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How to Play an E Minor 7 Piano Chord

The E minor 7 piano chord, also known as Em7, is versatile and widespread, ranging from American Pie to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Beautiful in its simple melancholy, the E minor 7 chord builds a seventh note off of a very strong, full-sounding chord. It’s a dash of color. This is why great musicians […]

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What are Quarter Notes and How to Play Them

If you’re trying to master music, understanding how the quarter note works is critical to your success. If you’re not familiar with this note, that’s okay — we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about quarter notes. Let’s get started! What Exactly Are Quarter Notes? Quarter notes, also called crotchets, are […]

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What Are Eighth Rests?

Imagine having a conversation with someone who never pauses to take a breath. The endless stream of words falling from their mouth would probably leave you confused and frankly, annoyed. The same principle applies to great pieces of music. Rests, or breaks in the sound, are essential to creating an excellent composition. Of course, not […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the B Minor Scale

If you’re familiar with The Eagles’ most famous hit, “Hotel California,” you’re familiar with the key of B minor. Music in B minor can sound eerie or pensive. Use this key when you’re writing music that needs an ethereal tone. The B minor scale can seem tough at first, but if you use this beginner’s […]

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What to Know About the Whole Note

Playing a musical instrument is one of the best things you can do for your health. No matter if you are young or old, learning an instrument helps you relax, challenges your mind, and keeps your fingers and body limber. Music is made up of notes. Learning the significance of each note before stringing them […]

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