Entries by Jill Cole

7 Easy Country Songs to Play on the Guitar

Country fans, grab your guitars and start strumming! Guitar teacher David G. made this round up of easy country songs to play on the guitar just for you… In the modern music era, country music has become widely popular among all ages of listeners more than any time before in music history. One of the main [...]

3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you’ll want to explore… It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create [...]

Getting Started: How Much Are Guitar Lessons?

When you’re looking around for guitar lessons, be aware that there are many different things that can change the cost per lesson. While the average price for guitar lessons falls somewhere between $20 and $40, a few important factors can determine whether you’re at the low or the upper end of the spectrum. Instructor and [...]

How Much are Guitar Lessons for Kids?

Along with the equipment required for a child to play guitar, some lessons can be quite useful. Not only will you appreciate having some direction for what your child is playing, but he or she will benefit from having some qualified instruction as well. While there are a lot of factors that can affect guitar [...]

Learning to Play Guitar: How Should I Practice?

Whether you’re just learning how to play guitar chords or you’re on your way to being a virtuoso, every guitar player needs to practice. Take these tips from guitar teacher Dee F. to create your perfect practice plan… Now that you have decided to learn how to play guitar, you wonder…how can I get the [...]

The New York Jazz Scene: Venues, Festivals, and More

Nothing goes together better than New York and jazz. New York was and is the home to many masters of America’s contribution to the world of music. From the earliest days of jazz, musicians like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane made their mark on New York jazz. Even today, New York jazz is alive [...]

How to Sing Lead in a Band – Here’s What it Really Takes

It’s a nice fantasy to believe that a lead singer just gets to walk onto stage, perform, and amaze the audience with their brilliance. In truth, the job of a lead singer entails hard work and compromise — and that’s actually part of the fun! If you want to learn how to sing lead in [...]

How to Write With Humor: Finding Your Voice

A writer’s voice is what attracts readers to stay on the page, finish the piece, and return for more. Voice makes writing uniquely the author’s, and it can sink the poem, feature story, or op-ed piece for one reader and elevate it for another. As you’re learning how to write with humor, keep the following [...]

How to Learn to Dance: Are Classes or Private Lessons Better?

Whether you’re just starting out as a dancer or preparing for your solo debut, a professional instructor is a mandatory ingredient in your recipe for success. But do you know how to learn to dance at a pace that’s right for you? If you’re having trouble deciding between group classes and private lessons, consider some [...]