Your Vocal Music Binder | How to Organize Your Sheet Music
Is your music binder a mess? Here are some tips from New York, NY voice teacher Chelsea F. for keeping things organized...
Imagine you are gathering your go-to items for your audition or lesson when you grab your binder filled with every piece of vocal sheet music you have ever owned, and suddenly the binder slips from your hands. In a split-second all your music flies into the air and is now scattered and disorganized all over the floor... That's a sure sign it's time to get
What are the Best Songs to Learn on Piano for Pop & Rock Fans?
Everyone who plays a musical instrument encounters stumbling blocks or hurdles from time to time. From beginners who have spent the last few months perfecting scales and the simple melodies in nursery rhymes all the way to professional musicians who are performing concertos in packed concert halls throughout the country, every piano player experience setbacks at some point.
Boredom from practicing the same style of music over and over is especially common - the trick is to catch that feeling be
2 Questions Every Songwriter Should Be Able to Answer
Not sure where to start when it comes to writing songs? Check out these songwriting tips from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...
I started writing songs fairly early on at age 11, but I never thought about songwriting technique until later, when I studied with teachers from Berklee College, and in Los Angeles and Nashville. I now have songs that have been played on more than 200 radio and television programs around the world, including UnderCurrents, a syndicated program that airs on mor
Exercises for Practicing Guitar Chords
There are several ways to master the technique of changing chords, so lets look at a couple of exercises using basic guitar chords. The basic guitar chords are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A, and Am. Some instructors add C7, D7, E7, G7, A7 and B7. The F chord is always the most difficult for the beginning guitar player because you hold two strings down with one finger.
Ideally, you want your basic guitar chords to sound clean and crisp no muffled strings. Keep practicing the individual chords un
What Are the Different Parts of a Violin? [Infographic]
Are you a beginner violinist? While you might be eager to start playing immediately, its important to learn the basic functions and parts of a violin. Otherwise, youll have a difficult time understanding what your violin instructor is saying when he or she asks you to keep your bow parallel to the bridge. Check out the graphic below to learn the basic parts and functions of a violin:
There you have it; those are the various different parts of a violin and their functions. Once youve