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What Disc Golf Taught Me About Success

First of all, let me express to you how much I hate waking up early. Apparently this is something in my genes, because I’ve always been this way and whenever I try to fight it and get up early, I

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Sometimes You Should Stop Thinking

How Playing an Instrument is Like Sports Training In my lessons, I’m often pointing out to students that some elements of playing an instrument are an artistic pursuit, but others are more like a sport. We need to be creative

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How to Add Songs to Your App

How to Get the Most out of Your String Club App So you downloaded The String Club on your iPad, iPhone, Windows 10, or Android 5.0 device and learned the twelve pieces for your instrument that come loaded on it. 

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The String Club Apps are the Best Way to Learn!

We now have Free Apps for iPad/iPhone, Windows 10, and Android 5.0 devices: iOS Devices Windows 10 Devices Android 5.0+ Devices Whether you play violin, viola, cello, or bass, The String Club app is the best tool for learning music

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How to Get the Best Results for Your MIDI Uploads

Thank you for sharing your music with The String Club community! Here are our guidelines and policies for uploading your MIDI files: Guidelines 1) The most appropriate type of MIDI upload is one where there is a solo part that

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Every String Player’s Biggest Challenge

This is, By Far, the Biggest Barrier String Players Face In my 25 years of teaching string instruments, I’ve had a lot of students that weren’t progressing the way they wanted. Can you guess what the biggest obstacle almost always

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Memorizing: Benefits and Pitfalls

Should I memorize my music or not? Some people naturally start memorizing their music as they learn and for others its very hard to memorize. If it comes naturally for you, that’s great because you have a head start on

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Can Adults Learn to Play a String Instrument?

The Reality of Starting to Learn Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass as an Adult I have heard and read people claiming that adults struggle when they start learning violin, viola, cello, or double bass because children can learn faster

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The Steps for Learning a New Piece, Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part article about how to learn new music. Please see part one (CLICK HERE) before reading this part. Enjoy! Step 2:Learn the rhythms. See my previous article (CLICK HERE) which details the five

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The Steps for Learning a New Piece

Or: “How to Solve Complicated Math Problems in Your Head on a Unicycle While Juggling” This week I’m publishing the introduction and step 1 of my music learning process. Watch for next week’s conclusion of this article! Why Steps are

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