Category Archives: Music

My Country ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute by Betty Mason Arthurs

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute The song, “My Country, ‘Tis of  Thee,” was written by Rev. Samuel Francis Smith in the 1800s when he was 24 years-old. This Memorial Day, May 2017, its beautiful words ring out over … Continue reading

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“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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