Entries by Suzy S., TakeLessons Blog Manager

Key Tools and Tips for Guitar Care and Maintenance

A guitar is a big investment — so make sure you’re taking good care of your instrument! Learn some important tips for electric and acoustic guitar maintenance in this guest post by Jacksonville, FL teacher James W…   We have a saying in the artist community: “Take care of your tools and they will take care of [...]

What Other Musicianship Skills Do Singers Need?

Are you a singer who wants to be a more well-rounded musician? Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. shares what you should be working on beyond the necessary vocal techniques…   When you sign up for voice lessons, you have certain expectations about the things you’ll learn: how to breathe, get better high and low notes, etc. You’ll [...]

5 Piano Exercises That Target Your Left Hand

As you’re playing the piano, does it feel like your left hand just can’t keep up with the right? Here, Corona, CA teacher Milton J. shares a few piano exercises to add to your practice to target this common struggle… The dreaded left hand. The hand with a mind of its own, the hand that lags behind [...]

How Hard is the GMAT, Really?

How hard is the GMAT, really? Find out the insider scoop in this guest post by online tutor Marcus S…   New students and prospective students planning to go to grad school to get an MBA (or other advanced business degree) often ask me, how hard is the GMAT, really? Some people say it’s hard, [...]

7 of the Best Bass Guitar Songs

Dreaming of playing the bass? Get inspired with this list of the best bass guitar songs, as chosen by Jamaica Plain, MA teacher Christopher S… This article is written for all those bass players out there who are looking for their staple bass lines in the musical world. I am a guitarist, however, I began [...]

15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Guitar Players

Need some holiday gift ideas? Check out the best gifts for guitar players in this guest post by Los Angeles, CA guitar teacher Nils B…   It’s the time of the year when most retailers offer some pretty decent discounts on a variety of gear. Assuming the basics (picks, tuner, strap, gig bag/case, cable, and amp) [...]