Learn To Play Day: 5 Books To Get You Going

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Learn To Play Day has been and gone, we were running some pretty mind blowing free taster lessons in our shops, hopefully you managed to get along to a shop near you – thank you to everyone that came along and had a blast. Check out our Twitter feed to see some of the lovely Read More

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Compose Yourself: Rules To Give You Freedom

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Composers are addicted to rules.  Ever since earliest times, fashion and theoretical rules have dominated the creative process.  And although many see rules as stifling and suffocating, composer Richard Mainwaring thinks they give him musical freedom. Imagine driving the roads of the UK without a Highway Code?  How much freedom would we all have then, Read More

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Compose Yourself: How To Write A Top 10 Hit

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  This series introduces you to composing your own music – top tips to make sure you’re on the right path and helping you overcome any obstacles you face. All of this has been created by television presenter, composer and music educator of 20+ years Richard Mainwaring – find him here on Twitter. This week Read More

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Best Practice: Unlock The Power Of Your Metronome

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Metronome Practice Having control of your placement of rhythm is crucial to so many areas of music, not just the obvious rhythmical passages – good time will improve your phrasing, melodic playing, improvisation, accompaniment; as well as your groove and overall feel.  As a beginner musician, it doesn’t take long before you are told that Read More

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