a “fundamental”, or fundamental frequency, is the lowest tone in a group of notes whose periodic frequencies align. I will skip the physics lesson and jump straight to the curiosity: apparently, some people can sing multiple tones in a f...

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circles of fifths

here is some information on the circle of fifths – a common topic through group lessons this week. black and white from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_fifths lots of details from Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/ma...

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you aren’t famous until you appear on TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/01/joshua-bell-violin-stradivarius-union-station-video/...

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Give Aloha and Group Lesson week

Aloha Everyone!   Thank you to everyone that has already joined STEH and donated to the Give Aloha program!  Your membership fees help cover the costs of having wonderful pianists at group lessons and concerts, supports the purchase of new …...

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piano humor

it’s also Canadian. http://euge.ca/...

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Hawaii Symphony Orchestra – FREE MUSIC!

FREE MUSIC?!! That’s right. Wednesday, September 10, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert on the steps of the Blaisdell Concert Hall. 5:30pm, during the regular weekly Farmer’s Market. Bring a chair or a blanket, purc...

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Using Music to Close the Academic Gap

The children, who devote at least five hours per week to their music, are participants in the award-winning non-profit Harmony Project, which provides free instruments and instruction to kids in underserved areas of the city if they promise to stay ...

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Honolulu Chamber Music Series

The Honolulu Museum has just released the schedule and ticket order forms for the upcoming Honolulu Chamber Music Series. Since 1954 Honolulu Chamber Music Series audiences have enjoyed hearing some of the finest musicians from around the world. You...

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2014-2015 Group Kick-Off Lesson/Potluck, September 6!

Welcome to the new school year!  Our annual Kick-Off lesson and pot luck will be held this Saturday, September 6th. Tuning starts at 4:15 PM, and the pot-luck will be begin immediately after the lesson, around 5:30 PM. There is … Continue rea...

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shaping gender bias

interesting article about how gender bias exists even in the music world. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Gender-gap-Tech-could-take-a-cue-from-orchestras-5633277.php#src=fb...

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