As a musician, you know how important technique and theory are to musical mastery. But in between all of the practicing, auditioning, and gigging, it’s also important to pay attention to your overall health!
Think about it: as a vocalist, can you remember the last time you ran of out breath while singing a long phrase? Pianists, woodwind, and brass players, have you ever felt sore after a long practice session? Here’s where staying fit and healthy comes into play.
If fitness isn’t already part of your routine, take some tips from the infographic below about the best exercises and stretches for musicians, courtesy of TakeLessons.com.
By Brendan Lai-Tong
Life as a music teacher can be an exceptionally fun and rewarding experience. The ability to share the knowledge of music with clarity and a twist of fun is a great gift. Unfortunately, music teachers seldom receive credit for helping students build upon and utilize their interpersonal, time-management and teamwork skills through the act of music making. Students learn these lessons and many more that can be transferred to all aspects of life by being involved in music.
I’m sure you all know that being a well informed and Continue reading ‘Resources For Music Teachers’
By Sheet Music Plus
Greetings music teachers, students and performers. Welcome to the official Sheet Music Plus blog!
We strive to bring you the most helpful, informative, and thought provoking articles written by musicians for musicians.Upcoming articles will feature composers, arrangers, and community ensembles, giving you insight into Continue reading ‘Welcome to the official Sheet Music Plus Blog!’
Published May 14, 2012
Tags: Debussy, French, German, Hindemith, Mahler, music education, music student, music teacher, musical terminology, musicians, performers, Schoenberg, Segovia, sheet music, Spanish, Wagner
By Charles Moehnke
As musicians we all are familiar with Italian musical terminology. From our first glimpse of sheet music we are exposed to words like andante, crescendo, accelerando and meno mosso until they become a natural part of our lexicon.
However, many composers choose to write instructions in their native language, which can lead to Continue reading ‘Glossary of Non-Italian Musical Terms’