Music Mastery

Articles for Beginners to Professional Musicians for Developing Music Mastery

What is music mastery? All leading musicians have a high degree of musicality. Keenly developed musicianship permeates everything you do in music.

 

Whether as a conductor, performing musician, music teacher or composer, continually developing your musicianship and musicality will be rewarding to you personally and professionally. With study, practice, and performance, you are on the road to musical mastery.

 

Posts here provide you with specific, helpful information to enable you to grow as a musician. Articles are for musicians beginning their musical journey well on their way as a junior high or high school singer or instrumentalist. Over time, you will find more pieces geared toward musicians who are seriously pursuing artistic excellence as a college musician, semi-pro, or as a professional musician.

Cello being beautifully played by cellist

How Long Does It Take to Master an Instrument?

How Long Does It Take to Master An Instrument? Authored by Marci Ricklick & Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA We define music mastery as possessing expert skills on their musical instrument. Musicians who play at a professional or semi-professional quality level will qualify as master-level musicians.   Although there is no precise agreed-upon time frame, music …

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Hands Playing a Grand Piano

Is Learning the Piano Worth it?

Authored by Marci Ricklick & Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Italy invented the piano over three centuries ago to improve upon the clavichord and the harpsichord. Pianos are used for informal musical gatherings, recitals, and concerts, accompany singers and instrumentalists, and for educational purposes.  The piano’s many uses, coupled with the …

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Performing Classical Musician's Violin and Bow, with sheet music, on a Piano

Piano Vs. Violin: Which is Harder to Learn?

Choosing Violin Vs. Piano Based on Learning Difficulty Authored by Marci Ricklick and Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Deciding between learning the violin or piano is a big decision. This article can help you make a better decision, saving you time and energy by choosing the best instrument for you or your child from the …

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