Is Your Child Capable of Composing Music? Maybe the next Mozart?

We’ve all heard of them. Child prodigies who begin composing music at some ridiculously young age. For instance, history reports that Mozart was writing minuets by the time he was five years old. Amazing. At five years of age, I’m not sure that I knew the difference between my finger and my thumb and I certainly wasn’t composing music. Now there is no doubt that the fact that Mozart was composing music by the age of five does not prove that any of the rest of us ever could compose music, but a number of studies conducted over the past fifty or so years indicates that most children can begin composing music as long as they are given both guidance …

70s Theme Party Theme Ideas

Travel back in time for a 70’s theme party. With wild colors and clothing, this type of party is a great way to liven up any mood. Set your theme around “Saturday Night Fever” and you’re ready to hustle. Decorations Here’s what you’ll need for a great 70’s party theme: * Disco ball * Place every mirror you have in the house to reflect strobe lights * Smiley faces * 70s TV and movie posters Dress Wear bell-bottom Levi’s or Wranglers or go all out with your leisure suit. Feather your hair like Farrah Fawcett or Andy Gibb. Give away prizes for the best dressed. Food/Drink What should you serve? Have a table with punch, both spiked and plain. Foods …

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 self-taught musicians began their education this way; they picked up their instrument and began playing an easy melody from a well-known song, slowly picking out the notes as they went along. And even after these musicians master their instruments or a particular song, playing by ear still plays a large role. Many pop and rock bands don’t play or write their songs based on sheet music, they figure the songs out by playing by ear. It’s even common among non-musicians. Ever sit down a piano and mindlessly pick out the tune to “Mary Had …