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Apple Music Messenger Bot allows users to find new tunes via a simple chat or even an emoji
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Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and Florence + The Machine have all got something in common – each of them made their radio debuts after uploading songs to BBC Music Introducing. Now, it is the turn of a ‘new generation’ that includes Blossoms, Declan McKenna and Nao. — November 7, 2017 The service – a UK-wide initiative for unsigned acts – turned ten years old this month, and celebrated with a massive gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London. […]
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A search for the sound of an acoustic piano in Billboard’s current Hot 100 yields few results. The instrument’s warm tone is increasingly rare in an industry driven by computer-generated sounds — September 26, 2017 The instrument is nowhere to be found in “I’m The One,” a collaboration between DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber (pictured), or among the digitized marimbas of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” “Strip That Down,” an R&B track from Liam Payne (formerly of One Direction), also […]
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These days it seems like every artist is creating their own genre. This idea sent us on a search to discover the 12 strangest genre names. Some are legitimate, others…not so much. Either way this list will leave you scratching your head and perhaps find you some new tunes! — August 26, 2017 1. Heaven Trap Slander was the first to use this sub-genre to describe their uplifting sound over 808 beats. But Heaven Trap? C’mon, that’s a stretch. 2. […]
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Many adults would like to learn to play a musical instrument, but are intimidated by the prospect — where to start? Before you can learn a new musical instrument, you have to pick the instrument. The good news is that in a lot of ways, it’s simpler to pick an instrument as an adult. — August 2, 2017 Here’s How: What kind of music do you like? This seems like an obvious point, but think it through: if you prefer […]
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Scientists are discovering that certain playlists can boost brain activity and treat anxiety and depression. — July 11, 2017 For many, music is the ultimate motivator. Our favorite songs get us off the couch and onto the crag or the trail. Athletes know music is a performance enhancer, and the science backs them up: Two years ago, a study by researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that subjects who listened to custom playlists were consistently able to generate […]
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This 3D-printed replica can put one of the world’s most famous violins in your hands. — June 27, 2017 Usually, we associate 3D printing with ultramodern technologies like cutting-edge medical implants or futuristic space fabrics. However, music technology researcher Harris Matzaridis’ ViolinoDigitale project has gone in entirely the opposite direction. What Matzaridis has created through the digital magic of additive manufacturing is an accurate replica of an original Stradivarius violin, the Sunrise Stradivari — one of the incredibly expensive and rare master […]
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Orla O’Sullivan was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject. — June 13, 2017 Orla O’Sullivan is a deaf and visually impaired piano and keyboard teacher to deaf and hearing students.   While Beethoven became deaf in adulthood, Orla was only six-weeks-old when she became profoundly deaf as a result of receiving life-saving medication given to her for pneumonia. This makes Orla’s achievements even more extraordinary.  Orla also juggles her music teaching […]
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YouTube, digital sheet music and apps have long been popular; augmented and virtual reality are likely to further reshape music learning. — May 9, 2017 One of the biggest challenges to traditional music learning is the need for practice. Students must play scales, chords and patterns over and over in hopes of developing muscle memory; for many, it is a daunting and tedious task. Research has shown that individual practice is often not productive because learners receive limited feedback and […]
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“When I walk into a retail establishment, there’s no guarantee I’m going to see the end cap displays or the way a particular line of shirts has been folded. But what I can be certain of is, I’m going to hear what’s happening.” — May 2, 2017 You might not know where, you might not know when, but chances are you’ve heard a playlist that Danny Turner and his team of music designers put together. He’s the senior vice president […]
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Everyone knows how important The Beatles are in the history of music. The Beatles wrote and recorded tons of great songs, but at certain key moments in their career, they took their artistry a step further and created material that truly changed the face of music. That’s what this list is all about. — April 19, 2017 Everyone knows how important the Beatles are in the history of music. Some Stones fans might disagree, but the Fab Four are where […]
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  Drawing from both homegrown sounds to sounds that claim no fixed home at all, Latinxs continue to craft some of the most inventive music around. Here are our favorite 2016 releases from Latin America and its broadening diaspora. — April 13, 2017 No mames, 2016. Contrary to last year’s politically charged show, the Latin Grammys responded to Donald Trump’s crushing victory with a mandated silence – broken by indie-pop heroine Carla Morrison, who openly slammed the President-Elect for his […]
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Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t. — April 4, 2017 Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to initial results of a five-year study by USC neuroscientists. The Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at USC began the five-year study in 2012 in partnership with the Los Angeles […]
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Today we bring you an article that shows the mysterious phenomenon of an earworm, how a song gets stuck in our head, and what can we learn from its effect on our brain. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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Today we bring you an article that shows the importance of learning music and how playing a musical instrument can exponentially increase our brain activity and help us develop certain areas of our brain that allows us to solve problems more effectively and creatively in both academic and social settings. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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From Twitter

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one!

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments.…

Julia, age 8

2016-10-06T01:13:27+00:00

Julia, age 8

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments. It’s really fun when Marcos does the bass clef with the left hand and I get to make up my own song that goes with it for a warm up. It’s fun because I get to make up my own songs. I love the sound of the piano!

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also…

Mikey, age 12

2016-10-06T01:19:06+00:00

Mikey, age 12

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also love that he is compassionate and lets us progress at our own pace. Marcos knows EVERYTHING about instruments, and I’m glad he can share some of it with me. I’m glad that I get to learn how to read, write, and play music for the guitar. It is a lot of fun when Marcos and I play the guitar together!

I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and…

- Angie, parent

2016-10-06T01:20:25+00:00

- Angie, parent

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and come home eager to practice their new pieces. I especially love that he teaches them to compose their own pieces and inspires their musical creativity. Marcos is always positive and encouraging with my children, and he has a knack for bringing out their best. I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

123 Rock studio is an inspiring place to make music

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students…

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

2016-10-06T01:21:23+00:00

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students to study music that appeals to them. By attending to the interests of each student, Marcos is a master at nurturing student engagement. Our son, Jackson, has been taking lessons for over two years. Jackson is proud of his accomplishments at the piano and he enjoys the time he spends with his teacher. Both Marcos and Isabel are warm and […]
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