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RBX, TRBX or BB: Which is your soulmate?

10 Cool Piano and Keyboard Blues Licks

In last month’s Well-Rounded Keyboardist posting, we talked about various forms of the blues chord progression. Now let’s learn some great phrases to use in your soloing. The Blues Scale The most common note choices for playing blues licks come from what is called a blues scale. In the key of C, these notes are: [audio m…

Learn to Play the Blues on Piano and Keyboard

Explore the various forms that the blues takes.

Exercises to Strengthen the Fourth and Fifth Fingers

Learn how to better control these problematic digits.

History Of The Organ

A remarkable keyboard that’s had a major impact on music across the ages.

How to Choose a Bass Amp

A brief guide to amplifying your bass.

Getting Your Bass Into the Groove

Secrets of finding (and staying in) the pocket.

The Importance of Roots, Fifths and Octaves in Bass Playing

How to play the crucial notes … and have fun doing it.

Step Up to a Better Electric Guitar

Find a new guitar that’s worthy of your improving skills.

Seven Movies Based on Video Games

Console and PC-based games first became popular in the 1970s. According to the World Economic Forum, video games now generate more revenue than the music and film industries put together. Yet Holly…

March Madness® On TV

Spring forward with these basketball shows.

Eight Great Tips for Learning Violin

Know your instrument and develop good playing habits for a lifetime of playing enjoyment.

Five More Things You May Not Know About String Instruments

From their origins to their construction, there’s a lot to learn.

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Tina Guo on staying true to her creative convictions.

Going Electric

Five reasons why today’s orchestral string instruments aren’t always acoustic.

When Do You Need to Go to a Luthier?

How to keep your string instrument healthy and sounding great.

What Is a Fractional Size Violin?

There is a violin that’s sized right for you.

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