Tips For Musicians

Today I am going to share some tips for musicians. These tips will work pretty well with most instruments.

Practice Slowly

When someone is wanting to learn a new song they tend to play it at the right tempo, and then they make a ton of mistakes. To avoid making a bunch of mistakes, practice slowly. Then after you know all of the rhythm, notes, dynamics, etc. you can play it at the correct tempo.

Know Your Scales

When I started to learn the scales, I was like, “well, this is stupid,” But later on, I learned that I will actually use the scales in several songs. It also helps a lot with sight-reading. So trust me when I say they are not stupid, and you will be using them in a lot of songs. If you want more advanced scales than just the C scale, D scale, etc, check out Hanon. It is a book that has scales for more advanced musicians and helps with classical songs. Here is the LINK

Quality over Quantity when Practicing

I have heard a couple of stories where people practice a lot but do not make any improvement. That is probably because they are repeating the same mistake over and over and not fixing their mistakes. If you think about it, you are your teacher. You just go to a teacher once a week to help learn new things and improve. But during the week you should be fixing your mistakes. If you don’t know how to fix your mistake, go online and look up how to do what you are struggling with, or text your teacher and ask for some advice (I’m sure they would give it to you). Just remember, even though it is very important to practice a lot, make sure you are doing it right and fixing your mistakes.

Spread Out Your Practice

If it is difficult for you to sit down and practice for thirty minutes straight, try spreading it out. If you go to school, practice once in the morning for ten minutes, then another ten minutes when you get home, and ten more minutes a night. This will make it much easier to get in practice time if you struggle with playing for a long time.

If You are Learning an Instrument Make Sure it is Good Quality

This is a super common mistake a lot of people make. Someone wants to learn an instrument, and they go out and buy the cheapest one they can find. Don’t do that! I understand that instruments are expensive (trust me I know), but it will not help you learn that instrument. For one, the instrument will not sound as good, and you will make several mistakes when playing because of the quality. When I started violin, I borrowed a violin, and let me tell you, that violin was not very good quality. It started to fall apart (the owner was not mad and did not care because the violin was cheap) which made me very frustrated. But when I got a new violin it sounded better and was not falling apart. The better quality of an instrument you have the more likely you will be more motivated to practice. If you can not afford to buy a nice quality instrument, look at used ones. People are always giving out their instruments, and most of the time they are of good quality. Try looking online on Facebook or eBay.

I hope you found some of these tips helpful! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Also, feel free to share some of your own tips! I would love to hear them! Check out this post for more tips!

Christmas Music | Played By Faye and Raegan

Hope your day is going fantastic! Today I am going to share some Christmas songs me and Faye (From Meet Me in the Meadow). Faye played the flute and I played the violin and piano.

Here are the songs we did together!

Here are some songs just played by me on piano.

Hope you enjoyed listening to these songs! Have a great day!

Tips For Beginner Musicians

I hope you are doing great! Today I am going to share some tips for beginner musicians. I play the piano, guitar, ukulele, and… I am learning the violin (I’m very excited😜)🎉!! So I do have experience playing instruments. If you’re leaning the piano, flute, violin, etc then these tips will hopefully help you!

This is a phone background I made. You are welcome to use it. It is a reminder for you to practice when you turn on your phone or go to your home page. (;

PRACTICE! When most people first learn an instrument, they have some motivation to practice because you’re doing something new and exciting! But after a while, the instrument might get a little boring. If that does happen set about 15-30 minutes to practice. It’s okay to miss one day, but remember you are not going to get better at any instrument if you do not practice.

Close-Up Photo Of Person Playing Piano

Don’t give up! Just because you are not getting it right away, does not mean you should give up. I know a lot of people give up the guitar because it hurts their fingers or they are not getting how to put their fingers on the right fret. That kind of stuff can be fixed. If you practice 15 minutes every day, you will eventually get calluses on your figures, and then it will not hurt while you play the guitar. If your figures still hurt after 15 minutes of practicing, then try 10 minutes, then go up to 15 minutes. Now sometimes it is just hard for some people to learn a specific instrument. And after a while, you feel like you still don’t get it you could quit. Now don’t feel bad about quitting. Maybe the instrument was just not meant for you!

Brass Trumpet With Musical Notes

Play music you enjoy playing. This if you don’t like to practice. Learning a piece that you enjoy playing/listening to will make your practice more! Now A lot of people make the mistake of only playing music they know how to play. Now, if you want to get good at an instrument, you are going to have to learn the difficult thing about the instrument. Just playing what you know how to play is not the greatest, but it is always a good review on the things you already know.

Person Playing Cello

Find a teacher you get along with. This will defiantly help want to practice and to be excited to go to your lessons, because if you don’t get along with your teacher, then you probably will not be as motivated to practice (and there is another reason why some people quit their instrument). If you feel like this teacher is not right for you and you guys just are not getting along try a new teacher. When looking for a teacher, ask around and see what other people say about that person before you start lessons with them.

Hope you found these helpful! Do you play an instrument? Do you want to play an instrument?

“Amazing Grace” and A “Whole New World” Played on Piano

A couple weeks ago I did This post (click this post to read it😉) and in that post, I said that I would be posting some piano songs on my YouTube Channel (I also talk a lot more about my piano history). Well… I finally uploaded some music! I uploaded Amazing Grace. I played that song for a special at my church, so I figured I would upload it to YouTube as well.

The thumb nail pic is not my piano. Just to clarify that. lol It’s from pexles.com. Also, that white stuff on the tree is snow. Thankfully it is gone (I am so done with snow this year😂).

The second song I uploaded was A Whole new world. I actually tried to play off the top of my head it when I was like 12, but then now I found the music and I can play the whole (pun unintended) song. I love this song! It’s probably one of my favorite songs to play on the piano. I have been working on memorize it. lol

I was thinking about making a karaoke to this music, once I get better at it. lol

I recorded it on my piano with my phone, and it’s kind of a weird angle, so I am trying to figure out what angle looks the best. I do like this angle because you can see outside, which I think looks kind of nice. Comment what you think of this angle or if I should change it?

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed listening to the songs! I plan on uploading some more songs in the future, so don’t for get to subscribe.(; Do you play piano?