Where is the Best Place in the House to Put a Piano?
Buying a piano is a big investment -- so it's important to care for it so it will last for years. Learn what to keep in mind for piano placement in this guest post by teacher Timothy S...
So you went and splurged on your first piano. Even though you can't exactly play the piano right now. Or maybe you can and your purchase is less a splurge than an investment because some initial lessons have convinced you that some real musical talent resides in your home. Even few of those w
8 Essential Piano Chords Every Pianist Needs to Know
Once you've memorized the notes on the piano, it's time to put them together to create piano chords! Here, Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L. reviews the eight chords to master first...
Except for most minimalist or avant-garde of styles, every musical genre is based on chords. From Mozart's piano concertos to the Beatles' hits, chords are foundational. Memorizing them is essential to songwriting, reading new music, and understanding the theory beyond the basics of piano. The f
3 Steps for Reigniting Your Childs Interest in Piano Learning
Is your once-enthused child suddenly losing interest in the piano? Read on as Oakland Gardens, NY teacher Ophelia T. shares three steps to take before it's too late...
I dont want to learn piano anymore! Its boring! I always have to practice the same thing over and over again! Im sick and tired of it! an 11-year-old boy shouts to his parents.
This is a common case scenario for many parents and children who have taken piano lessons, and it can be due to several reasons.
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.
Celebrating the World's Most Famous Guitar | Infographic
The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 this year, and she's still rocking out! Many classic songs have been played on this great guitar and in the years to come, we're likely to hear many more.
To honor the Stratocaster's legacy, Alberto Lucas Lopez created this great infographic. Learn more about the Strat's distinctive features and see famous Strats in history!
Now we want to hear from you: Have you ever played a Stratocaster? What would be your dream guitar? Tell us all about it in the c