• 7 Scientific Reasons Music is Fun


    A couple months ago now, I decided I wanted to learn a thing or two about music. I evaluated different music learning tools, and ended up deciding to start my quest by learning the guitar. I expected that learning music would be interesting and perhaps a bit of fun, but nothing prepared me for the […]

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  • Rocksmith 2014 vs. Yousician (GuitarBots): a Review of Guitar Learning Software


    Want to get the most out of your guitar practice? Learn how to create the perfect practice plan if you’re just getting started and don’t want to waste your your time. This post contains a review of YouSician and Rocksmith, and there are more learning resources at the end. As I continued on my quest to learn music, […]

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  • Kick-Start Your Learning


    As I prepared to learn to become musical in just one year, I needed to figure out where to start. Here’s the inside look at how to go about the very first stages of learning any new skill. Without a doubt, preparation is the most important part of learning anything. Diving straight into doing is like putting […]

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  • My Quest to Learn Music


    An Audacious Goal My goal is to compose and produce a song (with my own vocals and an instrument) within 12 months, starting from musical scratch. There. I said it. I’ve flip-flopped on this more than a few times in the past couple months. Finally I decided that I simply had to do it. Music has been […]

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  • What is Music, Really, Anyways?

    Key Signature Calculation

    Do you remember band class? Maybe it was just a flute or recorder, or maybe you were forced to study an instrument for a few years in middle school. Maybe you even picked up a thing or two from these classes, but how about now?   For me, music felt like a lost potential – […]

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  • Study Hack: Create a Language Bubble

    Creating a language bubble is a great way to make use of otherwise “wasted” time when learning a new language. One blogger has even used it to learn Japanese before ever arriving in Japan. The idea is to surround yourself as much as possible with the target language so the time otherwise spent in your native […]

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