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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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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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Music affects dogs’ behavior. And according to a recent study conducted by the University of Glascow, dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music. Continue reading to find out why! —– Friday, February 22nd The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs’ behaviour. Within the study, researchers played a variety of music to dogs and assessed physiological and behavioural changes. Professor Neil Evans, in charge of […]
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As we slowly re-group and get back to our routine, we want to share some valuable tips to make the best out of your practice time! These tips are helpful for anyone who plays an instrument or sings. —– Friday, February 16th 1. Find somewhere quiet  Practicing in a quiet place will prevent you from surrendering to all sorts of distractions, but creating a particular practice area, whether it’s a specific room or just a corner of the living room, […]
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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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With all the benefits that music offers, it’s no wonder that parents want to introduce their kids to music as early as possible. But, depending on the children’s age, fostering their love for music might not be as easy as you would think! So, today, we want to share a few tips on how to get youngsters interested in music.  —– Tuesday, January 18th Here are a few pointers and tips to get your children interested in music: 1. Bring […]
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Here are five essential music production tips every amateur should know. If you are starting as a music producer or are interested in music production, these hacks will give you a jump start and a better idea of where you need to start in the music business. —– Monday, December 28th 1. Basic but essential gear As you know, we need to have some gear to get started in music and production. Of course, everybody will tell you that the […]
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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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TV offers fun, exciting, and educational ways for children to encounter music. TV is always a great place to start, whether that means sing-along shows, musical drama, humorous music programs, or on-air lessons for kids who want to learn music basics! —– Wednesday, December 1st Today, we want to share five great television shows that help us teach music to kids while keeping them interested and entertained: Fraggle Rock  This show, called “FR” by its fans, is a joint production […]
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Like a spellchecker or photo editing software can save us from our mistakes, the audio program Auto-Tune can correct a singer’s wrong notes and wavering pitch. —– Friday, November 19th  Although the program is best known for the robotic vocal style that has dominated pop radio in recent years, Auto-Tune is widely used in the studio and at concerts to make artists’ sound pitch-perfect. But, the beauty of this software is that artists don’t have to sing, take after take, […]
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There is an unlimited amount of music genres in today’s world. But we can pin down the top ten genres by music album consumption in the United States in 2020. —  November 4th, 2021 1. Hip Hop/Rap  Rap has ruled the last 10 years of music. It seems an unstoppable force, with hip hop becoming the most popular genre in the country with 12.01% of album consumption.  2. Techno  Techno has also been a dominant genre of music in the […]
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Learning music theory is not always easy, especially when you have words you cannot remember. But, once you get the hang of specific terms, your music theory learning journey will be smooth as silk! — August 26th, 2021 Musicradar.com published a Music Theory Glossary with the essential terms, and so we took the liberty of choosing ten terms we believe are indispensable when learning music theory for the first time.  1. Ascending Rising in pitch or going up the piano keyboard […]
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Learning to play a musical instrument comes with a series of benefits and advantages, from building your confidence and enhancing your memory to widening your social circle. But, if you are not sure when/if you should take the plunge, here are five good reasons! — September 29th, 2020 Playing an instrument makes you smarter Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in both children and adults. Science proves that learning to play an instrument stimulates the […]
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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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Over the past several weeks, social activity has ground to a standstill due to the spread of the coronavirus. We know it hasn’t been easy, and after several weeks boredom starts to creep in. So, to keep you sane and entertained during these strange times, here’s a list of music-related activities to explore. — April 14th, 2020 1. Learn An Instrument You love live music, right? Well, how about learning to create it yourself? Learning an instrument can help you […]
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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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