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.

An Introduction to the Pentatonic Scale

Ever listen to a song and think, “Wow, they’re really killing it with those pentatonic scales?” Probably not. But you’ve definitely admired the pentatonic scale at work if you’ve enjoyed songs like “Amazing Grace”, “Cotton Eye Joe”, or the ever classic song that gets stuck in your head for a month, “My Girl”. [1] All […]

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An Introduction to Bass Clef

Where there’s melody, there has to be rhythm. Other than drums, the main rhythm instrument is the bass. Bass is the line between melody and rhythm — which follows the melodic chords while holding up the rhythm. If you play the piano, you don’t need a second instrument to hold up the rhythm. Pianists need […]

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An Introduction to Ledger Lines

If the term ‘ledger lines’ isn’t ringing any bells for you, then read on, here’s all you need to know. For starters, music couldn’t be written down without them. That means all the music you know and love, everything from Beethoven’s “9th Symphony” to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”, all started life making use of ledger lines. […]

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