5 Crazy Piano Performances You Have to See to Believe
Think only rock guitarists burn their instruments? Or that flying performances are reserved exclusively for singers playing Peter Pan? Think again! These famous piano players are breaking all the rules with their unbelievable performances.
Pianist Yosuke Yamashita wanted to create a performance that would capture his passion for the piano. So, in the course of this nearly 10-minute performance, his piano was set on fire and he played until the strings are burned out and wi
Lace Up: How to Train Your Voice Like an Athlete
Singers, youre more like an athlete than you might think. Sound crazy? Here, Los Angeles voice teacher Lorna E. shows how you can train your voice with that in mind
Have you ever thought of signing up for a marathon if youre the type that gets tired running for five minutes? Id say most people wouldnt take a chance like that.
Many singers, though, believe that they are ready to perform for hours in gigs or rehearsals even without any previous vocal technique endurance. Asking a person t
Learning to Play Guitar: How Often Should I Take Lessons?
You've chosen a beautiful guitar. You have picks, a capo, a tuner, and a guitar teacher. Congratulations! You've begun your journey to becoming a great guitar player. But how often should you take lessons?
Mastering the guitar requires blending many skills together, and using your body and mind in unison to create music. You must perfect your muscle memory and fine motor skills, while remembering many chords, chord progressions, and how to find particular notes on your guitar. Playing electr
Blues Guitar Basics: How to Play a Blues Shuffle
Ready to learn to play blues guitar? This lesson from guitar teacher James W. is the perfect place to start...
What is a shuffle, anyway? A shuffle is a rhythm of 8th notes played in triplets, essentially playing 3/4 time over a 4/4 beat to make the music swing.
Blues, pop, jazz, and rock musicians all use the shuffle. The blues shuffle is a fun pattern that is simple to absorb into your playing across many genres of music. Think of pop, rock, big band, and blues as being a part of the sam
Practice Tips: Vocal Warm-Ups & Technique
Structuring your vocal warm-ups and practice between lessons can make a huge impact on your success. Here, Bloomfield, NJ teacher Zachary B. shares some helpful tips...
In my experience, many students make progress during a lesson and often return to the next lesson with the new skills forgotten. Merely practicing songs, without specific structure usually leads to singing the song repeatedly. While this does familiarize you with the song, it does not help you improve from a technical stan