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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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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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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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Stress has become an epidemic in our modern-day world. Stress is also extremely harmful to our bodies and minds and regularly leads to severe conditions, such as anxiety and depression. But, music can help us cope with high levels of stress, helping you become a happier version of yourself.  — June 24th, 2020 Below some ways in which you can incorporate music to your day to relieve stress: • Music & Meditation Meditation is well known for being one of […]
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Most of us have snoozed to music before. But, could it be true that some tunes can help you fall asleep or help you sleep better?  — June 19th, 2020 Michael Breus, Ph.D., sleep expert and author, explains that there is data that suggests that music can help people fall asleep. More so, the music-sleep connection has been supported in studies all over the world. As a result, music has shown to help people with chronic sleep problems, schizophrenia, and […]
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Although we genuinely believe there are no “easy” or “hard” musical instruments, some instruments indeed require more experience. Today we will share 5 instruments that you should probably put off learning for later until you have a more extensive musical knowledge. — June 11th, 2020 In no particular order, here are the 5 “hardest” instruments to learn how to play: • Organ One of the most iconic instruments is also one of the most complex ones. The organ is perhaps […]
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Parents constantly ask us what is the right age to begin music lessons. Sometimes they worry that it is too soon or too late for the children to learn a musical instrument. And the truth is, there is no “right” or “wrong” age. Below we explain why! — June 2nd, 2020 We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even […]
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Many studies show that music can be a powerful tool when it comes to learning languages. Of course, this does not mean that it will happen overnight. But, listening to songs you like while paying extra attention to the lyrics can fast-track your learning!  — May 28th, 2020 Below we will share a list of  Spanish artists and songs to get you started: 1. Shakira – Me Gusta We’ll get started with Shakira, who is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, […]
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It is no secret that learning a musical instrument for the first time or perfecting your skills takes time and practice. But, many tips can help you ease the process. Below, we share some of our favorites. — May 18th, 2020 Hack 1: Schedule Sessions We live a high-paced life, where our days are filled with tasks, to-dos, chores, and trying to keep up with our social lives. So, we’ve learned that the only way to overcome this “too busy […]
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We are going through very tough times! And so, in the last weeks, we have talked a lot about the role of music within the pandemic. As a result, scientists and doctors have decided to investigate how music helps us cope with COVID-19  — May 12th, 2020 Today, we want to share with you an article published in Northwestern Medicine. Here, Jessica Pouranfar, a music therapist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, talks about the power of music in times of crisis.  […]
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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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The headlines lately have been grim. So, to lift your spirits, USA TODAY (and a few helpers) assembled a list of 100 songs to make you smile and ease your worries — at least for a few minutes. — April 28th, 2020 1. “Happy,” Pharrell (2013): When bad news comes, talking this and that, this song brings the positivity. 2. “Better Be Good to Me,” Tina Turner (1984): If there’s a bad Tina Turner song, we’ve yet to hear it. 3. “Blessed,” Elton John (1995): […]
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People singing from balconies and streaming free concerts during the COVID-19 lockdown are part of a long tradition of using music to fight fear — dating back to the 7th century BC. — April 23rd, 2020 From as early as ancient Egypt, Greece and the Babylonians, music has been a reliable tool for spiritual healing and social bonding for thousands of years amid disease. When plague struck Sparta in the 7th century BC, city leaders petitioned the poet Thaletus to sing […]
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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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