Music Maker Blog

Musings on music, straight from the source.

Musical Keys

On the April blog I wrote about the musical alphabet. The alphabet has 12 notes, therefore the language of music has 12 Major and 12 Minor Keys. Each key being named from each note name of the alphabe...

'21 Grammy's and ACM awards blog

In March there was the Grammy Awards (awards presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry) and in April there was the ACM Awards (Academy of Country Music Awards)....

The Musical Alphabet

In a previous blog I wrote about two basic chord forms for guitar. Moveable and open chords. Guitar players are usually playing chords or notes so let's talk about notes. To truly understand what may ...

St. Patrick's Day Jig

Hey, it's St. Patrick's Day month!!! Play an Irish Jig like "The Irish Washerwoman". Traditionally the tune is played in G major (although it could be played in any one of twelve keys) with the time s...

Playing Guitar Chords

When playing guitar chords there are two basic types: Open chords (chords which contain an open string or strings) Open strings are strings that are played with the chords but not fingered with the le...

Welcome to our New Website!

We would like to welcome everyone to our newly designed web site. The Music Maker School opened in 2002 and since that time we have taught thousands of lessons to students all over New England. Curren...

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