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We all know the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. They are all string instruments; even if you don’t think they have anything else in common, they do! Today, we’ll explore a few of their similarities. — Monday, March 25th The world of stringed instruments is as diverse as it is captivating, offering a rich tapestry of sounds and styles to explore. Among the myriad options, the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele are beloved favorites, each with unique charm and character. Despite their […]
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Music, with its captivating melodies and rhythmic beats, holds a profound influence on children’s development. From the soothing lullabies that calm infants to the playful tunes that spark creativity in toddlers, music plays a pivotal role in shaping various aspects of a child’s growth.  — Thursday, March 21st In this post, we delve into how music aids children’s development and why fostering a musical environment is crucial for their overall well-being. 1. Cognitive Development At the core of music’s impact […]
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In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to overlook music’s profound impact. However, delve a little deeper, and you’ll discover that music is not merely background noise but a crucial element that can elevate gameplay experiences to new heights.  — Tuesday, March 12th From setting the mood to enhancing immersion, the role of music in video games is as diverse as it is influential. In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to […]
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Friday, March 8th In recent years, there has been growing interest in the therapeutic potential of music, particularly in its ability to enhance the well-being of aging adults. Research indicates that music can have profound effects on various aspects of physical, cognitive, and emotional health, making it a valuable tool in promoting the overall wellness of older individuals. Physical Benefits: Studies have shown that engaging with music can have positive effects on physical health in aging adults. For example, rhythmic […]
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Some students naturally grasp rhythm in music class, while others find it challenging to make sense of notes. Is having a knack for music something you’re born with, or can you learn it?  — Tuesday, February 20th  Scientists are still figuring out how our ears work with music, but they’ve uncovered some interesting facts.  In scientific terms, having a “musical ear” is musical aptitude. A study by the University of Helsinki, Finland, examined the musical aptitude of 15 Finnish families, […]
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Are you just starting with the violin? It’s crucial as a beginner to establish a solid foundation upon which to build your skills. Beginning with the violin can feel daunting, and it’s best to take your time learning. Below, we outline three fundamental violin techniques that beginners should master before delving into more advanced concepts. — Thursday, February 15th  Playing the violin is a journey filled with challenges and rewards, and mastering various techniques is essential for becoming a proficient […]
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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. For this month we would like to share the chords for the number one song currently in […]
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The extensive array of available options for digital keyboards can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers or those guiding their children into the world of music. With terms like digital keyboards, portable keyboards, arranger workstations, and digital pianos circulating, it’s crucial to understand their distinctions and similarities! — Friday, February 9th  Acoustic vs. Digital Keyboards Regarding keyboards, it’s crucial to grasp the difference between acoustic and digital instruments. Acoustic pianos produce sound through the vibration of physical strings when struck by […]
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For singers, engaging in vocal exercises to warm up the voice is of utmost importance in achieving optimal performance quality and preserving vocal health. Once familiarized with suitable exercise techniques, these can seamlessly integrate into one’s existing singing practice routine, requiring minimal time and effort. — Thursday, January 15th  Here are 5 of the most effective vocal warm-up exercises to prepare your vocals for an exceptional performance that resonates with A-list quality: 1. Yawning Techniques Yawning techniques can effectively alleviate […]
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The music streaming and music artist platform industry is anticipated to achieve a projected market size of $35.10 billion by 2028, highlighting its substantial potential for growth. With ongoing evolution and competition within the industry, let’s delve into five thrilling predictions for what we can anticipate from music streaming services in 2024. — Monday, December 18th 1. Hyper-personalization  One major trend that has grown steadily in recent years is hyper-personalization on music streaming platforms. This trend is expected to become […]
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This guide provides a comprehensive overview of what you need to know before purchasing your first piano. It covers essential factors to consider and explores the different types of pianos available. By the end, you’ll have all the information necessary to choose the perfect piano for your needs and preferences. — Tuesday, November 14th  Things to Consider When Buying Your First Piano Before purchasing your dream piano, it’s important to consider a few factors that will help you make the […]
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Despite the surge of upbeat pop music during the pandemic, there’s something oddly satisfying about playing a sad song and letting the waves of melancholy wash over you. This shared experience poses a fascinating question in the music world: Why do we find pleasure in listening to sad music? — Friday, November 10th  Throughout history, scholars have recognized music’s profound impact on the body and mind. Dating back to ancient times, the Greeks used music to treat illnesses and influence […]
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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. For this month, we want to share a short little Halloween tune that Marcos wrote a few […]
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For beginner string musicians, learning to read music is essential alongside proper instrument technique and sound production. Music, like a language, is both written and read. Similar to visiting a foreign country without knowing the language, fully communicating with others in music requires the ability to read and write. Playing with others or exploring new musical styles becomes challenging without this skill. — Thursday, October 26th These tips will help you, whether you’re a beginner string musician or simply interested […]
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The top free music-making software allows you to effortlessly record your work in audio and/or MIDI format, eliminating the need for a purchased software license. Moreover, these music platforms often have essential features and tools typically found in professional programs requiring payment. — Tuesday, September 19th We’ve explored and evaluated the top free music-making software for breathing life into your music, whether you’re crafting your debut single or working on your upcoming album. Here’s our selection of the top 5 […]
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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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