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Each singer possesses a distinctive voice. Consequently, each voice has its own set of problems and bad habits that are specific to it. Throughout my years of teaching, I have encountered numerous types of vocal issues; here are the most common mistakes that singers make and some tips on how to avoid them. — Friday, May 26th  Mistake #1: Breathing Wrong Mastering the art of breathing for singing is a task that can be accomplished with ease. All it requires […]
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There is an excellent debate between memorizing and reading music when it comes to learning music. Memorizing involves committing notes and rhythms to muscle memory, while reading requires musicians to read sheet music, match notes, and interpret symbols and instructions. While both techniques can be effective for learning an instrument, they each also have distinctive pros and cons that must be considered. — Thursday, May 18th  Memorization allows a musician to have an intimate connection with the song they are […]
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Have you ever felt nervous and anxious before a performance or public speaking? Do you always shy away from speaking up in class or during meetings? If yes, then you might be suffering from stage fright! Stage fright or performance anxiety is a common problem that many people face. However, it can be overcome with some simple techniques. — Monday, May 8th  This blog post will discuss overcoming stage fright and becoming a confident speaker. 1. Prepare and Practice: Preparing […]
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The world of electric guitar playing is vast, and many different topics exist to explore. Unsurprisingly, there are some divisive issues within the electric guitar community. Whether you’re a beginner just starting or looking to become an expert, our helpful tips can guide you on your journey. — Friday, April 28th    TIPS & HACKS 1. Get the necessary equipment As a beginner, knowing which equipment to get can make your electric guitar experience more enjoyable. So take the time […]
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There are so many benefits of musical instruments for toddlers and preschoolers that they should be found in every home too. And no, we do not mean you need to enroll your 3-year-olds in violin lessons.  We mean exposing your children to different instruments from a young age and letting them play freely and explore the sounds.  Thursday, March 16th  At such a young age, the goal of playing with instruments is not yet to master a particular instrument but […]
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Learning to play the violin is a challenging thing to do. So, here are five things you should consider before you decide to embark on this fantastic journey! Of course, the more prepared you are, the better. —Thursday, February 2nd Here are some essential things to consider when pondering whether or not to choose the violin as your musical instrument.  Practicing Is Essential  Violin, like every other instrument, takes a lot of practice. You will need to practice almost every […]
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Independent artists have more opportunities than ever before to launch their careers without the backing of the majors or a big budget. Here we share ways to promote your music independently in the modern landscape. —Tuesday, January 24th 1. Sign up for artists’ services Most of the biggest music streaming services have platforms built specifically for artists. So if you’re releasing music, signing up is a no-brainer.  These services will allow you to access various features and benefits within the […]
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There’s no question that humans are hardwired for music. Researchers have discovered recently that part of our brain is dedicated to processing music. This supports the theory that music serves an essential function in our life. So, it’s now easier to understand how music and culture can come together.  —Tuesday, December 13th Remember that music’s function is to ensure the group’s survival.  You can almost think of music as a database for storing all of the following: This all represents […]
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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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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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