Jeff Rapp

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A Great Teacher Can Simplify without Distortion

The K-I-S-S principle is frequently requested in a learning environment. The acrostic stands for "Keep it simple, stupid." It seems we are a people …

A Better Way to Report Learning

Can we all agree that secondary or post-secondary school report cards fail to achieve the only objective they have?<p>If report cards are supposed to …

Diatonic Chords & Diatonic Chord Progressions | Theory & Exercises

S<b>tudying jazz chords means two things, learning how to play chord shapes on the guitar, as well as learning how to use theory to apply these shapes</b> …

Study Finds Music Training Provides Better Development For Children

Anyone who spent time in their childhood learning to play an instrument also spent time learning the basic essentials to music. This includes reading …

Six Deadly Misconceptions About Music Theory That Will Hurt You

The Top 6 Things That Guitar Players Often Don't Understand About Music Theory & How This Hurts Them<p>FREE Music Theory Map<p>Download the FREE Map of …

Scales For Blues Guitar | Blues Guitar Scales

Looking For Blues Guitar Scales? Guess What… That's Not Going To Be Good Enough To Make You A Really Good Blues Guitar Player... Here's What Will<p>You …

Create beats using the Smart Drums

<b>A steady rhythm section is ideal for stirring new musical ideas.</b>However, many GarageBand fans have often felt constrained in this department. …

Guitar Shop 101: Demystifying Truss-Rod Tools

<b>Photo 4</b><p><b>Nut driver.</b> Taylor, Gibson, and Santa Cruz require a nut driver to adjust the truss rod on most of their guitars. These drivers measure from …

Gear: Keep a song in your heart and this guitar in your bag

Travel with a song in your heart, and you can be accompanied by a guitar (sort of) in your hands — and learn to play it.<p>All you need is an iPad, iPhone or Mac (sorry, Android) and the new Zivix Jamstik, a 16-inch-long, 3-pound guitar with steel strings and frets. The guitar (which looks more like a …

In which a worry about progress in music education at KS3 turns out to be a worry about lack of CPD

Like the idée fixe running through Berlioz’s <i>symphonie fantastique</i>, the notion of progression in music education at KS3 keeps worrying me. And maybe, …