Trebled Thoughts

Musings, ideas, tips and wisdom from the teachers of Treblemakers Music School.
27 Oct 2017

How to start composing pop music

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I often get asked how to start composting pop music from aspiring songwriters. The best place to start is by playing and singing pop music. I’m going to lay out some rough steps. This should help you not just end up with a random little snippet...
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15 Sep 2017

What Is The Purpose of Music

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Quite some time ago I had a conversation with a philosopher who asked me, “How does it feel to do something that contributes nothing to society? Music doesn’t feed anyone, save lives or contribute to the survival of man.” He was trying to spark a lively...
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28 Jul 2017

Why I Started Treblemakers Day Camp

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When I first started thinking about doing Treblemakers Day Camp, I was excited about the cool projects and in depth experience I could give students that I don’t normally have enough time to delve into during one-on-one lessons. I love using my imagination to come up...
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19 May 2017

What’s Wrong With Music Education

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There is an attitude among many teachers that they should only teach students that have a natural aptitude and diligently practice. I hear parents say, “Well, maybe music isn’t their thing” after they’ve had an unsuccessful experience with music lessons. Having taught piano lessons several decades,...
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5 May 2017

Music and the Pursuit of Happiness

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The ‘pursuit of happiness’ is the dreamy, American idea that if ordinary people work hard to improve their lives they will be happy. Our schools encourage us from the time we’re little to “follow our dreams”.  We expect happiness will happen when those dreams are achieved...
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15 Nov 2016

How To Tune Your Guitar

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How to Tune Your Guitar When taking guitar lessons, one of the first things you need to learn is how to tune your guitar. A lot of beginners struggle with tuning their guitar quickly and accurately. Although there are different ways to tune the guitar, stick...
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24 Oct 2016

For the Love of Music

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Music lessons enrich the minds and spirit of our students. With a new school year upon us, be sure to book your lessons at our studio. No matter if your child is starting to learn or is already a talented musician, we have a full complement...
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14 May 2016

Holding The Guitar

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In order to move around the guitar easily and play the music you want, it’s important to feel comfortable holding the guitar. Sitting Position: This is the best position to start with. 1. Create a shelf to rest the curve of the guitar on. You can:...
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23 Feb 2016

Introduction to Music Video Day Camp

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This summer each two-week session will create a music video to a popular song. Past songs have been from artists such as; Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding & The Beatles. Students learn to perform, record and edit musical parts, incorporating keyboard, bass,...
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22 Sep 2015

Our brand new website

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Hi everybody. Welcome to our revamped website. Look for exciting changes to our web footprint in the coming months. With this change, we hope to present some new ideas that have been cooking here for the last couple of years. This site redesign is aimed at increasing...
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