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Free Hymns

Thanks to 21st Century technology you can find an abundance of free hymns online, whether you’re looking for information, sheet music, or recordings. The word hymn is of Greek origin and translates as “a song of praise”. Interestingly, some of the oldest notated hymns discovered have been Greek texts, and there is also a great history in the Egyptian [...]

Country Music

Country music (or country and western) refers to a broad genre with notable origins in blues, cowboy Western and American folk music styles. Additional influences of country stemmed from folk music, ballads and songs from the English, Irish and Scottish settlers in the south of America. The Appalachian and southern mountainous areas were known for traditional fiddle and string [...]

Concert Etiquette

Concert etiquette can be a sticky subject as some rules are universally acknowledged whilst others can vary according to culture and concert. Most rules of good etiquette are generally agreed upon, and these revolve around minimising distracting noises and behaviour such as the incorrect timing of applause, and appropriate dress expectations. It’s good to remember the reason we have etiquette [...]

App For Recorder Players

PlayScore 2 is an app for recorder players that really makes a difference.  What PlayScore 2 can do is little short of revolutionary.  An essential tool for any musician. Practicing the recorder Vital as it is, anyone who plays in a musical ensemble knows the limitations of practicing on one’s own.  An ensemble session is always going to be [...]

App For Chamber Musicians

PlayScore 2 is an app for string chamber musicians that augments the paper score with a magic active score that can not only play the music, but that you can use to practice and to learn how the music and the ensemble fits together. Most music notation apps either 1)  Display music so the music as a substitute for [...]

An app for Ukulele players

The uke is an incredibly fun instrument to play, and this app for ukulele players is making our instrument more accessible and easier to learn for everyone. The uke is not just for traditional ukulele numbers like Blue Moon or Alaska’s Flag.  You can play the uke in ukulele bands, in jazz bands or even with an orchestra in [...]

Music App For String Quartets

What would the ideal app for string quartets?  Maybe an app isn’t the first thing you would think of in connection with a musical form that goes back to the 18th century.  But actually the composers of that period, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, would probably have been fascinated an app for string quartets.  After all the 18th century was very [...]

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