Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

All Skill Levels Welcome, Ages 4 -104

Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

Category: Musician Tips

Blue notes are the cool kind of wrong notes
Musician Tips
Sandy Connolly

What Is a Blue Note?

Blue Notes Are “Wrong” Notes Some people would consider blue notes to be “wrong notes.” But they’re not just any wrong notes. They’re particular wrong notes. Some “wrong notes” are

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Tips for the Beginning Piano Player
Musician Tips
Sandy Connolly

Tips for Getting Started on Piano

Whether you are an adult starting from scratch or a parent helping your child, here are a few things that are helpful to know in those first few weeks. Get

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Musical Meditations
Musician Tips
Kirsten Livingston

Musical Meditations

For any type of relaxation or meditation, I recommend that you be comfortable, either lying down or sitting with your back supported or straight. Start with 2-5 minutes and if

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Counting Pickups
Musician Tips
Sandy Connolly

How to Count “Pickups”

What Is a Pickup? In music, a pickup is an unstressed lead-in note or group of notes that take place before the first accented note of a phrase. They can

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Take Care of Your Feet
Musician Tips
Kirsten Livingston

Free Your Feet

Why are your feet important? Why is this post on a music site? Some musical instruments actually use the feet of course.  Many musicians stand on stage to perform. How

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Learn Finger Fans
Musician Tips
Kirsten Livingston

Take Care of Your Hands

If you are a performer of any kind, I urge you to pay attention to your hands. Scratch that — I want everyone to pay attention to your hands. If

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Do You Know How to Follow All the Common Road Signs in Music
Musician Tips
Sandy Connolly

How to Follow Signs in Sheet Music

Musicians use all kinds of ways to communicate with each other about what notes to play from scribbles on a napkin to full-fledged orchestral scores, but one of the most

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