Stephanie Su

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Started learning music when she was four years old, Stephanie is a music teacher and a music therapist who is highly proficient in Piano, Violin, Guitar, and Ukulele. She likes to learn, teach, and share her music playing experiences.

Your Guide to Piano Scales

Piano scales are the basis of any good piano practice regime. They allow your fingers to develop the muscle memory needed to be able to play up and down through the notes without having to think about it. And scales, or portions of them, appear in a huge number of classical piano pieces. Read on […]

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An Introduction to Treble Clef

As you know, one notates music by using a staff. Back in the late 9th century, the notation for the Gregorian Chant musical scribes first recorded clefs with “neumes,” or basic dashes or dots above lyrics. They indicated a relative change in pitch. During the 10th century, scribes added a horizontal line to show a […]

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An Introduction to Primary Chords

There are at least 8,400 possible chords on the piano [1]. Musicians don’t worry about memorizing every single chord. Instead, they learn the mechanics that go behind creating them. When you understand the music theory of chords you can build them on your own. In this article, we’ll explain the theory behind primary chords and […]

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Your Guide to Piano Chord Progressions

All music is based on chord progressions. Even single lines of music on their own imply their underlying chord progressions based on the order of the notes in the melody. Learning to play basic chord progressions on the piano is reasonably easy to do. It allows you to accompany yourself as you sing, or other […]

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An Introduction to Music Note Names

Comprehensive Guide to Music Note and Symbols Staff Stave or staves is the plural of staff. Staff is the group of lines and four spaces each line represent various musical pitches. There are two types of staff treble staff and the bass staff. Suitable music symbols are placed on the staff lines according to their […]

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