Irish Folk Music: It's Not Just "Drinking" Songs!


Irish folk music is one of the most instantly recognizable music genres in the world. This style of music has gained immense popularity in the past few decades, but it has roots that actually date back to the 17th century. When the Celts arrived in Ireland, they brought with them music and instruments that dated back to ancient Europe. The Celts gained some influence from surrounding regions over time, and one of the most iconic musical sounds was born.

14 January 2016

Think You Are Too Old To Learn To Play An Instrument? Why You Should Think Again


It seems to be a common idea that it is harder to learn new things as you age. When it comes to learning to play a musical instrument, this is not always the case. As an older adult, you have heard a lot of music, giving you more reference points when trying to understand a musical concept. You also have decided it is something you want to do and will therefore practice and pay attention in class more than a young child who is being forced to learn it.

15 September 2015

How to Get Your Child to Love Piano Lessons


Regardless of whether your child wants to take piano lessons or if you simply want to make sure that they develop the ability to read music before your child chooses an instrument in elementary school, there's a good chance that your child is going to eventually reach a point where he or she does not want to practice anymore for lessons. This is a critical point in the learning process because it means that your child is frustrated and is going to need to work through that frustration in order to get better.

14 September 2015

How To Choose The Right Sheet Music For Your Child


When you go to the music store to purchase a piece of sheet music for your child, you might feel overwhelmed with the selection. There might be songs from all over the world, from every decade in the last 100 years, and in every genre. The songs will also all be at different difficulty levels. Here are some tips for making sure that you get your child sheet music that he or she will be able to learn and will enjoy playing.

11 September 2015

Five Upgrades For Your Car That Are Actually Worth It


If you've had that car a few months or even a couple of years, you start to think about how much more you'd like it and keep it longer if you just tweaked it a little here and there. And then before you know it, you've blown a bundle on custom everything and come to the realization that you'll have to keep the car forever because nobody else will appreciate your three-toned leather seats with fake fur headrests.

8 September 2015

Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn To Play An Instrument


Music has historically played an active role in child development. Children study music and learn how other cultures have progressed through music. Learning to play an instrument can expand horizons for many children as they increase creative thinking and motor skills. Their health and well-being demand the enhancement that can be created by learning how to play piano or play that guitar that belonged to your father. Music will also develop motor skills and creative thinking as each bar of music is learned.

3 September 2015

Five Benefits Of Learning To Play A Musical Instrument


Playing an instrument can be just plain fun, but this isn't the only benefit that learning to play an instrument conveys. In fact, there are lifelong benefits to doing so, even years after you've stopped playing or if you start playing when you're an adult. So if you've always wanted to know how to play the guitar, for example, it may be worth going to your local guitar store to inquire about lessons and check out the price for an instrument.

30 August 2015