3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try
Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you'll want to explore...
It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create new songs over the course of her 50 year career in popular song. She was able to be remarkably inventive in her playing simply by experimenting with the guitars tuning.
How to Find the Lyrics and Chords for Your Favorite Songs
When you're learning to play an instrument, sometimes it's tough to get motivated to practice - especially if youre playing songs and exercises that dont really excite you. When you start playing your favorite songs, though, you might find yourself able to get into your music a bit more. There are many ways to find the lyrics and chords to your favorite songs, but not all of them are simple, and sometimes you might end up more frustrated trying to track down lyrics or chords than you would be
3 Things Nobody Told Me About Beginning Guitar
What are the secrets guitarists might not tell you about beginning guitar? Guitar teacher Matthew K. shares his discoveries about the guitar from early in his musical journey...
I remember the day I went to the store with my father and picked up my first guitar. It was an Ibenez Stagestar with a tiny 10 watt Crate amp, and I couldnt have been more excited to get home and try it out. Dreams of being on stage in front of thousands filled my mind, but I knew it would be hard work just to get co
How to Start Singing Professionally: 3 Tips for Networking
When youre an aspiring singer, sometimes it feels like getting your foot in the door is an impossible task. Understanding how to start singing professionally can take some time to figure out. But in reality, if you have the skills, information, and knowledge, you can make your way into the music industry more easily than you think! You might not start at the top, but like any profession, you can work your way up.
One of the key elements to landing any job is networking. Youll often hear thing
How to Practice Piano Arpeggios | Tips and Exercises
Don't forget about piano arpeggios when you sit down to practice! Here, Helendale, CA teacher Sylvia S. shares her tips for playing and practicing them...
One of the great masters of 20th century piano showmanship was Liberace, otherwise known as the Elvis of piano performance. Liberaces trademarks were wildly ostentatious outfits, candelabras atop the piano, and dramatic, finger-tangling sweeps across the keyboard of a grand piano. Those dramatic sweeps, known as arpeggios, ar