French pronunciation is full of little tricks that trip beginners up. Tutor Annie A. shares her tips for pronouncing the letter T… Try reading the following French words aloud: tarte, partons, portions, democratie, septieme, mangeaient, amitie, and vert. Do you pronounce all the T’s in the same way? Do you pronounce them at all? There are no [...]
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Megan L. is a writer and musician living in San Diego. She loves supporting independent artists and learning more about music every day. Megan has been working for TakeLessons since November 2011. Google+
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Even if you’re short on time, you can still practice your French every day. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her favorite study tips for busy French students… French is a beautiful language, and exciting to learn. For many students, however, life is busy! It is difficult to set aside enough time to learn French properly and [...]
Learning to play other people’s guitar solos is a great way to begin learning to write your own! Guitar teacher Nils B. shares his tips to learning four classic rock solos so you can develop your technique… An essential part of every musician’s development is to imitate those who have already mastered their instrument. After settling on a [...]
On a quest to find the best guitars for metal? Guitar teacher James W. shares a few of the baddest guitars around… Why are metal guitars so easy to play? The simple truth is metal has been around a long time, since way back in the 1960’s, and technology has kept pace with musician’s demands. Read on, [...]
It’s always fun to play a few tunes that match the season. With Earth Day bringing in spring weather, why not learn a few easy guitar songs to play as we celebrate our planet? Here are a few songs that make us think about being outside and loving the earth! Rush – “The Trees” What [...]
Ready to start laying down some heavy riffs? Guitar teacher James W. shares seven easy metal songs on guitar even beginners can learn to play… First, let me say that metal guitar is not dead, even though some detractors say so. Young bands like Black Stone Cherry from Mississippi continue to reinvent the music that [...]
Practicing scales and scale-based exercises are a great way to build the speed you need to shred like a pro! Guitar teacher Noel S. shares his favorite tips to get you started… How do you get the speed and energy in your guitar playing that you need to truly shred? There are four simple skills you’ll [...]
Cognates are words that sound similar and can mean the same thing across different languages. However, in French, there are some tricky cognates that don’t mean what you might think they mean. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares five common French false cognates… Due to their similar roots, French and English share some vocabulary and grammar. La [...]
Figuring out how to find a great first-time guitar can be a challenge in itself, but what to do when you’re looking for a child? Have no fear, guitar instructor Matthew K. is here! Read on for some professional insight, purchase recommendations, and how to find the best guitars for kids… Learning to play the guitar [...]
French grammar guru Carol Beth L. is back on the blog with this guide to the passé composé, the imparfait, and when you should use each of them… If you’ve been studying French grammar long enough, you may know that French has two different forms of the past tense: the passé composé (composed past) and the imparfait (imperfect). It is [...]