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March 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • How Electric Guitars Make Sound
  • How Chords are Built
  • Black’s Friday
  • Unlocking Key Signatures
  • What Music Is Part 3: Rhythm
  • What Music Is Part 2: Harmony
  • What Music Is Part 1: Introduction

April 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • Defining “Genre”
  • How To Write the Greatest Song Ever
  • Busting Out: How to Find New Music
  • How Pianos Work
  • Music, Movies, and Emotion
  • How Beethoven Did It
  • Music is Work
  • That Thing You Do: What Makes a 1-hit Wonder
  • Sheet Music 101: Other Things of Importance
  • The iTunes Conspiracy
  • Sheet Music 101: Note Modifiers
  • A Tribute to Accompanists
  • How iTunes Has Changed Music
  • Sheet Music 101: Rhythm and Rests
  • Sheet Music 101: Notes

May 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • Song of the Week: Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  • Music and the Brain: Remembering Songs
  • The Why Behind Sound Called Music
  • Song of the Week: Far Away by Marsha Ambrosius
  • No One Plays the Ratchet or Why Percussionists are Awesome
  • The 4 Step Guide to Learning Any Instrument
  • Song of the Week: The Cave by Mumford and Sons
  • History of the iPod Part 3
  • History of the iPod Part 2
  • Song of the Week: Live a Little by Kenny Chesney
  • History of the iPod part 1
  • How Trombones Work
  • Song of the Week: Rope by Foo Fighters

June 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • A History of the Piano Part 2
  • Song of the Week: The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
  • A History of the Piano Part 1
  • Timbre: What Makes the Tuba the Tuba and the Flute the Flute
  • Song of the Week: If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away by Justin Moore
  • 4 Strange Musical Instruments You Didn’t Know Existed (with videos)
  • Album Review: All Things Bright and Beautiful by Owl City
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Song of the Week: Help Is On the Way by Rise Against
  • The Mother Tongue: How the Suzuki Method Works
  • What iCloud Means For Your Music
  • Song of the Week: I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts
  • What Music I Listen To
  • Album Review: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

July 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • The 5 Step Guide to Learning Any Instrument Without a Teacher
  • Learning Without Teachers
  • The Origins of Music
  • Song of the Week: Good Life by One Republic
  • Define “Music”
  • Black is Back
  • Song of the Week: Save the World by Swedish House Mafia
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: Genius
  • How Pandora Works
  • Why Some Instruments Cost More then Others
  • Song of the Week: Walk by Foo Fighters
  • How Bagpipes Work
  • Songs of the Week: The American Edition
  • The Essential Guide to Reading (And Writing) Guitar Tab

August 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • 6 (Easy) Steps to Songwriting
  • What Rue’s 4 Note Tune Tells Us About The Hunger Games Film
  • Amusia: When It’s All Just Pots and Pans
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Music
  • Intro to Music and the Brain
  • What’s Your Song Today?
  • Music Performance Mistakes: Why You Shouldn’t Be Worried
  • Music And the Public Domain
  • A Comparison of 3 Music Streaming Services
  • Song of the Week: Am I the Only One by Dierks Bentley
  • Finding the Right Instrument for You
  • A Word on Covers and Learning by Ear

September 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • Is The Edge of Glory Lady Gaga’s Masterpiece?
  • How Sound Systems Work Part 2
  • The Song With Too Many Parts
  • How Sound Systems Work Part 1
  • Musical Ensembles: The Choir
  • Let Music Stir Your Soul
  • Music and Distraction
  • A Few Pointers on Performance
  • Ensembles for All!
  • First Week of BlogX – Done
  • iPod Etiquette: When It’s OK to Listen to Music
  • Why you Must Work at Music
  • Why We Need Pop Stars like Gaga and Britney
  • Unlock your Inner Musician
  • Perfect Pitch: Everything is Music
  • Why I Am an Art Garfunkel Fan
  • About Page – Optimized!
  • An Explanation of Scientific Pitch Notation
  • A Few Musical Terms you should know
  • Composers are Musicians Too!
  • Earworms: When Music Gets Stuck in Your Head
  • What’s Your Song Today?

November 2011 ( View complete archive page )

  • Breaking Glass With the Human Voice
  • Metronomes And Their Uses
  • The Circle of Fifths
  • The Importance of Headphones
  • What I Learned From Going Without Blogging for 1 Month, 8 Days, 19 Hours, 49 Minutes, and 51 Seconds