Learning how to tune a guitar? Check out our updated guide for more information, how-to videos, and more! What’s the first thing you should do every time you pick up a guitar? Resist the urge to shred for a moment, and make sure you are in tune. Knowing how to tune a guitar properly will […]
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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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Get your uke and start strumming! Music teacher Christopher S. shares how to play five common ukulele strumming 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. […]
Learn some authentic Hawaiian ukulele songs with this guide on ukulele for beginners from teacher Christopher S.… When you think of the ukulele, what do you think of? My first thought is “Hawaii.” When you think of Hawaiian music, what do you think of? Naturally your answer might be Hula dancing or Elvis Presley and all […]
Did you know that Bob Barker once studied karate with Chuck Norris, or that both Meryl Streep and Ryan Gosling like to knit? Even brilliant billionaire Warren Buffet loves to play the ukulele. This fun and fast-paced video from Mental Floss will take you on a tour of the hobbies of 44 other wildly successful people, […]
Is your little one ready to learn how to play the ukulele? Try these fun, 2 chord songs from music teacher Teresa Y. to get them started… So your adorable child has an adorable new uke. Pretend jam sessions were big fun for a few days, but now what? Like in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, it’s […]
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 2017 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 […]
Learning to play an instrument is difficult enough, but what about trying to sing at the same time? It’s really not as hard as it sounds! Here, teacher Willy M. takes you through the steps to play the ukulele while singing… It doesn’t matter what instrument I teach (piano, guitar, harmonica, drums, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and […]
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 […]
The best thing about learning French is that you can call staying in and watching movies “studying”. Doesn’t that Netflix binge seem productive now? So, what’s in the study queue this month? These great French movies on Netflix are all streaming now! The Chorus (2004) PG-13 Music teacher, Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot) starts a boys […]
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 […]