Guide to Proper Piano Hand Position [Infographic]
Learning the proper piano hand position is essential for both beginner and accomplished piano players. Below piano teacher, Ryan C. shares some tips and exercises on how to perfect your piano hand placement...
If you were to sit down at a piano right now and throw your hands on the keys, how would they land? Would your fingers be curved or flat? How would your wrist look relative to your arm? Would you feel any tension in your shoulder or would you feel relaxed?
Electric Guitar Accessories: What's in Your Gig Bag?
Got the gig? Great! Now
what should you bring? Read on to learn about the electric guitar accessories that Charleston, SC teacher Christopher A. recommends stowing in your gig bag
As you get into playing guitar, opportunities may arise to showcase your talents in a live setting. Regardless of the performance location, be it a bar, coffeehouse, or your high school gymnasium, there are a few essentials you should carry with you in your gig bag or guitar case. Making a list of items you need f
5 Contemporary Songs for the Piano, Guitar, and Voice
Practicing any song on the piano can be fun at first, but after a while playing the same songs by yourself can be a bit boring. Why not find some songs for the piano, guitar, and voice? You can perform for others in a talent show or an open mic night, or just for yourselves and have a good jam session!
With any of the songs for the piano, guitar, and voice, your music teacher can help you with some pointers, and might even be able to teach you the chords by listening to the song. Be sure to ask
How to Tune a Guitar | The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever
An out-of-tune guitar can make even the best musician sound terrible.
If you're just beginning to play, an out-of-tune guitar will be incredibly frustrating and make every note sound like a mistake. Learn how to tune a guitar like a pro and pretty soon you'll be playing like one, too.
The basic mechanics of tuning a guitar are simple.
To change a string's pitch, turn it's corresponding tuning key on the head of the guitar (hint: check out our guide to the parts of a guitar). Turning the
Expert Tips: How to Play the Violin with Accompaniment
Playing the violin with accompaniment can be difficult, as it requires different skills. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares some expert tips on how to play the violin with accompaniment...
If you want to play the violin with an accompaniment, you might find that there are a few new skills you need to develop.
When you play the violin by yourself theres no one you need to coordinate with for tempo, dynamics, and rhythm. But as soon as you add someone else to the mix, things can star