3 Ways to Find Motivation to Practice Your Instrument

Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation to practice your instrument as often as you should.

If you find yourself feeling uninspired, try these three ways to rediscover your passion for music, and fall back in love with your chosen instrument.
1. Go and See Some Live Music

If you’re a guitarist, head to […]

Free Tab Download for Beginner Guitarists

Playing the guitar is unlike anything else: it’s challenging and rewarding, frustrating and fun, disastrous and successful all at once. And, these ups and downs can be even more pronounced when you’re just starting out.

That’s why Liverpool Academy of Music Director Steve Flack has put together two free tab playlist downloads for beginner guitarists. […]

Online Guitar Lessons at Steve Flack’s Guitar Academy

Looking for good quality, easy to follow online guitar lessons by an experienced guitar teacher? Look no further.

The Liverpool Academy of Music’s own Director Steve Flack has launched the Steve Flack Guitar Academy.

He’s now ready to share his passion for teaching guitar with people around Australia, and the globe.
Online Guitar Lessons: 10 Iconic Songs […]

Study Finds Health Benefits of Learning an Instrument for Seniors

A study out of the Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development has found numerous benefits of learning an instrument for seniors.

Even a small amount of social singing or playing an instrument can have staggering, lasting effects on those aged 65 and over.
The Study
Music and psychology researcher Dr Jennifer MacRitchie organised […]

Types of Bass Instruments

There are two main types of bass instruments:

The upright bass, which is held and played vertically.
The bass guitar, which is held and played horizontally.

The upright bass and bass guitar are used in many genres of music, and are usually tuned to the same notes: E1, A1, D2, and G2.
The Upright Bass
Upright basses, […]

What is the World’s Loudest Instrument?

Have you ever wondered what the world’s loudest instrument is?

The question is not so simple to answer. Here are a couple of different perspectives.
Loudest Instrument in the Orchestra
If we focus on just the instruments within a standard orchestra, there are two front-runners: the trumpet and the trombone.

More often than not, the trumpet is the […]

5 Life Lessons Learning Piano Will Teach You

Learning piano is a challenging pastime. Mastering hand positions, scales, pedals, and complex compositions can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, if you stick with it, you will be rewarded with more than just music.

Here are five life lessons learning piano will teach you.
1. Start Slowly
When it comes to learning a new piece of music […]

Music Lessons: The Ideal Age to Learn an Instrument

Music lessons are a fantastic way for children to express themselves and gain confidence, but what age should they begin?

There are two main schools of thought on the issue: get them started as early as possible, or wait until they are old enough to decide themselves.

Let’s have a look a both.
Music Lessons: Start As […]

3 Differences Between the Violin and Viola

The violin and viola look very similar: they both belong to the string instrument family, and they are both played with a bow under the chin.

That being said, there are a few key differences between the violin and viola that give each instrument its unique voice. Let’s take a look.
1. Size
The most obvious difference […]

What Makes a Great Musician?

What separates a good musician from a great musician?

Well, playing music is a multi-dimensional task. Each dimension requires exploration, attention, and regular practice. Once you begin to understand how each unique part works together, you’ll be on the path to excellence.

Let’s have a look at these different dimensions. You’ll be surprised how much you […]