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Groove Academy Hero – Alex Hiebert   Alex Hiebert started playing clarinet at age of eleven when he joined the grade 6 band at his school. Clarinet was Alex’s first instrument. When asked what he loved the most about the clarinet, he said, “It was the fact that it had most of the melody” Here...

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Practice Tips For Drummers   Whether you’re just starting out or have been playing for a while, you’re sure to find at least a few of these “practice tips for drummers” helpful.   Start Slow Any difficult concept or groove that you’re working on, take it so slow that it’s impossible to miss a note. ...

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Practice Tips 8 Practice Tips For All Musical Instruments Here are 8 practice tips to help you on your journey! 1. Choose a place that is quiet and where you are able to concentrate without distractions. 2. Pick a time of day that can be consistent throughout the week. 3. Create a practice routine, (time/place),...

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Tips For Starting Violin Lessons & Practicing My tips for starting violin lessons and practicing are: 1) Get excited about learning a new instrument! It is so cool to be learning something new, especially something like the violin which is such a rewarding and fun instrument to play.  The more enthusiasm and excitement for learning...

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How Many Piano Keys?   The piano has 88 keys.  52 keys are white, and 36 keys are black.  The white keys extend from the fall board to the key slip.  The black keys are raised above and are shorter than white keys, (a bit more than half the length of white keys). Piano notes...

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Drum Set Part Names   There can be many parts to a drum set.  And, what can make this even more confusing for beginners is that a single drum set part can have 2 or even 3 names!     The Drum Set Our instrument the “Drum Set” has a few names. Drum set, (most...