Saturday, April 13, 2013

9 Great Music Blogs You Should Be Reading

You can learn just about anything and everything on the web. But with so much information out there, it can be tough to know where to start. Complementing your live video-based music lessons with useful online resources can dramatically improve your ability to practice better and master your craft. Here’s a list of online favorites to help you get started:
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Music News & Discovery
Where’s the best place to find new music? Well, that all depends what you’re into. These are three failsafe blogs that cater to just about any taste:

NPR doesn’t just have one music blog, its got several. If you’re into classical, check out Deceptive Cadence.  If jazz is more your scene, check out A Blog Supreme. With The Record, they’ve got you covered on both the news and new music front. And definitely give All Songs Considered’s Tiny Desk Concert series some attention.

All Music Guide is, no surprise, where you’ll find all kinds of music. The blog’s editorial staff regularly puts together playlists of new music as well as classic rock. This is a really excellent resource for fans of music from just about any era!

HypeBot is one of the best sources of music news on the web. They cover many facets of the music industry from daily news to technology and social media. Here’s a piece they wrote about The ZOEN.

Resource for Saxophone, Guitar & Piano
There’s no shortage of instrument specific blogs on the web. These are just a few highlights:

Best Saxophone Website Ever. The site’s founder set out to create the best saxophone blog ever and by george, I think he’s done it. There are tips, tricks, reviews and a whole lot more for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

Guitar Noize sets the bar for guitar blogs. It’s that good.

Piano Addict is where pianists of all walks converge. This blog is a wonderful resource for piano teachers as well as piano students. No matter what style of music you’re into, there’s something for you on Piano Addict!

Resources for Parents & Teachers
There’s plenty of information from music parents and teachers online. These are our most trusted resources:

AMP (Association of Music Parents) maintains an outstanding blog. If you’ve got a question about raising musical children, this is a good place to start looking for answers!

MusicMatters. Comprehensive is a great word to describe Music Matters Blog. This blog is a  wealth of information for music teachers as well as music parents. Here’s a post we wrote for them.

About Guides’ Music Education Blog is the gift that keeps on giving. This music blog is dedicated to the study of music and music theory online. There’s a lot of information there so its definitely checking out.

So, there you have it. Bookmark the blogs that are most relevant to you and enjoy!
Is there a music blog or website out there you would like to recommend? Drop us a note in the comments section below.


  1. Thanks for sharing this list of blogs for music,now its easy to promote,share and explore all about the music and singing lessons

  2. Truly learning music on the web is a good concept as it allows anyone to learn any type of music easily. Also, the time spent in going to the music classes gets saved with the online music tutorials. Moreover, any kind of information about the type of music you want to learn can be accessed from the Internet within seconds.
    After finding the new good music website last night, I simply had to share the link with you all Musicforte website - this website has a large variety of free music worksheets, organized by categories and formats. The worksheets are clear and to-the-point, but also cute and fun for students. I will definitely be using many of these worksheets with my students in the future

  3. I agree that the Saxophone blog you've listed is probably one of the best ones out there.
    I've set out to create the best Sax School Online. I think it's getting there. As the Zoen offer great live lessons, my website is all about learning by video.
    So, if you want to check it out head over to my website,

    If you want both live lessons and video lessons, check out the Saxophone Pod here at the Zoen!
    Play On!

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  5. great blog! truly, you can either learn music on the web or look for an excellent music academy. but for me, the latter is still the best way. I'll be sure to read these recommended sites.. thank you

    1. Thanks for your comment! One key thing to consider is student-teacher rapport - its really important to a student's success. Online communities like allow students to find their perfect teacher without the limits of local accessibility....and that's a beautiful thing!

      Here are a couple other posts to check out:
      4 Advantages of Learning Music from a Teacher vs. YouTube
      [How To] Find the Right Music Teacher

  6. Already bookmarked :) I already visited a few but some i am not familiar with. I am looking forward in reading them the next :) i am expecting to read more about fresh and new songs.

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