally stimulate you in a variety of ways. Set aside some time, and see how music can improve several aspects of your life. Music Improves Your Mood One…

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4 Holiday Songs You May Not Have Heard Before

4 Holiday Songs You May Not Have Heard Before 11

A common tradition around the holidays is to listen to an assortment of holiday-themed songs that are played on the radio. While many of these songs are popular in the mainstream, some of them are not as well-known. Expand your horizons over the holidays and give these lesser-known holiday songs a listen.

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Beat Your Own Drum with International Percussion Month

Beat Your Own Drum with International Percussion Month 12

Did you know that November is International Percussion Month? For those unaware, any instrument played by striking something with your hands or a stick is a percussion instrument. There are many percussion instruments in the world, but the most well-known is the drum. A drum can produce many sounds, and the sound it…

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