The Musicisum blog

Musicisum has been redesigned!

It doesn't seem like long ago that we were announcing Musicisum 1.2 and celebrating 25,000 students. Now we're here to talk about a fresh new design and we're about to hit 30,000 students! Let's get right to it! Before the redesign, the Musicisum website represented a load of ideas bolted... Continue reading

by Dan , Ben , March 14, 2016

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4 Tips To Make Your Fingers Less Sore When Playing Guitar

Learning guitar hurts. Any guitarist will tell you that. When you're starting out, you'll want to put as much time in as you can to nail the chords and scales you're learning. The downside is - the more time you spend practicing, the more your finger tips will hurt! Fortunately... Continue reading

by Dan , Dec. 8, 2015

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Our Singing Course is Available!

Oh man, what a ride it has been! So much has happened since we first sat down with Hannah to plan out the singing course, and we're all so excited that it's finally here! There is so much to talk about, so I'm just going to jump right into it!... Continue reading

by Dan , Nov. 29, 2015

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Welcome to musicisum 1.2

September has been a very busy month for all of us! Ben has been busy editing the singing course while also being on tour & shooting music videos in Malta with Rabea and their band Dorje. Dan & Ben have been working hard at website changes, Eve has been connecting... Continue reading

by Dan , Ben , Sept. 30, 2015

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Don’t Hurt Yourself!

Few things bring as much pleasure, comfort, and joy as playing music does. Whether you’re holding down a beat, dealing out a spicy solo, providing background accompaniment or taking the lead as the star of the show, there’s plenty of fun to be had. When playing music, we can get... Continue reading

by Leon , March 23, 2015

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The Mindful Musician’s Mindset: Patience, Trust, Confidence

Welcome to the latest part of our guide to Mindful Musicianship! The goal of these posts is to help you become a more effective musician simply by employing the power of your mind. We’ve already seen how a handful of simple exercises can help enhance your musicality and foster a... Continue reading

by Leon , March 5, 2015

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The Mindful Guitarist’s Guide To Warming Up

Welcome back! In our last post, we explored a new way of identifying physical problems using a mindfulness-based technique known as the body scan. This time around, we’re going to look at ways to prevent injuries from affecting your playing, comfort, and fun in the first place! Before we get... Continue reading

by Leon , Feb. 5, 2015

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An Introduction To Mindful Musicianship (Part Two)

Welcome back to our introduction to Mindful Musicianship! It’s great to see you again. In Part One, we began to explore a new way to get to know our bodies and minds better and discover exactly how we respond to the experience of listening to music. This time around, we’re... Continue reading

by Leon , Jan. 17, 2015

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An Introduction To Mindful Musicianship (Part One)

Welcome to our introduction to a brand new concept: Mindful Musicianship. Mindful Musicianship involves paying attention in a particular way to the experience of making music. It will help you get deeper into your playing than you have ever been before, help you understand your own experience of music at... Continue reading

by Leon , Dec. 17, 2014

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How To Buy A Guitar Amp

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven… Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten? Nigel Tufnel: Exactly. Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder? Nigel Tufnel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?... Continue reading

by Leon , Dec. 1, 2014

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