Click the button to access a glossary of tempo markings used in classical music. It defines Italian tempo markings with a range of bpm (beat per minute).
Click the button to access an 8.5" x 11" poster of the Circle of Fifths with mnemonics to remember the order of sharps and flats in key signatures. This tool helps you see the key center (tonic) for a piece of music based on the key signature, and helps you compose music. To read more about the relationships between the keys, visit: MusicCrashCourses
This video is an excellent tutorial on how to cut your fingernails if you are a pianist or string player. Although this is part of the Gentleman's Gazette series, it works for women musicians, too.
Musicians can be susceptible to repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger). Doing these wrist exercises before, during, and after practice will help keep your tendons elongated and supple.
Writing music by hand requires fine motor skills and hand positions that are similar to playing piano (rounded, relaxed hand). There is a correct way to hold a pencil and paper when you write, and there's a wrong way. Good penmanship is is an important skill for composers so others can read the music you write.
Click "Piano Pedals" to read more about the different pedals you may find on a piano.
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From any Office application, click the Insert tab and select Symbol. In the Symbol window select the Font: Segoe UI Symbol
In the Character Code field, type: 1d100
This is the symbol for a bar line. Scroll down the list from here to see more music notation symbols. Click the button below for more details from Microsoft user support forum.
1. Click on the “Insert” menu.
2. Select “Special characters”
3. Search for the hex number. (2669-266F)
4. Click on symbol to insert.
2669 = ♩ 266A = ♪
266B = ♫ 266C = ♬
266D = ♭ 266E = ♮
266F = ♯
If you make recordings of your music as MP3 audio files, you can't upload them to YouTube until you turn them into video files. Click here for a list of YouTube-Supported file formats.
YouTube accepts MP4 files. filecoverto.com offers a really easy, online MP3 to MP4 file converter that allows you to embed a JPG or PNG photo onto the video portion of the file.
last page update: 10 MAR 2022
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