Category Archives: Music

“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two

“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two by Betty Mason Arthurs “Hi Mom!” I look up towards heaven with Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, and say “hi” to my beautiful mother who passed away years ago. I also say “hi!” to … Continue reading

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YouTu-torials

Originally posted on ARHtistic License:
I know, I’m obsessed with YouTube. I admit it. But it’s my go-to site. It’s <ahem> educational. Need to know how to use Photoshop? Comb your hair into a beehive? Make a rainbow loom bracelet? Fold…

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Why I Like Pinterest  

Originally posted on ARHtistic License:
When Pinterest first launched in March, 2010, I didn’t get it. Some of my co-workers tried to explain it to me, diddling their iPhones in the teachers’ lounge. “It’s like an electronic bulletin board. You…

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MIMeography . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

If you are ever in the Phoenix, Arizona area, I recommend you spend a few hours at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This world-class cultural center will delight your senses. I’ve gone five times, and I look forward to going … Continue reading

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How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part II—Etudes and Scales . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

Today’s post is a continuation of a previous one on warming up for your piano practice session. To read an article on how beneficial practicing an instrument is, click here. Etudes Etudes are studies that target a particular element of technique. Many … Continue reading

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How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part I—Preparatory Exercises . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

This post started as a response to Jeff Goin’s 500 Word Challenge. The writing prompt was to explain how to do something, step by step. Although I am not a piano teacher, I know a lot about practicing the piano. … Continue reading

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