Entries by Megan L.

Learning to Play Guitar: How Often Should I Take Lessons?

You’ve chosen a beautiful guitar. You have picks, a capo, a tuner, and a guitar teacher. Congratulations! You’ve begun your journey to becoming a great guitar player. But how often should you take lessons? Mastering the guitar requires blending many skills together,  and using your body and mind in unison to create music. You must perfect [...]

Learning Guitar: Understanding Minor and 7th Chords

What are minor and 7th chords anyway? TakeLessons teacher Brian T. breaks down the music theory behind building these chords… Learning guitar chords is one of the early challenges of learning the guitar. Very often a new student will find themselves presented with a host of fingering patterns that make little sense. “Why this set [...]

10 Inspiring Quotes from Famous Guitarists

They are great and successful. They have been called geniuses while alive, and their music still inspires hundreds of young musicians today. They make us understand that knowing music texts is not the only factor in becoming a legendary musician. Their contribution to the development of different music styles is hard to estimate, and today [...]

TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 1/19/15

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week: Michael E. in Dallas, TX wrote, “I have the privilege of teaching a young [...]

How to Write a Song on Guitar in 10 Simple Steps

Do you dream of expressing yourself by playing your own, original song on the guitar? The good news is, just about anyone can write a song, and these tips from Jacksonville guitar teacher James W. will have you on the “write” track… If you have a story to tell, then you have something to say [...]

15 Ways to Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever

Small changes in our daily routines can make a huge difference over time. Here are some of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make so that 2015 is your best year yet! 1. Practice gratitude. Take a moment each day to appreciate the things that are great about your life. The more you notice [...]

TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 12/22/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week: Kelvin L. in Bolingbrook, IL wrote, “I would like to congratulate Sophia H., Matt [...]

Looking Back: Our Favorite Blog Posts of 2014

2014 was an incredible year for us here at TakeLessons. Our days were packed with growth and learning, and we hope yours were too! In the past year, we expanded our service from offering just music lessons to including many, many other subjects ranging from academic tutoring and foreign languages to sports, dance, crafts, and so [...]

TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 12/15/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week: Chelsea C. in Savannah, GA wrote, “In just 6 weeks my weight loss student, [...]

NASA Makes Best Science-Themed Music Video Ever

Since the days of Schoolhouse Rock, and even before, educational songs have run the gamut from crazy catchy to super cheesy. This video from NASA, made to show off the exciting work going on in space travel is actually incredibly fun! Set to the tune of Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass”, you’ve got to [...]