You know the best way to practice guitar is with deep concentration, carefully chosen music, and commitment to reaching your guitar goals. But this Shark Week, I have a confession to make. Sometimes I love to make a deep dent in the couch, play guitar, and watch TV for hours. This practice doesn’t suit every guitarist, and […]
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About Megan L.
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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There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense… The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in […]
Translating French to English is a common way to study the language and improve your skills. Tutor Nadia B. shares three big tips so you don’t get lost in translation… Are you learning French and need to translate some of your French homework into English? Or perhaps you want to translate a French text just to be sure […]
If you knew how, would you use the conditional in this sentence? French tutor Carol Beth L. can help you find the answer… As a beginner or intermediate French speaker, you have likely come across various French verb tenses, such as le présent, passé composé, imparfait, futur, and perhaps even the subjunctive mood. These various features of French grammar express particular time frames, such as what […]
Get your uke and start strumming! Music teacher Christopher S. shares how to play five common strum patterns… In order to play any stringed instrument, such as the guitar, mandolin, or ukulele, you have to learn how to strum it. Strumming is an essential part to playing the ukulele, which gives it that true Hawaiian-Island sound. In […]
Summer’s here, so grab your guitar and set a new goal with the help of guitar teacher Jerry W.… Summer has officially arrived, which means the sun is out, the days are long, and you have plenty of opportunities to pick up and practice your guitar! Now is the time to go after those dreams you’ve had […]
Perhaps you’ve heard of Bastille Day, the French national holiday in July. Tutor Annie A. shares history and vocabulary to help you observe this holiday like the French do… The History of Bastille Day Bastille Day, or le quatorze juillet as they say in France, commemorates the storming of Bastille on July 14, 1789 by the French masses. […]
Learning the ABC’s is a great way for kids to get familiar with a new language. To help your child learn French, we created these fun French alphabet animal flashcards with audio from French tutor Carol Beth L. Scroll through the flashcards to look, listen, and practice the alphabet in French! As you practice, you […]
You might know chords and strumming patterns, but do you know these 10 ukulele facts? Uke teacher James W. has some great trivia for you… The ukuele is a universally popular instrument and a fine way to enjoy music together anywhere anytime. So, here’s a little food for thought for the next time you’re strumming one… The […]
If you’re anything like me, you’re always trying to find ways to sharpen your skills as a musician and as a bandmate. Even though you try your best, there are still days when nothing seems to go right. So I wondered, what would the absolute worst band practice really look like? Guitar teacher Jessica D. […]