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Music theory has always had a slight whiff of the uncool about it. However, this bad rep is entirely unjustified. Regardless of whether you’re a composer, songwriter, producer or DJ, reinforcing your musical knowledge (or talent) with music theory can have a profound effect on the quality of your work! — October 21st, 2020 Today, we’re going to highlight five of the most practical theory-based tips that can help kickstart your creative process the next time your inspiration well runs […]
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When we think of Halloween, the last thing that comes to mind is usually festive music or songs associated with this celebration. But, the reality is that there are many incredible Halloween songs out there! So, today we want to share a list of great spookily awesome songs you can include in your playlist. — October 16th, 2020 Although we did not create this list ourselves, Esquire.com has done a great job compiling a list of Halloween songs to get […]
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Songwriting is an art! So, it is only natural that artists struggle with songwriting, especially when just starting.  Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find out what Taylor Swift, Madonna, John Legend, and other Grammy-nominated artists have to say. — October 8th, 2020 In 2006, John Legend won Grammys for Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album for his album Get Lifted. He has received a total of 23 nominations over the years, with 10 wins, including earlier this year, where he won […]
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Learning to play a musical instrument comes with a series of benefits and advantages, from building your confidence and enhancing your memory to widening your social circle. But, if you are not sure when/if you should take the plunge, here are five good reasons! — September 29th, 2020 Playing an instrument makes you smarter Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in both children and adults. Science proves that learning to play an instrument stimulates the […]
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Now that we are slowly going back to our routine, some of us might need extra #motivation to get us back on track with our workout sessions. So, below is a list of 10 great workout songs to get you going!  — September 24th, 2020 1. “Till I Collapse,” Eminem 2. “Motivation,” Normani 3. “Eye of the Tiger,” Suvivor 4. “Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho 5. “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa 6. “POWER,” Kanye West 7. […]
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Music-making programs are hefty and usually take up a lot of space on your computer. Thus, below we will share some tips and hacks to help you optimize your machine. — September 16th, 2020 1. Reduce your choices! Having every plugin ever created will not make you a better music producer. Limiting your palette can, and will, help you compose better music. Thus, limit the number of presets to choose from, and you will have a more cohesive result.  2. […]
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It is said that music can get us through anything! It is good at relieving stress, anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotional states. Doctors even prescribe music as it can help us heal! — September 10th, 2020 Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at McGill University in Canada and author of, explains that the state of a surgery a patient is in before the operation very much predicts the outcome.  Usually, doctors give their patients a mild sedative such as Valium to settle […]
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This pandemic has brought a very different summer —one where we spend more time indoors than outdoors like we usually do. But, it has all allowed us to return to old pass-times and catch up with our reading. So, if you are looking for a music-related book to read these last summer days, here are our must-reads! — August 27th, 2020 In this list, there’s something for everyone. We have fiction non-fiction, novels, and books you cannot miss! In no […]
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More often than not, our busy lifestyle gets in the way, and we have little to no time to practice our music. But, every good musician will say that to master an instrument, you must practice A LOT. So below, we will share a few tips that will help you maximize your practice time!  — August 19th, 2020 1. Set Your Environment It is always a good idea to set the environment for your practice, especially if you get easily […]
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The piano is a very popular instrument and is relatively simple to learn. However, memorizing piano notes can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Below we will share a few tips and tricks that will help you remember piano keys and notes. — August 14th, 2020 Whether you’re studying how to read music or learning to play by ear, there are several ways to remember piano keys and notes: Use Mnemonic Devices A mnemonic, also known as a memory aid, is […]
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At 123 Rock we bring you fun and easy to follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs as well as help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. We strongly suggest that you practice playing along to the original track as […]
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Now that we are spending so much time at home, we thought it was the right time to share an impressive list curated by The New York times featuring 11 excellent documentaries you can binge-watch on Netflix.  — August 6th, 2020 There is a wide variety of concerts available on Netflix, including “Springsteen on Broadway,” Beyoncé’s “Homecoming,” and “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.” However, performances alone don’t tell the entire story of a musical act or a musician’s life.  […]
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The American College of Cardiology recently conducted a study with patients who suffered from post-infarction angina, and the results were fascinating!  — July 23rd, 2020 Nearly 700,000 people survive a heart attack in the U.S. each year, and it is estimated that roughly 1 in 9 heart attack survivors experience subsequent episodes of chest pain and anxiety within the first 48 hours. But, thanks to a recent study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, we now know music can […]
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Several worldwide competitions have banned the use of headphones and portable audio players, as it is considered a performance enhancer. Many athletes, especially runners, have protested this rule. But can music truly enhance athletic performance? The short answer is yes! — July 15th, 2020 Dr. Costas Karageorghis, the world-leading researcher on music for performance — who has conduct  100+ scientific studies, explains that  music can be “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.” More so, music does not only enhance an […]
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Study after study shows that playing music is extraordinarily beneficial to children – something that we have talked about in many other blog posts. But, today, we want to focus on apps that focus on music education, and that can come in handy this summer at home.  — July 7th, 2020 These apps that we will share today can engage kids of all ages in learning everything from playing an instrument to composition and music theory. And while these will […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-07:00

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

2016-10-06T01:19:06-07:00

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

2016-10-06T01:20:25-07:00

- 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

2016-10-06T01:21:23-07:00

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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