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Being in tune is one of the quickest ways to make you sound better and is the first thing that should be addressed when using a guitar. Today, we’ll share a few tips on how to tune your guitar! — Wednesday, October 12th  TUNE THE SIXTH STRING FIRST The sixth string, or low E, has the most tension. It can affect the pitch of the other strings when changed because of the added or decreased tension it creates on the […]
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A strong inner ear is essential for understanding music composition, so nearly every music school requires students to take ear training lessons. This skill is essential for music students or anyone who wants to get better at listening, understanding, and performing music. — Wednesday, September 28th Ear Training Techniques Ear training practice is an excellent way for musicians to enhance their listening skills. Dedicating a small amount of time per day can be enough to keep your inner ear strong: […]
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Whether or not they’re also artists, songwriters can make money in a few different ways: performance royalties, streaming royalties, and publishing deals. — Thursday, September 8th Performance Royalties Songwriters earn performance royalties whenever their song is played in a public setting, whether as a live performance or a recording. So a performance royalty is generated whenever a song is played: Live by you or another performer On TV or a video streaming platform (AKA sync licensing) Through the speakers at […]
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Musical instruments can be significantly affected by the climate, from minor tuning issues to potential long-term damage – and every instrument responds in its way.  — Thursday, August 18th Temperature can affect the sound of an instrument in a variety of ways, which are different for each instrument. It also influences the abilities of a player. Cold Weather Generally speaking, cold weather has the tendency to be harder on your musical instrument compared to hot weather. In times when it is raining, […]
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Rhythm is a vital aspect of learning music. But, often rhythm can be the hardest bit to learn! Students usually enjoy playing the chords, but it is the rhythm of the melody that most of them struggle with the most. More so, reading rhythm and feeling rhythm are two separate things.So, we’re going to look at four techniques you can start using today to improve your sense of rhythm and timing when you play music. — Tuesday, June 14th 1. […]
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Music has always played a pivotal role in audiovisual projects! Whether a film, a short film, a documentary project, or even an ad, music is always present to some degree. Music in audiovisual projects is highly linked with the emotional impact the project intends to deliver. — Thursday, June 10th It doesn’t take much to realize that we have plenty of songs and musical pieces from movies in our minds. Most of them remind us of a specific individual, time […]
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Music licenses are the primary way artists can receive royalties for their music by giving legal permission to someone who’d like to use their work. There are six types of licenses that someone can use for various purposes; keep reading to find out more! — Wednesday, May 1st Here are the six primary forms of music licenses, along with how they’re used in a practical sense: Synchronization License (Sync License)  This licensing method refers to music that will be used […]
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Music therapy is a type of therapy that intertwines music with its therapeutic techniques. Music therapy is proven to help people with Down Syndrome to improve with social and communication skills, coordination skills, and learning skills. Today, we’ll share a bit more information on how music therapy enhances the life of people with special needs.  — Tuesday, April 22nd  Research supports evidence that shows that music therapy helps to benefit:  • Social and Communication Skills Some of the ways it helps people […]
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Learning to play a musical instrument has many advantages – building your confidence, improving your memory, or broadening your social circle. Here are some reasons you should consider taking up a musical instrument. — Wednesday, March 31st  1. Playing an instrument makes you smarter! Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in children and adults. Consequently, we can say that learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills. […]
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Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps with a variety of disorders including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease. It can help with memory, lower blood pressure, improve coping, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more. You don’t need a background in music to participate. —– Thursday, March 10th Music therapy may help you psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, cognitively and socially. A short list of benefits includes: Lowering blood pressure. Improving memory. Enhanced communication and social skills through […]
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Music affects dogs’ behavior. And according to a recent study conducted by the University of Glascow, dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music. Continue reading to find out why! —– Friday, February 22nd The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs’ behaviour. Within the study, researchers played a variety of music to dogs and assessed physiological and behavioural changes. Professor Neil Evans, in charge of […]
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Do you use songs to help you fall asleep? It is said that music directly affects our nervous system, which allows our bodies to prepare for a good night’s sleep. Listening to relaxing music before going to bed has been proven to affect our bodies positively. It can help us fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up less throughout the night. —– Monday, December 13th Around 62% of the general population use music as a means to help them […]
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Like a spellchecker or photo editing software can save us from our mistakes, the audio program Auto-Tune can correct a singer’s wrong notes and wavering pitch. —– Friday, November 19th  Although the program is best known for the robotic vocal style that has dominated pop radio in recent years, Auto-Tune is widely used in the studio and at concerts to make artists’ sound pitch-perfect. But, the beauty of this software is that artists don’t have to sing, take after take, […]
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There is an unlimited amount of music genres in today’s world. But we can pin down the top ten genres by music album consumption in the United States in 2020. —  November 4th, 2021 1. Hip Hop/Rap  Rap has ruled the last 10 years of music. It seems an unstoppable force, with hip hop becoming the most popular genre in the country with 12.01% of album consumption.  2. Techno  Techno has also been a dominant genre of music in the […]
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The world is filled with different types of Music because it is filled with different kinds of people. But, have you ever wondered how many music genres and styles are there? —  October 1st, 2021 A complete list of musical genres worldwide is nearly impossible to create because there is no universally accepted way of categorizing types of Music. Nevertheless, these are the top recorded music genres in the world: Classical Country Electronic dance music (EDM) Hip-hop Indie rock Jazz […]
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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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