Entries by Megan L.

10 Essential Easy Guitar Chords for Beginners

Start playing songs today thanks to this lesson in guitar chords for beginners from teacher Jerry W.… You have a new guitar and you are excited to learn how to play it. So, you start looking through a chord book or looking at chord diagrams online and find yourself completely overwhelmed.  There are hundreds of […]

French Holidays: Celebrating La Fête des Rois

Learning about and celebrating French holidays is a wonderful way to understand more about French culture as you study this beautiful language. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the basics you need to know about La Fête des Rois… French Holidays: La Fête des Rois For many people in the United States, Christmas ends at midnight […]

Guitar for Beginners: 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Learning Guitar

Make this year your most musical year yet with these excellent new year’s resolutions for learning guitar for beginners by guitar teacher Kirk R.… Pick Up Your Guitar Everyday To some this may seem daunting, and to others it might sound obvious. Regardless of which side of that you’re on, getting your hands on your guitar often […]

Un, Le, Ce, or De? French Articles Explained

As an English speaker learning French, articles are little words that can still give you big problems. Since French nouns are masculine, feminine, and plural and have different articles to distinguish them, you will need to memorize at least two French articles for each English one. To help you master French articles, we’ve broken them down […]

The Ultimate Guide to Notes on a Guitar

Whether you want to learn to improvise jaw-dropping solos, play brilliant classical etudes, or anything in between, learning where to find notes on a guitar is an important step in your musical journey. How Guitar Strings Work Understanding the basic mechanics and parts of a guitar is important in understanding how to play each note on a guitar. In […]

9 Cooking Blogs To Follow For Amazing French Recipes

One of the best things about learning to speak French is the opportunity to enjoy amazing French food! Even if you don’t have plans to travel to France anytime soon, you can still take a culinary journey in your own kitchen. These nine French cooking blogs are absolute must-follows for foodie francophiles! Check out classic […]

50 French Quotes to Inspire and Delight You

From life to love to art, there are many French quotes that can inspire and delight you, and maybe even help you study this beautiful language! French Quotes About Life The French have a unique and lovely perspective on life. Plus, even hard life lessons sound better in French! 1. À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible. -Jacques […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Guitar Chord Progressions

Learning to play the guitar is a task that’s undertaken by thousands, if not millions of people each and every year. The guitar, as the second most popular musical instrument in the world (right behind the piano at number one), is the peoples’ choice for a myriad of reasons. Most commonly, however, people decide they want […]

How to Read Guitar Tabs Like a Pro

Guitars can stand alone or accompany other instruments. They are versatile, at times simple and can be very complex—they can also give you a lifetime of learning opportunities. It’s many singer-songwriters’ favorite instrument, and typically one of the lead instruments in a band. Many people dream of playing the guitar, and there are several different ways […]