Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bach, and My Friend Edward Aldwell

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Today we celebrate the 329th birthday of a musical giant: Johann Sebastian Bach. I have always had an affinity for […]


How Much Music Theory Do You Need?

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No doubt about it: music theory is an essential for every music student, no matter the skill level or age […]


Warm-up with Chords!

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Chords, especially chords with four notes, can be troublesome for harpists. We have to find all the right strings, have […]


Attention Freelance Musicians: How to Get Your Clients to Ask You Back

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Your freelance music business will thrive if you can count on repeat business.  If you think you can’t get repeat […]


You Can Have Even Fingers in 7 Easy Rhythms!

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We all want more even fingers, more fluid scales, rippling arpeggios and dazzling speed, but often that seems light years […]


Tips for Painless Performing

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There’s really only one secret to performing. Do it a lot. You get better at it.  That being said, there […]


Do You Practice Your Why?

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“Why?” is the biggest question in the world. It’s annoying when a toddler asks it incessantly. “Why?” is your frustration […]


Why Études are Important

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  “And your étude for this week…” When I was a young student, hearing my teacher say those words made […]


5 Qualities of Successful Freelance Musicians, or How to Love Your Work

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We often talk about what freelance musicians need to DO: make phone calls, send out contracts, talk to clients or […]