Category Archives: Practicing Techniques

How to Make Practicing Piano Scales More Fun and Efficient

Practicing Piano Scales

Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans, Piano Scales… Every music student knows that they are important to know, important to play and definitely important to practice. But… Practicing your piano scales can be boring, especially if you don’t have the … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: 5 Keys to Music Skill Development

Hi One Minute Music Lesson Fans, I will be hosting another episode of OMML-Live! on Sunday. This episode will be a free webinar on the 5 Keys to Music Skill Development this Sunday, February 9th @ 5pm EST / 4pm … Continue reading

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Piano Marvel Review: Interactive Piano Educational Software

PianoMarvel Review

**** I have negotiated a free trial for fans of the One Minute Music Lesson for Piano Marvel. Click here to get your Free 30 Day Trial of Piano Marvel. **** Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans, Today I want … Continue reading

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The 4 Best Programs For Interactive Sight Reading Practice Sheet Music

The 4 Best Programs For Interactive Sight Reading Practice Sheet Music

Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans, Using interactive sight reading software is a great way to practice sight reading daily. By using a program that generates a steady stream of new sight reading material you can easily and efficiently practice this skill. Also … Continue reading

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3 Mistakes You Are Making When You Sight Read Sheet Music

Reading Intervals 2

Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans, Continuing with my series of posts on improving your sight reading ability, today I wanted to tell you about 3 of the most common mistakes students make when learning how to sight read and … Continue reading

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How to Practice Sight Reading in 15 Minutes A Day in Just 4 Steps

Bass Clef Example

[Edit from Leon: I’ve found an even better tool for sight reading. Check it out here.] How to Practice Sight Reading When you are first learning the music notes for piano or any other musical instrument you will want to … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Sight Reading Sheet Music – Sight Reading Exercise 1 – Sheet Music Markings

Sight Reading Steps

Hi One Minute Music Lesson Fans, I am creating a series of sight reading exercises for you to help you with your sight reading skills and to provide harmonically interesting sight reading materials. In this first exercise, which you can … Continue reading

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Top 10 Facts About Learning How to Sight Read Music Notes and Rhythms

Sight Reading Secrets

Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans, Learning how to sight read music can be a very mystifying process for the beginning or amateur musician. But there are 10 facts about about learning how to sight read music notes and rhythms that you must know in … Continue reading

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How to keep a practice log and journal

Practice Log

If you want to make progress quickly when practicing your instrument or learning to play new pieces, a practice log and journal is crucial. Studies have shown that any activity that you track will result in a higher favorable return on your time invested. … Continue reading

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Finding your inner motivation to grow as a musician

Finding your inner motivation

As a teacher, getting students to get into the right mindset to grow musically is one of the toughest nuts to crack. Staying in that right mindset is also one of the toughest aspects of continually improving your musicianship. This difficulty … Continue reading

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