All in Order: Tricks for Identifying Key Signatures
What are the "keys" to identifying different key signatures? Read on for some great tips from Tucson, AZ teacher Lourdes C...
In reading music, there are a few things that give musicians the biggest headaches. One major migraine-maker is determining keys from the key signature and then remembering the order of sharps and flats. This chart gives musicians a quick way to help with identifying key signatures.
Key Signatures at a Glance
Major sharps: the name of the key can be fou
Do Rate My Voice Websites Help or Hurt Singers?
If you're wondering, "Am I a good singer?", you may be tempted to get advice and input from the Internet via one of the many "rate my voice" type of websites. Here, Liz T. explains the pros and cons of going this route...
Many singers are curious to know what kind of feedback they'll receive if they post a video or clip of themselves singing on a rate my voice website, such as midomi.com, singist.com, and even YouTube. I'm here to tell you the pros and cons of these websites and how
Guitar for Beginners: 5 New Years Resolutions for Learning Guitar
Make this year your most musical year yet with these excellent new years resolutions for learning guitar for beginners by guitar teacher Kirk R....
Pick Up Your Guitar Everyday
To some this may seem daunting, and to others it might sound obvious.
Regardless of which side of that youre on, getting your hands on your guitar often is an important step in learning, especially when youre just starting out.
This is true in most other areas of study as well, but if youre learning to wa
10 Most Popular Piano Pieces to Play
When you're learning how to play the piano, which songs are the go-to, must-learn pieces to add to your repertoire? Here, take a look at ten of the most popular piano pieces to play, as compiled by Brooklyn teacher Jennifer K...
Most people begin to play the piano because of a song they have heard, that they want to play. Piano is the most popular instrument to study because it has the largest range and is one of the most accessible instruments. Many simply love the sound and mo
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) are already accounted for, these are some good suggestions, either to pick up for yourself or as a holiday gift. Most of these can be found in the $10-$50 range.
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