Logic Pro X – How to detect the BPM of a sample
BPM stands for beats per minute. It’s the way we measure tempo – that is, the speed of a piece of music. The BPM of a track or sample is a count of how many beats occur in 60 seconds. So, a track with a BPM of 120 has 120 beats in one minute of … Read more
Should I learn music theory?
If you’ve recently got into playing a musical instrument, you’ve probably had some “input” from other musicians about whether you should learn music theory. Some will have told you it’s essential, and some will have insisted it’s irrelevant. It’s understandable if you’re confused about whether you should learn music theory! So, let’s try to clear … Read more
What instrument should a child learn first?
What instrument should a child learn first? We all want our children to get the benefits that come with learning to play a musical instrument. But does it matter what instrument a child plays first? And what is the best age to start learning? In this post, we’ll tackle these questions and look at the … Read more
22 of the best educational music apps for kids [in 2022]
These days there’s an app for everything. Learning music is no exception! There are a huge number of educational music apps for kids, and wading through them to find the best choice takes time. So in this post, we’ll explore some of the best top-rated and award-winning educational music apps for kids. We’ve focused on … Read more
11 easy Elvis songs for beginner guitarists – with tabs!
Can you believe Elvis has been inspiring musicians for almost 70 years? His music is as rockin’ today as it was back in the 50s, and thanks to the recent Baz Luhrmann film it is capturing the imaginations of a whole new generation of fans. Here 11 easy Elvis songs for beginner guitarists. One of … Read more
5 easy DIY musical instruments to make with your kids
There is nothing more satisfying than creating music with an instrument you’ve made yourself. Home-made DIY musical instruments might sound complicated, but don’t worry! There are hundreds of simple, fun projects to try that will have your kids making music in no time. They’ll have lots of fun creating and decorating their own music makers, … Read more