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There are lots of elements that go into creating a television show, but perhaps no factor is as key as a good theme song. But do you honestly pay attention to who performs them?  — November 1st, 2018 Read on to find out which theme songs (of TV past and present) were performed by famous artists. Hilary Duff brought the drama for “Laguna Beach.” Lauren Conrad, Spencer, and Heidi Pratt, and Brody Jenner all got their start on this so-called […]
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Our friends at Pitchfork released a video list with August’s ‘must-watch’ music clips. So, given that today is Monday we thought it could be a fun way to start the week!  — October 22nd, 2018 5. Clairo and SG Lewis: “Better” 4. Empress Of: “When I’m With Him” 3. Tyler, the Creator: “See You Again” feat. Kali Uchis 2. The 1975: “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” 1. Christine and the Queens: “5 Dollars” – As published in pitchfork.com –  Comment below which one is […]
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If you were a child growing up in the late 90s or early 2000s, odds are you remember the most entertaining and hilariously nonsensical way of listening to music: HitClips.  — September 27th, 2018 Nicole Gallucci writes an ode to these peculiar devices and takes us on a trip down memory lane on her latest article published on Mashable.com. HitClips initially debuted as toys in select McDonald’s kid’s meals but became so popular that they transitioned to the main toy/electronics […]
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Music-making AI software advanced so much in the past few years that today it is a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the creative process.  — September 19th, 2018 Using AI as a tool to make music, or aid musicians has been in practice for over a decade. In the ‘90s, David Bowie helped develop an app called the Verbasizer, which took the literary source material and randomly reordered the words to create new […]
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‘Hit’ songs are big business, so there is an incentive for composers to try to tease out those ingredients that might increase their chances of success. However, it is no easy task due to the complexity of mixtures that go into making a song. But Natalia Komarova, a mathematician at the University of California, Irvine, thinks she has cracked the problem.  — September 10th, 2018 Dr. Komarova and her colleagues collected information on music released in Britain between 1985 and 2015. […]
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Summer is here – Meaning that we have more free time to go to the beach, catch a movie or enjoy a good book. Oh yes, we love a good book! Especially if its related to music. Thus, here a list of the NEW music books you should be reading this summer.  — August 6th, 2018 From confessional punk memoirs to a self-help book by Questlove, there’s something here for every genre of the music nerd. Inner City Pressure: The […]
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Artists looking to make a ‘splash’ should consider the advantages of a well-crafted cover. In this article, we explain why.  — July 2, 2018 According to writer Patrick McGuire, albums don’t get nearly as much mileage as they used to. They’re still important, but artists have to make more music than ever before to keep up and connect with their audiences in a meaningful way. Moreover, ‘amateur’ artists don’t have the time to write and release a constant stream of great original […]
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On our previous post, we talked about the best instruments for children to learn. As expected, the guitar, the piano, and other well-known musical instruments made it to the list.  But, today we want to explore those few people understand and appreciate.  — May 24, 2018 Everyone wants to play electric guitar. Everyone wants to sing. But few are the ones who pick one of these truly underrated musical instruments: 1. Mandolin 2. Viola 3. Drums 4. Keyboard 5. Tuba 6. Organ 7. […]
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Sharing is caring; this is why we want to recommend an excellent mobile app we recently discover: Music Tutor.  — April 24, 2018 Music Tutor helps you learn to read sheet music and improve your sight-reading skills. This app also develops your speed and accuracy in reading sheet music by identifying music notes in timed sessions. However, our favorite feature is that you can choose to practice with notes in the treble, bass and alto clefs in timed or untimed […]
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Maintaining popularity in the music industry is no easy task. Thus, this is why, when we came across this article that looks at how artists can achieve longevity in the turbulent music business we had to share it with you.  — April 11, 2018 Longevity is something that artists cannot take for granted. Something that was popular last year – or even last week – can suddenly go out of fashion in the blink of an eye. However, some artists have […]
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Even if you don’t care for the actual song, this music video is a visual feast.  — April 3, 2018 We are amazed by how fast technology advances every day, especially in the music industry. An excellent example is this bizarre music video we found on the web that takes advantage of several recent breakthroughs in artificial-intelligent. Naturally, we couldn’t help but share it with you. Watch it below and let us know what you think!    
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According to Nielsen Music, total music consumption in the U.S. in 2017 climbed 12.5 percent to 636.65 million units. — January 10, 2018 That figure adds together traditional album sales, track equivalent album units, and on-demand streaming equivalent album units from both video and audio streams. One track equivalent album unit is equal to 10 tracks sold. One streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 on-demand streams. In terms of audio-only consumption (removing on-demand video streams from the equation), the gain […]
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Recent research shows that a high correlation exists between musical training for children and specific other mental abilities.The study was discussed at a session at a recent gathering of acoustics experts in Austin, Texas. — December 7, 2017 Laurel Trainor, director of the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University in West Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues compared to preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not. Those with some training showed larger brain responses […]
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Most aspiring musicians pick up traditional instruments such as the piano, violin or guitar. But others consider those instruments as “too mainstream.” — November 10, 2017  Here is a list of some of the most unusual musical instruments ever created, including some you probably never heard of before:   10. Loophonium The marriage of a euphonium and a lavatory. It was made for a concert of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on April Fools’ Day 1960, at which the instrument was played. […]
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New technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are disrupting the music industry, but not in a way humans should fear. — October 5, 2017 Opportunities for artists Eoin McCarthy is the Co-Founder & CTO at digital product studio Hydric Media, which has offices in Brisbane and New York. Having built apps for the entertainment industry, including for Spotify and Twitter, McCarthy demonstrated how AR could change the way artists create their album and tour artwork through an […]
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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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