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Why you’re measuring your piano skills WRONG – Piano Lessons Blog

The world of piano education has long been dominated by outdated traditions. Technique and the mastering of classical repertoire are often seen as the gold standard for assessing skill level, often comprising the bulk of most established curriculums. While these do have their merits, it’s essential to recognize that measuring skill of any instrument solely […]

Why your piano sounds and looks like junk – Piano Lessons Blog

Introduction Is your piano sounding and looking like an overpriced hunk of wood that’s been rotting in the jungle for a century? Wobbly, cracked, out of tune, and never-working pedals? You’re not alone, though. Unfortunately, in this day and age of digital keyboards, piano neglect is sweeping the country at never-before-seen proportions. Fortunately, Dark Mountain […]

Mastering Guitar Maintenance: How to Keep Your Beloved Instrument in Prime Condition

Introduction Your guitar isn’t just a musical tool; it’s a trusted companion that empowers your creative expression. Ensuring it remains in pristine condition is essential for sustaining its beautiful sound and playability. Whether you’re a seasoned guitarist or a novice, join Dark Mountain Music in this comprehensive guide where we walk you through the vital […]

Digital Pianos: Where Traditional Craft Meets Modern Innovation

Introduction: The world of musical instruments has witnessed a remarkable evolution with the advent of digital pianos, fusing the rich traditions of piano craftsmanship with the latest in technological innovation. These versatile instruments have gained popularity among musicians for their convenience, portability, and impressive sound quality. We are often asked if digital keyboards can offer […]

Mastering the Art of Guitar Fingerpicking: Techniques and Tips

Introduction The enchanting sound of a guitar being fingerpicked has a unique allure that has captured the hearts of music enthusiasts for generations. From folk classics to contemporary ballads, fingerpicking techniques have been an essential skill for guitarists to create intricate melodies and harmonies. In this blog post, explore the world of guitar fingerpicking with […]

The Magic of Piano Pedals: A Guide to Enhancing Your Playing

When it comes to playing the piano, it’s not just about striking the keys with precision. The subtle art of using piano pedals can elevate your playing to new heights, adding depth, richness, and nuance to your musical expression. In this post, with Dark Mountain Music, we’ll explore the magic of piano pedals, their different […]

Unlocking the Magic of Guitar Effects: A Journey into Sonic Exploration

Introduction: At Dark Mountain Music, we’re passionate about music education and providing you with the tools to unleash your creativity. Whether you’re interested in in-home guitar lessons, online guitar lessons, or guitar lessons at our instructors’ homes near you, we’re here to guide you on your musical journey. Today, we’re diving into the world of […]

The Piano as a Gateway to Musical Exploration: A Journey with Dark Mountain Music

Introduction: In the vibrant cities of Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, music enthusiasts are embarking on a transformative journey with Dark Mountain Music. Our renowned music school offers in-home piano lessons, online piano lessons, as well as piano lessons at the instructor’s home near you, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the world of piano and […]

Scaling the Heights: Why Learning Scales is Key to Musical Mastery

Music, like any art form, has its fundamentals. Whether you’re strumming a guitar, tickling the ivories, or singing your heart out, scales are the building blocks that underpin your musical journey. At Dark Mountain Music, your trusted provider of in-home, online, and studio music lessons in Edmonton and Calgary, we understand the power of scales. […]

Unveiling the Mystery: Why You Don’t Like the Sound of Your Own Singing Voice

Have you ever recorded your singing voice, only to cringe at the sound? Or maybe you’ve hesitated to sing in public because you’re convinced your voice is less than stellar. You’re not alone. Many people, even those with immense musical potential, struggle with self-doubt when it comes to their singing. But fear not! Dark Mountain […]

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