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We’ve come a long way in capturing and reproducing sound. From Thomas Edison’s first experiments with waveform-engraved cylinders to the rotating dials of our iPods to music streaming platforms and Live concerts. Today we want to share a list of essential breakthroughs (be they physical tools or digital breakthroughs) in recorded music and playback technology. — Friday, September 23rd  Phonograph (1877) The Phonograph Thomas Edison’s 1877 invention of the foil-cylinder phonograph fundamentally altered music’s place in our lives. It changed the […]
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No season inspires songwriters quite like the summer. If most music is ultimately about conveying a sense of freedom, there’s no time of year that better represents that feeling. From surf-rock anthems to sweaty hip-hop bangers, these are the greatest summer songs ever made, according to Timeout.com  — Wednesday, August 3rd 1. ‘(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding 2. ‘Under the Boardwalk’ by the Drifters 3. ‘Summertime’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince 4. ‘Summer in the City’ […]
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Music and color are similar in the uncanniest of ways. At a fundamental level, both hit us in a powerful, memorable, and emotional sense. Most entrepreneurs and brands overlook this connection, but it is essential. Keep reading to learn why! — Friday, July 29th Can you see color when you hear certain sounds? No? Then you probably aren’t a synesthete. Don’t feel bad. You would fall into the 92.8% of individuals who are just regular humans. What I am referring […]
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Sleep is important in maintaining physical and mental health and for general well-being. However, sleep disturbances are highly common in our society, with increased prevalence in aging and among people at risk of a psychiatric disorder. Sleep-enhancing medicine is problematic as its effectiveness decreases over time and may lead to addiction. Consequently, researchers have been looking to other more natural solutions to help people sleep through the night. — Tuesday, July 19th Listening to music is a widely used tool […]
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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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Classical music can be dismissed genre when choosing a training playlist. But with its pacy tempos, stirring melodies, and inspiring instrumentals, there are many great pieces to get the adrenaline pumping and put you in the right frame of mind for a run, swim, climb or gym session. Today, we’ll share a few pieces to get you going!  — Friday, May 27th  The Marriage of Figaro Overture – Mozart Chariots of Fire – Vangelis The Four Seasons, Spring – Vivaldi […]
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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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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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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means you’re probably looking for a sweet way to show your mom a little extra love. Whether you’re looking for a playlist for Mother’s Day brunch or need some inspiration for your card, we’ve got you covered! Here, are a number of popular hits dedicated to moms.  — Friday, May 6th  “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift  “Mother” by Kacey Musgraves  “The Wish” by Bruce Springsteen  “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood  “Mama […]
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Many talented songwriters use these six techniques to write memorable songs. Thus, if songwriting is something you are passionate about, keep reading! —– Wednesday, March 16th Here, we share six practical tips when composing new music and lyrics: 1. Compose a catchy melody Millions of songs share the same three- and four-chord progressions. And, more often than not, that is why a melody gets stuck in our heads. Successful melodies usually move in stepwise motion (up or down either a […]
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Valentine’s Day is all about letting others know how much you care. Whether that means your boyfriend, wife, your significant other, friends, or family — they all deserve to feel a little extra love on February 14th. So here’s a playlist for every type of love! —– Friday, February 11th Here are some of the greatest love songs; tracks that are perfect for Valentine’s Day! 1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” covered by Haley Reinhart 2. “A Moment Like This” […]
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Flying with your musical instrument should be a smooth affair. Read these handy tips from the Incorporated Society of Musicians to prepare for your flight! —– Monday, December 22nd 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Before flying, check the airline’s policy on hand luggage, and where possible, try to get written confirmation that you can take your instrument on board. 2. Pack your instrument in a hard case Even if you’re taking it as hand luggage, flimsy instrument bags […]
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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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We all know that our body requires fuel to function, and food is fuel! But which foods and beverages can harm your vocal cords, and which ones can help you sing better? Keep on reading! —– Thursday, December 9th Here are some quick tips on food and drinks you should and should not eat before singing. What to Eat & Drink Eating these foods a few hours before your show will help you relax and give your best. Also, a […]
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We want to discuss a great article we came across while looking for tips and exercises to keep our vocal cords healthy. Here, Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, voice pathologist and singing voice specialist, shares some exciting tips. So, we wanted to share the most relevant with you to help you take care of one of the most valuable instruments we have: our voice! —  November 9th, 2021 1. Train your voice and body just like an athlete trains their body! Learn […]
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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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