Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recommended Listening: Ravel’s Miroirs, Movement 3 – Une Barque sur l’Ocean

Today I thought I would post a favorite piece of mine that doesn’t get enough play because it is so difficult to perform, but so beautiful to listen to. This piece is the third movement from Maurice Ravel’s piano suite “Miroirs“. This … Continue reading

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Short Sight Reading Exercises

Sight Reading Genie

Sightreading Genie by is a great tool for beginning sight readers. This tool allows you to choose from 4 difficulty levels and proves you will a large amount of short musical examples to play. It is designed for piano … Continue reading

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Sight reading agility

eMusic Theory Piano Keys

Do you test your sight reading agility? Today I wanted to post a tool that is useful for practicing your sight reading agility. This Piano Keys trainer from allows you to adjust the difficulty level from beginners to advanced. This tool … Continue reading

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New Book Update: 4-18-12

Hi fans of the One Minute Music Lesson, I wanted to give you all an update on the progress of the book. After collecting responses from you guys I am hearing that you want a book aimed at teaching you … Continue reading

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Ear Training Game: Speaker Chords

Speaker Chords

Ear training can be difficult and frustrating because you need a couple essential elements to be successful. 1. You will need material to practice that is at your skill level. 2. You will need a variety of material, so you don’t … Continue reading

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Guitar Fret Trainer Tool, Learn the Notes of the Fret Board

Fret Finder Screen Shot

Once again, one of my favorite sites for music theory tools has done it again. This time Ricci Adams site has created a guitar fretboard trainer that is different than any other I’ve seen. This Fret Trainer allow you … Continue reading

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Chord and Scale Fret Finder Tool (For Guitar, Bass and Mandolin)

Learning the notes of scales and chords can be a laborious process and often times students need a good resource for checking the accuracy of them. Although you can learn how to construct chords and scales from memory there is … Continue reading

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Great tool for practicing sight-reading

[Edit from Leon: I’ve found an even better tool for sight reading. Check it out here.] When learning to read music you will need materials for practicing. One of the hardest things about learning to sight read is having enough … Continue reading

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