The Five Stages of Playing an Instrument

All things considered, it's a pretty well-known fact that here at Nerd Overload, we love to talk about classical music and playing instruments. In fact, it's so well-known that if you don't know this, have you even read our tagline? We don't cater to country fans, but you can't do everything! So it should come … Continue reading The Five Stages of Playing an Instrument

How To Learn an Instrument The Easy Way

For many people, learning to play an instrument is a daunting goal on their bucket list, both revered and feared. It's something that takes a lot of time, devotion, and energy, and it will probably empty your bank account. But if you feel like you are ready to start learning an instrument like Joan of … Continue reading How To Learn an Instrument The Easy Way

How to Get Better at Playing an Instrument

When it comes to being good at playing instruments, the secret to success isn't exactly that hard to figure out. You just practice and practice and practice and hope that somewhere, the Gods of Music are observing your hard work and give you a lucky break. But not all musicians realize that the playing field … Continue reading How to Get Better at Playing an Instrument

Why the Violin is One of the Hardest Instruments to Play

If the violin had a subject equivalent, it would be math. Why math? Because math is challenging and 99% of your practice sessions will result in you pulling your hair out and collapsing on the floor in a sobbing mess. Same with playing the violin. If you’ve ever played the violin before, you’ll know that … Continue reading Why the Violin is One of the Hardest Instruments to Play

3 Classical Music Myths and 1 Truth

Over the last hundreds of years, many theories on classical music have popped up. The fact is, many of them are just myths and only myths. Here, I present to you some theories and ideas on classical music that are not necessarily true. Myth #1: A Stradivarius Sounds Better Than Your Average Instrument It's a … Continue reading 3 Classical Music Myths and 1 Truth