Duane Shinn Profile and Articles
1). 10 Top Reasons You Should Learn to Play ‘Chord’ Piano
There are roughly umpteen zillion reasons why you should learn enough chords to be able to “chord a song” at the piano. By “chord a song”, I mean the ability to play 3 or 4 chords on the piano in some sort of rhythm while you or someone else sings the tune. To do this, you don’t need to be a Van Cliburn; all you need to do is learn a few basic chords and be able to more back and forth between them in some organized rhythmic pattern.
2). 3 Quick & Easy Steps To Playing Music by Ear
Playing by ear is the ability to play a piece of music (or, eventually, learn an instrument) by simply listening to it repeatedly. The majority of se
3). 3 Secrets To Understanding What Music Is Made Of
It’s no secret that virtually everyone loves music in some form or other. After all, it is the universal language, and we all participate in it to some degree from the cradle to the grave. It starts with our Mothers’ lullaby, ends with our funeral song, with a zillion other stops along the way
4). Church Service Family Style: How a 3 Year Old Preacher & a Beagle Made Our Sunday Unforgettable
One unforgettable Sunday our church had a three-year- old preacher, an organist who could play one song, an altercation involving the offering and a visiting beagle who knocked over the pulpit.
5). Do you really need college to learn to play music?
Music courses are a great way to learn about virtually any area of music; history, theory, and musical instrument instruction -- you name it and somew
6). Families That Hit Pine Cones Together Stay Together
It is said that families that pray together stay together. I think it’s almost equally true that families that play together stay together. If play time is the glue of family life, our family is a sticky crew!
7). How Many Chords Are There, Anyway?
Since chords (the main component of harmony) are one of the three most vital elements of music – the others being melody and rhythm – it would be
8). How To Dress Up “Naked Music” On The Piano
What in the world is “naked music?” You know it when you hear it, but the words that describe it sound strange, don’t they? We’ve all heard of popular music and rock music and gospel music and jazz music, but naked music?
9). How To Get An Avalanche Of Free Publicity For Your Home Business!
There are many ways you can get tons of free publicity in the form of write-ups in magazines, newspapers, and even radio and TV. And sometimes you can turn family events into human-interest stories that editors like and will publish in their magazine and newspapers.
10). How To Make a Fortune Teaching Piano (or Guitar, or Drums, or Singing, or…) To Beginners
Every year millions more kids get to the age where their parents start thinking about getting music lessons for them, so your prospect list is constantly getting bigger every day. There are plenty of beginners to go around, so competition is really not an issue at all for a person who loves both people and music.
11). If Seals Can Sing, Why Can't You?
It sounds like a side show, doesn’t it? It does to me. But it’s true; researchers have discovered that some varieties of seals really do sing. Indeed
12). Music & Citizenship: Can Playing a Musical Instrument Help Y
Disregard the popular image of rappers with their ghetto blasters, terrorizing neighborhoods with eardrum-splitting cacophony. Consider instead our d
13). Music & Intelligence: Will Listening to Music Make You Smart
Will listening to music make you smarter? Will learning to play a musical instrument make your brain grow larger than normal?Questions like th
14). Music Therapy: Can Music Really “Soothe The Savage Beast?”
It has long been suggested that “music soothes the savage beast.” But is this true? And if it is, does this have any implication where humans are concerned?
15). What In The World Would We Do Without Music?
What in the world would you and I do if there was no such thing as music? Can you imagine a world without music? No songs, no tunes, no rock, no roll, no jazz, no hymns, no boogie-woogie, no country-western, no symphonies. No singing in the shower. No whistling Dixie.
16). “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” – Einstein would have loved it!
Einstein would have loved the movie “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” because it is filled with not only imagination, but also time dilation and wormholes that tunnel into distant regions of space and time and black holes and string theory and spacetime curvature…all implicated in his General Theory of Relativity.