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Standard Notation

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Standard notation is the form music is typically written. It can be a daunting task to learn, but with focus and consistency you’ll look back on the endeavor as a piece of cake. You don’t need to know how to play an instrument in order to read standard notation (sheet music). However, if you would ever like to play what you are reading you will need to know two things. The first, you will need to learn to read standard notation. The second is you will need to be familiar with the notes on your instrument and which notes line up with ones on the staff. There are different symbols called Clefs that pre-determine the range of the notes, and this is dependent upon which instrument you are going to play with. For example, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, electric and acoustic guitars all use the treble clef. Bass guitars, trombones, and baritones use bass clef. Some instruments use both clefs like the piano. There is also another clef out there for stringed instruments like the violin, viola, and cello. This clef is moveable and consists of the tenor, and alto positions. There is a lot of information on this subject so I may go into deeper detail with separate posts in the future. For now, if you are interested in learning more sooner then follow this link and don’t forget to check back on this blog in the future: http://www.musicnotes.com/blog/2014/04/11/how-to-read-sheet-music/

Musical Performance

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When it comes to music most people would agree that performing is one of the best aspects. It allows you to show your current skill as a musician, set a certain mood, and give entertainment. Plus, more often than not, you are playing as part of a group or band. The relationship you gain from playing together is a strong one. Each member involved learns to rely on each other as a separate puzzle piece needed to created a musical sync.

DAW’s

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DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation. They are programs designed to give the necessary tools to the consumer in order to accomplish tasks such as Recording, Editing, Mixing, & even Mastering. There are various DAW’s available on the market each with it’s own approach in accordance to it’s layout and workflow. A brief list of the top few include: Pro tools, Logic Pro, Abelton Live, Cubase, Reaper, and Mixcraft. Of course there are many more, each fully capable of doing the desired functions; Recording, Editing, and Mixing. If you are a musician who wants to record their own song, an inspiring engineer who wants to dive into the world of DAW’s, or just a music enthusiast who would like to just check it out go ahead and check out a least one of these amazing softwares. For more information about which DAW you should choose, follow this link: http://www.musicradar.com/us/tuition/tech/the-19-best-daw-software-apps-in-the-world-today-238905