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There is a lot of prep and work to nailing a performance, but you can do some simple things. Thanks to award-winning singer/songwriter and veteran voice teacher Mark Bosnian, we have a few tips for a better performance that can take you to the next level. —Wednesday, November 16th Know Your Song Always memorize the words and have 2 or 3 emotions you want to evoke when you sing. Trying to sing with emotion is hard when you don’t know which emotion(s) […]
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No matter your age, experience level, or goals, learning music is a powerful way to enrich your life. However, this doesn’t keep misconceptions about music lessons from convincing some people they’re not worth the time and effort. If you’re on the fence, read up on the realities of taking music lessons.  — Thursday, November 10th “I won’t have time to practice” It is one of the main reasons people don’t take music lessons. However, if you want to bring the […]
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Guitars come in right-handed and left-handed varieties. But, most people, when they pick up a guitar, don’t immediately show a strong tendency for either right-handed or left-handed playing. That’s because playing the guitar is complex, and it is not clear which hand plays the dominant role until you’ve spent some time practicing.  Today, we’ll review a few indicators to help you choose the right guitar (and hand) for you! — Tuesday, October 18th If you are right-hand dominant, it’s probably […]
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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 and 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 and practicing it on your […]
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Like your muscles, your brain gets stronger as you exercise it. The process of changing the brain through our experiences is called neural plasticity—the capacity of the nervous system to modify itself in response to experience or deprivation. — Wednesday, August 26th Scientists measure neural plasticity with special brain-imaging techniques, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or electroencephalogram (EEG), to find precisely how playing music changes our brain works. Research with these machines, as well as studying the brains of people […]
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To become a great improviser, you need to unleash your inner musical instinct and then learn to control it. Learning to improvise is a long-term mission; you’ll need to be armed with some tips, tricks, and strategies to help you continually improve. — Thursday, August 22nd Today we’ll share three essential tips for developing your skills as an improvising musician: Know the basics Before you can make use of tactical advice, you need to have covered the basics. Hence, you […]
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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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Getting your kids interested in music is not always easy. But, if you have a young musician at home, there are many things that you as a parent can do to contribute to that passion. Here, we go over a few tips that will help you guide your child into the wonderful world of music-making. — Friday, August 12th Choosing the right instrument First things first, you need to choose the right instrument! Ask your child what sounds they like […]
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If you want to learn to play guitar, you might not know where to start. Your mind may be brimming with questions, and it can feel intimidating. You might also wonder if you’ll be good at guitar. Unfortunately, in some instances, new players don’t always give themselves enough time to learn the basics and unfairly put a lot of pressure on themselves to “get good” right off the start. Relax! Learning to play guitar should be a fun experience more […]
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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 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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So, while you may lose a lot of life’s pleasures when you become a parent (sleep being chief among them), you can still have good musical taste and cater to your kids’ playlist. We want to share our favorites from an extensive list published by TimeOut to help you on your way and get the kids moving without making your ears bleed! — Friday, May 20th  1. ‘The Rainbow Connection’ by Jim Henson 2. ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong 3. ‘Chugga Chugga […]
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A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge shows that musical tastes shift as we age. Teenage years were defined by “intense” music, then early adulthood by “contemporary” and “mellow” as they search for close relationships increases, with “sophisticated” and “unpretentious” allowing us to project status and family values later in life.  — Tuesday, April 26th  The rise in music consumption over the last 100 years has made what you listen to an important personality trait. For many people, […]
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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 and 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 and practicing it on your […]
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You need to go through six crucial stages to learn a song truly. From learning lyrics to total ownership of the piece! Today, we’ll go over these six stages with you for easy understanding.  — Tuesday, April 12th    1) Learning lyrics, melody, phrasing, and structure In other words, learning “when” and “what” to sing to get through the song from start to finish successfully. Even if one has to think about it. 2) Internalizing lyrics, melody, phrasing, and structure. Once one […]
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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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